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Update 03.04.2017 – Photos of the FINISSAGE and CONCERT: Luke Welch (Piano) plays works of D. Scarlatti, L. van Beethoven, O. Morawetz, R. Schumann and F. Chopin

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  • Published 2017年03月20日 星期一
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Photo: Aldo Olijrhook


Luke-Welch-2017-2On the 1st of April 2017 the finissage of the exhibition “Music paintings from the baroque to the present” of the Bottroper artist Brigitte Wiegmann took place. This exhibition has complimented the concerts in an extraordinary way during the concerts over the past few weeks, by following the maxim: seeing with your ears and listening with your eyes!

For this occasion the Canadian artist Luke Welch appeared for the first time and presented pieces by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann and the rarely played Canadian composer Oskar Morawetz.
With great energy and youthful enthusiasm, he took on the pieces and presented the compositions in a whole new way! This was not always completely without mistakes, but the listeners immediately forgave those few, as the overall performance of the pianist really tapped the audience, which was finally confirmed with long-lasting applause (followed by a small encore).

A truly sound evening! Thanks to Luke Welch and to the wonderful audience!

Gabriele Paqué


f.l.t.r.: Luke Welch, Gabriele Paqué, Brigitte Wiegmann

Dear friends of music and art,

Unfortunately it is already time again and we have to say goodbye to Brigitte Wiegmann’s beautiful exhibition, entitled “Musical paintings from the Baroque to the Present”. Let yourself be enchanted for the last time in my rooms with these extraordinary paintings, which can be experienced with their sound-compositional qualities in the ubiquitous musical atmosphere of my studio! Maybe you can also find a painting that brings the joy of music to your own home…

In this context, I am especially pleased to present to you the great international pianist Luke Welch. Born in Canada, he studied in Canada and the Netherlands, and has traveled throughout the world extensively on his concert tours. Enjoy a spectacular piano concerto and a beautiful finale of this exhibition!

The artist is present.

Saturday, 1st of April 2017

5 pm

Blücherstraße 14
53115 Bonn


Domenico Scarlatti (1685- 1757)
Sonata L. 23 E Major
 L. 349 G Major
Sonata L. 118 F minor
Sonata L. 449 B minor

Ludwig v. Beethoven (1770-1827)
Sonata op. 26

– Andante con variazioni
– Scherzo. Allegro molto
– Marcia funebre sulla morte d’un eroe. Maestoso andante


Oskar Morawetz (1917-2007)

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Mazurka op. 24 No. 1
Nocturne op. 48 No. 2

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
„Fachingsschwank aus Wien“op.26

– Allegro (Sehr Lebhaft), B-Dur
– Romanze (Ziemlich Langsam), g-Moll
– Scherzino, B-Dur
– Intermezzo (Mit Größter Energie), es-Moll
– Finale (Höchst Lebhaft), B-Dur


Entry: 15,-€ / 10,-€ red.

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Photo: Aldo Olijrhook

Canadian pianist Luke Welch was born and grew up in Mississauga, Ontario. He played his first public performance at age seven. His first private piano instructors include Kyzysztof Jedrysik and Catherine Kuzeljevich, and he later completed Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at the University of Western Ontario in Canada under the tutelage of John-Paul Bracey. Welch has also participated in the classes of distinguished artists including Jean-Bernard Pommier, Cécile Ousset, Dang Thai Son, André Laplante, Jean-Paul Sevilla, and Stéphane Lemelin. In 2004, he made his concerto debut with the Durham Chamber Orchestra, and has performed extensively on the international stage including in Canada, United States, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom incluing England, Scotland, and Wales. He has appeared with the Mumbles Symphony Orchestra in Wales (conducted by David John), and in 2013 presented a master class and three-day series of performances as recitalist and soloist with the Greenway Strings in England. In May 2015, Welch completed his first tour through New Zealand. These performances, which received nation-wide exposure and critical acclaim, included stops in Christchurch, Wellington, Taupo, Auckland, and Kerikeri. Welch has also made appearances at the Beethoven Haus in Bonn, Germany as well as the prestigious St. Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh, the Turner Centre in Kerikeri (New Zealand), and Music Mondays series in Toronto, Canada. In November 2015, he made his London debut which included a performance at St. Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square, and in June 2016 highlighted the concert season with a recital at the historical landmark Castletown House in Celbridge, Ireland. He has received national and international awards and grants based in both Canada and Europe, and in 2010 he completed further graduate studies at the Codarts Rotterdam Conservatory (Netherlands) while studying in the class of Aquiles Delle Vigne. In addition to his performance commitments and private teaching, he has been working at the Codarts Rotterdam Conservatory as well as a number of national and international arts institutions. In 2015, Welch also released his debut solo piano album entitled ‘The Universal Language’. His second album is already announced.


I’m looking forward to your visit!

Gabriele Paqué


Note on parking!
Parking spots in Bonn-Poppelsdorf, about a 10 minutes walk from the Blücherstraße!


The gallery is open on saturdays between 14 and 18 o’clock.
After telephonic agreement the gallery can also be visited at other times.
Blücherstr. 14, 53115 Bonn
Phone: 0228-41076755


Update from 20.03.2017 – Photos from the CONCERT: Diego Ares (harpsichord) presents the Goldberg-Variations by Johann Sebastian Bach

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  • Published 2017年03月04日 星期六
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Update from 20.03.2017

Dear lovers of music and art,

Last Saturday, Diego Ares presented Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations and immediately transposed the audience into the spiritual spheres of the Baroque with this successful interpretation of this masterpiece.
Diego Ares, however, first presented a prelude of Bach, which gave the audience an opportunity to adapt themselves to the upcoming opus, but also to get acquainted with the special instrument that was transported to the music studio extra for this concert. It was a 2-manual harpsichord of the now unfortunately deceased master builder Martin Skowroneck, which Diego Ares was kindly provided by noone lesser than Ketil Haugsand himself, who is also a well known master of this instrument.
And once the first notes of the Aria found their way into the listeners’ ears, the prologue to an exhilarating hearing pleasure was set. Sometimes contemplative and then again very virtuosic, Diego Ares interpreted the various variations on the harpsichord, always with a touch of his vibrant charme which makes the music so very much alive.
I would like to thank Diego Ares and Ketil Haugsand for this very beautiful evening! And of course, I would also like to thank the interested audience for coming!

Best regards,
Gabriele Paqué


f.l.t..r.: Diego Ares, Gabriele Paqué, Ketil Haugsand




Dear Friends of music and art,

In this concert you will get to listen to the top class harpsichord player Diego Ares, who is a guest of this studio for the third time already. The program offers a lot of variety and takes the listeners into the special sound world of the Baroque and Johann Sebastian Bach.

The Goldberg-Variatons by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)

„Clavier Ubung bestehend in einer ARIA mit verschiedenen Verænderungen vors Clavicimbal mit 2 Manualen“

(“Piano practice consisting of an ARIA with various changes for the harpsichord with 2 manuals”)

Goldberg Variationen

“Diego Ares has that rare, undefinable something that one usually associates with film actors: charisma, star quality, you name it. He has fantastic articulation, and displays equal amounts of precision, temperament, elegance, sense of drama, passion, and bravado.”

Saturday, 18th of March 2017

17 Uhr

Blücherstraße 14
53115 Bonn



Variatio 1. a 1 Clavier

Variatio 2. a 1. Clav.

Variatio 3.: Canone all Unisuono à 1 Clav.

Variatio 4. à 1 Clav.

Variatio 5. a 1 ô vero 2 Clav.

Variatio 6.: Canone alla Seconda a 1 Clav.

Variatio 7. à 1. ô vero 2 Clav. (al tempo di Giga)

Variatio 8. a 2 Clav.

Variatio 9.: Canone alla Terza. a 1 Clav.

Variatio 10.: Fugetta. a 1 Clav.

Variatio 11. a 2 Clav.

Variatio 12.: Canone alla Quarta.

Variatio 13. a 2 Clav.

Variatio 14. a 2 Clav.

 Variatio 15. andante.: Canone alla Quinta. a 1 Clav.


Variatio 16. a 1 Clav.: Ouverture

Variatio 17. a 2 Clav.

Variatio 18.: Canone alla Sexta. a 1 Clav.

Variatio 19. à 1 Clav.

Variatio 20. a 2 Clav.

Variatio 21.: Canone alla Settima.

Variatio 22. a 1 Clav. alla breve

Variatio 23. a 2 Clav.

Variatio 24.: Canone all Ottava a 1 Clav.

Variatio 25. a 2 Clav. („adagio“)

Variatio 26. a 2 Clav.

Variatio 27.: Canone alla Nona. a 2 Clav.

Variatio 29. a 1 o vero 2 Clav.

Variatio 30. a 1 Clav.: Quodlibet.

Aria da Capo è Fine


Entry: 15,-€ / 10,-€ red.

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Diego Ares, born in Vigo in 1983, received piano lessons from Alis Jurgelionis and Aldona Dvarionaitė. At the age of 14 he received the first prize of the Concurso RCN Vigo, at the age of fifteen a first prize at the Concours International de Piano N. Rubinstein in Paris. In 1998 he began his training as a harpsichordist in Vigo under Pilar Cancio. At the age of 18, Diego Ares went to the Netherlands in order to deepen his studies at the Conservatoire Royal de La Haye and under Richard Egarr in Amsterdam. In 2004, he was second in the Concurso Permanente de Jóvenes Intérpretes de Espana as a harpsichordist. In the same year he went to the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and became a student of Jörg-Andreas Bötticher and Jesper B. Christensen. He recieved his diploma as a harpsichordist at the Schola Cantorum in 2007 with top marks and special honoring.
Diego Ares played numerous concerts and solo recitals in France and Switzerland, including a concert in October 2010 at the Victoria Hall as a soloist with the Orchester de Chambre de Genève with the concerts of Manuel de Falla and Frank Martin, in Spain, Fondation Juan March, at the Festival de Música Antigua de Barcelona, ​​at the Festival International de Música de Santander, etc., in Germany on the Pleyel Harpsichord (1927) from the collection of the Museum of Musical Instruments Berlin to the opening of the Wanda Landowska exhibition, encompanied by the Ensemble Madrid-Berlin, in Holland at the Oude Muziek Utrecht Festival 2011 as part of a tour with the Goldberg Variations as well as in Japan at the Tokyo Opera City Hall.
In 2006, Diego Ares recorded JS Bach’s D minor BWV 1052, Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, and Padre Antonio Soler’s prelude in D minor and Fandango with the Illa de Menorcha Orchestra, conducted by Farran James, for the Catalan label Columna Música. His second CD recording with the label Pan Classics, dedicated to the music of P. Antonio Soler, was awarded in 2010 with a Diapason d’Or. His second recording of 2009 was entitled Fandango and sonatas for harpsichord by P. Fr. Antonio Soler which also recieved the Diapason d’Or. The third recording with works by Domenico Scarlattis was released at PAN CLASSICS in spring 2012 with the title “Vivi felice”. The recording, like the first solo recording, was again given a Diapason d’Or as well as an honoration by the Scherzo magazine in 2012.
His latest recording Sol de mi fortuna – Antonio Soler – Harpsichord Sonatas from the Morgan Library is from 2015. It recieved again the Diapason d’Or as well as the Pianiste maestro and the Choc de classica.
Diego Ares lives in Basel and continues his studies with Jesper B. Christensen and the pianist Lazlo Gyimesi.


I look forward to your coming!

Gabriele Paqué


Note on parking!
Parking spots in Bonn-Poppelsdorf, about a 10 minutes walk from the Blücherstraße!

The next concert, together with the Finissage of the current exhibition will take place on the 1st of April 2017 at 5 pm.
Luke Welch (piano) play works of D. Scarlatti, L. van Beethoven, R. Schumann and F. Chopin


The gallery is open on saturdays between 14 and 18 o’clock.
After telephonic agreement the gallery can also be visited at other times.
Blücherstr. 14, 53115 Bonn
Phone: 0228-41076755