Laura van der Heijden
15 July|5:00 pm
- Johann Sebastian Bach – Cello Suite No.1 BWV 1007
- Johann Sebastian Bach – Cello Suite No.2 BWV 1008
- Johann Sebastian Bach – Cello Suite No.4 BWV 1010
Spread over two concerts, the complete Bach Cello Suites represent the pinnacle of Bach’s art. Written between 1717 and 1723, each suite is a selection of dances and preludes, but the music is far more than that. This sound world is a guided tour of the inner workings of the composer’s mind and seemingly our own. Many consider the experience of the Bach Cello Suites as therapeutic, gently unravelling our thoughts, ideas and emotions.
Our guide is the remarkable young cellist Laura van der Heijden. Since winning the BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2014 aged 15, she has developed an enviable international career and her playing is renowned for its maturity, intellectual rigour and virtuosity. At this very special evening, each concert lasts 75 minutes without an interval. Booking is available separately for each concert.