Ariadne Daskalakis, violinist, and Anthony Spiri, pianist to perform at the German Consulate General
The German Consulate General Presents:
Enlarge image Ariadne Daskalakis (violinist) and Anthony Spiri (pianist) (© Dorothee Falke) The violin-piano duo Ariadne Daskalakis and Anthony Spiri will perform their first concert of their US tour at the German House with a program featuring Bach, Schubert, von Webern and Beethoven.
The upbeat of their US tour will take place in New York under the auspices of Transatlantic Music, and will be a continuation of the many accomplishments of this unique organization.
The Transatlantic Music exchange project between The Juilliard School of Dance, Drama and Music and the Cologne Academy of Music and Dance will continue in October 2012 with a New York visit by outstanding young musicians from Cologne. Joint concerts of transatlantically mixed ensembles together with Juilliard students, preceded by open master classes, will be held on October 16 and 19.
To find out more about the Transatlantic Music Project, see: http://www.transatlanticmusic.org/
The Juilliard School
Cologne Academy of Music and Dance
About the artists:
Ariadne Daskalakis has performed as soloist with renowned ensembles including the Prague Chamber Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra, The Cologne Chamber Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Orchestra Munich, Ensemble Oriol Berlin, the Stuttgart Philharmonic and the Athens State Orchestra in venues such as the Kammermusiksaal of the Philharmonie Berlin, the Philharmonie Köln, the Gulbenkian Center Lisbon, the Megaron Hall Athens and Theatre du Champs Elysees Paris. Her current season includes performances of Violin Concerti by Bach, Vivaldi and Mozart with the Academy for Ancient Music Berlin, the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, the Sinfonietta Köln and the Kammerakademie Potsdam; as well as recordings with the Kölner Akademie and the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra (as soloist and leader).
Her performances have won her prizes in the International Competition of the ARD Munich (with pianist Miri Yampolsky in 1998) and the St. Louis Symphony Young Artists Competition 2000, as well as from the Harvard Music Association, the New England Conservatory and the Dortmund Mozart Society. Born of Greek parentage in Boston, Ariadne Daskalakis studied violin with Eric Rosenblith at the New England Conservatory Prep School and with Szymon Goldberg at the Juilliard School. She continued in Berlin with Professors Ilan Gronich and Thomas Brandis. She holds degrees with honors from Harvard College and the Hochschule der Künste Berlin. In 2000 she became the youngest Professor of Violin at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne.
Anthony Spiri received his first musical education in Cleveland and Boston. As a scholarship recipient he completed further studies in Paris, Basel and Vienna. He received his Diplome with honours from the Mozarteum in Salzburg. His teachers included Erika Frieser, Hans Leygraf, Kenneth Gilbert, Rudolf Fírkusny and Erik Werba.
Today he is a regular guest at many renowned festivals throughout the world. His repertoire includes many stylistic periods and he has given piano recitals in Europe, Japan and America. As soloist he has appeared together with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe under the batons of Michael Tilson-Thomas and Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Camerata Academica Salzburg under Sandor Végh, Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, Ensemble Wien Modern, the Kammerorchester Basel under Christopher Hogwood and the Mozarteum Orchester under Leopold Hager. Anthony Spiri has also collaborated with numerous well-known singers such as Marjana Lipovšek, Christine Schäfer, Peter Schreier, Renée Fleming, Andrea Rost, Edith Mathis and Bernarda Fink. His chamber music partners include numerous well-known instrumentalists of the day such as the Hagen Quartett, Pierre Amoyal and Gidon Kremer.
Both Ariadne Daskalakis and Anthony Spiri have extensive discographies which document their passion for stylistic differentiation. Together with cellist Sebastian Hess they have formed the Emanuel Piano Trio and recorded piano trios by Carl Philip Emanuel Bach.
Location and time:
German Consulate General
871 UN Plaza (1st Avenue and 49th Street)
Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 6 p.m.
Free Admission. RSVP required.
Please send an email to: germanconsulatenyc[at]gmail.com
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