Three Bach Suites for Violoncello Solo

Event Details

Kay Meek Centre

Tanya Tomkins: Three Bach Suites for Violoncello Solo

Sunday, September 22, 2013 3:00PM

Early Music Vancouver Series tickets:
Adults $93 | Under 35 $27 (for all three performances)

Available by phone at 604-981-6335

Tickets: Adult $36 | 35 years or Under $18

Pre-concert chat with host Matthew White at 2:15

The 6 Suites for Unaccompanied Violoncello by JS Bach are highlights in the literature of the instrument. Tanya Tomkins, one of North America’s foremost performers on the baroque cello, will perform Suites 1, 2 & 5 in this recital.

Tanya Tomkins, a virtuoso on both the Baroque and modern cello, is equally at home playing a Bach cello suite in an intimate house concert or anchoring the cello section as principal cellist of the internationally renowned Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra on concert stages around the world. NRC Handelsblad (The Netherlands) describes her as “a cellist with a very special and unusual intensity,” and the Cleveland Plain Dealer calls her “a performer who combines an intense dramatic fire with Apollonian poise.”

Tomkins studied in the Netherlands with renowned cellist and early music specialist Anner Bylsma. She received her Soloist Diploma from The Royal Conservatory of Music at The Hague. Living in Europe for 14 years, she immersed herself in the study of early music and particularly music of the Baroque period. She founded the Trio d’Amsterdam, which toured extensively throughout Europe and subsequently made its New York debut at the Frick Collection.

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