Oliver Triendl is a sought-after pianist – even in pandemic times. In the past few months he has “practiced like an animal”, he says, as he was on the road a lot, recording CDs in the studio or giving concerts for the radio. In this respect, the Ebersberger can actually not complain about his personal situation. And yet it is very important to him to do something about the pandemic whenever the opportunity arises. Sending signs to the world for culture, especially in his rural home, the district of Ebersberg. Be it with a concert in the garden or events of the Zorneding-Baldham cultural association, of which Triendl acts as its artistic director. The cultural lockdown showed him one thing above all: “The live experience of music cannot be replaced by anything. Only then can you breathe together with the audience and have a real addressee to whom you can tell your stories.”
That is why Oliver Triendl has worked hard in the past few days to make the current easing fruitful and audible for classical music lovers in the district. In a very short time, the pianist and his colleagues from Baldham and Zorneding have set up a “Kulturverein-Sommer”: five top-class concerts in the Martinstadl and in the old cinema, there are chamber music ensembles and solo piano. It starts on Sunday, June 13th. So the summer finally begins musically!
The season had started anything but good. Only three concerts in September and October were possible – then it was called: finito! The rest of the chamber music and piano cycle program had to be canceled. This is particularly difficult because the cultural association has a very loyal regular audience, in other words, especially subscribers. They are indeed very understanding and generous, says Triendl, but in view of the number of unusual appointments, it is a major concern of the club to offer its audience something now that it is possible again. However, the cultural association summer has little in common with the originally planned program: only one ensemble could be signed for one of the new dates, all other appearances will be made up for next season, according to Triendl. Nonetheless, he is very satisfied with the result: We have succeeded in recruiting excellent colleagues with interesting programs and top-class ensembles from different generations. Planning concerts at such short notice was very challenging and exhausting, says the artistic director, “but also exciting and motivating”. The Ebersberg pianist is certain: “People are hungry for culture, so this venture will definitely be appreciated.”
It starts colorful and positive. “It was important to me to get started with a lot of joy and to spread a spirit of optimism,” says Triendl. Therefore, on Sunday, June 13th, the pianist will play with the Almond ring quartet Mozart’s piano concerto in A major KV 414, the string quartet in F sharp minor op.108 by Shostakovich and Dvořák’s piano quintet in A major op.81. In order to comply with the rules of distance and still be able to accommodate all guests in the Martinstadl, the program will be two Performed times, at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The next appointment is already a week later, on Sunday, June 20, at 5 p.m., the pianist Denys Proshayev will be a guest in the Ebersberger Alten Kino. On the program: Alfred Schnittke’s “5 Aphorisms” (1990), Bach’s Preludes and Fugues in B flat major BWV 866 B minor BWV 869 (from the “Well-Tempered Clavier” I), Alexander Scriabin’s “Prelude et Nocturne” for the left hand op 9, Chopin’s Nocturne in C sharp minor op. 27.1 and 4 Impromptus op. 9, 36, 51 and 66. The pianist Hisako Kawamura will also perform in the Alte Kino on Sunday, June 27th at 5 pm. She plays Debussy’s Images I, Akio Yashiro’s piano sonata, Chopin’s “Fantasie-Impromptu” op. 66 and Barcarolle op. 60, Dai Fujikura’s “Spring and Asura” and Ravel’s Sonatina in F sharp minor. This is followed by chamber music again, on Sunday, July 4th, at 5 and 7.30 p.m. in the Martinstadl Zorneding. The four Enesco and Michel Lethiec, clarinet, perform Tchaikovsky’s “Herbstlied” (arranged by Toru Takemitsu), Schubert’s string quartet in D minor D 810 “Death and the Maiden” and Mozart’s clarinet quintet in A major KV 581. And at the end, Triendl himself will be on the Martinstadl stage again: on Sunday, August 1st, at 5 and 7.30 p.m. he will play with him Schumann Quartet Schubert’s quartet movement in C minor D 703, Enjott Schneider’s “Still sein – a callarse” (a world premiere!), Mozart’s string quartet in B flat major KV 458 called “Jagdquartett” and Schumann’s piano quintet in E flat major op. 44. This concert is performed by BR classic recorded.
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