Santander International Festival The Sonatas for violin and piano by Ludwig van Beethoven
Mario Hossen, violín – Marisa Blanes, piano
The pianist Marisa Blanes demonstrated her qualities as a solid pianist and also as a great chamber music maker, throughout this ambitious cycle devoted to the ten sonatas for violin and piano by Beethoven, together with the Bulgarian violinist based in Vienna,Mario Hossen. Ten masterpieces distributed in three concerts that were packed and culminated with a sensational success before the masterful final interpretation of that sonata so characteristic as to inspire a novel to Tolstoy: the Sonata a Kreutzer. There is no doubt that we are facing a great figure of international expansion. Mario Hossen is a huge violinist and it was a brilliant idea to join him with Marisa Blanes, because what could have been a brilliant violin exhibition turned into first class chamber music.
El Mundo, August 18, 2011 – Tomás Marco