CPE Festival and MGConcerts present
MUSIC AT THE MUSEUM
SOPHIE & MARIE HALLYNCK
Sunday March 12, 2023 - 12 p.m.
MIM, Rue Montagne de la Cour 2, 1000 Brussels
Sophie Hallynck - harp
Marie Hallynck - cello
Claude Debussy: Sonata for cello and piano (arr. S. Hallynck)
Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky: Italian Suite after the ballet Pulcinella (arr. S. Hallynck after G. Piatigorsky)
• Introduction (Allegro moderato)
• Serenata (Larghetto)
• Aria (Allegro alla breve)
• Tarantella (Perennial)
• Minuetto (Moderato) and Finale (Molto vivace)
Manuel de Falla: Popular Spanish Suite (arr. S. Hallynck)
• El paño moruno
Sophie and Marie Hallynck are sisters. The happiness of playing together, they have tasted it since their youngest age, when, most naturally in the world, they satisfied without reserve this irresistible desire to find themselves in music. In an incessant thirst for creativity and high standards, the Hallynck sisters thus "grew up" together, between Belgium and France.
Alongside their brilliant careers as confirmed soloists and chamber musicians, the Hallynck sisters have always kept a space for their duo whose atypical and irresistible repertoire they constantly nourish by offering the public programs including original works and transcriptions produced by them, at the based on their findings.
If the harp can be airy and generous, when it wraps the cello in its resonant arpeggios, it can also be incisive and mischievous, when the playing becomes more percussive.
A concert by the duo is therefore an invitation to discover a shimmering sound world, in which the listener, whether charmed by the mixture of timbres of the two instruments, or amused by the virtuosity of the two performers, will savor their marvelous complicity at every moment.