repertoire englishNever would I endeavour to write - and obey - a list of works: I can write about my general interests, and hope those thoughts may trigger some new ideas for a new repertoire:
Ludwig van Beethoven & Franz Schubert
I love Schubert - but Beethoven I know how to play.
Arnold Schönberg and the Viennese school
My first encounter with "modern" music: The phantasy op.47 was my music!
Since those early student days I have favoured Arnold Schönberg and his circle, with memorable concerts, be it with Alban Bergs Kammerkonzert or with the string trios by Schönberg, Weberns, or even the Trio by Goffredo Petrassi.
It influenced my thinking of music fundamentally.
The 3 sonatas, The Fantasie op.131 as well as his violin concertos (op post. but also the one originally for Violoncello op 129, of which I gave the Swiss first performance) are constantly returning within my programms, especially those with eminent pianist Suguru Ito: Many unforgettable moments we were allowed to live with those works!
Bernd Alois Zimmermann
I am so lucky as to have performed all works for violin by Zimmermann. I consider him one of the Great composers of the last century, his music is near to me, even in his rather disagreable piano trio "présence" and of course in his lovely solo sonata and the terrific violin concerto.
Paul Hindemith & Eugène Ysaÿe
One of my favourite activities: Practice the fiddle!
Besides the great cycles of etudes by Paganini and Ernst I have been studying for years those eclectic works by Paul Hindemith (Übungen für Geiger 1924) and Eugène Ysaÿes (préludes op post 1927). Finally, I have recorded them along with Hindemiths Sonata op 11/6 and the 6th sonata by Ysaÿe - watch out for its publication in Fall 2011.
still practicing the fiddle -
Even after Hindemith and Ysaÿe there are things I (unfortunately) still cannot do: The next CD-project is waiting, with the polyphonic Etudes by Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst and John Cages's Freeman Etudes it shouldn't leave me bored.
I love Music, be it old or new. The following composers have dedicated works to me:
Apologies should I have left anybody out, and let me know!
1990 Deirdre Gribbin 1.Streichquartett and „the space between“ for violin (London '90/Dublin '00)
1992 Wolfgang Heiniger PatheTicks (Basel '92) InFerno (Berlin Inventionen 92)
1993 Rudolf Kelterborn Vier Fantasiestücke for violin & marimba(Basel, DRS)
1994 Franz Furrer-Münch "Erwarten im Flachland" (Basel '94)
1995 Andrew Lovett „Jacob dreaming“ for violin&tape Jochen Bohnes „live on Mars“ for violin&live-electronik (SWR Freiburg i.B.)
1996 Rudolf Kelterborn string trio (Zürich, DRS '96), Edu Haubensak string trios I-III (Rümlingen; DRS '96)
1997 Rico Gubler Streif(f)lichter for violin solo (Radio DRS '97)
1998 Andrew Lovett angel for violin&tape (Cambridge 7/'98)
1999 Junghae Lee „Children of the sun“ for string trio&tape (Seoul '99)
Giorgio Tedde „e-music“ for violin & live electronik (Basel liveelektronische Tage 99)
Helmut Zapf Albedo III (WMD Luxembourg 2000)
Wang Xi-Lin violin concerto op.39 (UA 2005, Beijing)
2000-04 Franz Furrer-Münch, string trio (Tage für Streichtrio, Wartegg) Elegy (Zürich), withdrawn
Junghae Lee Corona für Vln. und tape (Seoul)
Heidi Baader Nobs, trio à cordes (Winterthur)
Melissa Hui „the eternal sun“ (commissioned by the Canada Council, Hong Kong)
Cecilia Heejong Kim “A postcard from the camp” for quartet,tape and Film (Seoul)
Max E.Keller: "Farbenfahrten" (Basel)
2005 Junghae Lee "octet" (commissioned by Pro Helvetia, Stuttgart)
Yosvani Quintero Dancas de Lagarto Oktett (commissioned by Pro Helvetia, Gaudeamus)
Jeroen Speak "Octet" (commissioned by New Zealand „CreativeNZ“ for Egidius Streiff, Gaudeamus)
Suren Soronzonbold Music picture for Overtone singer and three instruments (TfS,Wartegg /Ulan Bator)
Andrew Lovett work for Viola & tape (Jacob Trilogy)
2006-12 Wang Xi-Lin Poem for violin and chamber orchestra (concerto No.2)
Guo Ping Jia Concerto for violin and Chinese Orchestra (unfinished)
Suren Soronzonbold concerto for violin, Overtonesinger and Orchestra (unfinished)
Heidi Baader-Nobs Escapades I für Violine solo,
Konzert für Violine solo und tiefes Orchester (Weimar, 2010
2008-11 Eli-Eri Moura Violinkonzert
Lothar Voigtländer Emphasis for violin and orchestra (Dresden, 2011)
Junghae Lee „Rotondo“ string quartet (Basel 2010/2012)
Yosvany Quintero "string quartet No 2"
Harry Crowl: Violin concerto No 2 / Paisagem meridionales No 2 / Reflexao Austrais (2010-12)
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