8th Amsterdam Hindemith Viola Festival

20-27 November 2021

Programme

Saturday 20 November

National Viola Competition first round and masterclasses

Sunday 21 November

National Viola Competition second round and masterclasses

Wednesday 24 November

11.00h Bernard Haitinkzaal
Hindemith Concert 1

  • Nobuko Imai, viola; Martijn Willers, piano
    Trauermusik, for string orchestra with solo viola (1936); arr. for viola and piano by Hindemith
  • Fiachra de hOra, viola; Martijn Willers, piano
    Meditation, no. 8 from 'Nobilissima Visione' (1938)
  • Hokusai Quartet: Manuel de Almeida Ferrer, violin; Diane Cesaro, violin; Javier Rodas, viola; Jan van der Plas, cello
    String Quartet no. 4, op. 22 (1921)
  • Sabine Wüthrich, soprano; Hector Perez Mena, oboe; Anuschka Cidlinsky, viola; Alma Tedde, cello
    The Serenades, small cantata after romantic texts, op. 35 (1924) 
  • Pauli Paananen, violin; Lisanne Clignett, violin; Ida Weidner, viola; Eneiva Lapa, cello
    Minimax 'repertory for military music' (1923) for string quartet; movements nos. 3, 4, 5, 6
  • Dagmar Korbar, viola; Ramon van Engelenhoven, piano 
    Sonata for viola and piano in F major, op. 11 no. 4 (1919)      

15.00h Bernard Haitinkzaal
Hindemith Concert 2

  • Sophia Faltas, mezzo-soprano; Elise Tossens, flute; t.b.d. clarinet; Louisa Strynx Rocha, violin; Gioia Kuipers, viola; Emma Warmelink, cello
    Die junge Magd, op. 23b (1922)
  • Honorary Guest Louise Lansdown, viola; Elise Tossens, flute
    Duo for flute and viola (approx. 1930 at Yale University)  
  • CvA students; Louise Lansdown, viola; Nobuko Imai, viola
    Two Hindemith violin duos (1931) transcribed for violas. Commissioned by Erich Doflein.
  • CvA students; Louise Lansdown, viola; Nobuko Imai, viola
    Bartók - violin duos, transcribed for violas. Commissioned by Erich Doflein.
  • Minna Svedberg Feldtmann, viola; Felix Lashmar, double bass   
    Musikalisches Blumengärtlein und Leyptziger Allerley (1927)
    Parody for clarinet and  double bass, transcribed for viola and double bass
  • Seamus Hickey, viola; Sean Morgan-Rooney, piano
    Viola Sonata (1939) for viola and piano

20.00h Bernard Haitinkzaal
Hindemith Concert 3

  • T.b.d., voice; Carlos Delgado Antequera, viola; Elinor David-Larsen, viola; Berta García Sanz, cello; Gabriel Rodero, cello 
    Des Todes Tod op. 23a (1922); three songs to poems by Eduard Reinacher for female voice with accompaniment of two violas and two cellos
  • Franciska Galante, viola; Constance Pharoah, viola
    Sonata for solo viola op. 25 no. 1 (1922)
  • Francien Schatborn, Marjolein Dispa, Judith Wijzenbeek, violas
    8 Canons, Concert; transcribed for 3 violas
  • Hawijch Elders, violin; Takehiro Konoe, viola 1; Francesca Wiersma, viola 2; Tom Feltgen, cello; Sasha Witteveen, double bass; Rosa Torres Serra, clarinet; Hugo Freitas, horn; Maria Losada, bassoon 
    Octet (1958) for violin, two violas, cello, double bass, clarinet, horn and bassoon
Thursday 25 November

11.00h Sweelinckzaal
Hindemith Concert 4

  • José Mouro Nunes, viola 
    Sonata for solo viola (1937)
  • Sophia Faltas, mezzo-soprano; t.b.d., violins; Giulia Wechsler, viola; Diana Sanz Pascual, cello  
    Melancholie, op. 13 (1917); four songs for female voice and string quartet after poems by Christian Morgenstern
  • Lilian Haug, viola; Mafalda Oliveira, saxophone; Noriko Yabe, piano
    Trio op. 47, for piano, viola and heckelphone (1928)
  • Alkistis Mise, viola 1; t.b.d., violas 2 and 3 and cello
    Frankenstein’s Monstre Repertoire, for string quartet
  • Davita Laseur, violin; Armen Nazarian, viola; t.b.d., cello 
    String Trio no.1, op. 34 (1924)

15.00h Sweelinckzaal 
Hindemith Concert 5

  • Rita Proença, viola; Pedro Massarrão, cello     
    Duet for viola and cello (1934)
  • Lara Albesano, viola; Daniel Kramer, piano; t.b.d., cartoon projector operator
    A Frog he Went A-Courting (1941). Variations on an Old-English Nursery Song, originally for violoncello and piano
  • João Abreu, viola; Liselot Blomaard, viola  
    Sonata for solo viola, op. 31 no. 4 (1923)
  • Jules Monnier, viola; Peter Lacković, heckelphone; Noriko Yabe, piano
    Trio op. 47, for piano, viola and heckelphone (1928)
  • Kerttu Keinänen, clarinet; Maria Kouznetsova, violin; Ernst Jan Vos, violin; Shih-Hsien Tsai, viola; Sheng-Chiun Lin, cello
    Clarinet Quintet (1954)

20.00h Sweelinckzaal
Hindemith Concert 6

  • Duleen van Gunsteren, viola; Daniel Kramer, piano
    Sonata for viola and piano op. 25 no. 4 (1925)
  • Gabriel Ariza Ureta, violin; Cecilia Merli, violin; Arina Kuchmina, viola; Krystina Kulchinska, cello
    ​​​​​​​Minimax 'repertory for military music' (1923) for string quartet, movements 1 and 2
  • May Bardsley, Simon Rosier, viola, Martin Moriarty, viola
    Sonata for viola solo, op. 11 no. 5 (1919)
  • Luosha Fang, viola d’amore; Martijn Willers, piano
    Small sonata for viola d’amore and piano, op. 22 no. 5 (1922)
  • Nobuko Imai, viola; Max Knigge, conductor; viola orchestra: viola 1: Francien Schatborn, leader; viola 2: Armen Nazarian, leader; viola 3: Sven Arne Tepl, leader; viola 4: Marjolein Dispa, leader
    Trauermusik for string orchestra with solo viola (1936). Transcribed for viola orchestra and solo viola by Max Knigge
Friday 26 November

Masterclasses

Saturday 27 November
Venues

Bernard Haitinkzaal and Sweelinckzaal: Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Oosterdokskade 151, Amsterdam
Splendor: Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 116, Amsterdam

How to apply for the masterclasses

You can apply for the masterclasses by e-mailing your name, preferred teacher and date and piece you will play (if already known) to Clara Brons.

Young talent students can apply for the masterclass with Judith Wijzenbeek by e-mailing judith.wijzenbeek@ahk.nl.

For CvA students the masterclasses are free of charge. For participants outside the Conservatorium van Amsterdam the fee is € 40,-, to be paid in advance by bank transfer:

Conservatorium van Amsterdam
IBAN NL52RABO0309034426
BIC: RABONL2U
Please mention your name, which masterclass(es) and date(s)).

Deadline for application: 31 October 2021

More information

in cooperation with Nationaal Muziekinstrumenten Fonds, Dutch Viola Society and Splendor

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