Stimmungsbild (c) Manuela Jans
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Young Children’s Concert
“Das kleine Irgendwas”
Patricia Kopatchinskaja | Anthony Ramaniuk | Mauel Kühne
Sat, 09.09. | 11.00 | No. 17390
KKL Luzern, Terrace Hall
Reduced price for youths up to the age of 17.
Stimmungsbild (c) Manuela Jans
“Das kleine Irgendwas” (“The Little Something”) [in German]
Music by Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, John Cage, Heinz Holliger and others
A production of LUCERNE FESTIVAL
Ages 4 and up
Our youngest listeners get very close up to the music in this concert: they can make themselves comfortable on pillow cushions and listen to the sounds – and of course watch the artists. For example, the violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, who is this summer’s “artiste étoile.” Together with the Australian harpsichordist Anthony Romaniuk, she will show that it doesn’t always have to be the old-fashioned classics and that even the supposedly small can also be great: with musical miniatures by composers from the Baroque violin virtuoso Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, who set an entire zoo to music, to the present. The title of this children’s concert comes from Patricia Kopatchinskaja’s own daughter, Alice. She thought up the story of the “little something,” a “furry blue thing” that she also captured in a picture. And this picture then inspired the Swiss composer Heinz Holliger to write a wonderful piece for a singing violinist.
Patricia Kopatchinskaja © Julia Wesely
The violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja was born in 1977 in Chişinău in the Republic of Moldova into a musical family – her mother is also a violinist and her father plays cimbalom. In 1989 the family emigrated to Vienna, where Kopatchinskaja began her studies at the Music Academy at the age of 13; she transferred four years later to the Academy of the Arts in Bern, completing her education there with Igor Ozim. She became known in professional circles through her victory at the International Szeryng Competition (2000) and won the Credit Suisse Young Artist Award in 2002. Today Kopatchinskaja works with leading orchestras and attracts attention through her unusual, often radical performances. Equally at home in early music, the Romantic repertoire, and contemporary fare, she is also an animated chamber musician and designs staged concerts. As LUCERNE FESTIVAL’s “artiste étoile” in 2017, she was able to showcase this wide spectrum. In the 2018-19 season, Kopatchinskaja appeared under Kirill Petrenko with the Bavarian Staatsoper Orchestra as well as the Berlin Philharmonic. She made her debut with the Cleveland Orchestra with Peter Eötvös’s violin concerto Seven, played the Tchaikovsky Concerto on a tour with Teodor Currentzis to Japan, and concertized with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal under Kent Nagano. She also joined with musicians from the Berlin Philharmonic to sing and play as the narrator in Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire. Among the awards that Kopatchinskaja’s recordings have garnered are the International Classical Music Award, the Prix Caecilia, and Gramophone magazine’s Recording of the Year Award. Her album Death and the Maiden, which includes works from Dowland to Kurtág, won a Grammy Award in 2018. Her most recent release, with the pianist Polina Leschenko, is of sonatas by Bartók and Poulenc.
LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 7 September 2002 playing the Sibelius Concerto with the Vienna Philharmonic under Mariss Jansons.
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