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Monday 12 July 2021, 19:30

The Hague: Nieuwe Kerk (private concert)

beethoven’s piano concertos
as chamber music

Hanna Shybayeva piano

Animato Kwartet

Bas Vliegenthart double bass



Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano concerto no. 2 in B-flat major, opus 19

Piano concerto no. 5 in E-flat major, opus 73

Arrangements by Vinzenz Lachner for piano, string quartet and double bass


The CD recording and the private concert were made possible thanks to Naxos.

A private concert

The pianist Hanna Shybayeva is successful with CDs and live performances in which she presents piano concertos in chamber music versions. She does not have to compete with a large orchestra. As a listener, you discover new details: the music becomes more intimate.


Hanna records all Beethoven’s piano concertos in arrangements for string quartet and double bass for the renowned Naxos label. The first CDs were received enthusiastically by the press. She crowns her cycle with Beethoven’s Second and Fifth piano concertos. The recording sessions take place in the Nieuwe Kerk. The up-and-coming Animato Quartet, successful at the chamber music festivals in the Netherlands, plays the orchestral part.

Classical NOW! organises a private concert during the recording session, which can be attended after a donation for the CD, from € 27,50.

Attend the concert as a sponsor of the CD (from € 27.50)

The Hague: Nieuwe Kerk

The trailer of the first CD in Hanna’s Beethoven Cycle

Review in the US’s leading classical CD magazine Fanfare
“Hanna Shybayeva is an impressive pianist, an artist who plays with scintillating technique and compelling musicality. Shybayeva manages to suggest Beethoven’s legendary vigorous attacks upon the keyboard without ever crossing the line into violence or bombast. She also mines the lyricism of the work’s respective slow-tempo movements, celebrating their affecting beauty and repose, but without sacrificing momentum. The members of the Animato Quartet and contrabassist Bas Vliegenthart play with technical élan and spirit as well

About Hanna’s CD with chamber music versions of Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto and the Second Symphony, released last year.

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