CONDUCTOR: MICHAEL ZLABINGER
SOLOIST: STEFAN JESS-KROPFITSCH (cello)
Michael Zlabinger was born in Vienna in 1984. At age of 10, he received his first piano lessons. After finishing his studies at the Academic Gymnasium in Vienna, in 2002 he studied conducting and piano with Manfred Huss at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. From 1998-2003 he also completed studies in organ and church music at the Vienna Conservatory, which he graduated with honors. In the years 2008-2010 he studied in Lucerne with Prof. Ralf Weikert, obtaining an award for his graduation concert in June 2010 with Hindemith „Nobilissima visione”. He attended master classes with Bernard Haitink and Pierre Boulez. Since 2003, he is head of the church music at „Mariabrunn” church where he founded in 2005 the Camerata „Mariabrunn” ansamble. He performed in Belgium, Holland, Spain, Serbia-Montenegro and Switzerland. Also, he conducted the Lucerne Festival Strings Symphony Orchestra and the Orquesta Sinfonico de Las Palmas. He is a member of the Haydn Sinfonietta Vienna. In 2011, he was an assistant conductor of Christoph von Dohnányi for the new production of Arnold Schoenberg's „Moses und Aron” at the Zurich Opera House. As assistant of Ingo Metzmacher, he participated at the Salzburg Festival in 2012. In the season 2013/14 he assisted at the Grand Théâtre de Genève for the new production of Richard Wagner's “Der Ring des Nibelungen”. In the Spring of 2013 with the grant from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Arts, he was involved in a project of the New World Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas in Miami Beach. In November 2013 he made his debut as a conductor at the Zürich Opera house, with the world premiere of Marius Felix Long’s “The Canterville Ghost”.
Stefan Jess-Kropfitsch started to study cello in his early years with Prof. Tobias Kühne and Andre Navarra. He obtained Diploma with highest distinction from the „Hochschule für Musik” in Vienna. Also, he wone numerous prizes as the „Dr. Karl Böhm Prize” of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Stefan Kropfitsch performs as concert soloist worldwide with such orchestras as: Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Festival Strings Orchestra of Lucerne, South-west German Radio Orchestra, Niederösterreichischen Tonkünstlern, Philharmonic Orchestra of Ljubljana, Philharmonic Orchestra of St. Petersburg, Rome Symphony Orchestra, Bratislava Radio Symphony Orchestra. He makes numerous radio recordings and has realized numerous LP’s and CD’ under the lables of EMI and Gramola. The cellist Stefan Kropfitsch is a member of the famous piano trio „Jess-Trio-Wien”. With his ensemble he performed already more than 1500 concerts in many important music centers of the world. In the last 20 years he presents with his Jess-Trio his own concert-cycle in the „Wiener Konzerthaus”. Since 2004, he is teaching Cello at the University of Music in Vienna. In 2006 he was appointed as Director of the Department of Strings at the University of Music in Vienna. He plays on a Gagliano Cello, made in 1766 in Naples, Italy.
Prices: 35 lei, 25 lei (students and senior)
Season ticket: 140 LEI (7 concerts): concerts 1-7, 8-14, 15-21, 22-28
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