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26.09.2020 – CONCERT: Urte Lucht (fortepiano) plays three generations of Mozart

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  • Published Wednesday March 25th, 2020
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Dear friends of music,

Urte Lucht has performed in the Musikstudio several times. First in 2017 with representatives of the Viennese Classic and in 2019 together with the dramaturge Dieter E. Neuhaus, in which they celebrated together with us the 200th anniversary of the great writer August von Kotzebues’s.
Now she is back and she has brought along compositions from three generations of the Mozart family! Starting with Leopold Mozart, the father of Wolfgang Amadeus, we go on this journey through time and meet a few companions along the way. Of course, Wolfgang Amadeus himself and his son Franz Xaver follow. But greats like Joseph Haydn and Ludwig van Beethoven are also represented in this concert and we will also get to know the two composers Josephine von Aurnhammer and Johann Ladislaus Dussek. A sure exciting journey through the world of the classical!


Saturday, 26th of September 2020

5 pm

Blücherstraße 14
53115 Bonn

Program:

Leopold Mozart (1719 – 1787)
Sonata in F major
– Molto Allegro
– Andante
– Presto (Andante grazioso)

Josephine von Aurnhammer (1758 – 1820)
6 variations in G major about the aria “I’m the bird catcher”
(from the opera “Die Zauberflöte” by W.A. Mozart)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
Andante grazioso con moto in F major (1803/04)

Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809)
Capriccio in G major „Acht Sauschneider müssen seyn“ (1765)

PAUSE

Franz Xaver Mozart (1791 – 1844)
Polonaise mélancolique in F minor

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
Rondo moderato grazioso in C major (1796/97)

Johann Ladislaus Dussek (1760 – 1812)
La chasse in F major

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Sonata in A minor KV 310 (1778)
– Allegro maestoso
– Andante cantabile (con espressione)
– Presto

Admission: 20,- € / 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

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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!

 

Current exhibition by Wilhelm Frosting
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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09.05.2020 – CONCERT: Students of Prof. Sheila Arnold (HfMT) play Beethoven’s works without opus numbers

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  • Published Saturday March 7th, 2020
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Dear friends of music,

As you surely already know, the Musikstudio enjoys giving young talented students the opportunity to perform in front of an audience again and again. This is usually the case at the vernissages, but every now and then one or the other project of a complete class at an university offers itself to be performed. The last such event took place in 2019 with students from Prof. Gesa Lücker.
This time, students from Prof. Sheila Arnold can be heard again and, in line with the year 2020, they have created a project around the works without opus numbers (WoO) by Beethoven! Prof. Arnold writes the following:

“Do you know Beethoven?”

The Cologne University of Music and Dance addressed this question at the piano night on Friday, November 27, 2019. We will be presenting one aspect of the extensive program in detail in our concert, in which almost the entire class of Sheila Arnold will be heard.
We hardly know of numerous works without opus numbers (WoO) that remained unpublished during Beethoven’s lifetime.
Among them are pieces from Beethoven’s time in Bonn as a child and teenager. They are works by the learner, the experimental, the curious, composition exercises in counterpoint, charming dance movements in the style of the pieces from the Bach and Mozart families’ music books. Also occasional works for personal dedicatees who clearly indicate the album pages of musical romanticism.
In turn, in the many variations without opus numbers, we get a vague idea of ​​his nature as a pianist who conquered the world.
Compositionally shaped by CG Neefe in the sense of CPE Bach and JS Bach and well armed with his own desire for innovation and perfection of his piano technique (harpsichord, organ and especially fortepiano), he gets the chance to leave the small town of Bonn and the Viennese world to conquer. He also says goodbye to his father, who, to the best of his knowledge, gave him a good education, but for a long time did not allow him to improvise, because he believed that the written works had to be adequately skillful before he could follow his “bees in his bonnet.” The urge for inner liberation and unconventional renewal was exuberant. Based on the mentality of a musically free-spirited CPE Bach, Beethoven experienced his heyday in Vienna in his twenties and thirties as an outstanding pianist who, in various piano duels, in particular through his extraordinary, avant-garde improvisational art, frightened some of his colleagues – both with his refined playing technique and speed in the Allegro, as well as his intimacy and mastery of the affects in the Adagio, which sometimes cause tears in his audience – which in turn make him laugh at the expected emotional success!


Saturday, 09th of May 2020

5 pm

Blücherstraße 14
53115 Bonn


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Students of Sheila Arnold play from the works without opus numbers

Admission: 20,-€, 10,-€ red.

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“Wondrous timbre enchantment and variegated colors, paired with masterful touch and phrasing.” SWR2 Klassikmarkt 

“Without exception, this is the most eloquent, poignant, and revelatory Schubert piano playing I can remember ever hearing.”
FANFARE 2017

Sheila Arnold belongs to a generation of pianists who feel as much at home on the modern concert grand as on the fortepiano: the symbiotic feedback between the two instruments never ceases to inspire her. Her repertoire spans keyboard music ranging from the 1700’s to world premieres of contemporary music.
Very early on, her triumph as a finalist at the Clara Haskil Competition in 1995 and the Mozart Prize awarded by the Wiesbaden Mozart Society at the Salzburg International Mozart Competition reflect her special affinity with that composer: Sheila Arnold’s Mozart renditions have always been euphorically acclaimed by reviewers and audiences worldwide.
Ms. Arnold studied under the guidance of Heidi Köhler and Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, and went on to garner a considerable number of first prizes and successes at German and international competitions. She was also selected for a series of scholarships and awards, leading to extensive worldwide appearances since her youth. Many of them were recorded for radio and television broadcast, as well as on CD.
Renowned music festivals have invited Ms. Arnold to perform in Europe and the US. She has collaborated with well-known orchestras such as Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of Bonn Beethovenhalle and Prague Chamber Orchestra, and with conductors such as Jesús López Cobos, Marc Soustrot, and Michael Hofstetter. Her chamber music partners include the likes of Nina Janssen, Sergio Azzolini, Wilhelm Bruns, Ralf Manno, Guido Schiefen, Michael Faust, Isabelle Faust, Alexander-Sergei Ramírez, the Mandelring Quartet, and many others. Inspiring encounters and collaborations with renowned musician colleagues have taken place at Festivals such as the Spannungen Chamber Music Festival (Heimbach) or the Music Festival in Hambach (Neustadt).
Sheila Arnold’s previous CD with works by Brahms and Schumann was released in 2010 and featured as a CHOC selection in Classica, the French classical music magazine. Her latest CD recording on Franz Schubert has been highly acclaimed by leading critics.
The next CD “Écoutez!” is going to be released in Spring 2018 and will be dedicated to the works of Claude Debussy, Toru Takemitsu and John Cage.
In 2006 Ms. Arnold was appointed piano professor at Cologne Musikhochschule. She is frequently invited as member of national and international piano competitions and gives regular masterclasses.
Many of her students have won prizes and scholarships at national and international competitions. 

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 16, 2020 at 5 pm:
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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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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27.06.2020 – CONCERT: Joanna Sochacka (piano) plays works by L. v. Beethoven, B. Bartók and F. Chopin

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  • Published Monday March 2nd, 2020
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Unfortunately this concert is canceled. We strive that it can take place at a later date.

 

Dear music and art lovers,

Perhaps last year in July, you were fortunate enough to hear this outstanding pianist when she performed in the Beethoven Chamber Music Hall as part of the International Kreutzer Competition, receiving an excellent review in General Anzeiger.
If this is not the case, then today you have the opportunity to experience Joanna Sochacka in the Musikstudio! With works by B. Bartók, F. Chopin and of course L. v. Beethoven this afternoon will be a real pleasure!

In addition, this is another great opportunity to enjoy the exhibition “A Song of Dreams” by the artist Natalia Simonenko, which will last only until April 4!

Here is the article about her last concert (in German):


Saturday, 27th of June 2020

5 pm

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

Program:

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Sonata in A Major op. 101
– Allegretto, ma non troppo
– Vivace, alla marcia
– Adagio, ma non troppo, con affetto
– Allegro

Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
Suite ,,Out of Doors” Sz. 81

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Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
24 Préludes op.28

 

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Concert canceled


Joanna Sochacka

Photo: Ewa Kubiak

Joanna Sochacka – at the moment she is studying at Haute École de Musique de Genève with Fabrizio Chiovetta, and she is completing her Doctoral Studies at the Academy of Music named of K.G. Bacewicz in Lodz with Hanna Holeksa. She finished studies at the Academy of Music in Cracow with Andrzej Pikul (diploma with distinction).
She has already been a very successful performing artist. So far she played in such countries as Israel, France, Switzerland, Austria, USA, Moldova, Estonia, Italy, Spain, England, Czech Republic and Germany. She played in many renowned concert halls in Poland and abroad, including Carnegie Hall in New York, Royal Albert Hall in London, Sala cu’Orga in Moldova, Liszt Concert Hall in Raiding, National Philharmonic Hall in Warsaw, National Forum of Music in Wroclaw, Philharmonic Hall in Lodz, Philharmonic Hall in Kielce, Philharmonic Hall in Cracow, Villa Atma in Zakopane, Frederic Chopin Museum at Tamka in Warsaw. She regularly takes part in many international piano festivals including International Piano Festival in Cracow, Festival ,, August of Talents” in Katowice, Festival ,,Summer Music” in Przemysl, Festival ,, Chopin Evenings” in Warsaw.
Joanna is a laureate of many international and national piano competitions, including the IV International Piano Competition ,,Ischia’’ in Naples, Italy (II prize), Golden Classical Music Awards in New York (II prize), International Chopin Piano Competition in Szafarnia (III prize), Grand Prize Virtuoso London (I prize), the Emma Altberg Competition in Lodz (I prize), the International Chopin Competition in Narva, Estonia (distinction and special prize), the International Moritz Moszkowski Piano Competition in Kielce (II prize), the International Juliusz Zarębski Competition in Warsaw (II prize), the Halina Czerny-Stefańska Chopin Piano Competiton in Cracow (I prize) and the International Piano Competition in Castellana Grotte, Italy (I prize), Academy Concerto Competition in Cracow (I prize and debut with Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra).
She has been awarded grants by many scholarship foundations, from 2008 to 2012 she was supported by the Polish National Fund for Talented Children. She received several ,,Sapere auso” prizes for talented musicians (2009, 2010, 2011, 2016), Dartington Trust Scholarship (2007, 2013), scholarship from Institute of Adam Mickiewicz (2010), Julian Cochran Foundation (2019), Rita Zimmermann Musik-Stiftung (2019). She received scholarships for very prestigious masterclasses including Music Festival ,,Music Summer” in Dartington (2013), International Piano Masterclasses in Malaga(2015), and Tel Hai Piano Masterclasses in Israel (2017).
Furthermore she took part in many masterclasses and honed her skills under many outstanding teachers, including Dmitrij Bashkirov, Jura Margulis, Jean Marc Luisada, Dina Yoffe, Anna Malikova, Kevin Kenner Tatiana Zelikman, Ronan O’Hora, Victor Derevianko, Daniel Blumenthal, Aquiles delle Vigne, Janusz Olejniczak, Akiko Ebi, Paul Badura-Skoda, Victor Derevianko, Tamas Ungar, Joaquín Soriano, Ralf Nattkemper, Andrzej Jasinski, Piotr Paleczny, Stanisław Tichonow, Uta Wayand, Waldemar Wojtal, Vida Vujic, Martino Tirimo, Konstanze Eickhorst and Tamara Stefanovich, Carlos Cebro, Elza Kolodin, Lilja Zilberstein.


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: 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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