Lukas Vondracek / Irene Kim

Augustin Dumay’s Brahms #2

with Augustin Dumay, Lorenzo Gatto, Lukas Vondracek, Miguel da Silva, Henri Demarquette & Louis Lortie

Brahms refrained from writing symphonies and string quartets for years, believing Beethoven to be the high-water mark in these genres. It was only when he was 43 years old that he published his First Symphony which was promptly heralded as “Beethoven's Tenth”. Beethoven’s spell was broken and Brahms became world famous. The chamber music played during this concert dates from the years in which he firmly established his name and fame as a composer. For the occasion, Augustin Dumay invites pianist Lukaš Vondraček, winner of the Queen Elisabeth Competition 2016, to perform the music.

Flagey, Brussels Chamber Music Festival