Preview: November 27th - December 3rd 2017

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.

Gerhard Siegel takes part in the first German performance of Glanert's "Requiem for Hieronymus Bosch" on November 28th. The concert in the Elbphilharmonie is sold out; remaining tickets will possibly be available on site. Sophia Jaffé interprets Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D major even twice (at 11 am and 6 pm) in Frankfurt on December 3rd, and Chiara Enderle plays the solo part of Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor in Zurich (November 29th) and Bern (December 2nd).

Ramón Ortega Quero and Steven Sloane perform together in a charity concert for the Deutsche AIDS-Stiftung at the Musikforum Ruhr on December 2nd. Nils Mönkemeyer also takes part in a charity concert, this one in favour of the Stiftung Gute Tat: He performs on November 29th in Berlin. During the rest of the week, Nils Mönkemeyer is on a concert tour with the Mozarteum-Orchester Salzburg and violinist Arabella Steinbacher. Their performances of Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in E-flat major take place on November 28th in Munich, on November 30th in Frankfurt, on December 1st in Nuremberg and on December 2nd in Baden-Baden.

Nicola Jürgensen gives a chamber music concert with her colleagues from the WDR Sinfonieorchester on December 3rd in Cologne. Jens Peter Maintz appears on December 1st in Frankfurt and, with the Mandelring Quartett, on December 3rd in Burgfrieden. Kateryna Titova gives a recital with works by Beethoven, Scriabin and others on December 1st in Velen and Ilia Papandreou sings the title role in another performance of "Medee" on December 1st in Erfurt. Yulia Deyneka performs four of Schubert's string quartets at the Boulez Saal in Berlin on December 3rd.

Daniel Raiskin conducts the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra on December 1st, and Jan Schultsz appears with the Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra on November 30th and December 2nd. Marianna Shirinyan interprets Grieg' Piano Concerto in A minor in Kuopio on November 29th, and László Fassang plays in two further performances of Peter Eötvös' "Multiversum" in Geneva on November 29th and 30th. He also gives a concert at the cathedral of Brussels on December 3rd. The Trio Gaspard travels to Poggio Rusco for a concert on December 2nd, and Joanna Sachryn performs with her Wiener Cello Ensemble 5+1 the same day at the Akademia Muzyczna in Katowice. 

Masterclasses and competitions

Sophie Dartigalongue gives a masterclass in Paris on December 1st. Also on December 1st, the International Telekom Beethoven Competition begins in Bonn - once again under the artistic direction of Pavel Gililov. Until December 9th, 28 pianists demonstrate their skills at this renowned competition.

Two other competitions for pianists, both application deadlines closing on December 15th: the Maria Canals Barcelona International Music Competition and the Concours international de musique de l'orchestre philharmonique du Maroc!