Catherine at Camerata

Montecito Journal
By Richard Mineards
January 17, 2013

After a lengthy absence in her native Irelands, Catherine Leonard was back in the spotlight with the Camerata Pacifica at the Music Academy of the West’s Hahn Hall.

The talented beauty, with her 350-year-old Francesco Ruggeri violin, played in three of the entertaining concert’s four pieces, kicking off with Brahms’ Sonata for Violin and Piano in D minor with Warren Jones, new Robert and Mercedes Eicholz chair in piano, accompanying, followed by Ravel’s Sonate Posthume.

Catherine was back on stage to launch the second half with violist Richard Yongjae O’Neill with Mozart’s duo for both instruments in G Major. O’Neill and Jones wrapped the performance with Anton Rubinstein’s Sonata for Viola and Piano.

A delightful evening…