• Thu. 21.09.
  • 8.00 p.m.
  • Bremen
    ·Die ›Kammer-Philharmonie‹
    ·Gesamtschule Bremen-Ost

Youthful Exuberance

3rd Chamber concert

Works by Mendelssohn and Enescu

Programme

    • Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847)
    • Octet for solo strings in E flat major op. 20
    • George Enescu (1881–1955)
    • Octet op. 7 in C major

Violin

Sarah Christian

Sarah Christian’s wish is to convey the honest emotion and energy of classical music to her listeners. In her artistic life, she enjoys combining all influences, not having to compromise anything in her many roles as soloist, chamber musician, the Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen’s concert master or as Artistic Director of a chamber music series in her home town of Augsburg. Here she makes the highest demands on herself. Her focus, when studying scores, is always on the music itself, which she approaches with the greatest respect. Her most important teacher is Antje Weithaas, with whom she studied at the Hanns Eisler Music College in Berlin and whose assistant she later became. As professor, Sarah Christian supervises her own class at the Stuttgart College of Music and Performing Arts.

One of her greatest competition success is the ARD Music Competition 2017, at which she won 2nd Prize (no 1st prize was awarded). She also won the audience prize and the Munich Chamber Orchestra’s special prize. Sarah Christian has performed in many European countries, as well as in China, Japan, South America and The United States. As soloist, she has played with orchestras such as the Camerata Salzburg, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia. She gave her debut at Carnegie Hall with the Bavarian State Orchestra in March 2018. Her Debut CD (GENUIN, 2017), featuring Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 1 in F minor Op. 80 and Schubert’s C Major Fantasy has been greatly praised by the press »Sarah Christian’s solo debut is simply fantastic! This violinist has proven to be an extremely sensitive interpreter and she is technically quite simply unimpeachable.« (klassik.com).

Violin

Emma Yoon

Emma Yoon, born in South Korea, began learning the violin at the age of 5 in New Zealand. She was a junior student at the Pettman Junior Academy under Stephen Larsen, before gaining her Bachelor of Music at the University of Canterbury (NZ). In 2016, she graduated as a student of Professor Elisabeth Kufferath with a Master of Music from the University for Music, Drama and Media in Hanover and qualified for the post-graduate solo class. Emma Yoon has been a prizewinner in national competitions in New Zealand and was awarded the ROSL Arts/Pettman Scholarship. She has participated in numerous masterclasses and has performed solo and in chamber music ensembles in Europe, the US and New Zealand. In 2015/16, Emma won an internship with the NDR Radiophilharmonie Orchestra.

Violin

Saskia Niehl

Saskia Niehl began learning to play the violin at the age of five and has been active in numerous orchestras since the age of nine. She completed her bachelor’s degree at the Freiburg College of Music and her master’s degree in orchestral music at the University of the Arts, Berlin. This young violinist has been a member of the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie since 2016. She was concertmaster of the University Orchestras in Freiburg and Berlin and at Hanover College of Music, Media and the Arts where she is currently a member of Elisabeth Kufferath’s soloist class.

In addition, Saskia has performed as soloist with the Brandenburgische Staatsorchester Frankfurt (Oder) and has deputised with many other orchestras such as the Kammerakademie Potsdam or the Hamburg Camerata.

Saskia is also equally at home in the realm of chamber music. Since 2018, she has been a member of the NERIDA Quartet, with which she has already received several prizes, including the Boris Pergamenschikow Competition Berlin and the Orpheus Swiss Chamber Music Competition.

Violin

Jeffrey Armstrong

During his studies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Jeffrey Armstrong was awarded numerous prizes, most notably the Principal’s Prize for outstanding contribution to the life of the conservatoire. He is currently enrolled in the solo class of Elisabeth Kufferath at the Hanover College of Music, Media and the Arts. In addition, Jeffrey has worked with and received memorable masterclasses from musicians such as Leonidas Kavakos, Lawrence Power, Antje Weithaas, and Eberhard Feltz among others

As a soloist, this young violinist has already performed many concerts including with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, the Johannesburg Symphony Orchestra, and the Kwazulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra in South Africa. He recently won first prize in the UNISA National Music Competition, leading to a performance and recording with the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra. As a chamber musician, Jeffrey regularly appears as a guest at the Wye Valley Music Festival in England. This violinist is also involved in other projects including the Cape Chamber Music Collective, which he jointly founded in South Africa, as well as the musical education project ›Arco Project‹ for disadvantaged children in Soweto, Johannesburg.

Viola

Grace Leehan

Grace Leehan began violin lessons aged seven and received viola tuition from the age of eleven. She learned both instruments while studying for her bachelor’s degree at the University of Auckland with Stephen Larsen, where she was awarded ›First Class Honours‹ and the Senior Scholar Award. Grace finally decided to devote herself to the viola and continued her studies with Andra Darzinsat the Stuttgart College of Music and Performing Arts, where she is currently completing her master’s degree.
Although New Zealand is a small country, Grace received a comprehensive musical education which included chamber music, orchestra and also solo playing. Since chamber music is one of her passions, she has participated in various ensembles that have won awards at important competitions. In addition, Grace is also a successful soloist. As such, she has performed with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra National Youth Orchestra and the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra. She is also a prize-winner of the New Zealand National Concerto Competition and the Gisborne International Music Competition. She was also a member of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, which is where she became an academy student.

Viola

Christopher Rogers-Beadle

Violoncello

Tristan Cornut

Born in Paris, Tristan Cornut received his first cello lessons from Annie Cochet. He studied at the Paris Conservatorium under Roland Pidoux and at the University of Music in Stuttgart and Freiburg under Jean-Guihen Queyras.

He has won awards in a number of international competitions, including the Lutoslawski Competition, the Domnick Competition, the Gaspar Cassado Competition and the ARD Music Competition.

As a chamber musician he has played alongside Antonio Meneses, Salvatore Accardo, Bruno Giuranna and Miguel da Silva and he is a prizewinner in the chamber music competitions of Melbourne and Trondheim.

Tristan Cornut has performed as a soloist with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Resonanz, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Since 2012, he has been a principal at The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen.

In his free time he is interested in history and poetry.

Violoncello

Raphael Zinner

Raphael Zinner received his first cello lessons at the local music school aged four, and in the following years at Weimar’s specialist music school  ›Schloss Belvedere‹.  Since 2018, this cellist has been studying with Troels Svane at Lübeck College of Music. Participation in masterclasses by Peter Bruns, David Geringas, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt and Gustav Rivinius have also provided him with vital musical input. As the first ever three-time winner of ›Jugend musiziert‹, Raphael has also won numerous other prizes at international competitions such as the Heran Competition in the Czech Republic, the Liezen International Competition for Cello in Austria and the David Popper Cello Competition in Hungary. During the 2019/20 season, Raphael held an academy position with the Lübeck Philharmonic.

In addition to his solo playing, he is a passionate chamber musician. He has performed with his piano trio in the Berlin Philharmonie as well as in Boston and Washington. Together with his string quartet, he has performed at the Brahms Festival in Lübeck and at the Atlantic Festival. As prizewinner of the 27th Competition of the German Musical Instrument Fund, he plays a Genoa 1871 Niccolò Bianchi cello.

Violin

Sarah Christian

Sarah Christian’s wish is to convey the honest emotion and energy of classical music to her listeners. In her artistic life, she enjoys combining all influences, not having to compromise anything in her many roles as soloist, chamber musician, the Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen’s concert master or as Artistic Director of a chamber music series in her home town of Augsburg. Here she makes the highest demands on herself. Her focus, when studying scores, is always on the music itself, which she approaches with the greatest respect. Her most important teacher is Antje Weithaas, with whom she studied at the Hanns Eisler Music College in Berlin and whose assistant she later became. As professor, Sarah Christian supervises her own class at the Stuttgart College of Music and Performing Arts.

One of her greatest competition success is the ARD Music Competition 2017, at which she won 2nd Prize (no 1st prize was awarded). She also won the audience prize and the Munich Chamber Orchestra’s special prize. Sarah Christian has performed in many European countries, as well as in China, Japan, South America and The United States. As soloist, she has played with orchestras such as the Camerata Salzburg, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia. She gave her debut at Carnegie Hall with the Bavarian State Orchestra in March 2018. Her Debut CD (GENUIN, 2017), featuring Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 1 in F minor Op. 80 and Schubert’s C Major Fantasy has been greatly praised by the press »Sarah Christian’s solo debut is simply fantastic! This violinist has proven to be an extremely sensitive interpreter and she is technically quite simply unimpeachable.« (klassik.com).

Violin

Saskia Niehl

Saskia Niehl began learning to play the violin at the age of five and has been active in numerous orchestras since the age of nine. She completed her bachelor’s degree at the Freiburg College of Music and her master’s degree in orchestral music at the University of the Arts, Berlin. This young violinist has been a member of the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie since 2016. She was concertmaster of the University Orchestras in Freiburg and Berlin and at Hanover College of Music, Media and the Arts where she is currently a member of Elisabeth Kufferath’s soloist class.

In addition, Saskia has performed as soloist with the Brandenburgische Staatsorchester Frankfurt (Oder) and has deputised with many other orchestras such as the Kammerakademie Potsdam or the Hamburg Camerata.

Saskia is also equally at home in the realm of chamber music. Since 2018, she has been a member of the NERIDA Quartet, with which she has already received several prizes, including the Boris Pergamenschikow Competition Berlin and the Orpheus Swiss Chamber Music Competition.

Viola

Grace Leehan

Grace Leehan began violin lessons aged seven and received viola tuition from the age of eleven. She learned both instruments while studying for her bachelor’s degree at the University of Auckland with Stephen Larsen, where she was awarded ›First Class Honours‹ and the Senior Scholar Award. Grace finally decided to devote herself to the viola and continued her studies with Andra Darzinsat the Stuttgart College of Music and Performing Arts, where she is currently completing her master’s degree.
Although New Zealand is a small country, Grace received a comprehensive musical education which included chamber music, orchestra and also solo playing. Since chamber music is one of her passions, she has participated in various ensembles that have won awards at important competitions. In addition, Grace is also a successful soloist. As such, she has performed with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra National Youth Orchestra and the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra. She is also a prize-winner of the New Zealand National Concerto Competition and the Gisborne International Music Competition. She was also a member of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, which is where she became an academy student.

Violoncello

Tristan Cornut

Born in Paris, Tristan Cornut received his first cello lessons from Annie Cochet. He studied at the Paris Conservatorium under Roland Pidoux and at the University of Music in Stuttgart and Freiburg under Jean-Guihen Queyras.

He has won awards in a number of international competitions, including the Lutoslawski Competition, the Domnick Competition, the Gaspar Cassado Competition and the ARD Music Competition.

As a chamber musician he has played alongside Antonio Meneses, Salvatore Accardo, Bruno Giuranna and Miguel da Silva and he is a prizewinner in the chamber music competitions of Melbourne and Trondheim.

Tristan Cornut has performed as a soloist with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Resonanz, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Since 2012, he has been a principal at The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen.

In his free time he is interested in history and poetry.