Chamber Music Evening N° 1

Robert Lis Violin
Yuki Manuela Janke Violin
Jörg Faßmann Violin
Michael Schmid Violin
Lenka Matějáková Violine
Florian Richter Viola
Anya Dambeck Viola
Uta Wylezol Viola
Eva-Maria Knauer Viola
Simon Kalbhenn Cello
Matthias Wilde Cello
Martin Knauer Double Bass
Andreas Hecker Piano

Anton Bruckner

  • Intermezzo in d minor, WAB 113

Josef Suk

  • Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, Opus 17

Jürgen Knauer

  • Trio for Violin, Viola and Double Bass (world premiere)

Bedřich Smetana

  • String Quartet No. 1 in e minor »From My Life«

  • Thursday
    20:00 Uhr

Robert Lis

1st Concertmaster

Robert Lis, geboren in Dabrowa Gornicza, Polen, begann mit 6 Jahren Geige zu spielen. Er ist einer der talentiertesten polnischen Geiger seiner Generation und Preisträger vieler nationaler und internationaler Geigenwettbewerbe. 2011 schloss er die Ignacy Paderewski Musikakademie in Poznan als Student von Prof. Dr. Marcin Baranowski mit Auszeichnung ab. 2012 erwarb er als Schüler von Ilya Grubert seinen zweiten Master-Abschluss am

Conservatorium van Amsterdam. In den Jahren 2010 bis 2012 war er assistierender Leiter der 2. Violinen in der Radio Kamer Filharmonie und von 2012 bis 2018 Zweiter Konzertmeister im Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest und seit 2018 Zweiter Konzertmeister der Sächsischen Staatskapelle Dresden. Robert Lis spielt eine Pietro-Floriani-Violine von 1835.

Yuki Manuela Janke

1st Concertmaster

Born into a family of musicians in Munich, her career began at an early age. Her breakthrough came at the latest with numerous prizes at the Sarasate, Paganini and Tchaikovsky competitions, which quickly took her to the world's most important stages as a soloist. As a soloist and chamber musician, Yuki Manuela Janke also inspires as concertmaster of the most traditional orchestras. Her interpretation of Richard Strauss' "Heldenleben" in the Golden Hall in Vienna with the Staatskapelle Dresden and Christian Thielemann attracted particular attention.
As concertmaster of the Staatskapelle Berlin, she enjoys the trust of conductors such as Daniel Barenboim and Zubin Mehta. She is a regular guest with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, the Leipzig Gewandhaus

Orchestra and various orchestras abroad. She received her most important musical impulses from Igor Ozim at the Mozarteum Salzburg and through chamber music collaborations with Christoph Eschenbach, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, the Hagen Quartet and the Tokyo String Quartet. Her broad repertoire ranges from baroque and romantic music to contemporary composers such as Jörg Widmann, Wolfgang Rihm, Krzysztof Meyer, Nicolas Bacri and Markus Schmitt. Her repertoire also includes forgotten works such as Franz Clement's Violin Concerto, which Janke recorded with Reinhard Goebel and the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra. She plays on a violin by Robert König & Michael Betcher.

Jörg Faßmann

Assistant 1st Concertmaster

Born in Dessau in 1966, Jörg Faßmann started violin lessons at the age of five. Only four years later he gave his solo debut with an orchestra. He studied violin from 1983 to 1989 at the Leipzig Conservatory of Music under Gustav Schmahl and Klaus Hertel as well as under Reinhard Ulbricht in Dresden. He has been a prize-winning entrant in international violin competitions.

After joining the Staatskapelle Dresden in 1987, Jörg Faßmann became deputy concertmaster in 1989. Alongside his orchestral duties, he has been a member of the Dresden String Trio since 1995, during which time the group has performed many concerts in Europe and elsewhere and produced numerous CDs. 

In addition he has collaborated for many years with the pianist Gunther Anger, frequently appearing at chamber music festivals and performing regularly in the Semperoper Dresden. As a solo performer he has been invited to appear with a number of German orchestras on tour in Italy and in Asia.

Furthermore, since 1991 Jörg Faßmann has been on the faculty of Dresden’s Conservatory of Music. In 2009 he was appointed to teach a masterclass at the Conservatorio Real Superior in Granada. In the same year he was invited to give concerts and workshops at the University of Wisconsin.

Florian Richter

Principal Viola

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.

Anya Dambeck

Assistant Principal Viola

Simon Kalbhenn

Principal Cello

Martin Knauer

Assistant Principal Bass