Photo: Davide Cerati

This week Francesca Dego returns to Japan for a concerto performance as well as duo recitals. Starting her tour at Suntory Hall, she performs the Violin Concerto by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari together with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Daniele Rustioni. Francesca is a major proponent of the concerto, which she has toured around the world and which she recorded for Deutsche Grammophon in 2017. This concert marks her debut performance with the orchestra.

Following this she is joined by pianist Francesca Leonardi for a number of recitals, including a performance at Musashino Civic Cultural Hall. Their duo programme features Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata as well as a second half influenced by their Italian home country, for example in Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne and in Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Figaro and Rosina Variations on Rossini’s Barber of Seville.

Celebrated for her sonorous tone, compelling interpretations and flawless technique, Francesca Dego is quickly becoming one of the most sought after young violinists on the international scene. Signed in 2012 by Deutsche Grammophon, her debut album of Paganini’s 24 Caprices and a subsequent complete survey of Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas received critical acclaim. Autumn 2017 saw the release of her highly anticipated first concerto disc featuring works by Paganini and Wolf-Ferrari.

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