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.
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.
Danae & Kiveli Dörken - CD-Projekt "Apollo & Dionysus"
"Apollo & Dionysus" - Two sisters on one instrument. Each an exceptional pianist in her own right with an individual temperament; together, an inseparable single entity with identical musical DNA. With their album „Apollo & Dionysus“ the German-Greek sisters Danae and Kiveli Dörken are now, after several successful solo and ensemble recordings, presenting their first joint piano duet album.
HERBSTGOLD – Festival in Eisenstadt
From 9 to 24 September 2023, internationally renowned artists from a wide range of genres will be performing at the seventh edition of the HERBSTGOLD Festival in Eisenstadt, the capital of Burgenland, Austria. A place of special sounds, artistic performances and a unique setting. The festival motto for 2023 is "Longing".
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.
«Le Piano Symphonique» - Lucerne’s Piano Festival
From January 16 - 21, 2024, the Luzerner Sinfonieorchestra invites you to the third edition of its piano festival «Le Piano Symphonique» and comes up with a special sensation: Starting in 2024, the legendary pianist Martha Argerich will become «Pianiste Associée» of the Piano Festival. With this, Lucerne - which enjoys worldwide attention - should now finally advance to the «capital of the piano», as the NZZ apostrophized.
The music press got to the point when it ennobled the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester as a "booster against classical routine". In the Swiss metropolis at Lake Lucerne, the virus of concert boredom no longer finds a breeding ground. This pioneering optimism is also reflected in the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester’s 2022/23 season programme, which is characterized by an ideal melange of a sense of tradition and a spirit of discovery.
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".
OPERA IN THE QUARRY
In the 2023 season, one of the world's most popular operas will once again transform the St. Margarethen Quarry into a meeting place for music lovers from all over the world: between Hollywood's dream factory and the Spanish Civil War, French director Arnaud Bernard will stage Georges Bizet's Carmen from 12 July - 20 August 2023 under the artistic direction of Daniel Serafin. Star soprano Kristīne Opolais makes an excursion into mezzo with her role debut.
Sitkovetsky Trio - Piano Trio
The Sitkovetsky Trio has established itself as an exceptional piano trio of today.
Their thoughtful and committed approach have brought the ensemble critical acclaim and invitations to renowned concert halls around the world including the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Frankfurt Alte Oper, Palais des Beaux Arts, Musée du Louvre, l’Auditori Barcelona, Wigmore Hall or Lincoln Center New York.
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.