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					Classical Music in the Old Swimming Pool                                                                         Sounds by Candlelight                                                                                             Daniel Mezger                                                                                                 Literature and Music
Night Sounds                                                                                                     Festive Christmas Concerts                                                                                        Land spielen                                                                                                  at the Old Swimming Pool
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Songs of The Night

Saturday, 1 December 2012                                        Suzanne Perrin-Goy                              Monday, 24 December 2012                                 Tuesday, 25 December 2012                                Thursday, 7 February 2013                                       Daniel Mezger                                 Thursday, 28 February 2013                             Saturday, 2 March 2013
17.30 | in the Old Swimming Pool                        She completed her studies with Hans-Christian Elhorst    17.00 | in the Blue Lounge                               17.00 | in the Blue Lounge                               18.00 | at the Old Swimming Pool                        Mezger was born in 1978 and grew up in Linthal        18.00 | in the Old Swimming Pool                       18.00 | in the Old Swimming Pool
         Suzanne Perrin-Goy: Oboe and english horn      by earning a teaching diploma at the former Conser-      White Nights                                             Jaël’s Harp Sounds                                       Book vernissage with aperitif                           (Glarus canton). He studied drama in Bern, ap-                 Astrid Keller: Reading (in German)                     Astrid Keller: Reading (in German)
         Felix Holler: Piano                            vatorium for Music and Theatre in Bern and earned                 Angelika Maria Eysermans and                             Jaël Bertschinger: Harp                         and reading (in German)                                 peared on the stage for several years in Göttingen             Goran Kovacevic: Accordion                             Hans Galli: Piano
                                                        a concert diploma with Bernard Schenkel at the                    Elisabeth Schreyer-Puls on Piano                                                                                 Daniel Mezger: Text and reading                 (Germany), and then turned to writing. Since
The night: nostalgia, dreams, sleep, tranquillity and   Conservatoire de Genève. Further studies followed                                                                 The harp is one of the world’s oldest musical inst-                                                              2004 he lives and works as an author, actor and       Night is more than the absence of sunlight. Ac-        Night is more than the absence of sunlight. Ac-
time which stands still. Time in which our soul         with Radu Chisu and Maurice Bourgue. At the same         The two sisters Angelika Maria Eysermans und Eva         ruments. Its sparkling sounds, rich overtones            “Beyond all logic, all beauty: straight to the heart,   musician in Zurich. From 2006 to 2009 he studied      tress Astrid Keller shines through the mysterious      tress Astrid Keller shines through the mysterious
increasingly allows the feelings to speak and the       time, she complemented her studies with a diploma        Elisabeth Schreyer-Puls constitute an extraor-           and basses have always enchanted people and are          into the present. One cannot expect more from           at the Swiss Literature Institute in Biel. He has     nocturnal moods with poems and stories from            nocturnal moods with poems and stories from the
silence quakes through enigmatic tones. In the          in the recorder class led by Nicole Bioley-Journot       dinary piano duo. Since 2008 the two have been           the epitome of heavenly music. Jaël Bertschinger         literature. Literature cannot do more.”                 been invited to various theatre festivals (Berliner   the Bible to the present. The music presented on       Bible to the present. The music presented on piano
18th century the nocturne was primarily a genre for     and attended chamber music classes with Christiane       successfully performing concerts in the formation        touches the strings of her harp and the souls of         Frankfurter Allgemeine, Sunday edition                  Stückemarkt, Heidelberger Stückemarkt, Werk-          accordion by Goran Kovacevic is rich in nocturnes,     by Hans Galli is rich in nocturnes, and makes the
wind instruments which was played in the open           Jaccottet as well as Baroque oboe and ornamenta-         entitled “tastiera armonica”. The subtle sound           listeners with her popular Christmas concert in the                                                              statttage an der Burg) with his dramatic plays.       and makes the unconscious – of which the night         unconscious – of which the night seems to be full
air at social occasions. In the beginning of the 19th   tion with Michel Piguet. In addition to her teaching     culture of both pianists immediately touches the         Therme Vals.                                             Daniel Mezger presents his debut novel, Land            In 2007, he was nominated by Theater Heute as         seems to be full – resound!                            – resound!
century it evolved in France into an instrumental       activity at various conservatories and the Bern Uni-     audience, and the music becomes an inspiring,                                                                     spielen, and reads aloud from it – a literary treat     Young Dramatist of the Year. In 2010, “Findlinge”
piece with accompaniment. It consisted of a theme       versity of Arts, Suzanne Perrin-Goy regularly appears    four-handed dialogue of tones. In addition to atmos-             Jaël Bertschinger                                with an aperitif!                                       (Foundlings) won the Swiss Society of Authors                 Astrid Keller                                           Hans Galli
known everywhere – very often a popular aria            on stage as a soloist and in various chamber music       pheric Christmas classics and festive music from         Jaël Bertschinger fell in love with the harp at age                                                              (SSA) award for playwriting. With his extract from    Keller was born in 1956 in Schaffhausen and            Galli was born in 1957 in Wil (St. Gallen canton).
from an opera – and its variations. With the advent     formations.                                              Bach, Pachelbel and Peter Cornelius, the pianists        eight. Ten years later she was a student at the          Land spielen                                            his debut novel, Land spielen, he was invited to      attended the University of Music and Performing        After earning his secondary school diploma and
of romanticism the nocturne then became a                                                                        transport the audience into the world of Tchaikovsky     Zurich Conservatory (degree: teaching and orchestra      A young family – two adults, three children – moves     a reading competition for the Bachmann Prize in       Arts in Vienna. Appearances and roles in film and      primary school teacher’s certificate, he studied
usually dreamy and melancholic character piece.                 Felix Holler                                     with the magical Nutcracker Suite.                       diploma). She won various scholarship awards,            to the countryside. Drained from the intense city       2010. The novel was published by Swiss book pu-       theatre followed, including St. Gallen Municipal       music at the Schaffhausen Conservatory with
The “Night Sounds” concert programme is an              He received his first piano lessons in Brig and earned                                                            with which she travelled to London for further studies   life, the adults hope for a fresh start, also for the   blishers Salis Verlag in 2012. Daniel Mezger wrote    Theatre, Zurich Playhouse, Bern Municipal Theatre      major subject piano (Christian Spring) and the
invitation to a place in which time stands still and    his teaching diploma in the class led by Denyse                  Angelika Maria Eysermans                         (postgraduate certificate). The harpist not only         relationship, which is somewhat precarious.             the “POYA” text for “Stein und Wasser Glocken”        and Konstanz Municipal Theatre. She has been           secondary subjects singing (Marcela Tomes) and
the various nocturnal moods encounter melancholic       Rich at the Conservatoire de Lausanne. After that he     She received a multifaceted musical education            loves the “stringed versatility” of her instrument.      They fix up their modest house, and all five try to     (Stone and Water Bells) as the writer in residence    active as a freelance performer since 1994, and the    composition (Klaus Cornell). After earning his
reveries.                                               studied piano and piano accompaniment at the             and studied piano at the University of Music in          She is active in many fields as a freelance mus-         make friends in the little village. But they cannot     (June 2011) for Therme Vals.                          founded the See-Burgtheater in Kreuzlingen. She        teaching diploma he continued his studies at the
                                                        Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, and       Mannheim. She was able to deepen and further             ician: she is a member of the chamber music group        flee, not from themselves, not from the strangeness,                                                          is active in guest appearances at the Neumarkt         Zurich University of Music under Daniel Fueter
                                                        there he earned his concert diploma “with merit”         develop her piano studies in numerous master             “Ensemble Pyramide”, a new member of various             their own and that of the village inhabitants. At                                                             Theatre in Zurich and the State Theatre in Han-        and Ruth Hiltmann. Hans Galli places emphases
                                                        in the class led by Caroline Palmer as well as the       classes. In addition to her artistic work as a soloist   Swiss professional orchestras (among others, Zurich      first they are busy with the refurbishment of the                                                             nover. Since 2010 she has appeared with various        on contemporary music and as a song accompa-
                                                        diploma in song and instrumental accompaniment           and chamber musician, as song accompanist                Opera, Symphony Orchestra Basel), she gives              house, but soon the desire for social ties in the                                                             programmes at Hotel Therme Vals.                       nist in his musical activity. He teaches at the PMS
                                                        under Graham Johnson and Gordon Back. Felix              and in the “ars synerga”, she is active as a freelance   private lessons and is involved in many radio, TV,       village community follows. With his first novel,                                                                                                                     Secondary School in Kreuzlingen and at the PHTG
                                                        Holler teaches at the conservatorium in Bern and         music teacher in Leipzig and leads her own piano         CD and cinema film recordings, among others:             Daniel Mezger manages to tell this story about                                                                        Goran Kovacevic                                University in Thurgau.
                                                        pursues an intensive activity as a piano accompanist     school there.                                            Nirgendwo in Afrika (Nowhere in Africa), Das             the search for happiness, of internal and external                                                            Born in 1971 in Schaffhausen, he studied from
                                                        for singers and instrumentalists. He appears at                                                                   fliegende Klassenzimmer (The Flying Classroom)           strangeness, modern coexistence and migration in                                                              1991-99 at the Trossingen University of Music
                                                        numerous concerts and projects in Switzerland and                Eva Elisabeth Schreyer-Puls                      and Die weisse Massai (The White Masai).                 microcosm.                                                                                                    under Prof. Hugo Noth. Master classes with S.
                                                        neighbouring countries.                                  She studied piano, music theory and aural theory                                                                                                                                                                                Hussong (Salzburg), I. Battiston (Florence), F. Lips
                                                                                                                 at the University of Music in Mannheim. The                                                                                                                                                                                     (Moscow), I. Koval (Weimar) and J. Macerollo (To-
                                                                                                                 emphasis of her artistic activity lies in chamber                                                                                                                                                                               ronto) complemented his artistic education. Goran
                                                                                                                 music, song accompaniment and composition.                                                                                                                                                                                      Kovacevic has won prizes at several international
                                                                                                                 She is also a lecturer at the International Summer                                                                                                                                                                              competitions. Among other things, in 1991 and
                                                                                                                 University of Bayreuth. A distinct, holistic teach-                                                                                                                                                                             1993 he won the first prize at the Coupe Suisse
                                                                                                                 ing concept forms the basis of her work as a free-                                                                                                                                                                              de l’Accordéon as well as the first prize at the
                                                                                                                 lance music teacher in Germany and Switzerland.                                                                                                                                                                                 International Summer Academy “Mozarteum” in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Salzburg (1994).
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18.00 | in the Old Swimming Pool                         Born in 1974 in Kandel, she received her first flute   • Beatrix Hauri: Piano                  Trio Volare                         E-Mail Therapie           Web
Freiburger Flötenquartett                                lessons at age 10. Later she was a student of Wilm     • Samuel Joss: Contrabass               • Daniel Erismann: Trumpet          therapie@therme-vals.ch   www.therme-vals.ch
(Freiburg Flute Quartet)                                 Coolen (solo flutist at the Baden State Theatre).                                              • Stephan Urwyler: Guitar           Web
         Anne Romeis: Flute                              She studied under Mirjam Nastasi at the State Uni-     Mon | 3 to Thu | 6 December 2012        • Samuel Joss: Contrabass           www.therme-vals.ch
         Michael Dinnebier: Violin                       versity of Music in Freiburg and can look back on      • Beatrix Hauri: Piano
         Esther Przybylski: Viola                        many years of experience as a soloist and chamber      • Samuel Joss: Contrabass               Fri | 25 to Thu | 31 January 2013
         Dita Lammerse: Violoncello                      music specialist. She received her first prizes at     • Marc Jundt: Percussion                • Michael Dubi: Contrabass
                                                         international competitions in Paris, Bayreuth and                                              • Luzius Schuler: Piano
Compared to a string quartet, the genre of the flute     Darmstadt. In addition to the orchestral activity,     Fri | 7 to Sat | 8 December 2012
quartet in the instrumentation featuring flute plus      she teaches and prepares young flutists for            • Beatrix Hauri: Piano                  Fri | 1 to Thu | 28 February 2013
string trio is more of a peripheral phenomenon of        entrance examinations and auditions. Since the         • Samuel Joss: Contrabass               • Vladislaw Giza: Piano
musical history. But in the second half of the 18th      season 1996-1997 she has been the second flutist
century it temporarily gained great popularity.          with piccolo in the SWR Symphony Orchestra.            Sun | 9 to Fri | 14 December 2012       Fri | 1 to Tue | 5 March 2013
Haydn and Mozart as well as many less well-                                                                     • Richard: Piano                        • Christoph Baumann: Piano
known contemporaries composed several flute                     Michael Dinnebier                                                                       • Luca Sisera: Contrabass
quartets. Flute quartets were primarily performed        He was born in 1968 in Kempten (Allgäu) and            Sat | 15 to Sun | 23 December 2012      • Valeria Zangger: Percussion
by aficionados, but eventually became so popular         studied at the Universities of Music in Munich and     • Elan Mehler: Piano
that numerous transcriptions were made for this          Freiburg as well as chamber music at the Basel         • Andrew Zimmerman: Saxophone           Wed | 6 to Thu | 14 March 2013
instrumentation.                                         Music Academy. Master classes with Max Rostal,                                                 • Elan Mehler: Piano
                                                         Shmuel Ashkenasi and Ana Chumachenco as well           Mon | 24 to Thu | 27 December 2012
The special attraction – and at the same time the        as chamber music courses with various quartets         • Elan Mehler: Piano                    Fri | 15 to Tue | 26 March 2013
special challenge – of the genre is arguably in the      followed. Michael Dinnebier has won prizes at          • Tod Hedrick: Contrabass               • Elan Mehler: Piano
interplay of the timbres from flute and strings, their   the Mendelssohn Competition (Berlin) and at the        • Max Goldman: Percussion               • Sava Medan: Contrabass
different dynamic and tonal possibilities.               Charles Hennen Concours (Holland). From 1996 to        • Andrew Zimmerman: Saxophone
                                                         1997 he was first violin in the Lucerne Symphony                                               Wed | 27 to Sun | 31 March 2013
The four musicians of the Freiburg Flute Quartet         Orchestra, and from 1997 to 1999 he was first          Fri | 28 to Sun | 30 December 2012      • Wege Wüthrich: Saxophone
are permanent members of the SWR Symphony                concertmaster at the State Theatre in Munich.          • Elan Mehler: Piano                    • Williy Schnyder: Piano
Orchestra and regularly perform in its chamber           Since 1999 he has been the section leader of the       • Tod Hedrick: Contrabass
concert series in Baden-Baden and Freiburg.              second violins in the SWR Symphony Orchestra           • Max Goldman: Percussion
                                                         Baden-Baden and Freiburg, and is also involved in
                                                         various chamber music productions.                     Tue | 1 to Thu | 3 January 2013
                                                                                                                • Elan Mehler: Piano
                                                                 Esther Przybylski                              • Tod Hedrick: Contrabass
                                                         She was born in 1965 in Würzburg. She studied at       • Max Goldman: Percussion
                                                         the University of Music in Freiburg under Ulrich
                                                         Koch and is a member of “ensemble acht”, and is        Fri | 4 to Wed | 9 January 2013
                                                         also a lecturer with “Jeunesse musicale” and the       • Elan Mehler: Piano
                                                         Bavarian State Youth Orchestra (BLJO). Since
                                                         April of 1989 she has been a member of the SWR         Thu | 10 to Wed | 16 January 2013
                                                         Symphony Orchestra.                                    • Katrin Marti: Saxophone
                                                                                                                • Peter Zihlmann: Piano
                                                                 Dita Lammerse
                                                         She was born in 1963 in Rotterdam, The Nether-         Thu | 17 to Sun | 20 January 2013
                                                         lands. She completed her cello studies under           • Daniel Erismann: Trumpet
                                                         Robert Dispa in Enschede (Holland) and under           • Antonello Messina: Piano, accordion
                                                         Martin Ostertag in Karlsruhe. Since 1992 she has
                                                         been a member of the SWR Symphony Orchestra.

				
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