Concerts and events with the premiertone artists

Leaves are beginning to fall outside and more and more orchestras and theatres are starting into the new season of 2017/18 - but still, there are once again plenty of festivals in our preview this week! Claudio Bohórquez has been invited to the Zermatt Music Festival where he'll play Brahms' 2nd String Sextet with the Scharoun Ensemble and Isabelle Faust on September 9th. Also on September 9th, the Trio Gaspard performs at the… Read more


On August 28th, the renowned ARD Music Competition begins in Munich for the 66th time. We seize this opportunity to recommend the laureate video about Sophie Dartigalongue, who won the second prize in this competition 2013 together with Rie Koyama.

This year, Leonard Fu will take part in the contest as one of 46 young violinist - we keep our fingers crossed, of course!


Concerts and events with the premiertone artists

The upcoming week starts - musically - with the Trio Karénine: The ensemble plays works by Beethoven, Schumann and Chausson at the Festival de Bourg-Madame in France on August 14th (you can get a small taste of their interpretation of the Schumann trio here). The Novus String Quartet also travels to France to perform in… Read more


Concerts and events with the premiertone artists

Following some quiet weeks, there are again plenty of concerts with the premiertone artists to announce for the next days! Let's start with violinist Laura Zarina: She plays works by Paganini and Schubert in Frankfurt (Main) on August 12th, accompanied by guitarist Heike Matthiesen. At the Kammermusikfest Kloster Kamp, you can listen to Thorsten Johanns from the 13th of August - he appears at several concerts during this festival. Also on… Read more


Concerts and events with the premiertone artists

This week, the Novus String Quartet starts into a quite eventful month: Before setting off to their anniversary concert tour through Korea, the ensemble plays some concerts in France and Germany during the next weeks. They appear, for example, on August 5th in Dresden with works by Haydn, Tchaikovsky and Yun. Further chamber music concerts take place in Wendessen and Meldorf: Jasmin-Isabel Kühne can be… Read more


Concerts and events with the premiertone artists

This week's preview starts with an interview instead of a concert: On July 24th from 4-5pm, you can listen to Nicholas Rimmer live on air! He answered the famous "Fragenkoffer" of "WDR 3 Tonart" some weeks ago and talked, for example, about his favourite drinks and breakdowns in the concert business.

Marianna Shirinyan is another one of the premiertone artists who cannot only be seen in a concert this week - she arranged… Read more


There are so many wonderful new CDs with the premiertone artists that we hardly succeed in recommending them all to you: This week, we would like to present the new album "Idée Fixe" (Vol. 1) with Barbara Buntrock and the Mariani Klavierquartett! The four musicians recorded Enescu's first Piano Quartet as well as Fauré's second Piano Quartet for their CD. Barbara Buntrock explains: "We were fascinated by these works immediately and it became clear pretty fast that we would like to combine them in a CD project." The two quartets fit very well together - after all, Enescu was one of Fauré's pupils… Read more