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On 28 May, Ensemble Musikfabrik will premiere Ming Tsao's Triode Variations in Cologne. We caught up with the composer during a visit to his Berlin flat in the run-up to the performance.
Following the world premiere at the Munich Biennale, the Deutsche Oper Berlin will show Bernhard Gander's new opera that was caught up in the terrible reality of war from 21 May - Andrew Robert Munn sings one of the main roles in Songs of Exile and No Return.
The Armida Quartet has put together a comprehensive Mozart package in recent years: a concert series, a complete recording, and even an app - all with surprising perspectives on the composer.
As music director of the Folkoperan Stockholm, Henrik Schaefer started the season 2021/22 by bringing the house fresh ideas – and not just through the original romantic sound, as can be seen and heard in the video stream of his Don Carlos.
Musik der Zeit: Peter Rundel conducts the WDR Symphony Orchestra and the WDR Radio Choir on 4 June in a concert that brings an era to an end.
Einbruch mehrerer Dunkelheiten: Caroline Melzer can be seen in Kassel in June and July in the world premiere of Felix Leuschner's new opera based on a text by Dietmar Dath.
On 1 June, Tabea Zimmermann will perform as soloist with the Gürzenich Orchestra under François-Xavier Roth at the Prague Spring Festival. She will interpret Paul Hindemith's viola concerto Der Schwanendreher.
We are delighted to now be working for Danish artist, composer and cellist Josefine Opsahl, who combines music, electronics, art, performance, and spatial concepts with liberating openness.
Mark Andre's cycle rwḥ was premiered with great success by six choirs from Hanover and the Ensemble Modern as part of the KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen under the direction of Ingo Metzmacher. On 27 May, rwh can be heard at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.
To kick off the new JA. MAI Festival at the Bavarian State Opera, which presents works by Georg Friedrich Haas in its first edition, Titus Engel conducts the opera Bluthaus from May 21.
Isabel Mundry shines as Artiste étoile at the Mozartfest Würzburg starting May 20 in a total of twelve concerts with earlier and completely new works.
The Armida Quartet becomes musical ambassador of the climate initiative Orchestras of Change.
We are delighted to begin working for the Italian conductor Tito Ceccherini, who has made a name for himself especially with interpretations of works of classical modernism as well as with contemporary repertoire.
Philippe Manoury turns 70 in June, and he has been celebrating musically all year with numerous concerts. On May 7, the Paris Percussion Group will premiere his new work Silex.
Tabea Zimmermann is the new Artistic Partner of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
The Castalian String Quartet's debut CD, released at the end of April, has received rave reviews.
A warm welcome to Lin Liao: we are delighted to work from now on for the conductor, who leads in repertoire ranging from the classical to the modern with a distinctive sense of sound and a gift for dramaturgical design.
Congratulations: Chaya Czernowin was awarded the German Music Authors' Award.
The new CD of the Gringolts Quartet was released on 1 April and received outstanding reviews.
Michael Wendeberg conducts the new production of Paderewski's opera Manru in Halle from 19 March - a video of the premiere is now available online.
In the FAZ, Ilya Gringolts is portrayed as a musician with enormous stylistic range and unwavering integrity. Both can be experienced at the concerts in the coming weeks.
From August 2022, the members of the string quartet Meta4 will take on an important artistic role at the Jyväskylä Sinfonia for two years.
Maximilian Hornung becomes artistic director of the Traunstein Summer Concerts
Current vacancies: We are looking for new employees to join us as Assistant to the Managing Directors and as Project Manager.
A Mozart with character, played to perfection: Rave reviews for the Armida Quartet's new CD.
Congratulations to Daishin Kashimoto: his CD with chamber music by Nino Rota received a Diapason d'or award of the year!
Congratulations to Titus Engel on his appointment as the new Principal Conductor of the Basel Sinfonietta!
The first international orchestra to guest in two wonderful new halls: karsten witt musik management brought the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Robin Ticciati to Ankara and Istanbul.
We congratulate the new Chevalière des Arts et des Lettres! Isabella Vasilotta will receive the medal awarded by the French Ministry of Culture.
The season brochure for 2022/23
“After a very difficult year, I wanted to offer the listeners an album full of positivity, lightness and beauty in a desire to return to a serene life“, violist Adrien La Marca explains about his new duo album Chanson Bohème.
Minna Pensola and Antti Tikkanen take over the artistic direction of the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival.
On Vito Žuraj's new CD Alavò, three large orchestras and renowned soloists interpret three works from the past five years.
Before the premiere of the first part of his large spacial orchestra triptych, Philippe Manoury talked about his musical career, his first contact with electronic music and his handling of the large orchestral apparatus.
The complete recording of Christophe Bertrand's instrumental works with the GrauSchumacher Piano Duo, Peter Rundel, and Brad Lubman was awarded the German Record Critics' Award 2021.
For his music building bridges between cultures, Toshio Hosokawa has been awarded the Goethe Medal.
Congratulations to Tabea Zimmermann: She is on the longlist for the German Record Critics Award.
As promised by its title, the new CD of Trio Mediaeval provides comfort: Solacium combines lullabies, hymns, and chorales from the Nordic countries with newly composed works.
Part science documentary, part true crime story: Philippe Manoury about his reconstruction of Boulez' Livre pour quatuor.
On September 13, Alejo Pérez conducted the premiere of Prokofiev's War and Peace at the Grand Théâtre de Genève. In an interview, he explains what connects him with this opera and with Russian repertoire altogether.
Valentin Uryupin steps into the role of chief conductor of Moscow’s Novaya Opera Theatre at the start of the 2021/22 season.
Just before Bas Wiegers conducted his
first concerts in front of a live audience in May, he
sat down for an interview to reflect on the preceding Corona year.
Journalist Barry Davis (The Jerusalem Post) accompanied the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra's tour of Germany and drew an enthusiastic account of the first concert tour after the lockdown.
A much anticipated work by composer Samir Odeh-Tamimi received its world premiere at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2021.
Ilya Gringolts' solo-CD Ciaccona features music of today and draws inspiration from Johann Sebastian Bach.
For his recording of Bach's six partitas, Mahan Esfahani examined various copies and printed editions of the works.
Diapason d'or for Ilya Gringolts: on his new CD with the Finnish Baroque Orchestra he dazzles with music by Locatelli.
Congratulations to Antje Weithaas and Maximilian Hornung on winning the BBC Music Magazine Award!
Simon Bode talks about his wanderlust for musical journeys.
Composers of various generations talk about their personal encounters with Friedrich Cerha’s monumental Spiegel cycle.
With his work Api-danza macabra, Vito Žuraj addresses the explosive topic of bee mortality. The WDR Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Cristian Măcelaru, premiered the commissioned composition this summer.
Eliahu Inbal's recording of Shostakovich's 11th Symphony is the first purely orchestral release by the fledgling SWR Symphony Orchestra.
Tune in: We invite you to sample our artists' latest CD and DVD releases.
Congratulations to Ming Tsao on his award as a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation for 2021!
Marie Heeschen and her ensemble Paper Kite are dedicated to the evocative music created during or as a result of the Thirty Years' War.
Outrage is not enough: Titus Engel talks to the FAZ about conducting Bartók's only opera and about cultural politics in Corona times.
Solution-oriented work during the pandemic: In an interview for the Niedersächsische Musiktage, KWMM Managing Director Maike Fuchs gives insights into our current everyday working life as we navigate between concert cancellations and quarantine regulations.
The winner of the International Ernst von Siemens Music Prize 2020, Tabea Zimmermann, accepted the prize during the digital ceremony on 15 June 2021. A portrait by Patrick Hahn outlines her exceptional career.