Programme

    • Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)
    • Symphony No. 96 in D major Hob I:96 ›Das Wunder‹
    • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
    • Concerto for piano and orchestra No. in 3 C minor op. 37
    • Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
    • Symphony No. 2 in D major op. 73

Piano

Lang Lang

The ›New York Times‹ describes him as »the hottest artist on the classical music planet«. There is no doubt that this Chinese-born pianist is one of the most outstanding classical musicians worldwide.

As pianist, pedagogue and philanthropist, he is also an engaged ambassador for the arts in the 21st century who, on the one hand performs concerts for audiences of millions – such as at the 2008 Beijing Olympics opening ceremony or sell-out concerts in international concert halls – and on the other, performing for a few hundred children in public schools. In addition to his long-standing partnerships with the world’s finest orchestras and conductors, Lang Lang always seeks out exchanges with artists of other genres – exemplified by performances with Metallica at the Grammy Awards or with jazz titan Herbie Hancock. Lang Lang’s boundless drive to win new audiences for classical music has earned him enormous recognition, also in the form of many awards.

For many years, Lang Lang has also made a capacious contribution to children’s musical education. For example, with the ›Lang Lang International Music Foundation‹, founded in 2008 and whose goal it is to train the top pianists of the future and inspire young people to discover classical music. In 2013, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon appointed Lang Lang as UN Peace Envoy, to promote education worldwide. Lang Lang himself began learning the piano aged 3. As a teenager, he studied in the USA. He became an overnight star when, aged only 17, he stepped in at the last minute at the  ›Gala of the Century‹ and performed Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto. Lang Lang gave his debut performance with the Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen in 2016. This year’s concert with the star pianist is part of a small joint tour the artist and the orchestra are undertaking.

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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

Lang Lang

The ›New York Times‹ describes him as »the hottest artist on the classical music planet«. There is no doubt that this Chinese-born pianist is one of the most outstanding classical musicians worldwide.

As pianist, pedagogue and philanthropist, he is also an engaged ambassador for the arts in the 21st century who, on the one hand performs concerts for audiences of millions – such as at the 2008 Beijing Olympics opening ceremony or sell-out concerts in international concert halls – and on the other, performing for a few hundred children in public schools. In addition to his long-standing partnerships with the world’s finest orchestras and conductors, Lang Lang always seeks out exchanges with artists of other genres – exemplified by performances with Metallica at the Grammy Awards or with jazz titan Herbie Hancock. Lang Lang’s boundless drive to win new audiences for classical music has earned him enormous recognition, also in the form of many awards.

For many years, Lang Lang has also made a capacious contribution to children’s musical education. For example, with the ›Lang Lang International Music Foundation‹, founded in 2008 and whose goal it is to train the top pianists of the future and inspire young people to discover classical music. In 2013, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon appointed Lang Lang as UN Peace Envoy, to promote education worldwide. Lang Lang himself began learning the piano aged 3. As a teenager, he studied in the USA. He became an overnight star when, aged only 17, he stepped in at the last minute at the  ›Gala of the Century‹ and performed Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto. Lang Lang gave his debut performance with the Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen in 2016. This year’s concert with the star pianist is part of a small joint tour the artist and the orchestra are undertaking.

www.langlangofficial.com/

www.langlangfoundation.org

www.instagram.com/langlangpiano

www.facebook.com/langlangpiano

www.twitter.com/lang_lang