Emanuel Abbühl, oboe
Kimiko Imani, piano, harpsichord
Felix Renggli, flute
Thomas Haberlah, piano
J. S. Bach: Sonata for flute, oboe and harpsichord No. 3 in G minor, BWV 1029
F. Liszt: Années de pèlerinage – 1st Year: Suisse, suite for piano, S. 160
Mvt .4 Au bord d‘une source (Beside a spring)
B. A. Zimmermann: Concerto for oboe and small orchestra
M. Ravel: Sonatine for piano in F sharp minor, M. 40 (arrangement for flute and piano by D. Walther)
R. Schumann: Adagio and Aleggro for oboe and piano, op. 70
A. Moeschinger: Fables for flute and oboe
A. Dvorák: Sonatina in G major, op. 100, for flute and piano (Indian Lament)
The concert features two outstanding soloists: flautist Felix Renggli and oboist Emanuel Abbühl, both from Switzerland. Accompanied by excellent pianists, they will perform a varied programme consisting both of well-known works by Bach, Schumann, Dvořák and Ravel and of pieces by rarely heard composers such as Bernd Aloïs Zimmermann and Albert Moeschinger.
Flautist Felix Renggli, who teaches at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano (Switzerland), and oboist Emanuel Abbühl, a professor at the University of Music and Arts in Mannheim and at the City of Basel Music Academy, are both acclaimed concert musicians and established soloists, chamber musicians and orchestral players. Felix Renggli has played as principal flute in various orchestras including the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, the Tonhalle Orchestra in Zurich, the St Gallen Symphony Orchestra, the European Chamber Orchestra and the Camerata Bern. He gives frequent concerts as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe and in South America, the United States, Japan, Korea and China. Emanuel Abbühl, who is also an honorary member of the Royal Academy of music in London, has been principal oboe with the Basel Symphony Orchestra and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and from 2006 to 2015 held the same position with the London Symphony Orchestra under Sir Colin Davis, Bernard Haitink and Valery Gergiev.
Pianist Thomas Haberlah is a professor at the Hochschule für Musik in Hanover and frequently acts as accompanist at international music festivals and masterclasses with musicians such as Hartmut Rohde, Karl-Heinz Steffens, Andrea Lieberknecht and Felix Renggli, among others. As a soloist and a member of chamber ensembles, he performs both at home and around Europe, while his concert career has also taken him on tours of Korea and Japan. Japanese pianist Kimiko Imani graduated in piano from the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold. After completing her studies, she became involved with numerous chamber music projects and developed collaborations with renowned soloists such as Emanuel Abbühl, Albrecht Mayer, Lucas Macías Navarro, Guilhaume Santana and Alexei Ogrintchouk. She currently teaches at the University of the Arts in Berlin and the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, also in Berlin.
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