The rated performances are public. Entry to all three event venues is free. Access to the performance venues is possible in the breaks between performances in 15-minute intervals.
Saturday, June 1, 2024, 8.00 p.m.
Aula am Berliner Ring
Duo Kreusch Orsan and Mare Duo
Thursday, May 30, 2024, 8.00 p.m.
Aula am Berliner Ring
Jury member Johannes Tonio Kreusch and violinist Doris Orsan make up this chamber music duo, which has performed successfully for many years now. The two musicians will present a selection from their current CD program, “Tangos & Canciones”, playing both famous tango classics such as “La Cumparsita” or “El Choclo” and some more recent tango music, dedicated to the duo by the Argentinian composer Máximo Diego Pujol, plus masterpieces by the tango revolutionary Astor Piazzolla.
Doris Orsan studied violin at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and, as a DAAD scholarship holder, at Juilliard School of Music in New York. She passed her concert and master class examination with distinction and was awarded the Austrian State Prize for her achievements. Doris Orsan lives in Munich as a freelance musician and gives concerts as a solo artist or chamber music partner. Her concert tours have taken her to many German and European destinations. New violin compositions are regularly dedicated to her. As a violin teacher, she also works in the academic field and as lecturer at seminars and courses. She has recorded and co-produced three CDs together with the Bavarian broadcasting service, featuring pieces by Schubert, Granados, de Falla, and Piazzolla, among others, including some first-ever CD recordings of works by contemporary composers. Dr. Doris Orsan obtained her PhD with “summa cum laude” distinction with her dissertation on W.A. Mozart’s violin concertos. She and classical guitarist Johannes Tonio Kreusch have been a successful chamber music duo for many years now. This season, Doris Orsan is performing Sergei Prokofiev’s second violin concerto as a soloist, Johann Sebastian Bach’s sonatas and partitas in her “Ciaccona” solo project, and will be playing in various chamber music formations.
Annika Hinsche on the mandolin and jury member Fabian Hinsche on the guitar are Mare Duo. They are regarded as the “top of the list of leading duos of their kind”, and play concerts in Europe, Asia and the United States. They have won numerous awards and over 20 prizes at national and international competitions across Europe as solo artists or chamber musicians. Both teach their respective instruments at schools of music in Berlin, Wuppertal and Osnabrück, at universities and in international master classes.
They have expanded the original repertoire for their instruments with a wide range of pieces by famous composers such as Carlo Domeniconi, Jaime Zenamon, Konstantin Vassiliev, Annette Kruisbrink or Thomas Allen LeVines. They have recorded more than 15 CDs as solo artists or together with other musicians, including recordings for the renowned Naxos label.