• Tue. 28.01.
  • 8.00 p.m.
  • Bremen
    ·Die ›Kammer-Philharmonie‹
    ·Gesamtschule Bremen-Ost

Small ensemble, great art

Works by Beethoven and Brahms

Programme

    • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
    • Piano trio in C minor op. 1 No. 3
    • Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
    • Violin sonata in G major op. 78
    • Johannes Brahms
    • Piano quartet No. 1 in G minor op. 25

Piano

Artem Yasynskyy

Artem Yasynskyy was born in 1988 in Ukraine into a family of professional musicians. At age seven he was accepted at as a pupil of Albina Oryshchuk at the Special School for Gifted Children in Donetsk and gave his first public concert aged eight. He graduated at the Donetsk Prokofiev State Musical Academy with Honours.

From 2010 Yasynskyy continued postgraduate piano studies at the University of the Arts in Bremen with Professor Patrick O’Byrne. During his study he was supported by the Keyboard Charitable Trust, Clavarte Foundation and the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben.

Yasynskyy is the recipient of numerous awards and competition prizes. The Gold Medal at the Cincinnati World Piano Competition paved the way to his debut at Carnegie Hall. A further success at the Theodor Leschetizky Competition led to his first commercial recording, a CD for the Grand Piano Label featuring works by Józef Hofmann. His second CD with pieces of Domenico Scarlatti was published in January 2018 by the Naxos Label.

He won prizes at competitions such as the Honens International Piano Competition in Calgary, the Gian Battista Viotti Competition in Vercelli, the Sendai International Music Competition and the Horowitz International Piano Competition in Kiev.

Concert appearances have taken him throughout Ukraine, Germany, Canada, the USA, Italy, Spain, South Korea, Greece, Japan and Russia. He has appeared at diverse international music festivals, including the Honens Festival, Husum Festival, Paderewski Festival, Gina Bachauer Concert Series.

Violin

Stefan Latzko

Stefan Latzko’s career path took him from the Bavarian State Youth Orchestra via the University of Music in Munich, Würzburg and Hanover, to a scholarship at the Juilliard School of Music in New York. He graduated with distinction and gave his concert recital at the Robert Schumann University in Düsseldorf under Prof. Rosa Fain.

Orchestra playing remains his great passion to this day. This was decisively shaped by his membership in the Young German Philharmonic. Subsequently, he was also a member of the ›Chamber Orchestra of the Young German Philharmonic‹. From here, in 1989, he came to The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie, which at that time still resided in Frankfurt.

In addition to playing in the orchestra, Stefan Latzko is a keen chamber musician, having founded his first string quartet during his student days. Today he also regularly performs as a soloist and passes on his experience teaching the violin at the University of the Arts Bremen and coaching the Bremen Youth Orchestra.

Stefan Latzko spends much of his spare time cycling and has already cycled across Europe. His next ambition is to explore New Zealand on two wheels.

Viola

Jürgen Winkler

Jürgen Winkler is an enthusiastic Go player. This passion has awakened in him an affinity for traditional Japanese culture, so that both musically and privately he especially looks forward to the orchestra’s trips to Japan.

Alongside his fulfilling musical work with The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen, Jürgen Winkler is also interested in the non-musical, entrepreneurial side and was active on the management board for many years. For example, he was principally responsible for producing the vinyl disc of the Beethoven Symphony cycle with Paavo Järvi.

Very unusually for a present-day professional orchestra player, Jürgen Winkler came to The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen from the Young German Philharmonic in 1982 while he was still studying Mathematics, Biology and Geography in Tübingen. He subsequently switched subjects and studied the viola with Serge Collot and Emile Cantor.

He completed his musical training with various masterclasses and intensive quartet training under the tuition of the Melos Quartet and the LaSalle Quartet.

Alongside his orchestra activities, Jürgen Winkler’s musical passion is chamber music and playing in ensembles for Early Music.

Violoncello

Jakob Nierenz

Cellist Jakob Nierenz was born and raised in Lüneburg, Germany. He completed his bachelors in Cello performance at the University for the Arts Bremen, Germany, and received his masters at Rice University in Houston, TX, USA. He is currently the assistant-principal cellist of the philharmonic orchestra and theater in Lübeck, Germany.

A core drive of Jakob’s musical journey has been inspired by the joy of building relationships with other humans through the artform. This revelation manifested itself during his experiences touring and performing in youth orchestras. Spending five summers at the Tanglewood Music Festival in Massachusetts, USA, further set up a strong foundation for the desire to make a living as an orchestral- and chamber-musician.

Very influential for Jakob Nierenz were the years playing with the Young North German Philharmonic Orchestra (jnp) because it was an entirely self-managed ensemble, and this created a unique do it yourself atmosphere. He was part of the orchestra’s admissions board, and ended up recruiting players for a new chamber orchestra project of the jnp. This satellite project eventually progressed into the foundation of prizewinning ensemble reflector in 2015. Jakob Nierenz now serves as principal cellist of the ensemble, and was on the board of artistic management of reflektor’s first ›ultraBACH‹-Festival in Lüneburg, 2019.

Jakob was a member of Houston-based contemporary music ensemble Loop38, and served as principal cellist for their inaugural season 2016/2017. One of the highlights of his time with this group was the performance of Georg Friedrich Haas’ ›In Vain‹ at the Rothko Chapel. Another significant moment in his musical career has been a performance with Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Ensemble in 2018. This collaboration piqued his interest in free improvisation, which has since played an important role in his musical development.During the last decade, Jakob was part of numerous chamber music projects around Europe and the USA. He is privileged to play in both the OvAnima Trio and the Rothko String Quartet whose members are close friends of his.

Piano

Artem Yasynskyy

Artem Yasynskyy was born in 1988 in Ukraine into a family of professional musicians. At age seven he was accepted at as a pupil of Albina Oryshchuk at the Special School for Gifted Children in Donetsk and gave his first public concert aged eight. He graduated at the Donetsk Prokofiev State Musical Academy with Honours.

From 2010 Yasynskyy continued postgraduate piano studies at the University of the Arts in Bremen with Professor Patrick O’Byrne. During his study he was supported by the Keyboard Charitable Trust, Clavarte Foundation and the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben.

Yasynskyy is the recipient of numerous awards and competition prizes. The Gold Medal at the Cincinnati World Piano Competition paved the way to his debut at Carnegie Hall. A further success at the Theodor Leschetizky Competition led to his first commercial recording, a CD for the Grand Piano Label featuring works by Józef Hofmann. His second CD with pieces of Domenico Scarlatti was published in January 2018 by the Naxos Label.

He won prizes at competitions such as the Honens International Piano Competition in Calgary, the Gian Battista Viotti Competition in Vercelli, the Sendai International Music Competition and the Horowitz International Piano Competition in Kiev.

Concert appearances have taken him throughout Ukraine, Germany, Canada, the USA, Italy, Spain, South Korea, Greece, Japan and Russia. He has appeared at diverse international music festivals, including the Honens Festival, Husum Festival, Paderewski Festival, Gina Bachauer Concert Series.

Viola

Jürgen Winkler

Jürgen Winkler is an enthusiastic Go player. This passion has awakened in him an affinity for traditional Japanese culture, so that both musically and privately he especially looks forward to the orchestra’s trips to Japan.

Alongside his fulfilling musical work with The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen, Jürgen Winkler is also interested in the non-musical, entrepreneurial side and was active on the management board for many years. For example, he was principally responsible for producing the vinyl disc of the Beethoven Symphony cycle with Paavo Järvi.

Very unusually for a present-day professional orchestra player, Jürgen Winkler came to The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen from the Young German Philharmonic in 1982 while he was still studying Mathematics, Biology and Geography in Tübingen. He subsequently switched subjects and studied the viola with Serge Collot and Emile Cantor.

He completed his musical training with various masterclasses and intensive quartet training under the tuition of the Melos Quartet and the LaSalle Quartet.

Alongside his orchestra activities, Jürgen Winkler’s musical passion is chamber music and playing in ensembles for Early Music.