Isabel Pfefferkorn & Dominic Chamot

10.09.2024 - 20:00

ABOUT THE ARTIST

  • Isabel Pfefferkorn (Mezzo-soprano)

Isabel Pfefferkorn is noted for her stylistic range and intuitive musicality. Not only does her repertoire ranges from early to contemporary music, but she also performs as a pop and jazz singer. Highlights of her career to date include her Lied tour of the USA and Canada, her performances of contemporary works in the Konserthuset Stockholm and at the Time of Music Festival in Viitasaari in Finland, her debuts as soloist in Mahler's 3rd and 4th Symphonies, the soprano part in Schoenberg’s String Quartet nr. 2 in the Zürich Tonhalle, artist in residence with: alpenarte, Hollywood Songs with the Philharmonie Dortmund and her genre-crossing collaboration with Edin Karamazov. Isabel Pfefferkorn was born in Austria and studied violin, cello, piano and voice as a child before perfecting her vocal skills with Lina Maria Åkerlund, Angelika Kirchschlager, Thomas Hampson, Robert Holl, Helmut Deutsch, Silvana Bazzoni-Bartoli and Margreet Honig. Isabel collaborates closely with contemporary composers such as Dimitri Terzakis, Charles Uzor and Laurie Altman and has been involved with several CDs of their works.

  • Dominic Chamot (piano)

The pianist Dominic Chamot was born in Cologne in 1995. He has won over thirty competition prizes so far, making him one of the most successful pianists of his generation. His most recent achievements include winning the first prize and the audience prize at the Viotti competition 2023. Chamot began his career as a "rising talent" in his youth, being accepted into the class of Prof. Sheila Arnold at the Pre-College-Cologne of the HfMT Cologne at the age of only 12, which provided him with decisive musical impulses. Chamot continued his studies under the renowned pedagogue Claudio Martinez-Mehner in Basel and refined his playing. He completed his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Specialised Performance - Soloist with the highest grade and distinction, and completed his pedagogy degree with Zoltan Fejervari in 2023, winning the prize for the best recital of the year at the prestigious Musik-Akademie Basel. During this time, his reputation as a versatile artist grew, leading to ever-increasing engagements in various fields. He played multiple times in the Berlin Philharmonie in 2018, won some of Switzerland's most exclusive scholarships, and was invited by the WDR Symphony Orchestra to perform as a soloist at the Cologne Philharmonie. Following these successes, he received further invitations from orchestras throughout Germany. He also regularly participates in chamber music festivals, worked as a répétiteur for the Theater Basel during his studies, and even served as a performing actor in two productions.

PROGRAMME

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

7 Lieder op. 104 nach Elisabeth Kuhlmann 

Mond, meiner Seele Liebling 

Viel Glück zur Reise, Schwalbe 

Du nennst mich armes Mädchen 

Der Zeisig 

Reich mir die Hand, oh Wolke 

Die letzten Blumen starben 

Gekämpft hat meine Barke

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

8 Gedichte aus 'Letzte Blätter', Op.10 

No. 3: Die Nacht

4 Lieder, Op. 27 

No. 4: Morgen

Ivor Gurney (1890-1937)

5 Elizabethan Songs 

Spring 

Under the greenwood tree 

Tears 

Orpheus 

Sleep

Henriette Bosmans (1895-1952)

La chanson fatale 

Le diable dans la nuit 

Le regard éternel

Eva Cassidy (1963-1996)

Fields of gold 

Autumn Leaves 

Ain't no sunshine 

You take my breath away 

Over the rainbow