German violinist Leonard Fu was just like Italian pianist Gabriele Strata, who at a very young age was also an unprecedented talent. Those two young men were meant to be musicians. Though Fu is still studying with Donald Weilerstein, the father of top cellist Alisa, he is, like Strata, in great demand as a soloist. They will perform a demanding and compelling program with works by Janáček, Mozart and Liszt that will make you appreciate why they are such sought after musicians.
Both Leonard Fu and Gabriele Strata dare to choose unusual repertoires. Fu for instance, plays the Sonata for violin and piano by Janáček, a beautiful idiomatic work with a distinct Czech flair, besides works by Mozart and Schubert. Strata on the other hand dares to play Bartok’s ‘Out of Doors‘ and combine it with some quiet works by Liszt.