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23.05.2020 – CONCERT: Natalia Lentas (square piano) plays works by L. v. Beethoven, J. Haydn, M. Clementi and F. Ries

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Dear friends of music,

In 2016 Natalia Lentas performed for the first time in the Musikstudio with a fortepiano. While she was still studying at the time, she is now a proven specialist in old instruments with a concert exam and winner of many competitions. She can often be heard as a soloist, but also with other musicians in chamber music ensembles.
This Saturday she prepared a wonderful classical program with works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Joseph Haydn, Ferdinand Ries and Muzio Clementi. A great specialty this time is also the instrument, a table piano, which not only enjoys a certain rarity in concerts, but was also built by Clementi himself!


Saturday, 23rd of May 2020

5 pm

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


Program:

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Sonata G major No. 54, Hob.XVI: 40
Allegro innocente

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
7 Bagatelles op. 33
No. 1 in E flat major
No. 2 in C major
No. 3 in F major
No. 4 in A major
No. 5 in C major
No. 6 in D major
No. 7 in A flat major

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Rondo a capriccio op.129

PAUSE

Muzio Clementi (1752-1832)
Fantasy with variations on “Au claire de la lune” op. 48

Ferdinand Ries (1784-1838)
9 variations on a Russian song “Schöne Minka” in A minor op. 33 no.2

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Theme (C major)
Variation 1 (C major)
Variation 2 (C major)
Variation 3 (C major)
Variation 4 (C major)
Variation 5. Con espressione (C minor)
Variation 6. Allegro alla marcia (C major)
Variation 7 (C major)
Coda. Adagio – Allegro (C major)

Admission: € 20 / € 10 red.

The musician plays on a historical square piano by Muzio Clementi.

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Natalia Lentas

“Her philosophy is simple: to develop a creative, intelligent approach, whilst respecting the possibilities and limits of her instrument”.

Chr. Schulte Walde – Westfälische Nachrichten 22.03.2017.

Photo: Nadine Targiel

Natalia Lentas’ preference is for performing on historical instruments, with a predilection for early classical to romantic music, including composers such as Mozart, Schubert and her compatriot, Chopin.

She was born in Poland and studied piano with Dr. hab. Michał Szczepański at the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław and with Prof. Jacob Leuschner at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne. After successfully earning a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance, she pursued her studies in the field of Historical Performance. Natalia Lentas then graduated from the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne, earning a “Konzertexamen” with distinction in Performance on pianoforte with Prof. Gerald Hambitzer as well as from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich earning a “Meisterklasse” with Prof. Christine Schornsheim. She also obtained a diploma in Chamber Music with Prof. Michael Borgstede and Prof. Gerald Hambitzer, performing with her sister Emilia Lentas, who is a harpsichordist.

In order to broaden her experience and perfect her technique, she also attended numerous masterclasses, receiving advanced training from, among others, Ronald Brautigam, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Bart van Oort, Wolfgang Brunner, Christine Schornsheim, Tobias Koch, Alexei Lubimov, Sheila Arnold, Gabriele Leporatti and Lars Vogt.

Natalia Lentas is also harpsichordist and presently attending classes to perfect her practice with Professor Christian Rieger at the Folkwang University of Arts in Essen.

Her talent has been honoured with numerous awards and decorations. The Polish pianist was awarded the Förderpreis für Musik by the town of Düsseldorf in 2018. She successfully took part in many national and international piano and pianoforte competitions such as the Competition for the Kulturkreis Gasteig Musikpreis (1st prize), the International Competition for the Gebrüder Graun Prize (1st prize, 2016), the International Fritz-Neumeyer Competition on pianoforte in Bad Krozingen (1st prize, 2015), the International Geelvinck Fortepiano Concours in Amsterdam (1st prize, 2015) and the Steinway Förderpreis Competition in Düsseldorf (2nd prize, 2012), the Mozart Piano Competition Richard Laugs in Mannheim (3rd prize, 2011) and the Miłosz Magin Chopin Competition in Lodz (3rd Prize, 2007).

Natalia Lentas performs both as a soloist and a chamber musician and gives numerous piano and pianoforte recitals. She notably performed in BASF’s Junge Pianisten series of concerts, in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, at the Pianoforte Festival in Stuttgart, Geelvinck Pianoforte Festival in Amsterdam, Tagen Alter Musik in Herne, Kölner Fest für Alte Musik, Klavier Festival Ruhr, at the Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, at Konzerthalle Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach in Frankfurt (Oder), at Nikolaisaal in Potsdam, at Schloss Kremsegg and Schloss Bad Krozingen, at the Goethe Museum in Düsseldorf, at the Polish Institute of Leipzig and Dresden and at the Olsztyn Philharmonic. Natalia Lentas can also regularly be heard at the Beethoven Museum in Bonn, where she performs on an original Conrad Graf pianoforte from 1824.

In 2017, she was granted a Concerto scholarship by the Alfred Töpfer Foundation in Hamburg. For the academic year 2015/2016, she was granted the Deutschlandsstipendium by the German Ministry of Education and Research. Between 2008 and 2010, she received a scholarship from the Polish Ministry of Culture. Between 2005 and 2010, she received the young talents scholarship from the city of Wroclaw. In 2002 and 2004, she was awarded a scholarship by the Polish government for her outstanding scholarly performance.

Natalia Lentas has been invited to give master classes on historical instruments to students of several Musikhoschulen in Germany such as Münster and Detmold.


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 June 13, 2020 at 5:00 p.m .:
Sara DeAscaniis (piano) and Irakli Tsadaia (violin) play works by C. Debussy, S. Prokofiev and C. Franck

Current exhibition: In honor of Beethoven – A collective exhibition
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 06.02.2020 – Photos of the CONCERT: Lisa Shklyaver (clarinet) and Georgy Voylochnikov (piano) play works by L. v. Beethoven, A. Borodin, A. Gretschaninov, A. Berg, I. Stravinsky and J. Brahms

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Dear friends of music,

On February 1st, 2020 Lisa Shklyaver and Georgy Voylochnikov performed a very interesting program for clarinet and piano. Classics such as Ludwig van Beethoven, Peter Tschaikowsky and Johannes Brahms as well as Igor Stravinsky and Alban Berg and last but not least the less well-known composer Alexander Gretschaninov were heard.

Photo: Johannes Paqué

Given the biography of the two musicians, it is not surprising that the concert would be outstanding. Both have extensive stage experience, which the audience of the Musiktudio has been able to convince themselves of several times in regards to Voylochnikov, most recently at the opening of Natalia Simonenko’s current exhibition. Lisa Shklyaver performed for the first time in the Musikstudio and she lived up to her reputation, which she had gained, among other things, through numerous appearances together with Jos van Immerseel. The technical skills of the two musicians are therefore beyond question.
The focus was much more on the successful interaction between Shklyaver and Voylochnikov, which alternated in part with very successful solo performances with Tchaikovsky on the piano (which was added to the program at short notice instead of Borodin) and Stravinsky on the clarinet. Right from the start with Beethoven it became clear that the two musicians managed to harmonize their sound into one. From this basis, one of the two instruments repeatedly came to the fore and took on the leading role in the music. A successful surprise was the interpretation of the work of Alexander Gretschaninov, whose work astonishingly reminds more of older masters like Tchaikovsky in contrast to the new trends around Stravinsky and Schönberg.

An exciting concert, which was very well received by the audience!


Dear music lovers,

Georgy Voylochnikov already honored the Musikstudio with his great arts on the piano at the opening of the exhibition “A Song of Dreams” by Natalia Simonenko. Today, however, he performs together with the clarinetist Lisa Shklyaver! She too can look back on a considerable CV. One of her regulars is the legendary master of early music Jos Van Immerseel!

Together, the two musicians have prepared a beautiful program for clarinet and piano with works by I. Stravinsky, A. Borodin, J. Brahms, A. Berg and A. Gretschaninov. Look forward to a true listening pleasure!

Below you will find more information and can reserve seats.


Saturday, 1st of February 2020

5 pm

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

Program:

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, op. 24. Arrangement for clarinet and piano.
I. Allegro
II. Adagio molto espressivo
III. Scherzo. Allegro molto
IV. Rondo. Allegro ma non troppo

Alexander Borodin (1833-1887)
Notturno. From the string quartet nr.2 D major.
Arrangement for clarinet and piano.
III. Andante

Alexander Gretschaninov (1864-1956)
Sonata for clarinet and piano op. 172 no. 2
Moderato II. Theme with Variations

PAUSE

Alban Berg (1885-1935)
Four pieces for clarinet and piano op. 5
Moderate II. Very slow III. Very quickly IV. Slowly

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Three pieces for clarinet solo

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Sonata for clarinet and piano op. 120 no. 2
I. Allegro amabile
II. Allegro appassionato
III. Trio: Andante con moto – Allegro – Più tranquillo

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Lisa Shklyaver

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Lisa Shklyaver is one of the most engaging clarinet players of her generation. Her repertoire ranges from the earliest clarinet music on authentic instruments to contemporary works written for modern clarinet, both for solo performance and as a chamber music player.
At the age of four Lisa Shklyaver become her first piano lesson from her father Igor Shklyaver and at the age of 11 she started to learn play clarinet with her grandfather Joseph Shklyaver. One year later she played her first clarinet recital with the Far Eastern Symphony Orchestra, conducting by Victor Titz with Concertino by C.M. von Weber.
In 2007 she graduated from the clarinet class of Prof. Valeriy Bezrutschenko at the Rimskiy-Korsakov Concervatory in St.-Petersburg (Russia). She continued her improvement in the High School of music in Karlsruhe with Prof. Wolfgang Meyer and in the High School of Music in Trossingen with Prof. Chen Halevi. During the studying in Trossingen Lisa Shklyaver discovered a passion of playing historical clarinets. Since she finished the studying of these instruments and historical performance with Prof. Dr. Ernst Schlader she plays regularly with such orchestras as Göttinger Barockerchester, Elbipolis Hamburg, l’Arpa festante, Concerto Brandenburg, Bachchor Hannover,  Karlsruher Barockorchester, l’arte del mondo.
Since 2013 Lisa Shklyaver is a principal clarinet of Anima Eterna Brugge conducting by Jos van Immerseel with whom she plays regularly as a chamber music partner. Their debut – CD “la clarinette française” has been released in 2014 by outhere music. In the same year Lisa Shklyaver has performed the original version for basset clarinet of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A major KV 622 with Anima Eterna and Jos van Immerseel in London, Munich and Antwerp.
Lisa Shklyaver is a guest of numerous festivals such as Beethovenfest Bonn, Sans Soussi Potsdam, Festival de La Chaise-Dieu, Festival Internacional Cervantino Mexico, Schleswig Holstein Festival, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. She is appearing in the major concert halls such as Concertgebouw Brugge, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Opera de Dijon, Kölner  Philharmonie, Salle Pleyel Paris, Rudolfinum Prag, Lincoln Center New York, Opera House Sydney.

Georgy Voylochnikov

Photo: Emil Matveev

“A sincere reading of Scriabin’s music … very subtle, sensual, sublime”
(Prof. Mikhail Voskresensky, Chairman of the 4th International Scriabin Competition in Moscow).

Georgy Voylochnikov was born into a family of musicians in Voronezh in 1985 and received his first piano lessons from his father at the age of three. At the age of eight, he entered the Central Music School in Voronezh, where he became a pupil of Valery Volkov.
From 2002 to 2006 he studied at the Gnessins Musical College in Moscow in the class of the famous Professor Andrey Khitruk. During this period, he won the 3rd prize in the competition All-Russian Competition for Young Pianists in Voronezh and the 2nd Prize (1st Prize was not awarded) at the Moscow Götefest Piano Competition in Moscow. In 2006 he began to study at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory under the guidance of the outstanding pianist and laureate of the Tchaikovsky Competition and Queen Elizabeth Competition Stanislav Igolinsky. With him, Georgy continued his postgraduate studies and won at the same time several prizes in prestigious competitions such as the Takamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan, the competition “Premi Principat d’Andorra” and the International Scriabin Competition in Moscow. Since 2014 Georgy Voylochnikov studies for his concert exam at the University of Music and Dance Cologne in the class of Professor Ilja Scheps.
Among the numerous awards that he won in recent years are the International Music Competition Cologne (1st Prize and Audience Award), the Karl-Robert Kreiten Music Competition in Aachen (1st prize), Istanbul Orchestra Sion International Piano Competition (2nd prize), International Piano Competition Geilenkirchen (3rd prize), Spanish Composers International Piano Competition in Madrid (3rd prize). He is also semi-finalist at the UNISA International Competition in Pretoria, South Africa, at the Telekom Beethoven International Piano Competition in Bonn, at the International Schubert Competition in Dortmund, and was selected for the 2015 Tschaikowsky International Piano Competition. He has appeared as a soloist and with various ensembles both in his homeland Russia and in Ukraine, in Japan and in most European countries. He was invited to attend the Chopin Festival in Gdansk on the occasion of Fryderyk Chopin’s 200th anniversary. The highlight of the last year was his interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto with the Academic Philharmonic Orchestra in Voronezh, Russia.

 


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 15th of February 2020 at 17:00:
Adult students of the DTKV (German Musician Association) play for the public

Current exhibition: Natalia Simonenko presents “A Song of Dreams”
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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