Pre-Christmas season at Bellevue
5. December 2023

Classical music in the salon

The event year starts at Hotel Bellevue on February 3, 2024, when a classical concert will take place in our restaurant at 5:30 pm. Admission is even free of charge – in combination with a subsequent meal in the restaurant, this is sure to be an unforgettable evening.

Who are the artists? The congenial artists Anna Katharina Wildermuth (violin) and Christopher Herrmann (cello and guitar) perform virtuoso interpretations from Bach to Piazzola. Anna Katharina Wildermuth plays first violin in the Aris Quartet, which she co-founded, while Christopher Herrmann (christopher-herrmann.com) is a composer, founder of the “orchestra of truth”, cellist, pianist, guitarist and violinist. The artists are happy to receive donations.

 

 

 

Who is behind the Aris Quartet? (Excerpt from the website arisquartett.de)

Expressive, dynamic, impressive: the Aris Quartet has been at home on international stages for over a decade. With its unmistakable sound language, it has long been one of the top chamber music ensembles.

The musicians have performed at venues such as London’s Wigmore Hall, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, the Herbst Theatre San Francisco and the Philharmonie de Paris. Their choice of chamber music partners is top-class: Christiane Karg, Tabea Zimmermann, Daniel Müller-Schott, Eckart Runge, Kit Armstrong and Nils Mönkemeyer.

 

The ensemble also devotes itself to cross-genre projects, for example with jazz pianist Omer Klein. From the very beginning, the musicians have also paid particular attention to contemporary music. Composers such as Lukas Ligeti, Gerald Resch, Misato Mochizuki and Pierre-Dominique Ponnelle have entrusted the quartet with premieres of their works.

Founded in Frankfurt am Main in 2009, the Aris Quartet, whose most important mentors include Günter Pichler (Alban Berg Quartet), still plays with the same line-up today.

The ensemble’s success is no coincidence: with numerous first prizes at prestigious competitions, the Aris Quartet quickly achieved its international breakthrough. The musicians were also named “ECHO Rising Stars” by the European Concert Hall Organization, were among the BBC’s “New Generation Artists” and won five prizes at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich.

 

In addition to regular appearances on radio and TV, the Aris Quartet has already released six albums to critical acclaim. Further releases on Deutsche Grammophon and STAGE+ will follow in 2023 and 2024.

About Christopher Herrmann (excerpt from the website christopher-herrmann.com)

 

The exceptional cellist Christopher Herrmann has been creating a wide variety of musical landscapes on the baroque, modern and electric cello since the age of 14. In addition to classical music and his interest in modern music, his curiosity for music from other cultures and jazz has inspired him to develop his own musical language.

 

He has toured with his ensembles in countries such as the USA, England, Romania, Switzerland, Austria, France and Italy.

 

As a composer, he has written two cello concertos, three cello solo suites and fantasies, as well as string quartets and quintets with different instrumentation, works for larger ensembles and songs.

 

In 2014, he founded the “orchestra of truth”, with which he performs his own and other composers’ ideas.

composers/songwriters, supported by musicians and artists from a wide range of cultures.

 

In 2016, he founded his own label “cellosophie”, under which the CD “Bitte warten” by CelloMeetsJazz has been released to date. Christopher Herrmann also performs as a pianist, guitarist and violinist. In addition, he has been working as a lecturer for the Emanuel Feuermann Conservatory in Kronberg im Taunus since 2015.

 

Reservations for this entertaining evening at Hotel Bellevue, call 0431/556868330 or write to us.

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