Sonata for cello and piano in G minor, op. 5 №2 (1796)
Concert variations for cello and piano in D major, op. 17 (1829)
Seven variations for cello and piano on the theme of Mozart’s E-flat major, Woo 46 (1801)
Sonata for cello and piano №2 in D major, op. 58 (1843)
The programme is subject to change
Olga Andryushchenko, piano
Guadalupe López-Íñiguez, cello
In 2019, Alba Records released to critical acclaim a duo album of Olga Andryushchenko and Guadalupe López-Íñiguez called “Mendelssohn: piano & cello works”.
“From her programme note, it is clear that Spanish cellist Guadalupe López Íñiguez loves Mendelssohn’s music, and perhaps even the man himself, and in that she is in complete agreement with my own tastes. Her 1725 Claude Pieray cello has been set up in the manner of early 19th-century instruments and fairly sings Mendelssohn’s lovely lyrical lines, while Olga Andryushchenko’s virtuosic and passionate playing on her 1862 Erard piano is also wonderfully expressive. […] The energy and technical assurance of all of this music is a testimony to the genius of its remarkable composer”, Early Music Review web site believes.
Spanish cellist Guadalupe López-Íñiguez is a permanent participant of famous Eropean, Russian, and USA music festivals, such as Finnish baroque festivals in Vantaa and “Sibafest”, ancient music in Utrecht (Netherlands), and cello music in German Bergheim. She is a frequent collaborator with Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, as well as other ensembles that specialize on historically informed performance.
Olga Andryushchenko studied at Moscow Conservatory with Alexey Lyubimov. There she majored at piano and historical keyboards. Then she studied at Hochschule für Musik Köln, and was a post-graduate at Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover (with professor Vladimir Krainev). She is a laureate of several international competitions. The pianist collaborates with Shoenber-Centre in Vienne, Schubert society in Duisburg, as well as with other estates and festivals.