An elegant French violinist lays down his bowmain
Maurice Hasson will end his career on Friday night at the Wigmore Hall, playing works by Fauré, Debussy, Franck and Ravel with the pianist Tadashi Imai.
Hasson, who turned 80 last July, spent 13 years in Venezuela, returning to live in London in 1973. He has made multiple recordings, among them the Bach double concerto with his teacher Henryk Szeryng, the first Paganini concerto and plenty more on Philips and Decca mostly with Neville Marriner’s Academy.
He has refused honours from the present Venezuelan regime.
We wish Maurice a long and happy retirement.