Faced with the fact that he may never see his hearing restored again, a distraught 32-year- old Beethoven considers ending his suffering with suicide. But art holds him back.

He writes ‘it seemed impossible to leave the world until I had produced all that I felt was within me; and so I spared this wretched life – ’

From then on, came a new burst of energy and a new sense of determination. He produced in the next decade, what would be a period marked by great heroism and a new expansiveness, his 3rd Symphony ‘Eroica’, his 5th Symphony, the ‘Razumovsky Quartets’, the Violin Concerto, his 4th Piano Concerto, and the ‘Waldstein’ and ‘Appassionata’ Piano Sonatas.

Join us at our Evening Concert as we discover three works that epitomize this new heroic period: the highly charged String Quartet in f minor Op. 95 ‘Serioso’, the last of his Sonatas for Piano and Violin Op. 96, and the breathtaking Piano Trio Op. 97 ‘Archduke’.

For an even more expansive journey, join violist Hsin-Yun Huang and pianist Luca Buratto in an intimate afternoon Sharing Recital session, where they observe Beethoven’s push on the limitations of the classical form in parallel with 20th century trailblazer Ligeti’s experimentation on rhythm.

And for young ones who are just starting out, we have two specially designed interactive Concerts for Children, where they can discover Beethoven’s heroic world with a fun facilitator and our international artists during one of these 50-minute fun and learning sessions !