Artists & projects

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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Beethoven Orchester Bonn

The Beethoven Orchester Bonn is the driving force of music life in the city of Bonn. Under its general music director, Dirk Kaftan, is getting the anniversary year of its namesake off to a highly innovative and individual start. More than 80 concerts in 12 concert series at a wide range of venues in Bonn will offer listeners musical discoveries, enjoyment and surprises.
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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 las visited Germany in April 2019.
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Bonn Opera House

The Bonn Theatre offers own opera and theatre productions and serves as a host for international dance performances, concerts, lectures and special events and thus plays an important part in the cultural life in Bonn and the surrounding area. It opens the 2020/21 opera season with "Staatstheater" by Kagel (Premiere: September 13, 2020).
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Marcus Bosch ‐ Conductor

Marcus Bosch is one of the most prominent figures in the German conducting scene – and a much-sought-after guest conductor across the world. He works as a full professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich (HMTM), is Artistic Director of the Heidenheim Opera Festival, conductor-in-residence with the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock and principal guest conductor with the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie in Konstanz.
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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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Mirijam Contzen ‐ Violin

The German-Japanese violinist Mirijam Contzen is highly esteemed by the international musical world as a soloist, chamber musician, festival director and professor. Her playing unites grandeur and technical mastery in the realisation of sophisticated and polished performances.
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Daniel Cohen ‐ Daniel Cohen

Daniel Cohen has been General Music Director of the Staatstheater Darmstadt since 2018/2019. From 2004 to 2014 he was Music Director of the Jersey Chamber Orchestra and Artistic Director of the Gropius Ensemble, creating projects which explored the threshold between music and theater. After his Studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London, Daniel Cohen was a long-term member of the West–Eastern Divan Orchestra as a violinist.
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Ariadne Daskalakis ‐ CD-Project Schubert - Volume 2

The extant music for violin by Franz Schubert fits comfortably on two discs, and Ariadne Daskalakis released the first disc of her survey in 2019, to critical acclaim. The disc included works for violin and piano as well as three pieces with orchestral accompaniment, in performances described in The Strad as having ‘a litheness and shimmering delight that capture the music’s innate charm and dance-like vivacity with a beguiling sureness of touch.’
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Diogenes Quartet ‐ String Quartet

Founded in Munich in 1998, these four musical idealists focus on performing unknown and contemporary compositions. In 2019 they released their first part of String Quartets by Friedrich Gernsheim. In March 2020 their recording of Max Reger’s String Sextet F Major, op. 118 and Clarinet Quintet A Major op. 146 will be released on cpo.
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Dresden Philharmonic

Live, with love, and for all in the highest quality - for 150 years, the musicians of the Dresden Philharmonic have strived to provide audiences with experiences of this sort and they will continue to do so in the 2020/21season. The orchestra will celebrate its anniversary with an array of concerts in addition to exhibitions, talks and publications. Chief conductor is Marek Janowski.
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Kiveli Dörken ‐ CD project with works by Josef Suk

Kiveli Dörken’s temperament, passion and dedication to music is palpable in every one of her concerts. With her infectious enthusiasm and captivating presence, she values a close contact with her audience, often addressing the listeners first, before sitting down at the piano and pushing the boundaries of sound diversity and artistic expression. The German-Greek pianist is presenting her first own studio album on the Ars Produktion label. It features two works by Josef Suk: the piano cycle “Things Lived and Dreamt”, op. 30, and the Piano Quintet in G Minor, op. 8 – the latter played together with outstanding musician friends.
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