Artists & projects

Aris Quartet - String Quartet

Expressive, dynamic, spectacular – the Aris Quartet has been at home on international stages for more than a decade. With its unmistakable sound, it has long been known as one of the world’s top-rank chamber music ensembles. The ensemble’s success is no coincidence: having earned numerous first prizes at prestigious competitions, the Aris Quartet quickly achieved its international breakthrough. The musicians have also been honored as ECHO Rising Stars by the European Concert Hall Organisation, are among the BBC's New Generation Artists, and have won five awards at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich.
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Armida Quartet - String Quartet

After intensely engaging in Mozart‘s string quartet œvre, the Armida Quartet is completing the recording of all string quartets by W.A. Mozart in 2022. The CD box set will be released in autumn 2022 on the CAvi-music label and is the crowning conclusion to a productive cooperation with the G.Henle Verlag and the quartet-owned concert series Mozart Exploded. In May 2022 the Armida Quartet has been appointed the first ambassador of the "Orchestras of Change" initiative (Orchester des Wandels e.V.).
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Pablo Barragán - Clarinet

"This evening it was Pablo Barragán who cast a spell on his audience. In addition to his perfect playing in all respects, it was just his soulful tone, which held in breath."
Westdeutsche Zeitung in October 2019
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Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra dates back to 1765 and is thus one of the world’s oldest orchestras. Chief Conductor is Edward Gardner. The Orchestra will visit Germany in February 2023.
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Anja Bihlmaier - Conductor

Anja Bihlmaier’s strong musical instinct, abundant charisma and natural leadership have propelled her to the forefront of recently established conductors both on the symphonic and operatic stages.  In August she assumes the role of Chief Conductor of the Residentie Orkest in The Hague alongside her position as Principal Guest Conductor of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra.
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Aria Borealis Bodø - Competition & Festival

Set in the Arctic town of Bodø (European Capital of Culture 2024) under the never setting sun, Aria Borealis Bodø is a new biennial festival of Early Music presenting concerts, workshops, masterclasses and music-making opportunities, with an innovative international singing competition at its centrepiece (24 June-2 July 2022).
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Vera-Lotte Boecker - Soprano

Since her successes at the Vienna State Opera and Bavarian State Opera, soprano Vera-Lotte Boecker has become one of the most exciting emerging singer-performers of our time. Her varied repertoire ranges from operetta to grand opera to contemporary music. In 2022, Cologne-born Vera-Lotte Boecker was named "Singer of the Year" by the magazine "Opernwelt" - one of the most important awards in the German opera business.
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Chamber Orchestra of Europe

The Chamber Orchestra of Europe (COE) was founded in 1981 by a group of young musicians who became acquainted as part of the European Community Youth Orchestra (now EUYO). There are now about 60 members of the COE (including a dozen founding members), who pursue parallel careers as principals or section leaders of nationally-based orchestras, as eminent chamber musicians, and as tutors of music.
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Danae Dörken - Piano

With her temperamental and sensitive interpretations, German-Greek pianist Danae Dörken has attracted the attention of the international music world and is one of the most sought-after artists of a new generation internationally, captivating audiences and musical colleagues alike with her breathtaking technique, extraordinary stage presence and musical depth.
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Orchestra of the 18th Century

In 1981, Frans Brüggen, Lucy van Dael and friends founded the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, consisting of fifty members from twenty different countries. Six or more times a year the orchestra assembles to go on tour. The musicians, all specialists in eighteenth and early nineteenth century music, play on period instruments or on contemporary copies. In August 2014, the Orchestra had to say farewell to Brüggen. While the collaboration between the orchestra and its founding father came to an end with his death, Brüggen’s inspiration remains and will guide the Orchestra for years to come.
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Eliots am Main – Festival - Eliot Quartet

From October 17 - 26, 2022, the highly acclaimed Frankfurt Eliot Quartet will present the first edition of its festival "Eliots am Main" at the Historischer Festsaal zu Frankfurt. The Eliot Quartet is named after the American writer T. S. Eliot (1888-1965). He is considered one of the leading representatives of American modernism and was inspired by Ludwig van Beethoven's late string quartets to write his last great poetic work, "Four Quartets". All of the Eliots' recordings have been released on the Leipzig label Genuin.
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Titus Engel - Conductor

The search for new concert forms and the dramaturgically meaningful fusion of old and new music are central to Titus Engel's career. Besides symphonic repertoire of the 19th and 20th centuries, he has a deep passion for baroque music performances on historical as well as modern instruments.
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Holger Falk - Baritone

"Holger Falk is anyway one of the intellectually and vocally most flexible singers on German stages" the Magazine Opernwelt wrote. Colourfulness, flexiblity and authenticity in his expression are the artistical sources of his international carreer as an operasinger as well as an interpreter of art song.
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Martin Helmchen - Piano

Martin Helmchen has established himself as one of today’s most in-demand and sought-after pianists, characterised by the originality and intensity of his interpretations, alongside his excellent tonal sensitivity and technical abilities. Martin Helmchen is an exclusive artist with Alpha Classics. Martin Helmchen is an exclusive artist with Alpha Classics. His most recent release was the highly acclaimed album "Novelletten und Gesänge der Frühe" with piano works by Robert Schumann in March 2022.
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