Sun, 06 Nov|
Clarinet & Piano Concert with Dimitri Ashkenazy & Bernd Glemser
The world renowned clarinetist Dimitri Ashkenazy comes for one and only concert in Paphos, along with the distinguished pianist Bernd Glemser.
Time & Location
06 Nov 2022, 18:00
Markideio Theatre, Andrea Geroudi 18, Paphos, Cyprus
About the Event
The classical music concert series ‘Technopolis 20 Classics’ were established four years ago, with the world-known clarinettist Dimitri Ashkenazy performing in the first concert that took place at Technopolis 20 venue. Dimitri Ashkenazy returns, this time with the distinguished pianist Bernd Glemser, for one and only concert at Markideio Theatre in Paphos, on Sunday, this time at Markideio Theatre, Sunday 6th of November 2022, at 6pm.
Dimitri Ashkenazy, son of the renowned pianist and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy, has toured in Europe, Australia and USA and performed with the most prestigious orchestras of the world. As a captivating artist he enabled the audiences to see the clarinet in an entirely new light. He shapes the phrases lovingly and gives a very gently timbre to its sound. During the last years Dimitri has also made numerous recordings for some of the most important labels and radio channels such as Pan Classics, Decca, Ondine, Sheva Collection, France Musiques and DeutschlanRadio among others.
Bernd Glemser has been characterized by the press as the “pianistic miracle of his generation, showcasing an astounding virtuosity coupled with artistic maturity”. “Piano poet” is another title given to the German pianist by the specialist press, writing one rave review after the other – a man who has continuously reaffirmed himself as a world-class pianist, decade after decade. His breath-taking virtuosity is paired with highly poetic sensitivity, and his profound interpretations, individual and refreshing, sink deep into the listener’s memory.
Programme to be performed:
C. Reinecke, Introduction und Allegro appassionato for clarinet and piano
R.R. Bennett, Sonatina for clarinet solo
J. Brahms, Sonata No.2 in E flat major for clarinet and piano
R. Schumann, from Waldszenen op.82, for piano solo II. Jäger auf der Lauer
III. Einsame Blumen IV. Verrufene Stelle VI. Herberge VII. Vogel als Prophet
Johannes Brahms, Sonata No.1 in F minor for clarinet and piano
Entrance: €20 / €7 students
Reservations are necessary.
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Supporter: Municipality of Paphos
Media Sponsor: Cyprus Mail
Sponsor: Photo Larko
A few words about the musicians:
Born in 1969 in New York, Dimitri Ashkenazy began playing the piano at the age of six and then switched to the clarinet under the tuition of Giambattista Sisini, with whom he continued studying when he entered the Conservatory of Lucerne in 1989. Since completing his studies, he has gone on to perform widely, both as soloist and chamber musician. On tour, he has appeared at the Royal Festival Hall in London with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, at the Hollywood Bowl with the Deutsches Symphonie‐Orchester Berlin, at the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, at the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and in Japan with the Japan Philharmonic, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony and Mito Chamber Orchestras. In addition to the major concertos for the clarinet, his repertoire extends to include contemporary works such as Peter Maxwell Davies' Strathclyde Concerto No.4, which he has performed with the composer himself conducting in Spain, Germany, Hungary and the U.K., and Krzysztof Penderecki's own transcription of his Viola Concerto with the composer himself conducting both in Poland and on tour in Spain. He also gave the world premiere performances of concertos by Marco Tutino (with the Filarmonici della Scala, Milan) and Filippo del Corno (with the orchestra «I Pomeriggi Musicali»), and of Peter Maxwell Davies' Clarinet Quintet «Hymn to Artemis Locheia» (with the Brodsky Quartet at the Lucerne Festival). An active chamber musician, he has performed with the Kodály, Heath, Ives, Endellion and Auryn Quartets and with partners such as Barbara Bonney, Helmut Deutsch, David Golub, Edita Gruberova, Ariane Haering, Antonio Meneses, Cristina Ortiz, Maria João Pires, Aleksandar Madzar, and of course his brother Vovka and his father Vladimir Ashkenazy. In addition to his concert activity, Dimitri Ashkenazy has made numerous CD (paladino, Pan Classics, Decca, Ondine, VDE Gallo, Sheva Collection, DUX), radio (Radio Nacional de España, France Musiques, Radio della Svizzera Italiana, DeutschlandRadio) and television recordings, and been invited to give master classes in Australia, Iceland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Romania, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand and the U.S.
Bernd Glemser is the German pianistic miracle of his generation, showcasing an astounding virtuosity coupled with artistic maturity,” reads the newspaper “Badische Zeitung”. “Piano poet” is another title given to him by the specialist press, writing one rave review after the other of German pianist Glemser – a man who has continuously reaffirmed himself as a world-class pianist, decade after decade. His brilliant career found its start at a particularly early age: during his studies, he was awarded 17 prizes in succession at major competitions, including the Cortot, ARD, Rubinstein, Busoni, Sydney and many more. In spite of such successes, he has not become a media star or a glamour pianist. Glemser’s full attention has always been directed towards his music and he is committed to its very substance. Superficialities are secondary, since Glemser would never compromise his music. His breathtaking virtuosity is paired with highly poetic sensitivity, and his profound interpretations, individual and refreshing, sink deep into the listener’s memory. Bernd Glemser has of course played with many prestigious orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Gewandhaus Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tonhalle-Orchestra Zurich and the Orchestra of Santa Cecilia Rome, under the baton of such esteemed conductors as Herbert Blomstedt, Riccardo Chailly, Myung-Whun Chung, Dmitrij Kitajenko, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Muhai Tang and Franz Welser-Möst. Furthermore, he has played in the Berlin Philharmonic Hall and the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, the Gewandhaus in Leipzig and the Munich Herkulessaal as well as in the Royal Festival Hall in London and the Musikverein in Vienna. Over the course of his long career, he has recorded about 35 CDs, including, recently, Mendelssohn’s “Lieder ohne Worte” and “Variations sérieuses” for OehmsClassics, which, in his own words, may very well be his most personal recording. Moreover, Bernd Glemser has contributed to countless radio and TV productions and, as if anyone would have doubted it, collaborates with many a friend and colleague for chamber projects. As early as during his own studies in Saarbrücken, he gained his first professorship. Since 1996, he has been a professor for piano at the University of Music in Würzburg. As of 2006 Bernd Glemser has also been “Artist in Residence” at the Maulbronn Klosterkonzerte, where he not only gives a series of chamber music concerts, but also an annual master class.
Dimitri Ashkenazy photo by Matthias Barton
Bernd Glemser photo by Steffen Maier