conductor / Matthias Bamert
piano / Lise de la Salle
|Ravel||Le tombeau de Couperin|
|Falla||Nights in the Gardens of Spain|
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The Swiss conductor Matthias Bamert studied music in Darmstadt and Paris with Pierre Boulez and Stockhausen. He was principal oboist with the Salzburg Mozart Orchestra between 1965 to 1969, then switched to conducting. Matthias Bamert's distinguished career began in North America as an apprentice to George Szell, later as Assistant Conductor to Leopold Stokowski and Resident Conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra under Lorin Maazel. He was Music Director of the Swiss Radio Orchestra (1977-1983), then began making a wider reputation across Europe. From 1985 to 1990, he was Principal Guest Conductor of the Scottish National Orchestra and Director of the Glasgow contemporary music festival Musica Nova, and premiered many works by Takemitsu, Casken, Macmillan and Rihm. He became famous for his creative programming as Director of the Lucerne Festival (1992-1998). Music Director of the London Mozart Players for seven years (1993-2000), Matthias Bamert masterminded a hugely successful series of recordings of works by "Contemporaries of Mozart". As part of their 50th Anniversary celebrations in 1999, he conducted the LMP at the BBC Proms and the Lucerne Festival. Matthias Bamert has also served as Principal Guest Conductor of New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (2000-2005), Associate Guest Conductor of Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (2003-2008), Principal Conductor of West Australian Symphony (2003-2007) and Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (2005-2008). In 2017, he has been appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra. From April 2018 he holds a position of Chief Conductor of Sapporo Symphony Orchestra. Matthias Bamert has appeared with many of the great orchestras of the world, including the Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Philharmonia Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Berliner Symphoniker, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, MDR Sinfonieorchester, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, etc. In Japan, he has conducted NHK Symphony Orchestra, Sapporo Symphony Orchestra, Kyoto Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, and Gunma Symphony Orchestra. A prolific recording artist, Matthias Bamert has made over 80 CDs, many of which have won international prizes. His output includes 24 CDs of music by Mozart's contemporaries with the London Mozart Players, the complete symphonies of Parry and five CDs of works by Frank Martin with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the symphonies of Roberto Gerhard with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Dutch repertoire with the Residentie Orchestra and the Stokowski transcriptions as well as works by Korngold and Dohnanyi with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.
In just a few years, through her international concert appearances and her award-winning Naïve recordings, 29 year-old Lise de la Salle has established a reputation as one of today’s most exciting young artists and as a musician of uncommon sensibility and maturity. Her playing inspired a Washington Post critic to write, “For much of the concert, the audience had to remember to breathe… the exhilaration didn’t let up for a second until her hands came off the keyboard.” A native of France, Ms. de la Salle first came to international attention in 2005, at the age of 16, with a Bach/Liszt recording that Gramophone Magazine selected as “Recording of the Month.” Ms. de la Salle, who records for the Naïve label, was then similarly recognized in 2008 for her recording of the first concertos of Liszt, Prokofiev and Shostakovich – a remarkable feat for someone only 20 years old. Recent recordings offered works of Schumann and the Complete Works of Rachmaninoff for Piano and Orchestra with Fabio Luisi and the Philharmonia Zurich. The 2017-2018 season will see the release of a Bach-focused disc on Naïve including the Italian Concerto, the Liszt Fantasy & Fugue on the Theme B.A.C.H. and the Bach/Busoni Chaconne. Lise de la Salle has played with many of the world’s leading orchestras and conductors. She made her London Symphony Orchestra debut with Fabio Luisi and in 2016 returned to the orchestra with Antonio Pappano. Luisi, who invited her to become the first Artist-in-Residence of the Zurich Opera in 2014, has also frequently featured Ms. de la Salle with the Vienna Symphony, including a performance in New York on the Great Performers Series at Lincoln Center. In the U.S., Ms. de la Salle has played with the Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony at the Ravinia Festival, San Francisco Symphony, and four times with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, among others. In her second appearance with the Minnesota Orchestra, she played the Gershwin Concerto in F, a performance that inspired one critic to exclaim, “she might just be the most exciting young artist in classical music right now.” Following triumphs in 2016-17 with Conlon and the National Symphony, Morlot and the Minnesota Orchestra, and stepping in for André Watts with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Luisi, Ms. de la Salle’s coming seasons include appearances with the Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, Detroit, Ft. Worth, Quebec, and Rogue Valley Symphonies. She will be heard in recital in Chicago, Montreal, New Orleans, New York and Washington, DC, and will also be a guest artist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. In recent seasons, Ms. de la Salle was heard with leading symphonic ensembles in London, Paris, Munich, Tokyo, Baltimore, Detroit and Quebec, among others, with such esteemed conductors as Osmo Vanska and Douglas Boyd. Concertos of Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Ravel, and Rachmaninoff demonstrated her fresh interpretations, compelling musicality, and dynamic pianism. A sought-after recitalist, she made her debut in the Chicago Symphony recital series. She has also captivated enthusiastic audiences and critics in major series in New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Montreal, Toronto, and at the Philharmonie in Berlin, Wigmore Hall in London, the Louvre in Paris, and colleges and universities around the country. Ms. de la Salle also takes pleasure in educational outreach and conducts master classes in many of the cities in which she performs. Her critically acclaimed Naïve CDs include an all-Chopin disc with a live recording of the Piano Concerto 2, Op. 21 with Fabio Luisi conducting the Staatskapelle Dresden, and the Four Ballades. In May 2011, Naïve issued her sixth recording, released in celebration of Liszt’s Bicentennial. The recording includes both original Liszt compositions, such as the Ballade No. 2 in b minor, Funerailles, and the Dante Sonata, as well as Liszt’s transcriptions of others’ pieces, such as Mozart’s Lacrymosa and Schubert’s Ständchen. Diapason Magazine named the album the “Diapason D’or,” and it was the “Editor’s Choice” in Gramophone Magazine, which stated that “…the wonderfully gifted 23-year-old Lise de la Salle gives us a Liszt recital of astonishing strength, poetry, and, for one so young, musical maturity.” Born in Cherbourg, France in 1988, Ms. de la Salle was surrounded by music from her earliest childhood. She began studying the piano at the age of four and gave her first concert at nine in a live broadcast on Radio-France. When she was eleven, Ms. de la Salle received special permission to enter the Paris Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique to study with Pierre Réach. At 13, she made her concerto debut with Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in Avignon, and her Paris recital debut at the Louvre before going on tour with the Orchestre National d’Ile de France playing Haydn’s Concerto in D Major. Ms. de la Salle graduated in 2001 and subsequently enrolled in the postgraduate cycle with Bruno Rigutto. Since 1997, she has worked closely with Pascal Nemirovski and studied with Genevieve Joy-Dutilleux. In 2003, Ms. de la Salle won the European Young Concert Artists Auditions in Paris, and in 2004 she won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York. Later that year, the organization presented both her New York and Washington, D.C. debuts. At the Ettlingen International Competition in Germany, Ms. de la Salle won First Prize and the Bärenreiter Award. She has also won First Prize in many French piano competitions, including the Steinway, Sucy, Vulaines, and Radio-France Competitions. In 2003, she won the “Groupe Banque Populaire Natexis” Prize, for which she received a three-year scholarship. (from https://lisedelasalle.com/about-me/)
|Ticket Sale||From Friday, June 23, 2023 Member Precedent Release ： Wednesday, June 21, 2023|
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