Trio Sōra

Clémence de Forceville, Violine
Angèle Legasa, Violoncello
Pauline Chenais, Klavier

The Trio Sōra is considered as an ensemble with one of the rarest artistic identity of its generation. Through performances as subtle as inventive, and nourished by the different cultures of the member, these three passionate musicians give a unique interpretation of chamber music, with strength and sensitivity.

Already invited to some of the greatest international concert halls, such as the Philharmonie de Paris, the Auditorium du Louvre, or London’s Wigmore Hall and Southbank Center, or as part of distinguished festivals such as La Folle Journée de Nantes, the Festival International d’Art Lyrique d’Aix en Provence as well as the Verbier Festival, the Trio Sōra distinguishes itself with its curiosity and high artistic aims.

Honoured by several awards gained in French and international competitions (lately at the Parkhouse Award), appointed Lauréat HSBC 2017 at the Festival d’Aix, and laureate of the Special Prize of the Verbier Festival Academy 2018, the three women keep entertaining and surprising.

Always concerned to enrich their artistic development, the musicians of the Trio Sōra regularly work with masters such as Mathieu Herzog, Menahem Pressler, the Quatuor Ebene and the Quatuor Artemis at Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel.

The Trio Sōra thanks the Fondation Singer-Polignac, Proquartet-CEMC, Le Dimore Del Quartetto,  the Fondation Safran pour la Musique, the ADAMI, the Fondation Meyer, the Fondation Baillet-Latour of the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel for their kind support. The violinist Magdalena Geka plays a Giuseppe Garneri 1697 violin and the cellist Angèle Legasa, a Julius-Caesare Gigli 1767 cello, instruments kindly lent by the Fondation Boubo-Music (Switzerland).

Quatuor Bergen

Mathilde Klein, Violine
Sakkan Sarasap, Violine
Mirabelle Le Thomas, Viola
Magdalena Probe, Violoncello

Das Quatuor Bergen begann seine musikalische Reise 2015 mit einem Studium am Pariser Konservatorium (CNSMDP) in der Klasse von Emanuelle Betrand. Von den unzähligen Möglichkeiten, dem außergewöhnlichen Timbre des Streichquartetts und dem vielschichtigen Repertoire für diese Besetzung begeistert, entschlossen sich die vier Musiker eine intensive und vielversprechende Zusammenarbeit zu beginnen.

Neben der Arbeit an klassischem Repertoire, arbeitet das Quatuor Bergen stets daran, seinen musikalischen Horizont zu erweitern, mit anderen Kunstformen den Schulterschluss zu suchen und seine Kunst auf neuen Wegen weiterzutragen. So wirkte das Quartett 2018 in dem Projekt „Boxe Boxe“ des Choreografen Mourad Merzouki gemeinsam mit 80 Tanzstudierenden der MPAA Paris mit und entwickelt gemeinsam mit einer Grundschule in Lyon das Opernprojekt „Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Haydn“ für Kinder.

Das Quatuor Bergen schärft seit Beginn seiner Zusammenarbeit sein künstlerisches Profil durch die Teilnahme an diversen Meisterkursen unter anderem bei Luc-Marie Aguera, Yovan Markovitch,Quatuor Modigliani, Alfred Brendel oder Roland Pidoux und die mehrfache Teilnahme an der European Chamber Music Academy, in Rahmen derer das Quartett Unterricht bei Johannes Meissl und Hatto Beyerle erhielt. Außerdem ist das Quatuor Bergen Preisträger des “Tremplin Jeunes Quatuors” Wettbewerbs der neuen Pariser Philharmonie.

Derzeit studiert das Quatuor Bergen sowohl am CCR in Paris bei Luc-Marie Aguera als auch am Konservatorium von Lyon in der Klasse des Quatuor Debussy.

Lilya Tymchyshyn

Lilya Tymchyshyn (*1993 in Bolton, UK) erlernte zunächst das Klavierspiel ehe sie sich letztlich für die Viola entschied und 2012 ein Studium in München bei Hariolf Schlichting aufnahm.

Sie war bereits Akademistin des Symphonieorchesters des BR, Mitglied des GMYO und Preisträgerin und Stipendiatin mehrerer internationaler Wettbewerbe wie der International Beethoven’s Hradec Competition und dem Johannes Brahms Wettbewerb in Pörtschach.

Lilya Tymchyshyn konzertierte bereits europaweit, u. a. in der Royal Albert Hall und war auf Festivals wie dem Aurora Chamber Music, dem Verbier Festival und Rencontres Musicales d’Evian zu Gast.

Als Stipendiatin der Deutschen Stiftung Musikleben spielt Lilya Tymchyshyn seit Februar 2017eine Viola von Jean Baptiste Vuillaume, Parisca. 1850, eine private treuhänderische Eingabe.

Maite Abasolo

Born in Bilbao (Spain) in 1991, she starts playing the viola at the age of 9 at the Municipal Conservatory of Leioa. She continued her university studies with Professor Ashan Pillai in Barcelona and then finished her master’s degree in interpretation at the Musikhochschule in Freiburg with Professor Wolfram Christ. Since early age, she has been a member of several youth orchestras such as the Youth Orchestra of Euskal Herria, the academy orchestra of the Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival and since 2016 is member of Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester. As for professional experience, she has collaborated in her native country with orchestras such as the Symphonic Orchestra of Barcelona and National of Catalonia, Orchestra of Cadaqués, Symphonic Orchestra of Les Comarques Gironines. Besides, she was practitioner in the Theater und Orchester Heidelberg, and she has collaborating with orchestras like the European Philharmonic of Switzerland and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, among others. Maite Abasolo worked under the baton of directors such as Krzysztof Urbansky, Manfred Honeck, David Afkhan, Philippe Jordan, Daniel Harding or Riccardo Chailly. She received chamber master classes from quartet Casals, quartet Quiroga and Kennedy Moretti, among others, and she also has participated in several chamber concerts of the Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival and is a member of the Freiburg Kammersolisten.

Niklas Liepe


Christoph König, violin, viola
Maurice Maurer, violin
Miroslav Nisic, accordion
Matthias Hacker, double bass

A virtuous classic violinist with a predilection for Eastern European gipsy music; a jazz violinist experienced when it comes to punk rock; an accordionist, master of improvisation, with the rhythms of the Balkans running in his blood, and a bassist who likewise feels at home be it in symphony orchestras, jazz combos, or funk bands…

Founded in 2007, Uwaga! pleasurably steps across any borderline seperating genres. By doing so, their acoustic crossover repertoire reflects the individual focus of each of the four musicians. Yet, these focuses conflated, and over the years, a very unique sound emerged somewhere in between classical music, jazz, gipsy music and modern pop.

This is what provides worldwide successes of Uwaga! for years already: Exuberant musicality and stylistic open-mindedness.

Uwaga!, meanwhile for more than ten years, refines the concerted vision of a music without borderlines. Showing undampered diligence, they create music that makes people happy, sets out directly for their hearts, and makes their legs move.

The ensemble ‘s multi layered sound is orchestral as well as percussive. They perform as a quartet, but also with renowned symphony orchestras from Germany.

Sokratis Sinopoulos

Greek musician Sokratis Sinopoulos is a contemporary master of the lyra, a small bowed instrument that dates back to the Byzantine era. His playing is delicate and nuanced yet highly expressive, and his proficiency on the instrument has been widely acclaimed. Sinopoulos has collaborated with numerous musicians throughout the world. He’s equally comfortable crossing genre boundaries into jazz and classical, as he is to staying true to Greek folk traditions. Born in Athens in 1974, he studied Byzantine music and classical guitar as a child, and began playing the lyra in 1988, under the instruction of Ross Daly. Sinopoulos’ remarkable talent was immediately apparent, and he joined Daly’s group Labyrinthos a year later. He became highly prolific, contributing to recordings by countless musicians including Eleni Karaindrou, and Loreena McKennitt. Sinopoulos was awarded the Melina Mercouri award for young artists in 1999.

In 2010, Sinopoulos collaborated with American jazz musician Charles Lloyd and Greek singer Maria Farantouri during a concert in Athens. Released as the double-CD Athens Concert by ECM the following year, the experience had a profound effect on Sinopoulos, inspiring him to take his sound in new directions. He formed Sokratis Sinopoulos Quartet with pianist Yann Keerim, bassist Dimitris Tsekouras, and drummer Dimitris Emmanouil, and encouraged the musicians to improvise freely and find musical common ground rather than trying to adhere to any specific genres of music. The quartet recorded their full-length debut, Eight Winds, in 2014 with producer Manfred Eicher, who released the album on ECM the following year.

Keyvan Chemirani

Keyvan Chemirani wurde 1968 in Paris geboren, wuchs in Manosque in den französischen Alpen auf und wurde von seinem Vater auf der Zarb unterrichtet. 1989 schloss er zunächst sein Mathematikstudium ab, bevor er seine internationale Karriere als Begleiter und Solist begann. Zusammen mit seinem Vater und Lehrer Djamchid Chemirani und seinem Bruder Bijan Chemirani spielt er im Trio Chemirani, dass weltweit konzertiert und dem Publikum die immense Vielfalt persischer Percussionsmusik vermitteln möchte. Darüber hinaus ist es Keyvan Chemirani ein wichtiges Anliegen, Verbindungen zwischen den Musiken verschiedener Kulturen und Stile herzustellen. So gab Keyvan Chemirani zahlreiche Konzerte mit Künstlern wie Hassan Tabbar, dem Ensemble Kudsi Erguner, seiner Schwester Maryam Chemirani, Ken Zuckerman (Sarod), Socratis Sinopoulous (Kemenche), Stelios Petrakis (Lyra), Henri Tournier (Bansuri), Ross Daly, mit der mongolischen Sängerin Urna, Ali Reza Ghorbani und Dorsaf Hamdani, dem Trio Eric Marchand, mit Thierry Robin, Françoise Atlan, Juan Carmona und David Hykes. Inzwischen arbeitet Keyvan Chemirani zunehmend auch mit Jazzmusikern wie Sylvain Luc, Didier Lockwood, Renaud Garcia Fons und Louis Sclavis sowie mit Ensembles für Alte Musik wie dem Gilles Binchois Ensemble, La Chapelle Rhénane und der Cappella Mediterranea zusammen. Keyvan Chemirani hat zahlreiche Aufnahmen eingespielt, u. a. die Alben „Le Rythme de la parole“ (2004), „Le Rythme de la parole II“ (2005), „Battements au Coeur de ’Orient“ gemeinsam mit Pandit Anindo Chatterjee (2007), „Melos“ (2012) und Avaz (2014). Mit dem Ensemble La Chapelle Rhénane nahm er Schütz’ Psalmen Davids auf und mit der Cappella Mediterranea spielte er Falvettis „Il diluvio universale“ auf CD ein. Mit dem Louis Sclavis Quartet veröffentlichte Keyvan Chemirani das Album „Silk and Salt melodies“ (2014).

Bijan Chemirani

The percussionist Bijan Chemirani learned playing the Zarb with his father Djamchid Chemirani and his brother Keyvan, who encouraged him early to participate in concerts and recordings. Among the musicians with whom he collaborated, are Ross Daly, Dariush Talai, Ballaké Sissoko, Jean Guihen Queyras, Sylvain Luc, Sting, Socrates Sinopoulos, Serge Teyssot Gai and Renaud Garcia Fons. With Cyrus Rangbar, he learned a repertoire of Iranian music for the Kamancheh. Together with Ross Daly he recorded his first album “Gulistan, jardin des roses”.


After Work Concert: Trio Zadig

In cooperation with Frauenbad Heidelberg

Jörg Widmann & Goldmund Quartett

In cooperation with Heidelberg University

We thank Dr. Andreas Dienerowitz

Trio con Brio Copenhagen

»Encore« Jörg Tröger talks to Trio con Brio Copenhagen

In cooperation with Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

We thank

Workshop discussion with the academy for composition

Lunch after the event (optional)

Admission free

An event of the Freundeskreis Heidelberger Frühling

In cooperation with Frauenbad Heidelberg