• Fri. 03.02.
  • 8.00 p.m.
  • Bremen
    ·Die ›Kammer-Philharmonie‹
    ·Gesamtschule Bremen-Ost

Modern Classics

1st Chamber concert

Works inter alia by Mozart and Schönberg

Programme

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
    • Trio for piano and viola in E flat major K 498 ›Kegelstatt-Trio‹
    • Arnold Schönberg (1874–1951)
    • ›Pierrot lunaire‹ op. 21
    • Arnold Schönberg
    • Chamber Symphony No. 1 op. 9 (version for piano quintet)
    • Cabaret songs from 1910 to 1921
    • Victor Holländer (1866-1940)
    • Cherries in the Neighbour's Garden
    • Rudolf Nelson (1878-1960)
    • Murder in the Villa Marcuse
    • Walter Kollo (1878-1940)
    • O God! Men are so Stupid!
    • Rudolf Nelson
    • The Harlot and her Beaux

Recitative and Vocal

Katharina Rikus

On completion of her studies in Basel, Rome, Saarbrücken and the United States, this Swiss alto then became a member of the Kammeroper Frankfurt Ensemble, where she took the lead roles in early operas by Handel, Haydn, Mozart and Rossini. She also made guest appearances in Florence, at Bremen Theatre, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and at the Staatsoper in Stuttgart, where she appeared in the role of Antigone in the premiere of Younghi Pagh-Paan’s opera  ›Mondschatten‹. With members of the Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen, she has also performed Gustav Mahler’s ›Kindertotenlieder‹ and Richard Wagner’s ›Wesendoncklieder‹.

For many years, Katharina Rikus has been an ardent devotee of contemporary music. She has performed across Europe and with numerous contemporary music ensembles in works by Arnold Schönberg, Pierre Boulez, George Crumb and Klaus Huber. She has also performed at international contemporary music festivals and has premiered a series of works composed especially for her. Her artistic trajectory to date has seen her working together with renowned artists such as Kent Nagano, Nikolaus Lehnhoff, Lucas Vis and the Arditti Quartet. Katharina Rikus is a Swiss Musicians Association prizewinner and taught at Bremen College of Arts until 2018. She has been principal vocal trainer for the Girls Choir at Bremen Cathedral since 2016 and also teaches across Germany, Holland, Italy and Switzerland.

Flute

Bettina Wild

Bettina Wild moved from her native city of Münster to study the flute in Vienna, where she graduated ›with distinction‹ and received the Prize of Merit of the Austrian Ministry for Outstanding Artistic Achievements.

Subsequently she was a member of the Orchestra Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic. Following a brief appointment in Münster, she became a soloist with The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen in 1993.

She has also had a teaching assignment at the University of the Arts in Bremen since 1997 and gives masterclasses at the Orchesterzentrum Dortmund and the University of Music in Lübeck.

Clarinet

Marco Thomas

During his studies in Leipzig, Marco Thomas won the Gewandhaus Scholarship, became principal clarinet of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra and Scholarship student of the Berlin Philharmonic’s Karajan Academy. Aged 24, he became principal clarinet of the Berlin Philharmoniker. As principal clarinettist, he has also played with the Deutsche Symphonie Orchester Berlin, the NDR-Sinfonieorchester, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, with the Bamberg Symphoniker and the Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen, among many others. He has also performed with Claudio Abbado as a member of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra.

Thomas has also performed at many major festivals, including the Salzburg Easter Festival, The Aix en Provence Festival as well as the Schwetzinger Mozart Festival. He has played chamber music with well-known soloists such as Albrecht Meyer, Reiner Kussmaul and Renaud Capuçon, to name but a few. Marco Thomas has also recorded numerous CDs, including with the Berlin Philharmoniker and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, of which he is a founding member. There are also recordings of his chamber music including with Ensemble Clarinet News for the new Mozart complete recording series, released on Deutsche Grammophon. Since the year 2000, Marco Thomas has been professor of clarinet at Bremen College of Arts. In 2005 he founded the Norddeutschen Klarinettentage and in 2015 the Thüringen Klarinetten-Frühling, of which he is artistic director.

Violin/ Viola

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.

Furthermore he is concertmaster of the Sinfonietta Oldenburg and the orchestra ‚Sinfonia Concertante‘ in Bremen.

Violoncello

Marc Froncoux

Belgian cellist Marc Froncoux studied at the Music Colleges in both Brussels and Detmold, with Edmond Baert and Professor Andre Navarra respectively. He is the prize winner of several competitions such as the international Premio Vittorio Gui competition in Florence. On completing his studies, Marc Froncoux was appointed teacher of Professor Edmond Baert’s solo class in Brussels and also played solo cello at the Opera in Lucca, Italy.

Marc Froncoux has been solo cellist with The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen since 1998. In his adopted North German home, he conducts the Oldenburg Chamber Orchestra and is regularly involved in chamber music courses for amateurs.

Along with The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen he has guested in many concert venues in numerous international capitals. He is one of the section leaders in the orchestra and regularly performs in the orchestra’s series of chamber music concerts.

In his free time, Marc Froncoux enjoys spending time in the country. He trains regularly for his trekking tours in the Himalayas, thus combining healthy exercise with his search for inner calm.

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.

Recitative and Vocal

Katharina Rikus

On completion of her studies in Basel, Rome, Saarbrücken and the United States, this Swiss alto then became a member of the Kammeroper Frankfurt Ensemble, where she took the lead roles in early operas by Handel, Haydn, Mozart and Rossini. She also made guest appearances in Florence, at Bremen Theatre, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and at the Staatsoper in Stuttgart, where she appeared in the role of Antigone in the premiere of Younghi Pagh-Paan’s opera  ›Mondschatten‹. With members of the Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen, she has also performed Gustav Mahler’s ›Kindertotenlieder‹ and Richard Wagner’s ›Wesendoncklieder‹.

For many years, Katharina Rikus has been an ardent devotee of contemporary music. She has performed across Europe and with numerous contemporary music ensembles in works by Arnold Schönberg, Pierre Boulez, George Crumb and Klaus Huber. She has also performed at international contemporary music festivals and has premiered a series of works composed especially for her. Her artistic trajectory to date has seen her working together with renowned artists such as Kent Nagano, Nikolaus Lehnhoff, Lucas Vis and the Arditti Quartet. Katharina Rikus is a Swiss Musicians Association prizewinner and taught at Bremen College of Arts until 2018. She has been principal vocal trainer for the Girls Choir at Bremen Cathedral since 2016 and also teaches across Germany, Holland, Italy and Switzerland.

Clarinet

Marco Thomas

During his studies in Leipzig, Marco Thomas won the Gewandhaus Scholarship, became principal clarinet of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra and Scholarship student of the Berlin Philharmonic’s Karajan Academy. Aged 24, he became principal clarinet of the Berlin Philharmoniker. As principal clarinettist, he has also played with the Deutsche Symphonie Orchester Berlin, the NDR-Sinfonieorchester, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, with the Bamberg Symphoniker and the Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen, among many others. He has also performed with Claudio Abbado as a member of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra.

Thomas has also performed at many major festivals, including the Salzburg Easter Festival, The Aix en Provence Festival as well as the Schwetzinger Mozart Festival. He has played chamber music with well-known soloists such as Albrecht Meyer, Reiner Kussmaul and Renaud Capuçon, to name but a few. Marco Thomas has also recorded numerous CDs, including with the Berlin Philharmoniker and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, of which he is a founding member. There are also recordings of his chamber music including with Ensemble Clarinet News for the new Mozart complete recording series, released on Deutsche Grammophon. Since the year 2000, Marco Thomas has been professor of clarinet at Bremen College of Arts. In 2005 he founded the Norddeutschen Klarinettentage and in 2015 the Thüringen Klarinetten-Frühling, of which he is artistic director.

Violoncello

Marc Froncoux

Belgian cellist Marc Froncoux studied at the Music Colleges in both Brussels and Detmold, with Edmond Baert and Professor Andre Navarra respectively. He is the prize winner of several competitions such as the international Premio Vittorio Gui competition in Florence. On completing his studies, Marc Froncoux was appointed teacher of Professor Edmond Baert’s solo class in Brussels and also played solo cello at the Opera in Lucca, Italy.

Marc Froncoux has been solo cellist with The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen since 1998. In his adopted North German home, he conducts the Oldenburg Chamber Orchestra and is regularly involved in chamber music courses for amateurs.

Along with The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen he has guested in many concert venues in numerous international capitals. He is one of the section leaders in the orchestra and regularly performs in the orchestra’s series of chamber music concerts.

In his free time, Marc Froncoux enjoys spending time in the country. He trains regularly for his trekking tours in the Himalayas, thus combining healthy exercise with his search for inner calm.