The new season is starting for Nils Mönkemeyer with a balanced mix of solo concerts, recitals and chamber music. His artistic residence in Heidelberg is still going on and he will perform as well with the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn and the Hofer Symphoniker. The trio concerts with clarinetist Sabine Meyer and pianist William Youn will be continued in Neumarkt, Bern, Berlin and other cities. Click HERE for more details and links to the concerts.
From August 18th to 26th, 2016 the Summer Campus at the Rostock University of Music and Theatre will take place. This year, Nils Mönkemeyer will pass on his expertise within a master class, for which you can register HERE.
All courses are public, allowing interested listeners an insight into the daily life and work of a musician. The closing date for application is on June 1st, 2016.
Inspired by the fact that Mozart had often composed for friends and fellow musicians to play with him in good company, ECHO Award winner Nils Mönkemeyer invited his own dear friends and top classical artists Sabine Meyer, Julia Fischer and William Youn to record some very special duos and trios by the composer.
The “Kegelstatt-Trio” is the perfect example for the motto of the album since Mozart wrote it while playing skittles with his friends. He later performed the trio, playing the viola. Besides that, Nils chose to explore the development of the famous composer, starting with pieces from “The London Sketchbook”, which Mozart wrote when he was 8 or 9 years old, or the Sonata in F major for violine and piano (but recorded in a version for viola and piano), written by an 11-year-old Mozart.
The new release at Sony Classical is available since April 8, 2016.
Please click HERE to order the CD.