Patricia Kopatchinskaja. CAMERATA BERN

"Is exile pain and isolation or also a source of inspiration?" The exceptional Moldavian violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja asks herself this question and gives the answer herself: "What remains for composers, for us musicians, for us human beings, is the exile into art, into the unspeakable of music, which eludes any conceptualization." Together with the CAMERATA BERN, she follows folkloristic traces and takes a look at interesting Eastern European composers such as Ivan Wyschnegradsky, who works with quarter tones, the polystylist Alfred Schnittke or the Pole Andrzey Panufnik, who wrote his violin concerto for Yehudi Menuhin in 1971. With a new work by Alexey Retinsky, who lives in exile in Vienna, they try to make music serve memory.

Followed by artist talk with Anselm Cybinski in the Festivalzentrum

10% discount for RNZettKarte holders at this concert plus one accompanying person, at all RNZ VVK points, cannot be combined with other discounts, regular daily RNZ subscription required.

The concert will be recorded and broadcast on April 6 at 8:03 p.m. on SWR Kultur and on April 23 at 8:03 p.m. on Deutschlandfunk Kultur.

The concert is part of the Musikfestival and the International Weeks against Racism of the Intercultural Center Heidelberg.

Patricia Kopatchinskaja

Violin and Direction

Thomas Kaufmann



Ukrainian-Russian folklore
Kugikly for violin and panpipes

PatKop (*1977)
Rage for violin and string ensemble

From Moldavian folklore
Cucuşor cu pană sură

Alfred Schnittke
Sonata for Violoncello and Piano No. 1 (Arr. Martin Merker 2020)

Franz Schubert
No. 3 from the Five Minuets and Trios for
String Quartet D 89

Eugène Ysaÿe
Exil! op. 25, Poème symphonique for high strings

Andrzej Panufnik
Concerto for violin and strings (1971)

Alexey Retinsky
The contours of the lost (world premiere)
for string ensemble, harpsichord and voices (commissioned by Camerata Bern 2024)

We thank
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16. 1. 2024   Podcast

Star violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja tells us what moves her after the concert. She sees the fact that classical music is often compared as a big misunderstanding: "It's not a sport!" she says. On her acoustic journey home, she talks about her own exile, sawing wood and vulnerability.

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