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An Evening of Musical Brillance: Alexei Volodin

On October 17th, the outstanding pianist Alexei Volodin presented to the audience at the Beethoven-Haus Bonn his piano recital as part of the East-West Festival NRW series "Great Masters at the Beethoven-Haus Bonn" into a state of pure enchantment. The finely curated program of the evening revealed the versatility of award-winning Alexei Volodin's outstanding talent. The evening commenced with Franz Schubert's piano pieces D.946 No. 2, where Volodin impressed not only with technical virtuosity but also with a…

Succes at the Charity Concert for Children

Save The Children:After masterful tones echoed through the Beethoven House in Bonn on October 16th during the East-West Festival, we would like to express our gratitude for the tremendous solidarity and generosity. Special thanks go to Rostislav Krimer, his Orchestra-For-Peace, all soloists, as well as all other organizers, and, of course, the fantastic audience. Our team leader for partnerships and philanthropy, Jenny zu Eulenburg, had the great pleasure of being present at the charity concert on Monday and…

HEART-RENDING SOUL DRAMA Ian Bostridge & Rostislav Krimer

THE OPERA MAGAZINE. As part of the East-West Festival NRW, which is dedicated to the theme of peace, on October 13, 2023, the British tenor Ian Bostridge and the Belarusian pianist and conductor Rostislav Krimer performed Franz Schubert's "Winterreise." Bostridge's intensive exploration of this cycle of 24 "eerie songs" was demonstrated by his 2015 monograph titled "Schubert's Winter Journey – Anatomy of an Obsession," which not only provides detailed insights into the performance but also delves into historical…

Alexei Lubimov. Great Masters in Beethoven-Haus Bonn

On October 11, as part of the new "East-West" festival, the distinguished pianist and educator Alexey Lubimov performed in the chamber hall of Beethoven's house-museum in Bonn. He is one of the key figures in Russia's musical culture, both before and after the collapse of the Soviet Union. In the 1960s, he was the first to perform American minimalists in the USSR, in the 1970s, he delved into early music in its original sound, and in the 1980s,…

Grand Opening Gala postponed because of illness

Dear friends, dear audience, Unfortunately, we must regretfully inform you that Mr. Krimer contracted COVID-19 towards the end of the week. Regrettably, this means that the opening gala of the Ost-West-Festival NRW, which was scheduled for October 10th in support of Save The Children and which we had planned and anticipated with great effort and enthusiasm, will have to be postponed to a later date. Many wonderful people, including those from Berlin, had intended to participate, as well…

Festival 2023 concept

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The Ost-West-Festival with its peace orchestra East-West Chamber Orchestra helps to support peace with a cultural encounter and young musicians to help. Moto des Festivals and since 2015 with Friedensorchester East-West Chamber Orchestra: "We build bridges". In a world scarred by conflict and tragedy, Ost-West-Festival NRW raises its voice to proclaim a message of peace. The Friedensorchester East-West Chamber Orchestra is at the center of this moving cultural encounter, which supports young musicians and touches hearts. Her motto since 2015 has been:…

Erkki-Sven Tüür: World premiere at the Grand Opening Gala of the Ost-West-Festival NRW

A unique event awaits music lovers and friends of orchestral sounds alike. The world premiere of an extraordinary work by the renowned composer Erkki-Sven Tüür will take place as part of this year's Grand Opening Gala of the Ost-West-Festival NRW on October 10th in the beautiful historic town hall of Wuppertal. The work was specially composed for the Peace Orchestra East-West Chamber Orchestra and conductor Rostislav Krimer. Erkki-Sven Tüür, an outstanding Estonian composer, has often worked with renowned…