Guest Artist
Oustanding Master Class Series
Nikolaj Znaider, violin; Nicoletta Conti, conductor;
Cosmopolitan String Duo - Elisabeth Kropfitsch, violin and Meehae Ryo, cello

After the sensational success at InterHarmony last year, Nikolaj Znaider will be returning to Sulzbach -Rosenberg. He will perform Brahms' Double Concerto with our Music Director and Founder, Misha Quint and give a violin masterclass. Nikolaj Znaider is the most celebrated performer of our time soloing regularly with such orchestras as the Staatskapelle Dresden, Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and Chicago Symphony. The 2017/18 season sees Znaider continue his Mozart recording project with the London Symphony Orchestra with the second and third concertos directed from the violin. This gives students a chance to perform for and with the master.

The entrance of Italian conductor Nicoletta Conti onto the InterHarmony stage will bring a new dimension the orchestra program in Sulzbach-Rosenberg. After impressive wins of major conducting competitions, her career set off with major orchestras in Japan, UK, Italy and USA. The first Italian musician to be awarded with the Minerva Prize for the Arts and pupil of Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa and Kurt Masur, Maestro Conti will take on a demanding program of the Brahms Double Concerto with soloists Nikolaj Znaider and Misha Quint. Ms. Conti's tremendous experience conducting not only major orchestras, but also working with young musicians will bring a rare and an invaluable touch to InterHarmony orchestra program in Germany.

The appearance of Cosmopolitan String Duo at InterHarmony Outstanding Guest Artist Series creates an important and long-awaited bridge between Vienna and Sulzbach-Rosenberg. Internationally acclaimed soloist and chamber musicians Elisabeth Kropfitsch and Meehae Ryo spend time with young musicians frequently, giving numerous masterclasses and workshops covering every aspect of playing, from handling an instrument to actual interpretation on stage. Their performance of Handel Passacaglia and Ravel Duos will be combined with cello and violin master classes. This event is important particularly to string player because they will be introduced to the Viennese style of chamber music interpretation.

Artist Faculty

Session III

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Summer Music Programs at SRIMF

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