A recital by Serena Leader and Gordon Back,
reviewed by MALCOLM MILLER
The gifted young violinist Serena Leader partnered by the experienced pianist Gordon Back regaled a sizeable audience at their much-welcomed return to London's Wigmore Hall on 24 March 2007 with a delightfully varied programme which combined three twentieth century masters, Debussy, Messiaen and Prokofiev, with Beethoven.
Serena Leader's career as a teenage virtuoso with the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, and as award-winning violinist in Holland and Belgium, has more recently developed with charity recitals, participation in various ensembles, notably 'Berakah', a new group she helped found, dedicated to promote tolerance through music, as well as regular appearances with Gordon Back.
Copyright © 2 April 2007
Malcolm Miller, London UK