Elementos at Ensemble-Akademie Freiburg

The piece Elementos (2018), for piano trio, is set to be performed by ensemble recherche in Freiburg on the 7th of September 2020 during the Ensemble-Akademie. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the organisation hopes the Akademie can still take place:

Even though the present situation creates planning uncertainty, we currently assume that we will be able to hold the Academy Week in September.


Program Opening Concert

Monday, 7.9.2020, 8 pm
Members of the Freiburger BarockConsort and the ensemble recherche

Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber: Battalia
Francesco Durante: Concerto in A-Dur, «La Pazzia» (der Wahnsinn)
Georg Philipp Telemann: 6 Kanonische Sonaten, Nr. 2 D-Dur (TWV 40:119)
Georg Philipp Telemann: 6 Kanonische Sonaten, Nr. 6 in g-Moll (TWV 40:123)
Roman Haubenstock-Ramati: multiple 5
Gonçalo Gato: Elementos
Vito Žuraj: Ruée

ensemble recherche

Collaboration with pianist Alexander Soares

Alexander Soares is a pianist I admire very much. We met at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama while we were both enrolled on the doctoral programme (DMus). I can never forget his amazing performance of Messiaen’s Des canyons aux étoiles… at the Milton Court Concert Hall. I’m very happy and lucky to be working with him towards a new set of piano etudes which I hope will be an important contribution to the solo piano repertoire. We’ve been testing ideas and I’ve been getting a lot of valuable feedback in terms of piano technique and idiomatic notation.

Below are some pictures of our first working session at LSO St. Luke’s. The London Symphony Orchestra staff has been immensely supportive and deserves a special thanks. This includes the excellent AV team at St. Luke’s which recorded the session.