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  • JulienLibeer & Lorenzo Gatto (c) Alexander Popelier

  • JulienLibee

  • Lorenzo Gatto (c) Alexander Popelier

Salon Libeer — Gatto plays Beethoven’s violin sonatas


  • 20.00 Kamermuziekzaal
  • 21.30 Expected end time
  • 19.15 Introduction by Koen Uvin


From craftsman to genius: the transformation of the artist

Unlike Mozart 20 years earlier, Ludwig van Beethoven managed to make ends meet without any official position or patron. This freedom contributed to the idealised image of the artist as a brilliant independent creator - a theme that pianist Julien Libeer and cultural historian Tom Verschaffel examine closely. With the help of Lorenzo Gatto, Libeer illustrates this transformation by playing both Beethoven's first violin sonata and his last. 

Program and performers


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Violin Sonata no. 1 in D major, opus 12
Violin Sonata no. 10 in G major, opus 96


Julien Libeer: piano
Lorenzo Gatto: violin
Tom Verschaffel: cultural historian