In depth: Joaquín Riquelme García

“This orchestra is amazing – in my opinion, it’s the best in the world. I had a perfect start here, because my first journey with the orchestra was to Madrid, where I had studied. I remembered the times when I played in the concert hall there as a student – and now with the Berliner […]

In depth: Maja Avramović

»Although one might gather from members of a professional orchestra that the work could turn into dull routine over the course of time, we Philharmonic players always have great fun making music. No matter whether it’s a veteran or a newcomer, whether first or last desk, everyone plays with complete commitment.« Maja Avramović’s musical gifts […]

In depth: Hélène Grimaud

She could be called a Renaissance woman for our times. Hélène Grimaud is not just a deeply passionate and committed musical artist whose pianistic accomplishments play a central role in her life. She is a woman with multiple talents that extend far beyond the instrument she plays with such poetic expression and peerless technical control. […]

In depth: Pierre Amoyal

Pierre Amoyal is well known to music lovers. He has played with the greatest conductors and orchestras in the most prestigious concert halls of the world. This virtuoso is also the lucky owner of the one of the most beautiful violins ever made : the famous “Kochanski“, a Stradivarius that was stolen from him in […]

In depth: Daishin Kashimoto

“At my first concert with the Berliner Philharmoniker I was terribly nervous, but as soon as the music started and the musicians became a unit, my nervousness disappeared and gave way to the sensation of being part of something special. Making music at the highest level like this simply gives me satisfaction and a certain […]

In depth: Paul Meyer

Paul Meyer divides his activities between playing, chamber music, conducting and teaching. His career has taken him to Suntory Hall, Hollywood Bowl, as well as the Concertgebouw, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, the Musikverein, Carnegie Hall, Tchaikovsky Hall, Albert Hall, Berlin Philharmonie. Paul Meyer has performed with major orchestras, including Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Philharmonique […]

In depth: Quatuor Gémeaux

Arisa Fujita, violon Viktor Stenhjem, violon Sylvia Zucker, alto Matthijs Broersma, violoncelle Emmanuel Hagmann, contrebasse Florian Favre, piano Noé Tavelli, batterie   Arrangements Philippe Helfer Le Quatuor Gémeaux, formé en 2003, compte parmi les formations les plus en vue de sa génération. Après avoir remporté, en 2007, le 1er prix du Concours de musique de […]

In depth: Charles Dutoit

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Charles Édouard Dutoit, (French pronunciation: ​[ʃaʁl e.dwaːʁ dy.twa]) OC GOQ (born 7 October 1936) is a Swiss conductor, particularly noted for his interpretations of French and Russian 20th-century music. He has made influential modern recordings of Hector Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette and Maurice Ravel’s ballets Daphnis et Chloé and Ma […]

In depth: Stephan Koncz

Stephan Koncz comes from an Austro-Hungarian family of musicians and when he was eight began his studies at the Musikhochschule of his native Vienna. In 2000 he became a pupil of Róbert Nagy at the Vienna Conservatory, and from 2002 he also studied composition and conducting at the University of Vienna. His training and development […]

In depth: Khatia Buniatishvili

As Pablo Casals once did before, Khatia Buniatishvili places the human being at the centre of her art. The fundamental values handed down from the Enlightenment are not up for discussion. Were there a fire and a choice to be made between child and painting, she would not hesitate for a second. Yet, once she […]