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Kei Shirai, violin

Emily Körner, violin

Janis Lielbardis, viola

Ludwig Chamber Players

Chambermusic
with passion

Gen Yokosaka, cello

Ryutaro Hei, bass

Dirk Altmann, clarinet

Hanno Dönneweg,
bassoon

Wolfgang Wipfler, horn

About LCP

For more than a decade, the Ludwig Chamber Players (LCP) have been a fixture on Japanese and German concert stages. In spring 2013, the ensemble made its debut at the prestigious Tokyo Spring Festival. The joy of playing combined with stirring virtuosity was celebrated by the audience. The different musical influences – the musicians come from 7 different nations – lead to the special interpretations of the ensemble. Regular tours to Japan, as well as concerts at the SWR Festival in Schwetzingen, the Ettlinger Schlossfestspiele, “La Folle Journée au Japon”, the Gewandhaus Leipzig, the Konzerthaus Berlin and the Beethoven-Haus Bonn underline their reputation. Critics have praised not only the ensemble’s interpretations of Viennese classical music, but also its many arrangements. Most of these are written by the ensemble itself. One of the highlights of the Beethoven Jubilee Season will be a concert given in co-operation with the Intern. Hugo-Wolf-Akademie, SÜDWESTRUNDFUNK and the music label CPO with new versions of the song cycles “An die ferne Geliebte” and “Adelaide” in arrangements by A.N. Tarkmann and M.UCKI. The Turkish-Viennese tenor Ilker Arcayürek took over the vocal part. Further albums have been released by the audiophile label TACET, including music for clarinet by W.A. Mozart. A CD of music by Sergei Prokofiev (TACET) was hailed by the press as a “contemporary chamber music document”. It was nominated for the International Classical Music Award. The ensemble and composer enjoyed great success with the Japanese premiere of YATTSU. This work was commissioned by LCP from Johannes Maria Staud for the Beethoven Jubilee.

Cast

Kei Shirai, violin
Emily Körner, violin
Janis Lielbardis, viola
Gen Yokosaka, cello
Ryutaro Hei, bass
Dirk Altmann, clarinet
Hanno Dönneweg, bassoon
Wolfgang Wipfler, horn

Get in touch

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Japan office

Kumiko Hirose
kumikotopyon [at] gmail.com
+81-(0)90-8878-7684