Bloch: The Sonatas for Violin & Piano, Piano Sonata

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1 Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Minor: I. Agitato 10:53 96/24 Album only
2 Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Minor: II. Molto quieto 08:55 96/24 Album only
3 Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Minor: III. Moderato 08:57 96/24 Album only
4 Violin Sonata No. 2 "Poeme mystique": I. Andante moderato - II. Animato - III. L'istesso tempo - IV. Animato 20:20 96/24 Album only
5 Piano Sonata: I. Maestoso ed energico - Animato 07:03 96/24 Album only
6 Piano Sonata: II. Pastorale. Andante 07:19 96/24 Album only
7 Piano Sonata: III. Moderato alla marcia 06:42 96/24 Album only

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The Israeli violinist Nurit Stark studied in Israel with Haim Taub, at the Juilliard School New York (Robert Mann), Musikhochschule Cologne (Alban Berg Quartet), Universität der Künste Berlin (Ilan Gronich).

She is a prizewinner in the G. Enescu Competition Bucharest, Chamber Music Competition “Premio Trio di Trieste”, L. Mozart Violin Competition Augsburg.  

She has made solo appearances with orchestras such as the Israeli Philharmonic (Z. Mehta), Münchner Radio Orchestra (D. Sitkovetsky).

As a chamber musician she has performed in international festivals such as Lockenhaus Kammermusikfest, Schleswig Holstein Festival, Rheingau Festival, Mozart Festival Augsburg, Donaueschinger Musiktage, Pacific Music Festival Saporo, Davos Festival. She has given concerts in Europe, Israel, Japan and in the USA in halls such as Carnegie Hall New York, Philharmonie Berlin, Konzerthaus Vienna, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Mozarteum Salzburg.

Her love to contemporary music has led her to perform many world premieres and to collaborate with composers such as S. Gubaidulina, V. Silvestrov, Viktor Suslin and Georg Nussbaumer.

For many years she has been working in close collaboration with pianist Cédric Pescia. Their duo is supported by the Forberg-Schneider Foundation. Nurit Stark was supported by the Ernst von Siemens music foundation.

She is taking part in avant-garde stage projects which combine music and theatre (Schaubühne Berlin, Bobigny Paris and Burgtheater Vienna) 

For Claves Records, BIS and Genuin, she has recorded works by Busoni, Enescu, Gubaidulina, Viktor Suslin and Messiaen.

She is playing a Petrus Guarnerius di Mantua Violin (1710). 


Cédric Pescia, french and swiss pianist, was born in Lausanne. He studied at the Conservatoire de Lausanne (Christian Favre), the Conservatoire de Genève (Dominique Merlet), the Universität der Künste Berlin (Klaus Hellwig), at the International Piano Academy Lake Como (D. Bashkirov, L. Fleisher, W. G. Naboré, A. Staier and Fou Ts´ong). In addition he has studied with P.-L. Aimard, D. Barenboim, D. Fischer-Dieskau, I. Gage, C. Zacharias, I. Gronich and the Alban Berg Quartet.  

Cédric Pescia was the brilliant First Prize Winner at the 2002 Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition in Salt Lake City .

Concert tours have taken him throughout Europe, China, South America, and in the USA. He has performed at the: Berlin Philharmonie, Berlin Konzerthaus, Vienna Konzerthaus, Mozarteum Salzburg, Carnegie Hall New York, Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, Wigmore Hall London, Tonhalle Zürich and has appeared in leading music festivals: Prague Spring Festival, Lucerne Festival, Menuhin Festival-Gstaad, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Davos Festival.

For many years he has been working in close collaboration with violinist Nurit Stark.

He is artistic director of the Lausanne chamber music series Ensemble enScène.

In 2007, Cédric Pescia was honoured with the Prix Musique de la Fondation Vaudoise pour la culture. He was also a prizewinner at the Bourse de la Fondation Leenaards in Lausanne.

For Claves Records, Aeon, BIS, Genuin, la Dolce Volta, he has recorded works by Bach, Schumann, Couperin, Messiaen, Debussy, Beethoven, Schubert, Cage, Busoni, Enescu, Suslin, Gubaidulina.

In 2012 he was appointed professor for piano at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève.