Niek Baar

Kurtag, Bach, Locatelli

Niek Baar – violin

Last January, violinist Niek Baar (1991) won the Dutch Oskar Back Violin Competition with his sublime interpretation of the Schumann Violin Concerto. ‘The era of violinists travelling around as virtuoso soloists had passed’, he recently said the Dutch NRC. Luckily for Wonderfeel, he’ll be making an exception today, with a programme constructed around virtuosic extremes: a Capriccio by Locatelli, Bach’s Second Partita, and excerpts from Signs, Games and Messages by Kurtag.