15 June / 19:00
Philharmonic Hall
Amihai Grosz (alt, Israel) and Kim Sunwook (piano, South Korea)
With the support of the Embassy of the State of Israel in Russia


F. Schubert - Sonata for Arpeggio and Piano in A Minor, D 821
E. Partosh - In Memoriam (for viola and piano)
D. Shostakovich - Sonata for Viola and Piano in C Major, Op. 147



Amihai Grosz is the founder of the famous Jerusalem Quartet, the head of the viola branch of the Berlin Philharmonic, a famous soloist.


He has performed at top concert venues such as Concertgebau in Amsterdam, Tonhalle Zurich, Wigmore Hall in London, and at festivals around the world, including the Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Evian, Verbier and Delft festivals and the BBC Proms.


Highlights of the 2019/20 season include performances with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alexander Vedernikov, the Auvergne Orchestra with Roberto Fores Veses and the Berlin Philharmonic under the direction of Zubin Meta, as well as fruitful collaboration in the framework of chamber music projects with Janine Jansen, Daisin Kasimoto, Julian Shtekel, Claudio Bohorkes and Eric Le Sage.


This season, Amihai Grosz, together with pianist Kim Sunwook, will release a joint album with works by Schubert, Partosh and Shostakovich for viola and piano.


Amihai Gross plays the viola Gasparo da Salo in 1570.


Kim Sunwook is one of the best pianists of his generation. He gained worldwide recognition by winning the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition in 2006, when he was only 18 years old, becoming the youngest winner in 40 years and the first Asian winner.


He has performed with leading world orchestras, including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, the North German Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the French Philharmon.


He regularly plays at Wigmore Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Paris Philharmonic and the Champs Elysees, and takes part in various festivals.