Konrad von Abel & Ochestre des Régions Européennes
Among German conductors of his generation Konrad von Abel is a special case. From the late seventies on he was the closest collaborator of the legendary Romanian conductor Sergiu Celibidache who saw in him the most promising student he ever had. After Celibidache’s death in 1996 von Abel became the most sought after teacher for all those who wanted to learn about ‘musical phenomenology’, the authentic approach to a conscious way of making music as developped by Celibidache. As a conductor von Abel only appeared where his extraordinary conditions concerning rehearsal time etc. were fulfilled. In the French town Besançon he built up the Orchestre des Régions Européennes, a fabulous chamber orchestra of players from many nations. We video captured some of their concerts.
live recordings are available:
2001, Palais du Luxembourg, Paris | Henk Badings, Hindemith, F. Schubert
2002, Prinzregententheater München, Celibidache Festival
2004, July: Besançon and November: Lyon | R. Schwarz-Schilling, Heinrich Kaminski, H. Schubert
2005, April Mexico City, Opera House, Festival en el Centro Historico de Mexico | Roussel, v. Beethoven
2009, August: Bacau Philharmonic Orchestra | Brahms, Enescu, Strawinski (Firebird)
photos: Prinzregententheater München, 2002, Palais du Luxembourg, Paris, 2001
Rony Rogoff became famous as one of the world’s leading violinists. For many years he was the favourite violin soloist of the great Romanian conductor Sergiu Celibidache. Their performance of the violin concerto by Alban Berg is still sonsidered by many as the best ever documented. In the nineties Rogoff built up his chamber orchestra ‘La Scuola di Rony Rogoff’ in the Italian town Vicenza. In collaboration with the Teatro La Fenice they did an enthusiastically received live
recording CD set of the complete chamber music by Johannes Brahms. Then the orchestra settled in the Fondazione Cini in Venice under its new name Accademia Musicale di San Giorgio. We present three concert performances of the Accademia conducted by Rogoff in Salzburg (Mozart), Rome (Strauss, Bartók) and Venice (Schubert, Bartók) as well as a documentation of the CD recording of Anton Bruckner’s string quintet in the arrangement for string orchestra.
live recordings available
concerts in Venice, Rome, Munich and Salzburg
extra: Masterclass for strings and chamber music with Rony Rogoff, Gy, France 2004
photos: Castell ‘Sant Angelo, Rome, 2001 · Mozarteum, Salzburg. Salzburger Festspiele 2001
Isola di San Giorgio, Venice, 2002
Ariadne Daskalakis & Miri Yampolsky
An American violinist of Greek origin and former student of the late Szymon Goldberg, Ariadne Daskalakis lives in Berlin as leader of the Oriol Ensemble and of the Manon Quartet and is professor for violin at the Musikhochschule Cologne. She established a career as a solo violinist with ever rising fame and is a much sought after chamber musician. Listeners everywhere are attracted by her magic sound and pure phrasing. Her repertoire ranges from early baroque to contemporary music. Our documented performances include a concert with the Manon Quartet at “Innsbrucker Festwochen 2001” and a duo concert at Leitheimer Schlosskonzerte.
live recording available: Manon Quartett Berlin in Innsbruck, International Music Festival, 2001
photos: Ariadne Daskalakis, Miri Yampolsky, Schloss Leitheim, Kaisheim, 2001
Manon Quartett & Kristin von der Goltz, Innsbruck International Music Festival, 2001
Markus Theinert & Musikkorps der Bayerischen Polizei
As a virtuosic tuba player Markus Theinert gained experience in leading orchestras like the Berlin Philharmonic. He was already a notable conductor when he met Sergiu Celibidache who gave him deeper insights into the inner life of music. It meant a special challenge to him to make the Musikkorps der Bayerischen Polizei a leading wind ensemble with unique refinement of sound and phrasing. He also gives courses in the USA and Japan. We present him here in concert with an extensive programme of wind orchestra hits and rarities.
photo: Herkulessal der Residenz, München, 2001
MonteverdiChor München & Konrad von Abel
live recording June 28, 2003 · Evangelische Friedenskirche Starnberg
live recoring July 2004 . St. Anna Munich
Alejandro Vila & Munich Youth Symphony Orchestra
Argentinian conductor and bassoonist Alejandro Vila now conducting the Munich Youth Symphony Orchestra. He was a student of Sergiu Celibidache and Konrad von Abel. What he can get out of the young players you may experience in a live performance documentation of Dvorák’s seventh symphony.
photo: Herkulessal der Residenz, München, 2000