bringing about new things
The I&I Foundation, founded by Ilya Gringolts and Ilan Volkov, has begun its work: Five outstanding composers will be supported by the Foundation in the current season. Through a series of micro-commissions, they are given the opportunity to dedicate themselves completely to writing music over a longer period of time.
"I have long wanted to change the status quo in the music industry's focus on early music," explains Ilya Gringolts, who as a performer is constantly committed to the performance of new works. "The idea of the foundation is to bring performers together with composers - to help them find each other." Concert organizers, orchestras and festivals can also use the I & I Foundation as a reliable and independent platform to discover new composers and exciting music.
Over the coming months, the Foundation's social media channels will allow visitors to follow the creation of new works by Lawrence Dunn, Marina Khorkova, Yair Klartag, Yu Kuwabara and Sky Macklay. Starting in 2021, the I&I Catalogue will be expanded by 15 to 20 compositions per year. In addition, the Foundation will encourage the creation of larger works in the future.
music, music, music
Six years after its opening, the Konzerthaus Blaibach is confronting the difficult conditions under which concert life currently stands with a diverse musical series of 115 concerts. Through the end of November, Maximilian Hornung, Claire Huangci, Ilya Gringolts, Gabor Vosteen, Mahan Esfahani, das GrauSchumacher Piano Duo und Yeree Suh, among others, will be guests in the Bavarian Forest.
At the end of August, pianist Claire Huangci and soprano Yeree Suh already performed Beethoven's 9th Symphony in Czerny's version for piano four hands at the opening concert in Blaibach. Maximilian Hornung then travels to the Upper Palatinate for portrait concerts with solo, duo and trio pieces. Both can be heard in Blaibach at the end of September and beginning of October with further concerts.
Under normal conditions, the architecturally and acoustically outstanding Konzerthaus Blaibach can accommodate 200 visitors*. This unique project was initiated by the baritone Thomas E. Bauer and the Kulturwald gGmbH.
12 and 13/9/2020, Maximilian Hornung
29/9/2020, Claire Huangci
3 and 4/9/2020, Maximilian Hornung
29 and 30/10/2020, Ilya Gringolts
31/10 and 1/11/2020, Gabor Vosteen
8/11/2020, Mahan Esfahani
21 and 22/11/2020, Grau Schumacher Piano Duo
28 and 29/11/2020, Yeree Suh