Guido de Neve & Jan Michiels

Violinist Guido de Neve has already been applying himself for quite some time to the research on the technique of violin playing in the 19th century. While searching for first editions of César Franck’s famous violin sonata he found a score announcing “C.Franck, 2nd sonata for piano and violin, adapted from the Symphony in D minor.” Guido de Neve managed to exhume this unknown sonata, and will reveal the work to you.

Ever since 2004 de Neve has been performing both on modern and on period violins. Together with Jan Michiels at the fortepiano he already executed Ludwig van Beethoven’s complete sonatas on period instruments. The Belgian top duo will now direct its attention to the oeuvre of César Franck, born in Liège. Michiels will for this purpose use a Steinway pianoforte from 1875.

Guido de Neve, violin | Jan Michiels, piano