On October 29th, Nils Mönkemeyer will receive the renowned ECHO Klassik for his CD “Mozart with friends” in the category “Chamber Music Recording”. For his album, Mönkemeyer chose chamber music for multiple instrumentations, inspired by the fact that Mozart composed many of his works for his friends or for playing them himself with other musicians. Mönkemeyer’s musical partners on the CD are Julia Fischer, Sabine Meyer and William Youn.
For his new CD, Nils Mönkemeyer chose works by William Walton, Max Bruch, and Arvo Pärt. The album starts with Walton’s Viola Concerto and continues with two of Bruch’s compositions: Mönkemeyer recorded Bruch’s Romance for Viola and Orchestra as well as an arrangement of his “Kol Nidrei” (originally for cello and orchestra). Finally, the album contains Pärt’s “Fratres”, arranged for viola, string orchestra and percussion. Mönkemeyer’s musical partners for the recording were the Bamberger Symphoniker conducted by Markus Poschner.
The new CD is published by Sony Classical on August 11th, 2017.
Nils Mönkemeyer created a new festival together with the Beethoven Academy Bonn, which will have its premier in May 2017.
The festival called “Elysium” has caritative goals, for the Caritas organisation which is helping homeless people in Bonn.
The concert programme will be presented by a few artistic friends of Nils Mönkemeyer such as Sabine Meyer, William Youn, the Signum Quartet and his students from the Academy of Music in Munich.
Please click HERE for program details.