Late Night 4

Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI | Mariano Chiacchiarini | Michael Zisman


Sat, 07.09. | 22.00 | No. 19735

KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall

Vergangenes Konzert

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Summer Festival

16.08.-15.09. 2019




    Late Night 4

    Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI | Mariano Chiacchiarini | Michael Zisman

    Michael Zisman  bandoneon
    Leo Calvelli  dancer
    Eugenia Usandivaras  dancer
    Markus Güdel  light design
    Astor Piazzolla (1921–1992)
    Concerto for Bandoneon, Strings, and Percussion
    Tangazo for Chamber Orchestra
    Adiós Nonino

    In the summer of 2015, when the Argentine conductor Mariano Chiacchiarini appeared in Lucerne as a guest at the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY, he turned out to be a gifted tango dancer away from the concert stage. Now he can give vent to this passion on the podium. Together with the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI, he will create a thrilling tango night with music by his legendary compatriot Astor Piazzolla. Using influences from jazz and classical music, refined harmonies, and new playing techniques, Piazzolla expanded the traditional tango argentino, making music that took it out of the nightclubs and into the concert hall. And he composed such works for orchestra as the “grand tango” Tangazo and his powerfully blazing Bandoneon Concerto. Michael Zisman, the Swiss bandoneon virtuoso with Argentinean roots, will perform this piece with a feeling for its rhythmic drive as well as for the thoughtful moments of this score. In addition, there will be such evergreen Piazzolla hits as Oblivion, Adiós Nonino, and Libertango, likely his best-known work.

    Following the Late Night there will be a post-concert Milonga with DJ Luis Parra (starting at c. 11.30 pm)
    KKL, Foyer

    You can purchase the digital concert program here.

    Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI

    Since it was founded in 2003, more than 1,200 instrumentalists, conductors, and composers from over 60 countries have taken part in the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY. Its graduates have included such renowned artists as the JACK and the Mivos Quartets and the conductors Pablo Heras-Casado and Kevin John Edusei, as well as many musicians who today have careers as members of internationally renowned orchestras, perform in the field of chamber music and experimental projects, or teach at universities. Most of them remain closely associated with the Festival. As LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI, selected former Academy students regularly return to Lucerne, enriching the programming through performances in the area of contemporary music, participation in the 40min series, or collaborations in productions by LUCERNE FESTIVAL YOUNG, as well as by providing advice and support to current Academy students. Aided by the Alumni platform, they also stay in contact with each other in order to collaboratively realize their own projects worldwide. This has created a unique international network of young musicians. The first project presented by the Alumni was in the 2013-14 season under the motto “Music at Risk” and involved four world premieres in New York, London, Beijing, Zurich, and Lucerne. One of the highlights of recent years has been the three-part concert series “Ligeti Forward,” with which the Alumni made a guest appearance at the NY Phil Biennial in 2016 under the direction of Alan Gilbert. In 2017 they toured Germany and Switzerland with the Swiss jazz singer Andreas Schaerer, his band Hildegard Lernt Fliegen, and the project titled “The Big Wig.” And in March 2018 they joined with the Ensemble intercontemporain to perform Messiaen’s Des canyons aux étoiles in Paris, Brussels, and Luxembourg, as well as at the Easter Festival in Lucerne.

    First appearance at LUCERNE FESTIVAL on 3 September 2014 in the “Music at Risk” project.

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    Mariano Chiacchiarini

    Mariano Chiacchiarini, who was born in 1982, studied orchestral and choral conducting at the Universidad Católica Argentina in his native Buenos Aires and then continued his training as a conductor with Michael Luig at the Cologne Academy of Music and Dance. He has been awarded numerous scholarships and took first prize at the Martini Conductors’ Competition of the Teatro Colón in 2008. He has led the Ensemble Garage, which is based in Cologne, since 2009 and the Orchester ’91 in Hamburg since 2011. In 2010 he started his tenure as Music Director of the University of Trier. Since 2014 he has been one of the regular guest conductors of the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional Argentina. He has had master classes and assistant positions with such figures as Pierre Boulez, Peter Eötvös, Iván Fischer, Bernard Haitink, Riccardo Muti, Sir Simon Rattle, and David Zinman. Chiacchiarini has worked with such acclaimed ensembles as Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, Orchestra della Svizzera italiana, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Russian State Orchestra, Gürzenich Orchester Köln, WDR Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Modern, and has appeared at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Young Euro Classics and the Ultraschall Festival in Berlin, the Donaueschinger Musiktage, the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, the Konzerthaus in Berlin, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Teatro Colón, and Opéra national de Paris. He has also appeared at Lucerne Festival on several occasions, conducting the orchestra of the Lucerne Festival Academy both in Lucerne and on tour in Switzerland and Germany -- as in the project The Big Wig by the Swiss jazz singer Andreas Schaerer, which was also released on CD in 2017. Mariano Chiacchiarini has been awarded the Echo Music Prize, the German Record Critics' Prize, and the Premio Konex. He is a member of the advisory board of the German Music Council and was selected by soprano Barbara Hannigan for her initiative MOMENTUM: our future, now.

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    Michael Zisman

    Michael Zisman, geboren 1982 in Bern, erhielt ersten Bandoneon-Unterricht vom Piazzolla-Mitstreiter Daniel Binelli und von seinem Vater Daniel Zisman. Er studierte in Buenos Aires bei Nestor Marconi (Bandoneon) und Juan Carlos Cirigliano (Komposition) sowie an der Swiss Jazz School bei Bert Joris, Andy Scherrer und Frank Sikora. Seit seinem zwölften Lebensjahr tritt er international auf und stand mit Künstlern wie Chick Corea, Paquito D’Rivera, Billy Cobham, Al Di Meola, Leopoldo Federico, Giora Feidman, Franco Ambrosetti, Dado Moroni, Heiri Kaenzig, Matthieu Michel oder Daniel «Pipi» Piazzolla auf der Bühne. Als Solist konzertierte er u. a. mit dem Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, dem Odense Symfoniorkester, dem Brussels Jazz Orchestra und dem Swiss Jazz Orchestra. 2007 gewann Michael Zisman, der sich dem Jazz wie dem Tango verschrieben hat, den Ersten Preis in der Kategorie «Bandoneon solo» beim Internationalen Akkordeonwettbewerb in Klingenthal.

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    Markus Güdel

    Der Luzerner Markus Güdel, Jahrgang 1983, ist seit 2003 als freischaffender Lichtdesigner in der gesamten Schweiz tätig. Er hat mit zahlreichen Regisseuren und Dramaturgen zusammengearbeitet und die Lichtgestaltung und Technische Leitung bei Musicals, Theater-, Konzert- und Crossover-Projekten übernommen. 2003 gründete er die Lichttechnikfirma « Lichttechnik GmbH», für die er seither als Geschäftsführer und Projektleiter tätig ist. In diversen kulturellen Institutionen – u. a. Le Théâtre Emmen, Zentralschweizer Jugendsinfonieorchester ZJSO und Musical Plus – engagiert sich Markus Güdel über die Tätigkeit als Lichtdesigner hinaus als Produzent, Technischer Leiter, Vereinsvorstand oder Berater für kulturelle und technische Belange. Daneben berät und vertritt er seit Herbst 2015 als Rechtsanwalt unter dem Label «» Kulturschaffende rund um Rechtsfragen im Kulturbereich.

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    This concert is under the auspices of the American Friends of LUCERNE FESTIVAL