Violinist Ryan Howland gives an afternoon recital including variations by Paganini and Bach’s mighty D minor Chaconne
Ryan Howland gives a recital including variations by Paganini and Bach’s mighty D minor Chaconne.
Having studied violin since the age of 5, Howland has performed public recitals in Canada, Taiwan and throughout Europe. He won first prize at the International Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition, London in 2015, and has received scholarships to partake in the Young Artists Programme at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, under the direction of Pinchas Zukerman. He plays an Italian violin made by Dom Nicolaus Marchioni in 1735, loaned to him by the Chi Mei Museum in Taiwan, and is accompanied by his mother, pianist Michelle Yen-Howland.
‘Chaconne’ from Partita no.2 in D minor BWV1004, J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
‘Andante’ and ‘Allegro’ from Sonata no.2 in A minor BWV1003, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Introduction and Variations on ‘Nel cor più non mi sento’, from Paisiello’s La Molinara, Nicolò Paganini (1782-1840)
‘Méditation’ from Thaïs, Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
‘Adagio’ from Sonata in D major HWV371, George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Nocturne in C sharp minor op.27 no.1, Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)