Infinity Festival — Two Pianos and Drums

Gare du Nord
Wednesday, 29 March

The Basel Infinity Festival will take place for the fourth time this spring. This young festival has already firmly established itself in Basel's music and cultural landscape and is far more than "just" a classical music festival—it deliberately explores the boundaries of classical music and creates an incomparable atmosphere with original, cross-disciplinary concerts. In addition to top-class national and international artists, the Basel Infinity Festival also offers young musicians the opportunity to present themselves to the public. The unique combination of classical music with literature, ethnic folk music, and dance reaches a broad audience.
Brahms' Quintet in F minor for Piano and String Quartet is one of the most famous and popular chamber music works. Rarely is it performed in its original form—as a sonata for two pianos. In this duo version, the brilliant piece shows its intimate side and captivates with an unheard-of dialogue dynamic. Bartók's Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion picks up this dynamic in the second part of the concert and continues it with the experimental energy of the 20th century. Matthias Würsch, an outstanding performer and professor at HSM Basel, will be on percussion. The Belarusian rising star Denis Linnik takes over the first piano part. His great solo recitals in Switzerland and performances with the Sinfonieorchester Basel have received great attention. With Claudio Martínez Mehner the quartet is completed by one of the most outstanding and thrilling pianists of today's piano world. As an HSM professor, he is one of the most sought-after music educators on the classical music scene.
Tickets are CHF 25 for adults and CHF 15 for people under age 28.


Gare du Nord
Schwarzwaldallee 200
4058 Basel

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