Khatia Buniatishvili returns to the Easter Festival as part of a duo with another Aix regular, the flautist Emmanuel Pahud. The pianist, born in Georgia, is known for her fiery temperament; Emmanuel Pahud was admitted to the prestigious Berlin Philharmonic at the tender age of 22 and is a peerless flautist.
The tandem will delight audiences with a virtuoso and poetic performance of pieces from the romantics (Schubert, Schumann and Franck). To pay homage to Debussy, they will play a transcription of the fabulously impressionist Prélude. And Emmanuel Pahud will play his sensual and lyrical solo for flute, Syrinx.
Emmanuel Pahud, flute
Khatia Buniatishvili, piano
- Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
- Fantasiestücke, op. 73
- Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
- Introduction and Variations on « Trockne Blumen », D 802
- Claude Debussy (1862–1918)
- Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
- César Franck (1822-1890)
- Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano (transcription)