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Paganini a Castello Durini

In cooperation with the International Violin Competition “Premio Paganini”

Full Price: € 60.00 + booking costs

Castello Durini

Thursday July 18th, 2024 at 08:30 PM

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The title of this concert is a promise of violin fireworks—which is kept. We shall listen to two of the great Genoese’s most famous acrobatic pieces, La Campanella and I Palpiti, separated by Eugène Ysaÿe’s little-known bravura violin piece, built on a previous bravura piano piece by Saint-Saëns. However, the proceedings are opened by a composition displaying opposite qualities, Fauré’s Sonata, Op. 13, which has little that is virtuosic, except perhaps in that sparkling third movement, but is chock-full of brilliant melodic ideas.

Simon Zhu, violin
Winner of the 57th International Violin Competition “Premio Paganini

Han-Wen (Jennifer) Yu, piano


Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
First Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 13:
Allegro molto
Allegro vivo
Allegro quasi Presto


Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840)
La Campanella, from the Second Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 7, transcribed by Fritz Kreisler

Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931)
Caprice d’après l’ “Étude en forme de valse” de Saint-Saëns 

Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840)
“I palpiti”, Theme and Variations, Op. 13

Useful Info:

The concert is held outdoors.

Ticket Rates:
– Full Price: € 60.00 + booking costs
– Reduced rates: see discounts

Entrance to the venue:
The ticket office opens one hour before the concert.
Admission from the access gates is allowed twenty minutes before the start of the concert.

Approximate duration of the event:
50 min + intermission

How to reach Castello Durini by car:
The castle is located at Fabbrica Durini, in Alzate Brianza (CO). The entrance by car is from Via Manzoni (see map), continue for 200 m along Via Carbusate, then turn into the first street on the left, Via Castello, which leads to the private car park inside the property.

In case of bad weather:
In case of bad weather, the concert will be held in the inner halls of Castello Durini.

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The audience is advised that photos and audio/video footage may be taken during the event by LacMus Festival staff for promotion and marketing purposes for the exclusive use of the festival.