Dominik Wagner

Dominik Wagner was born in Vienna in 1997. He began musical training at the age of 5, first on the cello, and from 2007 playing the double bass. From 2009 to 2015 he took lessons at the Vienna University of Music with Prof. J. Niederhammer and Mag. Werner Fleischmann. He is at present studying with Prof. Dorin Marc at the College of Music in Nürnberg. Dominik Wagner has already travelled to many countries in the world as a soloist and can look back on performances in Asia, South America and Europe. He has been Artist in Residence at the Chelsea Music Festival, New York. He has given concerts at such renowned venues as the Musikverein in Vienna, the Lviv Philharmonie, the Konzerthaus in Vienna and at Munich’s Gasteig. Dominik Wagner has played with the WDR Symphony Orchestra, the Brandenburg Symphony, Ensemble Kontrapunkte, the South-West German Chamber Orchestra of Pforzheim, the Polish Chamber Philharmonic, the Opera Studio Orchestra of Lviv and the Rhenish Philharmonic of Koblenz. He has also won numerous prizes at competitions including the 2015 International Instrumental Competition in Markneunkirchen, where he was also awarded the Audience Prize. He was also the youngest participant to win a prize at the Golden Bass Competition in Lviv, Ukraine in 2013 and in 2014 at the International Osaka Competition. Further prizes have come his way, including at the J.M. Sperger Competition, the Leos Janacek Competition and the Bodensee-Musikwettbewerb. He is a recipient of a grant from the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation and a member of her Virtuosi ensemble.

Florentin Ginot

Member of Ensemble Musikfabrik (Köln) since 2015, Florentin Ginot graduated from the Paris Conservatory. He is supported by the artistic sponsorship of the Banque Populaire Foundation for his projects and recorded his first solo CD in 2015 for the « Young Soloist » collection of the Meyer Foundation, with a focus on the early music of Marin Marais.

He is dedicated to creation and invention of scenic forms, and works with composers like Georges Aperghis, György Kurtág, Helmut Lachenmann, Rebecca Saunders, as well as with dance, theater and contemporary circus by leading multi-disciplinary projects in his company HowNow, founded in 2017.

He composed and spatialized in 2017 the music for La Mécanique de L’Histoire, a show by choreographer Yoann Bourgeois, premiered in Pantheon for the season of Théâtre de la Ville-Paris.

His last solo Not Here was presented in 2018 at the Kölner Philharmonie, Manifeste Festival-Paris and Venice Biennale.

Late Night Lounge presented by MLP: Uwaga »Dance!«

In Kooperation with Frauenbad Heidelberg

Franz Schubert sung and played

»Encore« Jörg Tröger talks to Georg Nigl and Jean-Guihen Queyras (Stadthalle Kammermusiksaal)

This concert will be tape-recorded by

We thank

Freundeskreis Heidelberger Frühling

The Benny Goodman Show


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.

Laurène Durantel

The double-bass is an instrument which can be envisaged in many ways. Laurene Durantel is one of the artists who want to play with many faces of this instrument. After studies in Conservatoire National Superieur of Paris, Laurene Durantel becomes a member of Orchestre National de Toulouse, then principal double-bass in the same orchestra.   She recorded two CDs dedicated to composer Giovanni Bottesinni, with pianist Daniel Benzakoun and violinist Eric Lacrouts. As a soloist and chamber musician, she performs in great venues in Europe, and plays next to musicians such as Ebene quartet, Belcea quartet, Navarra quartet, Sacconi quartet, Elias Quartet, Valentin Erben, Skampa quartet, David Violi, François Salque, Matthias Goerne, Celine Frisch, Marc Bouchkov…  She is giving a central part to teaching, and is developing a real reflexion about pedagogy. She founds in 2003 the “Academie de Contrebasse”, for ten years.   Member of Ensemble Carpe Diem, teaching in CRR of Toulouse, she is a former member of Ensemble 360.   She now plays with Ensemble Variances with composer Thierry Pécou, Ensemble Calliopée and Ensemble Tm+. She is a member of string quintet Smoking Josephine with Geneviève Laurenceau.   She is performing in solo and chamber music in venues such as Wigmore Hall in London, Theatre de la Ville in Paris, Hamburg Laeiszhalle, Auditorium de Dijon…  She received in 2015 the Nordmetall prize in Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommen.  She became in 2013 laureat from Festival Juventus.

Encounters III: Germany and Korea

Lisa Batiashvili unfortunately fell ill. We are happy to announce a great replacement for this concert: the American violinist Benjamin Beilman, who can be heard several times in the “Standpunkte” concerts. Beilman regularly performs in the USA with major orchestras such as Los Angeles and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, and has already been a soloist in Europe with the London Philharmonic and the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra with conductors such as Sir Neville Marriner and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. He is also known as a chamber musician and has performed at prestigious festivals such as Marlboro and Verbier.

You may book this concert individually or as part of »Standpunkte Season Ticket« (€ 190 | € 172 | € 152 | € 136 | € 119 | € 100). Book online or call us from Mo – Fri from 10 am to 6 pm: 0049 (0)6221 – 584 00 44.

€ 19
€ 54 Day Pass valid until 6.00 pm

Explorations II: Cairo Jazz Station

A cooperation with Festival d’Aix-en-Provence with the support of the Medinea network

You may book this concert individually or as part of »Standpunkte Season Ticket« (€ 190 | € 172 | € 152 | € 136 | € 119 | € 100). Book online or call us from Mo – Fri from 10 am to 6 pm: 0049 (0)6221 – 584 00 44.

€ 19
€ 52 Day Pass valid until 6.00 pm

Late Night Lounge presented by MLP: Strings & Bass

A cooperation with Frauenbad Heidelberg