Guido Sant’Anna / Martina Consonni

Works by George Enescu, Maurice Ravel, Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst and Franz Schubert – Teatime Classics

Martina Consonni
Martina Consonni © Cosimo Sanitate
Laeiszhalle Hamburg
Laeiszhalle Hamburg © Maxim Schulz

From virtuosic to the Blues

Guido Sant’Anna »has charisma, stage presence and an astonishing maturity and depth in his playing,« wrote the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung after the young Brazilian violinist had opened the Rheingau Music Festival in 2023 together with the hr-Sinfonieorchester. Be it large concert stages or prestigious competitions – at not even 20 years old, Guido Sant’Anna wins over audiences, the press and judges equally. With Martina Consonni, sponsored by star pianist Sir András Schiff, who celebrated her debut at the Elbphilharmonie in 2024, he presents a programme from Schubert to Ravel, which entertains both with breakneck virtuosity and expansive melody arcs – and even blues. Both Guido Sant’Anna and Martina Consonni study at the prestigious Kronberg Academy.

Culinary offerings before the concert

Enjoy the concert with the young talents even more after savouring some refreshments beforehand. Head to the Brahms Foyer from 15:00 to 15:45 for coffee, tea and cake. Please note that the way from the Recital Hall to the Brahms Foyer is not wheelchair accessible and that the number of seats is limited.

Guido Sant’Anna was born in São Paulo, Brazil, in 2005. He achieved international recognition when he was the first South American violinist to win the prestigious International Fritz Kreisler Competition in 2022. A historic success had already preceded this triumph in Vienna in 2018 when he was the first Brazilian violinist to be invited to the International Yehudi Menuhin Competition in Geneva and won both the audience prize and the chamber music prize. In October 2022, he filled in for Christian Tetzlaff at the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen in São Paulo for which he received rave reviews.

Praised for her innate musicality and overwhelming sensitivity, combined with exceptional instrumental technique and brilliant sound, Martina Consonni has established herself as one of the most promising young pianists of her generation. Born in Como in 1997, she achieved two Masters degrees at the Pavia Conservatory and at the HMTM in Hanover. She also received a Masters degree in chamber music at the National Academy »Santa Cecilia« in Rome and an Artist Diploma at the Barenboim-Said Akademie in Berlin under Sir András Schiff. She has been selected to participate in several master classes where she encountered musicians of international standing, such as Daniel Barenboim, Kirill Gerstein, Steven Isserlis and Christoph Eschenbach.

Performers

Guido Sant’Anna violin

Martina Consonni piano

Programme

George Enescu
Ménétrier / from: Impressions d’enfance for Violin and Piano, Op. 28

Maurice Ravel
Sonata in G major for Violin and Piano

Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst
Grand Caprice after Schubert’s »Der Erlkönig«

Franz Schubert
Fantasy for Violin and Piano in C major, D 934

Estimated end time

approx. 17:15

Supporting programme

Sat, 8 Feb 2025 15:00
Coffee, tea and cake before the concert, Laeiszhalle, Brahms-Foyer

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Teatime Classics

Series

Young Artists

Promoter: HamburgMusik

Supported by Cyril und Jutta A. Palmer Stiftung

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Before the concert and during intermissions

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