Summer festivals

Nils Mönkemeyer is starting into the summer festival season in beautiful Ireland, at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival from July 1-8.
After the big success with the l’arte del mondo ensemble, Nils will appear again with them at the Musikfest Kreuth as well as at the MDR Musiksommer.
A regular guest at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Nils will return there with William Youn, the Kammerakademie Potsdam, Daniel Müller-Schott and Maximilian Hornung.
In August he is performing at the Moritzburg Festival near Dresden and at the Bachfest Köthen – and as a summer “finale” at the kulturradio rbb Summer Lounge in Berlin.
Click  HERE for all concert dates with programs and links to ticket sales.

New CD: “Baroque”


April 2018: Sony Classical releases the tenth solo album of Nils Mönkemeyer, with a very special program – works of German and French Baroque, with chamber music partners like the soprano Dorothee Mields and the lute player Andreas Arend, with whom he has collaborated since many years.

The CD includes a world premiere recording of the F minor Suite for théorbe and lute by the composer Robert de Visée (1650-1732), as well as the famous Bach Choral “Nun kommt der Heiden Heiland”  in a version for viola and lute.
The Suite for Viola solo BWV 1011 is beautifully combined with the Suite BWV 995 for Viola and théorbe, as both are based on the same melody.

Click here for sound excerpts/purchase:

Elysium Festival 2018

Nils Mönkemeyer has now been able to realize the classic festival Elysium for the second time, together with Caritas Bonn.
The concert details (27-29 April) and all other information can be found on the new website of the festival HERE.