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3. Chamber Concert 2022: David Dyakov

Kölnischer Kunstverein, Hahnenstraße 6, 50667 Köln

Bach, Albéniz, Brahms, Piazzolla & Paganini

The Bulgarian guitarist David Dyakov, who lives in Cologne, is one of the most prominent guitarists of his generation. He combines the highest virtuosity, fine musicality and clever interpretation in such a harmonious way that is only found in very great musicians.

David Dyakov has won more than 20 international guitar competitions and performs all over the world as a celebrated soloist. With a solo evening, we now want to give him and his "niche instrument" - the classical guitar - the space they deserve at the chamber concerts.
In addition to original works by Hans Werner Henze and Niccolò Paganini, David Dyakov will present three arrangements for guitar that have become legendary: the Toccata from Bach's 6th Piano Partita and the second Intermezzo by Brahms, masterfully arranged by Hubert Käppel, as well as the highly virtuoso arrangement of Piazzolla's "Estaciones Porteñas" by the well-known Brazilian guitarist Sérgio Assad.

David Dyakov live at the Chamber Concerts with "Primavera Porteña" by Astor Piazzolla:


Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)
Granada (Serenata) – Nr. 1 aus Suite española, op. 47
Sevilla (Sevillanas) – Nr. 3 aus Suite española, op. 47
Mallorca (Barcarola), op. 202
Asturias (Leyenda) – Nr. 5 aus Suite española, op. 47

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
(Arr.: Sergio Assad)
Otoño Porteño
Invierno Porteño

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Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012)
Drei Tentos (aus „Kammermusik 1958“)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
(Arr.: Hubert Käppel)
Toccata (aus der 6. Klavier-Partita, BWV 830

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
(Arr.: Hubert Käppel)
Intermezzo Nr. 2 e-Moll, op 117: Andante Moderato

Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840)
Grand Sonata für Gitarre A-Dur


Sponsors of the chamber concerts

The Cologne Chamber Concerts at the Kunstverein take place with the support of the Cultural Office of the City of Cologne. As well as our board of trustees and supporting members of the Kölner Klassik Ensemble e.V.. From 2020-2022, the series was also funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science NRW and the RheinEnergie Stiftung Kultur. 2022 also by the Kunststiftung NRW.

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