04.09.2016 Ensemble of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI | Lin Liao - Summer Festival - Lucerne Festival

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Ensemble of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI | Lin Liao

Sun, 04.09.14.00No. 16411

KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall

Vergangenes Konzert


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Summer Festival

12.08.-11.09. 2016

 

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    Lin Liao  conductor

    2.00 pm
    Ezko Kikoutchi
     (*1968)
    Le Banquet for ensemble*

    Antoine Fachard (*1980)
    Anakyklikon for ensemble*

    3.15 pm
    Carlo Ciceri (*1980)
    Tiers paysage for ensemble*

    Gary Berger (*1967)
    new work for ensemble*

    4.30 pm
    Stephanie Haensler
     (*1986)
    alba desdibujada for piano quintet*

    Saskia Bladt (*1981)
    Staub for ensemble*

    6.00 pm
    Hans-Jürg Meier (1964–2015)
    la soglia sotto il soglio for violin, cello and piano

    Blaise Ubaldini (*1979)
    Titus Forever for ensemble*

    Nemanja Radivojevic (*1981)
    And the Angel saw the Black Swan for ensemble*

     

    *world premiere | commissioned by the Swiss Composers’ Society

    They’re young, versatile, and eager to experiment: More than 1,000 young musical talents have participated in the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY. As LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI they retain a close association with the Festival and form a unique international network. In the summer of 2016 selected alumni will return to Lucerne for a “World Premiere Festival” within the Festival. In four short concerts in a row, they will unveil no fewer than eight brand-new ensemble pieces that emerged from a composition competition held in conjunction with the Swiss Composers’ Society. But that’s not all: in order to give the audience a more intense, deeper listening experience, they’ll try out new presentation formats, such as composer talks using music examples or performing a particular work twice.

    Ensemble of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI

    Since its founding in 2003, more than 1,200 instrumentalists, conductors, and composers from all over the world have undergone the training offered by the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY. Its graduates include such artists who have since gone on to achieve renown as the JACK Quartet and the conductors Pablo Heras-Casado and Kevin John Edusei, as well as many musicians who today are members of internationally established orchestras, perform in the area of chamber music, organize experimental projects, or teach at conservatories. Many of them remain closely connected to the Festival. Selected former Academy students regularly return as LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI to Lucerne. They enrich the programming with performances in the field of contemporary music, whether in the 40min series or in productions by LUCERNE FESTIVAL YOUNG, while additionally being on hand to offer help and advice for current Academy students. Supported through the Alumni platform, they keep in contact with each other to realize their own projects around the world. A unique international network of young musicians has thus emerged. For their first project, in the 2013-14 season, the Alumni presented four world premieres in New York, London, Beijing, Zurich, and Lucerne related to the theme “Music at Risk.” Another “marathon of premieres” followed in 2016; in addition, an ensemble of Alumni appeared in the NY Phil Biennial led by Alan Gilbert to give the three-part concert series “Ligeti Forward.” In the past year, the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI performed on tour with the Swiss jazz singer Andreas Schaerer in his project “The Big Wig.” Most recently, they gave two concerts in January 2018 in New York City, combining music by Frank Zappa with works of Pierre Boulez, Edgard Varèse, Olga Neuwirth, Tyshawn Sorey, and John Zorn.

    The LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI’s first performance at LUCERNE FESTIVAL was on 3 September 2014 with the “Music at Risk” project, presenting works by Dai Fujikura, Judd Greenstein, Jagoda Szmytka, and Ying Wang.

    February 2018

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    Lin Liao

    The Taiwanese conductor Lin Liao studied composition and piano at the National University of the Arts in Taipei and conducting at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Pierre Boulez was an important mentor, and she took his master class in conducting as part of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY in 2007; he then chose her to co-conduct Stockhausen’s GRUPPEN. Lin Liao also became acquainted at that time with Peter Eötvös, who subsequently engaged her as his assistant for concerts with the Rotterdam Philharmonic and the Asko|Schönberg Ensemble, additionally inviting her to the Holland Festival in 2009. Contemporary music is a focus of her work, whether as Chief Conductor of the Ensemble Laboratorium or as a guest conductor with the Ensemble Modern, the Collegium Novum Zürich, the Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin, and the Ensemble Aventure, as well as at the Ultraschall Festival in Berlin, the ManiFeste in Paris, and the Klangspuren Schwaz. As First Kapellmeisterin at the Schleswig-Holstein Landestheater, Lin Liao has moreover developed a wide-ranging music theater repertoire. Operatic credits include the Chemnitz Opera House, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, and the municipal theaters of Krefeld-Mönchengladbach, where she has conducted such works as d’Albert’s Tiefland, Mozart’s Entführung, and Verdi’s La traviata. She also feels a commitment to Taiwanese composers and led the world premiere of Chang-Fa Yiu’s opera The Peach Blossom Fan at the National Theater of Taipei with an ensemble of Peking Opera players and a Western symphony orchestra. In the concert hall, Lin Liao has led the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, the Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra, and the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa. She has been involved in several educational projects with the Leipzig Gewandhaus.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 1 September 2007, as one of the three conductors for a performance of Stockhausen’s GRUPPEN with the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY.

    July 2018

     

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    Broadcast date
    Radio SRF 2 Kultur | Broadcast on Wednesday, 28 September at 9 pm.