On Sunday, October 11, 2009 at 11am, the Akademie, along with the Landesmusikrat Baden-Württemberg, cordially invites audiences to a fourth concert in the »Solitude Concerts in the Barn: young musicians perform chamber music« series. The Elliot O. Quartett – consisting of Julian Fahrner, Anne Rothaupt (violin), Björn Sperling (viola) and Bettina Kessler (cello) – plays works by Dmitri Shostakovitch, Astor Piazzolla and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy.
The Elliot O. Quartett was founded in 2007 by members of the State Youth Orchestra of Baden-Württemberg. The following year it already won first prize on the national level at the »Jugend musiziert« competition as well as the Deutschen Stiftung Musikleben’s Eduard Söring prize. Initially instructed by Christoph Wyneken, the musicians are now under the tutgelage of the Vogler Quartett at the State Academy for Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart.
In cooperation with the Landesmusikrat Baden-Württemberg.
A concert series of the Akademie Schloss Solitude and the Rudolf Eberle Foundation in connection with the Kulturgemeinschaft Stuttgart e.V.
Admission: 15/10 euros (advance booking fee not included)
Tickets available at SKS Russ (Tel. 0711-1635321), Kulturgemeinschaft Stuttgart e. V. (Tel. 0711-2247715) and at the matinee ticket desk.
Julian Fahrner (*1990), began studying violin at the age of six. From 2003 to 2008 he was a student of Jörg Hofmann in Freiburg and since April 2008, he has been taught by Albrecht Breuninger as a protégée at the University of Music Karlsruhe. He has been a member of the Youth Orchestra of Baden-Württemberg for the past five years. At the »Jugend musiziert« competition, he won four first national prices in the solo and chamber music categories.
Anne Rothaupt (*1990) began studying violin at the age of four at the Jugendmusikschule Göppingen. Since winter semester 2008/2009, she has been a protégée of Christine Busch at the State Academy for Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart. She has been playing with the Youth Orchestra of Baden-Württemberg since 2005. In 2007, Rothaupt took part in »Jugend musiziert« for the first time and won the 3rd national prize.
Björn Sperling (*1992) began learning violin at the age of six and switched to viola in 2003. Since winter semester 2008, he has been a student of Johannes Lüthy as a »pre-student« of the Sparda PreCollege of the University of Music Karlsruhe. Sperling became a member of the Youth Orchestra Baden-Württemberg in 2006 and a member of the National Youth Orchestra in 2007. He has won numerous prizes at »Jugend musiziert«.
Bettina Kessler (*1988) first began taking cello lessons at the age of five. She has been studying with Conradin Brotbeck at the Staatlichen Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart since the summer semester of 2008. Kessler has been member and solo cellist in the State Youth Orchestra Baden-Württemberg since 2006 and in 2008 won first prize in the German Orchestra competition in Wuppertal as a soloist in the Youth Chamber Orchestra.