News from Shupp Artists Management
The Vienna Piano Trio's debut with new violinist
David McCarroll included highly successful tours of United
States and Mexico (September) and New Zealand (October ). David has
been described as "a violinist of mature musicality and deep
understanding", and in spite of his youth is already an accomplished
chamber musician. He has been a guest for years at the International
Musicians Seminar Prussia Cove, and at the Marlboro Music Festival
where he has worked with some of the most important musicians of our
time. He is the winner of the 2012 European Young Concert Artists
Auditions and Silver Medalist at the Klein International Competition.
The 2015-16 season will also find the Vienna Piano performing more
concerts at Wigmore Hall,
In June 2017 the trio will be performing within their
concert series at the Konzerthaus a program that along with either
a major Beethoven or Schubert trio work will feature Mark Padmore,
tenor, Musical America's 2016 musician of the year, and will include
a new work by Thomas Larcher for tenor and piano trio,. Mr. Larchner
is the winner of the Stoeger prize of the Chamber Music society of
Lincoln Center 2014/15. Other future plans include performing at the
Grafenegg Festival the Beethoven Triple with theTonkuenstler Orchester
and recording in December 2016 both the Beethoven Triple and Alfredo
Casella triple concerto with the Radio Symphony Orchester Wien. To
watch the new Vienna Piano Trio video of the
The Mozart Piano Quartet will be performing
at such prestigious venues such as the Liederhalle Stuttgart, Herkulessaal
München (Bayrische Rundfunk), and in Utrecht and Rotterdam. The
ensemble will be joined by Nabil Shehat , 1st solo bassist of the
Staatskapelle Berlin for a performance of the
The Bennewitz Quartet just released its CD of Dvorak quartets, following one of Dvorak Cypresses with baritone Martin Bruns. This summer they performed at the Gstaad Festival with Jean-Yves Thibaudet. The group has also been nominated for Boreletti-Buitoni Trust award which has been given to individuals and ensembles since 2003 for musical excellence.
Cuarteto Quiroga, quartet-in-residence at the
Royal Palace in Madrid has been busy in the recording studio. Earlier
this year it released its album with Brahms quartets Op. 51. To hear
the ensemble performing Brahms on the set of decorated Stradivari
that are in the palace collection go to : http://www.thestrad.com/cpt-latests/cuarteto-quiroga-perform-brahms-on-decorated-stradivarius-instruments/.
More recently the quartet recorded the piano quintets of Turina and
Granados with acclaimed pianist Javier Perianes which has just been
released, and is already garnering rave reviews.
The Utrecht String Quartet is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2015 with its first masterclass summer school, and its series at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw with special guests Thomas Oliemans, Pieter Wispelwey and Ralph van Raat.
Boston vocal ensemble Tapestry and Shira Kammen, vielle and harp, presented a shortened version of their touring Choral Residency A n i m a : V i s i o n s o f H i l d e g a r d' s M y s t i c a l P l a y which combines Hildegard von Bingen's Ordo Virtutem with the music of Patricia Van Ness on June 10th , a Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Concert, which the Boston Musical Intelligencer called a "dynamic sonic sensation" For this performance, they were joined by Viriditas, the Nightsong Women's Schola at First Church Congregational in Cambridge. Besides offering other exciting programs Tapestry will offer this project to colleges and communities throughout the US in the 2016-17 season, collaborating with local choruses and music departments to create unique versions of Hildegard von Bingen's Ordo Virtutem, besides offering other exciting programs, including a new program Starry Night including works by Hovhaness and Debussy which will have its premiere at the Wilson Observatory in Los Angeles.
The Brazilian Guitar Quartet toured Austria and Slovenia in May. The tour included a debut at the prestigious Wiener Konzerthaus in Vienna and featured Brazilian and Spanish composers, including music by Heitor Villa-Lobos from their 2011 Latin Grammy winning album.
Guitarist Stephen Marchionda is currently working on a new SACD project for the 100-year celebration of Enrique Granados in 2016 which includes transcriptions from piano original to guitar. To view Granados' Maja Dolorosa #2 with acclaimed cantadora Rocío Márquez click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcHdmbB5jZ0).
The Alliage Quintet was given the honor of
performing the opening concert at the World Saxophone Congress
in Strasbourg, France on June 9th.
Violinist/conductor Igor Gruppman and his wife
violist Vesna Gruppman will premiere Orlando Garcia's DIALOGS
for violin, viola and orchestra as part of the Marinsky Theater's
New Horizons series in 2016. Also, as part of a special project exploring
the healing power of music in times of war and disaster, the Gruppmans
will premiere works by Yuri Laniuk (Ukraine), Vladimir Tarnapolski
(Russia), and Fred Momotenko (Netherlands) in Kiev, Lviv and Amsterdam.
In January 2016, Igor will take part in the inaugural concert of Rotterdam
Philharmonic's new series, playing chamber music with Emmanuel Ax
in the first half, and conducting the orchestra in Beethoven's First
Symphony in the second. The concert will be recorded by Dutch TV.
Igor and Vesna continue their teaching activities, having been appointed
to lead the violin and viola departments of the Rotterdam Conservatory's
post-graduate VIRTUOSO program for outstanding young performers. In
the summer 2016, they will start the Gruppman International Music
Institute in collaboration with the Miami Piano Festival.