Masterclass in Conducting

Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra (LFCO) | Enno Poppe et al.

Saunders | Webern

Wed, 01.09. | 16.00 | No. 212316

KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall

Vergangenes Konzert

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Summer Festival

10.08.-12.09. 2021

 

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    Masterclass in Conducting

    Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra (LFCO) | Enno Poppe et al.

    Participants in the masterclass  
    Enno Poppe  director
    Dirk Rothbrust  percussion
    Rebecca Saunders (*1967)
    void for percussion duo and orchestra
    Anton Webern (1883–1945)
    Variations for Orchestra, Op. 30

    Conducting is not child’s play. This is all the more true when it comes to scores from the 20th and 21st centuries, because these are frequently so complex that fundamental questions of coordination have to be dealt with first, before one can take up more far-reaching interpretive decisions. In addition to instrumentalists and composers, the Lucerne Festival Academy supports young conductors every summer. Within the framework of a broadly defined Conducting Fellowship, participants follow the Academy’s daily rehearsals and can exchange ideas with the invited artists. In addition, there is a conducting masterclass open to the public, in which the young conductors themselves step up to the Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra podium and gain practical experience: this summer, under the guidance of Enno Poppe. Live lessons on the concert podium, where the audience also learns much about the art of conducting as well as about the scores being discussed. 

    Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra (LFCO)

    With the Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra — LFCO for short — Lucerne Festival has launched a new orchestra this year: an orchestra of excellence for the performance of new and contemporary music. The LFCO thus forms a counterpart to the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and focuses on 20th- and 21st-century scores, from modern classics to commissioned works that are premiered in Lucerne. The international members of the LFCO have all benefited from training at the Lucerne Festival Academy, which was initiated by Pierre Boulez and is now directed by Wolfgang Rihm. Thanks to its close ties to the Academy and its network, the LFCO is able to play a pioneering role in the performance of contemporary music and in the development of forward-looking concert formats. Through its projects, it exploits the possibilities of new technologies; interdisciplinary work gives rise to novel listening and concert experiences. The LFCO can be heard in numerous performances at the Lucerne Summer Festival, as well as at Lucerne Festival Forward in November — and, of course, at guest performances all over the world. In its first summer, the LFCO collaborates with conductors Heinz Holliger, Lin Liao, Johanna Malangré, and Ilan Volkov, presenting music by composers ranging from Stravinsky and Webern to Boulez and Xenakis, as well as premieres by Amarouch, Colţea, Milenko, Vaughan, and composer-in-residence Rebecca Saunders. The musicians will join Patricia Kopatchinskaja to perform the staged concert Bye-Bye Beethoven. They will also participate in performances of Kagel’s Staatstheater at the Luzerner Theater.

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    Enno Poppe

    1969 im Sauerland geboren, studierte Enno Poppe Dirigieren und Komposition bei Friedrich Goldmann und Gösta Neuwirth an der Hochschule der Künste in Berlin sowie Klangsynthese und algorithmische Komposition an der dortigen Technischen Universität und am Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie in Karlsruhe. Poppe erhielt Kompositionsaufträge u. a. von den Wittener Tagen für neue Kammermusik, den Berliner Festwochen, den Festivals Ultraschall und MaerzMusik Berlin, vom Éclat für neue Musik Stuttgart, von der Münchner musica viva, den Donaueschinger Musiktagen und den Salzburger Festspielen. Bei der Münchener Biennale kam 2008 sein Bühnenwerk Arbeit Nahrung Wohnung heraus, bei den Schwetzinger Festspielen 2012 die Oper IQ, beides auf Texte des Dichters Marcel Beyer. Zuletzt, im Herbst 2019, erlebte sein Violinkonzert Schnur mit Carolin Widmann, dem NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester und Alan Gilbert seine Uraufführung beim Beethovenfest Bonn. Zu den Orchestern, die sich Poppes Œuvre widmeten, zählen auch das Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, das Los Angeles Philharmonic, das Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, das BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra und das hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt. Seit 1998 leitet Enno Poppe, der auch als Pianist und Dirigent tätig ist, das ensemble mosaik; regelmässig dirigiert er das Klangforum Wien, das Ensemble Musikfabrik und das Ensemble Resonanz. Von 2002 bis 2004 unterrichtete Poppe Komposition an der Hochschule für Musik «Hanns Eisler» Berlin, von 2004 bis 2010 war er Dozent bei den Darmstädter Ferientagen. Er wurde mit dem Boris-Blacher-Preis (1998), dem Busoni-Kompositionspreis der Berliner Akademie der Künste (2002), dem Förderpreis der Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung (2004) und dem Schneider-Schott-Musikpreis (2005) ausgezeichnet. 2013 wurde ihm der Hans-Werner-Henze-Preis, 2016 der Deutsche Musikautorenpreis verliehen.

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    Christian Dierstein

    Christian Dierstein, who was born in 1965, completed his music studies with Bernhard Wulff in Freiburg, Gaston Sylvestre in Paris, and Wassilios Papadopoulos in Mannheim. Since 1988, he has been a percussionist with ensemble recherche, and he has been playing with pianist Nicolas Hodges and saxophonist Marcus Weiss as part of the Trio Accanto since 1994. In 2010-11, the
    European Concert Hall Organization presented him as one of its Rising Stars, with performances at the major European concert halls. Dierstein is intensively involved with non-European music and free improvisation. He has recorded numerous CDs, including solo albums featuring works by Brian Ferneyhough, Helmut Lachenmann, Mathias Spahlinger, and Claude Vivier. Since 2001, Dierstein has been professor of percussion and new chamber music at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel; he also taught at the International Summer Courses for New Music in Darmstadt.

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    Dirk Rothbrust

    Born in 1968 in Illingen, Saarland, Dirk Rothbrust has established himself as a percussionist in demand worldwide. From 1986 to 1994, he studied in Saarbrücken and Karlsruhe with Franz Lang and Isao Nakamura. He has been a member of the Schlagquartett Köln since 1995, played in the Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin from 2001 to 2008, and has been a member of the Ensemble Musikfabrik since 2005. Whether as part of ensembles or as a soloist, Dirk Rothbrust performs at all of the important European festivals for contemporary music and collaborates with the leading composers and performers of our time, among them Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Martha Argerich, and Maurizio Pollini; the saxophonist Peter Brötzmann; and the electronic duo Mouse on Mars. As a soloist, Dirk Rothbrust has given the world premieres of such compositions as void by Rebecca Saunders, Beat Furrer’s Xenos III, and Wolfgang Mitterer's rasch, which — like many other works — were written especially for him.

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