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14.11.2020 – LECTURE and CONCERT: Prof. Dr. Christian Steinhäuser on “Music, Age and Brain” with music by Gabriele Paqué’s students

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What happens to the brain when you make music? Does making music really prevent dementia and other diseases of old age?

Dear friends of music,

Prof. Dr. Christian Steinhäuser, head of the Institute for Cellular Neuroscience at the Medical Faculty of the University of Bonn, will give a lecture in the Musikstudio this Saturday afternoon that you shouldn’t miss! Prof. Dr. Lütjohann wrote the following text for the Musikstudio , which you can also find here on the website with references:

The ability to make music is one of the most demanding performances of our central nervous system. Nearly all areas of the human brain are being activated during that process. Regular practice allows the interaction of the senses with the musculoskeletal system. This constitutes the basis for the control of an instrument.
Our entire nervous system consists of billions of neurons interconnected with each other, communicating through trillions of links with each other. The performances of the brain are based on structural as well as functional organization – which means how neurons are networked in the wiring diagram of the brain, how they work together and influence each other. In contrast to cells with other features, neurons are highly specialized nervous cells, which are by means of chemical and electrical processes capable of receiving, interpreting and forwarding environmental stimuli through receptors as information in the form of spikes. This information is received e.g. through light impulses or sound waves. Our brain is able to transform electrical impulses in conscious experience. One could say: our brain only transforms sound waves into music.
In contrast to most cell types, neurons cannot divide or proliferate. However, the neural progenitor cells have this capability. They are able to take over neural tasks. During that process new contacts are being linked with each other. This is how learning shapes the brains structure. The cells, which are being used, build stronger links, whereas the not demanded cells wither.
The functional and structural adaptation of the nervous system to special requirements is known as neuroplasticity. The tremendous versatility of the brain remains intact for a lifetime, which trials with adult piano beginners have verified. After only a 20-minute practice new nerve links can be proven in aspiring pianists: Cerebral areas for sensory perception and movement link in an intensified way. Playing the piano helps to practice coordination and concentration and develops an emotionally stimulating effect. Therefore we are not born with a finished neuronal network. Our brain has a huge potential for development. Take advantage of your “neurogenic Reserve“.

Of course, my students will also be there and show you up close that making music is not only good for your health, but also a real joy for the soul.

If you have always wanted to know more about this topic and if you are maybe also considering whether it is worth learning a musical instrument in old age, then you have come to the right place!


Saturday, 14th of November 2020

starting at 3:30 pm

Blücherstraße 14
53115 Bonn


Program:

Concert at 3:30 pm
Admission is free

Lecture at 5 pm
Admission for the lecture: 10,-€

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Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Christian Steinhäuser

  • 1975 Abitur in Berlin
  • 1977-82 studied physics at the University of Jena
  • 1982 diploma in the X-ray physics department
  • 1983-84 partial study of medicine, final exam in physiology at the University of Jena
  • 1988 PhD thesis at the Faculty of Biology, Uni Jena
  • 1989 Postgraduate studies and recognition for physiology at the Academy for Medical Education, Berlin
  • 1994 Scholarship from the ‘SANDOZ Foundation for Therapeutic Research’

Career history:

  • 1982-89 Scientific assistant at the Institute for Neurobiology and Brain Research Magdeburg, Department of Membrane Physiology
  • 1990 moved to the Institute of Physiology at the University of Jena, head of a working group on membrane physiology
  • 1995 Habilitation in physiology
  • 1995-97 Acting head of the Institute of Physiology I at the University of Jena
  • 1996 Call for a C3 professorship ‘Experimental Neurobiology’ at the University of Bonn
  • 1997 moved to the University of Bonn
  • 2006 Call for a W3 professorship for physiology (chair) at the University of Frankfurt / M.
  • 2006 Foundation and management of the Institute for Cellular Neurosciences at the Medical Faculty of the University of Bonn

Leading positions in research and teaching

  • Co-organizer of the DFG priority program SPP1172 ‘Neuroglia and synapses’ (2003-2010)
  • Spokesman for the SFB-TR3 ‘Mesial temporal lobe epilepsies’ (until 2012)
  • Coordinator of the EU collaborative project ‘NeuroGLIA’ (2008-2012)
  • Organizer and spokesperson for the international master’s program ‘Neurosciences’ (since 2009)
  • Secretary General of the NWG (since 2013)

Scientific focus

  • Properties of NG2 glial cells and their role in information processing
  • Mechanisms of neuron-glia interactions in different areas of the brain
  • Role of gap junction coupling of radial glia in adult neurogenesis
  • Importance of dysfunctional astrocytes for the development of temporal lobe epilepsy

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!

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Announcement:
The music studio will present the small Beethovens in the Beethoven Chamber Music Hall of the City of Bonn on June 30, 2020:
Concerts and plays by Michelle Yen-Howland’s students

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Current exhibition: In honor of Beethoven – A collective exhibition
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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13.06.2020 – CONCERT: Sara De Ascaniis (piano) and Irakli Tsadaia (violin) present works by C. Debussy, S. Prokofiev and C. Franck

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  • Published Thursday February 20th, 2020
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Dear friends of music,

Sara De Ascaniis already delightet the audience together with Georgy Voylochnikov in the Musikstudio in May 2019. This time she performs together with the violinist Irakli Tsadaia and both have put together a great program with works by Debussy, Franck and Prokofiev!
De Ascaniis can already look back on a remarkable career in her young years: she regularly performs at various festivals, such as the Festival of the International Concert Association of Lake Constance or the Salzburg Chamber Music Festival, and has played in concert halls such as the Bing Theater (Los Angeles, USA), the Vienna Hall in Salzburg or La Fenice in Venice. She is also a winner of various competitions: she won the Mozart Prize at the Mozarteum, the J.S. Bach Prize from Sestri Levante, the Recanati Prize, the Schumann Prize from the Rospigliosi Competition in Lamporecchio and many others.
Irakli Tsadaia isn’t a stranger to the international music scene as well by a long shot. As a student of the famous teacher Victor Tretjakov he has won numerous competitions such as Jugend Musiziert, Louis-Spohr International Violin Competition in Weimar, Paganini International Competition in Moscow and International Violin Competition Valsesia Musica in Italy. His interpretations of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, Introduction and Rondó Capriccioso by Saint-Saëns, Gypsy Ways by Sarasate and Four Seasons by Piazzolla were broadcasted by ARD, SWR, BR (Bayerischer Rundfunk) and by the national Georgian radio. He was also concert master of the Georgian Chamber Orchestra Ingolstadt from 2013 to 2018 and has been deputy concert master with the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn since 2018.

You can look forward to a breathtaking concert!


Saturday, 13th of June 2020

5 pm

Blücherstraße 14
53115 Bonn


Program:

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, L.86
(Arranged by Jascha Heifetz)

Sergej Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Sonata for violin and piano in D major op.94a
– Moderato
– Presto
– Andante
– Allegro con brio

PAUSE

César Franck (1822-1890)
Violin Sonata in A major
– Allegretto ben moderato
– Allegro
– Ben moderato: Recitativo- Fantasia
– Allegretto poco mosso

Admission: 20,-€, 10,-€ red.

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Sara De Ascaniis

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Born into a family of musicians, Sara De Ascaniis began playing the piano by ear at the age of two, improvising by herself. She started her training at the age of seven when she entered the Arrigo Pedrollo Music Conservatory in Vicenza. Three years later she gave her first recital, which was followed by her debut with orchestra with Mozart’s K414 piano concerto. Since then she has performed regularly as a soloist and with orchestra both in Italy and abroad.
She has been invited to numerous festivals, for example La Società dei Concerti from Milan, Festival LeXGiornate from Brescia, Maggio della Musica from Naples, Oberhausener Festival, International Concert Association Bodensee, Aurora Chamber Music Festival in Sweden, Salzburg Chamber Music Festival or the iPalpiti Festival in California.
After completing her diploma summa cum laude at the conservatory, she obtained a bachelor’s degree from the Mozarteum University in Salzburg under the direction of Claudius Tanski. There she continued to complete the master’s degree with distinction in the class of Imre Rohmann, former student of Ferenc Rados and György Kurtàg. In addition, she received important musical impulses from renowned piano educators such as Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Pavel Gililov, Leonid Margarius, Benedetto Lupo, Lilya Zilberstein, Boris Betrushansky and above all Konstantin Bogino, where she studied at the Cesare Pollini Conservatory in Padua (postgraduate).
Her appearances as a soloist and chamber musician have taken her through Europe, Canada and the USA, where she has performed in famous concert halls such as La Fenice in Venice, Sala die Giganti in Padua, Teatro dal Verme in Milan, Teatro Bibiena in Mantua and Ehrbar-Saal in Vienna, Wiener Saal in Salzburg, Tanna Schulich Hall in Montreal and at the Bing Theater in Los Angeles.
She has often performed with various lineups from duo to quintet and has worked with artists such as Wolfgang Redik, Rainer Schmidt, Igor Ozim, Enrico Bronzi and Alois Brandhofer. Since she was 9, she has won numerous piano competitions, including the J.S. Bach Prize from Sestri Levante, the Recanati Prize, R. the Schumann Prize from the Rospigliosi Competition in Lamporecchio, the Matteo Molinari Prize from Vicenza, “Young Talents” from Venice, the Silvio Omizzolo Prize from Padua, Vito Frazzi Prize from Florence, the Mozart Prize at the Mozarteum Salzburg and the international piano competition in Baden-Baden.
She is passionate about giving piano lessons herself and, after completing her master’s degree in instrumental education at the Mozarteum Salzburg, she began her work at various music schools in Berlin. In December 2017 she became professor of piano at the State Conservatory of Cesare Pollini in Padua, Italy and in 2018/2019 she was a lecturer at the State Conservatory of Luca Marenzio in Brescia.
Her interpretations of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 and Schumann’s Piano Concerto were successfully broadcast on Italian radio. In 2020 appears her first Album “Fantasies” with works by Schumann, Chopin and Scriabin.

Irakli Tsadaia

Photo: Tatiana Fettich

The prizewinner of numerous competitions such as Jugend Musiziert, Louis-Spohr International Violin Competition in Weimar, Paganini International Competition in Moscow and International Violin Competition Valsesia Musica in Italy, the Georgian violinist Irakli Tsadaia has lived in Germany since 1990 and regularly performs as a soloist and chamber musician in many European countries and in the USA.
Born in a family of musicians in Tbilisi, Irakli started taking music lessons from members of the Georgian State Quartet Tamaz Batiaschvili and Konstantin Vardeli. At the age of 8 he was taught in Moscow by Galina Turchaninova, teacher of Maxim Vengerov, and at the age of 13 he was accepted at the Munich Conservatory. He participated in master classes from Alexander Brussilovsky, Boris Garlitzky, Felix Andrievsky and Victor Tretjakov. In 2002 he continued his studies with Prof. Tretjakov at the University of Music and Dance in Cologne. His interpretations of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, Introduction and Rondó Capriccioso by Saint-Saëns, Gypsy Ways by Sarasate and Four Seasons by Piazzolla were broadcast by ARD, SWR, BR (Bayerischer Rundfunk) and by the national Georgian radio. In 2007 he recorded Piazzolla’s Four Seasons as a soloist with the Cologne Classic Ensemble and was released on CD by Sony BMG.
In 2012 he was a finalist at the International Summer Academy Mozarteum in Salzburg and was selected between 1,003 participants for the final concert at the Salzburg Festival.
He is regularly invited to renowned festivals in Germany and abroad. Since 2010 he has been a soloist at the iPalpiti Festival (California) and has performed in famous concert halls such as Disney Hall and Bing Theater in Los Angeles, Temple Performing Arts Center in Philadelphia, Recanati Auditorium in Tel Aviv, solitaire at the Mozarteum Salzburg. From 2013 to 2018 he was concertmaster of the Georgian Chamber Orchestra Ingolstadt and since 2018 he has been deputy concertmaster with the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn. Irakli plays a violin by Giovanni Paolo Maggini from the 17th century, which he received as an exceptional young artist through the foundation of the Cologne University of Music.

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!

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Announcement:
The next concert and a scientific lecture will take place on June 27, 2020 at 5 pm:
Prof. Dr. Christian Steinhäuser gives a lecture on “Music, Age and Brain” with music by Gabriele Paqué’s students

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Current exhibition: In honor of Beethoven – A collective exhibition
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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16.05.2020 – CONCERT: Susanne Herre and Yin Chiang present “Pour la belle Josephine” – works for mandolin and piano by Beethoven, Hummel, Bortolazzi and Feliziano

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  • Published Tuesday February 11th, 2020
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Dear friends of music,

Yin Chiang (piano) has been heard several times in the Musikstudio, most recently on June 22, 2019 for it’s 10th anniversary, and she delights the audience again and again. This time she performs together with Susanne Herre, who will accompany her on the mandolin. Susanne Herre has won many prestigious competitions and specializes in historically informed performance practice. In addition to the mandolin, she also plays the viol and the lute.
A wonderful program with works by Beethoven, Hummel, Bortolazzi and Feliziano awaits the audience.


Saturday, 16th of May 2020

5 pm

Blücherstraße 14
53115 Bonn


Program:
“Pour la belle Josephine”

Porto Antonio Feliziano (1793 – 1863)
Sonata con Variazioni C major for mandolin and piano
– Allegro Moderato
– Siciliana. Larghetto
– Tema e Variazioni. Andantino

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
Works for mandolin and piano
Sonatina in C major WoO 44a
– Adagio ma non troppo Es-Dur WoO 43b
– Sonatine c-moll WoO 43a
– Andante con Variazioni D-Dur WoO 44b

PAUSE

Bartolomeo Bortolazzi (1773 – 1820)
Sonata in D major Op. 9 for piano accompanied by a mandolin
– Allegro
– Andante
– Rondo

Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778 – 1837)
Grande Sonata C-Dur Op. 37a for piano accompanied by a mandolin
– Allegro con spirito
– Andante moderato siciliano
– Allegretto più tosto Allegro

Yin Chiang, historical grand piano
Susanne Herre, historical mandolin

Admission: 20,-€, 10,-€ red.

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Yin Chiang

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”.

Susanne Herre

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Susanne Herre’s first instrument was the mandolin which she later studied at the conservatory of music in Cologne. She was awarded several prizes in national and international competitions, participated in tours of the European Union Youth Orchestra and experienced the Lucerne Festival Academy under the direction of Pierre Boulez among other things.
During her mandolin studies, Susanne’s passion for the historically informed performance practice, especially on the instruments viola da gamba and lute increased, and as a result she studied both instruments with Rainer Zipperling and Konrad Junghänel in Cologne. Studies abroad followed: First with Emmanuelle Guigues (viola da gamba) in Villeurbanne/ Lyon (France), then with Philippe Pierlot and Mieneke van der Velden (viola da gamba) and Mike Fentross and Joachim Held (theorbo) at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague where she obtained a Master’s degree.
Susanne’s performing activity is very varied and ranges from playing solo recitals and soloistic parts (solo concerto, passions, music theatre …) and chamber music on the viola da gamba, from playing basso continuo in vocal ensembles and orchestras on the theorbo, to playing mandolin parts in operas and symphonies, as examples. She has played with ensembles such as Vox Luminis, Concert Royal Köln, The New Dutch Academy, Concert d’Apollon, Capella Jenensis …, and with orchestras such as Museumsorchester Frankfurt (Oper Frankfurt) and Sinfonieorchester Wuppertal (Philharmonie Köln). She appeared on festivals such as ‘Festival de Saintes’ (France), ‘Varazdin Baroque Evenings’ (Croatia) and ‘Stary Sacz Early Music Festival’ (Poland) as well as on radio (Radio 4, Concertzender, MDR), television (NTR Podium) and in the film ‘Mysterious Masterpiece’.
In 2015 she founded the ensemble ‘La banda ariosa’ as a result of her research ‘The Viola da gamba in German Baroque Opera’ which is supported by the Charles Burney Fonds. Her interest for research on historical mandolins led to a lecture and the publication of an article for the Lute Society (Britain).

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!

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Announcement:
The next concert will take place on May 23, 2020 at 5 p.m .:
Natalia Lentas (table piano) plays works by L. v. Beethoven, J. Haydn, M. Clementi and F. Ries

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Current exhibition: In honor of Beethoven – A collective exhibition
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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