Festival Academy: Lunch concert III

Admission free for students
Ballsaal Stadthalle Heidelberg

€ 60 Chamber Music Academy Season Ticket incl. lunch concerts

»Frühling« for Families: »Sun and Moon – a love story«

A production of Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg

In cooperation with Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg

UWAGA

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.

Boris Faust

Boris Faust studied viola in Cologne and in Freiburg. 1994 he graduated at the Musikhochschule Freiburg, followed by another graduation at the Musikhochschule Hannover. He is the winner of international competitions, for example the Lionel Tertis competition in England and in the Vittorio Gui competition in Italy, as well as in the competition of the German industry. In 1992, he received a scholarship from the German Music Competition.

As a soloist, he undertook numerous concerts and recordings with various orchestras for example the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and the Heilbronner Kammerorchester among others. As a chamber musician he performed at festivals such as the Edinburgh Festival, the Kronberg Festival, the St. Gallen Festival and others with renowned soloists such as Boris Pergamenschikow, Andras Schiff, Kim Kashkashian, Rainer Kußmaul and his sister Isabelle Faust, violin. He also performed at the Bayreuth Festspiele.

Since 1997, Boris Faust has been the first soloist of the Bremer Philharmoniker and the Hamburger Philharmoniker regularly engages him. He teaches at the Bremen University of the Arts.

Since October 2014, he has been Professor of Viola at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg.

Voces8 »In East and West«

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

Albrecht Mayer & Friends

»Encore« Jörg Tröger talks to Albrecht Mayer

Tonight’s concert will be tape-recorded by
SWR2

Liisa Randalu

Violist Liisa Randalu was born in Tallinn (Estonia) and grew up in Karlsruhe (Germany). She studied in Frankfurt/Main and at the University of Music Hanns Eisler in Berlin.
Liisa Randalu won several prizes at international competitions and was invited to festivals such as the Rheingau Music Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and Heidelberger Frühling Music festival. She is a scholarship holder of the Hertie Foundation, the Villa Musica Mainz and the Foundation of the German People’s Study Foundation.
Since 2016 she teaches as a guest lecturer at the Music Academy in Tallinn, as well as at the Feuermann Conservatory of the Kronberg Academy.

As a member of the Schumann Quartet she regularly performs in all the major venues and festivals of the world. The ensemble is a prize winner of the Premier Prix de Concours de Bordeuax 2013, the Jürgen Ponto Prize 2014 and received the Newcomer Award of the BBC Music Magazine in 2016. The chamber music partners of the quartet include artists such as Sabine Meyer, Menahem Pressler, Nicolas Altstaedt and Albrecht Mayer.