Scharoun Ensemble

Founded in 1983 by members of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Scharoun Ensemble is one of Germany’s leading chamber-music organizations. With its wide repertoire, ranging from composers of the Baroque period by way of Classical and Romantic chamber music to contemporary works, the Scharoun Ensemble has been inspiring audiences in Europe and overseas for more than a quarter of a century. Innovative programming, a refined tonal culture and spirited interpretations are hallmarks of the ensemble, which performs in a variety of instrumental combinations.

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Piotr Anderszewski

piano

Piotr Anderszewski is regarded as one of the outstanding musicians of his generation.He appears regularly in recital at such concert halls as the Wiener Konzerthaus, Berlin Philharmonie, Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. His collaborations with orchestra have included appearances with the Berlin Philharmonic and Berlin Staatskapelle orchestras, the London Symphony and Philharmonia orchestras and the NHK Symphony Orchestra. He has also placed special emphasis on playing and directing, working with orchestras such as the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Camerata Salzburg.

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Vincent Arlettaz

Created in spring 2004, the Chapelle des Ducs de Savoie is a male vocal ensemble dedicated to music from the early Renaissance, more specifically to the Cour de Savoie, a very important musical centre at this time.

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Noah Bendix-Balgley

violon

First Concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker, Noah Bendix-Balgley has thrilled and moved audiences around the world with his performances.

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Claudio Bohórquez

cello

Claudio Bohórquez, descent of Peruvian and Uruguayan ancestors, has been hailed as one of the most exciting and fascinating musicians of his generation by conductors, audiences, concert presenters and critics alike.

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CONCERTS

Friday 14.09.18 - 19h30

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Wolfram Brandl

Before becoming the concertmaster of the Berlin’s Staatskapelle  in 2011, Wolfram Brandl spent 10 years in the Berliner Philharmoniker as a concertmaster, collaborating with Claudio Abbado and Sir Simon Rattle. Wolfram Brandl est also the concertmaster of the  Scharoun Ensemble.

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MARCUS CREED

CONDUCTOR

Born in Eastbourne, Sussex (South England), he was educated at King’s College, Cambridge, Christ Church, Oxford, and Guildhall School in London. He moved to Germany in 1976 and worked firstly as a coach and chorusmaster at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. From 1987 to 2001 he was artistic director of the RIAS Kammerchor and worked with the Berlin Scharoun Ensemble as a pianist and conductor and conducted the Berlin Staatskapelle and Symphonie-Orchester Berlin as well as the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin. In 2001, he was appointed artistic director of the SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart in 2003. He was appointed chief conudctor of The Danish National Vocal Ensmble in 2014 with whom he won a Diapason d’Or. Since 1998, he is also Professor for choral conducting at the Hochschule für Musik Köln.



											

Danae Dörken

Called ‚the discovery of the year‘ by classical music magazine crescendo and ‘on her way to the very top’ by concerti magazine, German-Greek pianist Danae Dörken is, at age twenty-six, among the elite of internationally acclaimed artists of a new generation, electrifying audiences and peer musicians alike with her stunning technical skills, exceptional charisma and great profundity of her musical thinking.

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Andrea Esperti

Andrea Esperti collaborates with several ensembles and teaches trombone and jazz workshops. He is the conductor of the Lausanne big band.

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CONCERTS

Friday 14.09.18 - 22h00

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Caroline Goulding

« Playing of fantastic style and flair, with an extraordinary virtuosity that always serves the character of the music. A violinist you must hear! » -Peter Oundjian

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Oberwalliser Vokalensemble

For 30 years, the OVE, founded by Hansruedi Kämpfen, has captivated audiences in Switzerland and abroad.

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Cédric Pescia

Cédric Pescia, pianist of dual French and Swiss nationality, was born in Lausanne. He studied with Christian Favre at the Conservatoire de Musique in Lausanne, later with Dominique Merlet at the Conservatoire de Musique in Geneva where he earned a Premier Prix de Virtuosité with honors and completed his studies with Klaus Hellwig at the Universität der Künste in Berlin.

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Nurit Stark

The Israeli violinist Nurit Stark studied at Rubin Academy Tel Aviv with Prof. Haim Taub, later at Juilliard School of Music New York with Prof. Robert Mann and Prof. Glenn Dicterow, as well as at Musikhochschule Cologne with the members of the Alban Berg Quartet. She completed her master studies at Universität der Künste Berlin with Prof. Ilan Gronich.

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Majella Stockhausen

Majella Stockhausen performs regularly in recitals or as a soloist with chamber ensembles in Germany or abroad.



											

Zermatt Festival Orchestra

Right from its first edition in 2005, the formula chosen by the Zermatt Festival Academy has proved a success. About thirty-five young musi- cians from all over the world are invited each year to attend an intensive music course, such as the ones formerly directed by Pablo Casals at the foot of the Matterhorn. These highly qualified students bene t from the support of the Berlin Scharoun Ensemble with whom they form the Zermatt Festival Orchestra.This support from members of the Berlin Philharmonic is most precious, and the idea of giving these musicians the opportunity to take part in the Academy two summers in a row aims at securing the benefits of such work in the long term.