27.01. Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin
28.01. Musikbrauerei Berlin
28.01. Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg
28.01. Kempten Theatre
29.01. Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg
29.01. Philharmonie de Paris 2
29.01. Auditorium Waldstein Nantes
30.01. Palacio Euskalduna Jauregia, Bilbao
30.01. La Seine Musicale
31.01. Palacio Euskalduna Jauregia, Bilbao
01.02. Salle Cic Ouest Nantes
01.02. Rostov Philharmonic Hall
01.02. Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano
01.02. Pinakothek der Moderne, München
02.02. Vieille Église St-Laurent
02.02. Sapporo Concert Hall
In July 2013, leading violist Tabea Zimmermann was elected chair of the Beethoven Haus Bonn. Since 2015 she has programmed the annual Beethoven Woche festival, which presents an excellent chamber music programme around one of the composer’s works that was written exactly 200 years previously. In her planning for the festival she is supported by journalist and musicologist Luis Gago. Malte Hemmerich met the two programme planners as well as the Beethoven Haus director Malte Boecker in Berlin, speaking with them about the 2020 edition of the festival, which marks Tabea Zimmermann’s last edition as Artistic Director, and is the crowning achievement of her time there....
Just back from a highly successful European tour that included stops at the Wiener Konzerthaus, the Luxembourg Philharmonic, and the Elbphilharmonie, the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra is celebrating their next highlight of the season in Ekaterinburg: beginning in late November, the Eurasia Festival will once again bring international artists to the city on the Urals. Yekaterinburg’s rich cultural scene has long been evident in the diverse activities of the Ural Philharmonic and the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Orchestra and will soon become even more apparent with the construction of a new building. The planning phase of Yekaterinburg’s new concert hall is accompanied by a symposium organized by karsten witt musik management, which will feature, among others, Christoph Lieben-Seutter and Matthias Naske, in a panel discussion moderated by Karsten Witt and Per Erik Veng, where they will discuss the demands and prospects raised by building’s construction....
For her pioneering work as a contemporary interpreter of the Noh theatre tradition, Ryoko Aoki was awarded the Japan Arts Foundation’s Creative Tradition Prize in early November. The Noh actress and singer – who has performed works such as Toshio Hosokawa's Futari Shizuka and Peter Eötvös' Secret Kiss on stages the world over – incorporates into her performances a theatrical culture that, in the past, was largely reserved for male performers. She has interpreted over 50 new works to date, more than half of which were commissioned compositions. For the magazine, she shared with us what led her to this art form, as well as her relationship to Japanese and European cultural traditions....
Our new website now bundles all information about our own concerts. For the launch date, these include concerts in the Bremer Glocke, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and last but not least the Berliner Philharmonie, where karsten witt musik management has been regularly hosting the series The Beethoven Experience with Jan Caeyers and his orchestra Le Concert Olympique for two years....
From life on the front line to the intimacies of love: Chaya Czernowin’s new opera Heart Chamber presents a huge tonal shift from the subject matter of her last project for the stage. Infinite Now, which premiered with huge success at Opera Vlaanderen in Ghent and Antwerp in 2017, took as its basis the short story Homecoming by Chinese writer Can Xue and Luk Perceval’s play Front – in turn based on Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front. In contrast, her new opera, which will be premiered on 15 November 2019 at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, is a microscopic examination of the beginning of love....