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Retrospect

23 April - 11:00 h (Local Time)
FreiRaum

Photo: Matthias Leitzke

VISION STRING QUARTET
Matinee on 23 April 2017 at 11:00h in the FreiRaum


Jakob Encke, violin
Daniel Stoll, violin
Sander Stuart, viola
Leonardo Disselhorst, cello

The vision string quartet present highly expressive performances and their unique take on Beethoven's Quartetto serioso and string quartets by Joseph Haydn and Béla Bartók at this matinee.
 
THE QUARTET
The vision string quartet embodies a "down-to-earth, modern-day version of the string quartet for our times", conveying to audiences the ability of music to stir the emotions and create common bonds in a way that is vigorous, infectious, and deeply committed, according to the jury of the 2016 Würth Music Award.

Vital, electrifying performances reveal vision string quartet's sense of humor, passion for the music, and delight in transgressing genre boundaries. The quartet was founded in 2012 and performs original jazz, pop and rock compositions and arrangements in addition to classical music. This breadth of styles, techniques, complex rhythms and improvisations also influences the group's individual interpretations of the classical string quartet literature.

Concerts by the vision string quartet likewise take many different forms: They are equally at home in classical concert halls like the Gewandhaus Leipzig, the Tonhalle Zürich and the Philharmonie Luxembourg as they are collaborating with ballet legend John Neumeier at the Heidelberger Frühling festival or creating sound installations for the 360° string quartet festival at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Chamber music partners have included Jörg Widmann, Haiou Zhang, Edicson Ruiz and the Quatuor Les Dissonances. The quartet won First Prize at the 2016 Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Conservatory Competition in Berlin as well as all of the special awards.

THE ARTISTS
Violinist Jakob Encke was born in Hanover in 1994. He studied under Krzysztof Wegrzyn at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media and has been a student of Nora Chastain at the Berlin University of the Arts since 2012. Master classes with Christian Tetzlaff, Heime Müller and others have complemented his studies. Encke has received a number of music awards and scholarships from foundations including the German Foundation of Musical Life and the Stiftung Villa Musica Rheinland-Pfalz. As well as numerous chamber music concerts, since his orchestral debut in 2007 Encke has performed as a soloist with orchestras including the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Niedersächsisches Staatsorchester Hannover, Ensemble Resonanz Hamburg and Hanover orchestra musica assoluta.

Daniel Stoll
was born in Hanover in 1991. He has studied violin under Hans-Peter Hofmann at the Saarbrücken University of Music since 2011 and in master classes with Natascha Prischepenko, Christoph Schickedanz and others. He also studied conducting with Martin Brauß at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media as well as with Andreas Wolf. In 2010 he was awarded a composition prize by the German performing rights society Gesellschaft zur Verwertung von Leistungsschutzrechten (GVL) for an original composition. Stoll has received scholarships from the German National Academic Foundation and the Richard-Wagner-Verband Saarland. Concert tours have taken him throughout Europe and, with the support of the Goethe Institute, to China and Peru.

Cellist Leonard Disselhorst, born in 1990, graduated from the Institute for the Early Advancement of the Musically Highly Gifted (IFF) at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media. He went on to study with Martin Ostertag at the University of Music Karlsruhe and has been a student of Jens Peter Maintz at the Berlin University of the Arts since 2015. Disselhorst attended master classes with Wolfgang Boettcher, Steven Isserlis and Philippe Muller, was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Germany, and has played under conductors including Sir Dennis R. Davies and Sir Simon Rattle. A winner of multiple awards, Disselhorst performs on a Joseph Gagliano cello, Naples 1720, on loan from the German Foundation of Musical Life.

Sander Stuart
was born in Munich in 1992. He began his musical education studying violin and viola at the Institute for the Early Advancement of the Musically Highly Gifted (IFF) at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, graduating with top marks. He has been studying under Hartmut Rohde at the Berlin University of the Arts since 2011. Stuart has repeatedly won first prize in the national German competition "Jugend musiziert" and other competitions. He holds scholarships from the German Foundation of Musical Life, the Kronberg Academy, the Paul Hindemith Gesellschaft and, since 2013, the German National Academic Foundation and the association Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Berlin e. V. He performs as a soloist and with chamber ensembles in Germany and abroad. He has also played with orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic.