Concerts and events with the premiertone artists

Although we are approaching Christmas quite fast, there are only a few Christmas concerts in our preview this week! But of course, if you are feeling like listening to some contemplative music, there are some occasions. Jasmin-Isabel Kühne plays in two Christmas concerts in Reislingen/Wolfsburg (December 12th) and Hanover (December 17th), and Michael Hasel takes part in the Friedberger Advent with the Winds of the Berliner… Read more


The UNESCO decided today that the tradition of organ building and organ music in Germany is part of the intangible cultural heritage. For this event, we chose a video with organ music by László Fassang this week - and it is even a Christmas song you can listen to! 

More videos by László Fassang here.


Concerts and events with the premiertone artists

We already pointed out the International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn in our last preview. This week, we are already looking forward to the final of this competition: The event with the three finalists takes place on December 9th and is going to be presented by Daniel Finkernagel, there is also a… Read more


Concerts and events with the premiertone artists

Welcome to the first "Christmas" edition of our preview this year - the upcoming Sunday is the 1st Advent! There are also some Christmassy concerts this week: In Zurich (December 2nd) and Aarau (December 3rd), Robert Koller sings the Christmas Oratorio (I-III) with the Bachkollegium Zurich. Another Christmas Concerto, this one with Jasmin-Isabel Kühne, takes place in Nienburg on December 3rd.

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Concerts and events with the premiertone artists

Tomoko Akasaka and Thorsten Johanns are quite a lot on the move this week: Tomoko Akasaka and her Amaryllis Quartet appear in Solothurn on November 20th, Lübeck on November 21st, Hamburg on November 22nd, Bremen on November 23rd and Icking on November 25th. Except for the last concert in Bremen, the ensemble performs together with Nobuko Imai (viola). Meanwhile, Thorsten Johanns and the Aris Quartet appear in… Read more


Concerts and events with the premiertone artists

Which concerts are going to take place during the upcoming week? At least in Stuttgart, friends of the viola will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy themselves: On November 19th, Andra Darzins appears with the Gremonda Trio in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen where she will be interpreting works by Brower and Piazzolla. Also on November 19th (at 11 am - it is therefore possible to visit both concerts!), Nils Mönkemeyer interprets Bartóks… Read more


Concerts and events with the premiertone artists

Curtain on: Ilia Papandreou sings the title role in Cherubini's "Medea" which is going to be premiered in Erfurt on November 11th. There are still some tickets available; further performances are going to take place on November 15th and 17th. 

Tomoko Akasaka appears with her Amaryllis Quartet this week: in Herisau on November 8th and in Ketsch on November 12th.… Read more


It wasn't easy to decide this week for one video, so there are two:

1. "Viola Galante" with Pauline Sachse and Andreas Hecker - a good example for an unexitedly but well done album trailer. The music is beautiful, too...enjoy!

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2. Leonidas Kavakos, Emanuel Ax and Yo Yo Ma, three fantastic musicians recorded the Brahms Piano Trios. There are a few excerpts on YouTube and here is the complete  3rd movement from the C Minor Trio… Read more



The Echo Klassik is finally over...phew! What do you say? Did you watch it or not?

My comment: i was reading THIS article today and had the show in mind. ;-))
Let's stay in Hamburg at the Elphi, usually musicians are asked about their opinion/love to soccer, and now a player is being interviewed about his relation to classical music. Very nice and cool answers by Christoph Metzelder!
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Concerts and events with the premiertone artists

The upcoming week features quite a lot of cello highlights - above all, the Cello Akademie Rutesheim began a few days ago! Both Jens Peter Maintz and Claudio Bohórquez teach in the masterclasses from October 29th to November 4th, and of course, they play themselves in several concerts, too. In the professors' chamber music concert on October 31st, Claudio Bohórquez interprets some of Johannes Brahms'… Read more