Artists & projects

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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Belcea Quartet ‐ String Quartet

"The most striking thing […] was its spirit of freedom" ...as the London Times wrote in the Spring of 2019, these musicians are not confined by traditional boundaries. The two founding members, the Romanian violinist Corina Belcea and the Polish violist Krzysztof Chorzelski, brought a very different artistic provenance to the ensemble in 1994, which was expanded by the French musicians Axel Schacher (violin) and Antoine Lederlin (violoncello).
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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 has visited Germany in April 2019 last. It was scheduled to tour in Spring 2021, but due to the Covid 19 pandemic the tour was cancelled.
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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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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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Ariadne Daskalakis ‐ Violin

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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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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