Peter Klatzow – Sonata for Cello and Piano
Shostakovich – Cello Sonata op 40
Cellist Peter Martens holds a PhD from Stellenbosch University where he studied in his formative years with Dalena Roux before studying with Heidi Litschauer at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. He currently holds the position of Director of the Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival. He is a member of the Amici String Quartet, enjoys chamber music with amongst others, Leon Bosch (double bass), David Juritz (violin), Benjamin Schmid (violin) and Leslie Howard (piano) Concerto engagements have resulted in collaborations with a number of fine conductors including Victor Yampolsky, Bernard Gueller, Douglas Boyd, Wolfram Christ, Nicholas Cleobury and Jonas Alber. He has participated in festivals in Russia, Holland, Salzburg, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Portugal as well has having performed in the U.K. and U.S.A.
This programme includes Shostakovich’s Cello Sonata and Peter Klatzow’s Sonata for Cello and Piano, a work with a strong sense of tonality (although extended very considerably) and a clear use of melodic shapes.
Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall