Heidi Trautmann

May 25:A musical experience of a very special kind with The Gerlis Ensemble at the Bedesten, Nicosia

Chamber Music in the Bedesten on May 25, 2017

By Heidi Trautmann

The renowned German quartet, The Gerlis Ensemble (Violin, Viola, Cello and Oboe) is coming back to Northern Cyprus this May on special request. We have had the pleasure to listen to them last year in Bellapais and Bedesten; please read my review http://www.heiditrautmann.com/category.aspx?CID=5138661355#.WRE6Fml96Uk

This year their programme will include pieces by Baumgarten, Arnold, Haydn and Crusell.

Carl Friedrich Baumgarten and Joseph Haydn were contemporaries and met in London in 1792. Bernhard Crusell (1775-1833), was a Scandinavian clarinetist and composer. Malcolm Arnold (1921 -2006) was knighted for his services to music in 1993, he was also a very successful composer of film music, such as the soundtrack for ‘Bridge over the River Kwai’.

The concert in the Bedesten on May 25, 2017 will begin at 20:30 hrs.

For tickets (TL 35 p.p.) and further information please contact Kaleidoskop Turizm on 815 1818, or at info@kaleidoskop-turizm.com  and look out for details on Facebook events.



Carl Friedrich Baumgarten (1740-1824):     Oboen Quartett Es-Dur op. 2 Nr. 5

Adagio - Allegro - Siciliano

 Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006):     Oboe Quartet op. 61

Allegro non troppo - Allegretto - Vivace con brio

Zoltan Kodaly (1882-1967):     Intermezzo for String Trio


 Bernhard Henrik Crusell (1775-1838):     Oboenquartett C-Dur op. 7

Allegro non tanto - Un poco Largo - Menuetto-Allegro - Finale-Allegro


Information on the Ensemble members and the venue:

Corinne Sonderegger-Adler studied oboe in Zurich, Winterthur and Lausanne, among others with Louise Pellerin. She had many international performances as independent soloist and chamber musician; apart from that she teaches at the musical schools in Kloten-Bassersdorf-Lufingen.

Hubert Heitz studied the violin with Prof. Jörg-Wolfgang Jahn in Karlsruhe and with Prof. Max Rostal in Berne. Later he studied chamber music with Prof. Albert Dietrich, with the Bartholdy Quartet and with Paolo Borciani of the Quartetto Italiano. In addition to extensive teaching – for years he was Prof. Jahn’s assistant; today he is a free-lance musician and teacher of violin and viola – he is to be heard both as solist and in chamber ensembles: formerly the Heitz Quartet (Karlsruhe) and the Nova Quartet (Basle), these days as violinist of the Orpheus Trio (Karlsruhe) and the Gerlis Ensemble (Karlsruhe/Zurich) and in recitals for violin and piano; he also directs the Collegium Musicum of the KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, formerly University of Karlsruhe). He has built up a reputation at home and abroad through his many solo and ensemble performances.

Grégoire Babey studied viola with Daniel Corti in Zürich; further studies with Gratchia Arutunjan in Neustadt (D); he works as soloist and in chamber musical events and teaches in musical schools in Zurich and at musical schools in Kloten-Bassersdorf

Gisela Heitz studied cello with Werner Taube and with Prof. Annlies Schmid de Neveu in Karlsruhe; further chamber music studies with the Bartholdy-Quartett and with Paolo Borciani at the Quartetto Italiano. Numerous international performances, also as soloist with the Capriccio Fridericiana Karlsruhe. She teaches the instrument in Karlsruhe.  


The Bedesten: This building has a long history spanning more than one thousand years. It was originally built as a church in the sixth century, and expanded and reconstructed between the 12th and 16th centuries. During the period of Ottoman rule it was converted to a special covered market, called Bedesten.  Since its reopening after an extensive renovation in 2009 it is used as a cultural centre. 


The Gerlis Ensemble in the Bedesten in 2016
The Gerlis Ensemble in the Bedesten in 2016

The Bedesten
The Bedesten

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