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.
Saleem Ashkar - CD-Project "Beethoven"
Berlin-based Israeli-Palestinian pianist Saleem Ashkar was born and raised in Nazareth. He studied in Europe and at the age of 22 played his debut at New York's Carnegie Hall under Daniel Barenboim - since then he has been considered one of the most interesting pianists of his generation. Saleem Ashkar has just released the complete Beethoven sonatas on Universal/Decca.
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
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.
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.
HERBSTGOLD 2022 – Festival in Eisenstadt
From 11-25 September, internationally renowned artists will be flocking to Eisenstadt, the capital of the Austrian state of Burgenland, for the sixth edition of the HERBSTGOLD festival. The festival's motto in 2022 is "Passion", with the focus on music as a life philosophy in all its facets. An event featuring exceptional music and artistic presentations, all against a unique backdrop.
Äneas Humm - baritone
The young Swiss baritone made his debut at the Stadttheater Bremerhaven at the age of 18. In the summer of 2019, he completed his vocal studies with Edith Wiens at the renowned Juilliard School in New York. Previously, studies led him to the Hochschule für Künste Bremen.
His first solo CD "Awakening" with pianist Judit Polgar was released by the label Rondeau in October 2017 and was followed in the autumn 2021 by the second solo album "Embrace" with the Hawaiian pianist Renate Rohlfing.
The 2021/22 season of the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester with its new principal conductor Michael Sanderling is focussed on the large, late Romantic repertoire, top-class soloists and (un)expected programmes.
Molyvos International Music Festival
The Molyvos International Music Festival (MIMF) is a unique project in the North Aegean region that brings together the greatest international young talents for a four-day celebration of world- class classical music. The motto of the 2019 edition was "Dia-logos".
James Newby - Baritone
James Newby is a former BBC New Generation Artist and Rising Star for the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. He was nominated by the Barbican Hall for the European Concert Hall Organisation Rising Star scheme and will be presented by them in recitals throughout Europe in the 2022-23 season. In Spring 2023 the new album Fallen to Dust with works by Britten, Dove and Finzi among others will be released on BIS.
Quatuor Tchalik - CD Project "Tishchenko"
On the occasion of its tenth anniversary, Quatuor Tchalik presents a private album of maximum repertoire value in several respects: the recording of the two string quartets No. 1 and No. 5 as well as the piano quartet op. 93 by Shostakovich student Boris Tishchenko (1939-2010), with whose work the four have been intensively engaged since 2000.
Ildikó Szabó - Violoncello
At the age of 27 Ildikó Szabó is already a cello-institution in her home country Hungary. In 2014 she was awarded 2nd prize, the audience award and 7 special prizes at the International Pablo Casals Competition. She is currently studying at Kronberg Academy and lives in Berlin.
Antje Weithaas - Violin
Brimful of energy, Antje Weithaas’ brings her compelling musical intelligence and technical mastery to every detail of the music. Her charisma and stage presence are captivating, but never overshadow the works themselves.