IIIrd Leçons de Maîtres in Le Chambon sur Lignon, from July 28 to August 5, 2007.
The artists
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photo Saschko Gawriloff violin Saschko Gawriloff
photo Serge Collot viola Serge Collot
photo Klaus Heitz cello Klaus Heitz
photo Dominique Plancade piano
Dominique Plancade
photo Saschko Gawriloff Saschko Gawriloff violin

Saschko Gawriloff began playing the violin with his father, furter with W.Davisson, G.Havemann and M.Kovacz (a pupil of Hubay and David Oïstrakh). At the Age of 17 he played as soloist the Concertos Mendelssohn and Dvorak.

Gawriloff has been awarded several prizes in international compettions (Prix Paganini - Gênes) to which the City of Nuremberg added the extra distinction of the Kulturforder preis. At the age of 18 he became the Konzertmeister of Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to performing regulary as soloist with distinguished orchestras in Germany, he plays in all other countries of Europe with famous conductors such as PBoulez, Sir G Solti, Ch.von Dohnany, M Gielen, E.Inbal, E.Bour, H.Wakasugi, Salonen, Bertini, Eötvös, Stenz.Hisbusy schedule takes him to the USA, Japan, Australia.

S.Gawriloff succeeded Max Rostal as Professor of violin at the Hochschule für Musik Cologne.

His recordings of the Debussy and Zelenka sonatas were awarded the Grand Prix and the Edison Prize. A large portion of his repertoire consists of contemporary music. Well known concert partners are Siegfried Palm and Bruno Canino. He has played many works by composers like Bose, Kagel, Maderna, Rihm, Yun and Schnittke. He played the world premiere of Ligeti's completed violin concerto with the Ensemble Modern, and the american premiere with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Salonen. He was awarded the "Best Chamber Music Performance" at the Grammy Awards in 1998.

He is regular guest at the International Festival in Malboro (USA) under the direction of Rudolf Serkin. He holds chamber music and violon courses in Blonay (Switzerland), Kusatsu (Japan), Stockholm (Swede), Nauplia (Greece).

He records for DDG, CBS, Wergo, Schwann, Sony, Tudor, Koch, Camerata, Tokyo.

photo Serge Collot Serge Collot alt
photo Klaus Heitz Klaus Heitz cello

Klaus HEITZ cello, of Swiss origin, studied first with James Whitehead, founder, member and 1st cello soloist of the London Philarmonia Orchestra. At the age of 15, he is admitted to study at the Paris CNSM with André Navarra. At the age of 19, he wins the 1st price price for Cello and Chamber Music, and later the 1st price for Chamber Music professionals in the class of Joseph Calvet.

In 1965,he receives the Piatigorsky Price at the Tanglewoood festival (Mass., USA) and is then invited by the Malboro festival (Vt., USA).

He becomes, at the age of 21, 1st cello soloist of the Basel Orchestra.From his 23 rd anniversary, he starts giving concerts in recitals or as soloist with orchestra in the most important musical centres such as Paris, London, Berlin, New-York.

He is a member of the chamber music ensemble "Festival Strings Lucern" and plays as soloist at the festivals of Salzburg, Montreux, Lucern, Athens, etc.
At the age of 28, he becomes 1st cello soloist of the symphonic orchestra WDR (Westdeutscher Rundfunk). He is one of the founders of the "Deutsche Barocksolisten". Concert tours and numerous recordings attest the role of this ensemble as a forerunner of the baroque music revival.
His engaged interest for contemporary music makes him a dedicatory of works by Globokar, Dittrich and others, works which he creates and interpetes in the festivals of Donaueschingen, Metz, Witten.
From 1973 on, he teaches at the Köln Musikhochschule. Later on, he will teach as Professor at the Paris CNSM for 12 years.
He is now a Professor at the University of Hannover and teaches also at the summer courses in Nice, Flaine, Sveg (Sweden), Seoul, Barcelona.

Klaus Heitz has edited with Marcel Bitsch in 1985 - the bicentannial birth anniversary of J.S. Bach - the 6 Cello Suites in the original version, published by Editions Leduc in Paris.

photo Dominique Plancade Dominique Plancade piano
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