Chamber Music Evening N° 6

Tibor Gyenge Violin
Federico Kasik Violin
Robert Kusnyer Violin
Michael Schmid Violin
Florian Richter Viola
Michael Horwath Viola
Holger Grohs Viola
Norbert Anger Cello
Friedwart Christian Dittmann Cello
Titus Maack Violoncello
Andreas Ehelebe Double Bass
Dresdner Kammerharmonie

Richard Strauss

  • Serenade for 13 Wind Instruments in E flat major, Opus 13

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  • String Quintet No. 6 E flat major, K. 614

Richard Strauss

  • »Metamorphosen«, reconstruction of the original version for String Septet by Rudi Leopold

As part of the »Richard Strauss Days at the Semperoper«

  • 13.04.2023
    20:00 Uhr
    Semperoper
    Tickets
    Ticket price:
    10.00 €

Tibor Gyenge

Assistant 1st Concertmaster

Born in Sibiu, Romania, in 1989 into a Hungarian-Romanian family of musicians, Tibor Gyenge received his first violin lessons from his father. 

Subsequently he attended the Béla Bartók Music School and the Music High School in Szombathely before moving to Graz to study at the city’s University of the Arts under Prof. Silvia Marcovici. In 2012 he completed his bachelor’s degree with distinction. From 2014 to 2016 Tibor Gyenge studied for a master’s degree under Prof. Daniel Gaede at the Nuremberg University of Music. During these years he also held a teaching position at the university.

His musical education was further enriched by numerous master classes given by star violinists such as Zakhar Bron, Leonidas Kavakos, Daniel Stabrawa, György Pauk, Itzhak Rashkovsky, Krzysztof Wegrzyn, Ulf Hoelscher and Kristóf Baráti.

 

Tibor Gyenge’s skills in chamber music have been honed through contact with members of the Fauré, Manderling, Lindsay and Carmina Quartets, as well as collaborations with artists such as Rudolf Leopold, István Várdai, Claudio Martinez-Mehner, Christian Euler, Ivan Monighetti and principal players of the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic orchestras.

As a soloist he has performed with the Hungarian Chamber Orchestra, the Camerata Pro Musica, the Bad Reichenhaller Philharmonic, the Savaria Symphony Orchestra and the Satu-Mare State Philharmonic “Dinu Lipatti”.

After a 12-month contract with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, he was engaged as concertmaster at the State Philharmonic in Nuremberg.

Since 2016 Tibor Gyenge has been assistant 1st concertmaster of the 1st violins at the Staatskapelle Dresden.

Federico Kasik

Assistant 1st Concertmaster

Florian Richter

Florian Richter got his first lessons for violin at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater »Felix Mendelsson Bartholdy« in Leipzig with Professor Klaus Hertel. In 2000 he changed to the viola and one year later he moved at the music high school »Schloss Belvedere« in Weimar in the class of Professor Erich Krüger.

He studied at the »Hochschule für Franz Liszt Weimar« as a multiple Federal Prize winner of »Jugend Musiziert« with Professor Ditter Leser and Professor Erich Krüger and completed his education with the concert exam.

 

Florian Richter was scholarship holder of Hans und Eugenia Jütting Stiftung, Deutschen Stiftung Musikleben and der Carl Flesch Akademie. As a soloist he played for example under the direction of Johannes Klumpp, Helmuth Rilling, Stefan Solyom, Michael Sanderling und Marek Janowski. He was solo violist at Staatskapelle Weimar 2010 to 2012 and also at Staatsorchester Stuttgart 2012 to 2017.

Until 2017 he was also active at the music high school »Schloss Belvedere« in Weimar for young viola players.

Since October 2017 Florian Richter has been professor for viola at the Hochschule für Musik in Nuremberg and since August 2017 also solo violist of the Staatskapelle Dresden.

Michael Horwath

Vorspieler

Born in 1974, Michael Horwath took violin lessons in his hometown of Berlin before going on to study viola under Felix Schwartz at the city’s “Hanns Eisler” Academy of Music. In 1998 he continued his training with Erich Krüger in Weimar, where he also completed postgraduate studies.

Michael Horwath joined the Staatskapelle Dresden August 2000, and since 2004 has held the position of Vorspieler of the violas.

He has participated in numerous international master classes given by Kim Kashkashian, Jürgen Kussmaul, Thomas Riebl and Norbert Brainin.

 

 

 

 

Furthermore, he is a passionate performer of chamber music and a regular guest at international chamber music festivals such as the Concerts aux Iles du Bic in Canada.

Michael Horwath is a member of the Dresden String Quintet and the ensemble frauenkirche. He has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in the Semperoper Dresden, the Gewandhaus Leipzig, at the Schwetzingen Festival and the Kölner Philharmonie.

Holger Grohs

Holger Grohs wurde 1972 in Erlangen geboren und erhielt seinen ersten Violinunterricht im Alter von sechs Jahren. Erste Erfahrungen im Orchesterspiel erwarb er als Konzertmeister des Bayerischen Landesjugendorchesters. Sein Musikstudium absolvierte er an der Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main bei Walter Forchert und an der Hochschule für Musik Würzburg bei Herwig Zack. Prägenden Einfluss auf seine künstlerische Entwicklung hatte Franco Gulli, bei dem Holger Grohs zwei Jahre an der Indiana University Bloomington in den USA studierte. Weitere Anregungen erhielt er bei zahlreichen Meisterkursen und Festivals wie z.B. als Stipendiat der Carl Flesch Akademie in Baden-Baden bei Saschko Gawriloff, bei der Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena und dem Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo.

Seit 2001 ist Holger Grohs Mitglied der Sächsischen Staatskapelle Dresden, 2013 wurde er stellvertretender Konzertmeister der Zweiten Violinen, im Dezember 2015 wurde er zum Konzertmeister der Zweiten Violinen ernannt. er widmet sich neben seiner Tätigkeit im Orchester auch intensiv der Kammermusik – und wechselt dabei häufig von der Geige zur Bratsche. So konzertierte er November 2015 im Rahmen einer China-Tournee der Sächsischen Staatskapelle als Bratschist mit dem Dresdner Streichquartett und ist auch regelmäßig als Geiger und Bratscher in diversen Formationen in Kammerabenden der Sächsischen Staatskapelle auf der Bühne der Semperoper zu erleben.

Norbert Anger

Concertmaster

Norbert Anger is regarded as one of the most outstanding cellists of his generation, and has appeared as a soloist with major orchestras, such as the Orchestre de Paris, the State Symphony Orchestra of Moscow, the Staatskapelle Dresden and the Beethoven Orchester Bonn.

He has made guest-appearances at renowned international venues, such as the Salle Gaveau, the Salle Pleyel and the Comédie des Champs-Elysées, the Moscow Philharmonic and the Semperoper Dresden, and has collaborated with conductors such as Christian Thielemann, Vladimir Spivakov, John Storgårds and Andrea Marcon. 

Norbert Anger has impressed the music world as a laureate of many international competitions, such as the Concours Rostropovich in Paris, the Tschaikovsky Competition in Moscow, the Paulo Cello Contest in Helsinki and the Deutsche Musikwettbewerb. As a devoted chamber musician, he has worked together with many distinguished musicians, such as Hartmut Rohde, Latica Honda-Rosenberg, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt and David Geringas, and has performed at international music festivals, such as the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele and the Festival Mitte Europa.

Norbert Anger started his musical education at Dresden’s Special School of Music Carl Maria von Weber, with Christoph Schulze. Already at an early age, he attracted public interest by winning international competitions, such as the Vibrarte Competition in Paris and the Domenico Gabrielli Competition in Berlin. He completed his studies with Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt at the Berlin University of Arts, and also gained valuable musical input from David Geringas, Heinrich Schiff and Sir Colin Davis.

In 2012, the German label Genuin Classics released his first CD with works by Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann and Debussy, which was highly praised by the press.

Since 2013, Norbert Anger holds the position of First Concertmaster of the cello section of the Staatskapelle Dresden, and recently in 2015, he was also named solo cellist of the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra.

As a laureate of the 21st Competition of the German Fund of Musical Instruments, he was entrusted with an instrument made by Andrea Guaneri, ex Ludwig Hoelscher, Cremona 1691 - a funding commitment by the Dr. Meyer-Struckmann Foundation. Presently, Norbert Anger plays a violoncello by Domenico Montagnana, ex Hekking, Venice 1721. 

Norbert Anger plays strings exclusively by Larsen strings A/S.

Andreas Ehelebe

Principal Bass

Andreas Ehelebe was born in Wernigerode in 1994 and received piano lessons from an early age. At the age of eleven he switched to the double bass and was initially trained by Andreas Nettels and Prof. Frithjof- Martin Grabner. He studied with Prof. Dorin Marc at the Nuremberg University of Music.

Early on, Andreas won several prizes at the competition »Jugend Musiziert« in the categories »double bass solo« and »duo string instrument/piano« and gained his first orchestral experience in the state and national youth orchestras.

He also played as a guest in the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, the SWR Symphony Orchestra Freiburg and Baden-Baden, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra Academy of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra and as a scholarship holder of the Orchestra Academy with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, where

he was taught by Prof. Janne Saksala.

At the 2015 German Music Competition, Andreas was awarded a scholarship and participated in the 2016/2017 season of the »Bundesauswahl Konzerte Junger Künstler«.

He also received first prize and the Audience Award at the International Lake Constance Music Competition Überlingen 2015 and at the International Instrumental Competition Markneukirchen 2017. At the 2018 International Johann Matthias Sperger Competition, Andreas was also awarded a first prize, along with several special prizes.

Andreas is supported by the Märkische Kulturkonferenz, the Richard-Wagner Verband, the Peter Pirazzi Foundation, the Oscar and Vera Ritter Foundation, the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes and the Villa Musica Rheinland-Pfalz.

Since 2020 he has the position of the principal double bass in the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden.