21è Festival de Sant Pere de Rodes: VIOLIN SERENADE - CALLIOPE DUO: ARTASHES STAMBOLTSYAN, violin; SARAH STAMBOLTSYAN, piano
DATE: Saturday, July 31, 2021, at 8 p.m.
PLACE: Sant Pere de Rodes Monastery
*Limited places. More information and ticket sale at: https://festivalsantpere.com/
Sonata in D Major, Op.5, No.1
Johan Svendsen Romance in G Major, Op.26
Alexander Zemlinski Serenade en La Major Mäßig Langsam, mit großem Ausdruck Sehr schnell und leicht Mäßiges Walzer - Tempo Schnell
Lied ohne Worte Op. 62, Nr. 6 “Frühlingslied”
Lied ohne Worte Op. 62, Nr. 1
Lied ohne Worte Op. 102, no. 3
Jules Massenet Thais Meditation
Johannes Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 5 Hungarian Dance No. 2
The Calliope Duo was founded in 2002. The musicians have chosen the Greek muse Calliope, the muse of epic poetry and elegiac singing to name the duo. The Calliope duo has been invited to such renowned festivals as the Böblingen International Chamber Music Festival , the “Havelländische Musikfestspiele” , the “Più Piano” in Italy, the “San Pedro de Rodes Music Festival” in Spain , the Chopin Associatie Vlaanderen VZW ”, the“ InnaMORAti della musica ”in Avellino, the“ Stadione Concertistica Melodica ”in Ragusa, the“ I martedì di Musicarte ”in Villa Rospigliosi, the“ Interfest Bitola ”in Northern Macedonia and others
In 2019, the duo received invitations from the Sibiu Philharmonic(Romania), Vienna and Girona. In addition, the musicians performed with great success in Lyon at the “Musique en Franc Lyonnais” festival in September 2019.
The duo's repertoire ranges from baroque music to contemporary music.
The duo's first CD was created in 2007. In 2010 another CD dedicated to Berlin composer Max Doehlemann was released.
Artashes Stamboltsyan, violin
Second violin at the Vogtland Greiz / Reichenbach Philharmonic.
Born in Armenia, he studied violin and orchestra conducting at the Komitas State Academy of Music in Yerevan. He was co-founder and concertmaster of the music school's chamber orchestra.
When he was still a student he won the 2nd prize in the Armenian national competition.
Stamboltsyan continued his studies in choral conducting at the University of Music and Theater in Hanover.
Artashes Stamboltsyan has performed as a soloist and conductor with several orchestras, including the Seelze Chamber Orchestra, the Gehrdner Chamber Orchestra and the Vogtland Greiz / Reichenbach Philharmonic.. Since January 2011 he has been conducting the Zeulenroda Chamber Choir.
In February 2010 he worked as a conductor in the production and performance of the musical "The Ghost of Canterville" by JM Michel.
Since 2015 Stamboltsyan has been conducting the Vogtland Music School's "Young Symphony Orchestra".
Performances with the numerous chamber music ensembles (Calliope Duo, Neuberin Trio, Quartett 21) complete his varied artistic activity.
Sarah Stamboltsyan, piano
Sarah Stamboltsyan studied piano and chamber music at the “Komitas” music academy in Yerevan / Armenia and at the University of Music and Theater in Hanover with Professor W. Krainew. In addition, he completed a specialization in ecclesiastical music at the University of Church Music in Dresden.
He then took part in several piano courses in “Bach Performance” with Professor W. Blankenheim in Saarbrücken and in a CD recording with the harpsichord concerto in D major by JS Bach (Vogtland Philharmonie, conductor: S Fraas). With this same concert he performed in Chicago (USA).
The independent artist has worked with directors such as Jiří Malát, Doron Salomon, GMD Stefan Fraas and others.
Between 2001 and 2005 he regularly performed as a soloist at the Bach-Nacht von Acht bis Mitternacht concerts in Greiz (conductor: Frauenkirchenkantor Matthias Grünert), also performed with the Dresden string quintet at the Frauenkirche / Dresden and with the Mannheim Chamber Orchestra of Hambach Castle, with the Folkwang Essen Chamber Orchestra , as well as with the Vogtland Philharmonic in the USA, Turkey, Spain and others.
Sarah Stamboltsyan is a member of the Calliope duo, Neuberin Piano Trio and the Frauenrausch trio.