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14.04.2018 – CONCERT: Yizhuo Meng presents works by J. S. Bach, O. Messiaen, J. Brahms and R. Schumann

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  • Published Wednesday March 28th, 2018
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Dear friends of music,

I am very pleased to present you the young pianist Yizhuo Meng! The pianist, born in Hebei, China, was able to celebrate many successes in China early on and began her musical education at an early age. In 2012, Ms. Meng moved to Germany with the goal of deepening her musical education. Since 2013 she is a pupil of the already known and outstanding professors Gesa Lücker and Gerald Hambitzer. With the latter, the focus is particularly on the old music, which we can enjoy first hand with the pieces that are being presented in this concert!


Saturday, 14th of April 2018

5 pm

Blücherstraße 14
53115 Bonn

Program:

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Toccata in C minor BWV911

Olivier Messiaen (1908 – 1992)
from “Vingt regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus”
VII. Regard de la Croix

Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)
Variations on a theme by Robert Schumann, op.9

PAUSE

Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856)
Sonata in F sharp minor, op.11
– Un poco adagio – Allegro vivace
–  Aria: Senza passione, ma espressivo

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
Sonata No. 26 op.81a
– The Farewell (Adagio – Allegro)

 

The entry is free! It will be asked for a donation for the musician!

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Yizhuo Meng

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Yizhuo Meng was born in 1996 in Hebei, China. At the age of five she received her first piano lesson. Already at the age of eight, she took the first place at the “XingHai” piano competition in Zhangjiakou. In 2008, Yizhuo Meng deepened her musical skills at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. During this time she won competitions in China, ia. the 3rd place of the “Thomas and Evon Cooper Competition” in Beijing.
Four years later Yizhuo traveled to Germany to receive further musical impulses. She studied at the International College of Music in Hamburg with Prof. Delphine Lizé in the period between 2012-2013. In the further course she was accepted 2013 at the University of Music and Dance in Cologne, where she still works together with Prof. Gesa Lücker. During her studies she expanded her knowledge in the field of Early Music with Prof. Gerald Hambitzer and also New Music with Tamara Stefanovich and Prof. Pierre-Laurent Aimard.
She has also deepened her musical skills at numerous masterclasses (Jerome Rose, Fabio Bidini, Eduard Zilberkant, Dimitri Alexeyev, Alexander Kobrin and others). In June 2015, Yizhuo played her first solo concert at the Rubinstein Academy in Dusseldorf. During the same period she won the second prize of the “International Piano Competition” in Val Tidone (Italy). In 2016 she won the 5th Prize of the “Karlrobert Kreiten Piano Competition” at the Cologne University of Music and Dance and the 2nd prize of the “McKenzie Award” in New York City.
Yizhuo Meng is a scholarship holder of the “Live-Music-Now Köln eV” as a piano-duo ensemble with Franziska Staubach since April 2016. Since October 2017 she studies “Master of Music” with main piano in the HfMT-Cologne with the Hungarian pianist István Lajkó and also as a private student with the Italian pianist Gabriele Leporatti.

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 April 28, 2018 at 5pm.
Ketil Haugsand (harpsichord) plays works by L. Marchand, J.-P. Rameau, J.-B. A. Forqueray und J. S. Bach

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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24.03.2017 – CONCERT: Urte Lucht plays on the fortepiano works by W. A. Mozart, L. v. Beethoven und J. Haydn

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  • Published Tuesday March 13th, 2018
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Dear friends of music,

Urte Lucht is a master on the pianoforte and will introduce us to the “Viennese Classic” in this concert. By this, it is of course meant the music of Josef Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven. What makes these three famous composers the ideals of this “compositional style”? What are the differences? Why should you listen to this music on a historical instrument (Ms. Lucht plays on a copy of a historic instrument)? After this concert you will surely know more about it. Let yourself be taken to a new world of sound!

Viennese Classic

At the end of the 18th century, Vienna was the music capital with the greatest appeal:

Musicians from all over Europe settled in the capital of the multiethnic state, to deal with the diverse musical influences. Opera seria, opera buffo, opéra comique met the German Singspiel, modern Italian instrumental music met the South German-Austrian light music, the love of counterpoint was shown in the worship of Bach and Händel, the sensitive style of C. P. E. Bach’s affective work was imported as well as the Italian Sinfonia with its clarity, sensuality and simplicity. In Vienna music formed a social bridge between the different social strata and the different peoples. The aristocracy, middle class, petty bourgeoisie and craftsmen lived close together and coined a multi-layered mixed culture in which the classical style of Mozart and Haydn could develop.
The result was the “Viennese Classic”, which Beethoven later continued and through which he gained worldwide significance. Each of these three classics composed in their own personal style; how different their piano sonatas sound in character, affect, temperament, harmony and sentence form is experienced by the listener in the program “Wiener Klassik”. Urte Lucht plays the works of Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven on a pianoforte corresponding to the period of origin. The instrument is a copy of a fortepiano by J.A. Stein, Augsburg 1787. J.A. Stein (1728 – 1792) was one of the most gifted and imaginative organ and piano makers in the second half of the 18th century. He was the first to apply bouncing mechanics (Viennese mechanics) and thus achieved great fame: Spring-loaded releases allow the player to steer the hammer right up to the string and to meter its keystroke very finely.

Text by Urte Lucht


Saturday, 24th of March 2018

5 pm

Blücherstraße 14
53115 Bonn

„ The Viennese Classic “

Program:

 

Josef Haydn (1732 – 1809)
Sonata in B Minor Hob.XVI/32 (1776)

– Allegro moderato
– Menuett (Tempo di Menuet)
– Finale (Presto)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Sonata in C Major KV 457 (1784)

– Molto allegro
– Adagio
– Allegro assai (agitato)

PAUSE

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
Sonate in C Major Op.2 Nr. 3 (1795)

– Allegro con brio
– Adagio
– Scherzo (Allegro)
– Allegro assai

Admission: 18, – € / 10, – € red.

 

Urte Lucht plays on a copy of a fortepiano made by Johann Andreas Stein, Augsburg 1787, built by Werner Keil, Schriesheim.

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Urte Lucht

Fotografin: Juliane Fuchs

Photo: Juliane Fuchs

At the age of four, Urte Lucht began to play the harpsichord. As a teenager, she attended master classes for harpsichord, fortepiano and chamber music with Gustav Leonhardt, Jos van Immerseel and Nikolaus Harnoncourt. After studying in Hamburg, Zurich (with Johann Sonnleitner) and Basel at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (with Jesper Christensen), she began her busy concert career both on the harpsichord and the fortepiano. International prizes, radio, television and CD recordings followed.
Urte Lucht performs at major festivals such as Schleswig Holstein Music Festival, Baroque Festival Arolsen, Days of Old Music Regensburg, Lake Constance Festival, European Weeks Passau, Landshut Court Music Days. She has performed with Maria Cristina Kiehr, Simone Kermes, Constanze Backes, Andrea Bischoff, Stefan Fuchs (Ensemble Trazom), Leila Schayegh and Frieder Bernius. In addition to the historically informed performance practice, Urte Lucht has a keen interest in New Music, as evidenced by several premieres and world premieres, including works by Josef Tals and Erhan Sanris. She is often heard on Swiss radio SRF as a subject matter expert in the program “Disco” and is also co-founder of the Ettenheim Music Summer, the renowned concert series for early music in the baroque town of Ettenheim.
Since 2007 Urte Lucht teaches at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe. From 2000 – 2003 she was a lecturer at the International Spring Academy for Early Music in Stift Geras, Austria, and in 2005 taught at the International Summer Courses in Bietigheim Castle.

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 take place on April 14, 2018 at 5pm.
Yizhuo Meng plays on the piano works by J. S. Bach, O. Messiaen, J. Brahms and R. Schumann

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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1st Prize winners of the “Jugend musiziert” and “Vienna Grand Prize Virtuoso 2018” music competitions!

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  • Published Wednesday March 7th, 2018
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Hard to believe, but true! Our 3 very young musicians have won 1st prizes in very important competitions, “Jugend musiziert” and “ Vienna Grand Prize Virtuoso 2018“!

The winners are Sophie Kässbohrer, 7 years old, Chenxi Lyu, 6 years, and Ruiyang Wu, 7 years old. 3 outstanding little pianists from the class of Michelle Yen-Howland, who is an outstanding piano teacher, especially for young and very young (under 5 years) children, in our Musikstudio. Nevertheless, she also prepares especially gifted students for the university and is thus a great ray of hope for the studio and Bonn.

Michelle Yen-Howland will present her entire class in the chamber music hall of the Bonn Beethovenhaus on 17 June 2018 with various events. Look forward to it now! Many excellent concerts await you

 

 

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