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 firstname.lastname@example.org and look out for details on Facebook events.
Carl Friedrich Baumgarten (1740-1824): Oboen Quartett
Es-Dur op. 2 Nr. 5
Adagio - Allegro - Siciliano
Arnold (1921-2006): Oboe Quartet op. 61
Allegro non troppo - Allegretto - Vivace con brio
Zoltan Kodaly (1882-1967):
Intermezzo for String Trio
Henrik Crusell (1775-1838): Oboenquartett C-Dur op.
Allegro non tanto - Un poco Largo - Menuetto-Allegro -
Information on the Ensemble members and the venue:
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
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.