This Wednesday and Thursday, two prominent string musicians will be making their UMS debuts, both with solo concerts featuring Bach’s work.

Pieter Wispelwey and Jennifer Koh

Tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m.
Rackham Auditorium
Tickets from $20

Dutch cellist Pieter Wispelwey will perform a program consisting of four suites, two by Bach and two by Benjamin Britten, an English composer most famous for his work “Hymn to St. Cecilia.” Throughout his career, Wispelwey has performed all over the world, from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Sydney, Australia.

The next night, violinist Jennifer Koh, who has been consistently praised for her work — she is referred to as a “superb soloist” in a review by the Telegraph — will perform a concert of two of Bach’s partitas, as well as works by composers Eugène Ysaÿe, Kaija Saariaho, Elliott Carter and Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Despite this being a UMS debut for Wispelwey and Koh, both artists have already made names for themselves throughout the world music community, performing internationally and releasing several critically acclaimed recordings.

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