Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota Presents Edgar Moreau, Cello with Jessica Xylina Osborne, Piano

February 12  Faith Lutheran Church

This French “musketeer of the bow” captivates audiences around the world with his effortless virtuosity and dynamic performances.

“Edgar Moreau captivates all those who hear him. Behind his boyish looks lies a performer of rare maturity. He is equally at ease in a chamber ensemble, as a soloist with orchestra or in recital, and his facility and pose are simply astounding.” – Diapason

 

(Sarasota, Florida) Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota presents Edgar Moreau, cello, with Jessica Xylina Osborne, piano, February 12, 3:00 p.m., at Faith Lutheran Church, 7750 Beneva Road, Sarasota. The duo’s program, “French Connection,” features Beethoven’s Sonata No 2 in G Minor, Op. 5, No. 2, Poulenc’s Sonata for Cello and Piano, FP 143, Eric Tanguy’s “Spirale,” and Brahms’ Sonata No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 38.  Tickets are $30 (general seating), and are available at www.artistseriesconcerts.org or by calling 941-306-1202. Student tickets, for $10, are available at the door. The recital is part of the French Festival of Music, a community-wide tribute to the music, composers and culture of France, February 12 through March 24. For a complete schedule of events visit www.artistseriesconcerts.org.

Called the “rising star of the French cello,” and a “musketeer of the bow,” 24-year-old Paris native Edgar Moreau consistently captivates audiences with his effortless virtuosity and dynamic performances. Last year, Moreau was named “Solo Instrumentalist of the Year” by France’s Victoires de la Musique and was recently selected as one of the European Concert Hall Organization’s 2016-2017 Rising Stars. Moreau is represented by Young Concert Artists, a non-profit organization that has been fostering the careers of young and gifted musicians since 1961.

“Young Concert Artists discovers and launches the careers of exceptional young musicians from all over the world,” says Joseph Holt, director of artist programs for Artist Series Concerts. “We’ve established a meaningful connection with YCA—and will continue to feature the organization’s artists in years to come.”

Hailed by the Washington Post as a pianist “with a refreshing mellowness and poetic touch” after her debut with the National Symphony Orchestra, Jessica Xylina Osborne is called one of the most intensely expressive and passionate artists of her generation. A soloist, collaborator, chamber musician, and teacher, Osborne has collaborated with some of the world’s most distinguished performing musicians and has performed widely in the United States, Europe, and the Far East, including performances in such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Seoul Arts Center. Radio broadcasts include NPR’s Performance Today, WQXR in New York, and WGMS in Washington, D.C., among others.

Moreau and Osborne will also participate in SILL’s “Musical Conversations” with June LeBell, Monday, February 13, 10:30 a.m., at Church of the Palms, 3224 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota; and with Joseph Holt, the same day, 3 p.m., at Venice Presbyterian Church, 825 The Rialto, in Venice. A special $8 discount for Artist Series Concert ticket holders will be offered at the door with an ASC ticket stub. For details about the SILL events, visit www.sillsarasota.org.