Soloist: Veronika Eberle, violin
Anton Webern, Passacaglia, Op. 1
Béla Bartók, Violin Concerto No. 2, BB 117
Anton Webern, Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 10
Igor Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring, Scenes of Pagan Russia in Two Parts
An orchestra of the future, Junge Deutsche Philharmonie brings together high-spirited and prodigiously talented young musicians with an incredible drive to shape tomorrow’s musical world. The orchestra’s principal conductor and artistic advisor Jonathan Nott, whose rich and varied recording catalogue perfectly reflects his eclectic interests, has developed a reputation for his interpretations of avant-garde music. Displaying exceptional maturity of musicianship despite her young age, violinist Veronika Eberle has carved out a glittering career as a soloist. Student of the illustrious Ana Chumachenko, Eberle is recipient of the prestigious Bayernwerk AG Bavarian Culture Prize.
The evening’s programme of twentieth-century music encompasses innovative composition, musico-poetic diversity, radicalness and daring experimentation: from Webern’s early colourful expressivity, and scandalous sensationalism of Stravinsky, to Bartók’s stylistic maturity.
Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, a real phenomenon in the German orchestral and cultural landscape: their innovative spirit is unique from a structural, organisational and social point of view and requires the courage, attitude and commitment of each individual musician and the entire collective.
Rheingau Music Prize
Nott paced the paragraphs of music, sometimes crunchingly tension-building and ultimately triumphant, with unerring deliberation and wonderful certainty.
Eberle is very much a painter in sound, with her ability to change the colour palette in a stroke of the bow… Her tone on the “Dragonetti” Stradivarius was richly coloured in, and the controlled use of vibrato added changed hues with the highest degree of subtlety.