Semi-finals day one will feature the first seven of our twelve semi-finalists. Follow the action as the most talented young string players from across the globe compete to reach the Final of WFISC 2019.
Each semi-final ticket is valid for a full day of semi-final recitals at The Old Court, Windsor’s community arts space. Come and go as you wish between performances or drop in for just a few; the bar, managed by Windsor & Eton Brewery, will be open throughout.
Please see full semi-finals day one programmes and timings below. All semi-finalists will be accompanied by the WFISC Official Pianists Nigel Hutchison and Simon Lane.
This event will be streamed live.
11am - Semi-final 1
Programme:Bach Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007: Sarabande and Minuet I & IISchumann Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129Say Dört Sehir Sonata for Cello and Piano: Sivas and HopaSollima Lamentatio for Cello Solo
12pm - Semi-final 2
Programme:Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 2 in G major, Op. 126: LargoTchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33Bach Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011: Allemande and Sarabande
2pm - Semi-final 3
Programme:Prokofiev Sonata for Cello and Piano in C major, Op. 119Bach Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008: Prelude and CouranteTchaikovsky Pezzo Capriccioso, Op. 62
3pm - Semi-final 4
Programme:Ysaÿe Poème élégiaque in D minor, Op. 12Bach Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001: Adagio and FugueRevueltas Tres PiezasBeethoven Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major, Op. 47, ‘Kreutzer’: Adagio Sostenuto and Presto
4pm - Semi-final 5
Programme:Bach Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001: Adagio and FugueGrieg Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45Ysaÿe Sonata for Solo Violin No. 6 in E major, Op. 27
7.30pm - Semi-final 6
Programme:Schumann Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70Bach Cello Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012: Sarabande and GigueLigeti Sonata for Solo CelloTchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
8.30pm - Semi-final 7
Programme:Bach Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001: Adagio and FugueDebussy Violin Sonata in G minor, L. 140Chausson Poème, Op. 25