Odysseia

11-19 August 2022

Homer’s epos of Odysseus and his journey back home to Ithaka is a tale as old as time. We all know the story that stands for the greatness of human endurance, strength and ingenuity. The mindset of never giving up and overcoming all adversity and even godly obstacles is the basis of this story, but its message is relatable to the most current of events.

With this theme, we want to highlight the journey that people embark on in the most difficult and unpredictable of circumstances in hope for a better tomorrow. Whether that journey is literal or emotional, human life is a series of journeys filled with experiences that shape our identity.

Programme

16.08

Return

21:00

  • Thomas Simaku
    Albanian Folk Song “My Beautiful Morea”
    Arranged for clarinet and guitar by Thomas Simaku
  • Petrit Çeku, guitar
    Sebastian Manz, clarinet

 

  • Max Reger
    Das Agnus Dei [The lamb of God], Op. 138, No. 6 from Acht geistliche Gesänge [Eight sacred songs]
    Arranged for clarinet and string quartet by Sebastian Manz
  • Sebastian Manz, clarinet
    Clémence de Forceville, violin
    Rosanne Philippens, violin
    Sindy Mohamed, viola
    Vashti Hunter, cello

 

  • Joaquín Rodrigo
    Tres pequeñas piezas [Three small pieces] for Guitar Solo
    1. Ya se van los pastores
    2. Por caminos de Santiago
    3. Pequeña sevillana
  • Petrit Çeku, guitar 

 

  • Max Reger
    Nachtlied [Evening song] Op. 138, No. 3 from Acht geistliche Gesänge [Eight sacred songs]
    Arranged for clarinet and string quartet by Sebastian Manz
  • Sebastian Manz, clarinet
    Clémence de Forceville, violin
    Rosanne Philippens, violin
    Sindy Mohamed, viola
    Vashti Hunter, cello

 

  • Johannes Brahms
    Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34
    1. Allegro non troppo
    2. Andante, un poco adagio
    3. Scherzo. Allegro-Trio
    4. Finale. Poco sostenuto-Allegro non troppo
  • Rosanne Philippens, violin
    Clémence de Forceville, violin
    Adrien La Marca, viola
    Timotheos Gavriilidis-Petrin, cello
    Kiveli Dörken, piano 
17.08

Wanderings

12:00

  • Zoltán Kodály
    Esti dal [Evening song]
    Arranged for clarinet quintet by Sebastian Manz
  • Sebastian Manz, clarinet
    Clémence de Forceville, violin
    Rosanne Philippens, violin
    Sindy Mohamed, viola
    Vashti Hunter, cello

 

  • Sofia Gubaidulina
    Serenade for Guitar Solo 
  • Petrit Çeku, guitar 

 

  • Arcangelo Corelli
    Sonata in D Minor, Op. 5, No. 12, “La Folia” Variations
    Arranged for guitar and cello by Valter Dešpalj
  • Petrit Çeku, guitar
    Timotheos Gavriilidis-Petrin, cello

 

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581
    1. Allegro
    2. Larghetto
    3. Menuetto
    4. Allegretto con variazioni
  • Sebastian Manz, clarinet
    Clémence de Forceville, violin
    Byol Kang, violin
    Sindy Mohamed, viola
    Vashti Hunter, cello
17.08

Trials

21:00

  • Jean-Philippe Rameau
    Les Cyclopes from Pièces de clavecin [Works for harpsichord]
  • Kiveli Dörken, piano

 

  • Claude Debussy
    Sirènes (Sirens) from Trois nocturnes
    Arranged for piano solo by Gustave Samazeuilh
  • Danae Dörken, piano

 

  • Dmitri Shostakovich
    Two Pieces for String Octet, Op. 11
    1. Prelude
    2. Scherzo 
  • Byol Kang, violin
    Rosanne Philippens, violin
    Jonian Ilias Kadesha, violin
    Clémence de Forceville, violin
    Adrien La Marca, viola
    Sindy Mohamed, viola
    Timotheos Gavriilidis-Petrin, cello
    Benedict Klöckner, cello

 

  • Felix Mendelssohn
    String Quintet No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 87
    1. Allegro vivace
    2. Andante scherzando
    3. Adagio e lento
    4. Allegro molto vivace
  • Antje Weithaas, violin
    Jonian Ilias Kadesha, violin
    Sindy Mohamed, viola
    Adrien La Marca, viola
    Vashti Hunter, cello 
18.08

Young People’s Concert

Transformations

19:00

18.08

Penelope

21:00

  • Antonio Caldara
    Come raggio di sol [Like a sunbeam]
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Sei du mein Trost [Βe my comfort], K. 391
    Alessandro Scarlatti
    Già il sole dal Gange [The sun over the Ganges] from L’ honestà negli amori [Honesty in love affairs]
    Franz  Schubert
    Gretchen am Spinnrade [Gretchen at the spinning wheel], D. 118
    Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt (Lied der Mignon) [Only he who knows longing (Mignon’s song)],  D. 877, No. 4 
  • Danae Kontora, soprano
    Danae Dörken, piano
    Kiveli Dörken, piano

 

  • Johann Kaspar Mertz
    An Malvina [To Malvina] for Guitar Solo from Bardenklänge [Bardic \ sounds], Op. 13 
  • Petrit Çeku, guitar

 

  • Richard Strauss
    Die Nacht [Night], Op. 10, No. 3
    Amor [Cupid], Op. 68, No. 5
    Morgen [Tomorrow], Op. 27, No. 4
    Claude Debussy
    Apparition
    Henri Duparc
    Lamento
    Chanson triste [Song of sadness] 
  • Danae Kontora, soprano
    Danae Dörken, piano
    Kiveli Dörken, piano

 

  • Eibhlís Farrell
    Penelope Weaving for Viola Solo
  • Sindy Mohamed, viola

 

  • Attik
    Apo mesa pethamenos [Dead from the inside]
    Michalis Sougioul
    As erhosoun gia ligo [If you could come for a while] 
  • Danae Kontora, soprano
    Danae Dörken, piano
    Kiveli Dörken, piano
19.08

Ithaca

21:00

  • Franz Schubert
    Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat Major, D. 898
    1. Allegro moderato
    2. Andante, un poco mosso
    3. Scherzo. Allegro-Trio
    4. Rondo. Allegro vivace
  • Jonian Ilias Kadesha, violin
    Benedict Klöckner, cello
    Danae Dörken, piano

 

  • Costas Mantzoros, Nickos Harizanos
    Ithaca (world premiere)
    Work for actor / narrator, string trio and prerecorded material
    Actor / Narrator: Giorgos Giannarakos
  • Rosanne Philippens, violin
    Adrien La Marca, viola
    Benedict Klöckner, cello

 

  • Arnold Schönberg
    Verklärte Nacht [Transfigured night], Op. 4 
  • Antje Weithaas, violin
    Byol Kang, violin
    Adrien La Marca, viola
    Sindy Mohamed, viola
    Benedict Klöckner, cello
    Timotheos Gavriilidis-Petrin, cello

Petrit Çeku

Guitar

Petrit Çeku

Petrit Çeku

Guitar

 Petrit Çeku’s exquisite sensibility and expressiveness have attracted and engaged audiences worldwide. He has performed many recitals throughout Europe and North America, and was a soloist with major symphonic orchestras, such as Baltimore Symphony, Czech Chamber Philharmonic, State Hermitage Orchestra of St. Petersburg and Zagreb Philharmonic. He also appears regularly with the famed string ensemble Zagreb Soloists and is a founding member of Guitar Trio Elogio, established in 2008.

Hailed by guitar critic Colin Cooper as “a soloist of the highest ability”, Çeku is the first prize winner of many international guitar competitions, including the most prestigious ones like Parkening (Malibu, USA), Schadt (Allentown, USA), Biasini (Bologna, Italy), and Pittaluga (Alessandria, Italy).

Born in 1985 in Prizren, Kosovo, Çeku took his first guitar lessons with Luan Sapunxhiu. In 2002, he moved to Zagreb, Croatia, after receiving an invitation to study with Xhevdet Sahatxhija. In 2008, he graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Music, in the renowned class of Darko Petrinjak. He then went on to study with the great master Manuel Barrueco at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, USA, where he completed his studies in 2013.

Çeku’ s first cd was released in 2008 by Naxos. In May 2015, the Spanish label Eudora issued his recording of all six Bach Cello Suites,  arranged by Valter Dešpalj. Petrit Çeku plays on a Ross Gutmeier guitar.

Forceville Clémence de

Violin

Forceville Clémence de

Forceville Clémence de

Violin

Danae Dörken

Piano

Danae Dörken

Danae Dörken

Piano

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Called “the discovery of the year” by classical music magazine crescendo and “on her way to the very top” by concerti magazine, German-Greek pianist Danae Dörken is, at age twenty-nine, among the elite of internationally acclaimed artists of a new generation, electrifying audiences and peer musicians alike with her stunning technical skills, exceptional charisma and great profundity of her musical thinking. 

A uniquely gifted talent at very young age, Danae received the support of Lord Yehudi Menuhin when she was seven, and soon began to cause a stir at major European venues with her “sparkling joy of playing” (Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger). Following her studies with the internationally venerated teacher Karl-Heinz Kämmerling and with Lars Vogt, she is today a regular guest of major orchestras including the Munich Symphony, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Norrlandsoperan Symphony and Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra. 

She has performed to great critical acclaim at London‘s Wigmore Hall, the Vienna Konzerthaus, KKL Lucerne, Cologne Philharmonie, Philharmonie Essen, Gasteig in Munich, Konzerthaus Berlin, Bozar Brussels, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Frankfurt Alte Oper and others.

Danae Dörken also performs regularly at major festivals including Kissinger Sommer, Schwetzingen festival, LuganoMusica, Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival, Piano Espoo Finland, Piano aux Jacobins in Toulouse, at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Rheingau Musikfestival, Lucerne Piano Festival and others. 

Danae’s groundbreaking recording of Piano Concertos by Mozart and Mendelssohn was released in 2016, to raving critical acclaim. Her solo recording of fantasies by Schumann, Schubert und C.P.E. Bach was nominated for on ICMA Award. Her 2012 debut CD, featuring solo works by Leoš Janáček, received equally enthusiastic reviews. Her current two albums “EAST and WEST” (also on ARS Produktion) and “Between Nostalgia and Revolution” (GENUIN) were nominated for an ICMA Award, the Opus Klassik Award and the German Record Critics’ Award

Danae Dörken is co-founder of the Molyvos International Music Festival.

Kiveli Dörken

Piano

Kiveli Dörken

Kiveli Dörken

Piano

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Kiveli Dörken, born 1995, has been playing piano since the age of five. Her first teacher was Marina Kheifets. Since 2003 she was a student of Karl-Heinz Kämmerling at the University of Drama, Music and Media Ηanover (HMTM). Following her professor’s death in 2012 she continues her studies in HMTM under Lars Vogt. Kiveli won the International Steinway Competition in Hamburg as the youngest participant ever at the age of five and proceeded to take First Prize in the International Grotrian Steinweg Competition for six consecutive years. She received several first prizes with maximum scores at the German Competition for Young Talent Jugend musiziert, at the International Competition of the European Piano Teachers Association (EPTA) in Croatia and the International Piano Competition for the Rotary Youth Music Prize. Kiveli has earned scholarships from the Werner Richard-Dr. Carl Dörken Foundation (no relations), the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben, the Festival Spannungen and the International Music Academy Liechtenstein. At the age of eight, she gave her first concert with an orchestra. She now performs on a regular basis (including with her sister Danae) in all major halls and festivals in Europe, as well as in China and the USA. She has been filmed by Arte and the WDR. Kiveli has performed for Dalai Lama and Angela Merkel. The critics describe her music as “a kaleidoscope of feelings and tonal diversities”.

Timotheos Gavriilidis-Petrin

Cello

Timotheos Gavriilidis-Petrin

Timotheos Gavriilidis-Petrin

Cello

Vashti Hunter

Cello

Vashti Hunter

Vashti Hunter

Cello

Born in London into a musical family, cellist Vashti Hunter is currently based in Berlin and enjoys a ver- satile career as soloist and chamber musician, being invited regularly to play in some of the world’s leading music festivals and concert halls. She is the first British cellist ever to be awarded a prize at the International Cello Competition ‘Prague Spring’ in its 65 year history.

Next season’s highlights include performances at the Wigmore Hall and LSO St.Lukes in London, a tour of the USA and a return to the Royal Festival Hall, where she will play Haydn Cello Concerto in C Major. She will also make appearances at the Lockenhaus Festival in Austria and at the Essen Philharmonie in Germany with BBC Young Generation Artist, soprano Katharina Konradi.

Vashti has performed in prestigious halls throughout Europe, including the Wigmore Hall in London, Schoenbrunn Palace in Vienna, Rudolfinum Prague, Salle Moliere in Lyon, the Philharmonie and the Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin. She has played as a soloist with orchestras such as the the Göttingen Sym- phony Orchestra, Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim, Pilsen Philharmonic and CHAARTS and has worked with conductors such as Gabor TákácsNagy and Antonello Manacorda.

Much in demand as both soloist and chamber musician, Vashti has been invited to important festivals such as PODIUM, Lockenhaus, Ernen, Davos, Heidelberger Frühling, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpom- mern, Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music UK, Boswiler Sommer and the Shanghai Chamber Music Fes- tival. She has collaborated with eminent artists including Steven Isserlis, Martha Argerich, Ivry Gitlis, Pekka Kuusisto, Ilya Gringolts, Erich Hörbarth, Nicolas Altstaed and Vilde Frang. In 2010 Vashti co-foun- ded Trio Gaspard together with Greek-Albanian violinist Jonian Ilias Kadesha and German-British pianist Nicholas Rimmer. The piano trio has won first prizes in the ‘Haydn’ and ‘Joachim’ international compe- titions and perform regularly in some of the world’s most important halls.

An experienced orchestral player, she has been invited as guest principal cellist of the Olso Philharmo- nic Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Salzburg, Camerata Bern, Amsterdam Sinfonietta and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. She is principal cellist of the Kammerakadamie Potsdam and is invited regularly to play with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.

In 2015 Vashti completed a ‘Konzertexamen’ degree with Leonid Gorokhov in Hannover where she was supported by generous awards from the Leverhulme Trust and Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben. She stu- died chamber music with Hatto Beyerle, attended the European Chamber Music Academy and studied for many years with Steven Isserlis at IMS Prussia Cove.

Between 2017 and 2019 she taught chamber music at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manches- ter and cello at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover.

Jonian Ilias Kadesha

Violin

Jonian Ilias Kadesha

Jonian Ilias Kadesha

Violin

“To regard him simply as a huge talent is not enough; there is an element of pure genius in this young man.”
Harald Eggebrecht, Süddeutsche Zeitung

Jonian Ilias Kadesha has Greek-Albanian roots and lives in Berlin. The young musician not only speaks Greek, Albanian, German and English but also has a keen interest in philosophy and rhetoric.

His playing is characterized by stylistic accuracy and exactness in his articulation, in the interpretation of early to contemporary works. With boundless sound imagination Kadesha is always in search of something new.

He is a prizewinner at Deutscher Musikwettbewerb, Windsor International and the Leopold Mozart Violin Competition.

The young violinist recently made his debut with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in the Tivoli Copenhagen, with the RTE Orchestra at the National Concert Hall Dublin, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the New Russian State Orchestra under Yuri Bashmet and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe at the Kronberg Festival. Kadesha made his debut with the Athens State Orchestra in autumn 2019 performing Skalkottas’ Violin Concerto, whose Small Suites he has recorded for CAvi-music together with works by Enescu and Ravel.

His next recording project together with cellist Vashti Hunter, in cooperation with Deutschland Radio, will be published by CAvi-music in the spring of 2020 and is dedicated to works for violin and cello by Honegger, Skalkottas, Xenakis and Kodaly.

Jonian Ilias Kadesha already appears in major concert halls and well-known festivals throughout Europe, such as the London Wigmore Hall, Handelsbeurs Concertzaal Gent, Louvre Paris, Philharmonie Berlin, Salle Moliere Lyon, Salle Garnier Montecarlo, and the Golden Hall Augsburg as well as the Schubertiade, the Heidelberger Frühling, the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Boswiler Sommer, Mantua Chamber Music Festival or the Resonances Festival in Belgium, among others.

Kadesha has performed with orchestras such as the Munich Radio Orchestra, the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestras Lübeck and Coburg as well as the Albanian and Greek radio orchestras.

Chamber music connects him with renowned musicians such as Martha Argerich, Steven Isserlis, Nicolas Altstaedt, Thomas Demenga and Gábor Takács-Nagy, Ilya Gringolts and Pekka Kuusisto. He was also heard in Kronberg’s Chamber Music Connects the World and the Verbier Academy Festival. Jonian Ilias Kadesha is co-founder of the award-winning Trio Gaspard, which is a regular guest at festivals and music centers in Europe and the United States.

Kadesha studies with Antje Weithaas at the Kronberg Academy. His previous teachers included Salvatore Accardo, Grigori Zhislin and Ulf Wallin. He studied chamber music with Hatto Beyerle in Hannover and at the European Chamber Music Academy. Masterclasses with Ferenc Rados, Steven Isserlis, Ivry Gitlis, Leonidas Kavakos and Eberhard Feltz complete his studies. Since 2018, Kadesha has been supported by the Young Classical Artists Trust in the United Kingdom.

Jonian Ilias Kadesha plays a violin by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini (1749), on private loan.

Byol Kang

Violin

Byol Kang

Byol Kang

Violin

Born in Salzburg as the daughter of South Korean musicians and raised in Germany, Byol Kang received her first violin instruction at the age of eight. Already four years later, Byol Kang debuted as soloist with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra at the Berlin Philharmonie and has since appeared at prestigious concert halls such as the Beethovenhalle Bonn, Konzerthaus Berlin, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Bremer Glocke, Meistersingerhalle Nürnberg, the Konzerthaus Vienna and the Carnegie Hall New York.!

After obtaining her degree with distinction under Michael Gaiser at Robert-Schumann-Hochschule Düsseldorf, she continued her studies for Konzertexamen from 2010-2013 at the Musikhochschule „Hanns Eisler“ Berlin with Antje Weithaas. During this time, she was also her teaching assistant. !

Byol Kang was the only soloist chosen as first prize winner from 13 categories at the German Music Competition in 2009. She is also laureate of international violin competitions such as “Henri Marteau” in Hof/ Germany, “Premio Rodolfo Lipizer” in Gorizia/Italy, “Valsesia Musica” in Varallo/ Italy and “Max Rostal” in Berlin.!

As a dedicated chamber musician, Byol Kang has performed in various constellations among others at pianist Lars Vogt’s festival „Spannungen“ in Heimbach, Heidelberger Frühling, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, PODIUM Festival in Esslingen and numerous recitals throughout Germany. !

Her debut CD with pianist Boris Kusnezow was released in 2010 by the label GENUIN. Two years later, the Duo was awarded a Fellowship by the Borletti-Buitoni Trust in London, which supports outstanding young musicians by funding tailor-made projects, such as their second CD „Romantic Impressions“ with works by J.Brahms, C.Schumann and E.Greig. It was released in January 2015.!

Since the season 2016/17, Byol is concertmaster of the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin.!

Benedict Klöckner

Cello

Benedict Klöckner

Benedict Klöckner

Cello

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Benedict Kloeckner is a highly regarded representative of the new generation of cellists, a great voice for his instrument, which he performs worldwide.
He is performing with renowned orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic, German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, the NDR and Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestras, the Kremerata Baltica and the Munich chamber orchestra, working with conductors such as Christoph Eschenbach, Howard Griffiths, Ingo Metzmacher, Michael Sanderling and Heinrich Schiff.

Championed by such maestros as Daniel Barenboim and Sir Simon Rattle, he performs at venues including the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Carnegie Hall in New York, Symphony Hall in Chicago, John. F Kennedy Center in Washington, Tonhalle Zurich, Cadogan Hall and the Barbican Centre in London, Athenäum Bukarest, Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Musikverein Wien.

A keen chamber musician, Benedict has performed with artists such as Sir András Schiff, Anne Sophie Mutter, Gidon Kremer, Christoph Eschenbach, Antoine Tamestit, Emmanuel Ax, Fazil Say, Lisa Batiashvili and Yuri Bashmet.

2021 he will play a 6 Bach suites integral at Berlin Philharmonic hall, Frankfurt Alte Oper and tour South Africa with the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra. Furthermore he gives his Debut in Japan with several concerts at Suntory Hall Tokio.
In October 2021 Brilliant classics releases his recording of the Bach Cello Suites.
Benedict Kloeckner studied with Martin Ostertag, and as a young soloist of the Kronberg Academy Masters with Frans Helmerson and Gary Hoffman. He plays an Italian Cello by Francesco Rugeri (Cremona 1690), formerly played by Maurice Gendron.

Danae Kontora

Soprano

Danae Kontora

Danae Kontora

Soprano

Marca Adrien La

Viola

Marca Adrien La

Marca Adrien La

Viola

Sebastian Manz

Clarinet

Sebastian Manz

Sebastian Manz

Clarinet

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Sebastian Manz, international soloist, chamber musician and solo clarinetist with the SWR Symphony Orchestra, had his big breakthrough with his sensational success at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich in September 2008.  He wins not only first prize in the Clarinet category, which had not been awarded for forty years, but also the coveted Audience Prize and other special prizes. With his partner Martin Klett at the piano, he had also won the German Music Competition just a few months before. Since then, he was awarded thrice with the ECHO Classic Award for his outstanding album releases.

His discography includes numerous awards underscoring Manz’ intuition for details and overarching concepts. The album A Bernstein Story, released in 2019 (Berlin Classics) as a collaboration with Sebastian Studnitzky, presents arrangements as well as original compositions of both musicians and is placed in between classical and jazz music. Manz’ new album with clarinet concertos by Carl Nielsen and Magnus Lindberg was being released in September 2020 on Berlin Classics. For this recording, Magnus Lindberg conducts his clarinet concerto himself. 

Being the grandson of the Russian violinist Boris Goldstein and the son of two pianists, born in Hanover in 1986, Manz’s musical roots are in his German-Russian family background. He begins singing in a boys’ choir at the age of six. He first learns the piano, which he plays very well, but soon concentrates on the clarinet. Among his most important teachers and supporters are the acclaimed clarinetists Sabine Meyer and Rainer Wehle.

Sindy Mohamed

Viola

Sindy Mohamed

Sindy Mohamed

Viola

Rosanne Philippens

Violin

Rosanne Philippens

Rosanne Philippens

Violin

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Rosanne Philippens is an extraordinary communicator, with an innate musicality and an infectiously joyful yet sincere approach to music-making.  She is in high demand across the Netherlands where she performs regularly in the major halls and series both as soloist and chamber musician.  She is also a keen play/director and recently made her debut with the Orchestre National de Lyon leading the orchestra in a hugely successful performance of The Seasons by Vivaldi and Piazzolla in Lyon’s Auditorium receiving the highest praise from players and management.  Philippens’s playing is refined, exuberant and profound, and was described by the Dutch daily paper De Telegraaf as “energetic, sensitive and flawless.”

Highlights of her 20/21 season include returns to the Orchestre National de Lyon to play/direct and to the St Gallen Symphony. Recent highlights include performances with the Rotterdam Philharmonic at De Doelen, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic in the prestigious Zaterdag Matinee series and the Residentie Orkest both in The Hague and at the Concertgebouw Hall, Amsterdam.

In recital and chamber music, Philippens plays with artists such as István Vardai, Amihai Grosz, Julien Quentin, Kian Soltani, Camille Thomas and Edgar Morreau in festivals and halls across Europe.  A strong believer in breaking down barriers in classical music, she runs her own concert series ‘The Amsterdam Salon Pop-Up’, presenting high-quality concerts in carefully sought-out and unusual locations in an intimate salon atmosphere.

Philippens records exclusively for Channel Classics and all her recordings have received glowing praise.

Rosanne Philippens was taught from an early age by Anneke Schilt at the Amstelveen music school. She continued her studies at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and the Hanns Eisler Academy in Berlin with Coosje Wijzenbeek, Vera Beths, Anner Bylsma and Ulf Wallin, receiving the highest distinction from both institutes.  Philippens won first prize at the Dutch National Violin Competition in 2009 and the Freiburg International Violin Competition in 2014.

Philippens plays on the 1727 Barrere Stradivarius, thanks to the generous support of the Elise Mathilde Foundation.

Antje Weithaas

Violin

 Antje Weithaas

Antje Weithaas

Violin

Retrospective

2021
Liberty

2020
Synchronicity

2019
Dia-Logos

2018
Genesis

2017
Catharsis

2016
Crossroads

2015
Metamorphoses