'Unlocking the Bach Cello Suites' with David Watkin
If you are want to understand the cello music of J.S. Bach, there is no one better than renowned cellist David Watkin. He has played solo Bach at Bach’s birthplace in Eisenach, at Frederick the Great’s Palace, in the Prague Spring Festival and featured in Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s TV programme “Bach, A Passionate Life”. He has twice been a juror for the Leipzig Bach Competition. David’s recording of Bach’s Cello Suites won both a Gramophone Award and a BBC Music Magazine Award and it was included alongside Casals’ in Gramophone’s list of “The 50 Greatest Bach Recordings”.
This masterclass explores Bach’s famous cello suites and was filmed in association with Kings Place, London as a part of their Cello Unwrapped Season. The masterclass features six students from UK music colleges and conservatoires.
Student and Repetoire Akito Goto – Suite No. 1 in G Major Pedro da Silva – Suite No. 2 in D minor Bora Kim – Suite No. 3 in C major Bálasz Renczés – Suite No. 4 in Eb Major James Heathcote – Suite No.5 in C Minor Joseph Davies – Suite No 6. in D major