Baroque Orchestra “Il Pomo d’Oro” Presents Edgar Moreau
JOHANN ADOLF HASSE – Fugue and Grave in G minor
GIOVANNI BENEDETTO PLATTI – Concerto for cello, strings and basso continuo in D major, D-WD 650
FRANCESCO DURANTE – Concerto for strings No. 2 in G minor
ANTONIO VIVALDI – Concerto for cello, strings and basso continuo in A minor, RV 419
JOHANN ADOLF HASSE – Sinfonia in G minor, Op. 5 No. 6
GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN – Divertimento in B flat major, TWV 50:23
LUIGI BOCCHERINI – Concerto for cello and strings in D major, G. 479
Lithuania hosts first visit of the International Baroque Orchestra Il Pomo d’Oro, founded in 2012 in Italy. It is characterised by an authentic, dynamic interpretation of operas and instrumental works from the Baroque and Classical period. The orchestra received Grammy nomination 2018 for the recording of Händel’s opera Ottoneand Gramophone’s nomination for the Best Orchestra of the Year, as well as several Echo Klassikawards among many others. The Orchestra’s discography includes operas and instrumental albums featuring renowned performers: mezzo-sopranosJoyce DiDonato and Ann Hallenberg, countertenors Jakub Józef Orliński, Franco Fagioli, Max Emanuel Cencic and Xavier Sabata, violinist and violist Shunske Sato, harpsichordist Francesco Corti, etc. Il Pomo d’Oro collaborates with various conductors including Riccardo Minasi, Stefano Montanari, George Petrou and Enrico Onofri. Since 2016, Maxim Emelyanychev has served as the orchestra’s chief conductor.
Born in Paris, French cellist Edgar Moreau started performing with orchestras at the age of 11. He entered the Conservatoire de Paris at the age of 13, and two years later won the Young Soloist Prize at the Rostropovich Cello Competition in Paris. At the age of 17 he claimed second prize at the Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow. Moreau has shared the stage with such names as Valery Gergiev, Gidon Kremer, András Schiff, Yuri Bashmet, Krzysztof Penderecki, Gustavo Dudamel, Renaud Capuçon and Khatia Buniatishvili among others.
In 2016, Moreau and Il Pomo d’Oro’s recording of Haydn’s Concertos for cello and orchestra received Echo Klassika ward.