Tuesday, 1 May 2018
Bella Hristova & Michael Houstoun - The Beethoven Violin Sonatas

Michael Houstoun and Bella Hristova

Michael Houstoun and Bella Hristova Photo: RNZ/Tim Dodd

Bulgarian violinist, Bella Hristova won the Michael Hill International Violin Competition in 2007 and the following year, as part of her prize, she toured New Zealand with Michael Houstoun in a series of concerts for Chamber Music New Zealand.

This tour marks a nine year reunion between the two and was born of their mutual passion for Beethoven and the realisation that they enjoyed a remarkable shared vision of this music.

Hristova and Houstoun performed the ten Beethoven Violin Sonatas at three concerts in two days at Auckland Town Hall in September 2017.

Interview with Bella Hristova about this tour.

Bella Hristova and Michael Houstoun present the complete sonatas for violin and piano

(1) BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonatas No 3 in E flat Op 12/3; No 8 in G Op 30/3; No 2 in A Op 12/2; No 7 in C minor Op 30/2

(A Chamber Music New Zealand recital recorded in Auckland Town Hall by RNZ)