Virtuoso Chino Gutierrez returns to concert stage with a ‘Passion’
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:00 AM September 08, 2014
Munich-trained classical violinist Joaquin Maria “Chino” Gutierrez will perform in “Passion,” on Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m., Francisco Santiago Hall, BDO South Tower in Makati City.
Noted pianist Corazon Pineda Kabayao will be collaborating artist.
Gutierrez will open the concert with “a personal favorite”: Johann Sebastian Bach’s Chaconne, a work for solo violin called by Yehudi Menuhin as “the greatest structure for solo violin that exists.”
Gutierrez said some music historians have surmised that Bach wrote the Chaconne as an expression of the Holy Trinity, with the three sections each representing one aspect of God.
“Whatever the case, the 24-year-old violinist said, “Bach’s Chaconne definitely remains an incomparable achievement: the composer packed into the violin—a one-handed instrument—all the richness of sound normally attainable on a two-handed instrument such as the organ or piano. This enormity of sound, coupled with its breadth of emotion, make the Bach Chaconne one of the most technically difficult and musically demanding—and satisfying—pieces in the violin repertoire.”
Gutierrez will also perform Brahms’ Sonata No. 3 in D minor for violin and piano, Op. 108; Giuseppe Tartini’s “Devil’s Trill”; Ernest Bloch’s “Nigun”; Tchaikovsky’s “Souvenir d’un lieu cher” (“Memories of a dear place”); and Spanish composer Sarasate’s “Carmen Fantasy” in five movements.