Noa Wildschut violin
Pablo Barragán clarinet
Amadeus Wiesensee piano
Music Network presents violinist and former ECHO Rising Star Noa Wildschut with clarinettist Pablo Barragán and pianist Amadeus Wiesensee, three artists guaranteed to dazzle audiences.
An eclectic programme of music including Saint-Saëns’ elegant sonata for clarinet and piano, exuberant dance melodies from Hungary and Romania and a beautiful jazz influenced sonata for violin and piano will feature, alongside music by Paul Schoenfield and a new work written especially for the tour by Dr. Amy Rooney.
Don’t miss what promises to be an exhilarating evening of music.
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921)
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in E-flat major, Op. 167
II. Allegro animato
IV. Molto allegro
Béla Bartók (1881–1945)
Contrasts for violin, clarinet and piano, Sz. 111, BB 116
I. Verbunkos (Recruiting Dance)
II. Pihenő (Relaxation)
III. Sebes (Fast Dance)
Amy Rooney (b. 1983)
Music Network Commission
Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
Violin Sonata No. 2 in G Major, M. 77
II. Blues. Moderato (A-flat major)
III. Perpetuum mobile. Allegro
Paul Schoenfield (b. 1947)
Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano
At the age of seven, Noa Wildschut made her debut in the main hall of Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw at the ‘Night of the Promising’ and today the young Dutch violinist has firmly established herself as a soloist and collaborator of the highest calibre. Described by Anne-Sophie Mutter as “undoubtedly one of the musical hopes of her generation”, she works with orchestras such as Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Radio Philharmonic Orchestra of Holland, Netherlands Philharmonic, Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra, Dresden Philharmonic, Royal Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Camerata Salzburg amongst others.
Wildschut’s dynamic and varied 2023 season includes engagements with Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra, Staatsorchester Stuttgart, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonie Zuidnederland and the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra. Recitals take her to Musikverein Wien, Philharmonie Luxembourg and as the house’s Junge Wilde to Konzerthaus Dortmund. Focus artist of Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Wildschut was invited to curate the 2023 Festspielfrühling Rügen where she performed with chamber music partners Nils Mönkemeyer, Tobias Feldman, Timothy Ridout and Elisabeth Brauß.
Former Rising Star of the European Concert Hall Organisation, Wildschut has performed recitals at Europe’s major concert halls including Philharmonie de Paris, L’auditori Barcelona and Palais des Beaux Arts Brussel. A passionate chamber musician, she regularly appears at Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (where she received the 2018 Soloist of the Year prize), Rheingau Musik Festival, Festival Heidelberger Frühling and Vevey Spring Classics Festival.
Wildschut is an exclusive recording artist for Warner Classics. Her first recording, an all-Mozart album, has garnered excellent reviews from the press worldwide. She plays a 1714 Giovanni Grancino violin made available to her by the Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation. Her bow was custom made by bowmaker Benoît Rolland, commissioned by the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation.
Passionate and adventurous both in performance and in his approach to programming, Pablo Barragán is considered one of the world’s leading clarinettists. Born in Andalusia, Barragán trained at the Seville Conservatory and the Fundación Barenboim-Said, Seville before joining Maestro Daniel Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in 2007. He has received many prestigious awards as his career has gone from strength to strength, most notably Juventudes Musicales de España the European Music Competition for Youth, ARD Music Competition and Prix Crédit Suisse Jeunes Solistes, which led to him making his solo debut at the Lucerne Festival.
The 2022/23 season saw Barragán release his critically acclaimed album Boundless with pianist Sophie Pacini and make his debut at London’s Wigmore Hall with the Schumann Quartet. He has performed as a soloist with many well-known orchestras such as Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Liszt Chamber Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Radio Televisión Española, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic and Camerata Penèdes. As a chamber musician, he has performed at Krzyżowa Music, Marvão Festival, Murten Classics, Moritzburg Festival, SoNoRo Festival, Festivalta and the Martha Argerich Festival while collaborators have included such excellent musicians as Andrei Ioniţă, Kian Soltani, Beatrice Rana and Alexey Stadler.
Recent projects have taken the clarinettist to South America and across Europe. In 2022, he performed at the Cartagena Festival in Colombia and toured with Benjamin Hochman, Adrien La Marca and Ivan Karizna to São Paolo, Lima and Buenos Aires as an emissary of the Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival. Additional highlights include performances of Carl Nielsen’s Clarinet Concerto with Anja Bihlmaier and the Orquestra Symfónica de Barcelona, and of Marcus Lindberg’s Clarinet Concerto with the Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla, conducted by Óliver Díaz. Barragán has also performed at the Elbphilharmonie, Konzerthaus Blaibach and Beethoven-Haus Bonn.
Since 2020, Pablo Barragán has been a professor at the Barenboim-Said Academy in Seville.
Amadeus Wiesensee is an exceptionally talented young pianist who gave his debut with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester at the tender age of 12. His performance style has been described as “poetic and ecstatic at world-class level” by violinist Arabella Steinbacher.
2023 sees Wiesensee making his debut at the Bremer Glocke, Mendelssohn-Haus Leipzig, Schubertiade Barcelona and he will return to festivals Beethovenfest Bonn and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. He has performed as a soloist with Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie, Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Heidelberg, Neue Philharmonie Westfalen, Bergische Symphoniker and Bad Reichenhaller Philharmoniker and worked with such renowned conductors as Dimitri Jurowski, Sebastian Tewinkel, Peter Kuhn, Michael Sanderling and Clemens Schuldt.
Wiesensee’s chamber music and stage partners have included such wonderful musicians as Klaus Maria Brandauer, Arabella Steinbacher, Eckart Runge, Daniel Müller-Schott, Gustav Rivinius, Veronika Eberle, Julian Prégardien, Lydia Teuscher and Reto Bieri. He has been invited to perform at many music festivals including the Klavier-Festival Ruhr, Bologna Festival, Oxford Piano Festival, Richard-Strauss-Festival, Rheingau Musik Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Würzburger Mozartfest, Oleg Kagan Musikfest and Schwetzinger Mozarttag. He has also performed at such prestigious venues as Schloss Elmau, St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Konzerthaus Berlin.
In the past, Wiesensee has been the recipient of many awards including Cultural Star of the Year (classical music category) by the Münchner Abendzeitung in 2019, Bavarian State Ministry for Science and Art's Kunstförderpreis (music category) in 2021 and he was also selected as the first artist-in-residence of the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (2021). In 2022, Wiesensee and his Lied partner Katja Maderer were awarded a special prize at the Hugo Wolf Academy's International Competition for Lied Art. He has also received awards at the Karl Lang Competition, Schumann Competition in Zwickau and Klavierpodium international competition in Munich.