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Retrospect

9 May - 20:00 h (Local Time)
FreiRaum

Photo: Sebastian Bisch

Lecture concert with Nils Mönkemeyer & William Youn
Nils Mönkemeyer, viola
William Youn, piano
Felix Schmidt, moderator

Soiree on 9 May 2017 at 20:00h in the FreiRaum


Movimentos audiences have had the opportunity to experience pianist William Youn at the Autostadt on a number of occasions. Nils Mönkemeyer also made an impression last year with his viola playing. The two will play Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann and Albert Dietrich as part of this lecture concert with classical music curator Felix Schmidt.

THE ARTISTS
Speaking of his shift from the violin to the viola, Nils Mönkemeyer explained that the darker tone of the viola was better suited to his inner voice and personal expression. He is now one of the most successful violists on the international stage and has helped to raise the profile of his instrument of choice. Mönkemeyer dazzles audiences with his artistic brilliance and an extensive and innovative repertoire ranging from discoveries of original viola literature from the 18th century through to the modern age as well as arrangements of his own. Lecturing positions in Madrid and Dresden have enabled him to pass on his wealth of knowledge. Since 2011 Mönkemeyer has held a professorship at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich, where he himself studied under Hariolf Schlichtig.
He performed at Movimentos last year with Julia Fischer's chamber music project. Nils Mönkemeyer is currently curating the program for the 2017 Festspielfrühling Rügen spring festival. A fruitful collaboration ensued from his time as 2015/2016 artist in residence with the Heidelberg Philharmonic Orchestra together with William Youn.

William Youn is a welcome guest at the Movimentos Festival, most recently performing piano works by Brahms and Liszt in 2016. His playing is spirited, dynamic, full of poetry and rapt abandon, yet always precisely articulated and phrased. Born in Seoul in South Korea, Youn studied in Korea as well as at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, USA, and at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media under Karl-Heinz Kämmerling and Bernd Goetzke. Youn's cosmopolitanism is reflected in his international concerts and competition successes as well as his education: He made his concert debut in 2014 with the Munich Philharmonic (on the invitation of then principal conductor Lorin Maazel, who died in July 2014). Youn has since given concerts with renowned orchestras around the world, from Berlin to New York and Seoul. Since 2013 William Youn has been working on recordings of Mozart's piano works; the latest CD in his highly acclaimed series will be released in 2017.


PROGRAM

Robert Schumann (1810–1856)
Fantasiestücke (Fantasy Pieces), op. 73

Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)

Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor
Sonata in F minor for piano and viola, op. 120, no. 1

Albert Dietrich (1829–1908), Robert Schumann (1810–1856) and Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
F-A-E Sonata

Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
Ballades for piano, op. 10, no. 1 in D minor and no. 2 in D major
Sonata in E-flat major for piano and viola, op. 120, no. 2