Late Night

Ensemble of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY | Matthias Pintscher | soloists

Ligeti | van der Aa

Sat, 26.08.22.00Nr. 17329

KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall

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Summer Festival

11.08.-10.09. 2017

 

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    26.

    Aug

    Saturday
    22.00

    KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall

    Late Night

    Ensemble of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY | Matthias Pintscher | soloists

    Martin Adámek  clarinet
    György Ligeti (1923–2006)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
    Michel van der Aa
    Hysteresis for clarinet, ensemble, and tape
    György Ligeti (1923–2006)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra

    Learn to fly with Patricia Kopatchinskaja: “Ligeti’s Violin Concerto is like a fantastic mosaic for me,” explains the violinist. “It’s made up of countless tiny pieces. When you put them all together the right way, then it becomes an UFO and suddenly begins to fly – it’s a crazy feeling!” The “tiny pieces” that get put together comprise folksong-like tunes, super-virtuosic challenges, and a wide spectrum of exotic timbres that are produced by ocarinas, natural horns, and microtonally “tuned” instruments. Added to these are the kinds of intricate polyrhythmic overlayerings that also give Ligeti’s Piano Concerto a sense of groove. Michel van der Aa meanwhile expands the sonority of his instruments in Hysteresis by using electronic means: the solo clarinetist confronts his own digital alter ego – with sounds he himself distorts and makes alien. Three masterful concertos spanning the late 20th and early 21st centuries in one Late Night event – the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY makes it possible. 

    Ensemble of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY

    It was in the summer of 2004, that Pierre Boulez and Michael Haefliger founded the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY – thus establishing an educational campus devoted exclusively to new music. Every summer since then, some 130 young, highly gifted musicians from all around the world are given the opportunity to study contemporary scores and modernist classics in detail through daily rehearsals, workshops, and lessons and then to present their insights in performance. Serving as instructors are members of the Ensemble intercontemporain from Paris, one of the most renowned ensembles in the field of contemporary music. Besides the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY Orchestra, in which all of the students are consolidated, various additional ensembles join together to present their own concert programs. Individual artistic initiative is also encouraged, such as in the series titled LUCERNE FESTIVAL 40min, LUCERNE FESTIVAL Lounge, and at the Buvette, in which Academy participants present projects they have developed on their own. It’s not only instrumentalists who benefit from the Academy’s praxis-oriented training – the institution is also a prime choice for conductors and composers. Each year offers a master class in conducting; in 2014 it will be led by Heinz Holliger, who will initiate participants into the secrets of the métier with works of Claude Debussy and Bernd Alois Zimmermann. In addition to that commissions are given to young composers. In the summer of 2014, the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY presents a focus on vocal symphonic music with its performance of Luciano Berio’s Coro and is therefore expanding its training mandate to 40 highly talented young singers. Selected members of the newly formed LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY Chorus will also have an opportunity to take a master class in voice with “artiste étoile” Barbara Hannigan.

    February 2014

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    Matthias Pintscher

    Matthias Pintscher has been closely associated with the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY since 2016 as its Principal Conductor. Born in 1971 in Marl in North Rhine-Westphalia, he regards composing and conducting as complementary spheres of his artistic work. He studied composition with Giselher Klebe and Manfred Trojahn; Hans Werner Henze was also among his mentors, as was Peter Eötvös, who additionally taught him conducting. Pintscher quickly advanced to become one of the most successful composers of his generation: premieres of his music theater works Thomas Chatterton and L’Espace dernier were given by the Dresden Semperoper and the Opéra National de Paris, respectively, and his orchestral works have been premiered by the Berlin and New York Philharmonics, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the London Philharmonic, and the Cleveland Orchestra. As a conductor, Pintscher commands a wide repertoire, with a special focus on works of the 19th and 20th centuries. He has conducted such ensembles as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Berlin, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; he is artist-in-association with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. In 2013 Pintscher began his tenure as Music Director of the Ensemble intercontemporain in Paris, with whom he undertook an Asian tour in the 2016-17 season. He served as composer-in-residence and artist in focus at the new Hamburg Elbphilharmonie for its inaugural season. This position included a performance with the Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY, as well as the world premiere in April 2017 of his latest work, Shirim, with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra under Christoph Eschenbach. Pintscher teaches composition at the Juilliard School in New York.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 13 August 2010 with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in a program of works by Fauré, Chausson, Wagner, and Ravel.

    July 2017

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    David Kadouch

    Der französische Pianist David Kadouch wurde 1985 in Nizza geboren. Am dortigen Konservatorium erhielt er seine erste Ausbildung bei Odile Poisson, bevor er mit 14 Jahren ans Conservatoire de Paris aufgenommen wurde und bei Jacques Rouvier studierte. Den letzten Schliff holte er sich dann bei Dmitri Bashkirov in Madrid; ausserdem erhielt er wichtige Impulse bei Kursen u. a. von Murray Perahia, Maurizio Pollini, Maria João Pires und Daniel Barenboim. 2005 ging Kadouch als Preisträger aus dem Bonner Beethoven-Wettbewerb hervor, 2009 aus der «Leeds International Piano Competition». Früh schon wurde der Geiger Itzhak Perlman auf ihn aufmerksam und lud ihn für Aufführungen im New Yorker Metropolitan Museum of Art und in der Carnegie Hall ein. Mittlerweile hat David Kadouch mit dem Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, dem Israel Philharmonic, dem Orchestre National de France, dem Budapest Festival Orchestra, dem BBC Symphony Orchestra, den Bamberger Symphonikern und dem Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo zusammengearbeitet. Mit Kammermusik und Solo-Rezitalen war er zu Gast beim Festival von La Roque d’Anthéron, bei den Folles Journées de Nantes, in Verbier, Aix-en-Provence, Jerusalem, Moskau, München, Lissabon und Brüssel. Zu seinen Partnern auf dem Podium zählten dabei die Geiger Renaud Capuçon und Nikolaj Znaider, der Bratschist Antoine Tamestit, die Cellisten Gautier Capuçon und Frans Helmerson, die Pianisten Martha Argerich, Michel Dalberto und Adam Laloum sowie das Quatuor Ebène. Auf CD hat Kadouch Werke von Beethoven, Schostakowitsch, Mussorgsky, Medtner und Tanejew vorgelegt. Zuletzt erschien 2016 das Album Im Freien mit Musik von Bach, Janáček, Schumann und Bartók. 2010 wurde David Kadouch als «Young Talent of the Year» bei den «Victoires de la Musique» ausgezeichnet, 2011 gewann er als «Young Artist of the Year» den «International Classical Music Award».

    April 2017

    Martin Adámek

    Der Klarinettist Martin Adámek wurde 1996 im slowakischen Partizánske geboren. Er begann seine musikalische Ausbildung an der Elementarschule von Malacky auf der Blockflöte und wechselte im Alter von neun Jahren zur Klarinette. 2010 wurde er an das Konservatorium von Bratislava aufgenommen, wo er in der Klasse von Peter Drlička studierte; anschliessend, ab 2014, vervollkommnete er seine Fertigkeiten an der Janáček-Akademie für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Brno. Praktische Erfahrungen sammelte Adámek schon früh im Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester und im European Union Youth Orchestra, wo er unter der Leitung von Dirigenten wie Philippe Jordan, Christoph Eschenbach und Vladimir Ashkenazy musizierte. Aus zahlreichen Wettbewerben ging Martin Adámek erfolgreich hervor: So gewann er 2013 in Italien den «Concorso Anemos» und den internationalen Klarinettenwettbewerb «Città de Carlino», 2014 siegte er dann bei der «Leoš Janáček International Competition» in der Tschechischen Republik. Als Solist konzertiert er seither regelmässig in Europa und Asien. In seiner slowakischen Heimat arbeitete er mit dem Cluster Ensemble, dem Veni Ensemble und der Veni Academy zusammen: drei Formationen, die sich auf die Interpretation zeitgenössischer Musik spezialisiert haben. Martin Adámek hat bereits mehrere neue Werke uraufgeführt, darunter Kompositionen von Bruno Mantovani, Elliott Sharp und Iris Szeghy. Seit 2016 gehört er als Solo-Klarinettist dem Pariser Ensemble intercontemporain an. Dort war er zuletzt im Frühjahr 2017 mit einer «Hommage à Pierre Boulez» in der Pariser Philharmonie erleben, wirkte bei einem Portraitkonzert von Unsuk Chin in Köln mit und gastierte in Brüssel, Bordeaux und im neuen Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin.

    April 2017

    Patricia Kopatchinskaja

    The violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja is Lucerne’s 2017 Summer Festival “artiste étoile.” Born in 1977 in Chişinău in the Republic of Moldova, she comes from a musical family – her mother also plays violin and her father performs on the cimbalom. In 1989 the family emigrated to Vienna, where the 17-year-old Kopatchinskaja began her studies at the Music University; four years later she transferred to the University of the Arts in Bern, where she completed her studies with Igor Ozim. She became known in professional circles through her victory at the International Szeryng Competition (2000), and in 2002 she won the Credit Suisse Young Artist Award. Today Patricia Kopatchinskaja works with leading orchestras and generates a buzz through her unusual, often radical performances. Equally at home in early music, the Romantic repertoire, and modern music, she is also an animated chamber musician and creates staged concerts. In the 2016-17 season she served as artist-in-residence at the Konzerthaus in Berlin and at London’s Wigmore Hall. She performed Ligeti’s Violin Concerto with the Filarmonica della Scala, the Berlin Philharmonic, and the Helsinki Philharmonic and Prokofiev’s Second with the London Philharmonic; together with the Russian ensemble musicAeterna and Teodor Currentzis, she toured Europa, playing Berg and Mozart. In 2018 she will take on the role of  Music Director of the Ojai Festival in California. Kopatchinskaja’s recordings have won the Echo Klassik Award (2009 and 2013), the International Classical Music Award, the Prix Caecilia, and Gramophone magazine’s Recording of the Year Award. Her most recent releases include the violin concertos of Schumann (conducted by Heinz Holliger) and Tchaikovsky (with Currentzis) as well as the album Death and the Maiden, featuring works by composers from Dowland to Kurtág.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 7 September 2002 playing the Sibelius Concerto with the Vienna Philharmonic under Mariss Jansons.

    May 2017

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    The “Ligeti Package”

    Along with this event, if you purchase tickets to Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre at the Luzerner Theater you will receive a combined discount of 20%.
    This offer is available only by telephoning either +41 (0)41 228 14 14 (Luzerner Theater) or +41 (0)41 226 44 80 (LUCERNE FESTIVAL)