Liza Ferschtman playing violin solo
​Sunday 18 December 2022, 19:30
The Hague: Paleiskerk

three solos in The hague’s paleiskerk

Bach’s Complete Sonatas and Partitas

past concert

Tickets:  € 10 – € 29,50

Liza Ferschtman violin


Johann Sebastian Bach

​Sei soli a violino senza basso accompagnato:
Six sonatas and partitas for violin solo
Sonata no. 1 in g minor, BWV 1001
Partita no. 1 in b minor, BWV 1002
Sonata no. 2 in a minor, BWV 1003
Partita no. 2 in d minor, BWV 1004
Sonata no. 3 in C major, BWV 1005
Partita no. 3 in E major, BWV 1006

Concert with two intervals

​A breathtaking adventure

​“An inspiring voyage of discovery, a breathtaking adventure”. When Liza Ferschtman performs Bach’s complete Sonatas and Partitas in one evening, five-star reviews and superlatives appear in the newspapers. Over two hours of sublime music in a concert with two intermissions. Liza Ferschtman’s interpretation of Bach is so masterful that you would never get the idea of attending a marathon concert. No detail escapes her. Her Bach sings, speaks and dances. Inspired by Rachel Podger, Walter van Hauwe and Anner Bylsma – icons of early music – she brings Bach’s baroque world convincingly into the present. Liza tunes her Guarneri violin to 415 Hz.   

With Bach, Liza Ferschtman proves that she is one of the most captivating violinists performing today. As artistic director, she has been the figurehead of the Delft Chamber Music Festival for many years. We noted that she had only planned to perform the complete cycle in Utrecht and London, and decided to bring it to The Hague a month and a half before our concert date. Classical NOW! wants to react quickly to current events.  

Soul reflections in all the colours of the rainbow 
Bach completed his six sonatas and partitas for solo violin around 1720, some 300 years ago. Wenneke Savenije sums up the universal eloquence of Bach’s Six Solos. “What complexity, what whole cosmos of possibilities did Bach manage to capture in his musical language! What awe-inspiring stories can be heard in Bach’s universal notes, in the agile voices and counter-voices, in the majestic structures. Bach’s spiritual music offers the listener reflections of the soul in all the colours of the rainbow.”

​​“​With Bach's solo works, the extraordinary thing is that you can create music on your own that is so incredibly complete ... With Bach, everything is always perfect.”

​Liza Ferschtman