Maximilian Hornung

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Dates

26.10. 20:00
Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts, Pittsburgh

Nikolai Rimski-Korsakow,  Capriccio espagnol Op. 34
Dmitri Schostakowitsch,  Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra No. 1, E-flat major op. 107
Peter Tschaikowsky,  Symphony No. 1 G minor, Op. 13 'Winter Dreams'

Maximilian Hornung, violoncello
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor

27.10. 20:00
Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts, Pittsburgh

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Ouverture to Le Nozze di Figaro
Johann Sebastian Bach,  Sarabande from Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012
David Popper,  Polonaise de Concert, Op. 14
Dieter Ammann,  Piece for Cello (imagination against numbers)
Vaja Azarashvili,  Concerto for Violoncello and String Orchestra
Johan HalvorsenGeorg Friedrich Händel,  Passacaglia in G minor on a Theme by George Frideric Handel
Joseph Haydn,  Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob. VIIb:1

Maximilian Hornung, violoncello
Alexi Kenney, violin

28.10. 14:30
Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts, Pittsburgh

Nikolai Rimski-Korsakow,  Capriccio espagnol Op. 34
Dmitri Schostakowitsch,  Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra No. 1, E-flat major op. 107
Peter Tschaikowsky,  Symphony No. 1 G minor, Op. 13 'Winter Dreams'

Maximilian Hornung, violoncello
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor

11.11. 19:00
CCP CongressCentrum Pforzheim

Franz Schubert,  Sonata in a-minor, D 821 ('Arpeggione')
Vaja Azarashvili,  Concerto for Violoncello and String Orchestra

Maximilian Hornung, violoncello
Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim GmbH
Timo Handschuh, conductor

22.11. 19:30
Musikkens Hus, Aalborg

Claude Debussy,  Petite Suite
Max Bruch,  Kol Nidrei in D minor, Op. 47
Leonard Bernstein,  Three Meditations from "Mass" for Violoncello and Orchestra, 1977
Claude Debussy,  Rhapsody for English horn and Orchestra
Leonard Bernstein,  West Side Story. Symphonic Dances für Orchester

Maximilian Hornung, violoncello
Aalborg Symfoniorkester
Francois Leleux, conductor

03.12. 20:00
Stadthalle, Gütersloh

Robert Schumann,  Cello Concerto in A minor Op. 129
Edward Elgar,  Symphony No. 2 E-flat major, Op. 63

Maximilian Hornung, violoncello
Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
Michael Francis, conductor

04.12. 19:30
Konzerthaus Detmold

Robert Schumann,  Cello Concerto in A minor Op. 129
Edward Elgar,  Symphony No. 2 E-flat major, Op. 63

Maximilian Hornung, violoncello
Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
Michael Francis, conductor

05.12. 19:30
PaderHalle Paderborn

Robert Schumann,  Cello Concerto in A minor Op. 129
Edward Elgar,  Symphony No. 2 E-flat major, Op. 63

Maximilian Hornung, violoncello
Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
Michael Francis, conductor

07.12. 20:00
Stadtpark Schützenhof, Herford

Robert Schumann,  Cello Concerto in A minor Op. 129
Edward Elgar,  Symphony No. 2 E-flat major, Op. 63

Maximilian Hornung, violoncello
Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
Michael Francis, conductor

08.12. 19:30
Konzerthalle im Kurpark Bad Salzuflen

Robert Schumann,  Cello Concerto in A minor Op. 129
Edward Elgar,  Symphony No. 2 E-flat major, Op. 63

Maximilian Hornung, violoncello
Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
Michael Francis, conductor

10.12. 20:00
Theaterhaus Stuttgart

Joseph Haydn,  Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra No. 2 in D major, Hob VIIb:2
Arturo Fuentes,  'Von Dunkel zu Dunkel', Cello Concerto (premiere)

Maximilian Hornung, violoncello
Stuttgarter Kammerorchester
Matthias Foremny, conductor

biography

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra debut of cellist Maximilian Hornung on Friday night added another element of surprise to Strauss’ work [‘Don Quixote’]: His performance seemed to take stock of all this textured material and rise above it all, producing a breath with each statement. (...) Mr. Hornung’s clear-eyed interpretation capably sifted through Strauss’ dense musical material, his tone direct yet warm. Like an able guide navigating through an undiscovered forest, he commanded the pace of the work…” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

With his striking musicality, instinctive stylistic certainty and musical maturity, the young cellist Maximilian Hornung is taking the international music scene by storm. Today, he regularly performs as a soloist with such renowned orchestras as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Pittsburgh  Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Czech Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Bamberg Symphony under conductors such as Daniel Harding, Yannick Nézét-Séguin, Mariss Jansons, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Semyon Bychkov, Bernard Haitink, Manfred Honeck, Antonello Manacorda, Mario Venzago, Jonathan Nott, Kristjan Järvi, Andrew Manze, Krzysztof Urbański and Robin Ticciati. His chamber music partners include Anne-Sophie Mutter, Antje Weithaas, Hélène Grimaud, Daniil Trifonov, Christian Tetzlaff, Lisa Batiashvili, François Leleux, Yefim Bronfman, Herbert Schuch, Lars Vogt, Jörg Widmann and Tabea Zimmermann. He has performed with the Arcanto Quartett and the Cuarteto Casals and has been invited to perform at festivals including Schwetzingen, Salzburg, Schwelsig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Rheingau, Lucerne, Verbier, Ravinia and Hong Kong. He has appeared in concert halls such as the philharmonic halls of Berlin, Cologne and Essen as well as the Vienna Musikverein, Concertgebouw Amsterdam and London’s Wigmore Hall.

In the 2017/18 season, Maximilian Hornung made his first appearances with the MDR Symphony Orchestra under Kristjan Järvi, the Orchestre National de France under Kirill Karabits, the Tapiola Sinfonietta under Mario Venzago and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Daniel Harding. In addition, he was re-invited to the Bern Symphony Orchestra under Mario Venzago, the Florida Orchestra under Michael Francis, the Kammerakademie Potsdam under Antonello Manacorda and the Munich Chamber Orchestra under John Storgårds.

Highlights of the 2018/19 season include re-invitations to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra under Pablo Heras-Casado, the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz under Michael Francis, the Kammerakademie Potsdam under Antonello Manacorda, the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana under Markus Poschner, and the Munich and Stuttgart Chamber Orchestras. He will make his debuts with the Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin, the Staatskapelle Weimar, the Orchestre Metropolitain Montreal, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen as well as the Aalborg Symfoniorkester. In September 2018, he will become Artistic Director of the VivaCello Festival Liestal.

His wide-ranging discography is impressive, not only due to his relatively young age, and includes solo concertos as well as recordings with prominent chamber musicians.
He received the ECHO Klassik Prize for his first album (Sony 2011) – for which he was designated as Young Artist of the Year – as well as for his recording of Dvořák’s Cello Concerto with the Bamberg Symphony under the direction of Sebastian Tewinkel the following year (Sony 2012). Further recordings have included Richard Strauss’ major cello works with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under Bernard Haitink (Sony 2014) and Joseph Haydn’s cello concertos with the Kammerakademie Potsdam under Antonello Manacorda (Sony 2015). In 2017, Deutsche Grammophon released a highly acclaimed recording of Schubert’s Trout Quintet with Anne-Sophie Mutter and Daniil Trifonov amongst others. Further recordings were released on Genuin, Linn Records, NEOS, Bridge Records and CPO.

Maximilian Hornung, born 1986 in Augsburg, began taking cello lessons at the age of eight. The teachers with whom he has studied most intensely are Eldar Issakadze, Thomas Grossenbacher and David Geringas. As cellist of the Tecchler Trio, in which he played until 2011, he won the First Prize of the ARD Music Competition in 2007. At the age of only 23, he became first principal cellist of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and held this position until 2013. Maximilian Hornung has been supported and sponsored by the Anne-Sophie Mutter Circle of Friends Foundation and Borletti-Buitoni Trust London.

2018/2019 season

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repertoire

Samuel ADLER Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra (1995)
Kurt ATTERBERG Cello Concerto in C minor op. 21
Vaja AZARASHVILI Concerto for Violoncello and Strings (1978)
Carl Philipp Emanuel BACH Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in A major, Wq 172 Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in A minor Wq 170
Samuel BARBER Cello Concerto op. 22
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN Triple Concerto in C major op. 56
Leonard BERNSTEIN Three Meditations from “Mass”
Ernst BLOCH Schelomo
Luigi BOCCHERINI various concertos
Benjamin BRITTEN Cello Symphony op. 68
Johannes BRAHMS Double Concerto in A minor op. 102
Max BRUCH Kol Nidrei op. 47
Jean-Louis DUPORT Double Concerto in E minor
Henri DUTILLEUX Tout un monde lointain
Antonin DVORAK Concerto in B minor op. 104 Waldesruhe op. 68 No. 5 Rondo in G minor op. 94
Edward ELGAR Concerto in E minor op. 85
Friedrich GULDA Concerto for Violoncello and Wind Orchestra
Johann Michael HAYDN Concerto in B-flat major
Joseph HAYDN Concerto in C major Hob. VIIb:1 Concerto in D major Hob. VIIb:2
Richard HELLER Cello Concerto Gedeckte Farben, op. 50
Victor HERBERT Cello Concerto No. 1 in D major Cello Concerto No. 2 in E minor 7 Pieces for Violoncello and Strings
Paul HINDEMITH Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra
Arthur HONNEGER Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra (H.72)
Jacques IBERT Concerto for Violoncello and Wind Orchestra
Aram KATCHATURIAN Cello Concerto
Erich Wolfgang KORNGOLD Cello Concerto
Edouard LALO Concerto in D minor
Witold LUTOSLAWSKI Cello Concerto
Bohuslav MARTINU Cello Concerto No. 1 H 196 (1930, rev. 1955)
Johan de MEIJ Casanova for Violoncello and Wind Orchestra
Darius MILHAUD Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra No. 1 op. 136
Hans PFITZNER Cello Concerto No. 1 in G major, op. 42 Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in A minor, op 52
Sergej PROKOFJEW Sinfonia Concertante op. 125
Joseph Joachim RAFF Cello Concerto Nos. 1 and 2
Einojuhani RAUTAVAARA Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No. 1 (1968) Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra No. 2 Towards the Horizon (2008/09)
Camille SAINT-SAENS Concerto in A minor No. 1 op. 33 Suite for Violoncello op. 16
Othmar SCHOECK Concerto for Violoncello and Strings
Robert SCHUMANN Concerto in A minor op. 129
Dmitri SCHOSTAKOWISCH Concerto No. 1 op. 107 Concerto No. 2 op. 126
Richard STRAUSS Don Quixote op. 35 Romanze in F major op.13
Peter TSCHAIKOWSKY Rococo Variations in A major op. 33 Pezzo capriccioso op. 62
Antonio VIVALDI various concertos
Robert VOLKMANN Cello Concerto op.33
Mieczys?aw WEINBERG Concerto for Violoncello in C minor op. 43 (1948)
Yehudi WYNER Cello Concerto Prologue and Narrative
Sulkhan ZINZADZE Concerto No. 2
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José Serebrier conducts Samuel Adler – Concerto for Cello and Orchestra

José Serebrier conducts Samuel Adler – Concerto for Cello and Orchestra

Maximilian Hornung, violoncello; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; José Serebrier
Linn Records, CDK 545, 2016

Albéric Magnard – Piano Trio Op. 18

Albéric Magnard – Piano Trio Op. 18

Geneviève Laurenceau, violin; Maximilian Hornung, violoncello; Oliver Triendl, piano
cpo, 1588289, 2015

Cello Concertos – Joseph Haydn | Vaja Azarashvili

Cello Concertos – Joseph Haydn | Vaja Azarashvili

Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major; Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major | Azarashvili: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra
Maximilian Hornung, violoncello; Kammerakademie Potsdam; Antonello Manacorda
Sony Classical, 88843064532, 2015

Richard Strauss – Don Quixote | Sonata for Cello and Piano

Richard Strauss – Don Quixote | Sonata for Cello and Piano

Maximilian Hornung, violoncello; Paul Rivinius, piano; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; Bernard Haitink
Sony Classical, 88843047072, 2014

Saint-Saëns  – Suite and Romanze | Dvořák – Cello Concerto

Saint-Saëns  – Suite and Romanze | Dvořák – Cello Concerto

Maximilian Hornung, violoncello; Bamberg Symphony; Sebastian Tewinkel
Sony Classical, 88697749252, 2012

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Works by Scrjabin, Bridge, Villa-Lobos, Debussy, Faure, Schubert, Mahler, Bloch, Bach, Boulanger, Webern and Chaplin
Maximilian Hornung, violoncello; Milana Chernyavska, piano
Sony Classical, 88697749242, 2010

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