Duos & Solos – Rohan de Saram, cello & Will Sleath, flute
Tate St Ives – Friday 1 March 7pm
Tickets £15: www.tate.org.uk / 020 7887 8888
Rohan de Saram and Will Sleath have played and recorded together in the ensemble Dreamtiger, and have a trio with pianist Tim Carey. This recital is their first appearance as a duo.
Rohan was born in the UK to Sri Lankan parents. He studied with Barbirolli and Casals, made his Carnegie Hall concerto debut with the New York Philharmonic in 1960, played for three decades with the Arditti Quartet, has worked with Kodály, Shostakovich, Poulenc and Walton and has had countless works written for him. His many recordings include Vivaldi's sonatas, Britten's cello suites and Mayer's Ragamalas and Prabhanda.
Will specialises in period and ethnic flutes and in contemporary music, and has worked in Sweden, Germany and Britain, including with Göttinger Symphonieorchester, Östgöta Blåsarsymfoniker, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, and in the West End production of Lion King. He has recorded for radio, TV and disc.
Hilary Tann – Llef (1988/1990)
Barbara Kolb – Extremes (1989)
John Tavener – Akhmatova songs for alto flute & cello (1993)
Zoltán Kodály – Allegro molto vivace for solo cello from op. 8 (1915)
Heitor Villa-Lobos – Adagio from The Jet Whistle (1950)
Asha Srinivasan – Dviraag (2009) (UK première)
Johann Sebastian Bach – Sonata in E major BWV 1035 (1741)
Douglas Young – The Little Horse (2012) (world première)
Francis Silkstone – Raga Duo for bass flute & cello (2009) (UK première)
Ástor Piazzolla – Tango study No. 2 for solo flute (1987)
Reza Vali – Folk Songs Set No. 9 for cello & piccolo, concert, alto and bass flutes (1991) (UK première)