IDA HAENDEL LONDON 2013 was a week-long celebration of the legendary violinist Ida Haendel, one of the most prolific and influential musicians of our time. During the festival in July 2013, London’s leading venues were privileged once more to play host to the elegiac sounds of the grand dame of the violin.
Puskas International oversaw the entire project, from conception, event management, client-servicing, to public relations and marketing. Puskas International secured high-profile media coverage leading up to and during the festival week, including appearances of BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM, and a podcast in Gramophone Magazine. In addition, Sony Classics released the Ida Haendel disc “Chaconne” in time for the festival, a recording of Ida’s renowned interpretation of the Bach D minor chaconne made in 2008 and available internationally for the first time.
GUEST OF HONOUR APPEARANCE, Wigmore Hall, 30.06.13
In the presence of guest of honour Ida Haendel, the international musicians of the Royal College of Music presented an evening of exquisite string music inspired by the creative collisions of composers with other great artists. Works included Janácek’s terrifying and touching retelling of Tolstoy’s Kreutzer Sonata.
MASTERCLASS, Royal College of Music, 03.07.13
For this very special masterclass, the Royal College of Music was privileged to be able to welcome Ida Haendel. London audiences had the rare opportunity to witness Ida pass on her knowledge to the next generation of star performers, in the intimate surroundings of the RCM’s Britten Theatre.
CONCERT, Cadogan Hall, 05.07.13
Ida Haendel joined Rob Cowan in a special evening of music and conversation. Haendel’s seductive style has captivated audiences for decades, and she shows no sign of slowing down. During the evening, Rob Cowan and Ida Haendel discussed her illustrious career, followed by a programme designed to showcase her legendary style with some of her favourite repertoire, including works by her late teacher, Enescu.
Ida Haendel London 2013 was presented with the generous support of the Polish Cultural Institute.