Clara & Fanny

Elly Suh, violin 
Adrian Brendel, cello
Petr Limonov, piano 

July 26, 9:15 p.m.
Sala Consiliare – Comune di Lerici


Fanny Mendelssohn (1805-1847)
Piano Trio in D minor op. 11
I. Allegro molto vivace
II. Andante espressivo
III. Lied. Allegretto
IV. Finale. Allegro moderato

Clara Wieck Schumann (1819-1896)
Piano Trio op. 17
I. Allegro moderato
II. Scherzo, tempo di minuetto
III. Andante
IV. Allegretto


Elly Suh, violino
Praised as “a sensitive and absorbing interpreter” (Musical America), violinist Elly Suh has received numerous prizes at international competitions including the Naumburg, Moscow David Oistrakh, Premio Paganini, Indianapolis, Michael Hill, and Leipzig Bach Competition, amongst others. Recent and forthcoming highlights include performances with the Orchestra della Toscana, Orchestra della Magna Grecia, Berliner Symphoniker, Korean Chamber Orchestra, Leipzig Pauliner Ensemble, NY Classical Players, and the Lviv Philharmonic. She has appeared on such stages as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Seoul Arts Center, Lotte Concert Hall, and performed at the Salzburger Festspiele, Al Bustan Festival, and Lerici Festival. Elly Suh studied at The Juilliard School in New York and the Mozarteum University of Salzburg under the guidance of Pierre Amoyal, Robert Mann, Joel Smirnoff, and Sally Thomas. She plays on a Guarneri del Gesù violin, through the kind assistance of Florian Leonhard Fine Violins.

Adrian Brendel, violoncello
Creative innovation and musical versatility rank high among the list of attributes cultivated by Adrian Brendel. The cellist, raised in the great central European tradition of music making, has forged strong and lasting partnerships with many fine artists and appeared with them at the world’s most prestigious festivals and concert halls. His love for contemporary music arose during his teens when he discovered works by Kurtág, Kagel and Ligeti; it has flourished since with landmark commissions and pioneering collaborations with such diverse composers as Thomas Adès, Harrison Birtwistle, Peter Eötvös and György Kurtág. The breadth of Adrian’s musical passions also encompasses jazz and world music and influenced his decision to join the Nash Ensemble in 2014. Born in London in 1976, Adrian studied cello with William Pleeth and soon shared his teacher’s profound attachment to chamber music. He later received lessons from Alexander Baillie and Frans Helmerson in London and Cologne, and participated in masterclasses with Kurtág, Ferenc Rados, members of the Alban Berg Quartet and with his father, Alfred Brendel. Musical partners with whom he regularly performs include Till Fellner, Kit Armstrong, Henning Kraggerud, Lisa Batiashvili, and Alasdair Beatson.

Petr Limonov, pianoforte
“Highest intelligence, extraordinary intensity, subtlety, sophistication and a razor-sharp sense of time.” – Nottingham Post
”An extremely multi-faceted, phenomenal musician, who has an endless array of abilities.” – Classical Music Magazine
Winner of Nikolai Rubinstein Piano Competition, pupil of Maria João Pires and Dmitri Alexeev, award-winning British pianist Petr Limonov is increasingly sought-after as a soloist worldwide. His notable appearances include La Roque d’Antheron festival, Southbank Centre, Wigmore Hall, the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, a recital in The Duke’s Hall for His Majesty King Charles III. TV appearances for BBC Proms Extra, Podium Witteman and broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 and radio France Musique. Petr has recorded for Decca, Onyx Classics, Chandos and Champs Hill labels. Over the years, his chamber music partners included, among others, Maria João Pires, Nicola Benedetti, Laura van der Heijden, Jennifer Pike, Mathilde Milwidsky and Leonard Elschenbroich.


The concert is scheduled to begin at 9:15 pm. The kind audience is advised to arrive early to proceed to take their seats.

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