Kamila Glass, violin
The Polish violinist Kamila Glass has been a fixture with the DSO since 2002. She began her studies under Prof. Lawrynowicz at the Chopin Music Highschool in Warsaw, continuing under Prof. Gronich and Prof. Haiberg at the Arts University in Berlin where she completed her studies with Honors.
She has always been interested in chamber music and in Poland won various prizes in violin and chamber music competitions. The final polish to her style was obtained by working with the Amadeus Quartett in London.
Since then she has been dedicated chamber musician and has played with many musicians in a wide range of ensembles.
From 1998 to 2000 she was with the DSO Berlin on a scholarship, and since then has been a fixed member of the orchestra. Now it is her turn to pass on her knowledge, and she works with young musicians, organising and teaching chamber music.
Kamila plays a violin made by Claude Augustin Miremont (Paris 1872).
Jakob Spahn, cello
Jakob Spahn was born in Berlin in 1983. He studied at the Hanns Eisler Music School in Berlin with Prof. David Geringas and since then with Prof. Claudio Bohorquez. He also took masterclasses with Frans Helmerson, Heinrich Schiff and Bernard Greenhouse. He has won numerous national and international competitions and completed concert tours throughout Europe, Asia, Central and South America. A semi-finalist in the recent International ARD Competition in Munich, he was awarded the special Alice Rosner Foundation Prize. As a scholarship-holder with the German Music Competition, he was chosen to play in the the national "Concerts by young artists" series. He received grants from the German Studies Foundation and theYehudi Menuhin Live Music Now association. As a chamber musician he has performed with renowned artists such as Wolfgang Meyer, Leonidas Kavakos, Mitsuko Uchida, and Lang Lang. In the past two years, Jacob Spahn has also performed with the Berlin Philharmonic as a fellow of the Karajan Academy. Since the start of the 2011/2012 season, Jacob has been solo cellist with the Munich State Opera of Bavaria.
Julian Riem, piano
The Munich pianist studied with Michael Schäfer at the Music Academy in Munich and with Michel Béroff at the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris. He has recently furthered his studies in Rudolf Buchbinder's soloist class at the Basel Music Academy, where he received his soloist diploma with honors. Julian Riem has won international piano competitions in Modena, Madrid and Florence and received a scholarship from the German Music Competition. As a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist, he has performed in Europe, Japan and the USA and is frequently invited to perform at international festivals. Apart from the Velit quartet he also plays with the Munich Horn Trio, which received the "Echo Klassik" award from Farao Classics for the best recording of 19th C. chambermusic in 2012, the recording of the horn trios by Brahms, Ligeti and Koechlin. Julian Riem has participated in audio and TV recordings for several German channels, the Japanese NHK and nation Public Radio in the U.S. His wide-ranging artistic activity, mainly in the field of chamber music, has resulted in the production of several CD recordings.
Concert October 18th, 2014
Kamila Glass - violin
Jakob Spahn - cello
Julian Riem - piano
J.S. Bach:
Suite D-major for cello solo
Prélude - Allemande - Courante - Sarabande - Gavotte I/II - Gigue
Igor Stravinsky:
"Suite italienne" for cello and piano
Introduzione - Serenata - Aria - Tarantella - Minuetto - Finale
Dmitri Shostakovich:
Piano trio No. 2 e-minor, op. 67
Andante - Allegro con brio - Largo - Allegretto
The concert takes place in the Sa Taronja theatre at 9 p.m.
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750):
»The Six suites for unaccompanied cello by Johann Sebastian Bach are some of the most frequently performed and recognizable solo compositions ever written for cello. They were most likely composed during the period 1717–1723, when Bach served as a Kapellmeister in Köthen. The title of Anna Magdalena Bach's manuscript was Suites á Violoncello Solo senza Basso. The suites have been transcribed for numerous instruments, including the violin, viola, double bass, viola da gamba, mandolin, piano, marimba, classical guitar, recorder, flute, electric bass, horn, saxophone, bass clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, ukulele, and charango. The suites have been performed and recorded by many renowned cellists such as Jacqueline du Pré, Pablo Casals, János Starker, Pierre Fournier, Paul Tortelier, Mstislav Rostropovich, Steven Is:serlis, Yo-Yo Ma, Mischa Maisky, Daniil Shafran, Anner Bylsma, and Pieter Wispelwey. Ma won the 1985 Best Instrumental Soloist Grammy Award for his bestselling album "Six Unaccompanied Cello Suites". « (wikipedia)
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Dmitri Shostakovich(1906-1975)