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Pärt/Vivaldi Andreas Scholl Morphing Chamber Orchestra

Andreas Scholl


Andreas Scholl has released a series of extraordinary solo recordings including: Wanderer – a disc of German Lied in partnership with pianist Tamar Halperin; O Solitude – an all-Purcell album with Accademia Bizantina which won the 2012 BBC Music Magazine award, Arias for Senesino, Heroes – a disc of arias by Handel, Mozart, Hasse and Gluck, Robert Dowland‘s A Musicall Banquet, Arcadia – a collection of rare and unpublished cantatas by composers from Rome’s Arcadian Circle, Wayfaring Stranger – a selection of specially arranged “Scholl loves the great era of English song English and American folksongs with that stretches from Dowland to Purcell, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Bach and in this concert brought it to life in cantatas with Kammerorchester Basel and Vivaldi Motets with the Australian performances of heart-felt intensity. The Brandenburg Orchestra, all of which canvas of these songs may be small, but are released on Decca. As a prolific Scholl made it seem immense.” recording artist his discography also - Ivan Hewett, The Telegraph includes recordings for Deutsche Grammophon – Handel’s Solomon and Saul with Paul McCreesh and for Harmonia Mundi including Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater; Caldara‘s Maddalena ai piedi di Cristo; and Crystal Tears - lute and consort songs by John Dowland. His DVD releases include productions of Giulio Cesare (for both Decca and Harmonia Mundi), Rodelinda (Warner) and Partenope (Decca). Highlights this season include two important new projects: a collaboration with baroque flautist Dorothee Oberlinger for a recording and concert tour with a programme of cantatas by Bach entitled Small Gifts from Heaven; and with regular collaborators Accademia Bizantina he presents a newly curated programme, Invocazioni Mariane, in celebration of the cult of the Virgin Mary with music by composers from 17th century Italy. Scholl sang his signature operatic role Giulio Cesare in his recent debut at Oper Frankfurt as well as at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and at the 2012 Salzburger Festspiele (opposite Cecilia Bartoli). He has also appeared as Bertarido (Rodelinda) in which he made his debut at both the Glyndebourne Festival Opera and The Metropolitan Opera (opposite Renée Fleming). Concert performances have “[Giulio Cesare is] a role [Andreas included appearances with Berliner Philharmoniker, New Scholl] sings beautifully and York Philharmonic, Royal plays with a dry, twinkle-in-theConcertgebouw Orchestra, eye irony which was captivating.” Boston Symphony Orchestra, and with all the world’s - Opera Magazine leading baroque orchestras; and at the 2005 Last Night of „Giulio Cesare“ with Cecilia the Proms – the first counterBartoli and Andreas Scholl tenor ever to have been nominated for a Grammy 2017! invited. Born in Germany, Andreas Scholl‘s early musical training was with the Kiedricher Chorbuben. He later studied under Richard Levitt and René Jacobs at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. A Grammy nominated artist, he has won numerous awards and prizes including the prestigious ECHO Award for his composition The Emperor‘s New Clothes and The Nightingale released on Deutsche Grammphon.


„Concerts with the Morphing Chamber Orchestra combine joyful mucisianship among good friends with a certainty of highest technical skills. Each concert with Morphing Chamber Orchestra is a highlight in my musical calendar.“ - Andreas Scholl


‚Morphing’ – the core of the ensemble’s name stands for its philosophy to be in the state of constant evolution, metamorphoses and modifications, leading to ground-breaking new musical interpretations while at the same time striving for excellence in performance. Morphing Chamber Orchestra was founded in 2006 by violinist and violist Tomasz Wabnic who ist the artistic director of the ensemble. Since 2006 Morphing Chamber Orchestra challenges itself with diverse projects of a wide range of repertoire from classical music to film music, jazz and contemporary music. The ensemble engages and collaborates with worldknown artists such as Bobby McFerrin or Andreas Scholl, and composers like Arvo Pärt.

“Morphing Chamber Orchestra is a small orchestra with a big spirit – They were great to work with.” - Bobby McFerrin (2011)

The key aspiration of MCO is their approach to perfection in performance combined with flexibility and creativity of interpretation and repertoire. Outstanding young musicians, laureates of numerous international contests, have created a new quality in chamber music. Their life paths have crossed in Vienna’s music world where they came to master their skills. Each performance of Morphing Chamber Orchestra reflects their joy of creating music, performed at the highest, world-class level.


„ ... pure listening pleasure!“ - Radio Ö1

Morphing Chamber Orchestra owns exclusive rights to world premieres of compositions from the archives of the 700-year-old Monastery of Jasna Gora, Poland. The archives contain over 3,000 scores of 400 Polish and forein composers including compositions of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Carl Ditter von Dittersdorf and Joseph Haydn. MCO has made recordings with various television stations (ORF, TVP Kultura, HRT-Croatia) and radio stations (OE1 and Polish Radio 2) as well as several CD recordings for the label Gramola. MCO has performed in concert halls such as the Musikverein Vienna or Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow.

Tomasz Wabnic Artistic Director Tomasz Wabnic had his first public appearance as a musician at the age of four. After studying with the legendary violinist Prof. Jadwiga Kaliszewska in Poznan, Poland, he graduated with distinction from the Vienna Conservatory in 2005 and got his Master at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna in 2009. During his studies, he was the founder and violist of the Fidelio String Quartet, a finalist of the International String Quartet Competition in Australia in 2003. He has worked with conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Ennio Morricone, Gustavo Dudamel or Yakov Kreuzberg, performed chamber concerts with Andreas Scholl, Bobby McFerrin, Richard Tognietti and premiered works of composers such as Arvo Pärt, Pawel Lukaszewski and Krzesimir Debski. He appeared on stage in concert halls such as the Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall of the Moscow Philharmony and the City Opera in Tokyo. In 2006 he founded the Morphing Chamber Orchestra which was also the foundation of the later Morphing Music Institute. Tomasz published 8 CDs for the Musicon label with his old music ensembles Capella Czestochoviensis and Capella Claromontana, 2 CDs with the Morphing Chamber Orchestra on the Gramola and the Polish Radio II label and recorded a String Trio Arrangement of the Goldberg Variations by J.S. Bach under the supervision of Andreas Scholl in 2016. Tomasz made public appearances with Mezzo, arte, ORF, Ö1, TVP (Polish National TV), Polish Radio, TV Russia and performed at festivals such as the Rheingau Musik Festival and the International Festival of Sacred Music Gaude Mater.

J.S. Bach - Kantate - Vergühnte Ruh J.S. Bach - Kantate - Ich habe genug Arvo Pärt - Es sang von langen Jahren Arvo Pärt - Vater unser Arvo Pärt - My Heart’s in the Highlands Arvo Pärt - Wallfahrtslied Antonio Vivaldi - Introduzione al Miserere Filiae Maestae Jerusalem Antonio Vivaldi - Stabat Mater




Morphing Chamber Orchestra & Andreas Scholl - Tomasz Wabnic  


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