News | Culture 07.01.2013

Young Soloists: Concert Series opens on 15 January 2013

The Young Soloists concert series offers an unusual forum for encounters with contemporary music: highly gifted students from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München present selected works from the 20th and 21st centuries together with the first-ever performance of a work composed by a young student currently attending the Academy. Introductory conversations with the composers and performers introduce the audience to the sources of inspiration behind the compositions and to young musicians’ attitudes towards the music of our day.

The programme of the first concert in the 2012/13 series includes music for viola, cello and double-bass.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013, 5.30 p.m., Sophiensaal, Sophienstraße 6, Munich

Viola, cello, double-bass
Katharina Henke, viola; Johannes König, cello; Noam Massarik, double-bass.

Works by
Nicolaus A. Huber (*1939): „Trio mit Stabpandeira“ (1983).
Mauricio Kagel (1931-2008): „Aus dem Nachlass“: Sechzehn Stücke für Viola, Violoncello und Kontrabass (1981-1986).
World premiere by Xiaoliang Zhou (*1988): „Konversation zwischen Viola, Cello und Kontrabass“ für Trio Basso (2012).
Composition class Prof. Isabel Mundry

Nicolaus A. Huber’s "Trio mit Stabpandeira" ("Trio with Stabpandeira") is a study of rhythm, of metre, and of sequential and chain formations, while Mauricio Kagel’s "Aus dem Nachlass" ("Among the Posthumous Works": Sixteen pieces for viola, cello and double-bass) approaches its unusual choice of instruments in sixteen brief pieces. "Konversation" ("Conversation between viola, cello and double-bass"), the first performance of a work by the young Chinese composer Xiaoliang Zhou, illuminates the intuitive comprehensibility of music.

Admission is free. There is no need for prior booking. Please make sure of a seat by arriving in good time. The concert lasts some 45 minutes.

Young Soloists is a season of concerts organized by the Siemens Stiftung in collaboration with the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München.

Artistic conception: Harald Lillmeyer, Hochschule für Musik und Theater München.
Concept and organization: Jens Cording and Anja Funke, Siemens Stiftung.

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