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Concerts, Upcoming & Past…


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.
Note that at this time of the pandemic, I have stopped mid- and long-term planning for upcoming events.
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Any Upcoming All 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Chamber Music Upcoming All 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Chamber Play All 2019 2017
Choir / Oratorio Upcoming All 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Lied Recital Upcoming All 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
Opera All 2019 2017 2016
Orchestra Upcoming All 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Piano Recital Upcoming All 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Solo Recital Upcoming All 2021 2020 2019 2018

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  • Sat
    04
    Jan
    2020
    15:00Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Heiko Mathias Förster (© Heiko Mathias Förster)Claire Huangci (Concours Geza Anda 2018, © Priska Ketterer)

    Prague Royal Philharmonic — Beethoven New Year's Concert

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Overture to the Opera "Fidelio", op.72
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Concerto No.5 in E♭ major, op.73, "Emperor"
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Symphony No.3 in E♭ major, op.55, "Eroica"


    Heiko Mathias Förster — Prague Royal Philharmonic
    Claire Huangci, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Sun
    05
    Jan
    2020
    18:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Heiko Mathias Förster (© Heiko Mathias Förster)Claire Huangci (Concours Geza Anda 2018, © Priska Ketterer)

    Prague Royal Philharmonic — "From the New World"

    Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904): Symphony No.9 in E minor, op.95, B.178, "From the New World"
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Piano Concerto No.25 in C major, K.503
    George Gershwin (1898 - 1937): Rhapsody in Blue


    Heiko Mathias Förster — Prague Royal Philharmonic
    Claire Huangci, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Sun
    19
    Jan
    2020
    17:00Winterthur, Stadtkirche

    Swiss Chamber Singers, Christian Erny (© / source: swisschambersingers.com)

    König David — The Zurich Chamber Singers

    Darius Milhaud (1892 - 1974): La création du monde, op.81, ballet music for small orchestra
    Arthur Honegger (1892 - 1955): Dramatic Psalm "König David" ("Le Roi David", German, version for small orchestra), H.37 (1921)


    Christian ErnyOrchestra of Europe
    The Zurich Chamber Singers
    Sara-Bigna Janett, soprano
    Annika Langenbach, mezzosoprano
    Jonas Salzer, tenor
    Meret Roth, Hexe (witch)
    Elias Reichert, narrator

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Tue
    21
    Jan
    2020
    19:30Zurich, ETH, Semper-Aula

    Lev Sivkov (source: musicaldiscovery.ch)

    Musik an ETH und UZH — "The Cello's Beautiful Voice..."

    Max Reger (1873 - 1916): 3 Suites for Cello solo, op.131c: Suite No.1 (1915)
    Luciano Berio (1925 - 2003): Les mots sont allés... — "recitativo" for cello (1978)
    Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976): Suite No.2 for Cello solo, op.80 (1967)
    Jacques Ibert (1890 - 1962): "Ghirlarzana" quasi adagio for cello solo (1950)
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Suite for Cello solo No.3 in C major, BWV 1009


    Lev Sivkov, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Wed
    22
    Jan
    2020
    19:30Bern, Casino

    Sol Gabetta (© Uwe Arens)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

    Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971): Concerto in D for string orchestra ("Basle Concerto")
    Wolfgang Rihm (*1952): Concerto in G (World Premiere)
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): Symphony No.3 in A minor, op.56, "Scottish"


    Sylvain CambrelingKammerorchester Basel
    Sol Gabetta, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Sat
    25
    Jan
    2020
    11:30Zurich, Alte Kantonsschule

    Konstantin Scherbakov @ Zurich University, 2019-05-21 (© Rolf Kyburz)

    Musik an der ETH und UZH — Beethoven Sonata Cycle, Recital V

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827):

    • Piano Sonata No.17 in D minor, op.31/2 ("The Tempest")
    • Piano Sonata No.18 in E♭ major, op.31/3 ("The Hunt")
    • Piano Sonata No.19 in G minor, op.49/1
    • Piano Sonata No.20 in G major, op.49/2
    • Piano Sonata No.21 in C major, op.53 ("Waldstein Sonata")

    Konstantin Scherbakov, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Tue
    28
    Jan
    2020
    Sat
    01
    Feb
    2020
    19:30Wetzikon, KZO

    Alina Bercu, Klavierissimo / KZO Wetzikon, 2019-02-01 (© Rolf Kyburz)

    Klavierissimo Festival 2020, Wetzikon — Beethoven: All Piano Sonatas

    Tue, 2020-01-28 — Sonatas No.1 - 4 (opp.2/1, 2/2, 2/3, 7)
    Wed, 2020-01-29 — Sonatas No.5 - 10 (opp.10/1, 10/2, 10/3, 13, 14/1, 14/2)
    Wed, 2020-01-30 — Sonatas No.11 - 15 (opp.22, 26, 27/1, 27/2, 28)
    Wed, 2020-01-31 — Sonatas No.16 - 18, 21 (opp.31/1, 31/2, 31/3, 53)
    [ Wed, 2020-02-01, 14:00 — Sonatas No.19, 20, 25 (opp.49/1, 49/2, 79), Sonata op.6 (4-hands) ]
    Wed, 2020-02-01, 15:30 — Sonatas No.22 - 24, 26 (opp. 54, 57, 78, 81a)
    Wed, 2020-02-01, 17:30 — Sonatas No.27 - 29 (opp. 90, 101, 106)
    Wed, 2020-02-01, 20:00 — Sonatas No.30 - 32 (opp.109, 110, 111)

    Werner Bärtschi, piano (sonatas No.4, 10, 11, 13, 27, 31)
    Tamar Beraia, piano (sonatas No.1, 9, 17, 24, 29)
    Alina Bercu, piano (sonatas No.2, 7, 12, 21, 26, 32)
    Cristian Budu, piano (sonatas No.5, 8, 14, 18, 23, 30)
    Herbert Schuch, piano (sonatas No.3, 6, 15, 16, 22, 28)

    Blog Posts (Picture Galleries & Review):


  • Sun
    02
    Feb
    2020
    19:00Basel, Musical Theater

    Peter Rundel (© Astrid Ackermann)

    Basel Sinfonietta — Tausendsassa (Jack of all trades)

    Heinz Holliger (*1939): Two Liszt Transcriptions for Large Orchestra (1986)
    Klaus Huber (1924 - 2017): Tenebrae for Large Orchestra (1966/1967)
    Steffen Wick (*1981): Autobiography (2017, first Swiss performance, commissioned by Basel Sinfonietta & Cottbus Philharmonic Orchestra)
    Heinz Holliger (*1939): (S)irat(ó), Monody for Large Orchestra (1992)


    Peter Rundel — Basel Sinfonietta

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Mon
    24
    Feb
    2020
    19:30Zurich, ZHdK Toni-Areal

    Gringolts Quartet (© Tomasz Trzebiatowski)

    Zürcher Hochschule der Künste — "spectrum" Concerts

    Arnold Schönberg (1874 - 1951): String Quartet No.3, op.30 (1927)
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): String Quartet No.3 in E♭ minor, op.30 (1876)


    Gringolts Quartet:

    • Ilya Gringolts, violin
    • Anahit Kurtikyan, violin
    • Silvia Simionescu, viola
    • Claudius Herrmann, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Wed
    04
    Mar
    2020
    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Kristiina Poska (© Kaupo Kikkas)Julia Hagen (© Neda Navaee)Aimi Kobayashi (© Warner Classics)

    Orpheum Foundation / Müller-Möhl Foundation

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): Variations on a Rococo Theme in A major, op.33
    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): Piano Concerto No.1 in E♭ major, S.124
    Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904): Symphony No.9 in E minor, op.95, B.178, "From the New World"


    Kristiina PoskaTonhalle Orchestra Zurich
    Julia Hagen, cello
    Aimi Kobayashi, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Sun
    15
    Mar
    2020
    17:00Zurich, Johanneskirche

    Akvilė Šileikaitė (source: marimbarecitalconcerts.ch Fabian Ziegler, Marimba / Percussion (source: fabianziegler.ch)

    Marimba Recital Concert No. 3

    (Repertoire announced in concert)

    This concert was canceled, given the uncertainties with the outbreak of COVID-19.
    The artists are looking for a replacement date in autumn 2020.


    Fabian Ziegler, marimba
    Akvilė Šileikaitė, piano


  • Sat
    21
    Mar
    2020
    11:30Zurich, Alte Kantonsschule

    Konstantin Scherbakov @ Zurich University, 2019-05-21 (© Rolf Kyburz)

    Musik an der ETH und UZH — Beethoven Sonata Cycle, Recital VI

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827):

    • Piano Sonata No.22 in F major, op.54
    • Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor, op.57 ("Appassionata")
    • Piano Sonata No.24 in F♯ major, op.78
    • Piano Sonata No.25 in G major, op.79
    • Piano Sonata No.26 in E♭ major, op.81a ("Les Adieux")

    Konstantin Scherbakov, piano

    This concert was canceled, given the uncertainties with the outbreak of COVID-19.


  • Mon
    13
    Apr
    2020
    14:00Uster, open air / private

    Michaela Unsinn, Guerillaclassics Recital, Uster, 2020-04-13 (© Rolf Kyburz)

    guerillaclassics — Soul Food Delivery

    Solo recital in a residential quarter, featuring works by Giacomo Meyerbeer, Robert Schumann, Gabriel Fauré, Lloyd-Webber, Leonard Bernstein, Gaetano Donizetti, and Franz Lehár


    Michaela Unsinn, mezzosoprano

    → Blog Report


  • Sun
    28
    Jun
    2020
    17:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

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

    Resuming Concert Life after the COVID-19 Lockdown

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Sonata No.2 for Violin solo in A minor, BWV 1003
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Partita No.2 for Violin solo in D minor, BWV 1004


    Sebastian Bohren, violin

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • 19:30Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Chiara Enderle (© Vera Markus)

    Resuming Concert Life after the COVID-19 Lockdown

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Suite No.3 for Cello solo in C major, BWV 1009
    Gaspar Cassadó (1897 – 1966): Suite for Cello Solo
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Suite No.6 for Cello solo in D major, BWV 1012


    Chiara Enderle Samatanga, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Sun
    23
    Aug
    2020
    11:00Lucerne, KKL

    Baldur Brönnimann (© João Messias | Casa da Música) Valentine Michaud, Klangraum/Tonhalle Maag, 2019-05-26 (© Rolf Kyburz)

    Lucerne Festival / Lucerne Festival Alumni

    Barblina Meierhans (*1981): At a Distance for bass flute and small ensemble (2020), World Premiere
    Nadir Vassena (*1970): materia oscura for saxophone and ensemble (2006)
    Oscar Bianchi (*1975): Contingency for ensemble (2017)


    Baldur BrönnimannEnsemble of the Lucerne Festival Alumni
    Valentine Michaud, saxophone

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Sun
    30
    Aug
    2020
    17:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Gringolts Quartet (© Tomasz Trzebiatowski)

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): String Quartet No.13 in D minor, K.173
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): String Quartet No.3 in E♭ minor, op.30 (1876)


    Gringolts Quartet:

    • Ilya Gringolts, violin
    • Anahit Kurtikyan, violin
    • Silvia Simionescu, viola
    • Claudius Herrmann, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★★★)


  • Fri
    11
    Sep
    2020
    20:00Greifensee, Landenberghaus

    Claire Huangci (© Mateusz Zahora)

    Kunst Gesellschaft Greifensee

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750): Toccata in D major, BWV 912
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750): Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 — arr. Ferruccio Busoni (1866 – 1924)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827): Symphony No.6 in F major, op.68, “Pastoral” — transcription by Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886)


    Claire Huangci, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Fri
    25
    Sep
    2020
    17:00Zurich, Wasserkirche

    Claire Huangci (© Hitomi Image) Jürg Dähler (© 2020 Swiss Chamber Concerts) Sophie Klussmann (© Marco Borggreve)

    Swiss Chamber Concerts — ViaBrahms

    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): 2 Gesänge for voice, viola, & piano, op.91
    Christian Jost (*1963): TagTraum for voice, viola, & piano (2020, world premiere)
    Christian Jost (*1963): Landschaft for voice, viola, & piano (2020, world premiere)
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Nos.3 & 5 from 5 Lieder, op.107
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): No.2 from 4 Lieder, op.96
    Nadir Vassena (*1970): Cenere, o terra for voice, viola, & piano (2020, world premiere)
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Intermezzo in B♭ minor, op.117/2
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Intermezzo in A major, op.118/2
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Intermezzo in B minor, op.119/1
    Mischa Käser (*1959): Die Revolution for voice, viola, & piano (2020, world premiere)
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Sonata for viola and piano in E♭ major, op.120/2
    Xavier Dayer (*1972): Il vient me dire l'impossible naufrage for voice, viola, & piano (2020, world premiere)
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Nos.2 & 6 from 7 Lieder, op.95
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): No.2 from 5 Lieder, op.105


    Sophie Klussmann, soprano
    Jürg Dähler, viola
    Claire Huangci, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sun
    04
    Oct
    2020
    17:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Kitgut Quartet (source / ©: l'agence artist management)

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich

    Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695): Fantasia à 4 No.11 in G major, Z.742
    Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695): Curtain Tune from "Timon of Athens", Z.632
    Matthew Locke (1621 - 1677): Curtain Tune from "The Tempest"
    Matthew Locke (1621 - 1677): Suite No.2 in D major from Consort of four parts
    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): String Quartet in D major, op.71/2, Hob. III:70
    John Blow (1649 - 1708): Act Tune from Act III of the Masque "Venus and Adonis"
    Matthew Locke (1621 - 1677): Suite No.1 in D minor from Consort of four parts
    Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695): Aria "Fairest Isle" from Act V of "King Arthur" or "The British Worthy", Z.628
    Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695): Fantasia à 4 No.5 in B♭ major, Z.736
    Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695): Hornpipe from "King Arthur", Z.628
    Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695): Pavan & Chacony in G minor, Z.752 & Z.730


    Kitgut Quartet:

    • Amandine Beyer, violin
    • Naaman Sluchin, violin
    • Josèphe Cottet, viola
    • Frédéric Baldassare, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★★★)


  • Thu
    08
    Oct
    2020
    19:30Basel, Don Bosco, Paul Sacher Saal

    voces suaves (© voces suaves / Markus Räber)

    Voces Suaves — Il Pianto del Rosignol

    Giaches de Wert (1535 - 1596): Madrigali and Canzonette
    Joan Ambrosio Dalza (? - 1508): Intabolatura de lauto libro quarto — Calata ala spagnola
    Ori Harmelin: Passacaglia for Theorbo
    Ori Harmelin: Ricercar for Lute


    Vocal Ensemble "Voces Suaves"
    Orí Harmelin, lute

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Sun
    18
    Oct
    2020
    17:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Els Biesemans (© Tatyana Jenni)

    "Tastsinn" (Sense of Touch)

    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): Overture in D major to the Opera Fragment "Acide e Galatea", Hob.Ia:5
    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714 - 1788): Piano Concerto in E minor, Wq.15, H.418
    Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679 - 1745): Capriccio in D major, ZWV 182
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Piano Concerto in E♭ major, K.271, "Jenamy" ("Jeunehomme")


    Dominik Kiefer — Capriccio Barockorchester
    Els Biesemans
    , fortepiano

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sat
    24
    Oct
    2020
    11:30Zurich, Alte Kantonsschule

    Trio Amani (Marina Yakovleva, Lev Sivkov, Kateryna Tereshchenko)

    Musik an der ETH und UZH — Beethoven und die Nachwelt

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Trio No.1 in E♭ major, op.1/1
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Trio élégiaque No.1 in G minor
    Anton Stepanovich Arensky (1861 - 1906): Piano Trio No.1 in D minor, op.32


    Trio Amani

    • Marina Yakovleva, violin
    • Lev Sivkov, cello
    • Kateryna Tereshchenko, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sat
    07
    Nov
    2020
    16:00Baden, Druckerei

    Oliver Schnyder (source: oliverschnyder.com; © Fotostudio Wolf)

    Dorukhan Doruk (© Ira Weinrauch)

    David Nebel (© Peter Adamik)

    Orpheum Foundation — 30th Anniversary Concert

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827):

    • Violin Sonata No.5 in F major, op.24, "Spring Sonata"
    • Cello Sonata No.5 in D major, op.102/2
    • Piano Trio No.4 in B♭ major, op.11, "Gassenhauer Trio"

    David Nebel, violin
    Dorukhan Doruk, cello
    Oliver Schnyder, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Thu
    19
    Nov
    2020
    19:30Zurich, Wasserkirche

    Hopkinson-Smith (© Swiss Chamber Soloists)Hopkinson-Smith (© Swiss Chamber Soloists)Swiss Chamber Concerts — ViaKurtág

    John Dowland (1563 - 1626): Pieces for lute solo
    György Kurtág (*1926): Jelenetek fuvolára Szokolay Ádámnak for flute solo op.39 (1997, Zurich premiere)
    György Kurtág (*1926): Jelek, játékok és üzenetek for string trio (1989-2004) Zurich premiere
    Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger (1580 - 1651): Pieces for lute solo


    Swiss Chamber Soloists:

    • Hopkinson Smith, lute
    • Felix Renggli, flute
    • Urs Walker, violin
    • Jürg Dähler, Viola
    • Daniel Haefliger, cello

    (Concert not reviewed)


  • Sun
    22
    Nov
    2020
    19:00Münchenstein BL, Kultur- und Sportzentrum

    Baldur Brönnimann (© João Messias | Casa da Música)

    Basel Sinfonietta — "Es verändert sich"

    Georg Friedrich Haas (*1953): Joshua Tree (2020)
    Gérard Grisey (1946 - 1998): IV. Modulations from "Les espaces acoustiques" (1974 - 1985)
    Elliott Carter (1908 - 2012): Variations for Orchestra (1954/55)


    Baldur BrönnimannBasel Sinfonietta

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)



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