The 2023 Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival,
which has just ended, was a great success!

We thank the artists, the Festival production team and staff, and, of course, the audience who came to celebrate with us.

Looking forward to seeing you in September 2024!

Ticket sales to Festival Friends commence 7.7.2024
Ticket sales to the general public commence 14.7.2024

Seven exciting concerts

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Dear friends,

We welcome you back to our Festival to celebrate the power of music to soothe and uplift. This year’s event promises an exhilarating line-up of seven concerts, featuring a diverse range of well-known and challenging compositions.
Our theme for this year’s Festival is migrant composers. Throughout history, musicians and composers have travelled and migrated, crossing borders and cultures with their universal language of music. Whether driven by political turmoil, economic opportunities, the pursuit of self-fulfillment or simple wanderlust, these artists left their native lands and to a greater or lesser extent blended their creative idioms with their adopted cultures, often resulting in powerful new expressions.
The displacement of composers in the twentieth century, driven by forces such as antisemitism and political persecution, played a defining role in shaping musical history. In this Festival, we honour Mahler, Bartók, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Rachmaninov, Korngold and his fellow composers who thrived in Hollywood, all of whom found refuge in the United States and contributed significantly to the emerging school of American music.
Financial incentives also drove some composers, including Bloch, Bartók and Dvořák, to seek stability in new locations. Before their tragic deaths, Schulhoff, Ullmann and Krása all moved to neighbouring countries to further their development. Yet further back in time, composers such as Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms, and the two Schumanns made significant moves to the musical centres of 19th-century Europe.
Join us in September to revel in the extraordinary works of these composers and many more. Cherished musicians and fresh talents will come together to present a diverse and inspiring programme, ensuring an unforgettable experience.

PROGRAMME

Gustav Mahler

Piano Quartet in A minor

  • Clara-Jumi Kang violin
  • Adrien La Marca viola
  • Tim Park cello
  • Yulianna Avdeeva piano

Johannes Brahms

Hungarian Dances, Book I, WoO 1

  • Yulianna Avdeeva, Nathalia Milstein piano

Mieczysław Weinberg

Violin Sonata no. 4, op. 39

  • Clara-Jumi Kang violin
  • Nathalia Milstein piano

Intermission

Gustav Mahler

Rückert Lieder

  • Dorothea Röschmann soprano
  • Elena Bashkirova piano

Johannes Brahms

Clarinet Quintet in B minor, op. 115

  • Pablo Barragan clarinet
  • Rainer Honeck, Maria Ioudenitch violins
  • Adrien La Marca viola
  • Ivan Karizna cello

Béla Bartók

Contrasts, Sz.111

  • Diana Tischenko violin
  • Pablo Barragan clarinet
  • Yulianna Avdeeva piano

Erich Korngold 

Piano Quintet, op. 15

  • Clara-Jumi Kang, Diana Tishchenko violins
  • Adrien La Marca viola
  • Astrig Siranossian cello
  • Nathalia Milstein piano

Intermission

Alban Berg

4 Pieces for Clarinet & Piano, op. 5

  • Pablo Barragán clarinet
  • Sunwook Kim piano

Arnold Schoenberg

Verklärte Nacht, op. 4

  • Rainer Honeck, Maria Ioudenitch violins
  • Adrien La Marca, Madeleine Carruzzo violas
  • Ivan Karizna, Xenia Jankovic cellos

Clara Wieck-Schumann

3 Romances, op. 22 

  • Diana Tishchenko violin
  • Benjamin Hochman piano

Robert Schumann

Liederkreis, op. 39

  • Dorothea Röschmann soprano
  • Elena Bashkirova piano

Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel

String Quartet in E flat major, H. 277

  • Diana Tishchenko, Mark Karlinsky violins
  • Madeleine Carruzzo viola
  • Astrig Siranossian cello

Intermission

Gideon Klein

Piano Sonata

  • Benjamin Hochman piano

Felix Mendelssohn  

String Quintet no. 2 in B flat major, op. 87

  • Rainer Honeck, Diana Tishchenko violins
  • Gerard Caussé, Madeleine Carruzzo violas
  • Frans Helmerson cello

Bohuslav Martinů

Piano Trio no. 1, H.193 Cinq Pièces Brèves

  • Maria Ioudenitch violin
  • Tim Park cello
  • Sunwook Kim piano

Antonín Dvořák

Poetic Tone Pictures, op. 85 (selection)

  • Elena Bashkirova piano

Erwin Schulhoff

Sextet for Strings

  • Mihaela Martin, Mark Karlinsky violins
  • Gerard Caussé, Madeleine Carruzzo violas
  • Xenia Jankovic, Tim Park cellos

Intermission

Hans Krása

Passacaglia & Fugue for String Trio

  • Maria Ioudenitch violin
  • Madeleine Carruzzo viola
  • Astrig Siranossian cello

Antonín Dvořák

Piano Quartet no. 2 in E flat major, op. 87

  • Renaud Capuçon violin
  • Gerard Caussé viola
  • Ivan Karizna cello
  • Yulianna Avdeeva piano

Sergei Prokofiev

Overture on Hebrew Themes, op. 34

  • Pablo Barragan clarinet
  • Marc Bouchkov, Mark Karlinsky violins
  • Gerard Caussé viola
  • Astrig Siranossian cello
  • Plamena Mangova piano

Arnold Schoenberg

5 Songs from Brettl Lieder

  • Dorothea Röschmann soprano
  • Denis Kozhukhin piano

George Enescu

Violin Sonata no. 3 in A minor, op. 25

  • Mihaela Martin violin
  • Plamena Mangova piano

Intermission

Igor Stravinsky

Suite from The Soldier’s Tale

  • Pablo Barragan clarinet
  • Mihaela Martin violin
  • Benjamin Hochman piano

Sergei Rachmaninov

Trio élégiaque no. 2 in D minor, op. 9

  • Marc Bouchkov violin
  • Xenia Jankovic cello
  • Denis Kozhukhin piano

Franz Schubert

Sonata for Violin & Piano in D major, D. 384

  • Marc Bouchkov violin
  • Plamena Mangova piano

Franz Schubert

Moment musical no. 6 in A flat major, D. 780, op. 94
Impromptu in E flat major, D. 899, op. 90/2

  • Benjamin Hochman piano

Alexander von Zemlinsky

Clarinet Trio in D minor, op. 3

  • Pablo Barragan clarinet
  • Frans Helmerson cello
  • Sunwook Kim piano

Intermission

Gioacchino Rossini

Sonata a quattro no. 3 in C major

  • Marc Bouchkov, Clara-Jumi Kang violins
  • Tim Park cello
  • Omar Farjoun Bishara double bass

Franz Schubert

Piano Trio no. 1 in B flat major, op. 99, D. 898

  • Renaud Capuçon violin
  • Ivan Karizna cello
  • Elena Bashkirova piano

Felix Mendelssohn

Overture The Hebrides, op. 26

  • Elena Bashkirova, Denis Kozhukhin piano

Ernest Bloch

Méditation Hébraϊque

  • Astrig Siranossian cello
  • Denis Kozhukhin piano

Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel

Piano Trio in D minor, H. 465

  • Mihaela Martin violin
  • Frans Helmerson cello
  • Elena Bashkirova piano

Intermission

Ernest Bloch

Nigun from Baal Shem

  • Renaud Capuçon violin
  • Denis Kozhukhin piano

Felix Mendelssohn

Octet for Strings in E flat major, op. 20

  • Marc Bouchkov, Mark Karlinsky, Sergei Bresler, Uri Dror violins
  • Gerard Caussé, Madeleine Carruzzo violas
  • Xenia Jankovic, Ivan Karizna cellos

Gaby Shefler will perform on the YMCA carillon

before the concerts on the following dates:

Thursday 7 September 2023at 19:30
Friday 8 September 2023at 11:30
Friday 8 September 2023at 19:30
Saturday 9 September 2023at 11:30
Saturday 9 September 2023at 20:00

Participants

Piano

Yulianna Avdeeva
Elena Bashkirova
Benjamin Hochman
Sunwook Kim
Denis Kozhukhin
Plamena Mangova
Nathalia Milstein

Violin

Marc Bouchkov
Sergei Bresler
Renaud Capuçon
Uri Dror
Rainer Honeck
Maria Ioudenitch
Clara-Jumi Kang
Mark Karlinsky
Mihaela Martin
Diana Tishchenko

Viola

Madeleine Carruzzo
Gerard Caussé
Adrien La Marca

Cello

Frans Helmerson
Xenia Jankovic
Ivan Karizna
Tim Park
Astrig Siranossian

Double-bass

Omar Farjoun Bishara

Clarinet

Pablo Barragan

Soprano

Dorothea Röschmann

ALL ARTISTS

  • All
  • Piano
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Double Bass
  • Clarinet
  • Artistic Director
  • Soprano
  • Carillon
All
  • All
  • Piano
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Double Bass
  • Clarinet
  • Artistic Director
  • Soprano
  • Carillon
Yulianna Avdeeva Photo Maxim Abrossimow Piano

Yulianna Avdeeva

Pablo Barragan Photo Luis Castilla Clarinet

Pablo Barragán

Omar Farjoun Bishara Double Bass

Omar Farjoun Bishara

Marc Bouchkov Photo Nikolaj Lund Violin

Marc Bouchkov

Sergei Bresler Violin

Sergei Bresler

Renaud Capucon Photo Simon Fowler Violin

Renaud Capuçon

Madeleine Carruzzo Viola

Madeleine Carruzzo

Elena Bashkirova Piano

Elena Bashkirova

Gerard Caussé Viola

Gérard Caussé

Uri Dror Photo Yael Ilan Violin

Uri Dror

Frans Helmerson Cello

Frans Helmerson

Benjamin Hochman Photo Jennifer Taylor Piano

Benjamin Hochman

Rainer Honeck Violin

Rainer Honeck

Maria Ioudenitch Photo Andrej Grilc Violin

Maria Ioudenitch

Xenia Jankovic Photo Marco Borggreve Cello

Xenia Jankovic

Clara-Jumi Kang Violin

Clara-Jumi Kang

Ivan Karizna Cello

Ivan Karizna

Plamena Mangova Piano

Plamena Mangova

Mark Karlinsky Photo Dovile Sermokas Violin

Mark Karlinsky

Sunwook Kim Photo Marco Borggreve Piano

Sunwook Kim

Denis Kozhukhin Piano

Denis Kozhukhin

Adrien La Marka Photo Bernard Martinez Viola

Adrien La Marca

Mihaela Martin Violin

Mihaela Martin

Nathalia Milstein Photo Foppe Schut Piano

Nathalia Milstein

Tim Park Cello

Tim Park

Gaby Shefler Carillon

Gaby Shefler

Astrig Siranossian Cello

Astrig Siranossian

Diana Tishchenko Photo Laura Stevens Violin

Diana Tischenko

Dorothea Röschmann Photo Harald Hoffmann Soprano

Dorothea Röschmann

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