Preview: November 26 – Dezember 2, 2018

Advent just started and there are only a few weeks left until we celebrate Christmas. In the Calendars of the premiertone artists this is expressed through numerous concerts and festivities. As always, we introduce you to all the events in our weekly preview.

Concerts and events

The concert week is opened up by the pianist Kateryna Titova directly on Monday with a chamber music trio concert with Valery Sokolov (violin) & Alexey Shedrin (cello) in the Berlin Philharmonic. Joseph-Maurice Weder will give a recital on November 29 in Lausanne with works by Giger, Schumann, Dubugnon, Bianchi and Liszt. The Mozart Piano Quartet with Paul Rivinius at the piano is guesting in the castle Neubeuern on Saturday. Works by Beethoven, Saint-Saëns and Brahms are performed here. One day later, Peter Donohoe will be performing a Mozart recital at the Perth Piano Sundays in Perth, Scotland. A very special highlight awaits you in Moscow: Katia Skanavi will be on stage in the Tretyakov Gallery for the world premiere of Ilya Demutskys opera "Black Square".

In Japan, violinist Iason Keramidis gives a joint recital in Toyohashi with pianist Yuko Koda on November 30. Karina Buschinger gives a concert with the ensemble of the Niederrhein Music Festival on Sunday in the castle Bedburg. On November 28, a moderated chamber music concert with works by Latvian composers will take place in Bad Cannstatt, Stuttgart on the occasion of the Latvian Independence Day. Here you will hear the violist Andra Darzins. One day later, Nils Mönkemeyer performs in the chamber music hall of the Berlin Philharmonic at the charity concert for the Stiftung Gute Tat. Here he plays together with Andreas Arend (Theorbo) and the Bavarian Chamber Orchestra as well as the pianist William Youn. For the cellist Oren Shevlin the week ends on December 2nd with a festive advent concert with the ensemble of the KammerMusikKöln in the Sancta Clara Keller Cologne. One can look forward to works by Couperin, Biber, C.P.E. Bach, Marais and J.S. Bach.

Also on the 2nd of December in Cologne will be a chamber concert with Nicola Jürgensen and soloists of the WDR Symphony Orchestra, with works by W.A. Mozart and J. Brahms in arrangements for wind octet, held in the Funkhaus. On the same day Jasmin-Isabel Kühne gives a solo recital about the fascination of the harp in the Rheinbach church under the title "Darf ich mal?".

The Ensemble Passo Avanti will give a concert on Thursday at the Franziskaner Konzerthaus Villingen-Schwenningen. The percussion duo DoubleBeats can be experienced this week in Berlin: on the 26th of November the eislerlab with project presentations and a podium discussion takes place at the Academy of Music "Hanns Eisler" in Berlin. On the 27th of November, the Duo will perform at a closed gala event at the annual meeting of the Leibniz Association in the Museum für Kommunikation Berlin.

Upcoming conductor Hossein Pishkar will perform Verdi's "Rigoletto" twice this week with the Giovanile Luigi Cherubini at the Teatro Alighieri Ravenna. Daniel Raiskin is on the road in Finland this first week of Advent, joined by the Saimaa Sinfonietta. In Mikkeli and Lappeenranta he will conduct works by Lutoslawski, Panufnik, Wieniawski and Mozart.

This eventful week is going to end in Vienna: Sunhae Im is giving a concert at the Musikverein on the 2nd of December under the title "Georg Friedrich Haendel in Vienna". Samuel Boden, tenor, Martin Haselböck, conductor and organ, the Vienna Academy Orchestra and the Singverein of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna are also performing there.


On the 1st of December, the application deadline for the Berlin Artists' Program of the German Academic Exchange Service ends, for which musicians can apply next to artists of other profession. In addition, this is the last week where it is possible to apply for the International Uuno Klami Composition Competition. The registration deadline is Monday, December 3.