ANNA DOROTHEA MUTTERER - Violin, LOUIS DEMETRIUS ALVANIS - Piano
Tuesday 5 March 7.30pm
INTERNATIONAL CONCERT SERIES Spring Concert. Tuesday 5th March 2024 at 7.30pm
International artists Anna Dorothea MUTTERER - violin and Louis Demetrius ALVANIS - piano perform a programme of masterpieces for violin and piano including BEETHOVEN "Spring" Sonata and FRANCK Sonata in A major.
(Please note there will be no ticket sales at the door)
TICKETS: Full price: £35.00 Concessions: £20.00
Concessions are available to: Under 21s | Those in full time education | Senior citizens | Income support claimants | Disabled people | ID required at the door for concessions
GEMINIANI Violin Sonata in A major, Op.4, No.10
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 5 in F for violin & piano, Op.24 "Spring"
SAINT-SAENS Havanaise in E, Op.83
FRANCK Sonata in A major for violin and piano
ANNA DOROTHEA MUTTERER - biography:
Anna Dorothea Mutterer has won numerous competitions at national and international level, including the International Mozart Competition in Berlin, the Concours International de Violon in Cambrai (France), the Malta International Music Competition, the Melbourne International Violin Competition in Australia, and the IBLA Grand Prize in Sicily.
Her 1st Prize at the New York CAI Competition was awarded with a recital in Carnegie Hall in March 2019, for which she was then given the Outstanding Live Performance Award.
Anna Dorothea's concert activities have taken her throughout Germany and Europe to Mexico, the USA, Australia and New Zealand. Praised for her sonorous sound and her individual, heartfelt musicality, she regularly performs as a soloist with orchestra, in solo recitals and in various chamber music settings. Numerous engagements as a concertmaster complete the violinist's activities.
She has worked with conductors such as Lior Shambadal, Alois Springer, Vitali Alekseenok, Marc Montusi, Jorge Vasquez, Markus Hubert, Anatoli Schura and Osvaldo Ferreira. Her chamber music partners include Philippe Graffin, Alexandra Troussova, Benedikt Kloeckner, Gwylim Janssens, Louis Demetrius Alvanis, Philippe Tondre and Gary Levinson.
She has performed as soloist and concertmaster with the German Chamber Orchestra, the PrimArte Orchestra Frankfurt, the Santec Music Orchestra, the Thuringia Philharmony, l'Orchestre Philharmonique des Hauts de France, the Wellington Orchestra, the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra Filharmonia di Xalapa and the Narva Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2023, she has also been appointed as concertmaster of the European Sounds of Change Orchestra.
In 2020, Anna Dorothea Mutterer created Duo Befluegelt (Inspired) with pianist Timo Boecking - a crossover project that connects music from all centuries and styles, and combines it with text and poetry.
During Covid-19, Anna Dorothea discovered fitness and martial arts training for herself. Fascinated by the harmony of these movements and in particular by the extremely positive effect they have on one's own physique and psyche, she started an education as a martial arts and fitness coach, visited numerous courses and was also trained as a BodyArt instructor.
In the following years, she developed a concept that focuses on the physical and mental health of musicians and approaches the stresses and strains of professional musicians. To this day, more and more musicians are being convinced by the holistic nature of this concept and integrate "Fit Frequency" into their daily lives.
Besides music, Anna Dorothea's passions are animals, nature, photography, books and sports. She is actively involved in animal and environmental protection and sponsors a child in Cambodia.
LOUIS DEMETRIUS ALVANIS - biography:
Since his highly acclaimed Royal Festival Hall concerto debut before a capacity audience, London-born pianist Louis Demetrius Alvanis has established an international career and a reputation as a musician of outstanding brilliance and sensitivity, performing in Europe, the USA, the Far East and throughout the UK; in London he has played solo recitals in the major concert halls such as the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Fairfield Halls, St John’s Smith Square, Wigmore Hall and Barbican Hall. His performances have been broadcast widely, on BBC Radio, Classic FM, NTV Japan, Polish Television and Radio, ITV, Swiss Television, French Radio, Netherlands Radio, ERT, CBC (Greece and Cyprus), Radio New Zealand amongst others, in addition to North America’s classical music radio network.
The Daily Telegraph critic described his playing as "a truly astonishing fire and force" whilst the Evening Standard reviewer wrote "Amid shimmering right hand chords, Alvanis picked out essential melodic lines and daubed them onto the evening, like a graffiti artist out on a spraying spree. His touch was magical. The music swelled powerfully and the piano roared... the sound is with me still”.
Parallel to his career as a solo artist, Alvanis is active as a chamber musician and has performed with many international ensembles and soloists including violinists Ayako Yoshida, Kyung Wha Chung, and more recently Anna Dorothea Mutterer.
His CDs appear on the Meridian and Brilliant Classics labels, both featuring Alvanis’ bestseller album of the complete Hungarian Dances by Brahms. Following the release of his CD of Chopin's Three Piano Sonatas, Fanfare Magazine, USA commented “This is playing of a gifted and greatly cultivated Chopin pianist. Alvanis is an artist who makes most other pianists sound a wee bit routine” with the publication rating his interpretation of Chopin’s Piano Sonata No.1 as the best available recorded version of the work.
Louis Demetrius Alvanis is a Steinway Artist.
Is there disabled access in the venue? Yes, there are two wheelchair spaces in the auditorium. Please get in touch with the promoter in advance if you wish to book one of these spaces. There is also a cloakroom on the ground floor with facilities for disabled people.
Is there a dress code for this event? There is no specific dress code for this event.
Do I need to wear a face mask on the premises? The wearing of face masks is voluntary since the lifting of all Covid restrictions in England on 1st April 2022.
I have never been to a solo piano recital before and I am not certain of the protocol for clapping - what is the general practice in this connection? It is usual to clap at the end of each piece. Where a piece comprises a number of different movements these are numbered on the programme and it is customary to clap at the end of the piece. If in doubt as to when to clap just follow the other audience members and you should soon feel at ease!
Who do I contact if I have any additional questions? Please contact the concert organiser who will be pleased to answer any questions you may have regarding this event.
The promoters reserve the right to substitute artists and programmes without prior notice. Tickets are non refundable. Latecomers will only be admitted if there is a suitable break in the performance.