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GAIA Broadcast on SRF 2 Kultur
Switzerland's SRF 2 Kultur broadcasts GAIA recordings on 15 January 2013 at 22:30 (CET) on "Im Konzertsaal".
Particularly works from the "My GAIA" concert from the Festival's 2012 edition will be broadcast (Anton von Webern, Ernst Krenek, Johannes Brahms, Anton Bruckner).
Gavriel Lipkind, cello & the Grazioso Chamber Orchestra of the Hungarian National Philharmonic, conducted by Gergely Madaras
September 28, 2012 at 19:00
The event at the Duna Palota in Budapest is a unique chance to hear Gavriel Lipkind with a rare combination of master pieces performed in an intimate hall.
The concert will start with the Bach Suite No. 3 for cello solo, followed by Schumann's Concerto (Concertstück), Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings and Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations.
Future Projects Realised Today
GAIA has been sowing seeds for new collaborations between artists since the Festival's very beginning.
In 2010, the Grazioso Chamber Orchestra of the Hungarian National Philharmonic was first invited to GAIA and introduced to the public in Switzerland. The 2010 edition of the Festival created programmes around the idea of the Concertante, enabling GAIA's soloists to perform works with the Grazioso Chamber Orchestra, both with and without the young Gergely Madaras, the orchestra's Chief Conductor, In 2011, the Concertante idea was extended — in both years, the works performed included both World and Swiss Premieres. Over two years, the concerts carried the titles "Cello Concertante", "The Madness of May" and "GAIA Concertante".
The chemistry between the cellist Gavriel Lipkind and the Grazioso Chamber Orchestra was instant, and their partnership has continued.
The World Premiere of MOSHEE, composed by Jorge Bosso, and performed by Gavriel Lipkind and the Grazioso Chamber Orchestra was celebrated at the 2010 Festival. Soon thereafter, the Hungarian Premiere of MOSHEE took place at the Jewish Summer Festival in Budapest, once again played by the same musicians. Now, on September 28th 2012, the cellist and the Hungarian ensemble, under the baton of Gergely Madaras, will revive pieces that were heard at the 2010 Festival, including Schumann's Concertstück and the Rococo Variations by Tchaikovsky (both works were Swiss Premieres at GAIA 2010).
The performance takes place at Budapest's Duna Palota.
The GAIA Festival 2011 Film
Just days before GAIA 2012 begins, we are delighted to announce the launch of this poetic tribute to last year's Festival.
Bubbling with exuberant performances, the GAIA Festival 2011 Film also captures exciting interviews with musicians and audience members. We invite you to immerse yourself in emotive moments and relive GAIA 2011 with us. Experience the spirit of GAIA and find out what it is that makes GAIA so unique. Watch it here.
GAIA CloseUps 2011 - al fine
Since January, GAIA CloseUps —interviews with some of the artists who attended the GAIA Chamber Music Festival in 2011 — have been posted every two weeks.
The feedback to these short films has been overwhelmingly positive and we are pleased to present the eighth and final Monologue in the series.
It features violinist, founder and artistic director of GAIA, Gwendolyn Masin. Watch it here.
Now we look forward to the main film of the Festival from 2011, which we'll roll out just as the 2012 Chamber Music Festival begins in Thun this coming May.
See you at GAIA!
GAIA CloseUps 2011 - Da Capo
We've launched a series named "GAIA CloseUps".
Every two weeks, from late January until May 2011, we will unveil the GAIA Monologues — short films featuring some of the artists who attended the GAIA Chamber Music Festival in 2011. During brief moments between performances, they reveal their thoughts on the Festival, life, music, and much more. All this, in the build-up to the premiere of the 2011 Festival film.
Our first CloseUp is with cellist Guy Johnston. Watch it here.
GAIA Masters 2010 Film
The GAIA Masters 2010 film.
Watch it here.
At GAIA, the art of teaching deserves an homage of its own. GAIA's inaugural masterclass series was named "GAIA Masters" and it immediately burst to life. Those music-filled days were captured on film, and here, a selection of moments document the interaction between teachers and students, the exchanging of ideas and their inspirational results.
GAIA Broadcast on ORF 1
Austria's ORF 1 broadcasts GAIA recordings on 27 August 2011 at 3pm (CET) on "Apropos Klassik".
The programme includes Arensky's String Quartet no. 2 in A minor Op. 35 from the Festival's 2009 edition.
GAIA Broadcast on Performance Today
On 8 August 2011, Performance Today broadcast two works by Schumann from the GAIA 2010 edition. Gartenmelodie and Abendlied from 12 vierhändige Clavier-Stücke für kleine und grosse Kinder Op. 85 and Fantasiestücke Op. 73 were featured in the first hour of the two-hour programme.
According to American Public Media, Performance Today is aired on more than 260 public radio stations across America, at various times during the day and night, and is the most popular classical music programme in the country with over 1.3 million listeners each week.
GAIA Broadcast on King FM
Seattle's King FM radio broadcast the first of a number of GAIA retrospectives on 25 June 2011 at 2pm (Pacific). The programme included Mendelssohn Piano Trio in D minor, Op.49, and Fauré Piano Quartet in C minor, Op.15 no. 1, from the Festival's 2009 edition.
In the second broadcast on 16 July 2011 at 2pm (Pacific), the programme will feature Arensky String Quartet no. 2 in A minor Op. 35, Schumann Piano Quartet in C minor, Schumann Concertstück in A minor for Violoncello and Orchestra Op. 129, and Bruch Kol Nidrei, Adagio in D minor on Hebrew Melodies for Violoncello and Orchestra Op. 47. These works are from the 2009 and 2010 Festival editions.