On June 1, 3, and 4, the pianist will be a guest at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. The programme includes Francis Poulenc's Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, which he will perform with Stefano Bollani, as well as Ravel's Daphnis et Chloé.more
With the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under Sakari Oramo, Hyung-ki Joo will appear in three concerts in early June; his piano partner in Poulenc's Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra is Stefano Bollani.
"Drastic and clear" - "strong and accurate": Johannes Klumpp received enthusiastic reviews for his conducting of the two opera premieres From a House of the Dead and The Makropulos Affair on April 30 at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden. The Janáček double bill was performed again in May; individually, the operas will be shown until July.
Vito Žuraj's first full-length opera Blühen was premiered in Frankfurt in January 2023 and received enthusiastic reviews. Before the world premiere, we spoke to the composer about his collaboration with librettist Händl Klaus, director Brigitte Fassbaender and the Ensemble Modern, which played under Michael Wendeberg.