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.
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.
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.
Vadim Gluzman - Violin
Vadim Gluzman’s extraordinary artistry brings back to life the glorious violinistic tradition of the 19th and 20th centuries. His wide repertoire embraces contemporary music and his performances are heard around the world through live broadcasts and a striking catalogue of award-winning recordings exclusively for the BIS label.
HERBSTGOLD 2022 – Festival in Eisenstadt - Festival
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.
Klara Min - Piano
A native of South Korea, Klara Min has performed extensively throughout North and South America, Europe as well as South Korea, in some of the world’s most important concert venues including Wigmore Hall London, Carnegie Hall, Gasteig Munich and Berlin Philharmonie Hall. In 2020 she released her first album for her Schumann series on the Hänssler Classic label, featuring various Schumann works (Arabesque, Carnaval, Kreisleriana). In April 2022, Klara Min will be playing her long-awaited Schumann recital at the Konzerthaus Berlin, including the Piano Sonata in F-sharp minor op. 11 and the Fantasy in C major op. 17. This concert will be followed in May 2022 by the recording of her second Schumann album at Teldec Studio Berlin.
Quatuor Modigliani - String Quartet
The Paris based Quatuor Modigliani, which was founded in 2003, is a regular guest of the world’s top venues and finest String Quartet & Chamber Music series.
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".
Johannes Moser - Violoncello
Hailed by Gramophone Magazine as "one of the finest among the astonishing gallery of young virtuoso cellists", German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser has performed with the world’s leading orchestras. His latest recordings include the concertos by Dvořák, Lalo, Elgar and Tchaikovsky, which have gained him the prestigious Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik and the Diapason d'Or. Johannes Moser records exclusively for the label PENTATONE.
Alejo Pérez - Conductor
As a conductor, Alejo Pérez possesses an inherent stylistic awareness and the ability to bring every detail of the most complex score to life. This has consistently secured him a firm place on the international opera and concert scene. Since the 2019/20 season, Alejo Pérez is Music Director of the Opera Ballet Vlaanderen.
Shiyeon Sung - Conductor
The South Korean conductor Shiyeon Sung is a real trailblazer of her profession. She is the first female conductor out of South Korea to make the leap to the podium of internationally renowned orchestras, including the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin, the Bamberg and the Nuremberg Symphony.
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.