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Jonian Ilias Kadesha and Pablo Hernán Benedí

Jonian Ilias Kadesha and Pablo Hernán Benedí

Jonian Ilias Kadesha and Pablo Hernán Benedí

Tue 28 Jan 2025, 7:30pm

Journey across time with music for two violins or violin and viola by Georg Philipp Telemann, Antonio Vivaldi, Jörg Widmann, Giovanni Sollima, and Luciano Berio.

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This concert is part of the Leeds International Chamber Series 2024/25.

Suite case: A journey through Europe
Jonian Ilias Kadesha – violin
Pablo Hernán Benedí – violin/viola

Giovanni Sollima Suite Case for two violins: i Wood
Luciano Berio Duet for two violins No 29 Alfred (Schlee)
Georg Philipp Telemann Suite for two violins: Gulliver’s Travels
JS Bach Invention No 1
Sergei Prokofiev Sonata for two violins
Giovanni Sollima Suite Case for two violins: ii B275
JS Bach Invention No 14
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Duo for violin and viola, K 424
Jörg Widmann Duet for violin and viola No 21 Valse Bavaroise
Luciano Berio Duet for two violins No 24 Aldo (Bennici)
Antonio Vivaldi Prima suonata dà camera (for two violins)
Giovanni Sollima Suite Case for two violins: iii Alleluja

Do you think you can handle two violins and viola for 80 minutes?! If so, you’re invited on a journey across time from the Baroque music of Georg Philipp Telemann and Antonio Vivaldi, through the ages to new music written by Jörg Widmann, Giovanni Sollima, and Luciano Berio. Pablo Hernán Benedí, Jonian’s ‘violin brother’ and ‘musical soulmate’, completes this sensational string duo.

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About the series

About the Leeds International Chamber Series 2024/25

Each year we ask a guest Artistic Director to curate our International Chamber Series, this year it is the esteemed violinist, Jonian Ilias Kadesha. Join Jonian and his closest musical friends for a journey across Europe to explore the vibrant chamber music the continent has to offer.


A note from the Artistic Director

I’m honoured to be able to create this season’s programmes; it’s a real privilege to invite esteemed guest artists who are my closest artistic friends to join me on these European Wanderings.

Leeds International Concert Season has given me the freedom to develop artistic ideas that will lead audiences to enjoy music from a different perspective. When putting together these programmes, I thought it would be interesting to look at the music from a geographical point of view. When we think about classical music, we tend to think chronologically, but thinking in a geographical way allows us to consider the impact a location had on the music created there.

Thinking about music in this way led me to ponder the different important cities throughout Europe that influenced the course of history and how they impacted classical music, whether that was due to having a strong folk scene, or perhaps to political events. The cities we visit are all hugely significant, cultural melting-pots. It’s interesting to observe how music written by different composers through different times, but within the same borders, has changed so immensely yet can also have such strong commonalities or links.

Join me and my friends as we journey across borders and boundaries to showcase masterworks, some of which you may already love, and some that you will discover for the very first time.

Jonian Ilias Kadesha
Artistic Director


The Venue at Leeds Conservatoire