16 October
Charity concert

Prof. Alissa MARGULIS, violin (Folkwang University of the Arts Essen)
Prof. Florence MILLET, piano (Cologne University of Music and Dance)
Benedict KLÖCKNER, cello (Germany)
Prof. Gesa LÜCKER, piano (Cologne University of Music and Dance)
Rostislav KRIMER, piano (Belarus – Germany)
Milana MAMETSKA, piano (Ukraine)
Sofia PLAKHTSINSKA, violin (Ukraine)
Lily MAISKY, piano (France – Belgium)

In the program: W. A. Mozart, L. v. Beethoven, F Schubert

On October 16, an extraordinary benefit concert will take place in the Beethoven-Haus Bonn, dedicated to the well-being of children in emergency situations worldwide. The event unites well-known musicians on one stage with selected young talents who have now found a home in Germany. Together they bring their skills together to provide assistance to those affected by wars and emergencies in different countries.

This year we are partners for SAVETHECHILDREN.DE:

“Whether natural disasters, droughts, diseases, political unrest or wars: more and more children find themselves in life-threatening emergencies – sometimes overnight – are injured, have to flee, need medicine, food and a roof over their heads. On the other hand, there are many forgotten crises that have overshadowed the lives of children for years, robbing them of any chance for a future of peace and dignity. In both cases there are often not enough funds available – because while one crisis hits suddenly, the other has been forgotten over the years because other events are making the headlines. For this reason, Save the Children established the Children’s Emergency Fund. The donations that flow into the fund help children quickly and easily where the need is greatest and funds are urgently needed.”

Secure your tickets now and let yourself be carried away by the incomparable music and the moving stories.

Charity concert for children SAVETHECHILDREN.DE

16 October 20:00
Bonngasse 22-24, 53111 Bonn
Beethoven-Haus Bonn
The artists performing at the event are
Alissa Margulis

Appreciated for her expressive and emotional concerts, the Cologne violinist also appears regularly as a soloist in renowned international concert halls, including the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, the Philharmonie in Cologne, the Herkulessaal in Munich, the Izumi Hall in Osaka and the Schönberg Hall in Los Angeles.

Florence Millet

Florence Millet, of Franco-German descent, performs with orchestra, in recitals and ensembles in venues across Europe, Asia and the Americas. Conductors she worked with include Pierre Boulez, Charles Dutoit, Elena Schwarz, David Robertson, Simon Blech, Heinz Holliger, Julia Jones, Jonathan Darlington, David Marlow.

Gesa Luecker

“…a straightforward and sensitive pianist….
rich with imagination and technical prowess…”
(Anthony Tommasini, New York Times July 2011)

She was a prize winner of the Bruno-Frey-Stiftung, of the Hannover Chopin Society and of national and international competitions. She has given concerts as a soloist with various orchestras; her performances brought her to halls such as the large hall of the NDR Hannover, Yamaha Hall New York, Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall) and Mannes College of Music in New York City, Wigmore Hall London, Oriental Arts Center Shanghai and Tsinghua University Beijing. Her chamber music partners include soloists from the Amsterdam Concertgebouworkest, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker as well as artists like Tanja Becker-Bender, Sayaka Schmuck, Christoph Eß, Katharina Deserno and others.

Lily Maisky

“Lily Maisky establishes her credentials as an exceptional pianist” BBC Music Magazine

Lily has a predilection for chamber music and forms a regular duo with Mischa Maisky, as well as the Maisky trio with her brother. She has also performed with such artists as Julian Rachlin, Janine Jansen, Dora Schwarzberg, Renaud Capuçon, Maxim Rysanov, Gérard Caussé, Chantal Juillet, Sergey Krylov, Martha Argerich, Nicholas Angelich, Frank Braley, as well as Philippe Quint, Alissa Margulis, Hrachya Avanesyan, Geza Hosszu-Legocky, Boris Andrianov, Isztvan Vardai, Alexander Mogilevsky, Orfeo Mandozzi, Alena Baeva, Boris Brovstyn and the Szymanowski Quartet.

Rostislav Krimer
piano / conductor

The historical recording of all 4 chamber symphonies by Miezysław Weinberg has received several Opus Klassik and ICMA Award nominations, received 5 stars from BBC Magazine, CD of the week by Norman Lebrecht among other top critics worldwide.

Rostislav Krimer is also the founder and artistic director of the Ost-West-Festival NRW, which will welcome the best musicians in the world in 2023, where the Friedensorchester East-West Chamber Orchestra will once again be the orchestra-in-residence.

Sofiia Plakhtsinska

Born on September 15, 2005 in Ternopil (Ukraine), Sofiia Plakhtsinska began violin lessons at the age of 5 with her mother Natalia Plakhtsinska at the Ternopil Music School. She continued her education from the age of 11 with Maria Hereha and Lidia Futorska at the music high school in Lemberg. In February 2020 she began her studies at the University of Art in Graz with Prof. Emilio Percan. He is currently studying at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen with Prof. Andrey Baranov.

This event is a part of Ost-West-Festival
For more information on the artists, program and actions for this festival, see the dedicated section
Festival program