Mozart Sonata in C Major, K.303 for Piano and Violin – Gil Shaham (violinist), Orli Shaham (pianist)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) published his first set of sonatas for piano and violin in 1778 in Paris. They were dedicated to the Palatine Princess Maria Elizabeth. There are six sonatas in the set (K.301-K.306).

Gil Shaham (1971- )
Gil Shaham is an Isreali-American violin virtuoso. He made his debut with the Jerusalem Symphony when he was 10 years old. A year later he performed with the Israel Philharmonic. Gil went on to study violin at the Juilliard School of Music. He got his big break in 1989 when he replaced Itzhak Perlman who had a cold. He has since played with many of the world’s greatest orchestras and performed many recitals around the world.

Orli Shaham (1975- )
Orli Shaham is an Israeli-American pianist and the sister of violinist Gil Shaham. She studied piano at Horace Mann School in New York, at Columbia University, and at the Juilliard School of Music. She has performed recitals and played with major orchestras all over the world. Orli Shaham and her brother Gil Shaham have performed together and made a few recordings together.

Here is a recording of Mozart’s Sonata in C Major, K.503 played by Gil Shaham and Orli Shaham from their DVD of Mozart’s Sonatas (K.301-K.306) recorded in 2006 at the Palais Daun-Kinsky, in Vienna. I hope you enjoy this performance.