Benedict Klöckner to perform at the Architecture of Music Festival

Benedict Klöckner playing cello
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German cellist Benedict Klöckner will perform at the new Architecture of Music festival in Vancouver.  https://architectureofmusic.ca/ on the 18th of September. Tickets can be purchased through the website.

In Vancouver, he will be performing Bach, Schostakovich and Popper on September 18, 2022, at 3 PM in the Shaw Tower Lobby.

Benedict Klöckner,
Bach performed on the Cello
Shaw Tower Lobby

3:00 pm / 60 MinAfternoon Performance

The great cellist Pablo Casals made Bach’s cello suites famous; he himself judged the suites: “They are the quintessence of Bach’s work, and Bach himself is the quintessence of all music.”

The OPUS Klassik prize winner Benedict Klöckner is one of the “most exciting cellists of his generation” (Welt am Sonntag). Benedict played all Bach Cello Suites most recently at the Philharmonie Berlin in Germany.

The same day at 7 PM he will also be performing Dvořák’s famous “Dumky” piano trio with Violinist Clémence de Forceville and pianist Melani Mestre at Oakridge Park Gallery.

Clémence de Forceville with Melani Mestre & Benedict Klöckner
Violin Showpieces and Chamber Music Concert
Oakridge Park Gallery

7:00 pm / 90 Min Night Performance

Clémence de Forceville will perform a violin program inspired by Johann Sebastian Bach, Hungarian folk music and jazz & blues.

After intermission you will hear Antonín Dvořák’s famous “Dumky” piano trio, performed by Clémence de Forceville, cellist Benedict Klöckner and pianist Melani Mestre.

The Architecture of Music Festival will be held from September 16 – 18, 2022 in Vancouver. The detailed festival calendar will be released later this summer.

More About Benedict Klöckner

https://www.benedictkloeckner.de/#

Benedict Kloeckner, born in 1989, is one of the outstanding artists of his generation. He performs worldwide as a soloist with renowned orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London, the Deutsche Radiophilharmonie, the NDR Radiophilharmonie, the MDR Symphony Orchestra, the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie, the Kremerata Baltica, the Camerata Oslo and the Munich Chamber Orchestra and works with renowned conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Christoph Eschenbach, Ingo Metzmacher, Michael Sanderling, Clemens Schuldt, Heinrich Schiff and Sir Simon Rattle.

He appears in concert halls such as the Berlin Philharmonie, Carnegie Hall New York, Kennedy Center Washington, Symphony Hall Chicago, Arts Center Seoul, Musikverein Vienna, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Tonhalle Zurich, Gasteig in Munich, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Rudolfinum Prague, Athenaeum Bucharest and Barbican, Cadogan and Wigmore Hall London.

In the 2021/ 2022 season, he will perform the 6 Bach Suites at the Berlin Philharmonie, the Alte Oper Frankfurt and release a CD recording of the Suites with Brilliant Classics . On a tour of South America, he will give guest performances of chamber music programs at the Teatro Colon Buenos Aires, among other venues, and will give concerts with the Filarmónica de Buenos Aires. He will make his debuts in Japan at Suntory Hall in Tokyo and in South Africa with the Johannesburg and KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestras. He will also perform the Schumann Concerto at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels and at the Seoul Arts Center.

Benedict Kloeckner is a welcome guest at festivals around the world. His chamber music partners include Emanuel Ax, Lisa Batiashvili, Yuri Bashmet, Christoph Eschenbach, Vilde Frang, Anna Fedorova, Gidon Kremer, Anne Sophie Mutter and Sir András Schiff.

More about the Architecture of Music Festival

The seed for the Architecture of Music Festival was planted when our collaborator pianist Carl Petersson introduced an idea to merge architecture and music together: an international piano competition in collaboration with the Westbank Piano Program. In 2021, we held the first Oakridge Park Piano Competition and awarded the “Architecture of Music Prize” to the most outstanding pianist. In 2022, we are taking this concept further, with the Architecture of Music Festival.

With the Architecture of Music, our long-term goal is to create a celebration of the arts which will put Vancouver on the global cultural map. We will present international musical talent in settings designed by leading global architects and designers, merging aesthetics, visual art and music. The festival will showcase pianos from the Westbank Piano Program with Fazioli, each of which have been custom designed to respond to the typology of one of our buildings. The venues will reflect and complement the design of the instruments, just as the pianos and musicians will embrace their environment to bring added layers and visual depth to each performance.

The international piano competition started at Oakridge Park will continue to be at the core of the Architecture of Music. Serving as a platform for young aspiring pianists to perform and earn recognition on a larger stage, it will allow the festival to contribute to the growth of the next generation of musicians.

2022 is the first year of the festival, and over time the Architecture of Music will become more ambitious – we see the opportunity to use these different yet parallel mediums to create art which provokes the senses, ignites the imagination and inspires.

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