Identities 6

Patricia Kopatchinskaja | Ensemble of LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI et al.

“Dies irae”

Sat, 02.09.22.00No. 17344

KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall

Vergangenes Konzert


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Summer Festival

11.08.-10.09. 2017

 

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    Identities 6

    Patricia Kopatchinskaja | Ensemble of LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI et al.

    Students of the Lucerne University of Music  
    Patricia Kopatchinskaja  violin, concept, and artistic direction
    Lani Tran-Duc  artistic design
    Jonas Link  video

    “Dies irae”
    A staged concert with music by Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, George Crumb, Michael Hersch, Antonio Lotti, Jorge Sánchez-Chiong, Giacinto Scelsi, and Galina Ustvolskaya 

    Global warming, wars over resources, refugee crises: the world seems out of balance, and reactions range from looking away and perplexity to fear and grief. “Artiste étoile” Patricia Kopatchinskaja associates this situation with the “Dies irae,” the end-time reckoning from the Latin Requiem Mass, which she has made the starting point for a new program. After the concert performance Bye Bye Beethoven, which she performed in Berlin and Hamburg with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Dies irae is now her second staged concert. It ranges from the music of Gregorian chant and the early Baroque depictions of battle music by the Bohemian virtuoso violinist Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber to the “extraterrestrial” music of the Italian Giacinto Scelsi and the disturbing Dies irae by the Russian composer Galina Ustvolskaya. An aesthetic reflection of our time.

    JACK Quartet

    The American JACK Quartet was founded in 2003 by four young musicians who studied together at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. The ensemble’s name comes from the first letter of each member’s first name: John Pickford Richards (viola), Ari Streisfeld (second violin), Christopher Otto (first violin), and Kevin McFarland (Violoncello). During their training, the players also studied with the Arditti and the Kronos Quartets and, as participants in the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY, with musicians from the Ensemble intercontemporain, who gave them important advice that would prove useful in the performance of their future repertoire. The JACK Quartet focuses in particular on contemporary music, collaborating closely with the composers whose work they perform. Along with Helmut Lachenmann, this list includes such names as György Kurtág, Matthias Pintscher, Georg Friedrich Haas, Toshio Hosokawa, Wolfgang Rihm, James Dillon, and Beat Furrer. The JACK Quartet has performed at Wigmore Hall in London, Carnegie Hall in New York, the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., and has also appeared at the Donaueschingen Festival, the Biennale in Venice, the Darmstadt International Summer Courses for New Music, and the Ultraschall Festival in Berlin. Between 2012 and 2014 the four players are working closely with Maurizio Pollini as part of his Pollini Perspectives series: following its premiere in Lucerne, the series is also being presented in Tokyo, Paris, Berlin, and Milan. An important component of the JACK Quartet’s work is devoted to young composers and instrumentalists, which entails giving workshops at the Universities of Iowa, Wisconsin-Madison, Buffalo, Illinois, Washington, and New York; the Quartet additionally teaches at various American conservatories.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut in the summer of 2005 as participants in the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY, when these four musicians took part in a conversation concert with Helmut Lachenmann. Their actual LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut then followed on 16 August 2007, with works by John Zorn, György Kurtág, John Cage, and Peter Eötvös.

    July 2013

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    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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    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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    Lani Tran-Duc

    Lani Tran-Duc wurde 1982 in München geboren. Nach ihrem Architekturstudium an der Berliner Universität der Künste und an der Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura del Vallès (ETSAV) in Barcelona arbeitete sie von 2010 bis 2012 als Ausstattungsassistentin am Hamburger Thalia Theater. Bereits während ihrer Assistenzzeit entwarf sie Bühnenbilder für das Thalia Theater und für die Theater-Fabrik Kampnagel. Seither ist sie freischaffend als Bühnen- und Kostümbildnerin tätig, für Theater- und Opernproduktionen wie auch im Tanz- und Performance-Bereich, u. a. bei den Wiener Festwochen, am Staatstheater Darmstadt und bei Konzert Theater Bern. In der vergangenen Spielzeit führten sie Produktionen ans Theater Erlangen, ans Opernhaus Graz und ans Deutsche Theater Göttingen. Für Jon Fosses Besuch am Hamburger Lichthof Theater wurde Lani Tranc-Duc 2014 in der Kategorie «Bestes Bühnenbild» mit dem Rolf-Mares-Preis ausgezeichnet.

    Juli 2017

    Jonas Link

    Parallel zu seinem Studium der Medientechnik an der HAW Hamburg war Jonas Link, geboren 1987 in Würzburg, freiberuflich als Videotechniker am Hamburger Thalia Theater tätig und assistierte dort u. a. Peter Baur, Meika Dresenkamp und Studio Braun. Nach seinem Studienabschluss im Jahr 2013 erarbeitete er das Videodesign für Matthew Herberts musikalische Performance One Day sowie, gemeinsam mit Peter Baur, Bühnenvideos für Bastian Krafts Jedermann-Inszenierung beim Young Directors Project der Salzburger Festspiele; zudem entstanden am Thalia Theater und am Deutschen Theater in Berlin erste eigene Arbeiten als Videokünstler. Die Zusammenarbeit mit Peter Baur führte Jonas Link 2016 ans Schauspielhaus Zürich (Andorra und Homo Faber) und ans Wiener Burgtheater (Ludwig II.); in Frankfurt arbeitete er mit Ulrich Rasche zusammen (Sieben gegen Theben/Antigone), und für Patricia Kopatchinskajas szenisches Konzert Bye Bye Beethoven schuf er die Video-Animationen.

    Juli 2017

    Jorge Sánchez-Chiong

    Jorge Sánchez-Chiong, der 1969 in Caracas (Venezuela) geboren wurde, studierte Komposition bei Francis Burt und Michael Jarrell an der Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Wien, wo er heute als freischaffender Künstler lebt. Er ist Mitglied im NewTonEnsemble und Mitbegründer der Komponistengruppe «Gegenklang». In seinem kompositorischen Schaffen setzt Jorge Sánchez-Chiong, der auch als Turntablist auftritt, bei der Lebendigkeit und Spontaneität der Improvisation an. Einen Schwerpunkt seiner Arbeit bilden interdisziplinäre Projekte, die den Brückenschlag zum experimentellen Theater und zum Tanz, zur Videokunst zur elektronischen Musik wagen. Dabei arbeitet er mit Künstlern wie Joke Lanz, Christian Weber oder Michaela Grill zusammen. Diese stilistische Offenheit schlägt sich in seinem Œuvre nieder, das Solo-, Ensemble- und Orchesterwerke ebenso umfasst wie elektronische Musik, intermediale Projekte und Improvisationsvorlagen.

    Juli 2017

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