Preview: December 3-9, 2018

The calendar of the premiertone artists appears to be pretty packed this week. From Montreal and Winnipeg in Canada to the Japanese city of Saitama, exciting concerts and events await you all over the world.

Concerts and events

For the flutist Johanna Dömötör the week starts on Monday with the opening concert at the concert series Lucerne with the Festival Strings Lucerne and violinist Ray Chen. Works by Shostakovich, Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Beethoven will be performed. Aldo Baerten plays several concerts this week with the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra under Jamie Philipps in Antwerp. Together they perform Bernstein's "Halil for solo flute and orchestra". On the 7th of December a concert of the German wind soloists with Thorsten Johanns takes place in the church St. Marien in Seligenstadt. Works by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, W.F.E. Bach and W.A. Mozart will be interpreted. In Saarbrücken you can look forward to a concert by Ramón Ortega Quero with the Bach choir Leipzig on the same day. One day later, the oboist will be a guest at the Nikolaisaal Potsdam together with the Kammerakademie Potsdam under Antonello Manacorda.

Iason Keramidis is giving three concerts in Japan this week. He will be in Karuizawa, Saitama, Utsunomiya. His concert program includes works by Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms. Nils Mönkemeyer plays a duo-concert with the pianist William Youn at the Bach Festival Montreal. Also on Monday, in the historic Gemeindesaal in Bonn, a festive concert will take place because of the Advent season with the ensemble of the KammerMusikKöln, which also includes Oren Shevlin
There is a total of five concerts this week in the calendar of Jasmin-Isabel Kühne. The harpist plays a Christmas concert on the 4th of December with the mixed choir Reislingen in Reislingen near Wolfsburg. On the 5th and 6th of December she will be part of the performance of Saint-Saens' "Morceau de Concert" with the Marine Corps Kiel in Plön and Bad Segeberg. A day later, she can be seen performing at a reading with harp music in Hattorf. On Saturday, the musician gives another Christmas concert, this time with Ricardo Marinello in the Old St. Anthony Church Hau for the organization "Herzenswunsch Niederrhein".

Hardy Rittner will be guesting at the Bolzano Conservatory on Monday. Here he will give a recital with music by Busoni, Brahms and Liszt. The Mozart Piano Quartet with Paul Rivinius can be seen on the same day in Bern and plays music by Beethoven, Saint-Saens and Brahms. For the pianist Joseph-Maurice Weder the week ends on Sunday with a concert at the Villa Irninger in Zurich. He too will play sonatas by Brahms.

At the Academy of Music "Hanns Eisler" Berlin they look forward to the charity concert on December 4, to which the percussion duo DoubleBeats will interpret Shostakovich's Symphony No. 15. On December 9, the ensemble will perform at the "Young Stars", a concert run by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volks, in Bonn. The Kuss Quartet will give a concert on Saturday at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg with works by Brahms, Reimann, Poppe and Beethoven.

On Monday, Mozart's "Magic Flute" will be performed by the Staatskapelle Dresden under Felix Krieger and the Saxon State Opera Choir at the Dresden Semperoper. Hermann Bäumer is giving three concerts this week with the Philharmonie Westfalen and Christian Rieger at the harpsichord in Gelsenkirchen, Recklinghausen and Kamen. The program includes works by Prokofiev, Poulenc, Ravel and Stravinsky. Reinhard Goebel conducts two concerts of the hr-Sinfonieorchester in the Sendesaal of the Hessischer Rundfunk in Frankfurt am Main on the 6th and 7th of December. The concerts take place under the title "Beethoven's World". Daniel Raiskin and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra will perform Handel's "Messiah" in Winnipeg, Canada on Saturday.


The application phase for the 2019 Violin Competition Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition of Belgium ends on December 5. In addition, violinists have got time until Friday to apply for the International Violin Competition Leopold Mozart.