Eugène Michelangeli

Eugène Michelangeli was born in France. He began his study of the harpsichord as a child at the music school of Dieppe, where he was awarded the Médaille d’or in 1995. Thereafter he continued his training at the Conservatoire National de Région de Boulogne-Billancourt, where he earned the first prize for harpsichord and basso continuo in 1998. In 2002, Eugène Michelangeli concluded his studies with Gordon Murray at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna with the degree of Magister Artium.

Alongside teaching assignments at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, as well as the Art University in Graz , Michelangeli also pursues an intense domestic and international concert career. He has appeared as a chamber musician at festivals including the Salzburg Festival, the Vienna Festival, the Styriarte in Graz and the Italia Mia Festival in Vienna, as well as in a soloist capacity at the Bach Week in Thüringen.

As a member of the European Union Baroque Orchestra during its 2000 and 2003 seasons, he played as a soloist and a continuo player under the direction of Paul Goodwin, Roy Goodman and Lars Ulrik Mortensen in places such as Amsterdam (Concertgebouw), Stuttgart (Liederhalle), London, Brussels, Hannover and Riga. He has appeared as a guest performer in numerous opera productions (including at the Festival d’Ambronay, the Bonn Opera, the Teatro Real Madrid, the Vienna Festival and the International Haydn Festival in Eisenstadt).

Elina Albach

The harpsichordist Elina Albach is artist of the fellowship program #bebeethoven, a project by PODIUM Esslingen for the Beethoven anniversary 2020, supported by the Federal Cultural Foundation. Elina and her ensemble CONTINUUM are interested in presenting the repertoire of the Baroque, with all of its rich and diverse repertoire in a contemporary context. She is interested not only in special, immediate concert forms and innovative programming, but also in creating contemporary repertoire using the sound-potential and versatility found in period instruments.

Elina Albach studied at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Switzerland) with Joerg-Andreas Boetticher and graduated in 2014 with distinction. She has studied harpsichord with Ton Koopman and Rudolf Lutz amongst others.

Elina has been invited to concerts and festivals in Europe, Australia and South America, Japan, such as Bachfest Leipzig, Thueringer Bachwochen, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Kunstfest Weimar, Sydney Festival, Resonanzen Wien, Holland Festival etc. Her performances have been broadcasted on WDR, SWR, MDR, Deutschlandradio Kultur, NDR, BR and she has won several prizes (“Gebrueder-Graun”, “Deutscher Musikwettbewerb”, “Bundesauswahl Konzerte Junger Kuenstler” “Berliner Bach-Wettbewerb”) .

In 2016/2017 Elina taught harpsichord, Basso Continuo and Chamber music at Hochschule fuer Musik Carl Maria von Weber, Dresden.

Jean Rondeau

Jean Rondeau studied harpsichord with Blandine Verlet for over ten years, followed by training in basso continuo, organ, piano, jazz and improvisation and conducting. He pursued further studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris, graduating with honours, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

In 2012, at just 21 years old, he became one of the youngest performers ever to take First Prize at the International Harpsichord Competition in Bruges (MAfestival 2012), and was awarded with several other prizes.

Rondeau is in demand for solo, chamber music and orchestral appearances throughout Europe and in the United States. He frequently performs with the Baroque quartet »Nevermind«. Quite apart from his activities as harpsichordist, he founded the ensemble Note Forget, presenting his own jazz-oriented compositions and improvisations on piano.

After Work Concert: Jean Rondeau

A cooperation with Frauenbad Heidelberg and Deutsch-Französischer Kulturkreis.

Narrations I: Mahan Esfahani

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Encounters V: old and new

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Tonight’s concert will be tape-recorded by
SWR2

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Narrations II: Isang Enders

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Mahan Esfahani

Mahan Esfahani was born in Tehran in 1984 and received his first guidance on the piano from his father before exploring an interest in the harpsichord as a teenager. He went on to study musicology and history at Stanford University before studying intensively with Peter Watchorn in Boston and completing his formation with the celebrated Zuzana Růžičková in Prague.

Since making his London debut in 2009 he has worked tirelessly to establish the harpsichord in the mainstream of concert instruments in classical and contemporary repertoire. This mission came to significant public attention when Mahan played the first harpsichord recital in the history of the BBC Proms in 2011. Since then, recent and upcoming highlights include solo performances at the Zurich Tonhalle, Cologne Philharmonie, Wigmore Hall and the Barbican Centre in London, Wiener Konzerthaus, Berlin Konzerthaus, Schloss Elmau, the Aldeburgh Festival, the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, the Rudolfinum in Prague, BRQ Vantaa, the Library of Congress in Washington D.C., the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford, and the Leipzig Bach Festival.

Following a stint as Artist-in-Residence at New College, Oxford, he now continues his academic activities as professor of harpsichord at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

Anna Lucia Richter © Jessy Lee

Anna Lucia Richter, Georg Nigl & Andreas Staier: »Devotion with Bach«

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Andreas Scholl & Avi Avital: »Italian Cantatas«

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Don’t miss: Together with pianist Tamar Halperin and Fabian Russ Andreas Scholl will also perform on April, 9 2016. For further information on »Black is the colour« see here. Avi Avital will accompany soprano Chen Reiss on April, 10 2016. Find further information on their performance »Inspiration Folk Song« here.