23.10. Konzil Konstanz
23.10. Staatstheater Cottbus
24.10. Equinoxe Scène Nationale
26.10. Liszt Academy Concert Centre, Budapest
26.10. Lotte Card Art Center, Seoul
27.10. Konzerthaus Klagenfurt
27.10. Grand Theatre Groningen
28.10. Tampere Concert Hall
28.10. Wiener Konzerthaus
28.10. Philharmonie Cologne
28.10. Centro Cultural del Bosque, Mexico-City
28.10. Grand Theatre Groningen
28.10. Cosmopolite Oslo
29.10. Centro Cultural del Bosque, Mexico-City
29.10. Vilnius Congress Concert Hall
29.10. Montforthaus, Feldkirch
30.10. Stuttgart Opera
30.10. Theater und Philharmonie Essen GmbH
30.10. Angelika-Kaufmann-Saal, Schwarzenberg
31.10. Bregenzer Festspiel- und Kongresshaus GmbH
"Music is simply the most beautiful and fulfilling part of my life", says Tabea Zimmermann on why she is celebrating her 50th birthday with a concert. A few weeks before the festivities she tells us about her plans for the matinee performance, a new world premiere and her multi-faceted life as a violist, professor and festival director. ...
The evening / is bitter / for those / whose lover is as far / as the sky.
(Japan, unknown poet, 920 AD)...
A portrait concert as part of Bavarian Radio’s musica viva series in Munich, a concert symposium at Wien Modern, performances of the opera Don Quijote with the Ensemble Modern, a series of birthday concerts with the new SWR Symphony Orchestra and a performance of his Winterreise at New York’s Carnegie Hall with Mark Padmore under the direction of Sir Simon Rattle: this long list of events honouring the work of Hans Zender over the coming weeks is by no means complete. On 22 November the great composer, conductor and music philosopher will celebrate his 80th birthday. ...
According to his official biography, the decision to dedicate himself to conducting was made fairly recently: in 2010 Pierre Bleuse chose not exactly to give up his highly successful career as a violinist but at least to let it rest in order to begin studying with Jorma Panula in Finland. It may therefore come as a surprise that the Frenchman has been a regular guest conductor of the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse for several years. In the meantime the Orchestre National Bordeaux-Aquitaine also extends invitations to him and he is now setting out on an international career – in July he made his US debut with the Utah Symphony. In answer to the question of whether he took a secret shortcut to the conductor's podium, he says no and laughs: "I actually first became obsessed with conducting when I was four, before I even started playing the violin. So it was always my first love and even as a violinist I was always connected to conducting."...