Sun 07. Feb. 2021, 11.00 am | Elbphilharmonie, Kleiner Saal
Antonín Dvorák: Bagatelles Op. 47 Arranged for String Trio and Accordion
Stefan Schäfer: The Links of the Chain for Violin, Viola, Cello and Accordion
Antonín Dvorák: American Suite Op. 98b Arranged for Octet by Ulf-Guido Schäfer
Clarinet: Alexander Bachl
Horn: Bernd Künkele
Bassoon: Olivia Comparot
Violin: Annette Schäfer
Violin: Mette Tjærby Korneliusen
Viola: Naomi Seiler
Cello: Thomas Tyllack
Double Bass: Stefan Schäfer
Accordion: Jakob Neubauer
Annette Schäfer studied with Rainer Kussmaul in Freiburg and with David Takeno in London. Master courses with Pinchas Zukerman, Franco Gulli and Ricardo Odnopossof gave her further artistic impulses. Since 1991 she has been a member of the first violin section of the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra. Together with friends, she founded the octet ensemble acht that same year. Apart from concerts in Germany and abroad, various radio recordings and festival appearances, several CD productions by Dabringhaus & Grimm, cpo, Antes and Thorofon document her work in chamber music. Furthermore, Annette Schäfer is a sought-after chamber musician with her Trio Chaminade, which features the unusual combination of mezzo-soprano, violin and piano. Working with contemporary composers, she has been entrusted with numerous world premiere performances. She also dedicates herself to baroque music and historically informed performance practice, forming part of such ensembles as the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and the Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble.
Naomi Seiler began performing early on with her siblings in the Seiler Quartet, and joined the class of Jürgen Geise at the Mozarteum Salzburg as a junior student when she was 14. She continued her studies with Ulrich Koch in Freiburg and with Hirofumi Fukai in Hamburg. The winner of several awards performs both chamber music (including with the Seiler Quartet and Via Salzburg in Toronto) and as a soloist in Germany, France, Italy, South America and Japan, combined with radio and television appearances. Naomi Seiler has been principal viola of the Philharmonic State Orchestra since 1989. A sought-after chamber musician, she is a champion of chamber music within her own orchestra and teaches at the Hamburg Academy of Music and Theatre.
"Himmelmoor ('Heaven Marsh') in Schleswig-Holstein had long caught my attention. Marshes have something mysterious and threatening about them. However, this combination with the otherworldly just spurred my imagination and curiosity further. And my compositions are always meant to be about secrets too. Heaven and marsh – I cannot imagine a more extreme contrast", thus the Philharmonic’s own double bass player Stefan Schäfer, describing the inspiration for his work "Die Glieder einer Kette" of 2005. The chosen instrumentation of string trio and accordion were inspired by Dvořák’s Bagatelles Op. 47, which open the concert. The finale features Dvořák’s "American Suite", inspired by the "New World" which had invited Dvořák to be the director of the National Conservatory of Music in New York in the 1890s. The Symphony "From the New World", written shortly before the Suite, will be heard in the 10th Philharmonic Concert of the season.
Venue: Elbphilharmonie, Kleiner Saal, Platz der Deutschen Einheit 4, 20457 Hamburg
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