ESEGESI Percussion Quartet

Simone Rubino and his ESEGESI Percussion Quartet

6.45 pm Introduction by our Classic Scouts at Ballsaal/Stadthalle
A Classic scouts Newcomer Concert

Afterwards: »Stadthalle late« with Mario Angelov Quartet

We thank
Tine and Dr. Johannes Schmidt-Tophoff

This concert will be tape-recorded by
Deutschlandradio Kultur

Duo Enßle-Lamprecht

Frühling for Families: »Into the future – and back«

(for children from age six)

A cooperation with TES e. V., Kulturkreis Boxberg-Emmertsgrund and Bürgerhaus HeidelBERG Emmertsgrund

Cairo Jazz Station

Cairo Jazz Station
Bacem Yousfi, Oud (Algeria)
Ismail Altunbas, percussions (Turkey)
Loris Lari, double basse (Italy)

At the crossroads between jazz and contemporary Middle Eastern music »Cairo Jazz station« was born out of an educational and artistic collaboration between the Aix-en-Provence Festival and the Makan Egyptian Center for Culture and Arts.
“Meeting up in Cairo to search for a new, common musical identity”, such is the aim of this group of young artists from the world of oral and improvised music in Europe and the Middle East. A unique new blend of timbres, born of the need to bridge the distance between the shores and sonic worlds of a rapidly changing area. After the ensemble has been in invited in 2017, it will perform again at the “Frühling”.

The Erlkings

The Erlkings
Bryan Benner, voice and guitar
Ivan Turkalj, violoncello
Gabriel Hopfmüller, tuba
Thomas Toppler, percussion

The Erlkings are the world’s newest genre defying Schubert ensemble. Comprised of four classically trained multi-instrumentalists The Erlkings perform fresh new arrangements of Franz Schubert’s finest songs, cleverly adapted for the modern English speaking audience. Equally at home on the concert stage or in a smokey beer-hall, The Erlkings are the only band around getting people to dance to Goethe and Schiller. In 2017, our audience could already been part of this extraordinary atmosphere.

Alexej Gerassimez

Born Essen/Germany in 1987, Alexej Gerassimez received his first percussion lessons at the age of seven. He continued his musical training with Christian Roderburg at the Cologne Conservatory of Music and Performing Arts and started an intensive concert career at a very early age. After his high school degree and a year at the Berlin Conservatory Hanns Eisler he changed to Munich, where he presently studies at the Munich Conservatory of Music and Theater with Prof. Peter Sadlo.

After various early successes in competitions, among others 1st awards in the International Marimba Competition in Nuremberg, the European Music Competition for Youth, the Southwest-German Chamber Music Competition, four 1st awards including the highest number of possible points in Jugend Musiziert (renowned national music competition your youths) he won the Deutscher Musikrat- Competition (most important national competition in all instrument categories for young adults) in 2010. In the same year he received the 1st award, the Audience Award as well as the Press Award, in the TROMP Percussion Competition in the Netherlands, one of the most renowned international competitions for percussion solo.

Today Alexej Gerassimez is presumed to be one of the leading percussion soloists of his generation. As a soloist and chamber musician he regularly gives guest performances at festivals like Schleswig Holstein Musikfestival, Musikfestival Potsdam, Ludwigsburger Festspiele or Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, in the latter of which he was awarded the Ensemble Award for percussion/piano, performing as a duo with his brother Nicolaj in 2006.

He performs as a soloist with orchestras like the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn or the the Bochum Philharmonic and his vivid performance activities have lead him to a wide range of European countries as well as to Japan, where he gave solo performances in Tokyo and Yokohama in the context of the German Year in 2006.

Alexej Gerassimez holds scholarships of various foundations such as Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, Stiftung Musikleben, Dr. Carl Doerken Foundation and the PE Foundation for Talented Musicians. He was supported by the Degussa Foundation, the Juergen Ponto Foundation, the Juetting Foundation and the GenRe Foundation.

Thomas Hampson & Martin Grubinger

6.45 pm Introduction by »Classic Scouts« at Ballsaal/Stadthalle

»Encore« Jörg Tröger talks to Thomas Hampson and Martin Grubinger at Ballsaal/Stadthalle

We owe thank to

Heidelberger Volksbank

Sarah Maria Sun & Johannes Fischer: »New Wunderhorn«

In cooperation with halle02 Heidelberg

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about the programme

»You have to be a bit crazy to square up to this monster!« says Sarah Maria Sun when it comes to the combination of voice and percussion as in her programme »New Wunderhorn« with Johannes Fischer. Read the full interview with her here.