Violinist Wolfgang David and pianist David Gompper will be performing in Christ Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. David and Gompper specialize in contemporary classical music and premiere works written for them by living composers.
This will be the musicians’ fourth time performing together at Northwestern.
“I enjoy playing in your hall. Students can expect variety when they come to our concert,” Gompper said. “The Prokofiev is one of the most beautiful prewar sonatas, full of tunes and very lyrical. My teacher’s piece is quiet and thoughtful, and is an excellent foil to the Prokofiev.”
Gompper will be premiering an original composition at Friday’s concert.
“My piece is also tuneful and hopefully interesting,” Gompper said.
David has played at New York City’s Carnegie Hall as well as major concert halls in Vienna and London. He has won many competitions and awards. His career has afforded him valuable experiences such as playing in a concert for the queen of Thailand.
Gompper studied in London and has experienced great success as a pianist, conductor and composer. He is currently the Professor of Composition and Director of the Center for New Music at the University of Iowa. Many of his pieces have been played at Carnegie Hall and Wigmore Hall in London.
David and Gompper agreed that the best things about traveling and performing are the people they meet and the opportunities they have to share their music with others. Both musicians value audience feedback as something which helps them improve their performance and become the best entertainers that they can be.