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  • Summer Masterclass viola

    August 2025

    Meisterkurs in Sardinien Sant´Antioco 28/29 September mit Danusha Waskiewicz und 29/30mit Francesca Piccioni Für Infos folgender Kontakt info@danushawaskiewicz
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  • Nurit Stark new first violin in the Quartetto Prometeo

    May 2024

    NURIT STARK die neue erste Geige im Quartetto Prometeo The supremely gifted Israeli violinist/viola player Nurit Stark has a passion for contemporary music and her command of tonal colour, rhythm, violinistic effects and imaginative interpretation illuminates virtually everything she plays. In the context of this all-Hungarian programme, the earliest selection – Sándor Veress’s 1935 Sonata for solo violin – takes on aspects of genuine Hungarian folk music, with saucy glissandos and colouristic pizzicatos in the first movement, an improvisatory central outburst in the second and wildly dancing inflections in the third. The closing piece, Peter Eötvös’s Adventures of the Dominant Seventh Chord (2019, dedicated to Stark), is also the most recent and possibly the most varied stylistically. The chord itself remains unresolved but instead faces folkish atonal material for a number of nourishing collisions. And is that a side glance in the direction of Kodály’s Solo Cello Sonata that I hear at 2'46"? Maybe … or maybe, in musical terms, just a whiff of local flora. In Bartók’s Solo Sonata (1944) – surely the programme’s undisputed masterpiece – the Tempo di ciaconna’s opening chords are elongated and knitted together in a sort of ironed-out legato rather than attacked separately as is so often the case (and as is suggested on the printed page). I’d recently been listening to the excellent György Pauk (Naxos, 5/96) and Tibor Varga’s white-hot 1962 recording of the piece (DG, in the label’s ‘111 – The Violin: Legendary Recordings’ box) and the difference is striking. The more recently recorded Frank Peter Zimmermann (BIS, 1/21) takes a route that’s similar to both Pauk and Varga. Nurit Stark’s dynamics are wide-ranging, while her ascent to the stratosphere sounds smooth and effortless. She captures, even relishes the harmonic boldness of Bartók’s writing, playing with a full body of tone yet without a hint of aggression, before quietly sloping off for the movement’s close. The ‘Fuga’ initially admits an element of vibrato that was missing from the first movement; Stark’s approach is both free and suavely expressive, though the part-writing is clear, working towards a brief but telling elevation and a clinching final strike. The Adagio ‘Melodia’ is blanched, initially at least, a lonely shepherd singing from a distant field perhaps, the journey from note to note witnessing bends in the line, not quite portamentos but almost, whereas the buzzing finale twitches this way and that, Stark’s approach rhythmically assertive and texturally cutting, before she quietly walks away and finishes off with an energetic flourish. It’s an extremely interesting performance but I prefer the vibrancy and directness of Pauk, Varga and Zimmermann, not to mention the work’s dedicatee, Yehudi Menuhin (preferably his first recording – Warner). Regarding Ligeti’s Solo Viola Sonata (1991-94), annotator Giovanni Bietti is careful to point out that in the first movement, which is played only on the low C string, purposely altered intonations on certain notes ‘are not the player’s mistakes’. In ‘Loop’, which is made up of gravel-kicking, rhythmically driven repeated chords gaining in intensity, Stark’s mastery of the instrument is vividly demonstrated. Next comes an achingly elegiac ‘Facsar’, which starts out by mirroring Baroque manners then becomes freer as it progresses, whereas in the following Prestissimo con sordino, such is Stark’s virtuosity that you could swear you were listening to duetting violists playing a chordal étude at speed. ‘Lamento’ is a study in contrasts, harsh chords and whispering asides, while mirror images of early music return for the closing Chaconne chromatique (the work’s most instantly appealing movement), which ends with, as Bietti suggests, an allusion to tonal harmony. So quite a journey, one that’s profoundly representative of the Hungarian musical psyche in the 20th century and which is served by a musician whose talents certainly qualify her for the job of performing it. Only in the Bartók would I check Stark’s highly individual reading against those of her finest rivals, merely for the sake of gauging how best you like the music served. I admire her performance but wouldn’t want it as a sole library choice. The sound is strikingly lifelike. BIS2416. Nurit Stark: Bartók, Ligeti, Veress, Eötvös Nurit Stark: Bartók, Ligeti, Veress, Eötvös Sonata for Solo Violin Sonata for Viola Sonata for Violin Adventures of the Dominant Seventh Chord Listen on Apple Music
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  • Avos Project Internationale Musikschule – Bratsche Meisterkurs für 2024/2025 Anmeldungen ab September

    April 2024

    Seit Oktober 2020 collaboriert Danusha Waskiewicz mit dem "Avos Project", einer wunderbaren Internationalen Musikschule in Rom. Sowohl solistisch als auch kammermusikalisch eine einzigartige Realität in mitten von Rom.
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  • Fiesole Musikschule – Danusha Waskiewicz: Bratsche Masterclass

    April 2024

    Vom 26.-28.Juni gibt Danusha Waskiewicz nochmal ihre Masterclass im Rahmen vom Perfektionskurs für Bratsche bei der Fiesole Musikschule mit berühmten Kollegen. Weitere Infos finden Sie unter folgendem Link.
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    Entdecken: Dragonfly

    April 2023

    Dragonfly ist das neue Duo von Danusha Waskiewicz (Bratsche, Stimme) und Naomi Berrill (Cello; Stimme).
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  • Entdecken: ardeTrio – Tango Concertante, Vol. 1

    March 2021

    "Tango Concertante, Vol. 1" ist das erste Studioalbum von ardeTrio, mit Danusha Waskiewicz (Bratsche), Omar Massa (Bandoneon) und Markus Däunert (Geige). Weitere Infos sind unter dem folgenden Link verfügbar.
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  • Tutorial: Hoffmeister- Konzert für Viola

    October 2020

    In dieser Videolektion gibt Danusha Waskiewicz Tips & Tricks, um Hoffmeisters "Konzert für Viola" vorzubereiten. Das Tutorial finden Sie unter dem folgenden Link.
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  • Entdecken: Schönberg: Violin Concerto – Verklärte Nacht – mit Isabelle Faust

    February 2020

    Hören Sie "Schönberg: Violin Concerto - Verklärte Nacht" mit Isabelle Faust (per Harmonia Mundi).
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  • Entdecken: Songs for Viola and Piano – mit Andrea Rebaudengo

    February 2017

    Hören Sie "Songs for Viola and Piano". Das Album ist ein Produkt der langjährigen und erfolgreichen Kollaboration mit dem Pianisten Andrea Rebaudengo (per Decca).
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  • Entdecken: Mozart Orchester

    February 2017

    Hören Sie die "Sinfonia Concertante" und die "Brandenburgischen Konzerte". Unter Abbados Leitung spielte Danusha Waskiewicz bei der Deutschen Grammophon und Euro Arts die Werke von W. A. Mozart und J. S. Bach ein.
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NEXT CONCERTS

July 1

h. 21:00

Dragonfly: Viola, cello and voice

Dragonfly

Firenze, Cortile delle Donne - Istituto degli Innocenti Firenze
John Dowland - Come Away, Come Sweet Love
(1563-1626)

Henry Purcell - Chaconne da King Arthur
(1659-1695)

Tradizionale Irlandese - My Lagan Love

Benjamin Britten - The Sally Gardens
(1913-1976)

Bela Bartok - Due brani estratti da For children
(1881-1945)

Hugo Wolf - Auch Kleine Dinge
(1860-1903)

Béla Bartók Due brani estratti da For children
(1881-1945)

Johann Sebastian Bach Brani estratti dalle Variazioni Goldberg

Bèla Bartòk - Romanian Folk Dances for String Orchestra

July 6

h. 21:15

Quartetto Prometeo

Metamorphosis

Siena, Palazzo Chigi Saracini
Casale Quartetto prima assoluta
Ligeti Quartetto n. 1 Métamorphosen nocturnes (1953)
Sciarrino Quartetto n. 9 “ombre del mattino di Piero”
prima assoluta della nuova versione

July 11

h. 11:30

Duo Markus Däunert Violin and Danusha Waskiewicz Viola

LacMus Festival

Val Perlana, Abbazia di S. Benedetto in Val Perlana
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 -1791)
Duo in G Major, KV 423 (1783)
Allegro
Adagio
Allegro (Rondeau)

Robert Fuchs (1847 -1927)
From the 12 duets for Violin and Viola op. 60 (1898)
No. 2 „In ruhiger Anmut“
No. 3 „Kräftig bewegt“
No. 5 „Sehr innig, nicht zum langsam“
No. 6 „Heimlich bewegt“
No. 7 „Bewegt, trotzig“

Jean Sibelius (1856 - 1957)
Duo for Violin and Viola in C Major (1891)
Comodo

Bela Bartok (1881 - 1045)
From the 44 Duos for 2 Violins (1931)
No. 32 Dance from Maramaros
No. 17 Hungarian March
No. 36 Bagpipes
No. 35. Ruthenian Kolomeika
No. 13 Wedding Song

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975)
Waltz Nr. 2 from the suite no.1 for Jazz Orchestra (1956)
Allegretto poco moderato

Johann Halvorsen (1864 - 1925)
Passacaglia for Violin and Viola after a theme of the suite no. 7 in g minor for Harpsichord by
Georg Friedrich Händel (1894)

July 14

Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas, Organ Danusha Waskiewicz Viola

LacMus Festival

Tremezzina, Greenway
Sant’Eufemia

Orpheus, poème symphonique de Liszt,
transcription pour alto et orgue 9 min Danusha Waskievic, viola
"Gebet", Hugo Wolf (transcription Reger) + "Ich sehe dich", Max Reger
Gabriel Fauré : Prélude et Fileuse
"Soir d'hiver" Nadia Boulanger

August 19

h. 20

Guy Braunstein Cecilia Ziano violin Danusha Waskiewicz Viola Zvi Plesser Violoncello Gili Schwarzman

FROM MOZART TO BRAHMS – STAR VIOLINIST GUY BRAUNSTEIN AND STRING QUARTET

Kopenhagen , Tivoli Glassalen
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Flute quartet nr. 3, C-dur, KV 285b (1778)
Josef Suk: String quartet nr. 2, op. 31 (1911)
Johannes Brahms: Flute quartet (arrangement of Brahms string quartet nr. 2)

August 21

h. 17

Elma Quartett Danusha Waskiewicz Viola Zvi Plesser Violoncello

WONDERFUL STRINGS - BRAUNSTEIN & THE SWENSEN BROTHERS

Kopenhagen , The Glass Hall Theatre
Ludwig van Beethoven: String quartet nr. 7, F-dur, op. 59 nr. 1 (1808)
Luciano Berio: Duo: 5. Maja, 6. Bruno, 7. Camilla, 19. Annie, 24. Aldo, 8. Peppino Arnold Schönberg: Verklärte Nacht, op 4 (1899)

September 11

Quartetto Prometeo

Milano a Mito

Milano
Bartok Stringquartett nr.4
Ghedini nr.3
Ligeti nr.1
Casella

October 7

h. 20:30

Quartetto Prometeo

Ferrara Music

Ferrara, Teatro Comunale di Ferrara
Antonioni nr.2
Bartok nr.4

October 9

h. 20:30

Quartetto Prometeo

Bologna Festival 2024

Bologna, Oratorio di San Filippo Neri
Antonioni nr.4
Bartok nr. 4

November 19

Quartetto Prometeo

Ars Musica Bruxelles International Contemporary music festival

Bruxelles
Francesco Antonioni nr.4
Carolin Shaw
Salvatore Sciarrino nr.9
Gabriele Manca

November 21

Quartetto Prometeo

Ostrava Festival

Prague, Center for Contemporary Art
Luigi Nono „Fragmente - Stille „

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