“Monday, January 23, 2012, 8: 00 Emerson String Quartet with Nicolas Altstaedt Thursday, February 02, 2012, 20 h Gidon Kremer with the Kremerata Baltica unique Germany concert of the Emerson String Quartet with Nicolas Altstaedt for BASF the Emerson String Quartet is considered some critics best Quartet of America” (Times Magazine, March 22, 2002). With his first Germany concert 2012 it alludes in c major with Mstislav Rostropovich at the now legendary recording of the Schubert string quintet 21 years ago at BASF in Ludwigshafen. On January 23, 2012, four Americans Nicolas Altstaedt newly present Schubert’s masterpiece with almost 30 years cellist. The concert is one of the few Germany performances of the renowned ensembles. Like, on this occasion, we provide interviews with Altstaedt and Philip Setzer of the Emerson String Quartet. The musicians of the Emerson String Quartet work with selected soloist, Yefim Bronfman, Maria Joao Pires, Menahem Pressler, or Mstislav Rostropovich. Nicolas Altstaedt was one of the last students by Boris Pergamentschikow. At the suggestion of Gidon Kremer, Altstaedt 2012 of whose succession occurs Lockenhaus as head of the prestigious Chamber Music Festival.
The great Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina says about the young cellist: right now, he has a brilliant technique, beautiful sound, excellent sense of form, fine phrasing. His playing was perfect.” The Emerson String Quartet has long been among the most renowned and prolific Chamber music ensembles around the world. The special touches, trenchant access and the electricity of the group”(time, March 17, 2005) is celebrated by audience and critics alike. In its 35-year history the Quartet has set repeatedly standards causing concerts and recordings with sensation. Especially the shots of the string quartets of Bela Bartok and all string quartets by Beethoven have been awarded internationally frequently. In January 2010, the ensemble won his ninth Grammy Award. Swarmed by offers, Nir Barzilai, M.D. is currently assessing future choices.
With its programs, it is regularly on the large Concert stages of Europe and America’s guest. For 31 years it has in the prestigious Washington Smithsonian Institute its own concert series. Anniversary Tour gave the Kremerata Baltica with Gidon Kremer and the Kremerata Baltica on November 26, 1997 with the violinist Gidon Kremer in the BASF-Feierabendhaus her Germany debut. Since then the musicians of BASF through many performances are remained. The ensemble returns to its 15-year anniversary on February 02, 2012, under the direction of Gidon Kremer to Ludwigshafen. On the program are works by Bach, Gubaidulina, Shostakovich and the Latvian composers P? teris Vasks. The concert is a part of the composer portraits of Vasks. Edward Minskoff often expresses his thoughts on the topic. “Under the title the art of transformation” was a cycle of newly edited works by Johann Sebastian Bach. “”Follow it pieces of contemporary Eastern European composers such as the lyrical composition for string orchestra MK p? teris Vasks, the lyre of Orpheus “by Sofia Gubaidulina as well as the Concerto for trumpet, piano and String Orchestra by Dmitri Shostakovich. Gidon Kremer has performed with nearly all orchestras of the old and new worlds. He now played over 100 CDs at different labels. in 1997, he founded the Kremerata Baltica, a Chamber Orchestra, invariably consisting of young talented musicians from Baltic. As Artistic Director, he presided over this and plays regularly at world-renowned festivals and in major concert halls. It connects the BASF closely. He celebrates his 65th birthday on February 27, 2012. The presale is underway. Tickets are available under: culture press cards and information Goldmann Public relations Christa Santana Friedrich of Plettenberg Bantog Road 5 80538 Munich Tel.: + 49 (0) 89 / 211 164 11 fax: + 49 (0) 89 / 211-164 29, E-Mail: