- Baiba Skride,
- Daniel Müller-Schott,
- Xavier de Maistre
Two original pieces for this trio combination which are played rarely. This special chamber music concert which shows us the colours of a wonderful fusion of instruments.
Jacques Francois Antoine Ibert: Trio für Violine, Violoncello und Harfe (1944)
Maurice Ravel: Sonate für Violine und Violoncello C-Dur (1920-22) ''À la memoire de Claude Debussy''
Gabriel Fauré: Impromptu Des-Dur op. 86 für Harfe (1904)
Henriette Renié: Trio für Violine, Cello und Harfe B-Dur
Baiba Skride, Violin
Baiba Skride’s natural approach to her music-making has endeared her to some of today’s most important conductors and orchestras worldwide. She is consistently invited for her refreshing interpretations, her sensitivity and delight in the music. The list of...
Baiba Skride’s natural approach to her music-making has endeared her to some of today’s most important conductors and orchestras worldwide. She is consistently invited for her refreshing interpretations, her sensitivity and delight in the music. The list of prestigious orchestras with whom she has worked include the Berliner Philharmoniker, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (Amsterdam), Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Orchestre deParis, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and NHK Symphony Orchestra. Notable conductors she collaborates with include Olari Elts, Christoph Eschenbach, Ed Gardner, Susanna Mälkki, Andris Nelsons, Andres Orozco-Estrada, Santtu Matias Rouvali, Vasily Petrenko, Andris Poga, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Dima Slobodeniouk, Tugan Sokhiev, John Storgårds and Xian Zhang.
Summer 2017 sees her give her debut with the Mariinsky Orchestra in St Petersburg. Festival appearances include the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival and Grafenegg Festival (on tour with the European Union Youth Orchestra). In the 2017/18 season, Skride returns to the Berliner Philharmoniker for the third time in 8 years, playing Shostakovich violin concerto No.2 under Dima Slobodeniouk’s baton. Further highlights include her return to New York Philharmonic with Susanna Mälkki and to the Gewandhausorchester with Andris Nelsons, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, a Spain tour with Copenhagen Philharmonic, Lahti Symphony Orchestra with a concert at Stockholm’s Konserthuset. In Asia she returns to NHK Symphony Orchestra and she makes her debut with Hong Kong and Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestras.
Contemporary music has become central to Baiba Skride’s music making. Her special relationship and admiration for Sofia Gubaidulina’s music reached another climax at the world premiere of Gubaidulina’s Triple concerto for violin, cello, and bayan with Boston Symphony Orchestra in February 2017. Baiba Skride is looking forward to further country premieres of the Triple concerto with Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France in Paris in the 2017/18 season.
Baiba Skride is a sought after chamber musician internationally. Only last season she has formed the Skride Quartet with Lauma Skride, Harriet Krijgh and Lise Berthaud. In 2017/18 invitations take them to the Utrecht Chamber Music Festival, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, amongst others. In the same season she also performs in quintet with Alban Gerhard, Brett Dean, Gergana Gergova, Amihai Grosz including performances at the Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, Philharmonie Luxembourg and Tonhalle Zurich.
Skride was born into a musical Latvian family in Riga where she began her studies, transferring in 1995 to the Conservatory of Music and Theatre in Rostock. In 2001 she won the 1st prize of the Queen Elisabeth Competition. Baiba Skride plays the Yfrah Neaman Stradivarius kindly loaned to her by the Neaman family through the Beares International Violin Society.
Daniel Müller-Schott, Cello
With technical brilliance and authority, with intellect and emotional esprit, Daniel Müller-Schott has been guest soloist with Berlin Philharmonic under Alan Gilbert, New York Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Charles Dutoit, and National...
With technical brilliance and authority, with intellect and emotional esprit, Daniel Müller-Schott has been guest soloist with Berlin Philharmonic under Alan Gilbert, New York Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Charles Dutoit, and National Symphony Orchestra Washington under Christoph Eschenbach.
He is also a regular guest of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, at London’s BBC Proms, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Radio Orchestras of Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Hamburg, and in the US with the orchestras of Cleveland, Chicago and Philadelphia. He performs with NHK Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra Taiwan, Sydney Symphony and Seoul Philharmonic. He works with conductors including Thomas Dausgaard, Iván Fischer, Gustavo Gimeno, Bernard Haitink, Neeme Järvi, Dmitrij Kitajenko, Jun Märkl, Andris Nelsons, Gianandrea Noseda, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Vasily Petrenko, André Previn and Krzysztof Urbański. Daniel Müller-Schott has premiered concertos dedicated to him by Sir André Previn and Peter Ruzicka.
2017/18 season sees Müller-Schott as soloist with London Symphony Orchestra and Susanna Mälkki, Bournemouth Symphony and James Fedeck, Barcelona Symphony and Andrew Grams, Oslo Philharmonic and Arvid Eigegård, Dresden Philharmonic and Michael Sanderling, Sydney Symphony and Vladimir Ashkenazy and Polish National Radio Symphony and Leonard Slatkin. Both in Munich and on tour to Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie and New York’s Carnegie Hall, Müller-Schott performs Brahms Double concerto with long-time collaborator Julia Fischer and Bayerisches Staatsorchestra under the baton of Kirill Petrenko. He returns to USA with Vancouver Symphony and Joshua Weilerstein, and Minnesota Orchestra and Michael Francis.
Regularly performing in chamber music, he tours in trio with Igor Levit and Ning Feng to Ruhr Piano Festival, Schwarzenberg and London’s Wigmore Hall, where he will also appear in duo with Simon Trpčeksi. Furthermore he performs in duo with Francesco Piemontesi, and tours to Germany in trio with harpist Xavier de Maistre and Baiba Skride.
Recording for Orfeo, Müller-Schott’s 2016 release, “DUO SESSIONS” with Julia Fischer (duos of Kodály, Schulhoff, Ravel and Halvorsen) has won numerous awards not least the ICMA 2017 (chamber music) Award. With Piemontesi he has recorded sonatas of Britten, Prokofiev and Shostakovich, having also recorded the cello concerti of these composers with WDR Cologne Orchestra and Jukka-Pekka Saraste, and Shostakovich with the late Yakov Kreizberg and the Bavarian Radio Orchestra. His most recent concerto release is the Dvořák concerto with NDR Symphony Orchestra and Michael Sanderling.
Müller-Schott received the 2013 Aida Stucki Award and also benefited early on from sponsorship by the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation. Through this support he was taught privately by the late Mstislav Rostropovich for a year. Müller-Schott also studied with Walter Nothas, Heinrich Schiff and Steven Isserlis. In 1992 Müller-Schott won first prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition, Moscow. He plays the “Ex Shapiro” Matteo Goffriller cello, Venice, 1727.
Xavier de Maistre, Harp
Xavier de Maistre belongs to an elite category of soloists who are redefining what is possible with their instrument. Aside from commissions from composers such as Kaija Saariaho, he performs works like Smetana’s “Ma Vlast" with breathtaking precision,...
Xavier de Maistre belongs to an elite category of soloists who are redefining what is possible with their instrument. Aside from commissions from composers such as Kaija Saariaho, he performs works like Smetana’s “Ma Vlast" with breathtaking precision, presenting masterful arrangements of works that are usually played by an entire orchestra. The interpretation of these works, that few harpists before him have even considered playing, has contributed to his reputation as one of the most creative and extraordinary musicians of his generation.
Xavier de Maistre has appeared with major orchestras under the direction of such eminent con-ductors as Bertrand de Billy, Lionel Bringuier, Daniele Gatti, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Daniel Harding, Kristjan Järvi, Philippe Jordan, Riccardo Muti, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, André Previn, Sir Simon Rattle and Yuri Temirkanov. He performs at many leading international festivals, including Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Salzburg Festival, Budapest Spring Festival and Mostly Mozart in New York. He collaborates with such chamber music partners as Diana Damrau, Daniel Müller-Schott and Baiba Skride.
The 2017/2018 season started for de Maistre entirely under the auspices of contemporary music. In September he played three national premieres of “Trans”, Kaija Saariaho's new harp concerto, with the Frankfurt and Swedish Radio Symphonies and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Further season highlights include concerts with NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, Turku Philharmonic, Münchener Kammerorchester, Zürcher Kammerorchester, Moscow Virtuosi, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and China Philharmonic Orchestra. A recital tour in Germany with the Spanish-Mexican flamenco legend Lucero Tena (castanets) brings him to venues such as the Stuttgarter Liederhalle, the Elbphilharmonie, the Boulezsaal Berlin, the Tonhalle Düsseldorf and the NDR Hannover.
De Maistre has an exclusive recording contract with Sony Music. Releases have included music by Haydn, Rodrigo, Ginastera and Debussy – the latter for which he was awarded the Echo Klassik Award 2009 as “Instrumentalist of the Year”. In 2012 his album “Notte Veneziana” entered the top ten in the classical music charts. His most recent releases include a DVD with Diana Damrau and a CD recording of Mozart piano concertos arranged for harp. In 2015 “Moldau – The Romantic Album”, a recital CD featuring Slavonic repertoire received high critical acclaim. "La Harpe Reine" with Les Arts Florissants and William Christie was released in October 2016 (harmonia mundi). A new solo CD with Spanish repertoire followed in January 2018 (Sony).
Xavier de Maistre was born in Toulon and began studying harp aged nine. He studied in Paris and in 1998 he was awarded first prize at the International Harp Competition in Bloomington, Indiana, immediately becoming the first French musician to join the ranks of the prestigious Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 2001 Xavier de Maistre has taught at the Hamburg Academy of Music. He also gives regular masterclasses at New York’s Juilliard School of Music, Tokyo’s Toho University and London’s Trinity College of Music. Xavier de Maistre plays a Lyon & Healy harp.