We are thrilled to announce the news that Rosenthal Musikmanagement now represents the Trio Zadig in Germany! This young French and American piano trio was founded almost four years ago in Paris, when childhood friends Boris Borgolotto and Marc Girard Garcia crossed paths with the American pianist, Ian Barber. In just a few short years, they have won several prizes in the US, France, Italy and Austria. Their charisma, passion and depth of interpretation regularly wins over audiences all over the world, from Shanghai City Theater to the Paris Philharmonic. The Zadig Trio is currently a resident of the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, alongside the Artemis Quartet. They are also the first trio resident of ProQuartet in Paris, and are generously supported by the Banque Populaire Foundation.
Congratulations to violinist Jonian-Ilias Kadesha, one of three artists to have been selected for representation by YCAT.
A member of Trio Gaspard, Junior Fellows in Chamber Music at Royal Northern College of Music Manchester, Jonian studied in Cremona, Würzburg and the Hochschule für Musik Hans Eisler in Berlin with Salvatore Accardo, Grigori Zhislin and Ulf Wallin. He is currently completing a Master’s at the Kronberg Academy with Antje Weithaas.
Founded in 1984, YCAT is a charity that builds the careers of emerging classical artists. It’s unique in providing sustained, intensive guidance, bespoke artist management and prolonged care over a 3 – 5-year period. Numerous RNCM musicians have been selected for representation over the years, including pianist Alexandra Dariescu, mezzo-sopranos Kathryn Rudge and Helen Sherman, and cellist Philip Higham.
This year, eight finalists were selected to perform at the final public auditions held at Wigmore Hall.
In the year that marks both the 25th anniversary of amarcord and the 275th anniversary of the – somewhat more advanced – Gewandhaus Orchestra, successful Munich-based composer Jörg Widmann has written a joint birthday serenade for the two outstanding Leipzig-based ensembles: “Kinderreime und Nonsensverse” (nursery rhymes and nonsense lines). This work, in which the humorous often merges into the deadly earnest, was presented in the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in April 2018.
“Widmann’s composition is literally tailor-made for the Amarcord ensemble. And since Wolfram Lattke, Robert Pohler, Frank Ozimek, Daniel Knauft and Holger Krause can sing anything that five men can sing, they can do that as well. (…) Every syllable, every facial expression, every gesture of the fabulous five fits like a glove, everything is merged into a comedian universe – to which the Gewandhaus Orchestra under the direction of Michal Nesterowicz makes a decisive contribution.”
This year, vocal ensemble amarcord celebrates 25 years of a cappella art to highest international standards.
The quintet has just released its 25th CD production and celebrated the premiere of “Kinderreime und Nonsensverse” (nursery rhymes and nonsense lines) by composer Jörg Widmann. As one of the leading formations in early music, amarcord set accents at the Bachfest Leipzig, at the Bachwoche Ansbach, during the first cooperation with Calmus and at the Heinrich-Schütz-Fest with the Cappella Sagittariana Dresden. On stage, amarcord breaks new ground with scenic productions “Ballroom Dreams”, a ball evening with Wishful Singing and Friend ‘n Fellow, or “It’s Schiller! – Die Maltheser. Tragödie.”, a dance theater production by choreographer and director Irina Pauls. These diverse projects as well as numerous concerts from Berlin to Walkenried, from the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern to the Bodensee Festival and from Rotterdam via Tokyo to Chicago make 2017 a fulfilling anniversary year.
Seconda Prat!ca intends to transform the musical heritage of Western cultures back into a shared experience and intensify the relationship between artists and audience. The musicians pursue this holistic approach by acting simultaneously on stage, in the media and in research – and of course by the excellent quality of their music. Nearly four centuries of music (from the Middle Ages to the Baroque, including surviving oral tradition) will be presented in their concert programs. Beyond the performance of composers or special genres, Seconda Prat!ca wants to bring this music back to its context, give it a modern voice, and reawaken cultural memories with the audience.
The artistic direction of Seconda Prat!ca is in the hands of the two founding members Nuno Atalaia and Jonatan Alvarado. Their main objective is to combine the best qualities of each member into a constructive and creative interaction.
Nuno Atalaia is responsible for the conceptual and artistic coordination of the projects as well as their contents.
Jonatan Alvarado’s career is marked by his passion for classical music as well as for folklore – and for their possible connections. He is responsible for musical research and repertoire matters. He also directs the members of the ensemble into a combination of oral tradition with classical Western performance practice.