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14.12.2019 – FINISSAGE and CONCERT: Sue Schlotte and Luis Berra present “Beethoven and improvisations”

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Dear music lovers,

Now the year is almost over and the finissage of the exhibition “Watching and Listening” by Victor Shtivelberg is just around the corner. Cellist Sue Schlotte and pianist Luis Berra have come up with a very special program:

With the compositions “Ancestral Dances“, which were released on CD in 2018, the pianist Luis Berra has created a touching, wildly delicate music. It forms the starting point in this concert. The cellist Sue Schlotte immerses herself in the sounds with her cello. Warm tones close to the voice join the piano sounds. A dialogue begins. Unknown may arise: in the sense of Ludwig van Beethoven:
” … freedom alone, going on in the art world, as in the whole great creation purpose …” Suddenly Beethoven’s music resounds: movements of the Sonata in A major for cello and piano. What happens next remains open – a journey into the unexpected, to which the two musicians invite their audience.


Saturday, 14 December 2019

5 pm

in the
Musikstudio & Galerie: Gabriele Paqué
Blücherstraße 14
53115 Bonn

Program:

Compositions and improvisations
by Luis Berra and Sue Schlotte

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
Movements from the Sonata in A Major

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Sue Schlotte

Sue Schlotte is a cellist. She performs in a variety of formations and solos, giving concerts in Europe and the USA. She participates in interdisciplinary projects such as film and radio drama and works with artists from the fields of dance, painting, performance and literature.
She studied Philosophy, Psychology and Music Education in Frankfurt and Violoncello in Mainz. In 1996 she completed her music studies with a diploma. Masterclasses with cellists Hans Erik Deckert and Heidi Litschauer completed her studies. Sound studies, the development of modern playing techniques, training and others. in the case of Lauren Newton / voice improvisation and Gunther Tiedemann / jazz-cello, let Sue Schlotte to finding her own style. In addition to the traditional bow she uses the BACH bow, a round arch, by Michael Bach Bachtischa.

  • In 2005 Sue Schlotte lived for several months in Berkeley / USA, giving numerous concerts there. Founding of the duo Goodheart / Schlotte with the pianist and composer Matthew Goodheart.
  • 2007 – 10 she appeared as a stage musician in the plays “The Nibelungen” and “The Golden VIies” directed by Karin Beier at the Schauspiel Köln.
  • In 2009, she completed her training as a TaKeTiNa rhythm pedagogue with Reinhard Flatischler.
  • In 2011 and 2013 she was an artist on site at the summer academy Alfter.
  • Since 2011 concerts with Nils Kercher & Ensemble
  • 2014/15 stage musician at the SchauSpielHaus Hamburg in “Das Goldene Vlies”.
  • Since 2017 Advanced TaKeTiNa Rhythm Teacher
  • Sue Schlotte gives courses for cello, cello ensemble, TaKeTiNa and free improvisation.

She lives with her family in Bonn. She is a member of GEDOK Bonn and curator of SOUNDTRIPS NRW. In Bonn, she has launched the initiative Imprompt – Contemporary Art and Music / Bonn and leads the concert series Silence & Abundance.

 

Luis Berra

Luis Berra was born in Managua, Nicaragua in 1985 from an Argentinian mother and an Italian father. He spent his childood in Carmignano, Toscana, 15 km from Florence, and in Sardinia. He started to study piano at 6 years old in the Toscana. In Sardinia he studied at the Music Conservatory in Cagliari for 4 years.
Florence, the Toscana as well as the Mediterranean See were always an inspiration for his Music. The LPs of his father were also very important in his musical Education. Keith Jarrett, Bob Dylan, Paolo Conte , Italian and American songwriters, influenced his music until now.
In 2002 he won a Scholarship to attend his Highschool Senior year in Glenwood Springs, Colorado where he discovered Jazz, Blues and American Music. He played the piano in a Restaurant on the weekend in Glenwood Springs while attending highschool.
In 2003 he came back to Florence where he started to play around clubs, bars, hotels, with band or singers or alone. He continued privately his music education in modern piano. Since his 24th birthday he plays professionally in luxury hotels all around italy as a house pianist. In the meantime he composes, records and collaborates with many Italian artists.
At 29 years old he moved to Germany (Cham, Bavaria) to live with Martina, his actual wife. They got married in august 2016. Today he works in Bavaria as a house pianist for many luxury hotels in the Bavarian forest. He also performs at theaters, music halls and he teaches piano in three music schools. In less than 3 years he performed more than 200 times.
His first piano solo Album “Getaways” was recorded in 2016 in his House in Bavaria. The Album “Piano Creatures” was recorded in February 2017 in the Bauer Studios in Ludwisburg (/https://www.bauerstudios.de/) and released on May 12th 2017 by the Swedish label 1631 Recordings (http://www.1631recordings.com/), a very famous studio that worked with musicians like Keith Jarrett, Dave Brubeck and many others. He recorded on a Steinway D grand piano that can be considered one of the best grand Piano in Europe. The album “Ancestral Dances” (1631 Recordings) is also recorded in the Bauer Studios in 2018. It’s inspired by traveling, different cultures, folk music and J.S. Bach.

 


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!

Current exhibition: Victor Shtivelberg presents “Watching and Listening”
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

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Update 19.11.2019 – Photos of the CONCERT: Students of Prof. Gesa Lücker play the “Well-Tempered Clavier II” by J.S. Bach

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Dear friends of well-intoned instruments,

The third concert on the 16th of November 2019 was dedicated to Johann Sebastian Bach. Prof. Gesa Lücker from the Academy of Music and Dance in Cologne (HfMT) was a guest with her students in the music studio Gabriele Paqué, among them also being Yizhuo Meng who teaches at this venue.

 

A total of 14 players played alternately from the sheet or even by heart 1 or 2 preludes and fugues from the “Well-tempered Clavier Band II”. Listening to the complete work in a row became a big event for the students, the teacher and of course the audience. There was no time for boredom. This complex work offers the highest demands on the player and the listener, and one never gets tired of listening or learning.
The 24 Preludes and Fugues has J.S. Bach in each case to create a small piece of art. Chromatically up-graded in major and minor, the changing keys offer a variety of different compositional events and styles designed to empower the player to engage in the different characters of the keys and styles of the time.
This is easier said than done. Every prelude and fugue, however, presents the player with an immense task of interpreting the work “correctly” and doing so with technically very high demands. With great instinct, musically informed play of early music (not only Gesa Lücker but also some interested students Prof. Gerald Hambitzer, professor for “Early Music” at the Cologne Academy), as well as musical and technical great preparation, the students of Gesa Lücker played a very impressive concert this afternoon.

These were happy moments of listening to the audience, which rewarded the players with a lot of applause.


Dear music lovers,

I am pleased to welcome again this year the young and highly talented students of the Cologne University of Music by Prof. Gesa Lücker in my rooms. Already in 2015, Prof. Lücker’s class appeared with Volume 1 of the “Well-Tempered Clavier” by Johann Sebastian Bach. Now the time has finally come for Volume 2, which the composer completed between 1740 and 1742!
Look forward to the many interpretations of this wonderful music!


Saturday, 16 November 2019

5 pm

in the
Musikstudio & Galerie: Gabriele Paqué
Blücherstraße 14
53115 Bonn

Program:

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
The Well-Tempered Clavier II

1. Prelude and Fugue I C major BWV 870

2. Praeludium and Fugue II c minor BWV 871

3. Praeludium and Fugue III C sharp major BWV 872

4. Prelude and Fugue IV in C sharp minor BWV 873

5. Prelude and Fugue V D major BWV 874

6. Prelude and Fugue VI d minor BWV 875

7. Prelude and Fugue VII Es major BWV 876

8. Prelude and Fugue VIII in the Minor BWV 877

9. Prelude and Fugue IX E major BWV 878

10. Prelude and Fugue X and Minor BWV 879

11.Peace Study and Fugue XI F major BWV 880

12. Prelude and Fugue XII for minor BWV 881 Arrangement for one hand by Hochstetter

Pause

13. Prelude and Fugue XIII F sharp major BWV 882

14. Prelude and Fugue XIV F sharp minor BWV 883

15. Prelude and Fugue XV G major BWV 884

16. Prelude and Fugue XVI g minor / g minor BWV 885

17. Prelude and Fugue XVII As major BWV 886

18. Prelude and Fugue XVIII in G sharp minor BWV 887

19. Prelude and Fugue XIX A major BWV 888

20. Prelude and Fugue XX a minor BWV 889

21. Prelude and Fugue XXI B major BWV 890

22. Prelude and Fugue XXII b minor BWV 891

23. Prelude and Fugue XXIII H major BWV 892

24. Prelude and Fugue XXIV h Minor / h minor BWV 893

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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!

Current exhibition: Victor Shtivelberg presents “Watching and Listening”
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

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