Credit Suisse 2013 Chamber Music Circle

Under the invitation of Credit Suisse, Hungarian violinist Vilmos Olah and young Croatian pianist Ana Granik gave a series of chamber music concerts.


On May 20th, the Hungarian violinist Vilmos Olah as well as Croatian pianist Ana Granik perform
at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center

From May 20th to 24th 2013, again under the invitation of Credit Suisse, Hungarian violinist Vilmos Olah and young Croatian pianist Ana Granik gave a series of chamber music concerts in Shanghai, Chongqing and Beijing.

The last concert of this tour was ended by three encores and thunderous applauds on May 24th. Credit Suisse has a long history in sponsoring cultural projects in China. Its musical events such as the chamber music circle have been warmly welcomed by the audience in the toured cities. Credit Suisse’s investment in culture exchange and promotion has substantially enriched the experience of Chinese music lovers.


From left to right:
Ana Granik (Croatian pianist), Vilmos Olah (Hungarian violinist),
Mr. Urs Buchmann (Managing Director of Head China Commercial Banking of Credit Suisse)

At the beginning of the 2nd part of performances, audience were drowning in sorrow by the Melodie of Gluck. This program is a part of Orpheus und Eurydike, a famous tragedy of Greece mythology. The program fully expressed the sadness of Orpheus upon the loss of his wife. In order to adequately play the piece, Olah locked himself in the dressing room to nurture his emotion during the intermission. When he was back to stage, people can feel sorrow radiated from him. Not surprisingly, the audience was deeply touched by the Melodie at the end, someone even burst into tears.

The program for this circle was especially selected by Olah and Mr. Urs Buchmann (Managing Director of Head China Commercial Banking of Credit Suisse). It enclosed well known classical compositions, traditional music of many different nations and even jazz. In the first part of the performances, Olah showcased his virtuoso skill by flawlessly playing a classicism sonata of Mozart and a romanticism sonata of Brahms.