Ellen Braslavsky, harpsichord,
Werner Neugebauer, baroque violin
Pianist and harpsichordist Ellen Braslavsky has distinguished herself as a soloist and chamber musician. She has performed at Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, the Theatre de Champs Elysees in Paris, the Berlin Philharmonic, Izumi Hall in Osaka, Melba Hall in Melbourne, the Rudolfinum in Prague, the Tonhalle in Düsseldorf and La Fenice in Venice. She has performed with musicians such as Noboko Imai and Steven Isserlis, and was the soloist in the German premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina’s Alleluia, conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich. She has appeared as soloist with orchestras including the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Salzburg Chamber Soloists, Krakow Philharmonic and Prague Philharmonic. Braslavsky began piano lessons in Moscow at the age of five. She completed her studies at the prestigious American conservatory, The Julliard School of Music in New York. She is an accompanist at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg.
Werner Neugebauer was born in Graz in 1967. He studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg with Prof. Irmgard Gahl, where he graduated with distinction in 1991. He continued his studies with Prof. Ernst Kovacic in Vienna and also worked intensively on the baroque violin (with N. Harnoncourt). He is a member of the Camerata Salzburg Orchestra and the Hyperion Ensemble, and has worked with the Concentus Musicus Wien (N. Harnoncourt), the Ensemble Baroque de Limoges (Christophe Coin) and the Klangforum Wien. He has participated in several chamber music festivals in Europe and America.
He is an assistant in the class of Prof. Lukas Hagen (Hagen Quartet) at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. He plays a Francesco Ruggieri violin from 1696, on loan from Count Starhemberg.
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750): Sonata for violin and harpsichord in b minor BWV 114
Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770): Sonata for violin and basso continuo in b minor
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767): Fantasia for violin solo N 12 in a minor TWV 40-25
Georg Muffat (1653 1704): Partita N 5 in d minor for harpsichord solo
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741): Sonata for violin and basso continuo in d minor op.2 N.3 RV 14