Khanyisile Mthetwa (flute), Peter Cartwright (piano)

DUO KP, with Khanyisile Mthetwa and Peter Cartwright, present a programme of three sonatas for flute and piano. Otar Taktakishvili’s Sonata for flute and piano is inspired by Georgian folk music and was composed during Soviet isolation in the cold war, with striking similarities to Prokofiev. César Franck’s monumental Sonata for flute and piano was originally written for the violin, and popularized on the flute by Sir James  Galway. Presenting immense challenges for both musicians, this is a rare opportunity to hear the piece in this form. Mike Mower’s Sonata Latino uses combinations of South American dances including Salsa, Rumba, Bossa Nova and Tango, as well as extended techniques from both instruments.