SPECIAL CONCERTS

The results of intensive chamber rehearsal work with various teachers go on regular display in special public concerts given by the scholars. All concert programmes are prepared as a group exercise in the dramaturgy workshops. Scholars also research the appropriate instruments for the works to be performed and compare existing editions. Concert presentation and introduction is also handled by the scholars themselves.

15.10.2017 Poolhaus Concert in Hamburg

In this year’s matinee in the Poolhaus Blankenese, the scholars of the 2016–2018 intake made their first public appearance together and presented works by Bach, Schmelzer, Purcell and Guretzky.

03.10.2016 Poolhaus Concert in Hamburg

The four scholars of the 2014–2016 intake took their leave of the Balthasar Neumann Academy in a concert at Poolhaus Blankenese featuring works by Castello, Scarlatti and Haydn.

28./29.06.2016 „Mystery of the Fugue“ – Concerts in Freiburg and Düsseldorf

The fugue has engaged and fascinated composers of all eras up to the present day – and that includes the scholars of 2014–2016, who devoted themselves to the genre in all its aspects. They introduced the works themselves to guide the audience through the programme they had planned.

16.12.2015 Christmas Concert of the German Embassy in Havana

At the invitation of the German embassy, the scholars joined Cuban musicians and the teachers of the Balthasar Neumann Academy to present the Christmas concert in the garden of the German ambassador Thomas Neisinger, playing Mendelssohn’s Octet for strings and contemporary Cuban music.

25.08.2015 Baroque Pasticcio at the Rheingau Music Festival

The Academy students made their first public appearance together in quartet formation at the Rheingau Music Festival. Joined by soprano Elisabeth Scholl and continuo player Michael Behringer, they presented a concert programme of Baroque arias, recitatives and instrumental pieces.

„With assured style and vivd expression“ WIESBADENER KURIER

„Their radiant tone was even more enchanting in a Telemann quartet. The violinists succeeded in coaxing forth harmonics from their instruments that recalled the ethereal sound of a glass harmonica.“ FRANKFURTER NEUE PRESSE