Late Night 3

Ensemble de la LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY et des LUCERNE FESTIVAL | Gregor A. Mayrhofer | solistes


ven. 26 août22h00Nᵒ. 16410


Vergangenes Konzert

Festival d'été

12/8-11/9 2016








    Late Night 3

    Ensemble de la LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY et des LUCERNE FESTIVAL | Gregor A. Mayrhofer | solistes

    Andrew Watts  contre-ténor
    Peter Plessas  régie son
    Daan Hazendonk  vidéo
    Olga Neuwirth (*1968)
    Kloing! pour piano assisté par ordinateur, pianiste vivant et film
    Hommage à Klaus Nomi. Version pour orchestre de chambre
    À la fois provocateur et enthousiasmant avec ses apparences androgynes, ses costumes excentriques et ses spectacles délirants, le contre-ténor allemand Klaus Nomi jetait des ponts entre la new wave et la musique baroque et gommait les frontières entre les sexes. Devenu vite une star de la culture underground dans le New York des années 1970, mort bien trop tôt du sida, en 1983, il est resté à ce jour un artiste culte. La compositrice en résidence Olga Neuwirth lui a rendu hommage en revisitant neuf de ses chants dont nombre d’entre eux sont déjà des arrangements, notamment de morceaux de Purcell. Avant, il y aura du piano avec Kloing !, une partition où Neuwirth démonte l’image héroïque du virtuose omnipotent : le pianiste doit non seulement lutter contre des enregistrements sur piano mécanique de célèbres virtuoses du passé et contre une « lisztiade » délirante des héros de dessin animé Tom et Jerry, mais aussi contre son propre instrument qui est assisté par ordinateur et produit un véritable orage sonore. Un combat tragicomique entre l’homme et la machine.


    It was in the summer of 2004, that Pierre Boulez and Michael Haefliger founded the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY – thus establishing an educational campus devoted exclusively to new music. Every summer since then, some 130 young, highly gifted musicians from all around the world are given the opportunity to study contemporary scores and modernist classics in detail through daily rehearsals, workshops, and lessons and then to present their insights in performance. Serving as instructors are members of the Ensemble intercontemporain from Paris, one of the most renowned ensembles in the field of contemporary music. Besides the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY Orchestra, in which all of the students are consolidated, various additional ensembles join together to present their own concert programs. Individual artistic initiative is also encouraged, such as in the series titled LUCERNE FESTIVAL 40min, LUCERNE FESTIVAL Lounge, and at the Buvette, in which Academy participants present projects they have developed on their own. It’s not only instrumentalists who benefit from the Academy’s praxis-oriented training – the institution is also a prime choice for conductors and composers. Each year offers a master class in conducting; in 2014 it will be led by Heinz Holliger, who will initiate participants into the secrets of the métier with works of Claude Debussy and Bernd Alois Zimmermann. In addition to that commissions are given to young composers. In the summer of 2014, the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY presents a focus on vocal symphonic music with its performance of Luciano Berio’s Coro and is therefore expanding its training mandate to 40 highly talented young singers. Selected members of the newly formed LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY Chorus will also have an opportunity to take a master class in voice with “artiste étoile” Barbara Hannigan.

    February 2014

    Autres dates


    Ever since it was founded in 2003, the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY has provided training to more than 1,000 highly talented young instrumentalists, conductors, and composers from around the world. To date the alumni have included such renowned artists 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 accomplished orchestras,  who perform in chamber music and experimental projects, or who teach at conservatories. A large portion of them remain closely associated with the Festival. Selected former Academy students come back to Lucerne regularly as LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI. They enrich the programming through performances in the field of contemporary music, in the 40min series, or in productions by LUCERNE FESTIVAL YOUNG; they are moreover available to provide  help and advice to current Academy students. Supported by the Alumni platform, they keep in contact with each other in order to execute their own projects around the world. The result is a uniquely international network of young musicians. For their first project together, in the 2013-14 season the Alumni gave four world premieres involving the theme “Music at Risk” in New York, London, Beijing, Zurich, and Lucerne. During the past summer they participated in another “marathon of premieres” in Lucerne, and in June 2016 an ensemble of Alumni performed as part of the NY Phil Biennial in a three-part concert series, “Ligeti Forward,” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, which was conducted by Alan Gilbert. This year the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI’s projects include a tour with the Swiss jazz singer  Andreas Schaerer performing his project “The Big Wig.”

    May 2017

    Autres dates

    Gregor A. Mayrhofer

    Gregor A. Mayrhofer, who was born in 1987, studied composition, conducting, and ear training in his native Munich (with Jan Müller-Wieland), Paris (with Frédéric Durieux), and Düsseldorf (with Manfred Trojahn and Rüdiger Bohn), graduating from the Juilliard School in New York, where he studied conducting with Alan Gilbert. Other teachers who have influenced him artistically are Bernard Haitink, Fabio Luisi, Peter Eötvös, and James Ross. Since 2015 Mayrhofer has served as Assistant Director of the Ensemble intercontemporain, with which he debuted in May 2016 at the Paris Philharmonie (substituting on short notice for Pablo Heras-Casado); in 2017 he performed with the Ensemble at the Philharmonie in Cologne. His concerts as a conductor, pianist, and composer have taken him across Europe and to the United States and Russia, as well as to Opera Mauritius, where he conducted Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas in 2013 and Offenbach’s Orphée aux enfers in 2015. Mayrhofer has collaborated with such ensembles as the SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg, the Munich Symphony, the International Ensemble Modern Academy, the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, and the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra. His works have been commissioned by the Bavarian Staatsoper and Staatsoper Hanover, Bavarian Radio, the Deutsche Oper Berlin Orchestra, the Ensemble intercontemporain, the Scharoun Ensemble, and others. In 2013 he founded the NRW German National Academic Foundation Orchestra. Gregor A. Mayrhofer has garnered the Süddeutsche Zeitung’s Tassilo Culture Prize, the Charles Schiff Conducting Award, and the Bruno Walter Memorial Scholarship, and he received scholarships from the German National Academic Foundation and  Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL on 26 August 2016, conducting musicians of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY and the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI in a Late Night event featuring works by Olga Neuwirth.

    August 2017

    Autres dates

    Andrew Watts

    Der Countertenor Andrew Watts studierte an der Londoner Royal Academy of Music. Danach wurde er von Bühnen wie dem ROH Covent Garden, der English National Opera, der Berliner und der Bayerischen Staatsoper, dem Theater an der Wien und der Mailänder Scala eingeladen. Er interpretiert ein Repertoire, das vom Barock bis zu Uraufführungen von Olga Neuwirth (Bählamms Fest, Lost Highway), Harrison Birtwistle (The Last Supper, The Minotaur) oder Unsuk Chin (Alice in Wonderland) reicht. Im Konzertbereich hat Watts u. a. mit dem Los Angeles Philharmonic und dem Cleveland Orchestra, dem BBC Symphony Orchestra und dem Klangforum Wien zusammengearbeitet.

    August 2016

    Marino Formenti

     Der 1965 geborene italienische Pianist Marino Formenti konzipiert regelmässig Projekte, mit denen er die traditionelle Konzertform erweitert. In Nowhere lebte und spielte er mehrere Wochen in einem öffentlich zugänglichen Raum. Im Filmprojekt Schubert und Ich erarbeitete er Schubert-Lieder mit musikalischen Laien. Er trat bei den Festspielen in Salzburg, Edinburgh und Schleswig-Holstein auf, konzertierte in Europa, den USA und Japan und arbeitete mit dem Cleveland Orchestra und den Philharmonikern in New York, Los Angeles und München sowie mit Dirigenten wie Gustavo Dudamel, Kent Nagano, Esa-Pekka Salonen oder Franz Welser-Möst zusammen. 2009 erhielt er den Belmont-Preis.

    August 2016