Preview: March 25-31, 2019

During the last week of March our premiertone artists once again are going to travel the world. We can look forward to exciting concerts in several countries of Europe and Asia.

Concerts and events

The Novus String Quartet opens the week with a Monday concert at Wigmore Hall London featuring works by Respighi and Berg. On March 27 and 28 the Doric String Quartet will travel to Reading for two concerts. There, the string ensemble is going to perform music by Beethoven, Britten, Schubert and Haydn. The violist Nils Mönkemeyer gives a concert with William Youn in the Burghof Lörrach this Tuesday. From the 28th to the 30th of March he is a guest of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. The three concerts there will be conducted by Paavo Järvi. Tomoko Akasaka will be a juror at the Max Rostal International Viola Competition this week.

The duo Breidenstein & Kühne with Jasmin-Isabel Kühne at the Harp give a concert in the St. Ludgeri church Ehmen on March 26. Works by Handel, Mozart, Schubert and others are going to be played there. In Granada, the oboist Ramón Ortega Quero performs a concert with music by Dvorak, Pasculli and Mozart this Friday. This Sunday, Aldo Baerten can be seen at a chamber music concert in Antwerp with Miriam Overlach (harp) and Justus Grimm (cello).

The Erwin Piscator House in Marburg will host a recital by Nicholas Rimmer and Tianwa Yang on Saturday. The Duo is going to interpret works by Brahms, Bartók and Beethoven. As part of the Festival Koinzidenz in Hamburg, a concert and reading with Marianna Shirinyan and Katja Riemann will take place on the same day. László Fassang gives a concert on March 31 at the Liszt Academy Budapest with works by Bach, Mozart, Liszt and Antalffy-Zsiross, as well as improvisations by Fassang himself.

On Thursday Daniel Raiskin conducts a concert of the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra in Skopje. The program includes works by Dvorak and Rachmaninoff. From March 28 to 31, Felix Krieger will perform with the Staatskapelle Dresden and the Saxon State Opera Chorus Dresden on the stage of the Semperoper, where he will conduct the staging of Mozart's "Magic Flute". Music by Mozart is also on the schedule of the South Korean capital Seoul. Here Sunhae Im interprets “Don Giovanni” together with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and René Jacobs. The performances will take place on March 29 and 30 in the LOTTE Concert Hall.
The presenter and host Daniel Finkernagel accompanies the Stuttgart Philharmonic in the "Future Lab" of the state capital this Tuesday. On Sunday he will be a guest at the Philharmonie du Luxembourg. Here he presents his format "In vino Musica". Together with star sommelier Niels Toase and the wind quintet of the Orchester Phiharmonique du Luxembourg, the audience discovers the taste of music and the sound of wine. "In vino Musica" combines wine tasting and concert enjoyment, appealing to all the senses.


The application deadline for the German Conducting Prize ends on March 31. Also until Sunday, interested people can apply for the International Music Competition of the ARD in the categories bassoon, clarinet, percussion and cello.