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Lendvai String Trio fotografiert von Sarah Wijzenbeek

Lendvai String Trio

Nadia Wijzenbeek, violin
Ylvali Zilliacus, viola
Marie Macleod, cello

“With beautifully clear, natural sound…The Lendvai Trio once more acquit themselves with flying colours, their infectious enthusiasm consistently communicated.” Gramophone, 2014

In 2020, the Lendvai String Trio celebrates its 15th anniversary season performing regularly at major venues throughout Europe such as Wigmore Hall in London and Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw. The trio has recorded extensively and to great acclaim, including the complete string trios by Beethoven (BBC Music Magazine’s Chamber Choice in June 2013) and Martinů, both for Stone Records. Their most recent international success is the completion of a three-year project uncovering, performing and recording all sixteen string trios by Dutch composer Julius Röntgen for Champs Hill Records.

“Röntgen’s inexhaustible fecundity of melody, musical charm and compositional craftsmanship combine in the most delightful manner…delivered with impeccable musicianship by the wonderful Lendvai Trio.” 
Gramophone, 2016

In 2011 the trio was awarded the prestigious Kersjes Ensemble Prize in Holland, as well as being selected for the Concertgebouw’s Young Artist Series in Amsterdam. In 2005 they were selected for the Holland Music Sessions ‘New Masters on Tour’, resulting in a series of concerts across Romania, Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and the Netherlands.

The trio regularly performs at festivals in the UK, Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland, Austria and Sweden and their concerts and recordings are broadcast by Dutch Radio 4, Swedish Radio P2 and BBC Radio 3.

The trio enjoys and gets inspiration from regular collaborations with other artists. Recent highlights have included concerts with oboists Alexei Ogrintchouk and Nicholas Daniel, and pianists Paolo Giacometti, Tom Poster, Charles Owen, Alasdair Beatson and Martin Sturfält. As well as regularly commissioning new works, the Lendvai String Trio is also keen to uncover and revive forgotten works for the genre.

Alongside the trio Nadia is concertmaster of the Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Ylvali is guest principal at the Royal Swedish Opera and Marie solo cellist of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.

Bläserquintett Profive

Bläserquintett Profive

The members are all professors at music academies: Wally Hase (flute) in Vienna, Jochen Müller-Brincken (oboe), Albrecht Holder (bassoon), Manfred Lindner (clarinet) and Christoph Ess (horn) in Würzburg. In addition to their teaching activities, the musicians are also active as soloists and in other chamber music formations (including Consortium Classicum, Ensemble Villa Musica, Residenz-Quintett Munich), but in the exclusive top ensemble PROFIVE they always find the symbiosis of professional faithfulness to the work and exuberant joy in playing.

At the Days of New Music 2001 in Würzburg, the quintet played the demanding wind quintet by A. Schönberg for the first time with this new line-up. The interpretation was praised by the press as a sensational highlight. This provided an incentive to let the era of the Würzburg wind soloists live on in a new and extremely lively form. The wide-ranging repertoire includes – starting with the earliest quintets M. Cambinis and A. Rosettis – via the piano quintets by W.A. Mozart, L. v. Beethoven and Fr. Danzi the colorful oeuvre of romanticism up to modern quintets.

It is a particular concern of PROFIVEs to publicize masterpieces that have not yet been played in addition to the traditionally known works.

This year the ensemble is a guest at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Festival and the Rheingau Music Festival. The artists also work increasingly with Juri Tetzlaff, the well-known KIKA presenter, and successfully present children’s and family concerts with programs such as ‘Peter and the Wolf’, ‘Carnival of the Animals’, ‘Hansel and Gretel’, ‘The Bremen Town Musicians’ , ‘Peer Gynt’ and ‘The Magic Flute’.

Alexander Lonquich fotografiert von Ivan Urbano Gobbo

Alexander Lonquich

Raising a wave of enthusiasm, Lonquich spreads the joy of making music and animates to the highest concentration (Die Welt, 2016)

Born in Trier, Germany, Alexander Lonquich is recognized as one of the most important interpreters of his generation, as soloist, chamber musician and conductor. He currently performs worldwide, in Japan, United States, Australia as well as at the most important European music centres, regular guest of prestigious festivals, such as Salzburg Festival, Mozartwoche Salzburg, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Kissinger Sommer, Lucerne Festival, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Lockenhaus, Cheltenham Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Beethovenfest in Bonn and Warsaw.

Alexander Lonquich’s performances in the double role of soloist & conductor are hailed by the international media and audiences: he regularly appears with Camerata Salzburg, Orchestre des Champs-Elysées, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Münchener Kammerorchester, hr Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Kammerorchester Basel, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai in Turin, Orchestra da Camera di Mantova.

Lonquich has been most successfully soloist of the Wiener Philharmoniker, Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Philharmonic Orchestra of La Scala Theatre in Milan, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, to name a few. He played under the baton of Claudio Abbado, Yuri Bashmet, Philippe Herreweghe, Heinz Holliger, Ton Koopman, Emmanuel Krivine, Mark Minkowski, Kurt Sanderling, Sándor Végh.

He is also profoundly committed to chamber music and regularly plays with partners such as Nicolas Altstaedt, Vilde Frang, Heinz Holliger, Sabine Meyer, Christian Tetzlaff, Carolin Widmann, Jörg Widmann, Tabea Zimmermann, the Artemis Quartet and many others.

Alexander Lonquich’s solo recordings for EMI, dedicated to Mozart, Schumann and Schubert, have received the highest critical acclaim and prizes ranging from the “Diapason d’Or” to the “Edison Prize”.

Various CDs have been released by ECM Records, among other music by Israeli composer Gideon Lewensohn, the French piano music CD “Plainte calme” (Fauré, Ravel, Messiaen), which received the highest recognition from the international press, piano solo works by Schumann (Kreisleriana) and Heinz Holliger (Partita), and recently a duo CD with the violinist Carolin Widmann entirely dedicated to Schubert.

In 2016, his new CD recording of Schumann’s piano concert pieces with Heinz Holliger and the WDR Sinfonieorchester was released by Audite Records.

Highlights of the past seasons were successful tours through Europe as soloist and conductor with the Camerata Salzburg, the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, as well as a cycle of Beethoven‘s 5 piano concertos with the Münchener Kammerorchester and his Residence in 2015/16 season at the NDR Sinfonieorchester in Hamburg.

Future highlights include a European tour with the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées (France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy) and concerts with the Haydn Philharmonie Eisenstadt, the Stuttgarter Kammerorchester and the Münchener Kammerorchester.

Andrew Tyson fotografiert von Christian Steiner

Andrew Tyson

Hailed by BBC Radio 3 as “a real poet of the piano,” American pianist Andrew Tyson is emerging as a distinctive and important new musical voice. In summer 2015, he was awarded First Prize at the Géza Anda Competition in Zürich, as well as the Mozart and Audience Prizes. These victories have resulted in numerous performances throughout Europe under the auspices of the Géza Anda Foundation.

Tyson is also a laureate of the Leeds International Piano Competition where he won the new Terence Judd-Hallé Orchestra Prize, awarded by the orchestra and conductor Sir Mark Elder with whom he enjoys an ongoing relationship. With concerto performances taking him across North America, Europe and further afield, Tyson has performed with orchestras from the North Carolina Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Kansas City Symphony and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Alice Tully Hall, to the Osaka Symphony, SWR Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart, Musikkollegium Winterthur and the National Orchestra of Belgium. Highlights last season included a return to the Hallé and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestras as well as his debut with the Flanders Symphony Orchestra. This season sees him appear with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra and New Jersey Festival Orchestra.

Recital appearances include major cities across the US and Europe at venues such as Brussels’ Palais des Beaux-Arts, New York’s Carnegie Hall and the Zürich Tonhalle. Following past recitals in Shanghai, Vancouver, St Petersburg, Tokyo and Taiwan, this season sees Tyson return to London’s Wigmore Hall and the Miami Piano Festival. No stranger to the festival scene, Tyson’s previous performances include Caramoor Centre for the Music and the Arts, the Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival, the Lucerne Piano Festival, the Pacific Music Festival in Japan and the Musica Viva festival in Sydney for a mixture of solo and chamber performances. An active chamber musician, Tyson regularly appears in recital with violinist Benjamin Beilman.

Tyson’s three recital discs have been issued on the Alpha Classics label. His debut disc comprises the complete Chopin Preludes whilst his second album released in March 2017 features works by Scriabin and Ravel. His latest disc, Landscapes, released in September 2019, features works by Mompou, Albéniz, Scarlatti and Schubert and is described by Tyson as a programme which “synthesizes my love of Spanish music, my love of nature and my fascination with the coloristic aspects of piano playing.” The album title takes its name from Federico Mompou’s Paisajes, which are “landscapes of the mind as much as intimate, yet vivid depictions of Spain”.

As winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 2011, Tyson was awarded YCA’s Paul A. Fish Memorial Prize and the John Browning Memorial Prize and following that he received an Avery Fisher Career Grant. After early studies with Thomas Otten he attended the Curtis Institute of Music where he worked with Claude Frank. Tyson later studied with Robert McDonald earning his Master’s degree and Artist Diploma at The Juilliard School, winning the Gina Bachauer Piano Competition and receiving the Arthur Rubinstein Prize in Piano.