• Tuesday, Mar 1, 2011

    Christian Tetzlaff Completes Perspectives with Spring Concerts and Workshop for Young Musicians

    PERSPECTIVES: CHRISTIAN TETZLAFF

    VIOLINIST CHRISTIAN TETZLAFF COMPLETES SEASON-LONG
    PERSPECTIVES SERIES WITH SPRING CONCERTS
    AND WORKSHOP FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS

    Tetzlaff Quartet Performs Schoenberg’s String Quartet No. 1
    and Works by Haydn and Mendelssohn on April 10

    Mr. Tetzlaff Performs Rare Duo Violin Recital with Antje Weithaas on May 1

    Series Culminates with Professional Training Workshop
    for Violin-Piano Duos, May 1–5
     

    German violinist Christian Tetzlaff concludes his adventurous Carnegie Hall Perspectives series this spring by focusing on chamber music, appearing with his group the Tetzlaff Quartet in April before joining violinist Antje Weithaas for a duo recital in May. Mr. Tetzlaff also leads his first Carnegie Hall Professional Training Workshop for young musicians, presented by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, focusing on violin-piano duos of Bach, Brahms, and Schumann with public master classes and culminating performances by the participants.

    Recently, Mr. Tetzlaff commented on his Perspectives and the program by the Tetzlaff Quartet: “The Schoenberg string quartet is the direct successor of the Verklärte Nacht, which [was] on our opening [Perspectives] program. Those are his last works in the grand, romantic, fantastical style. The quartet is tonal, wild, and gigantic (a 45-minute, single-movement structure). As a quartet, we met with this piece. It was the first piece we ever played, so for us it’s very important. We’ve played it a lot since then. It’s simply amazing.”

    On his duo recital with Ms. Weithaas, Mr. Tetzlaff shares, “I met Antje Weithaas for the first time in the first Heimbach Festival, where we have performed together every year for 10 years since then. She’s basically my best friend, and it’s not so often that you have such closeness with someone who plays the same instrument for the simple reason that you just don’t get together so often. Yes, in chamber music sometimes. But a thing like this, with two concertante solo violins, is very unusual, and it’s a great feeling. You feel like kindred spirits.”


    April 10: Tetzlaff Quartet
    On Sunday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m., the Tetzlaff Quartet, returns to Zankel Hall, performing Haydn’s String Quartet in G Minor, Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in A Minor, and Schoenberg’s String Quartet No. 1 in D Minor. The Tetzlaff Quartet, which features Mr. Tetzlaff performing alongside his sister, cellist Tanja Tetzlaff, violinist Elisabeth Kufferath, and violist Hanna Weinmeister, last performed in Zankel Hall in November 2008.

    May 1: Duo Violin Recital with Antje Weithaas
    Mr. Tetzlaff’s Perspectives concerts culminate on Sunday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall with the violinist presenting a rare duo violin recital with Antje Weithaas. The pair will perform Leclair’s Sonata in D Major, Bartók’s Violin Duos, Bériot’s Duo Concertante in D Minor, and Ysaÿe’s Sonata for Two Violins in A Minor.

    May 1–5: Christian Tetzlaff: Professional Training Workshop
    Mr. Tetzlaff leads his first Professional Training Workshop for young musicians, presented by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. The intensive five-day workshop for violin and piano duos, which runs from Sunday, May 1, through Thursday, May 5, focuses on the music of Bach, Brahms, and Schumann. As part of the Workshop, there will be two young artist concerts in Weill Recital Hall featuring Bach’s partitas and sonatas as well as Brahms and Schumann sonatas on Wednesday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m. Workshop participants include: Ying Xue (violin) and Qing Jiang (piano) from Boston; Byol Kang (violin) and Boris Kusnezow (piano) from Berlin; and Yuuki Wong (violin) and Andrés Añazco (piano) from Vienna.

    Tailored to meet the individual and professional needs of young artists ages 18–35, the Professional Training Workshops of the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall provide a unique opportunity to explore many aspects of musical life with the leading artists of our time. These intense experiences provide insight that nurtures and inspires artistic vision, tools that help artists connect with audiences, and an environment that can foster lifelong relationships. Travel and housing for participants traveling from outside of New York City is arranged and paid for by Carnegie Hall. The workshops are tuition-free for participants and open for observation by auditors. Additional information is available at carnegiehall.org/workshops.

    About the Artist
    Violinist Christian Tetzlaff is known for his musical integrity, technical assurance, and intelligent, compelling interpretations. Mr. Tetzlaff performs and records a broad spectrum of repertoire, ranging from Bach’s unaccompanied sonatas and partitas to 19th century masterworks by Mendelssohn, Beethoven, and Brahms; and from twentieth century concertos by Bartók, Berg, and Shostakovich to world premieres of contemporary works.

    Mr. Tetzlaff has been in demand as a soloist with many of the world’s leading orchestras and conductors, establishing close artistic partnerships that are renewed season after season. He has appeared with the orchestras of Chicago, Cleveland, Boston, Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Toronto, among many others; and with the major European ensembles including the Berliner Philharmoniker, London Symphony, Orchestre de Paris, Vienna Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. Also a dedicated chamber musician, he frequently collaborates with distinguished artists and is the founder of the Tetzlaff Quartet.

    Mr. Tetzlaff’s highly regarded recordings reflect the breadth of his musical interests and include solo works, chamber music, and concertos ranging from Haydn to Bartók. His recent recordings include the complete Bach Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin for the Musical Heritage and Hänssler labels, Berg’s Chamber Concerto for piano, violin, and 13 wind instruments with Mitsuko Uchida and the Ensemble InterContemporain led by Pierre Boulez for Decca, and Schumann’s Three Piano Trios with Leif Ove Andsnes and Tanja Tetzlaff for EMI/Virgin. His upcoming recordings include Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Vienna Philharmonic led by Pierre Boulez for Deutsche Grammophon; the Schumann and Mendelssohn Violin Concertos with the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra and Paavo Järvi for Edel Classics; and both Schoenberg’s String Quartet No. 1 and Sibelius’s Quartet with the Tetzlaff Quartet for AVI.

    Carnegie Hall’s Perspectives
    Now in its 12th season, Carnegie Hall’s Perspectives is an artistic initiative in which select musicians are invited to explore their own musical individuality, creating their own personal concert series through collaborations with other musicians and ensembles. Throughout the 2011–2012 season, Christian Tetzlaff has curated a six-event Perspectives series, exemplifying his versatility as both a soloist and a chamber musician. Over five Perspectives concerts, he has performed or led 17 works—from classical to contemporary—in a variety of settings, working with Orchestra of St. Luke’s; Simon Rattle and Ensemble ACJW; and James Levine and the Boston Symphony Orchestra prior to these spring collaborations with Tetzlaff Quartet and Antje Weithaas.

    Previous Perspectives artists have included conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim; conductors Pierre Boulez, James Levine, Michael Tilson Thomas, and David Robertson; violinist Gidon Kremer; cellist Yo-Yo Ma; pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Leif Ove Andsnes, Martha Argerich, Emanuel Ax, Maurizio Pollini, Peter Serkin, and Mitsuko Uchida; soprano Dawn Upshaw; bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff; the Emerson String Quartet; the Kronos Quartet; Senegalese vocalist Youssou N’Dour; Brazilian singer-songwriter Caetano Veloso; Indian classical tabla player Zakir Hussain; and experimental rocker David Byrne. Also this spring, singer/songwriter James Taylor will present a four-concert Perspectives series. Perspectives artists for the 2011–2012 season will be pianist Andràs Schiff and early music ensemble L’Arpeggiata.


    Program Information
    Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
    Zankel Hall
    TETZLAFF QUARTET

       Christian Tetzlaff, Violin
       Elisabeth Kufferath, Violin
       Hanna Weinmeister, Viola
       Tanja Tetzlaff, Cello

    JOSEPH HAYDN String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 20, No. 3
    FELIX MENDELSSOHN String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 13, "Ist es wahr?"
    ARNOLD SCHOENBERG String Quartet No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 7

    Tickets: $52, $58
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    Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
    Zankel Hall
    CHRISTIAN TETZLAFF, Violin
    ANTJE WEITHAAS, Violin


    JEAN-MARIE LECLAIR Sonata in D Major, Op. 3, No. 6
    BÉLA BARTÓK Violin Duos, BB 104
       Harvest Song, No. 33
       Serbian Dance, No. 39
       Song, No. 20
       Wedding Song, No. 23
       Mosquito Dance, No. 22
       Romanian Dance, No. 40
    CHARLES-AUGUSTE DE BÉRIOT Duo Concertante in D Minor, Op. 57, No. 1
    BÉLA BARTÓK Violin Duos, BB 104
       Transylvanian Dance, No. 44
       Fairy Tale, No. 19
       Burlesque, No. 16
       Sorrow, No. 28
       Pizzicato, No. 43
       Bagpipes, No. 36
       New Year’s Greeting I, No. 21
       Arabian Song, No. 42
    EUGÈNE YSAŸE Sonata for Two Violins in A Minor

    Tickets: $52, $58
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    Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.
    Weill Recital Hall
    CHRISTIAN TETZLAFF YOUNG ARTISTS CONCERT

    Ing Duo
       Ying Xue, Violin
       Qing Jiang, Piano
    Kang-Kusnezow Duo
       Byol Kang, Violin
       Boris Kusnezow, Piano
    Wong-Añazco Duo
       Yuuki Wong, Violin
       Andrés Añazco, Piano

    Performance will include selections from the following repertoire:
    BACH Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004
    BACH Solo Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001
    BACH Solo Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1003
    BRAHMS Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78
    BRAHMS Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100
    SCHUMANN Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 121

    Professional Training Workshops are made possible, in part, by Mr. and Mrs. Nicola Bulgari and the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.

    The Weill Music Institute's programs are made available to a nationwide audience, in part, by the US Department of Education and by an endowment grant from the Citi Foundation.

    Tickets: $15
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    Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.
    Weill Recital Hall
    CHRISTIAN TETZLAFF YOUNG ARTISTS CONCERT

    Ing Duo
       Ying Xue, Violin
       Qing Jiang, Piano
    Kang-Kusnezow Duo
       Byol Kang, Violin
       Boris Kusnezow, Piano
    Wong-Añazco Due
       Yuuki Wong, Violin
       Andrés Añazco, Piano

    Performance will include selections from the following repertoire:
    BACH Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004
    BACH Solo Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001
    BACH Solo Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1003
    BRAHMS Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78
    BRAHMS Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100
    SCHUMANN Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 121

    Professional Training Workshops are made possible, in part, by Mr. and Mrs. Nicola Bulgari and The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.

    The Weill Music Institute's programs are made available to a nationwide audience, in part, by the US Department of Education and by an endowment grant from the Citi Foundation.

    Tickets: $15


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    Image of Christian Tetzlaff by Giorgia Bertazzi. Image of Tetzlaff Quartet by Alexandra Vosding.
     

     

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