Summer Matinees at Esterházy Palace
The summer matinees at the Esterházy Palace offer the opportunity to experience the music of Joseph Haydn at the original location of his work - the great composer lived and worked for over four decades at the Esterházy court. Many of his works have been premiered here, and today the special atmosphere of this historic place fascinates its guests.
joseph Haydn brass
joseph Haydn brass features Peter Bauer (trumpet), Johann Stangl (trumpet), Florian Janezic (horn), Robert Pöpperl-Berenda (trombone) and Günther Kleidosty (tuba). The quintet regards the interpretation of the works of its name- giver and the great composers of “Wiener Klassik” – such as Mozart and Beethoven – as their main artistic challenge.
Since its foundation in the year 2000 joseph Haydn brass is an integral and vital part of the musical life of Burgenland´s state capital, which is proved by their participation in numerous concerts: the summer matinees at Esterházy Palace in Eisenstadt, which are moderated in an entertaining way, as well as their participation in the Haydn Festival and various other festivals. joseph Haydn brass is also active beyond the country´s borders. Extensive concert tours have already taken this ensemble to Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Italy and the USA.
The Haydn Quartett features: Fritz Kircher (first violin), Martin Kocsis (second violin), Gerswind Olthoff (viola) und Nikolai New (cello). It regularly performs at the Esterházy Palace in Eisenstadt, where Joseph Haydn lived and composed for over 30 years, as part of the Haydn Festival and the Summer- Matinees. The ensemble follows in the tradition of Esterházy musical culture and has performed in almost all European countries as well as in the USA (including Carnegie Hall in New York), China (National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing) and other countries in Asia. In the Haydn centenary year 2009 the quartet performed all 69 of the composer's string quartets in a special concert series in Vienna. Numerous works have been premiered by the quartet and it was chosen by the German Music Council to first perform and record a CD of contemporary works in 2012. In 2016 the quartet will tour Turkey, Japan, France and Germany as well as performing in renowned Austrian Festivals. www.haydnquartett.com