IMG Artists and Artists International announced today that they have entered a joint venture to present and produce the Meisterkonzerte concert series in Aachen, Germany. The stewardship of this classical music series, which has been a staple of Aachen’s cultural landscape for more than 50 years, will transfer from Konzertdirektion Kempff to the new partners effective immediately.

With their partner in this venture, Linda Abberton from Artists International, IMG Artists look forward to providing concerts by some of the most celebrated classical instrumentalists, singers, conductors and ensembles.

Linda Abberton, Director of Artists International, said: “It is essential in the modern world to keep good traditions like the Meisterkonzerte Series in Aachen alive. It is equally important to create a new awareness for the value of classical music through attractive presentations and exciting insights into the vast repertoire of music by the world’s greatest composers. Together with my colleagues from IMG Artists, I hope also to open up new vistas for younger concert goers. We will work with dedication towards making this joint venture in Aachen a success.”

The 2014/15 Meisterkonzerte Aachen features six concerts from some of the world’s leading classical musicians.

Munich-born violinist Arabella Steinbacher will perform Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major, K. 218 and Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219 with Daniel Dodds leading the Festival Strings Lucerne on 3 November 2014. The all-Mozart programme will also include Symphony No.33 in B-flat major, K. 319.

On 1 December, Stanislav Kochanovsky will conduct the State Symphony Orchestra of Russia will present a selection of their nation’s masterpieces, accompanied by cellist Julian Steckel including Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33 and Symphony No. 1 in G minor; and excerpts from Glasunov’s ballet Raymonda, Op. 57a.

The Philharmonics, composed of members from the Wiener Philharmoniker and Berliner Philharmoniker and two excellent jazz musicians, marks the series‘ first concert of 2015, on 5 January. Fortheir first concert in Aachen, they’ll perform music by Piazzolla, Strauss, Bizet and Shostakovich in their unique and brilliant style.

A rising star of the piano at the Eurogress in Aachen will give a recital on 7 March, following their triumph at the 2014 International ARD Competion in Munich. The prestigious annual competition is an important springboard to a professional classical music career and sees 200 young musicians from 40 countries vying for title.

The Prague Symphony Orchestra are powerful ambassadors for the Czech musical tradition and are known for their warm, full sound and authenticity. On 22 April, they will be led by Christian Arming in a programme of Smetana’s Three Dances from The Bartered Bride, Dvořák’s Four Slavonic Dances and Janácek’s Taras Bulba Rhapsody for Large Orchestra and Organ, before being joined by internationally acclaimed pianist Boris Giltburg for Rachmaninov’s beloved Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 42.

The final concert of the 2014/15 season will see the soprano Simone Kermes in a concert celebrating Baroque masters Vivaldi, Porpora, Pergolesi and Hasse. She is joined by violinist Robin Peter Müller.

For more information and to purchase tickets or subscriptions to the 2014/15 Meisterkonzerte Aachen, please visit: www.meisterkonzerte-aachen

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