AboutWORLD RENOWNED CELLIST RETURNS TO PAPAY TO RECORD J.S.BACH CELLO SUITES.
Alfia Nakipbekova, one of the most prominent former students of Mstislav Rostropovich and Jacqueline Du Pre, is revisiting Papa Westray to record the 2nd CD of J.S. Bach Cello Suites at St Boniface Kirk. This year marks the 10th anniversary of her unique Bach Marathon solo recitals series, which Alfia has been performing around the world since 1998 to great critical acclaim. To celebrate this occasion a 2CD will be recorded to complete the Six Cello Suites double CD album (to be released early 2009 on WCM).
On Friday, 21st November Alfia will be performing J.S. Bach Cello Suites (No.4 BWV 1010, No.5 BWV 1011 and No.6 BWV 10120) in Ivanov + Chan Studio, where new works by Ivanov and Tsz Man Chan will be exhibited. During the concert Ivanov will be painting live to continue his Bach Cello Suites studies.
The project is warmly and generously supported by the Land Art Papa Westray and the local community of the island.