Portrait Patricia Kopatchinskaja

Patricia Kopatchinskaja is a phenomenon. For the whirlwind musician from Moldavia, it has always seemed much too boring to just be one of the best violinists of her generation. Of course she has the great violin classics at her fingertips, but at the same time there is nothing she hates more than the unquestioning reproduction of tradition. Her mission is to pass on the fire, and there is hardly any artist around who sends out as many sparks as she does. So she has built up a repertoire ranging from the Middle Ages to the avant-garde, playing with symphony orchestras and with folk groups from Eastern Europe, and brushing standard works the wrong way by placing them in unusual contexts. A total of six concerts spread over the season gives audiences the chance to get to know this highly expressive artist.

And it goes without saying that the spectrum here is extremely wide: Ms Kopatchinskaja appears together with the orchestras of Radio France and SWR under the baton of kindred spirit Teodor Currentzis, she plays in two concerts constructed with sophistication around the hymn »Dies Irae« and Schubert's »Tod und das Mädchen« (Death and the Maiden), and the remaining two evenings of her portrait series are devoted to the Dadaist »Ursonate« by Kurt Schwitters, and to music of this season's spotlight composer György Kurtág, both incorporating performance elements.

Gefördert durch den Freundeskreis Elbphilharmonie + Laeiszhalle e.V.