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10.03.2018 – CONCERT: The “Arcangelo Trio” presents works by D. Scarlatti, G.F. Handel, A. Corelli, F.M. Veracini and F. Germiniani

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Dear friends of music,

I am pleased to present you the “Arcangelo Trio” this Saturday! Daniel Rother, flute, Gerald Hambitzer, harpsichord and Markus Möllenbeck, cello take you on “Händel’s Italian Journey”.
Together they form a wonderful trio and have been touring Germany as well as the rest of Europe already for a number of years, opening up a wide and splendid field of Baroque music with their programs to the audience. In this concert you will meet many known and unknown composers from the beautiful country of Italy. At the center of this journey is Georg Friedrich Händel. You will learn a lot of new things about this era!


Saturday, 10th of March 2018

5 pm

Blücherstraße 14
53115 Bonn

„Händel’s Italian Journey“

Program:

Francesco Maria Veracini (Florence 1690-1768)
Sonata in A minor for treble recorder and basso continuo
Overtura/Allegro –  Allegro –  Paesana (Allegro) –   Largo – Giga “Postiglione”

Domenico Scarlatti (Naples 1685 – Madrid 1757)
Sonata in B minor K. 87 and Sonata D major K. 119
für Cembalo solo

Georg Friedrich Händel (Halle 1685 – London 1759)
Fitzwilliamsonata in D minor for alto recorder and B.c.
Largo – Vivace – Furioso – Adagio – alla breve – (Andante) – a tempo di menuet

PAUSE

Arcangelo Corelli (Fusignano 1653 – Rome 1713)
Sonata in G major, op. 5, 9 for soprano recorder and B.c.
Preludio (Largo) –  Giga (Allegro) –  Adagio – Tempo di Gavotta (Allegro)

Francesco Geminiani (Lucca 1687 – Dublin 1762)
Sonata in D minor, op. 5, 2 for violoncello and bc (The Hague 1746)
Andante – Presto – Adagio – Allegro

Georg Friedrich Händel (Halle 1685 – London 1759)
Sonata in A minor, op. 1, 4 for treble recorder and B.c.
Larghetto – Allegro – Adagio – Allegro

Admission: 18, – € / 10, – € red.

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The Arcangelo Trio

In the spring of 2001, the flutist Daniel Rothert, cellist Markus Möllenbeck and harpsichordist Gerald Hambitzer founded the ARCANGELO TRIO on the initiative of Helmut Müller-Brühl, in order to build on an ensemble tradition with illustrious role models such as Franz Brüggen, Anner Bylsma and Gustav Leonardt or Gustav Scheck, August Wenzinger and Fritz Neumeyer. Rothert, Möllenbeck and Hambitzer – already well-known and successful names in the music scene – began to develop the repertoire of this almost classically appointed chamber music ensemble, which also encompasses an extensive period from the late 16th to the mid-18th century , The successful debut took place in August 2001 in the gallery of the castle Brühl. Since then, the Arcangelo Trio regularly performs with great success, including at a WDR night music live on WDR 3, at the Handel Festival in Halle and also with the actress Martina Gedeck in a reading in the Bonn Federal Art Hall with lyrics and music from Venice from the 16th and 17th century. The program “Händel’s Italian Journey” will be released as a CD this spring at the company Aulos.

I am looking forward to your visit!

Sincerely,
Gabriele Paqué

Note on parking!
Parking spots in Bonn-Poppelsdorf, about a 10 minutes walk from the Blücherstraße!

The next concert will take place on March 24, 2018 at 5pm.
Urte Lucht plays works by W. A. Mozart, L. v. Beethoven and J. Haydn

Current exhibition by Aleksandr Reznichenko with “Symbolism / Art Nouveau of Ukraine”
The gallery is open on saturdays between 14 and 18 pm.
After telephonic agreement the gallery can also be visited at other times.
Blücherstr. 14, 53115 Bonn
Phone: 0228-41076755

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24.02.2018 – CONCERT: The DTKV presents “Musical Afternoon”. By adult lay musicians for adults!

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  • Published Monday February 26th, 2018
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Dear lovers of music and art,

This concert, organized by the German Tonkünstler Verband and performed by adult lay musicians, is devoted exclusively to the piano. Whether piano solo or 4 hands. You can expect an extraordinary and varied program, played by returnees (ie who had already piano lessons as a child or teenager  and resumed at an adult age) or as a beginner (students who never played an instrument before). It is a special challenge in adulthood or especially as a retiree to present yourself to the public!
Thus, the concert offers a special charm and incentive for anyone who asks oneself if one could integrate the music into her or his own life. Have a taste, surrounded by a very special atmosphere of art and music.

There are students of Gabriele Paqué and Gotthard Kladetzky.


Saturday, 24th of February 2018

5 pm

Musikstudio und Galerie: Gabriele Paqué
Blücherstraße 14
53115 Bonn

Program:

Hermann Berens (1826-1880)
Walzer in C-Dur

Guiseppe Galuzzi (1861-1936)
Minuetto sentimentale

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Sonatine in C-Dur
2. Satz: Andante

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Erster Verlust

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Sonate KV 330 in C-Dur
2. Satz: Andante cantabile

Fréderic Chopin (1810-1849)
Walzer op.69 Nr.2 in H-Moll

Felix Mendessohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)
Kinderstück

Martha Mier (*1937)
The Great Barrier Reef
Crocodile

Gerard Hengeveld (1910-2001)
Rumba

Fréderic Chopin (1810-1849)
Nocturne Nr. 19 e-Moll op.72
(posthum) Nr.1

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Sonetto 104 del Petrarca

Antonio Diabelli (1781-1858)
Sonatine Nr .2 op.24 in G-Dur

– Allegretto
– Rondo
– Allegro non tanto

Eric Satie (1866-1925)
Gymnopedie No.3

Cristina de Simoni
Weggezogen

Martha Mier (*1937)
Espagna

Anne Terzibaschitsch (*1955 )
Mitternachtstango

Martha Mier (*1937)
Blackburry Rag

The entry is free!

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I’m looking forward to your visit!

Sincerely,
Gabriele Paqué

Note on parking!
Parking spots in Bonn-Poppelsdorf, about a 10 minutes walk from the Blücherstraße!

The next concert will be on March 10, 2018 at 5pm.
The “Arcangelo Trio” (Daniel Rothert, flute, Markus Möllenbeck, cello and Gerald Hambitzer, harpsichord) presents works by D. Scarlatti, G. F. Handel, A. Corelli, F. M. Veracini, F. Mancini and F. Germiniani

Current exhibition by Aleksandr Reznichenko with “Symbolism / Art Nouveau of Ukraine”
The gallery is open on saturdays between 14 and 18 pm.
After telephonic agreement the gallery can also be visited at other times.
Blücherstr. 14, 53115 Bonn
Phone: 0228-41076755

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Masterclass for the piano with Yin Chiang

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  • Published Sunday February 18th, 2018
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Photo by Juliane Wanhoff
Other photos by Johannes Paqué


Masterclass for the piano with Yin Chiang

Introduction
Yin Chiang
Class details
Sightseeing
Accommodation
Detailed overview of your lesson schedule
How do I get to Germany?
How do I sign up?
Prices



Introduction

Date: 5th – 17th of August 2018

Deadline for application: 30th of April 2018!

This masterclass was created to give pianists the possibility to get an in depth course for advanced piano players to this instrument. Therefore this masterclass is aimed at young musicians who are interested in studying the piano as well as already trained pianists who like to improve their skills. Last but not least this masterclass is the perfect opportunity for students who are preparing to participate in competitions. Under the guidance of the internationally renowned  pianist Yin Chiang you will have a week-long training which will give you an in depth insight into this instrument.
The masterclass takes place in the historical city of Bonn which is Beethoven’s birthplace. It has a long history with classical music which you can experience first-hand through all the concerts, competitions and music festivals that are being held in this city. Cologne, which in itself offers a huge amount classical entertainment and which is home to the HfMT conservatory, is also just 30 minutes away by train. Therefore this region is the ideal place for studying an instrument such as the piano or other classical instruments.

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Yin Chiang

Photo by Sheng Lin

Yin Chiang was born in Taipei, Taiwan, where she received her first piano lessons at the age of 4. Before moving to Europe in 1995 she attended specialist music schools in Taipei. She then continued her piano studies at the University “Mozarteum” in Salzburg with Peter Lang and Hans Leygraf, where she gained the title “Magistra Artium”. Subsequently, she studied with Pierre-Laurent Aimard at the Musikhochschule in Cologne (HfMT) graduating with the “Konzertexamen” for chamber and contemporary music.

Her first solo performance with orchestra took place when she was 11 years old, in a tour throughout Taiwan. At the age of 16 she performed in a tour in China. Since then she has performed in many European countries as a piano soloist and chamber musician with, amongst others, the Salzburger Kammerphilharmonie, the Leopoldinum Chamber Orchestra, the Salzburger Musici Quartet, the E.T.A.Hoffmann Trio, the Cologne Vocalsoloists, the Duo Ensemble Présence, the Ensemble Garage, the Ensemble 20/21, the Ensemble DuoPlus, the Artwork Ensemble and the Gunnar Berg Ensemble. Moreover, she was invited to the International Ensemble Modern Academy, Klangspuren festival (both Austria), Lucerne festival Academy (Switzerland), Acanthes festival (France), Temporada Avuimúsica festival (Barcelona), the New Music Week (Shanghai), the Hörfest (Germany), Music with innovative Expressions (Taipei), China Time Festival (Hamburg, Germany). In 2002 she made her debut in the prestigious Mozartwoche festival in Salzburg playing the world-premiere of Spencer H. Shedler’s “Refraction” for piano solo. She was engaged as both, a pianist and music director responsible for two contemporary opera productions at the Kammeroper Köln (Cologne Chamber Opera). These were “Die Edelweißpiraten” by Snezana Nesic in the season 2007/08 as well as  “Weiße Rose” by Udo Zimmermann in the season 2008/09.
Yin Chiang has received scholarships from the Austrian Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, the Gisela and Erich Andreas foundation in Berlin and the NRW Arts Foundation in Germany. Her performances of works for solo piano by Luciano Berio have been broadcasted in Italian television, and many of her live performances have been broadcasted by radio companies such as Ö1, DRS2, WDR, and the “Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique“ (IRCAM).
The focus of her artistic work is contemporary music, demonstrated by her collaboration with Ensemble Modern, Ensemble InterContemporain, and Pierre Boulez, as well as with various composers, such as György Kurtág, Helmut Lachenmann, Wolfgang Rihm, Marco Stroppa, Toshio Hosokawa, and Matthias Pintscher, only to mention a few. Since 2008 she has regularly given concerts and masterclasses about contemporary music at different music universities in China and Taiwan.

In 2006 she was granted the Austrian citizenship. From 2011 to 2012 she taught in the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. In 2012 she founded the C-Camerata, Ensemble for the contemporary music in Taipei. From 2013 to 2015 she translated the whole book of C.P.E. Bach’s “Versuch über die wahre Art das Clavier zu spielen”. In 2015 she recorded the CD “C.P.E. Bach: 8 Sonatas for the Keyboard”.

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Class details

The masterclass begins on 5th of August 2018 and ends on 10th of August with one additional week for sightseeing until 17th of August 2018 (further details below).

The number of participants is limited to 8 people, so that each and every one is assured at least 1 hour of tutoring by the master herself whereas the non-active students may listen to the lesson of their fellow student. The lessons will be held in English (German and Chinese is possible as well)!

Between each lesson-day during the week you will have one day for practicing at the piano which will be available at your hotel, as well as in the music studio where the lessons take place. Since we have several pianos available, there will be more than enough time for everyone to practice what she or he learned the other day with Ms. Chiang. But this is not all:
In addition to the piano lessons there will also be held a workshop about the harpsichord (the pianos older sibling) and its intricate mechanics by a harpsichordist (in English). Another workshop will focus on the interpretation of classical music and performance practices in Europe!

There will be 2 historical instruments available for the lessons: a Kaps grand piano from 1875 with a historical Érard mechanic and a Pleyel grand piano from 1937. Thus you can be certain that the techniques that you’ll learn and the sound that you will learn to create on these instruments will be as historically accurate as possible which will therefore grant you an experience on which you can rely for the rest of your life!

At the end of this masterclass you will get the opportunity to show your progress with the piano by playing a concert together with the other participants in front of a public audience!

In addition you will also receive a certificate by Ms. Chiang for successfully participating in this masterclass.

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Sightseeing

 

Since you are already in Germany it would be a shame to not visit the historical parts of Bonn and its region. Therefore we planned an extensive sightseeing trip for you in the week after your concert!

We will be visiting the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven as well as the Robert Schumann house (in which he died), take a boat trip on the Rhine (a world heritage) to a medieval little town and we will of course be visiting the HfMT conservatory in Cologne in which you might already be interested to enlist in as well as the famous Cologne Cathedral.

You would like to come with a friend or parents or don’t want to be an active participant yourself? No problem! You or your companion(s) are welcome to join in on this voyage for a lesser fee and may attend the lessons as passive participant(s).

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Accommodation

Your accommodation will be in a 4-star hotel in Bonn, from which you can reach the classroom by foot, as well as the city center. This way, you are free to explore the city after classes on your own if you like to.
The catering will consist of a breakfast in the hotel plus a little snack in the studio during lunch hours. You will have to provide for your dinner yourself. There are numerous restaurants nearby which we can recommend and that aren’t pricy at all.

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Detailed overview of your lesson schedule

Saturday, 4th of August 2018
Arrival

Sunday, 5th of August 2018
– Meet and greet with German cake

– Concert with Yin Chiang

Monday, 6th of August 2018
– Masterclass
Each active participant receives a 60 minutes lesson unit.
You can attend to the lessons of your fellow students or practice in the hotel.

Tuesday, 7th of August 2018
– Practice-Day
– 4 – 6 pm: Workshop on the history of the harpsichord (in English).
 You will be asked to prepare a little presentation as well!
The participants may try out the harpsichord as well!

Wednesday, 8th of August 2018
– Masterclass
Each active participant receives a 60 minutes lesson unit.
You can attend to the lessons of your fellow students or practice in the hotel.
7 pm: Presentation of your progress in front of the other participants in the evening.

Thursday, 9th of August 2018
– Practice-Day
– 7 pm: Workshop on the interpretation of classical music and performance practices in Europe

Friday, 10th of August 2018
– Masterclass
Each active participant receives a 60 minutes lesson unit.
You can attend to the lessons of your fellow students or practice in the hotel.
7 pm: Presentation of your progress in front of the other participants in the evening.

Saturday, 11th of August 2018
– Masterclass
Each active participant receives a 30 minutes lesson unit.
– Practicing
– Official Final Concert in the evening in front of a public audience!
You receive a participant certificate.

 

From Sunday, 12th of August, until Friday, 17th of August: Guided sightseeing trip with your fellow students and companions in and around Bonn and Cologne!

A detailed schedule will be prepared and sent to all the participants in the future.

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How do I get to Germany?

Unfortunately we don’t have the means to book a flight ticket for you! Therefore, it is up to you to book a flight for yourself as well as apply for a visa, should you not be an EU citizen.

You can find all the application forms for your visa at the respective German embassy of your country. You can also take a look here::
http://www.germany-visa.org/schengen-visa/

We recommend that you apply for a Schengen Visa for tourists (which enables you to stay for 90 days per half-year).

If you travel by plane, be sure to book a flight that arrives on 4th of August 2018. Your flight back should be on 18th of August 2018 if possible. We recommend that you choose Cologne/Bonn (CGN) or the Düsseldorf airport (DUS) as your destination airport. From there we will pick you up.

You could also choose the Frankfurt airport (FRA) which would however require you to buy a train ticket as well in order to get to Bonn. We will then pick you up at the Bonn train station and bring you to your hotel.
https://www.bahn.com/en/view/index.shtml

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How can I sign up?

We will have a pre-selection of the participants who will attend to Ms. Chiang’s lessons. Therefore you are required to send in a video in which you play one piece from each of 3 different musical eras. You are also welcome to introduce yourself in the video (who you are, what you do, etc.) but it is not strictly required. You can choose between:

  • Baroque (Johann Sebastian Bach: Three-Part Inventions, “The Good-tempered Piano Vol.1 & 2; Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas)
  • Early Classic and Classic (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Joseph Haydn and Franz Schubert: Sonatas)
  • Romantic (Frédéric Chopin: Nocturnes, Préludes, Waltzes, Etudes; Robert Schumann: Nachtstücke, Carnival of Vienna, the Noveletten, the Humoreske, Carnaval; Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Songs without Words, etc.; works by Johannes Brahms)
  • Impressionism and Modern (Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Béla Bartók, Arnold Schönberg, etc.)

The deadline is 30th of April 2018!

Please do not use an electronic keyboard!

You can upload the video to YouTube or similar video hosting websites (as non-listed or private videos if you don’t want to make them public). Keep in mind that you will also study these pieces together with Ms. Chiang, so choose something that you like playing and that you may want to perform in front of an audience (e.g. concerts and/or competitions).

Please use the contact form below to send us the link to your video together with your name, age, and the titles of the pieces you are playing. If you just like to be a passive participant, please say so (you don’t have to make a video then).

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Alternatively you can also send your email (and any questions you might have regarding this masterclass) directly to:

info@paque-klavier.de

You will get a result to your application until 7th of May 2018. If we accept your video presentation, we will send you a detailed application form for you to fill out as PDF via email.

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Prices

The price for an active participant is                                                             2310,- € (2.840 $)
The price for a passive participant is                                                            1668,- € (2.050 $)

These prices include: hotel, masterclass and sightseeing

NOT INCLUDED: flight ticket, travel expensen and catering during dinner and the sightseeing trips!

You will be asked for an advanced payment (the half of the actual sum) which you will have to pay until 15th of May 2018. The remainder must be paid until 2 weeks before the masterclass.


We wish you good luck and are looking forward to greet you in the beautiful city of Bonn in Germany!

Yours sincerely,
Yin Chiang      &      Gabriele Paqué

 

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