The festival season has just begun, the open-air stages are set up and the concert calendars well filled. Here are the event highlights of the premieretone artists for July!
Starting the 23rd of July, the Chamber Music Festival Oremansgaard will take place for the 30th time. The artistic director oft he festival is the pianist Marianna Shirinyan. Clarinetist Thorsten Johanns is one of the guesting musicians there.
Thorsten Johanns will also be performing at the Kuhmo International Music Festival on July 13.
At the Exquisite Music Days Oberstdorf, the Schubert octet will be performed with the participation of Philipp Zeller.
The violist Nils Mönkemeyer will perform at three festivals this month: on July 5, he performs together with Alban Gerhardt (cello) and William Youn (piano) at the Rheingau Music Festival. On 27th of July he will be on stage as a soloist at Bachwoche Ansbach and on July 31 at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
Sophia Jaffé will be performing on the 9th of July at the Holzhausen Festival. From the 27th to the 29th of July the violinist will perform at the Delft Music Festival. Here she plays Medtner's Piano Quintet, as well as works by Bannink, Prokofiev and Leclair.
The Minguet Quartet with Jens Peter Maintz will be guesting at the Schubert Festival on July 7. The cellist also will be performing on July 25 and 26 with Janine Jansen and Friends for the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival.
Sarah O'Brien will give a chamber music concert as part of the Musikfestwochen Meiringen on the 9th and 13th of July.
The opening concert of the Mettlach Chamber Music Days with the Rivinius Piano Quartet with Paul Rivinius will take place on July 7. The pianist will also be guesting with Daniel Röhn at this year's Moses Music Festival on July 25.
Nicholas Rimmer's calendar for this month includes the Lockenhaus Festival, the Brandenburger Musiksommer and the 41st International Festival of Music of Pócoa da Varzim in Portugal. The pianist will perform the latter performances together with his Trio Gaspard.
Organist László Fassang will be performing on the 12th of July at an organ competition as part of the International Organ Week Nuremberg.
From July 7 to 15, the Lofoten Festival will be held, this year hosting f.e. the Doric String Quartet.
Also on the first Sunday in July, the duo DoubleBeats plays an open-air concert as part of the Altmark Festival in Apenburg.
The Kuss Quartet will be at the Fredener Musiktage, the Gezeiten Festival and the Summer Music Festival in Hitzacker this month.
Sunhae Im will be on the stage of the Festival D'opera Baroque & Romantic De Beaune on July 19. Here, the singer performs Haendel's "Serse" with the Orchester Accademia Bizantia under Ottavio Dantone.
Concerts / Recitals
However, music fans will not only enjoy great music on festival stages: there will be several amazing concerts in July aswell. A special event takes place in Frankfurt in the first week of July: Esther Saladin will be part od the performance project "WHITE MASKS" on July 4 and 5. Together with Silvia Kosani and Inês Rebelo there you can experience music for violoncello and (live) electronics, sounding metal plates and art on the subject of "loss - change - the other" at the Atelierfrankfurt.
Meike Bertram will be playing a concert at the Uffenheim Music Pavilion on July 7 with the Nomos Quartet and clarinetist Nikolaus Friedrich.
Nils Mönkemeyer shares the stage with the Queensland Orchestra under Simone Young. The concert will take place on July 20 in Brisbane.
At Nymphenburg Palace in Munich on the first Sunday in July, a recital by pianist Elena Gurevich will be held with the sonorous title "Piano Music from Hollywood & Pianist Classics".
The pianist Hardy Rittner will be playing two Philharmonic Concerts under the title "Die Bäume wieder grün" with the Bergische Symphoniker, conducted byPeter Kuhn, on the 9th and 10th July in Solingen and Remscheid.
Paul Rivinius and Camilla Tilling are guesting for a Liedersoirée in Augsburg on July 20.
Workshops & Master classes
Young flutists should sign up for Aldo Baerten's Summer School from the 15th to the 20th of July at the International Flute Seminar Bruges.
In the subject of cello, a master class by Judith Ermert will take place from July 9 to 16 at the Forum Musikae Madrid.
The cellist László Fenyö will be offering a masterclass at the Allegra Festival in Bulgaria starting July 15.
From July 30 on, the Summer Academy in Radolfzell starts with a master class by Gustav Rivinius.