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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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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We hardly know of numerous works without opus numbers (WoO) that remained unpublished during Beethoven’s lifetime.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


Program:

Students of Sheila Arnold play from the works without opus numbers

Admission: 20,-€, 10,-€ red.

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Sheila Arnold

Photo: Marion Koell

“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
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24.10.2020 – CONCERT: Joanna Sochacka (piano) plays works by L. v. Beethoven, B. Bartók and F. Chopin

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  • Published 2020年03月02日 星期一
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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, 10th of October 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

PAUSE

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

 

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Joanna Sochacka

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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 by Wilhelm Frosting
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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29.02.2020 – CONCERT: Dr. Axel Schröter (reading) and Yizhuo Meng (piano): Musical lecture on the influence of August von Kotzebue on the work of L. v. Beethoven

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Dear music and literature lovers,

Most recently, on March 23, 2019, we celebrated the 200th anniversary of the death of the famous playwright and writer August von Kotzebue. Well, to mark the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth, musicologist Dr. Axel Schröter and the pianist Yizhuo Meng, who also teaches at the Musikstudio, prepared a very interesting program for us.
During Beethoven’s time it was not uncommon for the most famous composers of this epoch to write music for August von Kotzebue. After all, August von Kotzebue was a world celebrity in his day and the opportunity to devote ones own music to his works promised great fame!

Kotzebue and Beethoven

In the course of the monumentalization and heroization of Beethoven in the 19th century, which coincided with Kotzebue’s literary and national dismantling, it is easy to forget that Beethoven not only read and sometimes set to Goethe, Schiller and Shakespeare, but that he probably often fell back to writers which are much more marginalized today.
The most prominent of these was August von Kotzebue, who enjoyed a much greater popularity as a playwright than the Weimar classics. Kotzebue’s texts apparently inspired Beethoven to such an extent that after composing the acting music for “King Stephan” and “The Ruins of Athens” he approached Kotzebue with the request that he also write an opera libretto for him.
As is well known, this did not happen. Nevertheless, it can be stated that the drama music for Kotzebue’s “The Ruins of Athens” has become its most extensive. Why they had to be forgotten in the context of a later high-culture thinking, about which the educational elites increasingly defined themselves, and why even the revision of Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s or Liszt’s fantasies about “The Ruins of Athens” changed, will be addressed in this lecture.

Look forward to a literary as well as a musical treat!


Saturday, 29th of February 2020

5 pm

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

Program:

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Marcia alla turca (The ruins of Athens)

Lecture by Dr. Axel Schröter

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Piano Sonata No. 26 in E flat major, op.81 a
I. Farewell
– Adagio
– Allegro

PAUSE

Lecture by Dr. Axel Schröter

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
About motifs from Beethoven’s “The Ruins of Athens” for piano
Allegro moderato

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Dr. Axel Schröter

born 1965, Wolfhagen (Hesse)

Studied musicology, school music (instrumental major: piano), German philology, philosophy and education at the University of Music Detmold / University of Paderborn and at the University of Kassel

Teacher: Prof. dr. Detlef Altenburg, Prof. dr. Arno Forchert, Prof. dr. Adolf Nowak, Prof. dr. Klaus Kropfinger (musicology); Prof. Dr. H.-G. Bastian, Prof. dr. W. Fischer (music education); M. Keönch, Birgitta Wollenweber (piano); Prof. Dr. F. Apel (German Philology); Prof. Dr. R. Piepmeier (Philosophy)

Ph.D. phil., Detmold-Paderborn 1996

Traineeship for teaching at grammar schools, Wiesbaden 1996-1998

Research assistant in the Liszt project of the University of Regensburg 5 / 1998-4 / 1999; Carrier: University of Regensburg

Employee at the Sudeten German Music Institute Regensburg 5 / 1998-4 / 1999; Carrier: District Upper Palatinate

Music editor in the editing department of Orfeo International Munich 5 / 1999-4 / 2000

Research assistant at the Thuringian State Archive Rudolstadt, Schloss Heidecksburg 5 / 2000-10 / 2004; Carrier: State of Thuringia

Researcher in the Collaborative Research Center 482 of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, subproject C 8: Music and Theater 7 / 2001-6 / 2004; Carrier: German Research Foundation DFG

Researcher in the archive of the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar / Thuringian State Music Archive 11 / 2004-2 / ​​2010; Carrier: German Research Foundation DFG

Research assistant in the DFG project “Theater and Music in Weimar from the Hummel era to 1918”, 5 / 2009-9 / 2012; Carrier: German Research Foundation DFG

http://www.theaterzettel-weimar.de/projektpartner.html

Research associate in research, teaching and administration at the Institute of Musicology Weimar | Jena (Chair Prof. Dr. D. Altenburg), 3 / 2010-9 / 2012; Carrier: HfM FRANZ LISZT Weimar

Academic Council a. Z. for historical and systematic musicology at the Institute of Musicology and Music Education, University of Bremen, since 10/2012; Carrier: University of Bremen

Habilitation: studies and sources on music and theater at the Weimar court
Venia legendi for the Department of Musicology
Private lecturer at the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar

 

Yizhuo Meng

Yizhuo Meng was born in 1996 in Hebei, China. At the age of five she received her first piano lesson. Already at the age of eight, she took the first place at the “XingHai”piano competition in Zhangjiakou. In 2008, Yizhuo Meng deepened her musical skills at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. During this time she won competitions in China, ia. the 3rd place of the “Thomas and Evon Cooper Competition” in Beijing.
Four years later Yizhuo traveled to Germany to receive further musical impulses. She studied at the International College of Music in Hamburg with Prof. Delphine Lizé in the period between 2012-2013. In the further course she was accepted 2013 at the University of Music and Dance in Cologne, where she still works together with Prof. Gesa Lücker. During her studies she expanded her knowledge in the field of Early Music with Prof. Gerald Hambitzer and also New Music with Tamara Stefanovich and Prof. Pierre-Laurent Aimard.
She has also deepened her musical skills at numerous masterclasses (Jerome Rose, Fabio Bidini, Eduard Zilberkant, Dimitri Alexeyev, Alexander Kobrin and others). In June 2015, Yizhuo played her first solo concert at the Rubinstein Academy in Dusseldorf. During the same period she won the second prize of the “International Piano Competition” in Val Tidone (Italy). In 2016 she won the 5th Prize of the “Karlrobert Kreiten Piano Competition” at the Cologne University of Music and Dance and the 2nd prize of the “McKenzie Award” in New York City. Most recently she won the 2nd prize of the “Piano Loop Competition” in Split, Croatia, in 2019.
Yizhuo Meng is a scholarship holder of the “Live-Music-Now Köln eV” as a piano-duo ensemble with Franziska Staubach since April 2016. Since October 2017 she studies “Master of Music” with main piano in the HfMT-Cologne with the Hungarian pianist István Lajkó and also as a private student with the Italian pianist Gabriele Leporatti.


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 March 21, 2020 at 17:00:
Joanna Sochacka (piano) plays works by L. v. Beethoven, B. Bartók and F. Chopin

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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