David Fray zu Gast beim Gewandhausorchester in Leipzig

Der Kalender des französischen Pianisten DAVID FRAY im Oktober ist voller Höhepunkte. Er spielt Beethovens Klavierkonzert Nr.3 mit dem Chicago Symphony Orchestra unter Riccardo Muti am 4., 5., 6. Oktober, mit Dallas Symphony am 11., 12., 13., 14. Oktober, und schließlich W.A. Mozarts Klavierkonzert KV491 mit dem Gewandhausorchester in Leipzig unter Jaap van Zweden am 25. und 26. Oktober 2018.

David FRAY © Paolo Roversi Warner Music

DAVID FRAY © Paolo Roversi Warner Music

The New York Philharmonic has named Matthias Goerne as Artist-in-Residence for the 2018–19 season


The New York Philharmonic has named German baritone Matthias Goerne as The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence for the 2018–19 season.

He will perform a range of works with the Orchestra, all led by Jaap van Zweden, and chamber music with Philharmonic musicians. Mr. Goerne will perform songs by Schubert and Richard Strauss, December 6–8, 2018; Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem, alongside soprano Ying Fang and the Concert Chorale of New York, directed by James Bagwell, February 7–9, 2019; and John Adams’s The Wound-Dresser, March 21, 23, and 26, 2019. He will also perform chamber music with pianist Daniil Trifonov and Philharmonic musicians on March 17, 2019, at 92nd Street Y; the program will include Eisler’s Ernste Gesänge, a selection of Lieder, and Brahms’s Piano Quintet.
Matthias Goerne and Jaap van Zweden have previously collaborated in acclaimed performances of songs by Schubert and Richard Strauss and on the Naxos compilation recording of Wagner’s Ring Cycle.

Großer Erfolg für Edgar Moreau mit London Symphony im Barbican Centre

Edgar Moreau pour son premier album, PLAY

Edgar Moreau Photo © Julien Mignot ERATO

„The evening’s other curiosity was the rarely-played Cello Concerto by Lalo. There were only flashes of the Mediterranean heat and charm of the Symphonie Espagnole, the one piece by Lalo most people know, but the brilliant young soloist Edgar Moreau certainly made the most of them. With his beautiful unforced tone, angelic purity of tuning and impeccable fast finger-work Moreau lightened the self-conscious seriousness of Lalo’s piece and made it seem better than it really is. He is clearly a talent to watch.“
THE TELEGRAPH (Ivan Hewett), 30. Januar 2018

Gun-Brit Barkmin: Successful debut as Brünnhilde under Jaap van Zweden

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Gun-Brit Barkmin with her coach Eva Zwedberg backstage after Richard Wagner’s ‚Götterdämmerung‘ with the Hong Kong Philharmonic under Jaap van Zweden, 18 Jan 2018 at Hong Kong Cultural Centre.

Gun-Brit Barkmin has just made her successful debut as „Brünnhilde“ in two concert performances of „Götterdämmerung“ in Jaap van Zweden’s much acclaimed Ring cycle with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra:

„The star of the production was undoubtedly Gun-Brit Barkmin as Brünnhilde. She displayed an amazing range of emotional expression, from gentle lyrical beauty – as in her goose-pimple inducing lament for Siegfried upon his death – to high drama, as in her lashing out at the gods for their perverted cruelty. Svelte in the former and forceful in the latter, her voice displayed tremendous agility and malleability. Her voice was one of few which consistently projected above the orchestra throughout with impeccable diction.“
Bachtrack, 22 Jan 2018 (Alan Yu)

„With such a large orchestra on stage, rather than in the pit, some of the singers struggled at times to be heard over the swelling score – but no such difficulties for German soprano Gun-Brit Barkmin, making her debut as Brünnhilde. Her Wagnerian repertoire includes Sieglinde in Die Walküre and Elsa in Lohengrin, and she recently sang her first Isolde at Oper Graz. Her voice has a bright, gleaming steeliness with a clarion clarity and blazing top notes. Dramatically, she has great presence and delivered a dignified, fierce Brünnhilde you wouldn’t want to mess with.“
Limelight Magazine Australia, 22 Jan 2018 (Jo Listen)

Matthias Goerne & Daniil Trifonov: 2018 exklusiv in der Carnegie Hall, im Wiener Konzerthaus und in Moskau!

„Im besten Sinne traumwandlerisch — Liederabende können anstrengend sein – es sei denn, Weltstars wie Pianist Daniil Trifonov und Bariton Matthias Goerne treten an.“
SPIEGEL ONLINE (Werner Theurich) 5.9.2017

Das Spitzenduo ist 2018 exklusiv nur in der Carnegie Hall in New York (6. Februar), im Großen Saal des Wiener Konzerthauses (16. Februar) und der Tchaikovsky Concert Hall der Moskauer Philharmonie (13. Juni) zu hören!

14. Januar 2018: Ludwig Mittelhammer gibt Schubert-Matinee im Pierre-Boulez-Saal in Berlin

DeutschIcon  Nach seinem höchst erfolgreichen Rezital-Debut in der Londoner Wigmore Hall im November 2017 ist unser junger deutscher Bariton LUDWIG MITTELHAMMER am 14. Januar 2018 im neuen Pierre-Boulez-Saal in Berlin zu hören. Im Rahmen von „Thomas Hampsons Schubert Weekend“ gestaltet er eine Lied-Matinee, zusammen mit seinem exzellenten Klavierpartner Jonathan Ware:


EnglishIcon Following his successful debut at London Wigmore Hall in November 2017, young baritone LUDWIG MITTELHAMMER – winner of the 2014 ‚Hugo Wolf‘ International Art Song Competition, will be giving a Schubert matinee at Berlin’s new Pierre Boulez Hall on 14 January 2018, in the frame of ‚Thomas Hampson’s Schubert Weekend‘. Jonathan Ware will be the pianist.