Nato: Béla Bartók Solo Violin Sonata

In 1944, Béla Bartók completed his final work, the
Solo Violin Sonata, Sz. 117. Written for virtuoso
Yehudi Menuhin, it was premiered in New York in
September that same year. And it has been
challenging violinists ever since. Written around
the same time as Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra,
the Solo Sonata presents some of the finest
musical ideas from the modern classical era. In
addition, Nato will be presenting Eugene Ysaÿe’s
Sonata No. 2 from the Six Solo Sonatas for Violin,
Op. 27, in addition to the delightful Solo Sonata
from Sergei Prokofiev, Op. 115, written for violin
alone, or for many synchronous violins.

Nato at the Maybeck
Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 3:00pm
This concert is $20 General Admission/$15 Students & Seniors

Violinist Nato is a concert artist who describes himself as having ‘an unquenchable thirst for new music.’ He has performed for distinguished audiences, including former U.S. President George
H. W. Bush, and has received standing ovations from audiences around the world. At age three, he
began his musical journey, at five, made his solo orchestral debut, and at nine, was awarded a
career scholarship and the loan of a Nicolò Amati violin. He went on to win prizes at the
International Menuhin Competition for young violinists, the Orchestre symphonique de
Montréal's Standard Life Competition (1990, 1992, 1994), the International Beethoven Competition and the International J.S. Bach Competition. Recently, he was a laureate of the 2012 Canada Council of the Arts Musical Instrument Bank Competition and was awarded the loan of a fine instrument. As a recording artist, Nato is undertaking the challenging repertoire for the violin alone. In 2018, he released his first album. He has been featured on CBC television in Canada and on CBS Sunday Morning with Eugenia Zukerman.