The Bösendorfer Series | Lestari Scholtes plays 'Children's Corner'
Children's Corner, the name says it all, a program with wonderful music full of childlike innocence. Lestari Scholtes titled this program after Debussy's play of the same name, which he dedicated to his own daughter Chouchou. The six parts are full of humor and swinging music, but also occasionally touch a sensitive chord. This program is part of the Bösendorfer Series. A series of intimate piano recitals in The Waalse Kerk, in which nine top pianists shine behind the beautiful Bösendorfer Imperial Grand grand piano.
There is a child in every adult
We first hear Mozart's variations on the well-known children's song that we know as Always is Kortjakje Ziek and two works by Chopin, including the well-known Minute Waltz. After the interval we hear Schumann's much-loved Kinderszenen, even a composer of Schumann's caliber was inspired by children. Lestari ends the evening with Tchaikovsky's Dumka, inspired by folk music, a beautiful piece of pianistic fireworks.
About Lestari Scholtes
Lestari Scholtes (1984) gives concerts at home and abroad, both solo and with her ensembles Pianoduo Scholtes & Janssens and Trio 258. Lestari started piano lessons at the age of seven and studied with Ton Demmers at the Brabants Conservatorium (young talent class) and with Jan Wijn at the Conservatory of Amsterdam (bachelor and master). She is a regular jury member at (inter)national competitions and has given many masterclasses worldwide. Lestari is also very active as a chamber musician: since 2003 she has formed the Piano Duo Scholtes & Janssens together with Gwylim Janssens. The duo won more than a dozen (inter)national prizes, including the Vriendenkrans Competition, and released three CDs. Since 2015, Lestari has been playing with Eduardo Paredes Crespo (violin) and Leonard Besseling (cello) in Trio 258, whose debut album was praised by the (inter)national press.
In addition to her pianistic career, Lestari is the artistic director of the Friends of Chamber Music series in Amsterdam. Since 2013 she has also been the artistic director of the Pianoduo Festival Amsterdam together with Gwylim Janssens. In the period 2018-2021, Lestari was the main programmer of the Grachtenfestival. She currently programs, among other things, the classical concerts of the Vondelpark Open Air Theater in Amsterdam. She is also a principal subject teacher of piano at the ArtEZ Conservatory in Arnhem, where she teaches the young talent class and preparatory education.
WA Mozart (1756-1791) - 12 variations on 'Ah! Vous dirai-je, Maman', K.265/300e
F. Chopin (1810-1849) - Nocturne in C sharp minor No. 20
F. Chopin (1810-1849) - Minute waltz, op. 64 No. 1
C. Debussy (1862-1918) - Children's Corner
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R. Schumann (1810-1856) - Children's scenes, op. 15
PI Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) – Dumka, op. 59
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