18th April 2019:  Schaghajegh Nosrati debuts at Pierre Boulez Saal Berlin (Germany) on 26th April 2019

After highly praised performances at prestigious venues and festivals like Vienna Musikverein, Mozarteum Salzburg, BOZAR Brussels, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and Lucerne Festival the pianist Schaghajegh Nosrati now is invited by Daniel Barenboim to give her debut at the Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin (Germany). The young pianist takes the Pierre Boulez Saal stage in place of Radu Lupu, who had to withdraw from his recital due to illness. Schaghajegh Nosrati, who currently completes her studies with Sir András Schiff at the Barenboim-Said Akademie, presents an evening dedicated to the key of C minor: Johann Sebastian Bach’s Partita No. 2 (see video) is juxtaposed with a pair of iconic sonatas, Beethoven’s “Grande Sonate Pathétique” and Schubert’s late work D 958.

16th May 2019 Stepan Simonian’s (piano) new CD with J. S. Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” will be released on May 17 by the German label CAvI Music.

Stepan Simonian is a multiple prize winner at international competitions, among them the 2nd prize at the prestigious International Bach Competition Leipzig (2012). After his highly acclaimed debut CD with J.S. Bach’s “Toccatas for piano” (2012, Genuin Classics) and his 2nd CD with A. Chachaturian’s “Piano Concerto” and “Concerto Rhapsody” (with the State Orchestra of the Rheinische Philharmonie under the baton of Daniel Raiskin, cpo 2018), the former student and assistent of E. Koroliov and now himself a professor at the Hochschule für Musik Hamburg is one of the most important Bach interpreters of the younger generation in our time. 


6th May 2019: General Management for Omar Massa (bandoneon)

“…one of the great authorities on his instrument, equally at home in baroque music as in Argentine tango”
Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany)

Omar Massa is a bandoneon player, composer and arranger from Buenos Aires – Argentina, based in Europe since 2016.
Regarded by the critics as an expert on Astor Piazzolla’s music – whose work he has interpreted from the age of six – Omar has often been the connecting bridge between classical music and Argentine tango music.
He has performed and participated in projects with internationally renowned artists such as Placido Domingo, Eugene Kohn (Conductor of Maria Callas, Luciano Pavarotti), Bruno Delepelaire (1st Cello soloist, Berlin Philharmonic), Tomasz Tomaszewski (Concertmaster, Deutsche Oper Berlin), Máté Szücs (1st Viola soloist, Berlin Philharmonic), Markus Däunert (Concertmaster & co-founder of Claudio Abbado’s Mahler Chamber Orchestra), and Janne Saksala (1st Double Bass soloist, Berlin Philharmonic).
Omar has been a pioneer in taking his instrument to concert halls to play works from the academic repertoire, especially those from the European and Latin American Baroque. He already has performed at prestigious halls like Lincoln Center New York, Reithalle Offenburg, National Concert Hall in Dublin, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires and the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexiko-Stadt.
As a soloist he has performed with symphony orchestras and chamber groups like the Asturias Symphony Orchestra, the Romanian National Radio Orchestra, the Buenos Aires Philharmonic, the Moldova Philharmonic Orchestra, the Biel Solothurn Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonic Stat Sibiu, the Brasov Philharmonic, the Kamerata Kronstadt among others.

On 19th May 2019 Omar Massa will debut at Berlin Philharmonie. At the gala concert of the PHIL HARMONIKA festival 2019, which will be held under the auspices of the Embassy of Argentina, together with the Berlin Senator for culture and Europe, Dr. Klaus Lederer, Omar Massa, Pavlin Nechev (piano) and the string section of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra will perform the premiere of Massa’s “Concerto for Bandoneon, Piano, and String Orchestra”.