Three legends of classical music– exclusive video

Over the last week and a half, the Audi Summer Concerts have been taking place in Ingolstadt, Germany, with the brilliant Georgian violinist Lisa Batiashvili as Artistic Director.

For one uniquely beautiful concert, Batiashvili was joined by the legendary cellist Gautier Capuçon and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet to play music by Ravel, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich.

“We have been touring quite a lot with this programme together, and it has been a dream for many years to be together and make music,” Capuçon told us after their rehearsal. “We have been great friends for many years.”

“It’s just about joy, and I think music is about this: sharing these intimate and joyful moments together with the audience.”

Batiashvili, who is German-born but Georgian by birth, spent the first few years of her life in Ingolstadt – the city to which the Georgian Chamber Orchestra moved 29 years ago.

“I think music is the most universal language. You can share your emotions all around the world with music.

“It’s my personal aim for the next couple of years, to make this festival more international and more exposed, but also to get more awareness from people around the world.”

Watching the three musicians play together is extraordinary. The rapport they have on stage, from Capuçon’s sidelong glances over the piano to Batiashvili’s energy and agility, is electric.

The Audi Summer Concerts will continue until 14 July in Ingolstadt, Germany.

Opusalb by Classic FM

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