At last – after six months of forced shut-down our musicians are back performing for a live-audience:
Ewa Strusińska conducted the Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie in their first symphony concerts between September 11 and 18. Jean-François Heisser played together with Bertrand Chamayou and the Labèque sisters in the opening concert on Sept. 15 of the festival Ravel in Saint-Jean-de-Luz. Piotr Pławner performed three concerts this month with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Łodz and as play-conduct with Sinfonia Iuventus in Warsaw. Zofia Neugebauer returned to the stage with concerts at the festival Krzyżowa Music and at the Summer Music Academy in Hundisburg. The Duo Brüggen-Plank received enthusiastic applause for their interpretation of Enescu’s third sonata at the Pianosalon Christophori on Sept. 17. Ania Vegry will be the soloist in a new production of Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine on September 24 at the Anhaltisches Theater Dessau. And on October 3rd, Svetoslav Borisov will conduct the premiere of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette at the Opera in Magdeburg.
As early as June, Shao-Chia Lü and his Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra were celebrated for their performance of Mahler’s 9th symphony and on July 14, Adolfo Gutiérrez Arenas played – together with Christopher Park – all Beethoven cello sonatas with no intermission at the Festival Música y Danza in Granada.