Francesca Dego (violin)

Francesca Dego (violin)

Some of the program:

Beethoven - Violin sonata in Es, on. 12, no. 3

Schumann - Violin sonata in A, op. 105

Szymanowski - Three Paganini Capriccio's, on. 40


Golden duo

Violinist Francesca Dego and pianist Francesca Leonardi have formed a golden duo for almost fifteen years. They played together for the first time when they were still at the conservatory, and continued to do so. "There was an instant click. We have the same approach to rehearsing and interpreting music. That's very important, because as a duo you work closely together day after day", says Francesca Dego about her collaboration with Francesca Leonardi.


Francesca Dego

They have also more than earned their spurs independently of each other. Diplomas in Milan and London, a contract with the prestigious Deutsche Grammophon record label, several acclaimed albums, performances with prominent orchestras: violinist Francesca Dego (1989) has achieved staggeringly much for her age. No wonder that everywhere she plays, people barely talk about her beautiful sound, her compelling performance and her perfect technique. This is partly due to the beautiful instruments she plays, an ex-Ricci Guarneri del Gesù from 1734 and the Francesco Ruggeri from 1697.


Francesca Leonardi

"Accurate" and "crystal clear": these are striking features that the Italian press attributes to Francesca Leonardi's beautiful piano playing. This is more than justified, because Francesca Leonardi is one of the greatest Italian pianists of her generation. She has won fourteen first prizes at national and international competitions. The general public got to know Francesca Leonardi during the 2014 World Cup, when she played during the opening ceremony in Theatro Municipal of Rio de Janeiro.


Beethoven, Schumann and Szymanowski

In the Edesche Concert Hall, Francesca Dego and Francesca Leonardi share their musical passion for the romantic violin sonatas of Beethoven, Schumann and their compatriot Ottorino Respighi. It is music full of warm-blooded melodies and long lines. In Karol Szymanowski's famous Paganini Capriccio both Francesca's push the limits of their technical mastery. Fireworks insured!


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Saturday 23 November 2019, 20:00

Violinist Francesca Dego and pianist Francesca Leonardi form a dream combination and you can hear that in their extremely fine ensemble playing. In the Edesche Concert Hall they share their passion for romantic violin sonatas by Beethoven and Schumann. In music by their compatriot Ottorino Respighi and Karol Szymanowski's famous Paganini Capriccio the warmth of the Italian sun breaks through. Experience a wonderful sequel to their Dutch debut in the Edesche Concert Hall

When and where

Begin time:
Saturday 23 November 2019, 20:00

The Edesche Concert Hall. Unheard of acoustics, intimate beauty, one of the most beautiful concert grand pianos in the Netherlands with the very best musicians. From one hour before the start of the concert you are welcome in the Edesche Concert Hall, for example for a cup of coffee in advance. Please note: during the performance we do not grant access to the concert hall The Edesche Concertzaal is unsubsidized and is made possible by Eskes Media / DagjeWeg.NL.

  • Many payment options online;
  • Stage Gift Card OK, also online;
  • Free coffee/drinks/breakfasts;
  • Free wardrobe;
  • Free luxury program magazine;
  • Free and paid parking in the vicinity;
  • ECLive! Listen to the concert again in high quality afterwards (at selected concerts);
  • Enjoy the Edesche Concert Hall Diner at the adjacent atmospheric restaurant Buitenzorg;
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Edesche Concertzaal

Amsterdamseweg 9, Ede

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