Koncz Duo

Christoph Koncz, violin
Christoph Koncz, violin

Monday   6. 9. 2021   20:00

Franciscan Monastery in Piran

 

Barock / Folk

 

Christoph Koncz, violin
Stephan Koncz, cello

 

Programme:

  • Maurice Ravel: Sonata for violin and cello
  • Giuseppe Tartini: Sonata Piccola for violin and cello n 7 in a minor
  • Georg Friedrich Händel / Johann Halvorsen: Passacaglia for violin and cello
  • Giuseppe Tartini: Sonata Piccola for violin and cello N 15 in G Major
  • Zoltan Kodaly: Duo for violin and cello

 

 

Christoph Koncz, violin

Highly versatile 33-year-old musician Christoph Koncz enjoys a wide-ranging international career as a conductor, violin soloist, chamber musician and principal violinist of the Vienna Philharmonic.
At the age of just nine, he received worldwide acclaim for starring as child prodigy Kaspar Weiss in the Canadian feature film The Red Violin, which won an Academy Award for Best Original Score.

Christoph Koncz is rapidly establishing himself internationally as a conductor. His conducting debut at the 2013 Salzburg Mozartwoche was followed by concerts at such prestigious venues as the Berlin, Cologne and Munich Philharmonie, Vienna Konzerthaus and KKL Lucerne as well as at the Salzburg Festival. In 2017, Christoph Koncz made his US conducting debut with the Memphis Symphony and conducted the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich in a masterclass with David Zinman. He made his subscription debut at the Cologne Philharmonie with Concerto Köln in June 2018 and took the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal on tour in March 2019. During the ongoing season Christoph Koncz will make his opera debut at the Berliner Staatsoper Unter den Linden (Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice) and appear for the first time with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (Tchaikovsky, Brahms) and the Hong Kong Philharmonic (Schubert, Weber, R. Strauss). He will return to the Philharmonia Orchestra London and conduct the Royal Northern Sinfonia's New Year's Concerts. Christoph Koncz is in his second season as Chief Conductor of the Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss am Rhein and will perform with the orchestra at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam (Mendelssohn, Beethoven). He has recently been appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the renowned French period instrument ensemble Les Musiciens du Louvre.

 

Stephan Koncz, cello

Stephan Koncz is recognized as one of the most versatile musicians of his generation and enjoys a multi-faceted career as soloist, chamber musician, composer/arranger, conductor and member of the Berlin Philharmonic.

An avid chamber musician, Mr. Koncz has performed and collaborated with Leonidas Kavakos, Lisa Batiashvili, Janine Jansen, Antoine Tamestit, Nils Mönkemeyer, Gautier Capuçon, Gerald Finley, Thomas Hampson, Anna Prohaska, Rudolf Buchbinder, Emmanuel Pahud, Andreas Ottensamer among others.

Recent solo appearances include concerts and Sony Classical recordings with Reinhard Goebel and Deutsche Radiophilharmonie with virtuosic cello repertoire by Beethoven contemporaries Romberg / Reicha / Vorisek.

After being a member of the Vienna State Opera Orchestra / Vienna Philharmonic (2008-2010) he won a position in the Berlin Philharmonic where he is a member since 2010. Stephan Koncz plays on a violoncello made by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume (Paris) in 1840.