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Camille Thomas, cello

Julien Brocal, piano
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Paris-born Camille Thomas is a rising-star cellist delivering dynamic virtuosity on her 18th-century Gagliano cello, while letting breathe her blend of verve, intimacy, and tenderness on works from Brahms, Beethoven and more.

“Camille Thomas…has all the requisite technique and produces a sound I can only liken to drinking hot chocolate: delicious, warming, full of flavour.” — Gramophone Magazine

From nature’s unpredictable whims to impeccable human craftsmanship, the creation of a fine wine and a timeless cello have much in common. When the alchemy is just right, the results are warm, vibrant, life-affirming. Such are the commanding sounds of Paris-born Camille Thomas, a rising-star cellist delivering dynamic virtuosity on her 18th-century Gagliano cello, nicknamed the Château Pape-Clément after Bordeaux’s oldest wine estate. Thomas earned a first-prize finish at 2014’s European Broadcasting Union Competition and a spot on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list. Here, she’ll let breathe her blend of verve, intimacy and tenderness on a Brahms sonata with otherworldly overtones, Beethoven’s variations on music from The Magic Flute, a movement from Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time, and a soulful, radiant Franck cello sonata.

PROGRAM
Brahms: Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38
Beethoven: 7 Variations on Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen
INTERMISSION

Messiaen: Louange à l’éternité de Jésus
Franck: Cello Sonata in A Major, M. 8

PRE-SHOW TALK | 6:30PM | STEWART CENTER 310
Join cellist and executive director of the Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society Margot Marlatt for a discussion about the evening’s performance.

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