Veronika Eberle’s performance at the finale of the APO’s Splendour of Beethoven series is a rare and exciting opportunity to hear the “extravagantly gifted” violin prodigy play outside of her native Germany.
Eberle performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto at the final concert of the Splendour of Beethoven Series on Thursday, 10 July at 8pm.
At just 19-years-old, Eberle has already debuted with the Berlin Philharmonic. Her performance prompted Principal Conductor Sir Simon Rattle to declare, “Veronika Eberle is one of the most extravagantly gifted young musicians I’ve heard. It’s possible she could become one of Europe’s most important artists.”
Because of her age, Eberle’s schedule is carefully managed and she rarely plays outside of Europe’s concert halls; her performance with the APO is her first ever Australasian appearance and a coup for the orchestra.
The young virtuoso performs Beethoven’s monumental violin concerto under the baton of Swiss-born Baldur Brönnimann, known to Aucklanders for his electrifying interpretations of Mussorgsky and Brahms in the orchestra’s 2007 season.
The concert and series finale also sees a performance of Beethoven’s mighty fifth symphony. With its iconic opening motif, the piece is arguably the most well known and influential composition in all Western music.
“Beethoven’s fifth is the perfect way to close our Splendour Series,” says APO Chief Executive, Barbara Glaser. “The piece encapsulates the immense genius of the one of New Zealand’s, and the world’s, best loved composers.”
A limited number of single tickets to Splendour of Beethoven Concert 3 ($20-$95) are available from Ticketek, Ph 09 307 5139, www.ticketek.co.nz.