Tuesday, 4 December 2018
Bella Hristova & Michael Houstoun play Beethoven

The third of three programmes in which Bella Hristova and Michael Houstoun play the complete Violin Sonatas by Beethoven.

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.

Chamber Music New Zealand - Beethoven Festival

Beethoven: Violin Sonata No 1 in D Op 12/1; Violin Sonata No 4 in A minor Op 23; Violin Sonata No 9 in A Op 47, Kreutzer

Bella Hristova (violin), Michael Houstoun (piano)

Recorded in Auckland Town Hall by RNZ