At one of her rare appearances with orchestra, Martha Argerich, the grande dame of the piano, joined forces with world-famous cellist Mischa Maisky and the fabulous Lucerne Symphony Orchestra for the world premiere of a commissioned work by Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin – Romantic Offering, a double concerto for piano, cello and orchestra dedicated to its very first soloists. more
As part of the official Nobel Week, the world’s most renowned artists are gathering each year to pay tribute to the Nobel Laureates. The 2010 concert became a special highlight in the series with the young and brilliant world famous American violinist Joshua Bell performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major under Sakari Oramo, the Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. more
The world premiere of the opera “Metanoia” by Jens Joneleit opened the first season of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in the Schiller Theater on 3 October 2010.
With nearly 450 years of tradition, the Staatskapelle Berlin is one of the oldest orchestras in the world. Since 1992 Daniel Barenboim has served as its music director, and in 2000 the orchestra appointed him Chief Conductor for Life. Having already performed important cycles such as Beethoven, Brahms and Schumann together, Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle turn their focus on Bruckner’s symphonic opus. more
The unique recording of Chopin’s Piano Concertos featuring Evgeny Kissin and Nikolai Demidenko marked Frédéric Chopin’s 200th anniversary. The Russian star pianists were accompanied by the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Antoni Wit. The internationally celebrated concert event recorded live at the National Philharmonic Hall, Warsaw, presents Nikolai Demidenko with a marvelous performance of Chopin’s Concerto No. 1 and Evgeny Kissin with a most thrilling interpretation of Concerto No. 2. more