Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss am Rhein & Svetlin Roussev, violin

German Chamber Academy Neuss
German Chamber Academy Neuss

Thursday 9. 9. 2021  

Slovene Philharmonic, Ljubljana


Artistic direction: Svetlin Roussev, violin  



Ludwig van Beethoven, Antonín Dvořák, Giuseppe Tartini, Bela Bartók, Aldo Kumar, Ludwig van Beethoven, Camille Saint-Säens, Joaquín Turina



Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss am Rhein

Thanks to a combination of enthusiasm and dedication, the German Chamber Academy Neuss puts on breath-taking shows that make them one of “the leading chamber orchestras in Germany”, according to German music magazine “das Orchester”.

The discovery of music as a common language is key at the Chamber Academy. The members of the orchestra, who come from twenty different countries, have developed a deep, mutual understanding that makes for an inimitable sound, both in the studio and on stages around the world. Their extensive repertoire ranges from baroque, through avant-garde, to jazz.

Dutch violinist Isabelle van Keulen, one of the greatest modern violinists, is Artistic Director at the academy since 2017. Andrey Boreyko, Krzysztof Penderecki, Alexander Lonquich, Lavard Skou Larsen, have all taken their place at the dkn conductor’s stand, as well as Lord Yehudi Menuhin in the  orchestra’s early years. In March 2019 the Austrian-Hungarian violinist and conductor Christoph Koncz started his tenure as Chief Conductor of the academy.

The orchestra has also recently completed tours in South America, Spain, Finland and Poland. Preparations are now under way for concerts in France and China, along with a number of guest appearances at well-known festivals. Some of the international soloists who regularly play with the Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss am Rhein include Kolja Blacher, Marc Coppey, Henning Kraggerud, Carolin Widmann, Guy Touvron, Philippe Cassard, Alexander Lonquich and tenor Juan Diego Flórez, who accompanied the German Chamber Academy Neuss for their début at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.


Svetlin Roussev, violin

Since winning the first prize at the widely acclaimed first Sendai International Competition in May 2001, the charismatic violin virtuoso Svetlin Roussev enjoys a prestigious international career in many of the world’s major concert halls, including the Bolshoi Theatre and Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Seoul Arts Center, Salle Pleyel, UNESCO, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Théâtre du Châtelet, Cité de la Musique, Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, Bulgaria National Concert Hall, Budapest’s Béla Bartók National Concert Hall, Frankfurt’s Alte Oper, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Centro Cultural Kirchner in Buenos Aires, Palais des Beaux Arts de Bruxelles and the Palais of the United Nations in Geneva.

Roussev is a regular guest soloist with various orchestras such as the Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestre National de Belgique, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra (Bucharest), Romanian National Radio Orchestra, Kremerata Baltica, Bulgarian National Radio among others. In the USA, Latin America, Asia and Europe he has performed under the baton of conductors such as Myung-Whun Chung, Leon Fleisher, Yehudi Menuhin, Yuzo Toyama, Marek Janowski, Emmanuel Krivine, François-Xavier Roth, Jonathan Nott, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Denis Russel-Davies, Lionel Bringuier and Emil Tabakov.

Roussev is a violin professor at the prestigious Haute École de Musique in Geneva after 10 years being a professor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris. He has been giving violin and chamber music masterclass around the world. He is also the artistic advisor and artist in residence of the March Music Days International Festival in his hometown Ruse after serving as artistic director and artist in residence of the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra.

Svetlin Roussev performs on the Stradivarius 1710 Camposelice violin kindly loaned by the Nippon Music Foundation.