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moderated concert with works by Beethoven, Sarasate, Wieniawski and others

Charlotte Jonen comes from a large musical family and is a direct descendant of the world-famous violinist Joseph Joachim, who was renowned in the 19th and early 20th centuries. She began playing the violin at the age of five and gave her first public concert at the age of 10 in Münster.



In October 2018 she made her debut as a soloist in the Berlin Philharmonic with the Violin Concerto by Ludwig van Beethoven under the direction of Jorge Luis Uzcategui. Charlotte Jonen regularly performs as a soloist. The musician's most recent engagements include performances with the German Rhine Philharmonic, the German National Orchestra, the Rheine Symphony Orchestra and others. She regularly gives recitals at home and abroad. Concert tours have taken her to stages such as: the Berlin Philharmonic, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Cologne Philharmonic, the Laeiszhalle Hamburg, the Tonhalle Düsseldorf and the Shanghai Concert Hall. She initially studied with Prof. Helge Slaatto at the Münster University of Music and in 2013 she was accepted into the master class of the famous Professor Zakhar Bron at the Cologne University of Music and Dance, from whose school great violinists such as Maxim Vengerov, Vadim Repin, Daniel Hope, David Garrett and others. emerged, recorded. She is a prize winner in national and international competitions, most recently in March 2021 she won 1st prize and the special prize "Giuseppe Raciti" at the X International Music Competition AMIGDALA in Italy with her duo Mancando. She attended several master classes with Zakhar Bron, Prof. Igor Ozim and Prof. Marina Kesselmann (Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow). She is also a member of the Zakhar Bron Festival Orchestra at Interlaken Classics. Charlotte Jonen plays an Italian violin by Matteo Goffriller (Venice) from 1700.


Mikhail Mordvinov – born in Moscow in April 1977 – is one of the most important Russian pianists of his generation. After numerous successes in international competitions, he now performs worldwide as a soloist, chamber musician and song pianist. Radio and CD recordings document his virtuosity and musical maturity. Mordvinov began playing the piano at the age of six and was taught in Tatjana Zelikman's piano class at the Moscow Gnessin Music School from the age of seven. In 1994 he began studying at the Russian Gnessin Academy under Professor Vladimir Tropp. There he was named “Best Student of the Year” in 1997. This was followed by postgraduate studies at the Hanover University of Music and Theater with Prof. Bernd Goetzke. Since receiving the Scriabin Scholarship from the Moscow Scriabin Museum in 1994, he has been a constant guest at the Scriabin Music Festival. In 1997/98 Mikhail Mordvinov was also a Heinrich Neuhaus scholarship holder. Between 2004 and 2006 he was supported by the Keyboard Charitable Trust London. Mikhail Mordvinov is a winner of numerous competitions and won, among other things, the first prize at the XII. International Robert Schumann Competition in Zwickau (1996), first prize and special prize of the VI. International Schubert Competition in Dortmund (1997), first prize and special prize of the XII. International competition in Andorra (2006). These successes led to numerous concert appearances worldwide as a solo pianist and chamber musician as well as participation in important festivals as well as radio and CD productions. Mordvinov has performed, among others, in the Konzerthaus and Philharmonie Berlin, the Gasteig in Munich, the Meistersingerhalle Nuremberg, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Minneapolis Orchestra Hall, Minato Mirai Hall Yokohama, the Sejong Art Center Seoul, the Conservatory and the Philharmonic in Moscow as well as in the philharmonic halls of most major cities in Russia on. The Russian pianist's repertoire ranges from baroque music to music of the 20th century. He premiered and recorded several works by the Berlin-based composer Chris Newman. Mordvinov also devotes himself intensively to chamber music. In 2013 he became a member of the Arteunita ensemble in Valencia and in 2014 of the Weinberg Trio in Berlin. In addition, Mikhail Mordvinov performed all of the works for violin and piano by Bach and Mozart together with Kirill Kravtsov in Moscow in 2014 and 2015. Mordvinov has recorded works by Schubert, Rachmaninoff, Rameau, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Scriabin and Mussorgsky's “Pictures at an Exhibition” for the labels Thorofon, Oclassica, Genuin, Toccata Classics and Sony Classical, among others, and has received the highest praise for his recordings. Teaching is another facet in Mordvinov's musical biography: from 2004 to 2010 he taught at the Russian Gnessin Academy of Music, and he currently teaches at the Hanns Eisler University of Music and at the International Rubinstein Academy in Berlin. He often passes on his knowledge in master classes. Mikhail Mordvinov currently lives in Berlin.

  • Charlotte Jonen, violin
  • Mikhail Mordvinov, piano
  • Sebastian Lambertz, moderator


Program:


  • Antonin Dvořák - Romantic Pieces
  • Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonata No.5 "Spring Sonata"
  • Henryk Wieniawski - Kujawiak
  • Claude Debussy - Claire de lune
  • Johann Sebastian Bach Partita No. 2
  • Ernest Bloch - Nigun from 'Baal Shem'
  • Camille Saint-Saens - Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso

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December 2023
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