Preview: April 9 - 15, 2018

Concerts and events

The new spring week begins with an exciting concert in the historic Gemeindesaal Bonn: On April 9, cellist Oren Shevlin will perform at the concert „Aus dem Schatten heraus: Komponistinnen“. As part of an ensemble of flute, oboe, violin, violoncello and piano, he interprets works by female composers such as Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Rebecca Clarke, Lili Boulanger and others. As part of the SWR Experimental Studio, Esther Saladin will play music by Bowie, Heusinger, Morricone, Messiaen and Stockhausen at the Musikmesse Festival Space in Frankfurt (Main). This weekend, from April 13 to April 15, Claudio Bohórquez will be the performing Haydn's Concerto for Violoncello C major No. 1 in Oldenzaal (Netherlands) as well as in Münster and Osnabrück. Also on April 13th, Meike Bertram and Yasko Linnartz will perform pieces for violin and piano at the Githorn Rittersaal on a duo evening. The program includes compositions by Schumann and Beethoven.

On Tuesday, April 10, the Hugo Wolf Quartet invites you to the Brahms Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna, where pieces by Korngold and Mendelssohn Bartholdy will be performed together with the Alban Berg Ensemble. On the same day, there will also be a lunch break of a special kind at the Philharmonie Berlin, where percussion duo Doublebeats will be guesting at the lunch concert.

At the piano, Paul Rivinius will give a joint concert with Maximilian Hornung at the Neubeuern Castle on 14 April, performing music by Beethoven, Brahms and Grieg. The event calendar of pianist Nicholas Rimmer contains three highlights this week: As part of the trio Belli-Fischer-Rimmer, he will perform in Hameln on 10th of April. For the Heidelberg Spring Festival, he will be participate on the event "schumanniade - with martina gedeck" on April 12, where he will play pieces from the Schumann repertoire together with other artists. Together with Jakob Spahn, Rimmer will be performing Beethoven's sonatas for violoncello and piano in Munich on April 14th.

On April 13, Reinhard Goebel leads a concert of the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie with Mirijam Contzen as a soloist in the Great Hall of the Funkhaus Halberg. He conducts works by Hainichen, Fasch, Veracini, Zelenka and Telemann. On Sunday, April 15, the celebrated conductor will also bring Bach's Brandenburg Concerts 1, 2 and 4 as well as several concerts by Telemann together with the Berlin baroque soloists on stage, to be experienced in the Theater Casino Zug.

On the international stage, Daniel Raiskin conducts Bernstein's Serenade for Violin and Orchestra and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 in B minor, op. 74 "Pathétique" on April 12, played by the finnish Kuopo Symphony Orchestra and the Soloist Benjamin Schmid. Ramón Ortega Quero performs as a soloist with the Hungarian Chamber Orchestra with the conduction of Béla Bánfalvi at the Conversatorium Bolzano and performs Marcello's oboe concerto, D minor and Mozart's oboe concerto in C major, KV 314. The concert will take place on April 14th. Already on 12th of April, cellist Joanna Sachryn makes her debut in Romania: Together with the filarmonica "Paul Constantinescu" under the direction of Walter Hilgers she performs Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor in Ploiesti. Pianist Joseph-Maurice Weder will perform in a concert in Brasília on April 10, performing Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, op. 15, together with the Orquestra Sinfônica do Teatro Nacional conducted by Claudio Cohen.

Competitions and master classes

Once again, we would like to draw your attention to the expiring application deadline for the "International Piano Competition Rina Sala Gallo" piano competition, which ends on April 10th. Instrumentalists in violin, cello and piano as well as composers will also have the opportunity to apply for the George Enescu International Competition until April 15, so it's up to them to hold their own.

The Menuhin Competition for violinists will take place in Geneva from the 12th to the 22nd of April. In addition to the competitions, there will be exciting masterclasses and varied concerts.