Preview: October 8-14, 2018

The second week of October awaits us with a full schedule of exciting concerts and masterclasses all over the world. In the second week of October a full schedule awaits us with exciting concerts and masterclasses all over the world.

Concert & Festivals

Diana Tishchenko will give a recital on Sunday with pianist Nadezda Pisareva at the Clärchen Ballhaus in the German capital. The two musicians interpret works by Paganini, Telemann and others. On Tuesday, October 9th, a gala concert will take place at the Robert Schumann University in Düsseldorf. Barbara Buntrock will perform together with other professors of the conservatory, the revenues of which will benefit the scholarship program of the university. The program includes arias by Mozart, Lehár, Schubert's trout quintet and other works by Schumann, Ravel and Shostakovich. On October 13, the violist will perform with the Wupper Trio in Achberg Castle. The trio will interpret works by Bruch and Piazzolla. Nils Mönkemeyer will play a concert on October 9 at the Philharmonie Köln, where he will perform works by Brahms, Dvořák, Ipavec and others. On Friday there will be a duo concert with William Youn (piano) in the Stadtmuseum Siegburg. Here Mönkemeyer will play music by Debussy, Britten, Franck and others. Violist Yulia Deyneka will give a concert on October 10 with the Boulez Ensemble in Berlin's Boulezsaal. Works by Hosokawa, Skalkottas and Widmann will be performed here. Tomoko Akasaka and the Amaryllis Quartet will be guests at the Tübingen Jazz and Classical Days on October 13. On the same day, the cellist Esther Saladin will perform at the Festival deSingel together with the ensemble Tempus Konnex. Joanna Sachryn plays two concerts this week under the motto "Beethoven and the Slavs" with the New Cologne Piano Trio. On October 12, the ensemble will be guesting at the Haus der Musik in Regensburg. On October 13, the cellist will visit the Walderbach Abbey. The program includes works by Beethoven, Smetana and Shostakovich. Jens Peter Maintz begins his tour with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra on Friday, October 12, during which concerts in Shanghai and Milan are planned.

But not only for the strings it is an exciting week: The duo Breidenstein / Kühne with the harpist Jasmin-Isabel Kühne will give a violin harp recital at the Augustinum Braunschweig on Sunday. The clarinetist Thorsten Johanns gives a duo recital at the University of Pécs on October 10. Nicola Jürgensen will be the focus of the "Portrait Concert Nicola Jürgensen" on October 12 with works by Mozart, Schumann, Debussy, Martinu and others in the Martinsstift Moers. In Budapest, on October 12, a Bach recital will take place with the organist László Fassang. Pianist Kateryna Titova will give a piano duo concert with Edgar Wiersocki at the Hof Brache in Wielen on October 10. Paul Rivinius and the Mozart Piano Quartet will appear this week at Linn Castle in Krefeld, at Bonndorf Castle and in the Stadthalle Gernsbach. Together they perform music by Beethoven, Dvořák, Schumann and others. Marianna Shirinyan will give a concert in Nottingham on October 11, where she will play Beethoven's Cello Sonata at the Lakeside Arts Center. On October 12, the pianist will give two concerts for piano and cello with other works by Beethoven at the Cervantino Festival Mexico in Guanajuato.

Soprano Sunhae Im will be guesting at the Yeulmaru Chamber Music Festival this week, where she will give three concerts from October 12-14. An event of a different kind will be presented by Daniel Finkernagel on October 9: At "Klassik mit Kölsch" in the Café in the Funkhaus Cologne, visitors can expect a surprising evening with the musicians of the WDR Sinfonieorchester. Reinhard Goebel will be giving a concert on October 12 with the same orchestra that focusses on the composer F.J. Clement. The soloist is Mirijam Contzen (violin). Hossein Pishkar will conduct a concert at the Royal Danish Theater on October 10, performing works by Nielsen and Strauss, among others. Daniel Raiskin will conduct a concert of the Jyväskylä Symphony Orchestra in Jyväskylä, Finland on the same day.

Master Classes and Competitions

On October 10, Thorsten Johanns gives a Master Class at the University Pécs. The application phase for the Maria Callas Grand Prix for pianists up to the age of 32 ends on October 11th. The registration period for the international Heinrich Albert Guitar Competition, which will be held in Gauting on November 10th and 11th, runs until October 14th. The premiertone team wishes all applicants every success.