with Francesca Leonardi

Sunday 29 January
The Old Swan Hotel | Harrogate | 11am

This event has now taken place.

£18 tickets are situated in the Ballroom and front rows of the Garden Room, and £16.50 seats are situated towards the rear of the Garden Room.

Book for all 4 remaining Sunday Series concerts and receive a 10% discount.

Please note that all transactions are subject to a £1.75 booking fee

BOX OFFICE: 01423 562 303

Regularly appearing with the world’s leading orchestras, Francesca Dego is quickly developing into one of the most sought-after young violinists on the international scene. Francesca is winner of numerous national and international competitions, and in 2008 garnered widespread attention for being the first Italian female prizewinner of the renowned “Paganini Competition” in Genoa since 1961. In addition she was awarded the “Enrico Costa” prize for having been the youngest finalist. Joined by regular collaborator Francesca Leonardi, the pair perform a selection of rousing music for violin and piano.

Beethoven Violin Sonata No.9 in A major, Op.47 “Kreutzer”
Respighi Violin Sonata in B minor
Castelnuovo-Tedesco “Figaro” from the “Barber of Seville”, for violin and piano

“…her playing is so smooth and supple, as she makes some of the world’s most pyrotechnic-style violin moves with grace and ease, that you can even forget the difficulty factor…” The Fresno Bee

Harrogate International Festivals aims to encourage young people to engage with the arts through our ‘Library of Live’ programme. A limited number of FREE tickets for under 16’s are available for each Sunday Series concert. Please contact the festival office for more details.