Preview: April 16 - 22, 2018

Concerts and events

The new week starts with a large number of exciting music events on a national and international level. Joseph-Maurice Weder will continue his successful tour in South America with four more concerts: on April 17 and 18, he will perform as a soloist in Brasília and will be guesting in Buenos Aires on April 21 and 22. In his luggage he has pieces by Brahms, Beethoven, Trümpy, Janacek and Moser. Nicholas Rimmer will be performing at the piano right at the beginning of the week on 16 April in Marburg, where he will give a recital with duet partner Jakob Spahn. Carlota Amado will perform another duo recital with Tonja Čuić at the Ismaning Music School on April 19. During a "Romantic Key Dialogue", music by Schubert, Moszkowski and Brahms will be performed. At the end of the week, Kateryna Titova and Edgar Wiersocki will be guests in Bad Krozingen for another duo recital.

For our strings artists, the week starts on April 16 with a thrilling performance by the Kuss Quartet at the Kulturradio Klassik-Lounge at the Watergate Club. The schedule of popular violist Nils Mönkemeyer looks quite exciting this week: on April 17, he will be guest at the Musikverein Wien, the following day at the Berliner Philharmonie. He plays music by Bach together with the Berliner Barocksolisten. From April 20 to 22, he will be touring with the baroque orchestra "l'arte del mondo", with concerts in Warburg, Steinfurt and Kempen. They will play pieces by Sammartini, Vivaldi, Telemann, Bach and Graun. As part of the Horenstein Ensemble, violinist Sophia Jaffé performs Brahms's Clarinet Quintet in B minor op. 115 on April 22 at the Berlin Konzerthaus in a 360 ° concert. Also in Berlin, Jens Peter Maintz will play music by Rachmaninow, Wyner, Mozart and Brahms in the Kammermusiksaal of the Philharmonie on April 16, together with Spectrum Concerts. On Friday, April 20, Claudio Bohórquez will give a concert in the capital of Germany: The Philharmonic Orchestra Amadé and the cellist offer Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's Cello Concerto in A major H439 Wq 172 in the Mendelssohn Remise. In contrast, Joanna Sachryn will be guest at Schloss Eichhofen. On April 22, she gives a joint concert with Paul Rivinius, with pieces by Bach, Meyer and Shostakovich. Oren Shevlin joins the Brandeburg State Orchestra Frankfurt unter the conduction of Heribert Beissel on the same day in the Concert Hall Frankfurt (Oder). They will perform Schumann's Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op. 129. The cellist Esther Saladin will be guest in Sarajevo this week, where, together with the Sonemus Ensemble, she stages works by Barrett, Fachard and Ferneyhough. On the other side of the English Channel, Philip Higham is on tour in Scotland, playing Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's Cello Concerto in A minor in St. Andrews, Edinburgh and Glasgow with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

At the oboe, Ramón Ortega Quero will perform solo in Regensburg (April 21) and Amberg (April 22). Together with the Bach Orchestra Leipzig and the conduction of Christian Funke he plays Bach's oboe concerto BWV 1041 as well as Marcello's oboe concerto D minor. Aldo Baerten is a guest at the Maison de la Poésie on Sunday in Brussels, where he performs works by Saint-Saëns, Fauré and Ibert with Samia Bousbaïne as a flute-harp duo. Conductor and flutist Michael Hasel and the Philharmonic Wind Quintet Berlin will perform on 18 April in Schloss Waldthausen in Budenheim and on 21 April in Forli, Italy. There are pieces by Mozart, Schubert, Reicha, Hindemith, Kvandal and Nielsen on the program.

On April 20, the quartet Passo Avanti can be experienced at a workshop concert in Bamberg. Daniel Raiskin will conduct the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra at the Grand Hall of the Kolorac Foundation in Belgrade. With the solo performance of Aleksandar Gavrylyuk on the piano, Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3, op. 30, and Stravinsky's Fireworks and Firebird (1919) will be recited. Clemens Schuldt is on the road in Manchester this week with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. On April 18, he conducts Prokofiev's Symphony No. 1 in D major, op. 25 ("symphonie classique"), Jolivet's Concertino (1948) for trumpet, piano and strings, Shostakovich's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 C minor op. 35 with obligatory trumpet (1933) and Haydn's Symphony No. 86 in D major Hob. I-86 at the BBC Studios. As soloists, Frederico Colli and Simon Höfele will accompany him. On April 21, Schuldt, together with the cellist Leonard Elschenbroich, will perform Strauss' symphonic poem Death and Transfiguration, op. 24, Simpson's Cello Concerto (2018) and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 1 in F minor op. 10 on stage of the Bridgewater Hall. Reinhard Goebel, on the other hand, presents presents by Bach and Telemann in Szczecin and in Dresden's Frauenkirche on April 20 and 21 with the Berliner Barocksolisten.

For America travelers, a trip to Cleveland is also worthwhile this week: on April 21, Gerhard Siegel will perform at Severance Hall in the role of Tristan in Wagner's opera Tristan & Isolde with the Cleveland Orchestra under the direction of Franz Welser-Meist.

An entertaining, humorous evening awaits guests of the Café am Funkhaus in Cologne on 17 April: Daniel Finkernagel invites musicians away from the big concert stage with his program "Klassik mit Kölsch". This time, the Cologne Chamber Players will join him. On April 20, Finkernagel will be a guest at the Luxembourg Philharmonic with his format "Inside Out". Prominent guests include Ksenja Sidorova (accordion) and Erkki-Sven Tüür (composer).

Competitions and master classes

The application deadline for the International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition ends on April 20. The first prize of the competition which is situated in Bergen is worth 30,000 euros.