Preview: January 29th - February 4th 2018

Concerts and events

Let's start in the new preview with some performances of our singers: Sunhae Im stands on stage in Mozart's "The Abduction from the Seraglio" in Salzburg on February 2nd - René Jacobs conducts the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin. Robert Koller sings the Bach cantata "Christians, engrave this day" BWV 63 in Arlesheim on February 4th and Gerhard Siegel performs in Wagner's "Rhinegold" and "Siegfried" at the Semperoper Dresden on January 29th and February 1st.

There is a big upcoming event for DoubleBeats in Berlin: Ni Fan and Lukas Böhm stand on stage in their exam concert at the HfM Hanns Eisler on January 30th. There are several commissioned compositions on the program which have been written for the duo by Tomasz Golinski, Julius Heise, Casey Cangelosi and Liu Heng. Further pieces are by Rameau, Rachmaninov, Koshinski and Alexej Gerassimez.  Kateryna Titova also performs in Berlin on February 4th: She gives a concert with Tobias Feldmann and Aleksey Shadrin at the Piano Salon Christophori. Claudio Bohórquez can be heard at the Mendelssohn-Remise in Berlin on February 1st, he takes part in a concert for the 10th annivery of the concert series "Klassik um eins". On the same day and also in Berlin, Jens Peter Maintz interprets cello concertos by Schumann and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach as well as the String Sextet No. 2 by Brahms with the Deutsches Kammerorchester.

Andra Darzins plays chamber music by Debussy in Stuttgart on February 4th. Nicholas Rimmer and Oren Shevlin perform together in a concert of the series KammerMusikKöln in Bonn on January 29th and in Sion, Tomoko Akasaka appears with Maximilian Haft and Olivier Marron on February 1st. Also in Switzerland, there is a concert with Jan Schultsz: He interprets works by Arensky, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and others in a concert at the Opera Zurich on January 29th.

Michael Hasel is on a concert tour through the USA with the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet. Their first concerts during this week are Portland (Maine) and Nashville (Tennessee). Nils Mönkemeyer continues his tour with the Julia Fischer Quartet in Ludwigshafen (January 30th), Düsseldorf (January 31st), Antwerp (February 1st) and Leipzig (February 4th). 

Daniel Finkernagel presents "Mosaik" (WDR 3) on January 31st. Jonian-Ilias Kadesha also works in a studio this week - he records an album for GENUIN with Martin Klett, Sophie Heinrich and Karel Bredenhorst. Clemens Schuldt conducts the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Elisabeth Leonskaja on January 31st and February 1st/2nd/3rd and Daniel Raiskin has been invited to the Győr Philharmonic Orchestra in Hungary.

Competitions and masterclasses

Until January 31st, you can apply for the current funding round of the Musikfonds für Zeitgenössische Musik.

The Lutoslawski Competition 2018 begins on January 30th, the opening concert takes place on January 29th in Warsaw. Also, the International Mozart Competition at the Mozarteum Salzburg starts on February 2nd with the competition for string quartet; the competition for singers takes place from February 9th to 15th.