Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker – Meike Droste (acting)

Wednesday 25.01. 19–21h


Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker – Meike Droste (acting)

Kühlhaus Berlin – KUBUS, admission to the event: 19–19.30

Strangely moved in, strangely moved out again! The brilliant newcomer Shostakovich was 17 years old when he wrote his youthful Piano Trio op. 8. Still a seeker, he eluded the pull of Russian Romanticism and yet remained attached to it – in a new era of the early 1920s. 75 years earlier, the late 1840s – revolutionary fever in German lands and Europe. Schumann’s worlds of thought and emotional cosmos a single fantasizing through “heart and mind”, through all zones of experience. 

We experience the world in a completely different way in Wolfgang Rihm’s “Fremde Szenen”. Rihm himself speaks of rooms with “that furniture-heavy cast that no longer exists, but is still standing around. As in abandoned rooms, the unauthorized can happen here… Strange scenarios” – Surreal!

Musical program

  • Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975): Piano trio No. 1 in c minor, op. 8
  • Arnold Schönberg (1874–1951): Sechs kleine Klavierstücke op. 19 (Six Little Piano Pieces)
  • Oleg Bezborodko (*1973): “Emptiness” for violin und cello  
  • Robert Schumann (1810–1856): Piano trio No. 1 in d minor, op. 63


Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker 

The Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic goes back to an initiative of Herbert von Karajan, who in the early 1970s had the idea of organizing the training of young orchestral talent of the Berlin Philharmonic in an academy. This form of institutionalized support was an innovation at the time. For the first time, outstanding young musicians who were undergoing first-class university training, but mostly oriented toward solo repertoire, were given the opportunity to perfect their skills in a community of top musicians such as the Berliner Philharmoniker. Mentored in individual lessons and chamber music by instructors from the ranks of the orchestra, and integrated into orchestra rehearsals and concerts, the young musicians gain irreplaceable experience for their careers, learn the professional discipline of a world-class orchestra and concert routine in the best sense of the word.

Musik X Art

INS OFFENE..! presents visual art as an integral part of the concert events within the framework of the festival, such as the picture series “Music in Picture” by the Italian artist Flavio de Marco, paintings by the Ukrainian painter Kate Nikolya or the video installation “Artificial Intelligence Mental Disorder” by the Uzbek-Azerbaijani artist duo Denis Davydov and Farhad Farzali.