Legendary conductor Christoph Eschenbach conducts the Underground Youth Orchestra for the first time!
The internationally renowned conductor Christoph Eschenbach conducts the Underground Youth Orchestra in a unique concert on Friday 29 July at 21.00 at the Kalamata Dance Hall (Main Stage), as part of the “International Music Days of Kalamata” Festival.
He will be joined by three excellent soloists – Katerina Hatzinikolaou, violin, Johannes Przygodda, cello and Triantafyllos Liotis, piano – to perform Beethoven’s masterful triple concerto. The program also includes Beethoven’s iconic 5th Symphony.
The concert takes place under the auspices of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Athens.
Christoph Eschenbach is a phenomenon who ranks among the top class of international conductors. Universally recognized both as a conductor and pianist, he belongs to the traditional generation of the German intellectuality which he combines with a rare emotional intensity, creating performances that are revered by concert audiences worldwide. Renowned for the breadth of his repertoire and the depth of his performances, he has been conductor of many leading orchestras and has won the highest musical honours.
In exploring the circumstances that led to the emergence of such a gifted talent, we can look back to his early years: born in the heart of a turbulent, war-torn Europe in 1940, his childhood was marked by a series of personal tragedies. We can truly say that music was his saviour and his life began to change when he learned the piano. Today, at the age of 80, his intense artistic curiosity has not diminished and he still enjoys working with the best international orchestras. He is also known as a tireless advocate for young talent – this is his greatest passion, and he values his contribution to mentoring emerging talent above his own distinguished career. Touched by the energy and drive of young people – “those one hundred percent artists”, as he calls them – he is on a personal mission to pass the baton to the next generation. His discoveries to date include pianist Lang Lang, violinist Julia Fischer and cellists Leonard Elschenbroich and Daniel Müller-Schott. As artistic advisor and lecturer at the renowned Kronberg Academy, he accompanies young violinists, cellists and violoncellists on their path to becoming world-class soloists. Christoph Eschenbach continues to explore new horizons and since September 2019 he has been Music Director of the Konzerthausorchester Berlin.
6th Kalamata International Music Days
Friday 29 July 2022
574, Artemis, Kalamata 241 00.
Start time: 21.00
Ticket price: 8€ regular, 5€ reduced
and by phone: 2107234567
The concert takes place under the auspices of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Athens (Germany in Greece).