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Robert Schumann, Five Pieces in Folk Style for violoncello and piano, Op. 102
Johannes Brahms, Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 1 in E minor Op. 38
Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, violoncello
A Summit Meeting of World Class Cellists, part of the Cellomania Festival
Gabriel Fauré, Après un rêve pour violon et piano
Robert Schumann, Ouverture, Op. 52
Robert Schumann, Cello Concerto in A minor Op. 129
Felix Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 4, Op. 90 'Italian'
Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss am Rhein
Florian Merz-Betz, conductor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ouverture to "La clemenza di Tito"
York Höller, Double Concerto for Violoncello and Piano
Joseph Haydn, Symphony No. 90 in C major
Martin Helmchen, piano
Ludwig van Beethoven, Egmont Ouverture Op. 84
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Klavierkonzert Nr. 17 KV453 in G-Dur
Ludwig van Beethoven, Triple Concerto for piano, violin and violon cello C major op. 56
Ernest Bloch, From Jewish Life
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 16 in D major, K. 451
Gabriel Fauré, Elegie für Cello und Orchester c-Moll op. 24
Antonin Dvorak, Waldesruhe op. 68, Nr. 5
Marie-Elisabeth Hecker made her international breakthrough with her sensational success at the 8th Rostropovich Competition in Paris in 2005, where she became the first contestant in the event's history to win the first prize as well as two special prizes. Since then, she has become one of the most sought-after soloists and chamber musicians of her generation, recognised for her deep expression and natural affinity for the cello, with Die Zeit describing her playing as "heartbreakingly sad and instinctively beautiful".
Born in Robert Schumann's hometown Zwickau in 1987, Hecker started playing the cello at the age of five and attended the Robert Schumann Conservatory, before the distinguished German cellist Peter Bruns became her principal teacher. Early recognition came when she won Germany's important Jugend musiziert competition at the age of twelve, followed by the special prize at the 2001 Dotzauer Competition and the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award in 2009. She is supported by the Kronberg Academy.
Highlights of her career to date include performances with Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Belgian National Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Dresden Philharmonic, Filarmonica della Scala, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Mariinsky Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Spanish National Orchestra, Staatskapelle Berlin and Wiener Symphoniker. annover, Hannover,She collaborated with conductors such as Barenboim, Gergiev, Harding, Hengelbrock, Herreweghe, Janowski, Luisi, Nagano, Saraste, Thielemann and von Dohnányi.
As a passionate chamber musician, she has appeared in duo with her husband Martin Helmchen and in different constellations with partners such as Veronika Eberle, Antoine Tamestit, Stephen Waarts at venues including Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Aspen, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, L'Auditori Barcelona, Berliner Philharmonie, Bozar Brussels, Teatro Colón Buenos Aires, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Schubertiade in Hohenems, Wigmore Hall London, Lucerne, Carnegie Hall New York, Louvre Paris, Toppan Hall Tokio, Vienna Konzerthaus and Tonhalle Zurich.
In May 2016, the label Alpha Classics released Marie's recording of Brahms' cello sonatas together with Martin Helmchen to great critical acclaim. Recently, her second CD containing Schubert´s Arpeggione Sonata and Trio No. 2 (together with Martin Helmchen and Antje Weithaas) has been released by the same label as well as a CD with Elgar's Cello Concerto (together with the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra) and the Piano Quintet.
Marie-Elisabeth Hecker was appointed a professor at Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber in Dresden in August 2017. In co-operation with Music Road Rwanda, she regularly travels to Rwanda in order to support a local music school with concerts and educational projects.
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Haydn: Celloconcert in C - Marie-Elisabeth Hecker & Radio Kamer Filharmonie [HD]
Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, op. 85 - III. Adagio, IV. Allegro ma non troppo
Schubert Sonate a-Moll D821 "Arpeggione " 2. und 3.Satz, Adagio und Allegretto
Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Edo De Waart, Carolin Widmann, David McCarroll, Pauline Sachse, Martin Helmchen
Alpha, 2018, 283
Antje Weithaas, Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, Martin Helmchen
Alpha. 2017, 284
Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, Martin Helmchen
Alpha, 2016, 223
Aaron Pilsan, Alissa Margulis, Marie Elisabeth Hecker
Avi Music, 2014, 8553265