Preview: October 31st - November 5th 2017

Concerts and events with the premiertone artists

The upcoming week features quite a lot of cello highlights - above all, the Cello Akademie Rutesheim began a few days ago! Both Jens Peter Maintz and Claudio Bohórquez teach in the masterclasses from October 29th to November 4th, and of course, they play themselves in several concerts, too. In the professors' chamber music concert on October 31st, Claudio Bohórquez interprets some of Johannes Brahms' Hungarian Dances with Peter Nagy, and Jens Peter Maintz appears as Cello Duello with Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt. In the symphonic concert on November 2nd, Jens Peter Maintz plays the Fantasy for cello and orchestra by Alexandre Tansman, and Claudio Bohórquez performs the Pezzo Capriccioso by Peter Tchaikovsky.

There are some cello highlights apart from Rutesheim, too - all taking place on November 5th: Joanna Sachryn and Paul Rivinius give a concert in Regensburg, Oren Shevlin plays works by Haydn, Brahms and Hindemith in Pulheim, and Chiara Enderle interprets clarinet trios by Beethoven, Zemlinsky and others in Lyssach.

Jasmin-Isabel Kühne performs with the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie Herford: She plays the Harp Concerto in C minor by Henriette Renié in Detmold on November 3rd. Not far away, in Emsdetten, Kateryna Titova plays Fazil Say's "Black Earth" on November 5th. Also pretty close, in Lingen (Ems), Barbara Buntrock and her Mariani Piano Quartet interpret works by Stenhammar, Fauré and Mayer.

Nils Mönkemeyer performs Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra KV 364 with Vilde Frang and the Kammerorchester Basel at the Musikverein Wien on October 31st. He also appears at the Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin with William Youn on November 1st; they are interpreting compositions by Mozart, Brahms, Schubert, Sciarrino, Boulanger, Chin and Pintscher.

In Cologne and Bonn, there's already the second concert of the series KammerMusikKöln coming up: On November 5th, Nicholas Rimmer and other musicians play music by Schreker, Brahms and Penderecki in a program with the title "Natural Events". 

Peter Donohoe performs in Cuyo on November 4th; he interprets Rachmaninov's second piano concerto with the Orquesta Sinfonica de la Universidad de Cuya. Robert Koller sings in Edward Grieg's "Olav Trygvason" in Zürich on November 4th. Daniel Raiskin conducts the Saimaa Sinfonietta in Mikkeli (Finland), and Aldo Baerten travels to the Tbilisi Wind Festival where he will be giving concerts as well as a masterclass.

Competitions

In accordance with our "cello focus" this week, we would like to point out two competitions for this instrument: Cellists can apply for the famous Lutosławski Competition until November 15th and for the next TONALi Competition (also for cello this time) until November 20th.