The pianist Pawel Markowicz has achieved what many soloists dream of – he is considered a specialist for a certain repertoire. Pawel’s focus is on the works of the American composer Philip Glass, whose Symphony No. 8 he arranged for piano solo in years of detailed work and released as an album in August 2020. In the StarkConductor Interview Pawel gave me an insight into his work.
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Jonathan Stark – Conductor
German Precision. Viennese Charm.
In his interpretations, the German conductor Jonathan Stark combines historically informed style competence with technical precision. As winner of the Athens International Conducting Competition 2019, he will make his debut with the Athens Philharmonia Orchestra in the 2020/21 season.
Jonathan Stark conducted contemporary ensemble works at the Vienna Musikverein and at the Wien Modern Festival. His work in the orchestra pit began in 2018 with Johann Strauss’ operetta “A Night in Venice”, followed by assistances at the Schlossfestspiele Langenlois and at the Vienna Volksoper.
Jonathan Stark completed his conducting training in Vienna with Andreas Stoehr and supplemented it with master classes with Jorma Panula and Michalis Economou.
Béla Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra, Sofia Philharmonic, Jonathan Stark
In today’s blog post I present three cultural construction sites in Germany. These are “construction sites” in the truest sense of the word – the opera houses in Bayreuth and Stuttgart are being renovated, and a new concert hall is being built in Munich.
Athens Philharmonia Orchestra