June 22, 2008

The Summer in Stuttgart 08. New Music and …

Date: June 22, 2008, 17:00 Uhr

Duration: June 22, 2008

Location: Akademie Schloss Solitude

Works by A. Filonenko, S. Haddad, M. Kishino, S.-I. Koch, A. Safronov, K. Stockhausen

After a successful launch in 2007, »The Summer in Stuttgart« concert series is back for an encore. In addition to solo pieces for piano, the concert focuses on three world premieres as well as a German premiere of chamber music works by current Solitude fellows.

Members of the ascolta ensemble perform pieces by Alexandra Filonenko, Saed Haddad, Malika Kishino, Sven-Ingo Koch, Anton Safronov and Karlheinz Stockhausen.

Saed Haddad, (*1972 in Jordan), lives in Germany and studied composition in Belgium, Jordan, Israel and Great Britain with Menachem Zur, Ari Ben-Shabtai and George Benjamin. He participated in master classes with Allain Gaussin, Louis Adriessen, Helmuth Lachenmann, and Pascal Dusapin. Haddad’s compositions include commissions from the Donaueschinger Musiktage, the Republic of France, the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Modern and Neue Vocalisten. His works have been performed by the Arditti Quartett, the London Sinfonietta, the Atlas Ensemble and the Nieuw Ensemble. He is a 2007/2008 Akademie fellow.

Malika Kishino (*1971 in Japan) studied law in Kyoto before studying composition at the L´Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris und am Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse (CNSMD). Her works are frequently performed at international festivals in Europe and Japan, for example at the La semaine de la composition de l`Orchestre National de Lyon, Takefu International New Music Festival (Japan), Music en scene in Lyon, Festival d´Alicante, Musica Strasbourg, Klangaktionen Munich, Biennale Music en scene 2008 des GRAME, Festival Ultima Oslo (2008), Klangwerkstatt Berlin, Festival Piano+ at ZKM Karlsruhe (2008), Ultraschall (2009), Eclat Festival (2009), Présences and the festival de création Musicale (2008 und 2009). She is a 2008 Solitude fellow.

Alexandra Filonenko, (*1972 in the Ukraine) studied composition with Edison Denisov and Wladimir Tarnopolski at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. She lives in Berlin and works as a freelance pianist and composer. Her works have been performed at the Gaudeamus Music Week in Amsterdam, the Musica Nova Festival, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Berliner Academy of Arts and at the Hallesche Musiktage. She has been awarded composition prizes at the Händelfestspiele, the Deutsche Oper Berlin and Zeitgenössischer Oper Berlin. She is a 2007/2008 Akademie fellow.

Anton Safronov (*1972 in Moscow) also studied composition at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory under Edison Denisov, as well as with Walter Zimmermann and Wolfgang Rihm. His works has been performed at several prominent European festivals for new music, such as the Gaudeamus Music Week, the Dresden Days for Contemporary Music and the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Music. He has won first prizes at several international composition competitions in France and Moscow (International P. Jurgeson-Competition for Young Composers). He is a 2008 Solitude fellow.

Sven–Ingo Koch (*1974 in Hagen), has studied in Essen, San Diego and Stanford. Forums and festival appearances include World Music Days, Lucerne (2004), Voix Nouvelles in Royaumont (1997), Gaudeamus Music Week, Amsterdam (2005), Ultraschall(2007), and musica viva (2007). In 2007 Koch was composer-in-residence at the Rencontres Musicales de Haute Provence. Prizes include the Folkwangpreis (1999), the Stuttgarter Composition Prize (2003) and the Düsseldorfer Music Promotion Prize (2006). Koch is a 2007/2008 fellow at the Akademie.

»The Summer in Stuttgart 08. New Music and …« takes place from June 20 to June 24, 2008 and is a cooperation between the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Musik der Jahrhunderte, the Stuttgart National Opera and SWR.

Tickets available at 0711-402070, tickets@theaterhaus.com
Concert: 12/8 Euro, Festival pass: 58/39 Euro