Debut 1

Ryu Goto | Michael Dussek

Schumann | Saariaho | Debussy | Wieniawski

Thu, 18312


Buy tickets

Prices (CHF)

CHF 30

Please book a wheelchair ticket under t +41 (0) 41 226 44 80 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Summer Festival

17.08.-16.09. 2018



    Ryu Goto  violin
    Robert Schumann (1810–1856)
    Violin Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 121
    Kaija Saariaho (*1952)
    Tocar for violin and piano
    Claude Debussy (1862–1918)
    Violin Sonata in G minor
    Henri Wieniawski (1835–1880)
    Thème original varié op. 15

    Is this what comes to mind when you think of a young star violinist? Ryu Goto has a Black Belt in karate, graduated with a degree in physics from Harvard, plays guitar, and is inspired by Jimi Hendrix. That’s one side of the coin. On the other are his performances with the New York and the Munich Philharmonics, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Sydney Symphony, the London Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony, and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. As the son of two violinists and the younger brother of the American-Japanese virtuosa Midori, Ryu, who was born in 1988, grew up with violin music. At the age of three, he began studying the instrument and performed as a seven-year-old child prodigy at the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo. His champions have included such conductors as Lorin Maazel and Vladimir Ashkenazy, and he has also worked with Kent Nagano, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Jonathan Nott, and the composer Tan Dun. In Lucerne Ryu Goto will introduce himself with works by composers from Schumann to Saariaho.

    Ryu Goto

    Michael Dussek