Duo-Rezital mit dem Capell-Virtuosen Frank Peter Zimmermann

Frank Peter Zimmermann Violin
Martin Helmchen Piano

Ludwig van Beethoven

  • Violin Sonata No. 8 in G Major, Opus 30 No. 3
  • Violinsonate Nr. 9 A-Dur op. 47 »Kreutzer-Sonate«
  • Violinsonate Nr. 10 G-Dur op. 96

Wandlungen des Ausdrucks

Immer wieder lässt sich Beethoven auf Experimente mit musikalischen Formen ein. Sei es das dialogische Zusammenspiel in seiner Violinsonate G-Dur op. 30, sei es sein virtuos-konzertanter Zugriff wie in der Violinsonate op. 47 oder eine auffallend gelöste, fast schon kontemplative Grundhaltung, wie sie der G-Dur-Sonate op. 96 eigen ist. Beethovens Ringen um neue Modelle der Gestaltung ist für den diesjährigen Capell-Virtuosen Frank Peter Zimmermann Anlass genug, die Vielseitigkeit seines Spiels unter Beweis zu stellen.

  • 01.11.2018
    20:00 Uhr
    Ticket price:
    6.00 – 33.00 €

    Frank Peter Zimmermann

    Acclaimed by the newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung as the »Oistrach of our time«, Frank Peter Zimmermann is a hugely popular violinist whose appearances have been thrilling not only audiences but also critics and fellow musicians for many years. At the world’s top classical venues he performs a highly diverse repertoire ranging from Johann Sebastian Bach to works by classical and romantic composers, as well as contemporary concertos by Brett Dean, Matthias Pintscher and

    Augusta Read Thomas. Frank Peter Zimmermann has appeared regularly in concert with the Staatskapelle Dresden since 1992, most recently in January 2010 when he performed Johannes Brahms’s Violin Concerto in the Semperoper, as well as on a tour of Scandinavia, under conductor Neeme Järvi. He plays a Stradivarius from 1711 formerly belonging to the legendary Fritz Kreisler.

    Martin Helmchen

    There are shooting stars who arrive on the concert scene like a bolt from the blue but then quickly disappear again. And there are musicians who gradually play their way into the limelight and at some point become an indispensable part of musical life. Winning the Clara Haskil Competition would normally have catapulted the 19-year-old Martin Helmchen to stardom in the classical world. The concert agencies and record companies proceeded slowly at first, however, and Martin Helmchen’s career developed gradually but steadily, for which he is extremely grateful in retrospect. »I had enough time and freedom to develop as an artist.«

    Born in 1982, Martin Helmchen was the first student from the former West Berlin to attend the Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Musikgymnasium, a school specializing in music, then studied at the Hanns Eisler School of Music with Galina Iwanzowa and in Hannover with the legendary Arie Vardi. Equipped with the virtuosic qualifications of the Russian school, Martin Helmchen developed his own musical approach and established himself among the elite of the piano world.

    He appears with the leading orchestras in Boston and Chicago, London and Cleveland, Paris and Tokyo and with the major German radio orchestras. He reached the pinnacle in his debuts with the Berlin, Vienna and New York Philharmonics and Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw Orchestra. He has collaborated regularly with such conductors as Herbert Blomstedt, Philippe Herreweghe, Vladimir Jurowski, the late Sir Neville Marriner, Andris Nelsons, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Michael Sanderling and, in particular, his long-time musical partner and supporter Christoph von Dohnányi.

    It is revealing that chamber music, the »most natural and most exhilarating form of music making«, is especially important to Martin Helmchen. He was particularly influenced in this genre by cellists Boris Pergamenschikow and Heinrich Schiff and performs regularly with Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, Veronika Eberle, Julia Fischer, Antoine Tamestit, Christian Tetzlaff, Antje Weithaas, Carolin Widmann, Juliane Banse and Matthias Goerne. He has been an associate professor at the Kronberg Academy since 2010.