19.11. Southbank Centre London
19.11. Wiener Konzerthaus
20.11. Berlin Philharmonie
21.11. Berlin Philharmonie
23.11. Friedenskirche im Schlosspark Sanssouci, Potsdam
23.11. Auditorium de Radio France
24.11. Friedenskirche im Schlosspark Sanssouci, Potsdam
24.11. Taichung Chung-Hsin Hall
24.11. Koncertsalen Alsion
24.11. Congresshalle, Saarbrücken
24.11. Théâtre Ledoux Besançon
25.11. Flensburg Deutsches Haus
25.11. Friedenskirche im Schlosspark Sanssouci, Potsdam
25.11. Zhongshan Hall, Taipei
25.11. MA scène nationale
26.11. HR Sendesaal, Frankfurt
26.11. Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe
27.11. Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe
28.11. Oekolampad Kirche
29.11. Liszt Academy Concert Centre, Budapest
30.11. Friedenskirche im Schlosspark Sanssouci, Potsdam
30.11. Liszt Academy Concert Centre, Budapest
30.11. Funkhaus Köln
01.12. Berwaldhallen, Stockholm
01.12. Finnish National Opera, Helsinki
Jan Caeyers and his orchestra, Le Concert Olympique, will make their Berlin debut on 20 November at the end of a tour that has included appearances at the deSingel in Antwerp and the Wiener Konzerthaus. Together with a trio of high-quality soloists – Till Fellner, Antje Weithaas and Maximilian Hornung, who will perform the Triple Concerto – they will present a special programme to kick off their concert series The Beethoven Experience. The title is no empty promise; these concerts will offer a unique insight into the composer’s musical universe, as Jan Caeyers explains in a video interview....
Just a matter of months after her celebrated opera Infinite Now, which was recently awarded Premiere of the Year by Opernwelt Magazine, a brand new work by Chaya Czernowin is being brought into the world. The cello concerto Guardian was performed in the closing concert of the Donaueschingen Festival on 22 October by the SWR Symphony Orchestra with soloist Séverine Ballon, who will give the work's Luxembourgian premiere on 17 November. But what does the name tell us about the piece? Does it refer to the British newspaper, or rather call to mind protecting angels? The composer laughs at these suggestions, explaining: “Sometimes names are just a source of inspiration. It might be the sound or an association that helps colour what you are doing.”...
In September Mariam Batsashvili was on concert tour in Mexico. News of the devastating earthquake on 19 September reached the pianist shortly before her first concert in Monterrey. The following personal account of her experience in Mexico is taken from a text the pianist wrote for the Keyboard Charitable Trust in London, who organised the tour....
“In Stromab the whole orchestra is sent like a boat down the great river in its dazzling diversity,” says Johannes Maria Staud about his new orchestral piece, premiered this season by three leading international orchestras. The world premiere will be given in Copenhagen by the Royal Danish Orchestra under Alexander Vedernikov, before the Wiener Symphoniker under Francois-Xavier Roth give the Austrian premiere a few weeks later. In January 2018, Stromab will find its American premiere in Cleveland under Franz-Welser Möst, followed by further concerts in in the US. Ahead of the upcoming premiere, Johannes Maria Staud talks about the finished score and its relationship to Algernon Blackwood’s short story The Willows, which the composer describes as “one of the most beautiful horror stories of all time”. The conversation with Dr. Frank Reinisch is published with the kind permission of his publisher, Breitkopf & Härtel....
Mariam Batsashvili has stunned, fascinated and touched audiences at the most renowned concert halls in Europe during her tour as a “Rising Star” of the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO). Now, the young Georgian pianist has just received the exciting news that she will be a BBC New Generation Artist, as part of which she will perform at major festivals and concert venues across the UK during the next two seasons. In conversation, she shares her impressions on a whirlwind few months, the magic of the classical concert, and her tips for surviving the rigours of life on tour....