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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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Category Year
Any Upcoming All 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Chamber Music Upcoming All 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Chamber Play All 2019 2017
Choir / Oratorio All 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Lied Recital All 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
Opera All 2019 2017 2016
Orchestra Upcoming All 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Piano Recital Upcoming All 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Solo Recital Upcoming All 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018

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  • Fri
    07
    Jan
    2022
    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle am See

    Sol Gabetta (source: solgabetta.com; © Uwe Arens)

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich 2021-22

    Carl Maria von Weber (1786 – 1826): Overture to the Opera “Oberon”
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934): Cello Concerto in E minor, op.85
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Symphony No.4 in E minor, op.98


    John StorgårdsGstaad Festival Orchestra
    Sol Gabetta, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Sun
    16
    Jan
    2022
    19:00Basel, Stadtcasino

    Basel Sinfonietta (source: baselsinfonietta.ch)

    Baldur Brönnimann (© João Messias | Casa da Música)

    Basel Sinfonietta 40+1 — "Schwerkraft Migration"

    Hèctor Parra (*1976): InFALL for Large Orchestra (2011, Swiss First Performance)
    Kevin Juillerat (*1987): Waves for Orchestra (2021, Commissioned by Basel Sinfonietta, World Premiere)
    Roberto Gerhard (1896 - 1970): Symphony No.1 for Orchestra (1952/53, Swiss First Performance)


    Baldur BrönnimannBasel Sinfonietta

    → Blog Review (★★★★★)


  • Sat
    22
    Jan
    2022
    19:00Basel, Gare du Nord

    Alice Burla (© Alice Burla)Christophe Coin (source: discogs.com, all rights reserved)Gringolts Quartet (© Tomasz Trzebiatowski)

    Mizmorim Chamber Music Festival — "Musica notturna"

    Luigi Boccherini (1743 – 1805): String Quintet in C major, op.30/6, G.324, "La musica notturna delle strade di Madrid" (1780)
    Darius Milhaud (1892 – 1974): 4 Visages for viola and piano, op.238 (1943)
    Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1973): String Quartet in F major, M.35 (1903)


    Gringolts Quartet:

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

    Christophe Coin, cello
    Alice Burla, piano
    Annelis Berger, moderation

    → Blog Review (★★★★★)


  • Mon
    14
    Feb
    2022
    19:30Basel, Stadtcasino

    Markus Poschner (© Volker Weihbold) Jan Lisiecki 2019 (© Christoph Köstlin / Deutsche Grammophon)

    "Tchaikovsky Revisited, and a «scandalous» Prokofiev"

    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 – 1953): Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor, op.16
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893): Symphony No.6 in B minor, op.74, "Pathétique"


    Markus PoschnerOrchestra della Svizzera Italiana (OSI)
    Jan Lisiecki, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Wed
    23
    Feb
    2022
    19:30Wetzikon, KZO

    Marc-André Hamelin

    Klavierissimo Festival 2022, Wetzikon

    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714 – 1788): Piano Suite in E minor, Wq 62/12, H.66
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 – 1953): Sarcasms for Piano, op.17
    Alexander Scriabin (1872 – 1915): Piano Sonata No.7, op.64, Messe blanche (White Mass)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827): Piano Sonata No.29 in B♭ major, op.106, Hammerklaviersonate


    Marc-André Hamelin, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Thu
    24
    Feb
    2022
    19:30Wetzikon, KZO

    Eliane Rodrigues

    Klavierissimo Festival 2022, Wetzikon

    Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1849): 24 Préludes, op.28
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827): Symphony No.5 in C minor, op.67 — transcr. Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886)


    Eliane Rodrigues, piano

    → Blog Review (★★½)


  • Sat
    26
    Feb
    2022
    15:30Wetzikon, KZO

    Konstantin Scherbakov (source: www.scherbakov.ch; © Jen-Pin)

    Klavierissimo Festival 2022, Wetzikon

    Claude Debussy (1833 – 1897): Suite bergamasque, L.75
    Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856): Faschingsschwank aus Wien, op.26
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827): Symphony No.7 in A major, op.72 — transcr. Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886)


    Konstantin Scherbakov, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • 17:30Wetzikon, KZO

    Werner Bärtschi, 2014 (source: Wikipedia)

    Klavierissimo Festival 2022, Wetzikon

    Carl Nielsen (1865 – 1931): Piano Music for Young and Old, op.53 (FS 148, CNW 92)
    Othmar Schoeck (1886 – 1957): Two Piano Pieces, op.29
    Carl Nielsen (1865 – 1931): Piano Suite "The Luciferian", op.45 (FS 91, CNW 88)


    Werner Bärtschi, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • 20:00Wetzikon, KZO

    Lucas & Arthur Jussen (© Marco Borggreve)

    Klavierissimo Festival 2022, Wetzikon

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791): Sonata for two pianos in D major, K.448
    Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828): Allegro for Piano, 4 Hands in A minor, D.947, "Lebensstürme"
    Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937): "La valse", Poème choréographique, version for two pianos, M.72a
    Igor Stravinsky (1882 – 1971): Le Sacre du Printemps, version for two pianos


    Lucas & Arthur Jussen, piano(s)

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Wed
    02
    Mar
    2022
    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle am See

    Lucienne Renaudin Vary (© Simon Fowler / Erato) Isata Kanneh-Mason (© Robin Clewley)

    Young Soloists on Stage / Orpheum Foundation

    Clara (Schumann-)Wieck (1819 – 1896): Piano Concerto in A minor, op.7
    Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778 – 1837): Trumpet Concerto in E♭ major (E major), WoO 1, S.49
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 – 1847): Incidental Music to "A Midsummer Night's Dream", op.61, MWV M13 (excerpts)


    Ruth Reinhardt (for Speranza Scappucci) — Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
    Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano
    Lucienne Renaudin Vary, trumpet

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Fri
    04
    Mar
    2022
    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle am See

    Thomas Hoppe Bomsori Kim (© Harald Hoffmann @ Deutsche Grammophon)

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich — Extrakonzert

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827): Violin Sonata No.5 in F major, op.24 "Spring Sonata"
    Karol Szymanowski (1882 – 1937): Nocturne and Tarantella, op.28
    Gabriel Fauré (1845 – 1924): Violin Sonata No.1 in A major, op.13
    Henryk Wieniawski (1835 – 1880): Fantaisie brillante sur des motifs de l'opéra "Faust" de Gounod, op.20


    Bomsori Kim, violin
    Thomas Hoppe
    , piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sun
    20
    Mar
    2022
    11:30Kartause Ittingen, Warth TG

    Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula (© Kaupo Kikkas) Anastasia Kobekina (© Evgeny Evtyukhov)

    Ittinger Sonntagskonzert 5

    Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula (*1991): An Early Cello Sonata
    Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (1882 – 1971): Suite Italienne for Cello & Piano
    César Franck (1822 – 1890): Violin / Cello Sonata in A major, FWV 8


    Anastasia Kobekina, cello
    Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula, piano

    Concert canceled by Kartause Ittingen (the venue, not the organizer) "because Anastasia Kobekina is Russian"


  • Thu
    24
    Mar
    2022
    19:30Zurich, Aula der Universität

    Luka Okros

    Musik an ETH und UZH — Klavierabend

    Domenico  Scarlatti (1685 – 1757): 4 Sonatas

    K.32: D minor
    K.9: D minor
    K.213: D minor
    K.141: D minor

    Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1849): 4 Nocturnes

    No.2 in E♭ minor, op.9/2, CT 109
    No.15 in F minor, op.55/1, CT 122
    No.4 in F major, op.15/1, CT 111
    No.20 in C♯ minor, op.posth., CT 127

    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943): Piano Sonata No.2 in B♭ minor, op.36
    Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886): Rhapsodie espagnole, S.254


    Luka Okros, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Sat
    26
    Mar
    2022
    19:00Alte Kirche, Boswil

    Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula (© Kaupo Kikkas) Anastasia Kobekina (© Evgeny Evtyukhov)

    Boswiler Meisterkonzert
    Konzert für Menschlichkeit und Frieden

    Mykola Lysenko (1842 – 1912): Élégie for piano and cello "La Tristesse", op.39
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827): Cello Sonata No.3 in A major, op.69 
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893): Piano Trio, op.50, "A la mémoire d'un grand artiste"


    Andrej Bielow, violin
    Anastasia Kobekina, cello
    Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Sat
    09
    Apr
    2022
    11:30Zurich, Alte Kantonsschule

    Georgiana Pletea Sherniyaz Mussakhan

    Podium für Junge Talente: Rahn Kulturfonds präsentiert

    Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918): Violin Sonata in G minor, L.140
    Arvo Pärt (*1935): "Fratres", for violin and piano (1977/82)
    Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828): Fantasy in C major for violin and piano, op.159, D.934
    Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937): "Tzigane", Rhapsody for violin and piano, M.76
    César Franck (1822 – 1890): Violin Sonata in A major, FWV 8


    Sherniyaz Mussakhan, violin
    Georgiana Pletea, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Sun
    10
    Apr
    2022
    17:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Jean Rondeau

    Extrakonzert in der Kirche St. Peter Zürich

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Goldberg Variations, BWV 988


    Jean Rondeau, harpsichord

    → Blog Review (★★★★★)


  • Wed
    13
    Apr
    2022
    19:30Zurich, Aula der Universität

    Zürcher Klavierquintett

    Chamber Music Evening: Die Klassiker der Romantik

    Antonín Dvořák (1841 – 1904): Piano Quintet No.2 in A major, op.81, B.155
    Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856): Piano Quintet in E♭ major, op.44


    Zürcher Klavierquintett:

    • Tanja Sonc, violine
    • Philipp Wollheim, violin
    • Ribal Molaeb, viola
    • Anna Tyka Nyffenegger, cello
    • Yulia Miloslavskaya, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Thu
    12
    May
    2022
    19:30Zurich, Aula der Universität

    Musik an ETH und UZH — Piano Recital Gaspard Dehaene

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750): The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, Prelude & Fugue No.22 in B♭ minor, BWV 891
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791): Rondo in A minor for Piano, K.511
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1849): Barcarole F♯ major, op.60, B.158, CT 6
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1849): 3 Mazurki, op.63, B.162 (No.39 B major, No.40 F minor, No.41 C♯ minor)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1849): Ballade No.4 in F minor, op.52, B.146, CT 5
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827): Piano Sonata No.29 in B♭ major, op.106 ("Hammerklavier")


    Gaspard Dehaene, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Sun
    15
    May
    2022
    17:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Aris Quartett (source: www.arisquartett.de)

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich — Streichquartette in der Kirche St.Peter

    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809): String Quartet in B♭ major, op.76/4, "Sunrise"
    Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828): String Quartet No.15 in G major, D.887 (op.161)


    Aris Quartett:

    • Anna Katharina Wildermuth, violin
    • Noémi Zipperling, violin
    • Caspar Vinzens, viola
    • Lukas Sieber, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Thu
    26
    May
    2022
    19:00Basel, Stadtcasino

    Baldur Brönnimann (© João Messias | Casa da Música) Simone Zgraggen Dieter Ammann (© René Mosele)

    Sechzig Jahre im Groove (60 Years in the Groove)

    Aregnaz Martirosyan (*1993): "Kraft" for Orchestra (2022)
    Alsu Nigmatullina (*1989): "Alexithymie" for Orchestra (2022)
    Dieter Ammann (*1962): "Unbalanced instability" for Violin and Chamber Orchestra (2013)
    Dieter Ammann (*1962): "Core" for Orchestra (2002)
    Dieter Ammann (*1962): "Turn" for Orchestra (2010)
    Dieter Ammann (*1962): "Boost" for Orchestra (2002)

    Baldur BrönnimannBasel Sinfonietta
    Simone Zgraggen, violin


    Álvaro Rodríguez Cabezas (© Irene Rodríguez) Moser String Quartet (© Daniel Miguel Art)

    Pre-Concert

    Dieter Ammann (*1962): String Quartet No.2, "Distanzenquartett" (2009)
    Dieter Ammann (*1962): d'accord(s) for two alto saxophones (2004)

    Moser String Quartet:

    • Kanon Miyashita, violin
    • Patricia Muro, violin
    • Ariadna Bataller, viola
    • Lea Galasso, cello

    Álvaro Rodríguez Cabezas, saxophone
    Miguel Fernández de la Fuente, saxophone


    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Sun
    05
    Jun
    2022
    17:00Brugg, Ref. Stadtkirche

    Sebastian Bohren (source: www.sebastianbohren.ch; © Tomasz Trzebiatowski) Cristian Măcelaru (© Thomas Brill)

    Stretta Concerts Brugg

    Frank Martin (1890 – 1974): Polyptyque, for violin and two small string orchestras (1973)
    Georges Enescu (1881 – 1955): Two Intermezzi (Intermèdes) for string orchestra, op.12
    Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 – 1975): Chamber Symphony in C minor, op.110a (arr. Rudolf Barshai)


    Cristian Măcelaru / Romanian Chamber Orchestra
    Sebastian Bohren
    , violin

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Sat
    18
    Jun
    2022
    19:30Basel, Stadtcasino

    Christian Tetzlaff (© Giorgia Bertazzi) Gevorg Gharabekyan (© Aram Ohanian)

    Beethoven – Update No.3

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791): Overture to the Opera "Die Zauberflöte", K.620
    Jean Sibelius (1865 – 1957): Violin Concerto in D minor, op.47
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827): Symphony No.3 in E♭ major, op.55, "Eroica"


    Gevorg GharabekyanChamber Orchestra I TEMPI
    Christian Tetzlaff, violin

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sun
    19
    Jun
    2022
    17:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Schumann Quartet (© Harald Hoffmann)

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich — Streichquartette in der Kirche St.Peter

    Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn (1805 – 1847): String Quartet in E♭ major
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 – 1847): String Quartet No.6 in F minor, op.80, MWV R37


    Schumann Quartet:

    • Erik Schumann, violin
    • Ken Schumann, violin
    • Veit Hertenstein, viola
    • Mark Schumann, cello

    Blog review in preparation; please check back in a few days.
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  • 19:30Zurich, Tonhalle am See

    András Schiff (© Nadia F. Romanini) Julia Hagen (@ Neda Navaee) Diyang Mei (© Diyang Mei) Stephen Waarts, London, September 2017

    Orpheum Foundation — Chamber Music Recital with Sir András Schiff

    Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856): Märchenbilder, 4 Pieces for viola and piano, op.113
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827): 7 Variations on "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen" for piano and cello, WoO 46
    Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856): Violin Sonata No.2 in D minor, op.121
    Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897): Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, op.25


    Stephen Waarts, violin
    Diyang Mei, viola
    Julia Hagen, cello
    Sir András Schiff, piano

    Blog review in preparation; please check back in a few days.
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  • Sun
    26
    Jun
    2022
    19:00Saint-Louis (F), Sportzentrum Pfaffenholz

    Baldur Brönnimann (© João Messias | Casa da Música) Janiv Oron (© Marco Pérez)

    6th Subscription Concert — Im Flow (In the Flow)

    Christophe Bertrand (1981 – 2010): Mana, for orchestra (2005)
    Anna S. Þorvaldsdóttir (*1977): Dreaming, for orchestra (2010, Swiss first)
    Courtney Bryan (*1982): Sanctum, for orchestra and sound recording (2015, Swiss first)
    Fausto Romitelli (1963 – 2004): Flowing down too slow, for string orchestra, percussion, and two sampler (2001, Swiss first)
    Janiv Oron (*1975) / Oliver Waespi (*1971): Datendieb (Data Thief), for DJ and Orchestra (2022, World premiere)


    Baldur Brönnimann & Laurent ZuffereyBasel Sinfonietta
    Janiv Oron, live electronics

    Blog review in preparation; please check back in a few days.
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  • Wed
    17
    Aug
    2022
    20:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Daniel Bard (© Daniel Bard) Anastasia Kobekina (© Altukhova Julia)

    Charity Concert — Stradivari Foundation Habisreutinger

    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809): Symphony No.44 in E minor, Hob.I:44 "Trauer-Sinfonie"
    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809): Cello Concerto No.1 in C major, Hob.VIIb:1
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857 – 1934): Cello Concerto in E minor, op.85 (Adagio, arr. for cello and strings by Duncan McIntyre)


    Daniel BardKammerorchester Basel
    Anastasia Kobekina, cello

    → Event Website
    Blog review planned


  • Sun
    21
    Aug
    2022
    17:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Pavel Haas Quartet 2021 (© Marco Borggreve)

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich — Streichquartette in der Kirche St.Peter

    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809): String Quartet in G major, op.76/1
    Antonín Dvořák (1841 – 1904): String Quartet No.13 in G major, op.106, B.192


    Pavel Haas Quartet:

    • Veronika Jarůšková, violin
    • Marek Zwiebel, violin
    • Luosha Fang, viola
    • Peter Jarůšek, cello

    → Event Website
    Blog review planned


  • Sun
    11
    Sep
    2022
    17:00Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Simply Quartet (© Roland Unger)

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich — Streichquartette in der Kirche St.Peter

    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809): String Quartet in D major, op.20/4
    Antonín Dvořák (1841 – 1904): String Quartet No.14 in A♭ major, op.105


    Simply Quartet:

    • Danfeng Shen, violin
    • Antonia Rankersberger, violin
    • Xiang Lyu, viola
    • Ivan Valentin Hollup Roald, cello

    → Event Website
    Blog review planned


  • Fri
    11
    Nov
    2022
    19:30Zurich, Aula der Universität

    Can Çakmur (© HIPIC)

    Veriko Tchumburidze (© Dünya Aslan Photography)

    Musik an der ETH und UZH — Young Musicians on World Stages

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827): Violin Sonata No.2 in A major, op.12/2
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 – 1921): Violin Sonata No.1 in D minor, op.75
    Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856): Piano Sonata No.2 in G minor, op.22
    Sulkhan Tsintsadze (1925 – 1991): Five Pieces on Folk Themes, 3. Sachidao for violin and piano
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893): 6 Morceaux for Piano, op.516. Valse sentimentale
    Edward Elgar (1857 – 1934): Morceau de Genre "La Capricieuse", op.17
    Antonín Dvořák (1841 – 1904): 4 Romantic Pieces in G minor for violin and piano, op.75, B.150 — 1. Allegro moderato
    William Kroll (1901 – 1980): Banjo and Fiddle
    Fritz Kreisler (1875 – 1962): Schön Rosmarin for violin and piano
    Ahmet Adnan Saygun (1907 – 1991): Demet, Suite for violin and piano, op.33 — Horon


    Veriko Tchumburidze, violin
    Can Çakmur, piano

    → Event Website
    Blog review planned



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