Jens Peter Maintz, cello
Keiko Tamura, piano
Latica Honda-Rosenberg, violin
Han Wen Jennifer Yu, piano
J. S. Bach: Suite Nr. 3 in C major for Cello solo, BWV 1007
D. Shostakovich: Sonata in D minor for cello and piano, Op. 40
J. S. Bach: Partita in D minor for violin solo, BWV 1004
C. Franck: Sonata in A major for violin and piano
Latica Honda-Rosenberg is among the foremost representatives of the generation of young violinists now established in concert life. Winning the silver medal at the Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow in 1998 paved the way for an international career. Music magazine The Strad wrote at the time: “Her assurance and strength of will immediately brought Heifetz to mind. Her musical idiom and her playing are eloquent, expressive, sensitive and variegated, or in short: wonderful, uplifting.” Her wide repertoire covers Baroque solo concertos and works by other composers ranging from Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and Tchaikovsky to Bartók, Shostakovich and Prokofiev. She also enjoys playing lesser-known concertos. Since 2000 she has been recording exclusively for the Oehms Classics label. Complementing her worldwide activities on the concert platform, she has held a violin professorship at the Musikhochschule in Freiburg since 2003 and in 2009 was appointed professor at the Berlin University of the Arts.
German cellist Jens Peter Maintz studied with David Geringas and has attended masterclasses with great cellist such as Heinrich Schiff, Boris Pergamenschikow, Frans Helmerson and Siegfried Palm. He has also been deeply influenced by his study of chamber music with Uwe Martin Haiberg and Walter Levin. In 1994 he sent a blast of fresh air through the music world by winning first prize at the ARD International Music Competition, the first cellist to do so for 17 years. He has been the principal cellist of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and has performed around the world as a member of the famous Trio Fontenay. He founded the cello duo Cello Duello with Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt and since 2006 has been the principal cellist of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, on the personal invitation of Claudio Abbado. He is renowned as a versatile soloist and is a highly sought after chamber musician. Since 2004 he has been a professor at the University of the Arts in Berlin, where he teaches an exceptionally successful class of young cellists.