Mi 07.08.2019 | 20 |Föhr | Nieblum, St. Johannis-Kirche | K 122

Antoine Tamestit

Antoine Tamestit

Antoine Tamestit, Viola
Masato Suzuki, Harpsichord

Nieblum, St. Johannis-Kirche Wohldsweg/Karkstieg, Nieblum,

Johann Sebastian Bach:
Sonata for viola da gamba and harpsichord no.1 in G major BWV1027
French Suite for harpsichord solo no.5 in G major BWV816
Sonata for viola da gamba and harpsichord no.3 G-flat minor BWV1029
Suite for violoncello (Viola) solo no.2 in D minor BWV1008
Sonata for viola da gamba and harpsichord no.2 in D major BWV1028

“The Viola d’Amore is unbelievably sensitive and has its own resonance. I was completely mesmerized at 12 or 13 when I saw the movie Tous les matins du monde (All the Mornings of the World). It is about the life of Marin Marais, played by Gérard Depardieu, and the soundtrack is by Jordi Savall. I was so excited that I even considered switching to viola da gamba,” says Antoine Tamestit in the magazine “concerti”. But he stuck with the viola, which he had already switched to at the age of nine. The old instrument and its repertoire, however, captivates the French master violist to this day. Together with Masato Suzuki, who comes from the most important Bach interpreter family in Japan – his father is the conductor, organist, harpsichordist, and founder of the Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki – he interprets, inter alia, Bach’s three viola da gamba sonatas – precious works that are part of the not exactly rich repertoire of the lower stringed instruments between the violin and the cello.

Supported by FERRING Arzneimittel GmbH

Ticket price

39 € / 33 € / 23 € / 10


Following the concert on Föhr, a chartered ferry has been arranged to Dagebüll.