Saturday 11.08 at 21:00



Celebration Concert










Pianist Nijolė Abaryté was born in Vilnius (Lithuania), is fluent in five languages and lives in her adopted homeland of Switzerland. She graduated from Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and from the University of Zurich in the class of K.A.Kolly, A.Desponds, W.Prossnitz and H. Sakagami. Abaryté has recorded her own compositions and works of M.K.Ciurlionis for Canada’s National Public Radio Broadcaster and the National Radio of Lithuania.

Since 2012 she has been the artistic director of the chamber music concert series Freigut in Zurich. Solo appearances and performances with orchestras: Lucerne Festival (Switzerland), Palazzo Borgherini-Rosselli del Turco in Florence (Italy), Koroni Festival (Greece), J.S.Bach Geburtshaus in Eisenach (Germany), Piraeus

Municipal Art Gallery (Greece), International Mani Sonnenlink Summer Festival (Greece), Iuvenes Art Festival (Lithuania), the Lithuanian independence celebration as

guest of honour (Boston, USA) and others.

Nijolé Abaryté has been performing around the globe since 2011, as a duo with renowned cellist Scott Terzaghi (California and Switzerland), and in 2017 she started

performing with legendary violinist Hansheinz Schneeberger in Switzerland.




Cellist Roland Lindenthal was born in Vienna and studied with William Pleeth in London and Prof. Wolfgang Boettcher in Berlin.

As a soloist he performed under the direction of Kyrill Petrenko, Christoph Eberle, Claudius Traunfellner and Peter Keuschnig among others. His special passion is chamber music. With partners such as Rainer Honeck, Bettina Gradinger, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Cornelia Herrmann, Florian Krumpöck and his brother Wolfgang Lindenthal he gave concerts in many European countries and in Japan. Roland Lindenthal has been solo cellist at the Vienna Volksoper since 2000.




Programme:


J. S. Bach (1685-1750): Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 846  from The Well - Tempered Clavier


C.Debussy (1862-1918): Selection from Préludes Op 102 and Études


F.Chopin (1810-1849): Selection from Préludes Op. 28 and Études Op. 10, Op.25


J. S. Bach (1685-1750): Jesus Remains my Joy BWV 147


Interlude - Διάλειμμα


César Franck (1822-1890):  Sonata in A major for Violoncello and Piano

Allegretto ben moderato

Allegro

Recitativo-fantasia

Finale (Allegro)








Friday 03.08 at 21:00



Violin & Cello Romance








René Camacaro was born in 1989 in Madrid and began his musical education with Jose Miguel Gómez, the cellist from Trios Arbós. At the age of 18 he travels to London for his Bachelor studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Louise Hopkins. There he has the opportunity to work together with some of the best musicians in the world , like the Belcea and Takács Quartet, Sir Colin Davis or Vasili Petrenko. He continues his Masters studies in Switzerland at the “Hochschule der Künste Bern”, with the great Antonio Meneses. Together with the Swiss violinist Noëlle Darbellay and her Orion Ensemble, René plays regularly all over Switzerland and Europe. In Spain, he is constantly performing in venues such as the National Auditorium, the Queen Sofia Auditorium, and is invited to give Masterclasses. He has performed live for Radio Clásica and premiered several works of Spanish music. In 2016 René records a CD of the Bach cello suites, with the original idea of including a brand new second voice, composed by himself in collaboration with Bruno Hurtado. René composes and arranges music and is very open to a wide variety of styles.


Born in Paris in 1993, Susanna Fini discovered the violin at the age of 5 and began her studies in the Conservatory of Cergy-Pontoise. In 2012 she joins the Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève- Neuchâtel (Switzerland), where she gets her Bachelor Diploma and her Master of Arts in Music Pedagogy in the class of Professor Stefan Muhmenthaler. Susanna is also a very active orchestra musician, taking part in many different projects: Orchestre Français des Jeunes, Järvi Academy Youth Symphony Orchestra, Gustav Mahler Jungendorchester... Since 2016, she has a position of substitute in the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne and Orchestre de Chambre Fribourgeois. She is equally very involved in diverse chamber music groups and projects like the Baltic Quartet, Duo100mots and Ensemble Orion. She currently continues her studies for a second Master Diploma, now focused on Music Performance, and starts to play as a Praktikant in Bern

Symphonic Orchestra.




Programme:


Reinhold Glière (1875 – 1956)

Eight pieces for violin and cello opus 39

1. Prélude

2. Gavotte

3. Berceuse

4. Canzonetta

5. Intermezzo

6. Impromptu

7. Scherzo

8. Étude



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)

Duo for violin and cello in G Major KV 423



Interlude - Διάλειμμα



Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937)

Sonata for violin and cello (1922)

1. Allegro

2. Très vif

3. Lent

4. Vif, avec entrain



Johan Halvorsen (1864 – 1935)

Georg Friedrich Haendel (1685 – 1759)

Passacaglia in G minor (1894)








Sunday 22.07 at 21:00



Trio Infernale








German violinist Felix Froschhammer captivates audiences with his wide-ranging performance skills. First Violinist of the Casal Quartet and Concert Master of the Neuchâtel Symphony Orchestra and Sinfonietta de Lausanne (Switzerland), Felix is also active as a soloist and plays an important role in the group Tri i Dve, an ensemble specialising in Balkan music. Previous engagements include appearances at the Salzburg Festspiele, Gstaad Menuhin Festival, the Rheingau Musikfestival, Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, Styriarte Graz, Schwetzinger SWR, Haydnfestspiele Eisenstadt, Murten Classics, the Bodensee and Cully Classique festivals, as well as at world-renowned venues in Shanghai, Bangkok, Moscow, Singapore, Lucerne, Milan and Paris. Felix’s performances have been broadcast on Radio France, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Österreichischer Rundfunk, Südwestdeutscher Rundfunk, Deutschlandfunk, Radio Suisse Romande Espace 2, France 2, Arte TV and Mezzo.


Born in a family of musicians, Indira began her cello studies with her parents. A graduate of the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, Indira studied with Vagram Saradjian in Houston, Ronald Leonard in Los Angeles and after with Jean-Guihen Queyras, completing her Masters Studies and Soloist Diploma in Freiburg, Germany. In addition, Indira has completed her chamber music studies as a part of the piano trio “Areti” at the Instituto de Musica de Camara de Reina Sofia de Madrid under Ralf Gothoni. Indira has won numerous prizes in prestigious international competitions, including Aram Khachaturian International Cello Competition in Armenia, Luis Sigall International Cello Competition in Chile and Pasadena Showcase Instrumental Competition in Los Angeles, California.


Cited by the press as a pianist “with extraordinary energy, clarity and precision”, Alexia Mouza aged 11 was awarded First Prize with honours at the “Filon 2000” Pan-Hellenic Piano Competition. Winner of the Cittá di Cantú International Competition as well as of the Press Prize (2005), of the Giorgos Thymis Piano Competition in Thessaloniki (2008), and of the 2nd Prize of the International Piano Competition Val Tidone (2009). Recently, she was awarded Third Prize at the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan (2015) and First Prize at the International Piano Competition “Delia Steinberg” in Madrid (2015). She was also awarded in 2015 by the Academy of Athens. A Greek-Venezuelan, Alexia Mouza was born in Athens in 1989, and began taking lessons from her mother at a very early age. From 1999 till 2013 she was enrolled at the International Piano Academy in Imola (Italy) under the guidance of Leonid Margarius and Anna Kravtchenko. She did her Postgraduate studies (Artist Diploma, 2013) at the College of Fine Arts, Boston University, with Boaz Sharon, with scholarships from the Greek State and Boston University. She was further enrolled at Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Tel Aviv under the guidance of Arie Vardi with whom she currently continues her studies.




Programme:


M. Ravel:  Duo for Violin and Cello

I. Allegro, II.  Tres Vif  


J. Haydn:  Piano Trio no. 39 in G Major, Hob. XV 25 “Gypsy”

I. Andante

III. Rodno


L. van Beethoven: Trio No.1 op.1 in E-flat Major

II. Adagio Cantabile


​F. Schubert:

Sonatensatz B-flat Major for piano trio



Interlude - Διάλειμμα



​R. Schumann:

Intermezzo for violin and piano from FAE sonata


​J. Brahms:

Scherzo for violin and piano from FAE Sonata


​P. I. Tchaikovsky:

Nocturne for cello and piano


J.  Klengel:

Scherzo for cello and piano, op.6


​A. Babdjanian:

Piano Trio in F Sharp Minor

II. Andante, III. Allegro Vivace







Wednesday 18.07 at 21:00



Latin Fever










Gregor Huebner is an award-winning, Grammy - nominated composer & violinist, celebrated by audiences and critics alike for his visionary work across genres. His music has been described by The New York City Jazz Record as “challenging and vivid… seamlessly incorporating chamber elements with Avant Garde Jazz,” while All About Jazz describes him as “a virtuoso with broad experience in large and small classical ensembles.” Huebner’s recent El Violin Latino, an album exploring the role of the violin in traditional Latin American music, was praised by The Wall Street Journal as “by turns sexy and sly, impassioned and dreamy, his collection of well-known tunes, unexpected arrangements and original compositions brings together far-flung members of the fiddle diaspora.”

http://www.gregorhuebner.com




Jerome Goldschmidt, percussion, was born in Luxembourg in 1968. Already during his teenager years, he obtained many international awards. As a member of “Luxembourg Percussion”, he played in Austria, Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Switzerland and Poland. He also worked with Atmosphere (Jazz-Rock) and Park Café (Pop) and was an occasional sub at the RTL Symphony Orchestra.

http://www.percussiontutor.com/portfolio/jerome




Klaus Mueller, a jazz pianist of diverse influences and abilities, was born in Germany and raised in Japan, Chile, and Brazil. After graduating from Stuttgart University of Music and Performing Arts in 1998, he was granted a full scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service to further complete his studies at the New School in New York.

http://www.klausmuellermusic.com/Bio/




Veit Hübner, double bass, is a founding member of the music comedy group Tango Five, which played successfully on national and international stages for over 26 years. His "Tales in Tones Trio" won several awards in Germany. Hübner works regularly with Walter Sittler, Ulrich Kienzle, Joo Kraus, Salsa Fuerte and the tango bandoneonist Raul Jaurena. In the classical area with the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra. He is co-founder and artistic director of the Halden Festival, which will be held for the twelfth time in 2015. He has also been the first chairman of Jazzkultur Korntal-Münchingen e.V. for 10 years, for whom he organises a regular jazz series. 

http://www.veithuebner.de






Thursday 05.07 at 21:00



Symphonic Orchestra in Mani










The Symphonic Wind Orchestra Danubia Symphonic Winds (DSW) is a cooperation project of 5 music schools in the area around Klosterneuburg near Vienna. The aim of the collaboration is to offer young, energetic musicians the opportunity to experience symphonic music in a great literature and to interpret it at the highest possible level in concerts.


The following music schools are involved:

Klosterneuburg: Dir. Ariadne Basili

Region Wagram: Dir. Markus Holzer

Sieghartskirchen: Dir. MMag. Andreas Simbeni

Traismauer: Dir. Andreas Rauscher

Tulln: Dir. Karl Hemmelmayer



Conductor

Andreas Simbeni studied horn, instrumental pedagogy, ensemble conducting, wind orchestra conducting, instrumentation and composition in Graz, Vienna, Linz and Bolzano. Since 2004 he has been teaching wind orchestra ensemble conducting at the ÖO Landesmusikschulwerk and is director of the Sieghartskirchen Regional Music School. With the Youth Wind Orchestra and the Sieghartskirchen Symphonic Wind Orchestra he achieved top positions in Austrian Youth Wind Orchestra competitions. From 2011 to 2015 he studied wind orchestra conducting at the Bolzano Conservatory with Prof. Thomas Doss. Since 2012 the conductor of the Akademische Bläserphilharmonie Vienna.



Project 2018

Cultural exchange with Greece

It is a collaboration between our orchestra (enriched with Greek wind instruments) and the local choir. A work by the Greek composer Stathis Gyftakis, which was composed especially for this instrumentation and for this event, will be performed. This program is combined with popular Austrian music (waltzes, dances, etc.) and classical Greek dances. 



Programme:


David Maslanka                                   

On this bright Morning              


Artie Shaw                                             

Concerto for Clarinet                              


Erice Whitacre                                      

Godzilla eats Las Vegas



Interlude - Διάλειμμα



Jan van der Roost                                            

Puszta, 4 gypsy dances                     


Thomas Doss                                        

Blue Ribbon                                    


Stathis Giftakis                                           

3 Lieder Für Blasorchester & Chor


Nikos Skalkotas                                           

Aus „Griechische Tänze“, No 8     


Johann Strauss/arr. Andreas Simbeni

Donau-Walzer                                   


Danubia Symphonic Winds

Clarinet – Viktoria Egretzberger

Dirigent – Andreas Simbeni

Voice: Olga Grammatikopoulou







Friday 29.06 at 21:00



Almost Blue

Real Time Jazz Compositions









David Friedmann, the world-famous vibraphone icon and professor of jazz in New York and Berlin since 2 generations, finds his way into the Mani!


He is accompanied by the Vienna Generation Trio

Paula Langthaler: Piano, Tobias Pustelnik: Saxophone, Uli Langthaler: Bass


Uli Langthaler is a fantastic jazz bassist from Vienna who performs and teaches all over the world since 40 years.

His daughter Paula Langthaler has recently completed her studies in classical and jazz piano with success in Vienna.

Tobias Pustelnik is a young, internationally requested saxophonist from Austria, having studied at the charismatic Jazz Conservatory in Amsterdam.


A wonderful evening with high quality music and spontaneous communication between - until now - to each other unknown music veterans is waiting for you!




David Friedman is an internationally celebrated Vibraphonist, composer, and educator. He has played with The Who’s Who of Jazz and classical music, such as Leonard Bernstein, Bobby McFerrin, Wayne Shorter, George Benson, and Yoko Ono, to just name a few. in 2013 he premiered a work for improvised vibraphone and orchestra with Maestro Dennis Russell Davies and the Bruckner Symphony Orchestra. Last year David was inducted into the “Percussive Arts Society” Hall of Fame. He has received Life Achievement awards in Italy and Belgium. David has just formed his own record label and is touring with his new critically acclaimed “Generations Trio”.


Uli Langthaler 

Uli Langthaler was born 1959 in austria, studied bass with R. Hansen at the Conservatory of Vienna. 1987 - 1991 Member of the Orchester der Vereinigten Bühnen Wien. He plays (played) among others with R. Österreicher big band, Vienna Bigband Machine, Concert Jazz Orchestra Vienna, a.o. He Co-leads "Kent Langthaler 7", a band consisting of rhythm section and 4 Hornplayers (CD "Intention"). He is teaching Jazzbass, ensemble and improvisation at the Konservatorium der Stadt Wien and at the Landeskonservatorium Klagenfurt. Workshops and lessons at conservatories and music universities in Mexico city, Kathmandu, Jakarta, Riga, Sibiu, Hanoi, Odessa, Bankok, Jerevan, Beijing, Johannesburg. Tours in Mexico, Asia, Europe, Africa, Ukraine.


Tobias Pustelnik is a young, internationally requested saxophonist from Austria, having finalised hes studies at the charismatic Jazz Conservatory in Amsterdam. Born 1991, he studying Jazz at the „Kunstuniversität Graz“ with Karlheinz Miklin and Jazz Conservatoir Amsterdam. Member of the Jazzorchestra Zagreb (2012-2016), performed frequently in radio and television with worldclass musicians (Miguel Zenon, Arturo O’Farrill, John Fedchock, Don Menza, Eric Truffaz, Matthias Rüegg and many more.). Member of the former „Piotr Pawlak Jazztett“, performing in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, France, Poland. 

-Winner of the „Jazz nad Odra“ Jazzcompetition in Wroclaw (PL) in 2012. - 2nd place at the „Getxo“ Jazzcompetition in Spain (2012)
- Finalist at the European Jazz competition in Rome 2012. 

2nd place at the Jazzcompetition in Zilina (SK) with the „Balazs Balogh Quintett“ in 2015 Finalist at the „Marianne Mendt Nachwuchsförderung“ in St.Pölten (AT) in 2012 

I lived in Amsterdam from 2014 - 2016 to do my Masters with Ferdinand Povel, Jasper Blom, Simon Rigter and Joris Roelofs. Member of the „Generations Unit 2016“ in Frauenfeld (CH). Touring through Switzerland for two weeks with Adrian Mears and a selected group of young musicians from all around the world. Currently based in Vienna and a active member of the Austrian Jazz scene. Sideman in the follwoing groups: „Balazs Balogh Quintett“, „Daniel Holzleitner Comprovisition Project“ „Gerhard Ornig Quintett“, „Lajos Toth Quartett“, „Steiermark Jazzorchester“, „Riverside Big Band“, „ Graz Composers Orchestra“. I also had the honor to share the stage with following musicians (already mentioned ones excluded): Dick Oatts, John Clayton, John Hollenbeck, Rick Margitza, Ed Neumeister, Ed Partyka, Arkady Shilkloper, Mike Holober, Mike Abene and many more.. 


Paula Langthaler was born into a musical family. At the age of 7 she started playing piano and singing and shortly after she got member of “Gumpoldskirchner Spatzen” a children’s choir where she stayed 10 years and toured trough all of Europe. At the age of 15 she started playing saxophone. After graduating from the music high school “Musikgymnasium Wien Neustiftgasse“ she studied classical piano pedagogy at the “Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien“ with Prof. Leonore Aumaier. Parallel she started studying Jazz piano at the „Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität Wien“ with Prof. Oliver Kent. She is now teaching classical and jazz piano and is playing as a sidewoman and with her own band “La.Do Quintet” mainly in Austria and Europe. As she also lived in Strasbourg for one year and studied with Prof. Eric Watson she got in touch with the rich free jazz scene in France. Her music is heavily influenced by her two beloved musical styles, classical music and jazz, that she is constantly combining in a subtle way.



Article about David Friedmann







Friday 15.06 at 21:00



"Impressions Stream"

Greek & French Classical Music

Merges with Jazz








Programme:


H.Villa-Lobos, Pequena - Σουίτα για βιολοντσέλο και πιάνο (1913)

Pequena-suite for cello and piano

Romancette – Legendária - Harmonias soltas - Fugato all'antica – Melodia - Gavotte-scherzo


S.Guillaume, Habanera - Seguirya για σαξόφωνο, βιολοντσέλο και πιάνο (2017)

Habanera-Seguirya for saxophone,cello and piano

Songe à Galata για βιολοντσέλο και πιάνο, for cello and piano


C.Debussy, Minstrels, πρελούδιο για πιάνο, prelude for piano

Le petit negre,για πιάνο, for piano


S.Guillaume, Trois lignes - Yedi για σαξόφωνο, βιολοντσέλο και πιάνο, for saxophone,

cello and piano


Interlude - Διάλειμμα


G. Di Giusto, Angeles caidos, για βιολοντσέλο και πιάνο, for cello and piano


V.Mendoza, Ambivalence (1990), διασκευή του Stéphane Guillaume για  σαξόφωνο, βιολοντσέλο και πιάνο, revision from Stephane Guillaume for saxophone, cello and piano


H.Tomasi, Chant corse (1932), διασκευή του  Stéphane Guillaume για σακόφωνο, βιολοντσέλο και πιάνο, revision from Stephane Guillaume for saxophone, cello and piano


M.Grailler, L’Île aux cygnes (1991), διασκευή του Stephane Guillaume για σαξόφωνο, βιολοντσέλο και πιάνο, revision from Stephane Guillaume for saxophone, cello and piano


Γ.Κουρουπός, 13 όγδοα με αγάπη, για πιάνο

G.Kouroupos, 13 eighth with love, for piano


Π.Κούκος, Αρ.5 από τη σουίτα για βιολοντσέλο και πιάνο

P.Koukos, No 5 from the suite for cello and piano


Μ.Χατζιδάκις, Μην τον ρωτάς τον ουρανό- Εφτά τραγούδια θα σου πω, διασκευή του Stephane Guillaume για σαξόφωνο, βιολοντσέλο και πιάνο

M.Hatzidakis, Two songs for saxophone, cello and piano, revision from Stephane Guillaume





Sedef Ercetin, cello

Born in Istanbul, Sedef Ercetin began her musical apprenticeship with the piano at the age of five. After her studies in the cello class of the State Conservatory of the University of Istanbul, she moved to Paris and entered the Higher Cycle of the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, and obtained the Diplomas of Performance, Teaching and Chamber Music with special mention of the Jury. She attended the masterclasses of many international soloists, such as Geneviève Teulière, Raphaël Sommer, Hugh McKenzie, Boris Baraz... During her stay in Paris, she recorded Bach's suites, and developed her solo career with numerous major European orchestras, as well as with the duo she formed with the Greek pianist Maria Papapetropoulou. In 1999, he was awarded the "Abdi-Itekçi" Turco-Greek Peace and Friendship Prize. At the same time, Sedef also integrates numerous formations with great diversity of style, such as Tango and South American music (with the "Gotan Trio", Gerardo di Guisto...), improvisation and jazz (with Liz McComb, Florin Niculescu, Christian Escoudé, Kerem Görsev...). Discography: 2011 Metamorphosis, with Maria Papapetropoulou (A.K. Müzik), 2008 Champan Rosado with the Paris Gotan Trio (C.N.R. Discos)


Stephane Guillaume, saxophone

Stephane began to rub shoulders with the world of jazz musicians at the age of 17, while he was awarded 1st prize at the Paris Conservatory for classical saxophone. He celebrated his twenty years on tour with the National Jazz Orchestra in which Laurent Cugny hired him in 1994. Sideman, now sought after, will follow numerous participations in various projects, notably alongside Patrice Caratini, Claude Nougaro, Didier Lockwood, the Paris Jazz Big Band, Peter Erskine, Vince Mendoza... He obviously did not neglect his career as a leader and composer by producing five albums under his name. In 2009, the Académie du Jazz awarded him the prestigious "Django Reinhardt" award for the best French jazz artist, as well as the prize for the best French jazz album for "Windmills Chronicles". Stéphane teaches saxophone, flute and arrangement at CMDL (Centre des Musiques Didier Lockwood), for many years. He also directs the Big Band of the students there.

Discography: 2014 Pewter Session (Gemini Records / Whale) - 2009 Windmills Chronicles (Gemini/Sphinx), 2006 Intramuros (O+ Music / Harmonia Mundi) - 2003 Soul Role (O+ Music / Harmonia Mundi), 1996 Miage (Pygmalion / Musidisc)


Maria Papapetropoulou, piano

Maria Papapetropoulou studied piano at the Athenaeum Conservatory with Popi Michailidou and graduated from the Nikos Skalkottas Conservatory where she received the first prize of honor unanimously. After studying at both the École Normale Supérieure de Musique de Paris and the Conservatoire National d'Orléans, she won the Onassis scholarship and continued her singing accompaniment studies at the University of Karlsruhe, where she obtained her master's degree with honours. Maria has worked as a soloist with the Athens National Orchestra and the Orchestra of Colours (Greece) as well as with the Ryazan Philharmonic Orchestra (Russia) and the Münster Youth Orchestra (Germany). Maria has recorded several times for the Greek National Radio with the National Ensemble of Modern Music conducted by conductor Theodore Antoniou. She has given numerous recitals and appeared in numerous chamber music concerts in Greece, France, Italy and Turkey.

She currently teaches accompaniment and chamber music at the Kalamata Conservatory. Discography: 2011 Metamorphosis, with Sedef Ercetin (A.K. Müzik), 2008 The Music Box and others Melodies with Theodora Mpaka (Subways Music)






 

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