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International Festival: Alexey Stadler & Friends
12 November 2022 at 11:00| R180 – R250
The Cape Town Concert Series completes the year with an International Festival of artists who will also be performing with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra.
On 12 November, cellist Alexey Stadler, who last played for the Series in 2018, returns for a morning concert of solo cello and chamber music. He will also be working with a new generation cello ensemble which will be featured in the programme. The concert takes place at 11am in the Baxter Concert Hall.
The programme includes Bach Solo Cello Suite Nr. 1 and Hindemith Cello Solo Sonate, Op. 25/3. He will then be joined by members of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra for Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in A major.
The concert will be followed by a short in-conversation with Alexey where we will hear more about his music making and will also take questions from the audience.
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About the artist:
“Alexey Stadler played with (…) the kind of tactile, honeyed tone capable of bringing listeners to their knees.” The Times
Alexey Stadler, one of the finest cellists of his generation and winner of the TONALi Grand Prix in Hamburg, caused a sensation in his BBC Proms debut performing Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No.1 under the baton of Vasily Petrenko. Other highly successful debuts include Ulster Orchestra with Elim Chan, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin with Tugan Sokhiev, San Francisco Symphony with Vladimir Ashkenazy and Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony with Michael Sanderling amongst others.
The 2021/22 season sees Alexey Stadler in a number of high level engagements across Europe. This season’s highlights include performances with Basque Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Robert Trevino, with Orquesta Clasica Santa Cecilia at the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid and a tour with Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim.
A keen chamber musician, Alexey Stadler has performed with partners such as Janíne Jansen, Vadim Repin, Christian Tetzlaff, Igor Levit, Alice Sara Ott, Lukáš Vondráček, the Ebène Quartet and Szymanowski Quartet.
Festival appearances include the International Chamber Music Festival Stavanger, St. Petersburg’s White Nights Festival, Menuhin Festival Gstaad, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Heidelberger Frühling and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
Alexey Stadler performs with orchestras such as the Mariinsky Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Münchner Symphoniker, Irish Chamber Orchestra, Riga Sinfonietta, Nordic Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra under renowned conductors such as Dmitri Kitajenko, Robert Trevino, Valery Gergiev and Marek Janowski.
In 2016 Stadler co-founded the Italy based chamber music project “Lauter” with violinist Nicola Bruzzo the primary goal of which is enthusing young people for classical music through school concerts and interactive events. Concerts take place in major venues such as Ferrara, Milano, Padova and Bologna.
Born into a family of musicians, Alexey Stadler began to play the cello at the age of four. He began his studies with Alexey Lazko and continued his education at the Rimsky-Korsakov College of Music in St. Petersburg. He has participated in masterclasses with David Geringas, Frans Helmerson, Lynn Harrell, Steven Isserlis and Sir András Schiff.
Alexey Stadler studied with Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar, where he became a teacher for chamber music in October 2020. He received scholarships from the “Oscar und Vera Ritter-Stiftung”, “Alfred Töpfer Stiftung” and “Martha- Pulvermacher Stiftung” in Hamburg.
Alexey Stadler performs on a violoncello by David Tecchler dating from 1715.