Ensemble Berlin PianoPercussion
The University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music presents the Ensemble Berlin PianoPercussion in concert on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. in Old Cabell Hall.
Founded in autumn 2008 by internationally renowned soloists who for many years have championed the interpretation and promotion of contemporary music, Berlin PianoPercussion is an ensemble characterized by the individual and complementary personalities of its members. During the Festival of „Centre Acanthes“ 2008 in Metz, pianists Prodromos Symeonidis and Ya-ou Xie gave a series of concerts with works for two pianists and two percussionists under the direction of Sylvio Gualda, the reception of which led them to launch a new piano-percussion ensemble. Back in Berlin, having been convinced by the enormous possibilities of such a formation and fulfilled by the wish to promote and broaden the existing repertoire, they proceeded with the creation of Berlin PianoPercussion.
The group is made up of six musicians, three percussionists and three pianists. Ya-ou Xie, piano acts as the group's conductor. She is joined by pianists Prodromos Symeonidis and Sawami Kiyoshi and percussionists Friedemann Werzlau, Adam Weisman and Matthias Buccheim. Prodromos Symeonidis also acts as the group's artistic director.
Oliver Schneller Cyan (2011/14)
Charlotte Seither Running Circles (2011)
Judith Shatin Trace Elements (2014)
Daniel Vezza One of them, one of us (2014)
Lansing D. McLoskey Rite (2014)
All pieces are for 2 pianos and 2 percussionists
Prodromos Symeonidis, Sawami Kiyoshi, Ya-ou Xie – piano
Adam Weisman, Matthias Buchheim – percussion
With the kind support of the Goethe-Institut
For more information about the Ensemble Berlin PianoPercussion visit their site, http://www.berlinpianopercussion.com/ensemblee.htm
An Arts Enhancement Event supported by the Office of the Provost & the Vice Provost for the Arts.
This event is co-sponsored by McIntire Department of Music, Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation, and the Buckner W. Clay Endowment.
Old Cabell Hall is located on the south end of UVA's historic lawn, directly opposite the Rotunda. (map) Parking is available in the central grounds parking garage on Emmet Street, in the C1 parking lot off McCormick Rd, and in the parking lots at the UVA Corner. Handicap parking is available in the small parking lot adjacent to Bryan Hall.
For more information call 434-924-3052.