• Fri. 25.09.
  • 7.30 p.m.

  • ·Bad Wörishofen
    ·Kurhaus

Works by Mendelssohn and Bach

Festival der Nationen – Opening concert

Programme

    • Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847)
    • Double concerto for two violins, strings and basso continuo in D minor BWV 1043
    • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
    • Violin concerto in E minor op. 64
    • Felix Mendelssohn
    • Symphony No. 3 in A minor op. 56 ›Schottische‹

Conductor

Felix Mildenberger

Sensitive, versatile and highly musical; these are just some of the attributes which distinguish Felix Mildenberger as conductor. Orchestras appreciate the deep seriousness in his relationship with the music as well as his keen musicianship and his refined nature. One of those is the London Symphony Orchestra, where Felix Mildenberger has been Assistant Conductor to Sir Simon Rattle, Francois Xaver Roth and Gianandrea Noseda since winning the last Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition in 2018 and where he has also conducted his own concerts.

Born in 1900, Felix Mildenberger began his musical training on the violin, viola and piano and between 2011 and 2015 studied Orchestral Conducting in Freiburg and Vienna. He has been Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Symphony Orchestra Crescendo Freiburg of which he is also a co-founder. For the 2019/20 season he follows Paavo Järvi as ›Assistant Conductor‹ with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich.

Among the highlights of the 2020/21 season feature his debuts with the Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen, the SWR Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Musikkollegium Winterthur as well as the New Year’s Concert with the HR Symphony Orchestra. He will be appearing with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra as Assistant to Fabio Luisi in Copenhagen. He will also be assisting Jukka-Pekka Saraste in the new production of Reimann’s ›Lear‹ at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich.

Violin

Julia Fischer

Julia Fischer has belonged to the world’s violin elite for twenty years. Her artistic diversity also emerges in her work as a pianist, chamber musician and professor. She is the first artist in the classical music world to found her own music platform the JF Club.

Born in Munich to German-Slovak parents, Julia Fischer received her first music lesson on the violin aged only 3. Soon afterwards, her mother Viera Fischer began taking piano lessons. At the age of 9, Julia Fischer became a junior pupil of the renowned violin professor Ana Chumachenco at the College of Music and Drama in Munich where, in 2011, she took over as Chumachenco’s successor.

Julia Fischer makes guest appearances with the most famous orchestras and conductors across the world. She is also an enthusiastic chamber musician, from which her quartet – with Alexander Sitkovetsky, Nils Mönkemeyer and Benjamin Nyffenegger – grew.

In 2017 Julia Fischer founded the JF Club, her own music platform – the only place to hear her new recordings – and where she regularly posts articles, videos and insights into her work through personal meetings. In doing so she is breaking new ground in the classical music market. As of the current season, the club’s first works will appear as a limited edition in an exclusive JF Club edition at Hässler Classic on Vinyl.

Julia Fischer plays a Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin (1742) and a new violin by Philipp Augustin (2018).

Violin

Louis Vandory

Louis Vandory was born in Munich in 1999 and at just eleven years old, was accepted as a junior student in Sonja Korkeala’s violin class at Munich College of Music and Drama. As well as the violin, Vandory also plays the viola and is currently studying with Julia Fischer, having received seminal developmental input from a number of masterclasses – including with Aaron Rosand, Donald Weilerstein, Vadim Gluzman, Ana Chumachenco and Augustin Hadelich – alongside regular tuition with Hatto Beyerle. This Jugend Musiziert multiple prize winner has been a Yehudi Menuhin – Live Music Now scholarship holder since 2016.

Vandory regularly performs chamber music on both instruments with artists such as Julia Fischer, Nils Mönkemeyer and the Goldmund Quartet. In autumn 2019 Vandory led the Munich Chamber Opera Orchestra for a recording with Daniel Behle and as soloist he has recently appeared with the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the Europamusicale Festival Strings and the Prague Chamber Orchestra. He gave his debut with Michael Sanderling and the Dresden Philharmonic in 2018, and in 2019 he appeared with Julia Fischer and the Chamber Academy Potsdam in the Berlin Philharmonie Chamber Music Hall.

Conductor

Felix Mildenberger

Sensitive, versatile and highly musical; these are just some of the attributes which distinguish Felix Mildenberger as conductor. Orchestras appreciate the deep seriousness in his relationship with the music as well as his keen musicianship and his refined nature. One of those is the London Symphony Orchestra, where Felix Mildenberger has been Assistant Conductor to Sir Simon Rattle, Francois Xaver Roth and Gianandrea Noseda since winning the last Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition in 2018 and where he has also conducted his own concerts.

Born in 1900, Felix Mildenberger began his musical training on the violin, viola and piano and between 2011 and 2015 studied Orchestral Conducting in Freiburg and Vienna. He has been Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Symphony Orchestra Crescendo Freiburg of which he is also a co-founder. For the 2019/20 season he follows Paavo Järvi as ›Assistant Conductor‹ with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich.

Among the highlights of the 2020/21 season feature his debuts with the Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen, the SWR Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Musikkollegium Winterthur as well as the New Year’s Concert with the HR Symphony Orchestra. He will be appearing with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra as Assistant to Fabio Luisi in Copenhagen. He will also be assisting Jukka-Pekka Saraste in the new production of Reimann’s ›Lear‹ at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich.

Violin

Louis Vandory

Louis Vandory was born in Munich in 1999 and at just eleven years old, was accepted as a junior student in Sonja Korkeala’s violin class at Munich College of Music and Drama. As well as the violin, Vandory also plays the viola and is currently studying with Julia Fischer, having received seminal developmental input from a number of masterclasses – including with Aaron Rosand, Donald Weilerstein, Vadim Gluzman, Ana Chumachenco and Augustin Hadelich – alongside regular tuition with Hatto Beyerle. This Jugend Musiziert multiple prize winner has been a Yehudi Menuhin – Live Music Now scholarship holder since 2016.

Vandory regularly performs chamber music on both instruments with artists such as Julia Fischer, Nils Mönkemeyer and the Goldmund Quartet. In autumn 2019 Vandory led the Munich Chamber Opera Orchestra for a recording with Daniel Behle and as soloist he has recently appeared with the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the Europamusicale Festival Strings and the Prague Chamber Orchestra. He gave his debut with Michael Sanderling and the Dresden Philharmonic in 2018, and in 2019 he appeared with Julia Fischer and the Chamber Academy Potsdam in the Berlin Philharmonie Chamber Music Hall.