Summer Festivals Part XI - Come To Marlboro Country
When I was a kid there were still advertisements
for cigarettes in cinemas - that
particular brand had a catchy cowboy
tune and guys on horseback gathering around the fire at night…
Well truth is, the one and only real Marlboro
is nothing like that and they have to excuse this terrible pun
quoting the New Yorker Magazine
it as „the classical world’s most convented retreat“
is much more appropriate!
acclaimed as the world’s foremost center for
leadership training in music. For seven weeks each summer,
exceptional young musicians and master artists come together
to form a closely-knit family on the campus of
Marlboro College in Vermont.
Artistic Director Mitsuko Uchida
her senior artist colleagues and the resident
musicians enjoy this unique opportunity to rehearse
works with ideal conditions and unlimited time as
well as sharing the inspired results of their intensive
collaborations with their audience on five weekends
of public performances.
This summer we find three HELLO STAGErs amongst the participants.
A few years ago Berlin based violinist
was amongst the young musicians.
This not only led to many more great summers in Vermont,
but also sparked the idea to create a Marlboro inspired festival
as well as forming an ensemble of renown musicians
together with their younger pears in Krzyżowa, Poland -
a place that like no other stands for exchange of thoughts,
culture and the European ideal.
To quote Viviane: „Inspired by the many summers I
spent at the Marlboro Music School and Festival (…)
as well as by my activity on the Advisory Board of
the Freya von Moltke Foundation, I discovered
Krzyżowa to be the perfect place for such
a chamber music festival in Europe.
I am delighted that a number of my colleagues,
including seniors of Marlboro, are joining me
to make this new European music project possible.“
Please take some time and read more about the history of the
place and it’s significant role on the
We are thrilled to welcome this exceptional group,
on HELLO STAGE!
Krzyżowa-Music juniors and seniors started
studying and rehearsing on August 14th and can be discovered
in concerts from August 20th onwards -
and not only in Krzyzowa itself.
Krzyżowa-Music takes selected juniors and seniors for
guest performances in Poland and Germany,
among others to the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Rheingau
Music Festival, Berlin and Hamburg.
You can find all details on their profile -
programmes will be complemented with additional works,
the selection of which will be announced shortly
before each concert.
And a few individual HELLO STAGERs are to be found
amongst the members of this wonderful groupe -
is coming straight from Marlboro!
The Armenian musician has studied at the
Moscow State Conservatory
before he joined The Juilliard School
in New York. He is a a Winner of the
2010 Young Concert Artists International Auditions
and has appeared with orchestras including the
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra and the
Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio
as well as already performed in recital and chamber music
around the world.
The Ukrainian-born violinist
is not only the primarius of the Szymanowski Quartet
but also a renown soloist who has appeared
with the New Japan Philharmonic, Orchestra National de Radio France,
NDR Radiophilharmonie, Sinfonieorchester des
to name a few.
Andrej also holds a teaching position at the
University of Music and Drama, Hanover
and the Royal Academy of Music in London,
on top regularly gives masterclasses in Europe, Asia and USA.
21 year-old violist
is studying in Berlin.
She already has established herself as an
international musician and is an alumni of the
Verbier, Pablo Casals, Heidelberger Frühling Festival,
Seiji Ozawa, and Kronberg Academy.
Her Chamber music partners so far included
Torleif Thedéen, Gidon Kremer, Christian Tetzlaff,
and Steven Isserlis.
choose the trumpet as his instrument by chance:
there was no place in the percussion class at the music school
in Salgótarján left.
He is now finishing his master’s degree at
the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest.
He has performed as a soloist with the
Budapest Festival Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic
Orchestra, the American Symphony Orchestra, and the
Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
and participated in various international music festivals.
- one of the seniors of the Krzyowa Music -
is the principal clarinet of the
He has appeared as a soloist with his colleagues as
well as many of the world’s orchestras and is keen chamber
musician. His regular partners in crime are
Christoph Eschenbach, Daniel Hope, Benjamin Schmid, Martin Grubinger,
Daniel Müller-Schott, the Faurè and the Minetti Quartet,
Quatuor Ebene, the Danish String Quartet and the
He also has a love for the Alpine folk music,
which is the tradition of his native region.
who recently got worldwide recognition,
having won both Audience Prizes at the 2015 Queen
is looking ahead to a busy season 15/16 including recitals
in New York and Boston.
He too is a Winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions.
We wish the ensemble toi toi toi for the festival and their tour! And remember after the festival is before the festival - they will be looking for new juniors for the 2016 edition!
If you are junior member of Krzyowa Music remember, get in touch with the Festival office or with us to get your voucher code for a complimentary PRO membership on HELLO STAGE!
Bettina Mehne manages
the relationships with Artists, Ensembles,
their Managements as well as Promoters on HELLO STAGE.
She toured Orchestras around the world,
worked for London and Germany based Managements,
took care of Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
as their Artistic Manager and headed
the Artistic Planning at the Wiener Konzerthaus for six seasons.
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