Special Event Day – Concert 5

Chamber Orchestra of Europe | Anu Tali | Yulianna Avdeeva

Tubin | Chopin | Prokofiev

Sun, 21.08.18.30No. 16309

KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

Vergangenes Konzert


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    Special Event Day – Concert 5

    Chamber Orchestra of Europe | Anu Tali | Yulianna Avdeeva

    Anu Tali  conductor
    Eduard Tubin (1905–1982)
    Dance Suite on Estonian Themes
    Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849)
    Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891–1953)
    Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 25 Symphonie classique
    What a pioneer! In 1997, when she was just 25, Estonian conductor Anu Tali founded her own ensemble, the Nordic Symphony Orchestra, which brings together musicians from 15 nations and is financed exclusively by private funds. It continues to exist and prosper – just like the career of its founder, who has since become Music Director of the American Sarasota Symphony Orchestra and who has conducted renowned orchestras from the Orchestre National de France to the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Anu Tali remains stoic about having to often read reviews that mention her beautiful blond hair and blue eyes: “Every person is unique,” she says, having little regard for women copying their male colleagues on the podium – conducting is about careful preparation and character, she believes, not gender. Also making her Festival debut is the Russian pianist Yulianna Avdeeva, winner of the 2010 Chopin Competition and described by the Neue Zürcher Zeitung as an “unparalleled temperament” with “a phenomenal technique.”

    Chamber Orchestra of Europe

    The Chamber Orchestra of Europe (COE) was founded in 1981 by a group of young musicians who became acquainted as part of the European Union Youth Orchestra. There are now about 60 members of the COE, who pursue parallel careers as principals and section leaders at nationallybased orchestras, as, eminent chamber musicians, and as tutors of music. From the start, the COE’s identity was shaped by its partnerships with leading conductors and soloists. It was Claudio Abbado above all who served as an important mentor in the early years. He led the COE in such stage works as Rossini’s Il viaggio a Reims and Il barbiere di Siviglia and Mozart’s Figaro and Don Giovanni and conducted numerous concerts featuring works by Schubert and Brahms in particular. Nikolaus Harnoncourt also had a major influence on the development of the COE through his performances and recordings of all of the Beethoven symphonies, as well as through opera productions at the Salzburg, Vienna, and styriarte festivals. Currently the orchestra works closely with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Sir András Schiff, and especially Bernard Haitink, with whom it has been appearing at LUCERNE FESTIVAL each year since 2007. It also enjoys close partnerships with the violinists Lisa Batiashvili and Janine Jansen and their colleague Leonidas Kavakos; the pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard; and the conductors Vladimir Jurowski, Sir Antonio Pappano, and Robin Ticciati. The COE performed Mozart’s The Magic Flute under Yannick Nézet-Seguin in July 2018 in Baden-Baden. With more than 250 works in its discography, the COE’s CDs have won over 60 international prizes, including the Grammy Award, Gramophone’s Record of the Year Award, and MIDEM’s Classical Download Award. Their most recent releases, which appeared in the first half of 2018, include Visions of Prokofiev and Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito, both conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL (IMF) debut on 21 August 1986 in a program of works by Prokofiev, Mendelssohn, and Brahms under Claudio Abbado.

    For further information on this ensemble, visit their homepage at: www.coeurope.org

    July 2018

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    Anu Tali

    Born in 1972 in Tallinn, Estonia, Anu Tali studied at the Music Academy of her native city, rounding out her training as a conductor with Ilya Musin in St. Petersburg, Leonid Kortschmar in Moscow, and Jorma Panula in Helsinki. In 1997 she founded the Nordic Symphony Orchestra, which today includes musicians from 15 countries. Since 2013 she has also been Music Director of the Sarasota Symphony Orchestra in Florida. Tali has conducted the Orchestre National de France, the Gothenburg Symphony, the DSO Berlin, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, and the Ensemble Modern. In the 2015-16 season she debuted with the Houston and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestras. As an opera conductor she has led performances of Gluck’s Telemaco at the Schwetzingen Festival and the Theater Basel and of Heiner Goebbels’ Songs of Wars at the South Bank Centre in London and Lincoln Center in New York. Her CDs have won such awards as the Echo Klassik.

    August 2016

    Yulianna Avdeeva

    The pianist Yulianna Avdeeva, who was born in 1985 in Moscow, began learning piano at the age of five at the Gnessin Academy of Music in her native city. She later studied there with Vladimir Tropp before transferring to the Zurich Hochschule der Künste, where she took the master class led by Konstantin Scherbakov. She also gained significant inspiration from Dmitri Bashkirov, William Grant Naboré, and Fou Ts’ong at the International Piano Academy at Lake Como. In 2006 and 2007, she was among the prize winners at the Concours de Genève and the Paderewski Competition, after which she won the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw in 2010. Yulianna Avdeeva has since then concertized all over the world, having performed with the London and Royal Stockholm Philharmonics; the Pittsburgh, Montreal, and São Paulo Symphonies; the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; and the NHK Symphony Orchestra. She has given recitals at the Rheingau Music Festival, the Schwetzingen Festival, Wigmore Hall in London, the Palau de la Música in Barcelona, and the Ruhr and La Roque d’Anthéron Piano Festivals. She made her Salzburg Festival debut in the summer of 2017 with a Mozart matinee. During the 2017-18 season, Yulianna Avdeeva’s performance calendar includes her debuts with the Bamberg Symphony and the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra; she will additionally undertake a European tour with the violinist Julia Fischer, performing in Baden-Baden, Warsaw, Prague, Alicante, and Bilbao. She has recorded the Chopin piano concertos with the Orchestra of the 18th Century under Frans Brüggen, as well as works by Schubert, Mozart, Liszt, and Prokofiev. In October 2017 she released a recording of works by Johann Sebastian Bach.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 21 August 2016 playing Chopin’s First Piano Concerto with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe under Anu Tali.

    November 2017

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    All is at family-friendly prices: no concert costs more than 50 CHF, and if you reserve tickets for a minimum of three performances you’ll also get a discount of 20% and a free ticket for your children. See Order Form

    Young Family Concert | 11.00 and 14.30
    Vier gewinnt. A staged concert with music by MendelssohnSchubertDebussy, et al.

    Special Event Day – Concert 1 | 11.00
    Chamber Orchestra of Europe
    Šerkšnytė De profundis | Beethoven Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 Pastoral

    Special Event Day – Concert 2 | 13.00
    Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY | Konstantia Gourzi
    works by XenakisNørgårdGourzi, and Ligeti

    Special Event Day – Concert 3 | 14.30
    Festival Strings Lucerne | Arabella Steinbacher
    Vivaldi The Four Seasons | Dvořák Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22

    Special Event Day – Concert 4 | 16.00
    Ensemble of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY | Elena Schwarz | Della Miles
    Neuwirth … miramondo multiplo … (sound installation) | Lost Highway Suite | Eleanor

    Special Event Day – Panel | 17.30
    Konstantia Gourzi | Michael Haefliger | Gabriela Kaegi
    “Women on the Podium! The End of a Male Preserve?”

    Special Event Day – Concert 5 | 18.30
    Chamber Orchestra of Europe | Anu Tali | Yulianna Avdeeva
    works by TubinChopin, and Prokofiev

    Special Event Day – Concert 6 | 20.00
    Ensemble of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY | Maria Schneider
    Schneider Winter Morning Walks | Carlos Drummond de Andrade Stories

    Broadcast date
    Radio SRF 2 Kultur | Broadcast on Sunday, 28 August at 10 pm.