Monthly Archives: May 2019

Update 01.06.2019 – Photos of the CONCERT: Tobias Koch (piano) presents: “Rhenish Romantics – Robert Schumann, Norbert Burgmüller, Ferdinand Hiller”

  • By paqueklavier
  • Published Saturday May 25th, 2019
  • Tagged

Photo: Johannes Paqué

 HOME

Dear music lovers,

On Saturday, 01.06.2019, for the first time a concert of the famous pianist Tobias Koch took place in the Musicstudio. This performance was also associated with the premiere that there was no program this time and so the pianist had the opportunity to pepper the evening with some surprises.
The theme of this concert was the Rhenish Romantics, and thus the Musicstudio in Bonn, especially on this summery day, provided the suitable stage for such an endeavor. The audience got the chance to enjoy pieces by famous as well as less famous composers. Of course, Robert Schumann had to be represented here, as well as his wife Clara and also Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. In addition, composers such as Norbert Bürgmüller and Ferdinand Hiller were represented, which unfortunately mostly fell into oblivion. In a very informative presentation, the pianist explained the connections between the musicians, who also appreciated and influenced each other.
Tobias Koch is known for his interpretations of romantic works on contemporary instruments and so he found himself in his element again with the Kaps grand piano of 1875 and the audience could experience up close, what makes him so outstanding as an interpreter. Tobias Koch’s play is characterized by a true passion for music, which he presents on the one hand with the highest refinement and empathy and on the other hand with a youthful, unaffected charm. The music is alive – it makes the listener laugh and cry. This was particularly impressive when Tobias Koch played the last few lines that Schumann composed just before his death.
But in order to blow away the gloom, he and Gabriele Paqué surprised the audience with a small “encore”: During the rehearsals, Tobias Koch noticed the music book that Gabriele Paqué was practicing with a student. These were jazzy pieces by the composer Martha Mier. Thus, he and Gabriele Paqué played such a piece for the pleasently surprised audienced with a lot of wit, charm and improvisation, which brought the evening a very cheerful ending.


Dear friends of music,

It is a very special honor for me to be able to present the pianist Tobias Koch in my Musicstudio! Tobias Koch became known for his specialization in romantic performance practice. This includes among others his pioneering work with the performances of Robert Schumann’s piano works on historical instruments.
He has appeared at many major music festivals, including Verbier, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Bonn Beethovenfest, the Chopin Festival in Warsaw and many more.
Today Robert Schumann will also be heard as well as works by Norbert Burgmüller and Ferdinand Hiller.
Tobias Koch teaches at the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf as well as at academies in Verbier and Montepulciano.

Look forward to a high-quality concert dedicated to romance!


Saturday, 1st of June 2019

5 pm

Blücherstraße 14
53115 Bonn

Program:

Works by Robert Schumann, Norbert Burgmüller, Ferdinand Hiller.
The exact program will be presented on the day of the performance by the performer.

Entry: 18,- € / 10,- € red.

By filling in the fields below, you can conveniently reserve your tickets:
[contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]


Tobias Koch

Photo: Georg Ott

To probe the mysteries of sound with open-mindedness, versatility and with a sense of joy for discovery is the musical credo of Tobias Koch. Right from the beginnings of his musical career, Koch has been fascinated by the expressive potential of period keyboard instruments; he plays the harpsichord, clavichord, tangent piano, fortepiano, orphica, piano-pédalier, organ, and romantic grand piano in unorthodox and spirited performances — “with disarming spontaneity,” as a large German weekly put it. Koch chooses the most suitable instrument after extensive musicological research and performance practice studies, always leading to new results.
For years, he has been considered one of the leading interpreters in the field of romantic performance practice, and particularly of the work of Robert Schumann. The German Radio MDR Figaro wrote: “Inspired and inspiring right from the beginning. Tobias Koch plays Robert Schumann’s music the way it should be played: revolutionary, romantic, with technical brilliance, emotional but without any hint of sappiness or pretence. Koch’s playing conjures up images that appear just as quickly as they fade away. Koch’s playing is infectious, every moment is an adventure.“
Koch’s comprehensive musical career as a soloist, chamber musician and Lied accompanist has taken him to music festivals throughout Europe including the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, Verbier Festival, the Warsaw Chopin Festival, Rheingau Music Festival, Beethovenfest Bonn, the Schumann Festivals in Düsseldorf, Bonn, Leipzig, and Zwickau, and the Mendelssohn Days at the Gewandhaus Leipzig.
Koch gained valuable artistic impulses in master classes with David Levine, Roberto Szidon, Walter Kamper, Jos van Immerseel and Claire Chevallier. He is a recipient of the music sponsorship award of the city of Düsseldorf and teaches at the Robert Schumann Hochschule as well as at the Academies in Verbier and Montepulciano. Koch has worked with musicians such as Andreas Staier, Gottfried von der Goltz, Joshua Bell, Steven Isserlis, Markus Schäfer, the Pleyel and Hoffmeister Quartets, Concerto Köln and the Stuttgarter Hofkapelle under Frieder Bernius. He also collaborates closely with instrument makers, restoration specialists, and major instrument museums.
Koch has published on the topics of performance practice, rhetoric and musical aesthetics. He has featured in numerous productions for radio and television and recorded over 25 CDs with works by Mozart, Beethoven, Burgmüller, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Chopin, Liszt, Wagner, and Brahms. Drawn to the irresistible sound of period keyboard instruments, Koch has performed exclusively on historic instruments for many years.

www.tobiaskoch.eu

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 event will take place on 22nd of June 2019:
The music studio celebrates its 10th anniversary! Concerts by Gotthard Kladetzky, Knut Hanßen and Yin Chiang

Current exhibition: Jubilee exhibition on the occasion of the 10th anniversary
The gallery is open on Saturdays from 2 – 6 pm.
By appointment, the exhibition can also be visited at other times.
Blücherstr. 14, 53115 Bonn
Telefon: 0228-41076755

HOME

25.05.2019 – VERNISSAGE and CONCERT: Anniversary Exhibition – The music studio celebrates the 10th anniversary / concert by the Glinka Trio

  • By paqueklavier
  • Published Wednesday May 22nd, 2019
  • Tagged

HOME

Dear friends of the Musicstudio,

It’s time! The music studio celebrates its 10th anniversary! While the actual celebration takes place on the 22nd of June, we will start the festivities with an exhibition opening that is one of its kind: all the artists who have accompanied the Musicstudio in a special way on its journey, will be represented with works and thus will change the Musicstudio during this collective exhibition into an Eldorado of a whole ensemble of painters!

Look forward to works by Máro, Rafael Ramirez Máro, Maria Dierker, Dao Droste, Otto von Kotzebue, Kirsten Lubach and Alejandro DeCinti! Pictures and CVs of the individual artists can be found by clicking on the respective name.

Thanks to these great people the Musicstudio is able to represent itself on the same high level in the art scene as it does in the music scene. I can not describe how grateful and happy I am to work with them all!

Of course, the musical aspect should not be neglected at this opening as well and therefore I am very pleased to welcome the Glinka Trio to the Musicstudio! It was founded in 2016 by the former students of the University of Music and Dance Cologne Meriam Dercksen (clarinet), Seif El Din Sherif (piano) and Peter Amann (bassoon). Seif El Din Sherif has been heard in the Musicstudio before and I can guarantee that this concert will be well worth it! Pieces by M. Glinka, W. A. ​​Mozart and L. v. Are played. Beethoven.


Saturday, May 25 2019

Musikstudio & Galerie: Gabriele Paqué
Blücherstraße 14

53115 Bonn

Gallery open from 3 pm                                  The artists are present

3:30 pm: classical concert

with the Glinka Trio. Admission free – donation requested!
Further information about the concert can be found below.

Introductory speech by Gabriele Paqué
at 5 pm

The artists will be present!

 


-#

Works of the exhibition

 


Program:

Michail Glinka (1804 – 1857)
Trio Pathétique d-Moll
– Allegro moderato
– Scherzo
– Largo
– Allegro con spirito

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
„Kegelstatt“ Trio KV498
– Andante
– Menuetto
– Rondeaux: Allegretto

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
„Gassenhauer Trio“ B-Dur für Klarinette, Fagott und Klavier
– Allegro con brio
– Adagio
– Tema: Pria ch’io l’impegno.
– Allegretto – Var. I-IX

The entry is free!
A donation for the musicians will be requested.


Glinka Trio

The Glinka Trio was founded in the summer of 2016. The international ensemble consisting of Meriam Dercksen (clarinet / the Netherlands), Seif El Din Sherif (piano / Egypt) and Peter Amann (bassoon / Germany) are all members or assistants of well-known orchestras and have met during their studies at the University of Music and Dance Cologne. There, they had already played together in other occupations before the founding of the current ensemble.
As part of the chamber music lessons of the University of Music and Dance Cologne, the musicians were taught by Professor Antoni Spiri. Regular full-length concerts with the extensive trio repertoire and the work in rehearsals and teaching have welded the ensemble together and made it into a high-class and professional ensemble.

The Glinka Trio has been chosen as Best of NRW Ensemble by the Dörken Foundation.

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 1 June 2019 at 17:00.
Tobias Koch (piano) plays works by Rhenish Romanticists: Robert Schumann, Norbert Burgmüller, Ferdinand Hiller

Current exhibition: Jubilee exhibition on the occasion of the 10th anniversary
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

HOME

Mother’s Day in the Musicstudio

  • By paqueklavier
  • Published Sunday May 12th, 2019
  • Tagged

HOME

Dear friends of music,

As in previous years, Michelle Yen-Howland once again came up with a big surprise for the mothers of their piano-playing students on Mother’s Day, but this time in the Musicstudio.
For the mothers (occasionally also fathers) sweet delicacies stood on the tables and tea as well as coffee was served. Meanwhile, the children performed Mother’s Day poems and played a small concert in honor of their mothers.
After that teddy bears were made, which will be given for a good cause in the next few days. The Children’s Hospital in Bonn does’nt know anything about it yet, but soon our “little pianists” will bring the children in the hospital a lot of fun by giving these bears away!

A truly great Mother’s Day!

 

Current exhibition by Máro
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

HOME

NAVIGATION