Violin and Piano

Recitals

The violin and piano repertoire has been one of Tomas Cotik´s main focuses. Through a shared passion, devotion and commitment to collaborative music-making, he formed the TnT Duo with pianist Tao Lin in Miami in 2010. Since then, the Duo has received the highest praise from some of the best-known publications such as Fanfare, American Record Guide, Downbeat, and MusicWeb International. The Duo´s debut album, a first volume of the complete works of Franz Schubert for violin and piano, was released in 2012 on Centaur Records and received numerous rave reviews in the international press, including one in Fanfare Magazine that compared their CD favorably with the classic recording by Rachmaninoff and Kreisler. This recording was also nominated as “Recording of the Year” 2013 by MusicWeb International and was broadcast all over the country by American Public Media. in 2013, NAXOS released the Duo´s album Tango Nuevo with music by Astor Piazzolla for violin and piano described by different critics as among the very best Piazzolla albums, “by some distance, Naxos´s best Piazzolla recordings,” as well as “exceptional… Piazzolla can be played differently than this, but probably not better” (Downbeat Magazine). The TnT Duo released the second installment of their Schubert recording project in 2015 followed by all 16 Sonatas for violin and piano by Mozart in 2018 to critical acclaim.

Encores

Tartini: Variations on a Theme by Corelli
Dvořák: Romance, Op.11
Dvorak: Humoreske, arr. Gustav Saenger
Smetana: From The Native Country
Brahms: Hungarian Dances N.1 and N.3
Saens: Intr. & Rondo Capriccioso
Chopin Nocturne Op.27 N. 1
Chopin: Nocturne Op. 55 N 2, arr. Heifetz
Chopin: Nocturne, Op. 72, arr. Auer
Chopin: Nocturne C sharp minor, arr. Milstein
Williams: Schindlers’s List
Williams: Fiddler on The Roof
Kreisler: Liebesleid & Schoen Roesmarin
Vecsey: Valse Triste
Dinicu: Hora Staccato.
Ravel:Tzigane
De Falla: Danse Espagnole
Sarasate: Romanza andaluza Op.22, No.1
Sarasate: Zapateado, Op. 23, No. 2
Chatschaturjan: Sabre Dance
Gershwin: Three Preludes, arr. J. Heifetz
Gershwin: It ain’t Necessarily, arr. Heifetz
Schubert: Impromptu Op. 90 N. 3, arr. Heifetz
Paganini: Cantabile
Bartok: Romanian Folk Dances
Gardel: Por una Cabeza, arr. Williams

FURTHER REPERTOIRE

FURTHER REPERTOIRE INCLUDES A WIDE VARIETY OF SONATAS AND OTHER WORKS BY BACH, BEETHOVEN,  SCHUMANN, MENDELSSOHN, BRAHMS, DVORÁK, BRUCH, SAINT-SAËNS, DEBUSSY, RAVEL, POULENC, MESSIAEN, AND PROKOFIEV AS WELL AS WORKS BY LIVING COMPOSERS.

CONCERTS CAN INCLUDE AN INTRODUCTION THAT PROVIDES THE AUDIENCE WITH A VIVID CONTEXT FOR THE MUSICAL PIECES OF THE PROGRAM.

Complete Schubert

We are presenting the complete cycle of music for violin and piano by Schubert in two concerts:

Sonata in D major, D.384 (Op. posth. 137/1)
Sonata in A minor, D.385 (Op. posth. 137/2)
Sonata in G minor, D. 408 (Op. posth. 137/3)

Duo Sonata in A, D 574
Rondo Brilliant in B minor, D. 895
Fantasy in C, D 934

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All-Piazzolla

L.V. Beethoven: Sonata N.9, Op. 47, ‘Kreutzer’
F. Schubert: Rondo Brilliant in B minor, D. 895
A. Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango

Varied program II

L.V. Beethoven: Sonata N.9, Op. 47, ‘Kreutzer’
F. Schubert: Rondo Brilliant in B minor, D. 895
A. Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango

Varied program I

J. S. Bach: Sonata in E minor, BWV 1023
F. Schubert: Rondo Brilliant in B minor, D. 895
C. Saint-Saens: Intr. & Rondo Capr., Op. 28
F. Poulenc: Sonata for Vln. and Pno., Op. 119
A. Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango

Mozart Complete Sonatas

We are presenting the complete cycle of Sonatas for violin and piano by Mozart in three concerts:

Kurfürstin Sonatas
Sonata in G major, op. I, KV 301 (293a)
Sonata in E flat major, op. I, KV 302 (293b)
Sonata in C major, op. I, KV 303 (293c)
Sonata in e minor, op. I, KV 304 (300c)
Sonata in A major, op. I, KV 305 (293d)
Sonata in D major, op. I, KV 306 (300l)

Aurnhammer Sonatas
Sonata in C major, op. II, KV 296
Sonata in F major, op. II, KV 376 (374d)
Sonata in F major, op. II, KV 377 (374e)
Sonata in B flat major, op. II, KV 378 (317d)
Sonata in G major, op. II, KV 379 (373a)
Sonata in E flat major, op. II, KV 380 (374f)

Later Viennese Sonatas
Sonata in B flat major, KV 454
Sonata in E flat major, KV 481
Sonata in A major, KV 526
Sonata in F major, KV 547

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