The Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival 3-7.9.2019

Dear Friends

With great pleasure we welcome you to the Twenty-Second Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival which, this year, as always, promises delight, beauty and discovery.

We are delighted to introduce you to Jörg Widmann, one of the most exciting musicians of our time. The intensity, beauty and effervescence of Widmann’s music have made him one of the most performed contemporary composers, his music joyously irresistible and communicative. As a clarinettist, Widmann is also one of today’s most charismatic performers. It is with great excitement that we welcome you on a voyage of discovery in the presence of this versatile and intriguing musician.  

We are also proud to present another type of celebration as we explore the waltz in all its splendour. No waltz party could be complete without the enchanting works of Johann Strauss II which appear throughout the Festival, and we will also hear wonderful waltzes by composers including Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Poulenc and Richard Strauss, culminating in the final concert with a traditional Viennese ensemble performing waltzes and polkas of many of the great ‘waltz kings’ who transformed the waltz into music that was not simply an accompaniment to dance but into an independent and exuberant musical art form.  

And, at the same time, we will also hear many other great works from composers both familiar and less well-known, performed by an outstanding roster of international and Israeli artists who promise to stimulate our senses and give you, our wonderful audience, an exhilarating time.

Elena Bashkirova.

 

PROGRAMME

Tuesday || 3 September 2019 || 7:30 PM
Wednesday || 4 September 2019 || 7:30 PM
Thursday || 5 September 2019 || 7:30 PM
Friday || 6 September 2019 || 12:00 PM
Friday || 6 September 2019 || 8:00 PM
Saturday || 7 September 2019 || 12:00 PM
Saturday || 7 September 2019 || 8:00PM

To our regret, Sir András Schiff and Alexander Knyazev have unfortunately been forced to cancel their participation in this year’s Festival, due to indisposition. As a result, certain changes have been made to the programme. We wish to express our great appreciation to all the musicians, and especially to cellist, Hillel Zori, who, at such short notice, have so willingly offered to replace them or perform alternative works.

ALL ARTISTS

  • All Instruments
  • Piano
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Double Bass
  • Clarinet
  • Horn
  • Harmonium
All Instruments
  • All Instruments
  • Piano
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Double Bass
  • Clarinet
  • Horn
  • Harmonium
Violin

Anton Barakhovsky

Violin

Michael Barenboim

Piano

Elena Bashkirova

Cello

Claudio Bohórquez

Violin

Marc Bouchkov

Viola

Madeleine Carruzzo

Viola

Gérard Caussé

Violin

Friedemann Eichhorn

Piano

Kirill Gerstein

Horn

Ben Goldscheider

Violin

Rainer Honeck

קסניה ינקוביץ' Cello

Xenia Jankovic

Viola

Ori Kam

Violin

Clara-Jumi Kang

Harmonium

Israel Kastoriano

Piano

Sunwook Kim

Piano

Denis Kozhukhin

Viola

Adrien La Marca

Piano

Plamena Mangova

Violin

Mihaela Martin

Cello

Tim Park

Violin

Kathrin Rabus

Double Bass

Nabil Shehata

Cello

Astrig Siranossian

Violin

Stephen Waarts

Clarinet

Jörg Widmann

Cello

Hillel Zori

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