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Below you find a list of concerts that I consider attending (or have attended); this is merely for information. The occurrence of an event does not imply endorsement or promotion (nor do I promise reviewing each and every one of these concerts). All concerts are in Switzerland, unless noted otherwise.
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  • Mon
    21
    Jan
    2019

    Concert: Cuarteto Casals — Bern, 2019-01-21

    19:30Bern, Konservatorium

    Cuarteto Casals (source / ©: cuartetocasals.com)

    4. Kammermusik Bern / "Molto espressivo"

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.1 in F major, op.18/1
    Benet Casablancas (*1956): String Quartet No.4, "Widmung" (2017)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.13 in B♭ major, op.130 / Great Fugue in B♭ major, op.133


    Cuarteto Casals:

    • Abel Tomàs, violin
    • Vera Martínez Mehner, violin
    • Jonathan Brown, viola
    • Arnau Tomàs, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Sat
    26
    Jan
    2019

    Concert: Martinů Quartet, Karel Košárek — Brugg, 2019-01-26

    19:30Brugg, Zimmermannhaus

    Martinů Quartett & Karel Košárek (source: Zimmermannhaus Brugg)

    Chamber Music IV @ Zimmermannhaus Brugg

    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Piano Quintet in F minor, op.34
    Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1897): Piano Quintet No.2 in A major, op.81, B.155


    Karel Košárek, piano
    Martinů Quartet:

    • Lubomir Havlák, violin
    • Libor Kaňka, violin
    • Zbyněk Pad'ourek, viola
    • Jitka Vlašánková, cello

    → Blog Review (★★½)


  • Sun
    27
    Jan
    2019

    Concert: Tan Dun, Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra — Lucerne, 2019-01-27

    18:30Lucerne, KKL

    Tan Dun (source: tandun.com)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

    Pre-Concert (18:30): "Our Stars of Tomorrow" — Cosmic Percussion Ensemble
    ——————
    Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971): Feu d'artifice, op.4 (1908)
    Tan Dun (*1957): Farewell My Concubine – Symphonic Poem for Piano & Qingyi
    Ren Tongxiang (*1926): Hundreds of Birds Paying Homage To The Phoenix (arrangement by Guan Xia)
    Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971): Suite "L'oiseau de feu" (1919)


    Tan Dun / Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra
    Ralph van Raat, piano
    Wenqing Lian, Beijing opera singer
    Wenwen Liu, suona

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sat
    02
    Mar
    2019

    Concert: Orion String Trio — Brugg, 2019-03-02

    19:30Brugg, Zimmermannhaus

    Orion String Trio (© Marco Borggreve)

    Chamber Music V @ Zimmermannhaus Brugg

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Divertimento in E♭ major, K.563
    Alfred Schnittke (1934 - 1998): String Trio (1985)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Trio in C minor, op.9/3


    Orion String Trio:

    • Soyoung Yoon, violin
    • Veit Hertenstein, viola
    • Benjamin Gregor-Smith, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Fri
    15
    Mar
    2019

    Concert: Artemis Quartet — Lugano, 2019-03-15

    20:30Lugano, LAC, Teatrostudio

    Artemis Quartet (© Felix Broede)

    Weekend Quartetti d'Archi

    Samuel Barber (1910 - 1981): Adagio for Strings, op.11a (1937), from the String Quartet, op.11 (1936)
    Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976): String Quartet No.2 in C major, op.36 (1945)
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): String Quartet No.14 in D minor, D.810, "Death and the Maiden" (1824)


    Artemis Quartet:

    • Vineta Sareika, violin
    • Anthea Kreston, violin
    • Gregor Sigl, viola
    • Eckart Runge, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sat
    16
    Mar
    2019

    Concert: Quartetto Energie Nove — Lugano, 2019-03-16

    20:30Lugano, LAC, Teatrostudio

    Quartetto Energie Nove (source: energienove.com)

    Weekend Quartetti d'Archi

    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953): String Quartet No.2 in F major, op.92
    Gian Francesco Malipiero (1882 - 1973): String Quartet No.1, "Rispetti e strambotti" (1920)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.13 in B♭ major, op.130


    Quartetto Energie Nove:

    • Hans Liviabella, violin
    • Barbara Ciannamea, violin
    • Ivan Vukčević, viola
    • Felix Vogelsang, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Sun
    17
    Mar
    2019

    Concert: Quatuor Modigliani — Lugano, 2019-03-17

    17:00Lugano, LAC, Teatrostudio

    Modigliani Quartet (© Modigliani Quartet)

    Weekend Quartetti d'Archi

    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): String Quartet in D minor, op.76/2, "Fifths"
    Kaija Saariaho (*1952): "Terra memoria", for String Quartet (2007)
    Johannes Brahms (1833- 1897): String Quartet No.2 in A minor, op.51/2


    Quatuor Modigliani:

    • Amaury Coeytaux, violin
    • Loïc Rio, violin
    • Laurent Marfaing, viola
    • François Kieffer, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Mon
    01
    Apr
    2019

    Concert: Quatuor Akilone — Bern, 2019-04-01

    19:30Bern, Konservatorium

    Quatuor Akilone (© Laurent Monlaü)

    7. Kammermusik Bern — "Mozart Meets Brahms"

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): String Quartet No.2 in D major, K.155 (134a)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): String Quartet No.19 in C major, K.465, "Dissonances"
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): String Quartet No.1 in C minor, op.51/1


    Quatuor Akilone:

    • Emeline Concé, violin
    • Elise de Bendelac, violin
    • Louise Desjardins, viola
    • Lucie Mercat, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Tue
    09
    Apr
    2019

    Concert: Leonidas Kavakos, Chamber Orchestra of Europe — Zurich, 2019-04-09

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Leonidas Kavakos (© Marco Borggreve)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

    Pre-Concert (18:30): "Our Stars of Tomorrow" — Paul Handschke, cello & Mathias Clausen, piano
    ——————
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Violin Concerto No.3 in G major, K.216
    Othmar Schoeck (1886 - 1957): Summernight for String Orchestra, op.58
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Symphony No.3 in E♭ major, op.55, "Eroica"


    Chamber Orchestra of Europe
    Leonidas Kavakos, violin

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Fri
    12
    Apr
    2019

    Concert: Pacific Quartet Vienna — Zürich, 2019-04-12

    19:30Zurich, St.Anna-Kapelle

    Pacific Quartet Vienna (© Julia Wesely)

    Pacific Quartet Vienna / Zurich Series

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.12 in E♭ major, op.127
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.13 in B♭ major, op.130


    Pacific Quartet Vienna:

    • Yuta Takase, violin
    • Eszter Major, violin
    • Chin-Ting Huang, viola
    • Sarah Weilenmann, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Sun
    21
    Apr
    2019

    Concert: Sebastian Bohren — Windisch AG, 2019-04-21

    17:00Windisch AG, Reformed Church

    Sebastian Bohren (source: www.sebastianbohren.ch; © Tomasz Trzebiatowski)

    Stretta Concerts Brugg: Easter Sunday Concert

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Sonata No.1 for Violin solo in G minor, BWV 1001
    Eugène Ysaÿe (1858 - 1931): Sonata for Solo Violin in D minor "à Georges Enesco", op.27/3, "Ballade"
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Sonata No.2 for Violin solo in A minor, BWV 1003
    Niccolò Paganini (1782 - 1840): 24 Capricci for violin solo, op.1 — Capriccio No.13 in B♭ major, "Le Rire du Diable"
    Niccolò Paganini (1782 - 1840): 24 Capricci for violin solo, op.1 — Capriccio No.24 in A minor (Theme and Variations)


    Sebastian Bohren, violin

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Fri
    03
    May
    2019

    Concert: Sitkovetsky Trio — Brugg, 2019-05-03

    19:30Brugg, Zimmermannhaus

    Sitkovetsky Trio (© Vinci Ng)

    Chamber Music VI @ Zimmermannhaus Brugg

    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Trio élégiaque No.1 in G minor
    Bedřich Smetana (1824 - 1884): Piano Trio in G minor, op.15, JB 1:64
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Piano Trio No.2 in E♭ major, op.100, D.929 


    Sitkovetsky Trio:

    • Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin
    • Isang Enders, cello
    • Wu Qian, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sun
    12
    May
    2019

    Concert: Quatuor Hermès — Zurich, St.Peter, 2019-05-12

    17:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Quatuor Hermès (© Svend Anderson, 2017)

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich

    Luigi Cherubini (1760 - 1842): String Quartet No.1 in E♭ major
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.4 in C minor, op.18/4
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): String Quartet No.13 in A minor, D.804, "Rosamunde"


    Quatuor Hermès:

    • Omer Bouchez, violin
    • Elise Liu, violin
    • Yung-Hsin Lou Chang, viola
    • Anthony Kondo, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Mon
    20
    May
    2019

    Concert: Trio Alba — Bern, 2019-05-20

    19:30Bern, Konservatorium

    Trio Alba (© Kanizaj Marija-m.)

    9. Kammermusik Bern — "Himmelserscheinungen (Heavenly Appearances)"

    Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828): Piano Trio No.2 in E♭ major, op.100, D.929 (1827)
    Bedřich Smetana (1824 – 1884): Piano Trio in G minor, op.15, JB 1:64 (1855 / 1857)


    Trio Alba:

    • Livia Sellin, violin
    • Philipp Comploi, cello
    • Chengcheng Zhao, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Sun
    26
    May
    2019

    Concert: Yuja Wang, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla / CBSO — Zurich, 2019-05-26

    18:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla (© Frans Jansen)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

    Pre-Concert (17:30): "Our Stars of Tomorrow" — AKMI Duo (Valentine Michaud, saxophone & Akvilė Šileikaitė, piano)
    ——————
    Arthur Honegger (1892 - 1955): Pastorale d’été, H.31 (1920)
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A minor, op.54
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Symphony No.2 in D major, op.73


    Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla / City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
    Yuja Wang
    , piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Sun
    02
    Jun
    2019

    Concert: Isabelle Faust — Zurich, St.Peter, 2019-06-02

    17:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Isabelle Faust (© A.Savin, Wikimedia Commons)

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich, Extrakonzert: "J.S. Bach – Marathon"

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): "Sei Solo" — Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Solo

    • Sonata No.1 for Violin solo in G minor, BWV 1001
    • Partita No.1 for Violin solo in B minor, BWV 1002
    • Sonata No.2 for Violin solo in A minor, BWV 1003
      (intermission)
    • Partita No.3 for Violin solo in E major, BWV 1006
    • Sonata No.3 for Violin solo in C major, BWV 1005
    • Partita No.2 for Violin solo in D minor, BWV 1004

    Isabelle Faust, violin

    → Blog Review (★★★★★)


  • Sun
    21
    Jul
    2019

    Concert: Bohren, Uszynski, Demenga — Brugg, 2019-07-21

    17:00Brugg, Ref. Stadtkirche

    Thomas Demenga, 2014 (© Ismael Lorenzo)

    Stretta Concerts Brugg

    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): String Trio in B♭ major, D.471
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Divertimento for String Trio in E♭ major, K.563


    Sebastian Bohren, violin
    Lech Antonio Uszynski, viola
    Thomas Demenga, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Tue
    10
    Sep
    2019

    Concert: Bomsori Kim, Michail Lifits — Lucerne, 2019-09-10

    12:15Lucerne, St.Luke's Church

    Michail Lifits (© Felix Broede)

    Bomsori Kim (© Harald Hoffmann @ Deutsche Grammophon)

    Lucerne Festival — Debut Series

    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Violin Sonata No.1 in A minor, op.105
    Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957): Three Pieces from "6 Pieces for Violin and Piano", op.79
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953): Violin Sonata No.2 in D major, op.94bis
    Franz Waxman (1906 - 1967): Carmen Fantasie


    Bomsori Kim, violin
    Michail Lifits, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Thu
    12
    Sep
    2019

    Concert: Esmé Quartet — Lucerne, 2019-09-12

    12:15Lucerne, St.Luke's Church

    Esmé Quartet (© Sihoo Kim 2018)

    Lucerne Festival — Debut Series

    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): String Quartet No.6 in F minor, op.80
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): String Quartet No.15 in G major, D. 887


    Esmé Quartet:

    • Wonhee Bae, violin
    • Yuna Ha, violin
    • Jiwon Kim, viola
    • Ye-eun Heo, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Sun
    22
    Sep
    2019

    Concert: Merel Quartet — Zurich, St.Peter, 2019-09-22

    17:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich

    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): String Quartet No.1 in E♭ major, op.12
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.9 in C major, op.59/3, "Razumovsky III"


    Merel Quartet:

    • Mary Ellen Woodside, violin
    • Edouard Mätzener, violin
    • Alessandro D'Amico, viola
    • Rafael Rosenfeld, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sat
    28
    Sep
    2019

    Concert: Merel Quartet & Castalian String Quartet — Wetzikon ZH, 2019-09-28

    19:30Wetzikon, KZO

    Castalian String Quartet (© Kaupo Kikkas)

    Merel Quartett (© Hannes Heinzer)

    Top Klassik Zürcher Oberland

    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): String Quartet No.1 in E♭ major, op.12
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): String Quartet No.2 in F major, op.41/2
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): String Octet in E♭ major, op.20


    Merel Quartet:

    • Mary Ellen Woodside, violin
    • Edouard Mätzener, violin
    • Alessandro D'Amico, viola
    • Rafael Rosenfeld, cello

    Castalian String Quartet:

    • Sini Simonen, violin
    • Daniel Roberts, violin
    • Charlotte Bonneton, viola
    • Christopher Graves, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Tue
    08
    Oct
    2019

    Concert: Duo Recital Alissa Margulis & Luís Magalhães — Zurich, 2019-10-08

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Luis Magalhães (© Adriaan Fuchs, 2013, All Rights reserved)

    Alissa Margulis (© Petra Benovsky)

    Musik an der ETH und UZH

    Eugène Ysaÿe (1865 - 1918): Poème élégiaque in D minor, op.12
    Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949): Sonata for Violin and Piano in E♭ major, op.18, TrV 151
    Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904): 4 Romantic Pieces in G minor, op.75, B.150
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 – 1953): Violin Sonata No.2 in D major, op.94bis


    Alissa Margulis, violin
    Luís Magalhães, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Sun
    13
    Oct
    2019

    Concert: Sebastian Bohren — Solo Recital @ Schloss Uster, 2019-10-13

    17:00Uster, Schloss

    Sebastian Bohren, Windisch, 2019-04-21 (© Rolf Kyburz)

    Klassik im Schloss — Violine Solo

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Partita No.2 for Violin solo in D minor, BWV 1004
    Lucas F. Jordan (Brazil, London, Zurich): "Passagalia" for Violin solo (2006)
    Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937): 1. "Kaddich" from Deux mélodies hébraïques, M.A22 (arr. Yehudi Menuhin)
    Eugène Ysaÿe (1858 – 1931): Sonata for Solo Violin in D minor “à Georges Enescu“, op.27/3, “Ballade“
    Rachel Fortin (*1980, Prague): Abyss of Anxiety, for Violin solo
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): III. Andante from Sonata No.2 for Violin solo in A minor, BWV 1003


    Sebastian Bohren, violin

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Sun
    20
    Oct
    2019

    Concert: Carmina Quartett — Zurich, St.Peter, 2019-10-20

    17:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Carmina Quartett (source: carminaquartet.com)

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich

    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): String Quartet in D major, op.76/5
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): String Quartet No.14 in D minor, D.810, "Death and the Maiden"


    Carmina Quartett:

    • Matthias Enderle, violin
    • Agata Lazarczyk, violin
    • Wendy Champney, viola
    • Chiara Samatanga, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sat
    02
    Nov
    2019

    Concert: Oberon Trio — Brugg, 2019-11-02

    19:30Brugg, Zimmermannhaus

    Oberon Trio (© Maike Helbig)

    Chamber Music II — Zimmermannhaus Brugg

    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): Piano Trio No.37 in D minor, Hob.XV:23
    Aaron Copland (1900 - 1990): "Vitebsk" for Piano Trio (1929)
    Toshio Hosokawa (*1955): Piano Trio (2013 / 2017)
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Piano Trio No.2 in F major, op.80


    Oberon Trio:

    • Henja Semmler, violin
    • Antoaneta Emanuilova, cello
    • Jonathan Aner, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sat
    30
    Nov
    2019

    Concert: Pacific Quartet Vienna — Brugg, 2019-11-30

    19:30Brugg, Zimmermannhaus

    Pacific Quartet Vienna (© Julia Wesely)

    Chamber Music III — Zimmermannhaus Brugg

    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): String Quartet in C major, op.76/3, "Emperor"
    Zoltán Kodály (1882 - 1967): String Quartet No.2, op.10
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No.16 in F major, op.135, "Muss es sein? — Es muss sein!"


    Pacific Quartet Vienna:

    • Yuta Takase, violin
    • Ronny Spiegel (for Eszter Major), violin
    • Chin-Ting Huang, viola
    • Sarah Weilenmann, cello

    → Event Website
    Blog review planned




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