Preview: April 30 – May 6, 2018

Concerts and events

Once again, we expect many exciting music events in the new week. Right at the beginning of the week, on April 30 and May 1, Nicholas Rimmer will perform the Beethoven cycle, together with Tianwa Yang, in Warfleth. The program includes the sonatas op. 12 no. 1-3, sonata in a minor, op. 23, sonata in g major, op. 96, sonatas op. 30 no. 1-3, sonata in f major , op. 24 and Sonata in A minor, op. 47 "Kreutzer". On May 6, the two musicians will also give a recital in Burgdorf. The pianist Marianna Shirinyan will be appearing at the Gala Festival in Oberhofen on Wednesday. In Fürth, Paul Rivinius will give a chamber concert on Friday, May 4, together with Sharon Kam and Julian Steckel. Joseph-Maurice Weder finishes his South American tour this week. For his concerts on April 30 in Huaraz and on May 4 in Lima he will play Beethoven's bagatelles Op. 126, Trümys "Im Labyrinth", Janacek's Piano Sonata and Brahms' Sonata 3 in F minor.

Aldo Baerten will start his Germany tour with the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Edo de Waart, on the 1st of May. On May 5, the flutist will also be present at the Talentdag at the Kortrijk Conservatory. The Quartet Passo Avanti plays the opening concert of the Hauzenberg Kulturwochen the day before, on May 4.

Meanwhile, The Novus String Quartet is travelling to Cagliari, Italy, where, on May 3 at the Teatro Lirico, Schubert's String Quartet in C minor D 703 "Quartettsatz", Mendelssohn Bartholdy's String Quartet in A minor, op. 13 and Schumann's Piano Quartet in E flat major, op. 44 with Frederico Colli will be interpreted. The Violinist Leonard Fu will be performing at Jordan Hall Boston this week: On April 30, together with Alexander Beyer (piano), Sasha Scolnik-Brower (cello) and Somin Lee (clarinet), he performs Messiaen's "Quatuor pour la fin du temps". On May 3 he will then recite works by Haydn, Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Beethoven and others with the Tempest String Quartet. In Germany, Leonard Fu will be heard this week on May 1, when the winner gala of the 26th Instrument Competition of the German Foundation Musikleben will be broadcasted on Deutschlandfunk. Also on the violin, Sophia Jaffé will perform at the Mai Klassik Kammermusikfestival Aachen on May 4th, where she will play works by Brahms, Dvorak and Reger. Diana Tishchenko interprets works by Alban Berg on Sunday at "Chamber Music Connects The World" at the Kronberg Academy. Violist Barbara Buntrock will play a concert entitled “Komponistinnenportrait: Charlotte Bray" on 2nd May in the Sendesaal Bremen. On May 1, Esther Saladin will be giving a concert with the Ensemble Musikfabrik at the WDR Funkhaus in Cologne. Works by B.A. Zimmermann are interpreted. 

On May 3-4, the bass-baritone Robert Koller will be celebrating two jubilee concerts together with the Sinfonieorchester Basel at the Martinskirche in Basel. The program includes works by Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Brahms, Bruch and Schumann. Daniel Raiskin will be guesting this week in Mikkeli, Finland, where he will conduct the Mikkeli City Orchestra with Bart Schneemann at the Oboe on May 3. For this purpose Rossini's Sonata for Strings No. 2, Cimarosa's Oboe Concerto, Bellini's Oboe Concerto, Marcello's Oboe Concerto in D minor and Wolf-Ferrari's Serenade for Strings were rehearsed. The schedule of the conductor Clemens Schuldt, who travels to San Sebastian, Bilbao and Vitoria-Gasteiz for four concerts, is especially well-filled. Together with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi S.A. and soloist Elena Sancho he will perform pieces by Ligeti, Britten and Mozart.

Competitions and master classes

This week, several application deadlines for instrumental competitions will come to an end. The registration for the Hans von Bülow Piano Competition as well as for the promotion of the Music Fund for Contemporary Music will close on Monday, April 30. The deadline for the Tromp International Percussion Competition is already one day later, on May 1st. By May 4, however, there is still the opportunity to compete in the Concours de Genève, which this year will be offered for piano and clarinet.