Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Ouverture from „Don Giovanni“

Richard Strauss

Violin Sonata op. 18

Serenade op. 7


Antonín Dvořák

String Quintett in G major op. 77

Nymphenburger Streichersolisten
Sandro Ivo Bartoli
Nymphenburger Streicherquartett
Nymphenburger Streicherquartett

Nymphenburger StreichersolistenThe Nymphenburg String Soloists are made up of top-class soloists and section leaders from the established Munich chamber music and orchestral scene, who came together in 2005 at the suggestion of the celebrated violin virtuoso Angelika Lichtenstern to make music together. Since then, they have regularly concentrated and succeeded in their current regular line-up, developing an unmistakable orchestral sound and a highly virtuoso “signature” within just a few years thanks to the spontaneity, personal commitment and outstanding instrumental skills of its individual members. Although the core repertoire of the Nymphenburg String Soloists focuses primarily on baroque and classical music, the performance of unknown or rarely played works from the wide-ranging literature for strings is just as much a matter of course as the interpretation of 21st century music and cross-genre music – from Arcangelo Corelli’s Concerti Grossi to Giovanni Dettori’s Lady Gaga Fugue. Depending on the repertoire, all members of the ensemble also appear as soloists and have been able to demonstrate their outstanding quality in well over 250 concerts. Members: Angelika Lichtenstern: artistic director, primaria and mastermind of the ensemble since its foundation; Florian Simons: violin; Brindusa Ernst: viola; Anikò Zeke: violoncello; Herbert Seibl: contrabass.

Of great importance for the ensemble’s artistic activity is the affinity of its members for an intensive examination of exciting contemporary new instrumentations for string ensemble, accompanied by numerous premieres and first performances and the determined development of even unusual program concepts.

Copyrights: Photo Cantore
Copyrights: Photo Cantore

Sandro Ivo BartoliDescribed by the German press as “one of the most important musicians of the last three decades”, Sandro lvo Bartoli is a virtuoso pianist who has captivated audiences around the world with his opulent playing. A graduate of the State Conservatory of Florence and the Royal Academy of Music in London, he worked privately with Russian piano legend Shura Cherkassky, who was instrumental in launching his international career. In the early 1990s, with Cherkassky’s encouragement, Bartoli began to rediscover the Italian piano literature of the early 20th century and soon established a trend, becoming its leading interpreter worldwide. In addition to the Casella, Malipiero, Pizzetti and Petrassi concertos, he gave the first modern performance of Respighi’s Toccata for Piano and Orchestra in the United States in 1995 in a historic concert broadcast by PBS on its “Great Performances” series. In Europe, he has toured extensively with orchestras such as The Philharmonia, the Hallé, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Stockholm String Ensembles and the Max Bruch Philharmonic, where he has worked with conductors such as Peter Stangel, Nicolae Moldoveanu, Michele Carulli, Simon Wright, Vladimir Lande and Gianluigi Zampieri. Bartoli is the protagonist of the two documentaries “Mood Indigo” (Nu Films, Amsterdam, 2013) and “Pianlste-lnterprete” (Salto Films, Paris, 2014).

He was awarded the Gina Rosso Prize by the city of Turin for his outstanding artistic work. He lives in his native Tuscany.