NZZ Panel Discussion

Nora Gomringer | Patricia Kopatchinskaja | Harald Welzer | Martin Meyer

Sun, 03.09. | 16.00 | No. 17460

KKL Luzern, Auditorium

Vergangenes Konzert

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Summer Festival

11.08.-10.09. 2017




    NZZ Panel Discussion

    Nora Gomringer | Patricia Kopatchinskaja | Harald Welzer | Martin Meyer

    Harald Welzer  sociologist
    Martin Meyer  leader of the NZZ Panel Discussion

    Round of Talks on the Theme of Identity
    (in German)

    Who am I? Who are we? These questions touch on the very core of human existence – whether that means individual or social existence. Identity can be understood as a being-at-home-with-oneself that feeds on various sources. So we see our identity influenced, for instance, by our origin but also by our further development, which can never be completely finished; by our work, which can be a profession or even a vocation; by love, which ideally involves the interplay of giving and taking; and lastly, by society, politics, religion, and culture, the latter being understood as a difficult-to-express factor that is however central for the mind and emotions. To address the theme of identity, the NZZ panel discussion presents three personalities who in their individual ways contribute their uniqueness and thus prove their originality. One thing is already certain: without an awareness of self-awareness, we live fragmented lives – at least in these turbulent times. 

    Nora Gomringer

    Patricia Kopatchinskaja

    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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    Harald Welzer

    Martin Meyer

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