Saturday, February 18, 8 pm
$10 general, $5 students
With over 70 world premieres to his name, Sebastian Berweck is one of
the most sought-after pianists for contemporary music. He has appeared
at the Salzburger Festspielen, the Schleswig- Holstein Music Festival,
Spring in Heidelberg, the Darmstadt International Summer Courses, and
other major festivals for contemporary music. In 2004 he was featured
at the World New Music Days in the opera Rote Asche, by Johannes
Schöllhorn and Ludger Engels.
He has recorded for the Swiss Radio DRS, the Hessian Radio Network,
Radio Bremen, Deutschlandradio Berlin and the Southwest German Radio.
As a specialist for piano and live electronics, he was a frequent guest
of the ZKM Karlsruhe. In the 2005-06 season, he will premiere several
works for this instrumentation, in cooperation with various German
Sebastian Berweck has been a regular guest in the United States since 1998.
He gave concerts and lectures at Stanford University, Denison
University, Cranbrook Academy, Wayne State University, North Park
University, North Central [Illinois] College and other universities.
Radio WFMT Chicago also presented him in a 2-hour feature in 2001.
In 2000 he initiated a series of new works for piano entitled Taurus CT600.
The series has by now expanded to over two dozen works, of which a
majority are dedicated to him. In 2006, he will present a selection of
these pieces in his next USA tour, at the Universities SUNY Buffalo, UC
Berkeley, Redlands and Stanford. In 2003 he founded trigger -Ensemble
für aktuelle Musik in
Hamburg. The titles of the concerts (Drum'n Cage, New Music with
Animals) and collaboration with artists such as Jan-Peter E. R. Sonntag
and Katrin Bethke are an integral part of the concept.
trigger was most recently invited to participate at the festival Nous
Sons in Barcelona, and will continue its collaboration with Catalan
composers under the heading Crème Catalane. Sebastian Berweck lives and
works in Hamburg, is founder of the Verband für aktuelle Musik Hamburg
and a member of stock11.de.
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