Solo violin: Kana Ohashi
Cosmo Strings takes its name from the diversity of both the nationality and musicianship within its musicians’ ranks, who are current and ex-students of the Royal Northern College of Music, all of whom have won awards or demonstrated exceptional talent throughout their studies. In this morning concert, the youthful, creative forces of Cosmo Strings present a programme of contemporary music that might surprise you. This piece is made up of four concerti with a total of 12 movements, as Vivaldi’s original. Richter’s treatment involves taking the work’s melodic cells and looping them over expansive time-frames accompanied by original harmonic progressions and layered timbres. These in turn create constantly morphing backdrops with varying levels of constance and stability.