November 8, 2002 at 7 pm — Estonia Concert Hall

Friday, November 8th at 7 pm, in Estonia Concert Hall

“Estonian Debut”
Soloist: TANJA TETZLAFF (cello, Germany)”

In programme:

Haydn – Cello Concerto C Major
Dvorák – Rondo g minor for cello and orchestra
Szymanowski – Symphony No. 2 B flat Major

Conductor: IMANTS RESNIS (Latvia)

About Tanja Tetzlaff:
“Her notable technical abilities served her in a fearless, almost casual manner. Her flexible tonal development, which was lightfooted and never forced, was the perfect prescription for Haydn.”
-Münchener Mercur, Munich, September 13, 1999

The young cellist Tanja Tetzlaff has developed an extensive repertoire which encompasses the standard works for cello, as well as numerous contemporary concerti and chamber works. She studied with Prof. Bernhard Gmelin at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Hamburg and with Prof. Heinrich Schiff at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.

Tanja Tetzlaff has performed with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra under Sir Yehudi Menuhin, the Radio Symphony Orchestra Moscow under Vladimir Fedosseyev, the Berliner Symphoniker under Alun Francis, the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich under Claus Peter Flor, the Philharmonic Orchestra Danzig under Boris Perrenoud, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders under Philippe Herreweghe, the Wiener Kammerphilharmonie under Claudius Traunfellner, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra under Daniel Harding, the Bochum Symphony Orchestra under Neal Stulberg and the Duisburg Symphony Orchestra under Stefan Blunier.

She has also toured throughout Europe, Australia and Japan, including appearances in Stockholm (Konzerthus), Amsterdam (Concertgebouw), Birmingham (Symphony Hall), Frankfurt (Mozartsaal), Cologne (Philharmonie), Vienna (Konzerthaus), Paris (Louvre), Nagoya and Tokyo.

In addition to her regular duo partner, pianist Mihaela Ursuleasa, her chamber music partners include Leif Ove Andsnes, Alexej Lubimov, Lars Vogt, Martin Fröst, Matthias Kirschnereit, Christian Tetzlaff and Tabea Zimmermann. She appears frequently at summer festivals, including those in St. Gallen, Davos, Pontresina, Risør and Heimbach, and has also appeared at the Berliner Festwochen and the Bremen Music Festival.

Tanja Tetzlaff has participated successfully in numerous international competitions, including first prize at the First International Music Competition in Vienna in 1992, first prize at the International Music Competition in Bayreuth in 1993 and third prize at the ARD International Music Competition in 1994. She was named “Lauréate Juventus 1995” by the Institut Claude-Nicolas Ledoux in France. In 1999 she received the award of the Bremen Music Festival. During the 1998/1999 season she was “Artist in Residence” with DeutschlandRadio Cologne, and in 1999/2000 she was awarded the European Novartis Prize by the Kultur-Fördergemeinschaft der Europäischen Wirtschaft. Tanja Tetzlaff will be “Artist in Residence” of the city of Duisberg in the 2002/2003 season.

Tanja Tetzlaff has recorded the Haydn cello concerti with the Wiener KammerOrchester. In addition, a CD portrait of the artist has just been released containing the Schumann cello concerto with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen conducted by Heinz Holliger as well as works from the solo literature of Bach, Kodály, Salonen and Britten.

Imants Resnis has been the artistic director and principal conductor of the Liepaja Symphony Orchestra since 1992.
Since 1967 he has been associated with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, at first in the cello section, but since 1982, on the conductor´s podium.
His first international acclaim was achieved in 1988 at the festival Prague Spring with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra. He has performed in the neighboring countries Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Russia and Spain, Sweden, Germany, Malaysia, Turkey.
For his activity in the musical life of Liepaja, he received the Latvian Music Grand Prix, the highest music award in Latvia. I. Resnis is professor and conductor of the student orchestra at the Latvian Music Academy.

Tickets: 120.-, 80.- (reduction –50%)

Tickets: 120.-, 80.- (reduction –50%)