Tonight he launches a US tour performing some of the most challenging music in the entire violin repertoire: Bach's Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin, a recording of which he has just released on the ECM New Series label.
The tour begins with three California performances presented by the San Francisco Early Music Society: tonight at the First Lutheran Church in Palo Alto, tomorrow at St. John's Presbyterian Church in Berkeley, and Sunday (October 22) at St. Gregory of Nyssa Church in San Francisco.
Holloway continues with concerts at Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis (October 24), Indiana University in Bloomington (a lecture and master-class, October 25), Rock Spring Presbyterian Church in Atlanta (October 27), Columbia University's Miller Theatre in New York City (October 28), the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments in New Haven (October 29), and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio (October 31).
The program will include the Partita No 3, the Sonata No. 2 and the Partita No. 2.