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"Noema", a new composition for the Swiss Chamber Soloists

Five years after the sextett for winds and piano ... e subito parlando, members of the Swiss Chamber Soloists premiered again a work by Bettina Skrzypczak: Noema for flute, violin and cello. The soloists were Felix Renggli (flute), Ilya Gringolts (violin) and Daniel Haefliger (cello). The first performance took place on 7 May 2017 in Geneva, followed by two performances on 8 May in Basel and 9 May in Lugano.

Premiere of a new Trio at the Tage für Neue Musik Zürich 2016

One year after her successful job as a curator of the Tage für Neue Musik Zürich, Bettina Skrzypczak is again present at the festival, this time with a new composition. On November 18, in the Tonhalle Zürich will be premiered her trio Riss (Rift) for saxophone, cello and piano. The players are Marcus Weiss (sax), Martina Schucan (cello) and Christoph Keller (piano).

 

Bettina Skrzypczak is the Artistic Director of the Tage für Neue Musik Zürich

Bettina Skrzypczak is the person responsible for the Tage für Neue Musik Zürich 2015, taking place from 12 to 15 November. The motto of the festival, "Eureka", points to the origin of the artistic creativy: persistent research, joy of finding and innovation. Topical works, among them five world premieres, are confronted with significant pieces of the post-war avant-garde, and the children's concert Romp/ing Silent/ce) (TOBENDe STILLe) shows the enjoyment of the youngest generation in acquiring the practices of the former pioniers. An opening panel discussion with the title "Which culture do we want?" debates the cultural changes in the media dominated society of today.

 

Two Chamber Music Works at Bern and Takefu

On September 8, the Swiss viola player Anna Spina performs the solo piece Arcato within the frame of the Musikfestival Bern. The programme of the concert under the motto "Memorie infinite" contains works from the 17th century until today.
On September 11, the clarinet trio Illuminations is to be heard at the Takefu International Music Festival, directed byToshio Hosokawa. The players are Nozomi Ueda (clarinet), Tomoki Tai (cello) and Junko Yamamoto (piano).

 

"Scene 2" recorded

The string duo "Scene 2" is now available online as a video recorded at the first performance of the piece with Andreas Kunz and Moritz Müllenbach.

 

Oracula Sibyllina, for Mezzo-soprano and Chamber Orchestra - World Premiere

The new work "Oracula Sibyllina", premiered on May 21 in Winterthur, is written for mezzo-soprano and chamber orchestra (split in three groups). The soloist is Mareike Schellenberger, Pierre-Alain Monot conducts the Musikkollegium Winterthur. The text is from the antique Sibylline Oracles. The work was commissioned by the Musikkollegium Winterthur.
Recording: Radio SFR 2 Kultur, broadcast on June 28, 9 p.m.
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New String Duo – First Performance

On the 5th May in Basel, members of the Ensemble Lemniscate play the first performance of a new work by Bettina Skrzypczak : "Scene II" for violin and cello. The musicians are Andreas Kunz (violin) and Moritz Müllenbach (cello). Further performances: Bern, May, 7, and Zürich, May, 9.   →Agenda

 

"Aus der Ferne" at the Poznań Musical Spring

Beverley Ellis (cello) und Akiko Okabe (piano), members of the Freiburg based Ensemble Aventure, play the duo "Aus der Ferne" at the festival Poznań Musical Spring. The date of the concert is Monday, 23 March, 7 pm. at the Poznań Music Academy. "Aus der Ferne" was premiered 2011 in Stuttgart by Céline Papion and Junko Yamamoto (Ensemble cross.art).

 

"...e subito parlando" at musica viva Munich

Four years after her last performances in Munich ("Daphne's Song" and the clarinet trio "Illuminations" at the Munich Pfingstsymposion) was performed another great chamber music piece by Bettina Skrzypczak in Munich: ...e subito parlando for wind quintet and piano. The work premiered 2012 in Basel was performed at the musica viva weekend, on February 19, 2015, as a German premiere. The performers were soloists from the Symphony Orchestra of the Bayerischer Rundfunk: Henrik Wiese (flute), Bettina Faiss (clarinet), Steffan Schilli (oboe), Susanne Sonntag (bassoon), Carsten Duffin (horn), Lukas-Maria Kuen (piano).
Review in Süddeutsche Zeitung

 

5 x 4 Solo Pieces in Geneva, Bern, Le Locle, Paris and Zurich

In January 2015, four solo pieces will be performed by four sophisticated musicians in five cities: "Flash" for percussion (played by Alexandre Babel), "Arcato" for viola (played by Anna Spina), "Mouvement" for flute (played by Paolo Vignaroli) and "Fantasie" (played by Béatrice Zawodnik). The concerts take place in Geneva (8.1.), Bern (9.1.), Le Locle (10.1.), Paris (11.1.) and Zurich (12.1.).

 

"... e subito parlando" in Geneva and London

The Ensemble Contrechamps plays twice the 2012 premiered composition "... e subito parlando" for piano and wind quintet: On 7th of December 2014 in Geneva and one week later, on 14th, on tour at London's Kingsplace. The performers are Stefan Wirth (piano), Nataša Marić (flute), Béatrice Zawodnik (oboe), Laurent Bruttin (clarinet), Alberto Guerra (bassoon) and Delphine Gauthier-Guiche (horn).

 

The Ensemble Lemniscate has recorded "Illuminations"

In the beginning of September 2014 the Basel based Ensemble Lemniscate toured with the clarinet trio "Illuminations". The thrilling interpretation can be heard here.

 

The "Nonet" on Tour in South America

The Nonet for winds and double bass is in the luggage of the Basel Chamber Orchestra conducted by Giovanni Antonini on its 2014 autumn tour to South America. The concerts will take place in Montevideo (5. October 5), Buenos Aires (Teatro Colón, 6. October) and São Paulo (11. October).
Listen (end of the piece, 1'30")

 

A Triplet of "Illuminations"

The young Ensemble Lemniscate plays in three concerts on September 8, 9, and 10 in Zurich, Basel and Bern the clarinet trio Illuminations. The performers are Francesco Negrini (clarinet), Ellen Fallowfield (Cello) and Gilles Grimaître (piano).

 

Tage für Neue Musik Zürich

Bettina Skrzypczak was appointed artistic director to the Tage für Neue Musik Zürich 2015. The festival founded in 1986 presents solo recitals, concerts by international ensembles and an orchestra concert by the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich. It will take place from 12th to 15th November 2015 at several venues in the city of Zurich.

 

"...e subito parlando": New Recording

grammont2012 The chamber music piece "...e subito parlando" has been included into the 2012 edition of best works by Swiss composers, issued by the label Musiques suisses.

Work details, including reviews.

 

As to Feeling

Here you can listen to the brillant first performance of Bettina Skrzypczak's miniature As to Feeling. The composition for 14 strings is performed by the Camerata Bern conducted by Antje Weithaas.

 

The Ensemble Boswil plays Works by Japanese Composers

The Ensemble Boswil with its artistic director Bettina Skrzypczak will be the ninth time on tour in October 2014. The programme is dedicated to Japan. It presents works by Toru Takemitsu, Joji Yuasa, Toshio Hosokawa and Misato Mochizuki and will be conducted by the young Seitaro Ishikawa. Concerts are scheduled a.o. in Boswil (premiere), Lugano and Basel.
The Ensemble Boswil was founded in 2005 by Bettina Skrzypczak, its members are students from Swiss Music Universities.