• Wed. 30.06.
  • 5.00 p.m.
  • Wiesbaden
    ·Kurhaus, Friedrich-von-Thiersch-Saal

Works by Beethoven and Stravinsky

Rheingau Musik Festival

Programme

    • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
    • Piano concerto No. 1 in D major op. 15
    • Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971)
    • Suite from the ballet ›Pulcinella‹ (new version)

Conductor

Paavo Järvi

Estonian conductor and Grammy Award winner Paavo Järvi has been Artistic Director of The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen, his only German orchestra, since 2004. One highlight of the collaboration were the celebrated concerts of the Beethoven cycle, which received critical acclaim worldwide. Järvi received numerous awards for the recordings, including the ›Echo Klassik‹ as ›Conductor of the Year‹ and the prestigious ›Annual Prize of the German Record Critics‹.

Following the Beethoven project, he and the orchestra tackled the symphonic works of Schumann and Brahms, which received similarly enthusiastic reviews. Paavo Järvi is also Principal Conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Advisor to the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and the Järvi Summer Festival in Pärnu, Estonia, and since 2019/20 Artistic Director of the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich. He regularly makes appearances as guest conductor with orchestras such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic orchestras, the Staatskappelle Dresden and the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago and the Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra. In 2015, he was named ›Artist of the Year‹ by the renowned British magazine Gramophone and the French magazine Diapason. In 2019, he received the ›Opus Klassik‹ as ›Conductor of the Year‹.

Piano

Khatia Buniatishvili

Born in Batumi, Georgia in 1987, this Georgian-French pianist began piano lessons at the age of three. At six, she gave her first concert with the Tbilisi Chamber Orchestra and by the ago of 10 was already performing abroad. She studied in Tiflis and Vienna and for many years has been performing with orchestras such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the BBC and London Symphony Orchestras, the NHK Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris, the Filarmonica della Scala and the Vienna Philharmonic as well as with many other top-class ensembles. She is also a regular guest performer at major festivals and in renowned concert halls across the world.

Following her Carnegie Hall debut in 2008, she gave concerts at the BBC Proms, the Salzburg Festival, the Menuhin Festival Gstaad and with the Progetto Martha Argerich in Lugano. In addition, Khatia Buniatishvili has worked with renowned conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Plácido Domingo, Kent Nagano and Vladimir Ashkenazy as well as many others. As a recitalist, this pianist has appeared in many of the world’s major concert halls including the Royal Festival Hall London, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and the Tonhalle Zürich.

Her latest CD with Sony Classical – ›Labyrinth‹ – was released in October 2020. In 2016 and 2012 she was awarded an Echo Klassik.

Conductor

Paavo Järvi

Estonian conductor and Grammy Award winner Paavo Järvi has been Artistic Director of The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen, his only German orchestra, since 2004. One highlight of the collaboration were the celebrated concerts of the Beethoven cycle, which received critical acclaim worldwide. Järvi received numerous awards for the recordings, including the ›Echo Klassik‹ as ›Conductor of the Year‹ and the prestigious ›Annual Prize of the German Record Critics‹.

Following the Beethoven project, he and the orchestra tackled the symphonic works of Schumann and Brahms, which received similarly enthusiastic reviews. Paavo Järvi is also Principal Conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Advisor to the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and the Järvi Summer Festival in Pärnu, Estonia, and since 2019/20 Artistic Director of the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich. He regularly makes appearances as guest conductor with orchestras such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic orchestras, the Staatskappelle Dresden and the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago and the Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra. In 2015, he was named ›Artist of the Year‹ by the renowned British magazine Gramophone and the French magazine Diapason. In 2019, he received the ›Opus Klassik‹ as ›Conductor of the Year‹.