Sun 11. Apr. 2021, 11.00 am | Elbphilharmonie, Kleiner Saal
Viktor Ullmann: String Quintet No. 3 Op. 46
Arnold Schönberg: Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte Melodrama for Narrator, Piano and String Quartet Op. 41
Samuel Barber: Dover Beach for Voice and String Quartet Op. 3
Louis Vierne: Piano Quintet in C Minor Op. 42
Akademie für Gesang und vokale Kunst in Reykjavik bei Bergþór Pálsson (2009-2013); Masters at Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“ with Prof. Scot Weir (2015); lessons with KS Prof. Thomas Quasthoff, Prof. Wolfram Rieger and Prof. Júlia Várady
with Thomas Hampson, Helmut Deutsch, Graham Johnson, Christian Geraher, Giacomo Aragall, et al.
Winner Stella Maris Vocal Competition (2019), Icelandic Music Award in the category “Most Promising Young Artist”, nominated for “Singer of the Year” and “Musical Event of the Year” (2018), 3rd Prize and audience award at the competition ”Das Lied” in Heidelberg (2017), Finalist International Robert-Schumann-Wettbewerb für Klavier und Gesang Zwickau (2016)
Eugen Onegin (Eugen Onegin), Miriways (Miriways), Christiano (Un Ballo in Maschera), Fiorillo (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Morales (Carmen), Il Barone Douphol (La Traviata), Il Commissario Imperiale (Madama Butterfly), Zweiter Handwerksbursch (Wozzeck), Hiroto (Stilles Meer), Marullo (Rigoletto), Un Sergente degli Arcieri (Manon Lescaut), Rupert/Jäger/Königssohn (Schneewittchen), Happy (La Fanciulla del West), et al.
Hamburgische Staatsoper, Pierre Boulez Saal, Heidelberger Frühling, Oxford Lieder Festival, Dresdner Musikfestspiele, Icelandic Opera, et al.
Cooperation with directors:
Vera Nemirova, Birgit Kajtna, Holger Liebig, et al.
Cooperation with conductors:
Herbert Blomstedt, Kent Nagano, Stefano Ranzani, Roberto Rizzi-Brignoli, Christoph Gedschold, Carlo Rizzari, Pier Giorgio Morandi, Josep Caballé-Domenech, et al.
Conducting and piano at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig as well as conducting, pianoforte and harpsichord at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam
First Prize at the Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition together with Dominik Königer (2011)
Relation to the Hamburg State Opera:
Solo repetitor since the 2012/13 season, additionally musical assistant to the General Music Director (since the 2017/18 season)
Focus on the German repertoire (Wagner, Strauss etc.), Italian repertoire, Mozart; special predilection for song and chamber music
Musikalische Komödie/Oper Leipzig, Theater Hagen, Royal Opera Covent Garden London
Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Aldeburgh Festival, Oper Leipzig, Theater Hagen, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, National Concert Hall Dublin, Mozartfest Würzburg, Opéra de Lille, Wigmore Hall London, et al.
Cooperation with orchestras:
Member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester and Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra, collaboration with Concerto Köln, Accademia Bizzantina, et al.
In this chamber concert, our musicians focus on works reacting directly or caused by the great catastrophes of the 20th century: Viktor Ullmann’s String Quartet No. 3 was written during his imprisonment at the Theresienstadt (Terezín) camp. Lord Byron’s "Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte" is a scornful reckoning with Napoleon in reaction to his abdication. Arnold Schoenberg set the text during World War II for piano quintet and narrator as a political plea against tyranny and for the values of democracy. Written in 1931, the song "Dover Beach" for string quartet and baritone by Samuel Barber can be read as a warning of the omens of World War II. It deals with the loneliness humans feel when they have lost their faith. The last piece of the programme is the only piano quintet by the French composer Louis Vierne, written in 1917 as an immediate reaction to the loss of his 17-year-old son on one of the battlefields of World War I. In the quintet, Vierne saw a "profound expression of my tender feelings and the tragic fate of my child".
Venue: Elbphilharmonie, Kleiner Saal, Platz der Deutschen Einheit 4, 20457 Hamburg
Prices: € 28,00 / 20,00 / 14,00 / 10,00
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