Mie Kobayashi Violin Recital Series 2015-2016

Mie Kobayashi Violin Recital Vol. 5


Bach: Violin Concerto in A Minor

Bach: Violin Concerto in E Major

Bach: Concerto for Oboe, Violin and Strings in C Minor

Bach: Matthaus-Passion, BWV 244 Aria: Erbarme dich (Alto: Michiko Hayashi)

Bach: Concerto for Two Violins and Strings in D Minor, BWV 1043 (2nd Violin: Susanne branny)

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Helmut Branny, Conductor
Helmut Branny is a “magician in front of his orchestra“, with the “masterly ability to put even the most sensitive musical idea into practice.” (Sächsische Zeitung). This is just one dimension to the conductor and bass player. As a member of the world renowned Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, musical director of the Dresdner Kapellsolisten and Cappella Musica Dresden, he can be considered a researcher and discoverer’ in the field of music. For many years, he has been interested in questions concerning the authentic interpretation of Early Music. He aims to awake and translate the language and stylistic elements of Baroque, Classical and Romantic Music into vivid and authentic sound. In his opinion, musical authenticity depends not just on closely studying the score, but also detailed analysis of the piece’s cultural and musical context. Sure instinct and detailed detection work help Helmut Branny find a way to the composer’s perspective and hence to the quintessence of his music.

With the Dresdner Kapellsolisten, Helmut Branny brings this message to audiences at home and abroad. He is the “first among equals” of the chamber orchestra, founded in 1994. Mainly musicians of the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, they were united by their passion for the historically informed performance practice of the Baroque, Classical and Romantic Music repertoire. Concerts frequently take the Dresdner Kapellsolisten to important halls of Europe and Asia ? such as Berlin Philharmonia, Cologne Philharmonia, Mailänder Scala, Tokyo and Osaka ? as well as to famous classical music festivals such as Rheingau Musik Festival, Bad Kissinger Sommer, MDR Musiksommer andJanáček-Festival in Ostrava (Poland). From the beginning. both audience and critics were enthusiastic about the orchestra’s stirring interpretations, the vast repertoire and the energetic performance style. Numerous CD recordings give audible proof of this inspiring collaboration.

Helmut Branny is also the conductor of the Cappella Musica Dresden ? an ensemble founded in 1995 and driven by its enthusiasm and passion for music of different genres and musical periods. As one of the founders, his approach to music has significantly shaped the ensemble right from the beginning. With enthusiasm and idealism, the Cappella Musica commits themselves to performing an extensive repertoire including diverse styles and time periods. Furthermore, he is a sought-after chamber music partner e.g. for the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Freiburger Barockorchester, Mitteldeutsche Barocksolisten Leipzig and ?Les Amis de Philippe“ Bremen. For further projects he has worked together with the cellist Jan Vogler and the conductor Peter Schreier. Contemporary music is yet another field of interest. He conducted several world premieres e.g. of works by Rainer Lischka, Takashi Jashimatsu and Berthold Paul, and performed Wolfgang Rihm and Kazimeirz Serocki.

The various concert engagements all over Germany and abroad however do not decrease Helmut Branny ?s close connection to Dresden, his home town and former place of studies. Besides being a full-time member of the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, he has taught at the musical college Carl Maria von Weber since 1995, where he has been Professor of chamber music since 2003. His dedication to the important musical centres of Dresden is underlined by numerous concerts in the Church of Our Lady, at the Dresdner Musikfestspiele, as well as the Moritzburg Festival. Over many years a strong collaboration has developed with the famous Dresdner Kreuzchor.

One of the highlights of last season was the musical “Anatevka” at the Dresdner Musikfestspielein the Schauspielhaus Dresden. The Dresdner Kapellsolisten toured to Meran and Brixen performing the “St. Mathews Passion” with the Dresdner Kreuzchor.

He also conducted very successful concerts in the Cologne Philharmonia, the Berlin Schauspielhaus, the Rheingau Music Festival, the Festival Mitte Europa and the Lausitzer Music Summer Festival as well as a tour with the trumpet soloist Alison Balsom in Germany and Austria.

The newly released CD “My Tunes 2” (SONY - Release:June 2010) is a good example of his frequent work in collaboration with cellist Jan Vogler.

Amongst many other concerts next season Helmut Branny will be conducting the Dresdner Kapellsolisten performing the opera “Teofane” by Antonio Lotti at the Händel Festival. One of the numerous CDs in progress will feature concertos and symphonies by Haydn, Vanhal and Mozart.

Helmut Branny received the German Music Award “EchoKlassik 2010” for the recording “Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten” with violist Nils Mönkemeyer.

Last season Helmut Branny conducted the Dresdner Kapellsolisten in numerous concerts e.g. in Munich, Cologne, Bielefeld and for the first time in Maribor and Zagreb. He worked with Matthias Goerne and Jan Vogler, and recorded 2 CDs with Mozart Piano Concerts with Peter Rösel.

In 2013/14 Helmut Branny is invited to concerts throughout Germany, e. g. in Berlin Philharmonia, Munich and Essen. One of the highlights is a performance in the Dresden Semper Opera with works by Rihm, Britten and Mozart. Two more CDs with Mozart Piano Concerts with Peter Rösel enlarge the series for the Label Oktavia Records. Recordings of baroque Christmas Music (Ars Production) will extend his diverse discography.

At the Weilburger Schlossfestspiele Helmut Branny conducts the Dresdner Kapellsolisten as Orchestra in Residence.

In 2014/15 season Helmut Branny and the Dresdner Kapellsolisten celebrate their 20th anniversary. 2014 will include yet another tour to Japan.
Mie Kobayashi ,Violin
Mie Kobayashi studied at the high school attached to the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and continued to study at the university, from which she graduated at the top of her class. She won the Ataka prize and the Fukushima prize while studying at the university. She received the Kawai Overseas Competition Award in 1984, and Second Prize at the Louis Spohr International Competition, also earning a prize for sonata interpretation in 1988.
In 1990 she became the first Japanese to win the top prize at the Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud International Competition for Piano and Violin, and from that point she began her professional career inside and outside Japan.
Kobayashi has performed as a soloist with leading Japanese orchestras including NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, and Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, as well as Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra and Prague Symphony Orchestra, all to high acclaim. She is also an active in the field of chamber music, performing with many colleagues and as a member of the Shizuoka AOI Quartet, at festivals including Karuizawa International Music Festival where she appears every year.
Kobayashi has released numerous CDs including ”Plays Kreisler”, duo with Pascal Roge “Fouré” and “Ravel & Enesco”, and a collection of famous violin pieces including “Zigeunerweisen”.
In 2010, she gave an outstanding performance in a recital at Kioi Hall marking the 20th anniversary of her debut, and was invited to become a jury member of the violin division of the Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud International Competition. In 2012, Kobayashi performed at the concert in Pakistan to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between Japan and Pakistan. She has also performed in France, England, Thailand, China, Korea, and New Zealand, where her refined but dynamic performances fascinated audience.
As one of the leading violinists of Japan, Kobayashi’s recitals, chamber music concerts, and performances with orchestras are scheduled nationwide for the coming years. Currently she is a professor at Showa University of Music.
Michiko Hayashi,Mezzo-Soprano
Michiko Hayashi graduated from Tokyo College of Music. She completed the graduate course of Toho Gakuen College Music Department, the course of Nikikai Opera Studio, and the first term of the New National Theatre Tokyo Opera Studio.
She studied in Munich on a fellowship for overseas study from the Japanese Ministry of Culture. Hayashi won the top prize at the 2003 Mitropoulos Competition for singers, held in Athens. She was also awarded the 5th Hotel Okura Music Award.
In 2002, Michiko Hayashi made her opera debut as Hansel in Hansel und Gretel at the New National Theatre. She received high praise for her performance as Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier in a co-production by Nikikai and the Cologne Opera in 2003, and for performances in many other operas including Le nozze di Figaro (as Cherubino), Berg’s Lulu (3-act version/Japan premiere), Don Giovanni (as Zerlina), La clemenza de Tito (as Sesto), La Forza del Destino (as Preziosilla), I Capuleti e I Montecchi (as Romeo), and Carmen (in the title role). She also performed the role of Creosa in the Japan premiere of Reimann’s Medea in 2012, presented for the 50th anniversary of the Nissay Theater, the 50th anniversary of the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, and the 60th anniversary of Nikikai. In 2013, she appeared in the performances of Die Fledermaus as Orlofsky and Le barbier de Séville as Rosina.
In all of these roles, she captivated audiences with her superb singing voice and remarkable stage presence.
Together with major Japanese and non-Japanese orchestras, under the direction of conductors such as Myung-whun Chung, Paavo Jarvi and Sylvain Cambreling, Hayashi has participated in performances of religious works including Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Mahler’s “Resurrection” and 4th Symphony, Handel’s Messiah and Verdi’s Requiem, and other works including Brahms’s Alt-Rhapsodie, Berg’s Sieben frühe Lieder, and Chausson’s Poem of Love and the Sea. She has been acclaimed for her sensitive and richly expressive singing.
Dresdner Kapellsolisten
The name Dresdner Kapellsolisten is a synonym for energetic and inspiring performances.
In 1994 their passion for the historically informed performance practice of the Baroque, Classical and Romantic music repertoire united the members of the ensemble. Under the musical direction of their “Primus inter Pares” Helmut Branny ? one of the founding members
? the Dresdner Kapellsolisten translate the language and stylistic elements of music into fascinating, vivid interpretations. Great sound and the search for musical authenticity thereby go hand in hand.

One of the major aims of the Dresdner Kapellsolisten is the continuous, historically and stylistically comprehensive care for the enormous heritage of chamber music. Another matter particularly near to the ensemble’s heart is the re-discovery of almost forgotten music.

Their thoroughly-researched interpretations cast the spotlight of today on composers like Johann Gottlieb Naumann, Anton Teyber, Johann Baptist Neruda, Antonio Rosetti und Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel.

Within this field particular attention is given to the revival of works by composers connected with the city or region of Dresden like Franz Seydelmann, Johann Georg Pisendel, Johann Gottlieb Graun and Antonio Lotti.

Multi-faceted engagements take the Dresdner Kapellsolisten to the important concert halls of Germany and to many renowned festivals like Rheingau Music Festival, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Usedom Festival, Würzburger Mozartfest, Festival Mitte-Europa and Bad Kissinger Sommer. Travelling abroad the ensemble has also given concerts in Italy, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Austria and Japan. It has enjoyed working with celebrated soloists like Isabelle van Keulen, Viktoria Mullova, Jan Vogler, François Leleux, Maurice André, Axel Köhler, Danjulo Ishizaka, Matthias Görne, Alison Balsom, Peter Schreier und
Peter Rösl as well as highly talented young musicians like Nils Mönkemeyer, , Martin Stadtfeld, Gabór Boldóczki and Sergej Nakariakov. Over many years a strong collaboration has developed between the Dresdner Kapellsolisten under Helmut Branny and the famous Dresdner Kreuzchor.
The Dresdner Kapellsolisten received the German Music Award “Echo Klassik 2010”.


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