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New CD Release: Florian Uhlig with Penderecki’s Piano Concerto “Resurrection …

Florian Uhlig brings out new CD with Penderecki’s Piano Concerto “Resurrection“ On the occasion of Krzysztof Penderecki’s 80th anniversary Florian Uhlig presents a new album with the composer’s Piano Concerto “Resurrection“. In recent years the artist has given several performances of the virtuoso work, for example with the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela under the baton of the composer. The pianist has studied Penderecki’s oeuvre for quite some time, hence

Concerto Köln: Launch of the second USA tour in 2012/Opera project “Artaserse …

A few weeks ago, Concerto Köln returned from their South American tour which ended with two acclaimed final concerts in the Teatro Municipal in Santiago de Chile. The musicians will be flying over the Atlantic again very soon for the launch of their second USA tour in 2012 beginning in Boston on Saturday, October 27th. Their first tour in April of 2012 led Concerto Köln to Jackson, the Library of

Eivind Gullberg Jensen: Further important debuts during the 2012/13 season

Following his significant debuts at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich as well as with the Bamberg Symphonic, yet more considerable debuts await the young Norwegian conductor Eivind Gullberg Jensen. On Friday 26th October 2012, he will conduct the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra for the first time (featuring Valentina Lisitsa as soloist). Exactly five weeks later, on Friday 30th November 2012, Eivind Gullberg Jensen’s debut with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg

CD Release (October 15th, 2012): Florian Uhlig - 'Schumann in Vienna'

Melancholy and grotesque: Florian Uhlig introduces 'Schumann in Vienna', volume 4 of his complete edition of Schumann’s piano works. With the fourth CD in his 15-part complete edition of Schumann’s piano works, the renowned pianist Florian Uhlig moves towards the inner depths of the Schumann oeuvre, and a step closer to the dark and more troubled shades of the composer. This record sees Uhlig presenting, alongside the 'Faschingsschwank aus Wien, op.

Two First Prize Winners at the ›Joseph Joachim International Violin Competitio …

The names of all the Prize Winners of the 8th ›Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover‹ have been determined, and were announced at the Award Ceremony during the Prize Winners’ Gala Concert on October 13, 2012. For the first time in the history of the Competition, the First Prize, amounting to €50,000, was awarded to two competitors, Alexandra Conunova-Dumortier from Moldova and Dami Kim from South Korea. Both of these

Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover (Sept. 29 – Oct. 13, …

Six of the twelve Semifinalists in the ›Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover‹ have rea-ched the Final. Late on Tuesday evening (October 9, 2012), the International Jury announced the names of those young violinists who had succeeded in making the best impression on them in the two Semifinal rounds. The challenges were enormous. The first round of the Semi-final consisted of a recital, lasting a good hour, which had to include

Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover: The twelve Semifinalis …

Twelve out of a total of 35 competitors at the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover (Sept. 29 – Oct. 13, 2012) have made it through to the Semifinals. Today - on Friday, October 5, 2012 – the Jury announced the names of the young violinists who made the best impression on them in the two preliminary rounds, playing works including solo pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach. The Semifinal rounds will

›Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover 2012‹ (Sept. 29 - …

The competitors for the 2012 ›Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover‹ have now been selected. Applications were received from 178 young violinists from all over the world – some 38% more than in 2009. This is the highest number in the history of the Competition and demonstrates the degree of international recognition it has achieved since it was first established in 1991. The Preselection Jury of international experts met in

›Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover 2012‹ is presented …

On Thursday, June 7, 2012, saw the first presentation in Berlin of the ›Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover 2012‹, a development that serves to underline the Competition’s national and international significance. In the 21 years of its existence the Competition has come to occupy a firm place in the international music scene, and is unique in Germany. Among those present were Joachim Werren, Secretary General of the Stiftung Niedersachsen (the

Thomas Hampson & Luca Pisaroni to Be Streamed Live from Heidelberger Frühling O …

On Sunday, April 29, Germany’s Heidelberger Frühling festival presents its first live video stream, offering a program of opera highlights from two world-class singers: baritone Thomas Hampson and bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni. Accompanied by the WDR Rundfunkorchester under Massimo Zanetti, they will perform to a sold-out audience; the concert marks the last night of the 16th Heidelberger Frühling, which has – since its opening on March 23 – been showcasing internationally

40. Istanbul Music Festival presents programme 2012: "Hope and Heroes", 31 May - …

The Istanbul Music Festival, the first festival organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2012. Sponsored by the Borusan Holding since 2006, the Festival’s 40th edition will be held between 31 May and 29 June. The 40th Music Festival will host more than 750 local and foreign artists in Istanbul and will present a month full of music. The 40th

Prestigious projects in Norway for Eivind Gullberg Jensen: “Arve Tellefsen Mus …

Eivind Gullberg Jensen, star amongst the Norwegian conductors and chief conductor of the NDR Radio Philharmonics in Germany, is continuing his triumphant ascent with three prestigious projects in his homeland. On August 4th he will be awarded the “Arve Tellefsen Music Prize” for the second time, at the Olavsfest Dagene in Trondheim. After that Eivind Gullberg Jensen will lead the Norwegian National Youth Orchestra in Mahler´s Symphony No. 2 in