Preview: January 28 - February 3, 2019

January comes to an end and our event calendar well filled. On three continents, the premiertone artists will be traveling for unforgettable concerts, exciting productions and versatile recitals.

Concerts and events

Daniel Raiskin will conduct a concert for the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in Winnipeg, Canada on January 30 and February 1. Also on Friday, there will be a concert of the Hofer Symphoniker under Hermann Bäumer with the pianist Anna Vinnitskaya in the Festsaal Hof. Works by Ustvolskaya, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich will be performed. Hossein Pishkar will conduct the Orchester Philharmonique de Strasbourg in Mulhouse, Alsace, on the 2nd and 3rd of February with a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake".

On Friday, Daniel Finkernagel will direct the Digital Concert Hall of the Berliner Philharmoniker. The orchestra is going to perform works by Anton Bruckner under the direction of Marek Janowski. The concert will also feature flutist Michael Hasel. Currently, Daniel Finkernagel is also touring with the Suzhou Chinese Orchestra. In traditional costumes, the renowned orchestra celebrates the Chinese New Year on February 3 at the Dresden Culture Palace.

In the Tunguely Museum Basel, a scenic performance of Haydn's "The Creation" will take place on January 30 and 31, where Robert Koller will be performing with the Basel Chamber Orchestra. Ilia Papandreou will once again appear on stage on February 2 in the staging of Strauss' "Ariadne auf Naxos" at the Mainfranken Theater Würzburg.

The Kuss Quartet will be guesting at the Klassik Lounge of the Kulturradio rbb at the Watergate Club on Monday. The ensemble will be accompanied by Olga Scheps on the piano. Ramon Ortega Quero will give two concerts with the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker under Oksana Lyniv in the Tonhalle Düsseldorf on February 1 and 3. Here he plays Vaughan Williams' Concerto for Oboe and Strings in A Minor.

On Monday, Claudio Bohórquez once again gives a concert with the Scharoun Ensemble, this time in Bologna. Works by Brahms, Henze and Beethoven will be performed. Joanna Sachryn and Paul Rivinius will perform two joint recitals for the R. Schumann Society in Frankfurt and Zwickau on January 31 and February 3. Alongside Schumann, Hiller, Ursprung and Brahms will also be played. On January 28, Nils Mönkemeyer will give a concert with the Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen under Michael Francis. Yulia Deyneka will be a guest on Thursday at the Mozarteum Salzburg, where she will play works by Mozart. One day later Barbara Buntrock gives a concert in the piano hall Christophori in Berlin. Together with Cecilia Pastawski (mezzo-soprano), Santiago Burgi (tenor) and Yannick Rafalimanana (piano), the violist will perform pieces by Brahms, Ginastera, Guastavino, Buchardo and Williams. Diana Tishchenko will perform on Saturday with the Tatarstan Symphony Orchestra at the LA FOLLE JOURNÉE Festival in Nantes, France.

Music by Schumann will be performed on January 30 by Katia Skanavi at the piano at the Philharmonic Concert in Yekaterinburg. Peter Donohoe gives a concert on Thursday in Bury St. Edmunds with the European Union Chamber Orchestra. They are going to play music by Boccherini, Mozart, Grieg and Haydn. In the Berlin club Aviator there will be a piano duo concert with Kateryna Titova and Edgar Wiersocki on February 1.


Organists can apply until 31st of January for the International Schnitger Organ Competition in the Dutch city of Alkmaar. On the same day, the registration deadlines for the IPV solo competition for tenor and bass trombone and the composition competition of the Leipzig Opera, which this time is under the motto "How does home sound?", end.