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11th Musiksommer 2019

Frank Muschalle, now living in Berlin, Germany, has been on tour for more than 20 years. He has become one of the most popular boogie woogie pianists.

Frank was born in 1969. After 11 years studying classical piano he discovered the joys of boogie woogie at the age of 19. Since then he has devoted himself entirely to this music. The boogie woogie trio Ammons, Johnson and Lewis as well as pianists like Lloyd Glenn, Little Brother Montgomery or Cow Cow Davenport have deeply influenced his development. Within a short period of time Frank has acquired a fine reputation not only among insiders. Appearances on TV and radio have contributed to Frank´s remarkable success. As early as October 1995 his debut-CD,"Great Boogie Woogie News", was published by the Vienna label Document Records. Afterwards Frank gave performances in jazz clubs and festivals, on a tour of Austria with the Mojo Bluesband and Red Holloway, at concerts in the Jazzland and the Starclub (Vienna), and at concerts with Axel Zwingenberger, Vince Weber and Martin Pyrker. Quite soon Frank Muschalle outgrew his role as a local talent; invitations to concerts such as the "Stars of Boogie Woogie" - Festival in the Vienna Concert Hall speak for themselves. In March 1997 the second CD, "Battin´ The Boogie", came out, also published by Document Records. The production caused a sensation among international experts. In September 1998 Frank was invited on a two - week tour of South Carolina (USA) with the Mojo Bluesband. In the course of this tour, recordings with Jimmy McCracklin and Nappy Brown were made for Ripete Records (USA).

In 2002 the "40 - Years American - Folk - Blues - Festival Jubilee" took place in Germany and Frank played on this Tour with Blues-Stars Hubert Sumlin, Carey Bell, Bob Stroger and Lousiana Red. Two Month later, Frank was invited to the "Jumpin´at the Flagships" - Tour through all parts of Switzerland. He played there with Red Holloway, Jimmy Coe, Carrie Smith and Rusty Zinn. The Swiss TV recorded a one hour TV - Show of this performance. Highlight 2007 was the invitation for a tour through Paraguay, where Frank was invited together with Axel Zwingenberger. Frank and Axel were invited  again in 2008  and 2009 and they  performed in Paraguay and also in Bolivia. 2010 Frank got an Invitation to play concerts in Northafrica. And 2013, there was again an invitation to Paraguay. At this point of time, Frank has recorded 12 different cds and his musical style is well-known for its superb technical fireworks and subtle nuances. Time and again he creates an expectant atmosphere in his audience which is constantly heightened by the skilful changes of musical mood.

For all that, Frank Muschalle´s convincing and unaffected performances make dramatic stage effects superfluous - the music speaks for itself.

Exciting Classic Boggie Woogie

01. 6. 2019

“Wir machen die Musik die uns bewegt

und wollen damit die anderen bewegen.


Wir wünschen Ihnen wunderbare Momente!”




“We make music that touches us,

and like this we want to touch others.


We wish you wonderful moments!”




“Κάνουμε μουσική που μας αγγίζει

και έτσι θέλουμε να αγγίξουμε άλλους.


Σας ευχόμαστε υπέροχες στιγμές!”

Vuimera

14. 6. 2019

Martina Schaeffer is recognized today as one of Austria's most interesting guitarists. Her spirited, original interpretations have inspired lovers of both classical and contemporary guitar music. Schaeffer's outstanding talent and ability to grasp and convey emotions have surfaced from the very beginning of her musical career. Born in Austria in 1976, Schaeffer studied classical guitar at the Joseph Haydn Conservatory in her hometown of Eisenstadt, at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and at the University of Music in Lübeck, Germany. As a soloist as well as a member of the German band Lübecker Gitarrentrio, the young artist soon drew audiences' attention with her performances in live concerts, radio and TV shows and several CD and DVD productions.   www.konzertgitarre.at

Julia Stocker is born in Tyrol. In addition to her modern flute studies she is also dedicated to historical performance practice. Julia Stocker is a member of the ensemble "Modern Times, 1800" and "Polyphony T". Being a music teacher in the Lake Constance area, she has an engagement as flutist and piccolist at the Mannheim Philharmonic. A great love of her is chamber music, she plays in several woodwind ensemples for modern and ancient music.

12. 7. 2019

Bach Loves Tango

Celebration Concert: Piano & String Quartet

Gaelle Kouroupakis - Piano


Mani String Quartet



Gaelle Kouroupakis was born in France. She studied piano at the Conservatoire of Lorient and the Conservatoire de Region in Rennes, with Pierre Froment. She took the first prize in piano, chamber music and two pianos. While pursuing studies in musicology at the University of Rennes and the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris (Alfred Cortot) by Jean Micault piano and Geneviève Martigny in chamber music. She teaches piano at the Conservatoire of Redon and the Conservatoire de Region of Rennes. To date she has appeared in many musical events in Britain, in western France and Greece in piano solo, soloist with orchestra and chamber music. She gave five concerts Greek classical music in Britain and Paris helping the French public to discover the Greek classical music of the 19th and 20th century.

26. 7. 2019

Aris Alexander Blettenberg

Aris Alexander Blettenberg was born in Mülheim (Germany) in 1994. Currently, he studies piano with prof. Antti Siirala and conducting with prof. Bruno Weil at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich. He receives further musical impulses from prof. Andreas Groethuysen and prof. Julia Fischer.

In 2011, he made his debut as soloist with the Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra.

Aris is a prize winner of several (inter-)national competitions, laureate of the ''Ruhrpreis'' and scholar of the German National Academic Foundation. His published compositions are performed throughout Europe, as well as broadcoasted and released on CD.

As pianist he appeared i.a. at festivals in Finland, Greece and Hungary.

03. 8. 2019

Rhapsody in Blue

Chamber Music Delight & Strings in Motion

23 & 24. 8. 2019

Soloist, chamber musician and pedagogue, Christos Kanettis, plays on a violin

by Giovanni Grancino from 1697. He teaches Violin, Viola & Chamber Music at the Mozarteum Music University, Salzburg and the State Conservatory of Music in Innsbruck, Austria. Born in Saloniki, Greece, he completed performance studies at the Athens Conservatory and the Music University in Vienna, Austria. 1984, he graduated as a master’s degree student at the Juilliard School of Music in New York.

As a national and international price winner, Christos Kanettis also performed at Carnegie Recital Hall. Since then, he has toured extensively through Europe, U.S.A., South America and Canada as a recitalist, soloist with orchestra, and chamber musician with well-known partners like Michael Webster, André Watts, Alfons Kontarsky, Rolf Plagge, Emil Rovner and Enrico Bronzi.


Anita Mitterer teaches violin, viola and chamber music at the Mozarteum University Salzburg since 1992. She studied with Jürgen Geise, Antonin Moravec and Thomas Christian. For over twenty years she was concertmaster of the Baroque Ensemble of Salzburg and has been a longtime leading member of Nikolaus Harnoncourt`s Concentus Musicus. Anita Mitterer is the Violist of the famous Austrian Ensemble Quatuor Mosaiques, which is known as the most prominent period-instrument quartet. With Quatuor Mosaiques, she has performed in famous concert halls and festivals throughout the world. The Quartet also has an extensive discography, which ranges from Wiener Klassik repertoire to well-known contemporaries.

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Akademischer Chor Lund / Palaestra Vokalensemble

Das Palaestra Vocal Ensemble besteht aus 8 bis 24 erfahrenen Sängern, von denen die meisten am Musikkonservatorium von Malmö studieren. Es gibt aber auch Wissenschaftler, Ärzte und andere Studenten, die mit der Universität Lund verbunden sind. Das Ensemble arbeitet in den unterschiedlichsten Musiksparten, als Solisten und Chorsänger, die alle gemeinsam Musik erleben und gestalten wollen!


Cecilia Martin-Löf

machte 2006 ihren Master in Chorleitung an der Königlichen Musikhochschule in Stockholm. Seitdem ist sie Direktor Cantorum an der Universität Lund in Südschweden, wo sie mit ihren beiden Vokalensembles Palaestra und Akademischer Chor Lund eine großartige und lebendige Chorabteilung entwickelte. Cecilia legt bei ihrer Arbeit besonderen Wert darauf, ihre Liebe zu Poesie und Sprache mit ausdifferenzierten Chorklängen und technischer Präzision auf höchstem Niveau zu verbinden. Sie ist bekannt für ihr profundes gesangliches Wissen. Sie ist immer sorgfältig vorbereitet und engagiert sich in all ihren Projekten mit einer herzlichen und mitreißenden Haltung. Cecilia geht mutig und neugierig an neue Ideen und Entwicklungen in der Musik heran und hat zusätzlich noch ein tiefes Interesse an den verschiedenen Traditionen der schwedischen Volksmusik. Außerdem hat sie große Erfahrung als Orchesterdirigentin und hat ihre Prüfung auch hier an der Royal Musikhochschule in Stockholm abgelegt.

Choral Music

28. 6. 2019

The group "Penies Kalamon" is composed by musicians Charalambos Papanikolaou Bouzouki, Eleni Pertselaki Violin, Nikos Levaditis Guitar and Kostas Fotopoulos Clarinet. They were created in Kalamata and are engaged in the reproduction of rembetika songs as well as Greek traditional music from all parts of Greece.

Charalambos Papanikolaou is a tour guide but has been involved in traditional music and rembetiko for 15 years.

Eleni Pertselaki has studied in Cremona in the violin department and is a violin teacher in the traditional music department of Kalamata.

Nikos Levaditis has been working with rembetiko for about 30 years, playing in music scenes and rembetika in the area of ​​Kalamata.

Kostas Fotopoulos is a professor of Byzantine and traditional music and participates in events and music scenes in Athens.

Greek-Rembetiko-Traditional Music & Dance Fest

30. 8. 2019