Fri, Feb. 19, 2021, 7.30 pm | resonanzraum
Lecture by Dr. Annalisa Pillepich, research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg
Joseph Haydn: Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Cello, Hob. IV:B1
Ingolf Dahl: Concerto a tre for Clarinet, Violin and Cello
Krzysztof Penderecki: Quartet for Clarinet and String Trio
Patrick Hollich studied at the Stuttgart Music Academy and attended numerous master courses. He won several major competitions. His career has taken him as a soloist to the Baden-Baden Philharmonic and the Bucharest Radio Orchestra, among others. He began his orchestral trajectory as a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Germany and, from 2013 onwards, held several guest positions as principal clarinettist, including at the Frankfurt Museum Orchestra and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. Since 2015 he has been associate principal clarinettist of the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra.
Bogdan Dumitraşcu received his first violin lessons at the age of seven from Natalia Epure in his hometown of Iași, Romania. Every year he was among the first prize-winners in the national competitions and appeared in numerous recitals on Romanian radio and television shows. Starting in 1996, Bogdan Dumitraşcu studied with Petru Munteanu at the Rostock Music Academy; in 2003 he graduated with honours. He attended international master courses with Igor Ozim, Ștefan Gheorghiu, Lewis Kaplan, Sherban Lupu and Eduard Grach. He is the winner of several international competitions, including “Cittá di Stresa” in Italy in 1987, “Eugeniu Coca” in Moldova in 1995, and at Schöntal Abbey in Germany in 1997. Since 2002 Bogdan Dumitraşcu has been a regular member of the first violin section of the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra; in 2013 he was appointed assistant section leader. Since 2009 he has also been a member of the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra. Next to his orchestral work, Bogdan Dumitraşcu is also a sought-after chamber musician, appearing regularly with the Pierrot String Trio.
Maria Rallo Muguruza was born in Hondarribia, Spain, in 1996. She studied viola with Pauline Sachse in Dresden. She gained her first orchestral experiences as a member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester and the academy of the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin. She has been a member of the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra since 2017.
Clara Grünwald was born in Munich in 1990, receiving her first cello lessons at the age of six. From 2009 to 2015 she studied with Martin Ostertag at the Karlsruhe Music Academy and attended master courses with Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, Wolfgang Boettcher, Guido Schiefen, Thomas Demenga and Morten Zeuthen. Clara Grünwald held scholarships from the Heinrich Hertz Society (2009) and from Yehudi Menuhin’s “Live Music Now” (2012). She gathered orchestral experience as a substitute of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and as a member of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra’s academy. Since 2015 she has been associate principal cellist of the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra.
The Philharmonic State Orchestra is Hamburg’s largest and oldest orchestra, looking back on many years of musical history. When the “Philharmonic Orchestra” and the “Orchestra of the Hamburg Municipal Theatre” merged in 1934, two tradition-steeped orchestras combined. Philharmonic concerts have been performed in Hamburg since 1828, artists such as Clara Schumann, Franz Liszt and Johannes Brahms being regular guests of the Philharmonic Society. The history of the opera company goes back even further: Hamburg has been home to musical theatre since 1678, even if a regular opera or theatre orchestra was only formed later. To this day, the Philharmonic State Orchestra has embodied the sound of the Hansa City, a concert and opera orchestra in one.
During its long history, the orchestra encountered great artist personalities. Apart from composers of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, such as Telemann, Tchaikovsky, Strauss, Mahler, Prokofiev and Stravinsky, since the 20th century chief conductors such as Karl Muck, Joseph Keilberth, Eugen Jochum, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Horst Stein, Aldo Ceccato, Christoph von Dohnányi, Gerd Albrecht, Ingo Metzmacher and Simone Young have shaped the orchestra’s sound. Renowned conductors of the pre-war era such as Otto Klemperer, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Bruno Walter, Karl Böhm and Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt gave brilliant performances, as did outstanding conductors of our times: suffice it to mention Christian Thielemann, Semyon Bychkov, Kirill Petrenko, Sir Neville Marriner, Valery Gergiev and Sir Roger Norrington.
Starting with the 2015/2016 season, Kent Nagano has taken on the position of Hamburg’s General Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Philharmonic State Orchestra and the Hamburg State Opera. In his first season Kent Nagano initiated a new project, the Philharmonic Academy, focusing on experimentation and chamber music. In 2016 Nagano and the Philharmonic undertook a successful three-week concert tour in South America, a tour of Spain followed in 2019. Since 2017 Kent Nagano and the Philharmonic State Orchestra have continued the traditional Philharmonic Concerts at the new Elbphilharmonie, for which they commissioned Jörg Widmann to compose the oratorio ARCHE, which was given its world premiere during the hall’s opening festivities. The concert recording has been released at ECM.
The Philharmonic State Orchestra offers approximately 35 concerts per season and performs more than 240 performances per year at the Hamburg State Opera and the Hamburg Ballet John Neumeier, making it Hamburg’s busiest orchestra. The stylistic bandwidth covered by the 140 musicians, ranging from historically informed performance practice to contemporary works and including concert, opera and ballet repertoire, is unique throughout Germany. Chamber Music has a long tradition at the Philharmonic State Orchestra: what began in 1929 with a concert series for chamber orchestra has been continued since 1968 by a series of chamber music only.
In 2008 Simone Young and the Philharmonic State Orchestra won the Brahms Award of the Schleswig-Holstein Brahms Society. The orchestra has recorded the complete Ring by Wagner as well as the complete symphonies of Johannes Brahms and Anton Bruckner – the latter in the rarely-performed original versions – as well as works by Mahler, Hindemith and Berg, and has released DVDs of opera and ballet productions by Hosokawa, Offenbach, Reimann, Auerbach, J.S. Bach, Puccini, Poulenc and Weber.
The members of the Philharmonic State Orchestra feel equally beholden to Hamburg’s musical tradition and responsible for the city’s artistic future. Since 1978 the musicians have been participating in education programmes in Hamburg’s schools. Today, the orchestra maintains a broad education programme, including school and kindergarten visits, patronage for music projects, introductory events for children and family concerts. The orchestra’s own academy prepares young musicians for their professional careers. The Philharmonic’s musicians thereby make an equally enjoyable and valuable contribution to tomorrow’s music education in the music metropolis of Hamburg.
Members of the Philharmonic State Orchestra have chosen chamber music by Joseph Haydn, Krzysztof Penderecki and Ingolf Dahl to complement a lecture by Annalisa Pillepich from the Max Planck Institute of Astronomy. Evolution, cosmic structures, galactic clusters and dark energy are just some of the topics featured. For the first time, the series "Music and Science" takes place in a club atmosphere: at resonanzraum, located at the Feldstraße bunker. Musically, the audience can look forward to a broad range of early and new music, made particularly attractive by the juxtaposition of the two.
Venue: resonanzraum, Feldstraße 66, 20359 Hamburg
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