The Young Artists Showcase first introduced violist Veit Hertenstein in 2011, as first-prize winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions. In advance of his New York debut at the Kaufman Center on Feb. 12, we’ll hear some of his recent live performances from Germany.
First, the haunting Intermezzo by Nino Rota, then a rare performance of Rebecca Clarke’s Viola Sonata, followed by two pieces by pianist Chelsea Wang, silver medalist at last year’s New York International Piano Competition. Wang’s performances of Chopin and Kapustin were recorded live in Ossening at a Young Artists Series named for host Bob Sherman’s mother, Nadia Reisenberg.
Nino Rota: Intermezzo
— Veit Hertenstein, viola; Hans Jacob Staemmler, piano. Recorded at Philharmonic Hall in Essen, Germany.
Rebecca Clarke: Sonata for Viola and Piano
— Veit Hertenstein, viola; Kerstin Mörk, piano. Recorded at Philharmonic Hall in Essen, Germany.
Chopin: Rondo in E-Flat Major, Op. 16
Nikolai Kapustin: Variations, Op. 41
— Chelsea Wang, piano. Recorded at the Ossining Public Library in New York.