JAQUES AMMON piano

In Santiago de Chile als Kind deutsch-chilenischer Eltern geboren, machte Jaques Ammon1989 als Preisträger des internationalen „Claudio Arrau“ Klavierwettbewerbs auf sich aufmerksam.

Er nahm sein Studium 1989 an der Kunstfakultät der Universität zu Chile auf und 1990 setzte er seine Studien in Deutschland an der Musikhochschule Lübeck bei Prof. Konrad Elser fort.

In Deutschland tritt Jacques Ammon als Solist und Kammermusikpartner in renommierten Konzerthäusern u.a. in der Alten Oper Frankfurt, der Hamburger Musikhalle, beim Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival, beim Oberstdorfer Musiksommer und beim Rheingau Musikfestival auf.

Darüber hinaus konzertierte er in Österreich (Wiener Konzerthaus), Frankreich (Chatelet Paris), Holland (Concertgebouw Amsterdam), Großbritannien (Wigmore Hall, London), Spanien (Palau de la Musica), Italien (Borciani-Festival), Belgien, Finnland, Polen, Russland, Japan, Chile, Argentinien, USA. Viele seiner Konzerte sind bei Rundfunkanstalten, wie Radio France, BBC London, RBB, NDR, SWR, BR und WDR dokumentiert.

Neben dem, mit der Geigerin Sophie Heinrich 2006 gegründeten Duo„Duo Inter Pares“, konzertiert Jacques Ammon seit über fünfzehn Jahren im Duo „Celloproject“ mit dem Cellisten des „Artemis Quartetts“ Eckart Runge zusammen. Aus dieser Zusammenarbeit entstanden fünf CD Produktionen (Ars Musici und Genuin Records).

Außerdem ist er regelmäßig Gast in der Kammermusikreihe des NDR- Sinfonieorchesters Hamburg, was zahlreiche Live-Mitschnitte dokumentieren.

Auf Einladung der „12 Cellisten der Berliner Philharmoniker“ war Jacques Ammon musikalischer Berater und Arrangeur bei einer CD-Produktion (EMI), welche eine Grammy- Nominierung und den „Echo-Preis“ erhielt.

2008/09 gastierte Jacques Ammon als Kammermusikpartner auf Einladung des „Artemis Quartetts“ in den wichtigsten Musikzentren Europas. 2009 entstand mit diesen die CD „Piazzolla Project“ (VirginClassics/EMI). Eine Amerika Tournée (Kansas City, Indianapolis, Durham, New York) mit dem Artemis-Quartett schloss 2012 an. Alfred Brendel war dabei ein prägender Berater.

Zusammen mit dem Geiger Daniel Hope produzierte Jacques Ammon im Juli 2012 die CD „Spheres“ und 2013 die CD „Hollywood Exil“ bei dem Label „Deutsche Grammophon“.

Neben dieser regen Konzerttätigkeit, wirkt er als passionierter Lehrer bei Festivals im In- und Ausland, unter anderem beim Internationalen Kammermusikkurs der „Jeunesses Musicales“ in Weikersheim, Karlsruher Meisterklassen und ist seit 2011 der Künstlerischer Leiter des CMMC in Frutillar/Chile.

Darüber hinaus lehrt er als Professor für Klavier an der „Musikhochschule Lübeck“ und ab Oktober 2014 an der Hochschule für Musik und Theater »Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy« Leipzig.

 

KATHARINA TREUTLER piano

“It is fascinating to experience how an artist can capture such a broad spectrum of characters and tone colours with one and the same instrument.” Badische Zeitung

Katharina Treutler has given numerous recitals around the world, performing in Europe, Asia, Australia and the United States. As a soloist she has played with leading orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, the Tokyo Philharmonic, the Armenian Philharmonic, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie, the San Diego Symphony, the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.

She has made appearances at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Tokyo’s Bunka Kaikan Hall, the Konserthuset in Stockholm, San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall, the Rhein-Mosel-Halle, the Rheingoldhalle, the Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall in Yerevan, and the Beethovenhaus in Bonn.

She has been invited to perform at numerous music festivals including the Braunschweig Classix, the International Pharos Chamber Music Festival in Cyprus, Lisztomanias de Châteauroux, Piano en Saintonge, the Liszt Biennale Thuringia, and Antibes Génération Virtuoses. She has also appeared at the Albert Concert Series in Freiburg and on German Public Radio (MDR, Deutschland Radio Kultur).

In February 2015, the album Final Symphony was released worldwide with Katharina performing works by composer Nobuo Uematsu. Featuring pieces performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, as well as solo performances, the album was recorded at London’s Abbey Road Studios and reached number one in the iTunes Classical Music Charts in more than ten countries, as well as the Classical Album top 5 of the Billboard Charts and the Official Charts (UK). Her other albums include a recording of Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1. In 2018 Katharina’s album BEYOND was released with works by Bach, Liszt, Prokofiev, Messiaen and Ligeti.

Katharina Treutler was born in Erfurt and began taking piano lessons at the age of seven. After completing her secondary education, Treutler studied under Bernd Goetzke at the University of Music, Drama and Media in Hanover. She went on to continue her studies at the Tokyo College of Music and in Paris, where she was a student of Jacques Rouvier at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris and was awarded a Master’s degree, as well as studying chamber music under Claire Désert and musicology at the Université Sorbonne. Between 2011 and 2013 she was a student of Dmitri Bashkirov at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid. She studied under Eric Le Sage at the University of Music Freiburg and passed her subsequent soloist’s diploma with distinction. Treutler also took a number of master classes taught by Arie Vardi, Mikhail Voskresensky, Matti Raekallio, Daejin Kim and Ferenc Rados.

Katharina Treutler has won numerous first prizes, including at the Luciano Luciani International Piano Competition, at the Second Braunschweig Classic Open International Music Competition, at the Steinway Competition (piano four-hands) receiving the German Chopin Society’s special award, at the Grotrian-Steinweg Competition, at Rencontres Internationales des Jeunes Pianistes, and at Germany’s Federal Jugend Musiziert Competition (solo and piano four-hands including the Diethard-Wucher Prize and the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben‘s special award). She came second at the Campillos International Piano Competition and won the audience award. She also won the second prize at the Bach Competition in Köthen, including several special awards, and at the Roberta Gallinari International Piano Competition. She came third at the International Brahms Competition and was awarded the audience prize at the International Piano Academy Freiburg.

Katharina Treutler has been teaching at the University of Music and Theatre “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” in Leipzig since 2016. She is a Steinway Artist and currently lives in Berlin.

Piano

Jacques Ammon & Katharina Treutler

13.01.20 – 19.01.20

7 days

649 

4 individual lessons (open to the public)
Public perfomance
Career counseling

We offer comfortable accommodation at Musitektur Academy at an affordable price for students participating in the masterclass and their attendants. During their stay at Majorenhaus, students will be involved in the educational process throughout the course, having the opportunity to passively attend all the lessons and practice in all their free time both in lecture rooms and in their rooms. More info

Concert engagements in Sankt Blasien, Zurich, Liechtenstein, Leipzig or Hamburg for the best participants


Course location: Musitektur Academy
Brünigstrasse 1, 6053 Alpnachstad, Switzerland

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