- 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 Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Concertgebouw Orkest. Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Orchestre deParis, London Philharmonic, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and NHK Symphony. Notable conductors she collaborates with include Christoph Eschenbach, Thierry Fischer, Paavo and Neeme Järvi, Andris Nelsons, Santtu Matias Rouvali, Vasily Petrenko, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, John Storgårds and Kazuki Yamada.
European highlights for the 2016/17 season include debuts with Philharmonia Orchestra London, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai and Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona. She will return to the Vienna Symphony with Gustavo Gimeno, the Stockholm, Bergen and Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestras, and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic with Vasily Petrenko. She opens the season for Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra with Alain Altinoglu before embarking on a tour to Northern Europe. Further afield, she performs with Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra/Cornelius Meister, Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra/ Thierry Fischer and returns to the Sydney, Tasmanian, and Western Australian Symphony Orchestras.
In February 2016, Baiba Skride made her debut with the New York Philharmonic with Christoph Eschenbach. The concerts were a huge success with Vivien Schweitzer in the New York Times writing, “Ms. Skride brought a wide tonal palette to her insightful and passionate interpretation, her tone meaty and bold to open, then sweet, gossamer and brash.’’ This season Baiba Skride will appear with Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Symphony, as well as Boston Symphony for the American premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina’s Triple Concerto for violin, cello, and bayan.
Baiba Skride is a sought after chamber musician, regularly performing at festivals and venues, such as Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall London, Palais des Beaux Arts Brussels, Bad Kissingen and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommen. In the 2016/17 season she appears in a new piano quartet with Lauma Skride, Harriet Krijgh and Lise Berthaud performing at the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Malmö Chamber Festival and BASF Ludwigshafen. Other artists she collaborates with include Bertrand Chamayou, Brett Dean, Sol Gabetta, Alban Gerhardt, Xavier de Maistre and Daniel Mueller-Schott.
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 the Munich...
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 the Munich Philharmonic under Lorin Maazel.
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 Christoph Eschenbach, Iván Fischer, Jakub Hrůša, Neeme Järvi, Jun Märkl, Andris Nelsons, Gianandrea Noseda and Sakari Oramo, Vasily Petrenko, André Previn, Jukka-Pekka Saraste and Dima Slobodeniouk. Daniel Müller-Schott has premiered concertos dedicated to him by Sir André Previn and Peter Ruzicka.
2016/17 includes returns to City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra collaborating again with Gustavo Gimeno, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Kees Bakels. He shares the concert platform ‘in trio’ with fellow cellists Gautier Capuçon and Adolfo Arenas in Penderecki’s Concerto Grosso for Three Cellos with the Spanish National Symphony conducted by the composer himself. He is soloist with Deutsche Symphonie Orchester and Alain Buribayev, Munich Chamber Orchestra with Clemens Schuldt, Frankfurt Museumgesellschaft Orchester and Stuttgart Philharmonic. An Australia/New Zealand tour brings him to Melbourne, Tasmania and New Zealand Symphony orchestras the latter under the baton of Sir Andrew Davis. He tours in Germany with the Colombian Youth Orchestra under the baton of Andrés Orozco-Estrada and is a featured soloist at the Amsterdam Cello Biennale performing in duo with pianist and composer, Olli Mustonen.
His recent release in 2016 on the Orfeo label “DUO SESSIONS” with Julia Fischer (duos of Kodaly, Schulhof, Ravel and Halvorsen) has received much international praise. In a unique collaboration in duo with Julia Fisher in Lugano, she will perform both on violin and as pianist in Schubert’s “Arpeggione” with Müller-Schott. Other chamber music partners include Nicolas Angelich, Baiba Skride, Xavier de Maistre, Francesco Piemontesi and Simon Trpčeski.
Müller-Schott studied with Walter Nothas, Heinrich Schiff and Steven Isserlis and was recipient of the 2013 Aida Stucki Award awarded from the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation. Through this support he studied with the late Mstislav Rostropovich. In 1992 Müller-Schott won first prize at the 1992 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, Kristjan Järvi, Philippe Jordan, Riccardo Muti, Andrés Orozco-Estrada and André Previn. He performs at many leading international festivals, including Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Salzburg Festival, Budapest Spring Festival and Mostly Mozart in New York. He collaborates with such chamber music partners as Diana Damrau, Magali Mosnier, Daniel Müller-Schott, Baiba Skride and Arabella Steinbacher.
The 2016/17 season begins for de Maistre with the premiere of a harp concerto written for him by Kaija Saariaho at Suntory Hall in Tokyo. Another highlight is the programme inspired by Marie Antoinette with Les Arts Florissants under William Christie, which will tour to European capitals. Other engagements include with the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Finnish Radio Symphony and the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra. Further afield he travels to Asia, South and North America, working with Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Orquestra Sinfonica do Estado de São Paulo and Montreal Symphony Orchestra. He appears as a solo recital artist at such centres as KKL Luzern and the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden.
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 “Notte Veneziana” was released and entered the top ten in the classical music charts. Most recent releases include a DVD with Diana Damrau and a CD recording of Mozart piano concertos arranged for harp. In spring 2015, “Moldau – The Romantic Album” was released, a recital CD featuring Slavonic repertoire, which received high critical acclaim.
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.