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Avenhaus, Doruk & Lee

August 8th 2014

Silke Avenhaus – piano (Germany)

Emotionality paired with sense of form, sensitivity, creativity and curiosity - these are the qualities attributed by music critics to the pianist Silke Avenaus for her international concert appearances and for her more than 20 CD productions.
Her solo concerts and her much-in-demand appearances in chamber music ensembles have taken Silke Avenhaus thoughout Europe, the USA and South East Asia. She has appeared in concert halls such as the Wigmore Hall in London, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, in the Salle Gaveau in Paris, the Brahms-Saal of the Wiener Musikverein, in the Philharmonie in Cologne, Munich and Berlin as well as in the Carnegie Recital Hall, New York.
She has accepted invitations to the Marlboro Music Festival, to the Chamber Musuc Festivals in Prussia Cove and Moritzburg, to the Berliner Festwochen and to the Rheingau Music Festival, to the Salzburg Festspielen, the Lucerne Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Klavier-Festival Ruhr and to the Beethovenfest in Bonn. Silke Avenhaus has made guest appearances with the NDR Sinfony Orchestra Hamburg, the Berlin Radio Sinfony Orchestra, the German Radiophilharmonie and with the Munich Chamber Orchstra.
Born in the city of Karlsruhe, Germany, Silke won a number of competitions at an early age, studied with Bianca Bodalia and Klaus Schilde (University of Music and Performing Arts Munich), György Sebök (Indiana University, Bloomington) and with Sandor Végh and Andras Schiff.
Silke Avenhaus performs together with artists such as Tabea Zimmermann, Thomas Zehetmair, Benjamin Schmid, Christoph Poppen, Isabelle Faust, Marie-Luise Neunecker, Jörg Widmann, Clemens Hagen and with Sabine Meyer in the Ensemble Collage. An especially close musical affinitybrought her together with Quirine Viersen and Antje Weithaas, with both of whom she has produced several CDs.
Various composers have written works for which she has given first perfomances, for example Wilfried Hiller, Jörg Widmann, Magnar Aam, Akikazu Nakamura, Helmut Eder and Detlef Glanert.
In only a few years Silke Avenhaus recorded more than 20 CDs with solo works, chamber music and orchestral pieces, among others for EMI, ECM, Koch, Tudor, cpo, Berlin Classics, CAvi and harmona mundi. Included in these are works for Violin and Piano by Szymanowski (with Thomas Zehetmair), Beethoven Cello sonatas (with Quirine Viersen), Schumann Violin sonatas (with Isabelle Faust), the "Quartett vom Ende der Zeit" (with the Munch-Trio and Charles Neidich), Mozart's concert aria "Ch' io mi scordi di te" (with Juliane Banse and the Munich Chamber Orchestra under Christoph Poppen), the "Concertino von Triebensee" (with the German Kammerphilharmonie), piano trios by Beethoven, Hiller and Mendelssohn (with the Munch-Trio).
The CD "leggiero, pesante", recorded together with the Rosamunde Quartett and Anja Lechner and with chamber music by Silvestrow, was nominated for the Grammy Award
200. She recorded the Brahms Piano Quintett with the Arcanto Quartett.
Most recently, various CDs have appeared with solo works: First recordings of Alexander von Zemlinsky (Naxos), the "Buch der Sterne" by Wilfried Hiller as well as piano pieces by Robert Schumann and Peter Tschaikowsky.
The CD-Edition consisting of Anthologies from Brahms, Schubert, Mendelssohn and French composers , produced together with Antje Weithaas on the CAvi label, is being continued.
Silke Avenhaus teaches at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich and as a regular lecturer at the Villa Musica.
For Silke Avenhaus, bringing "classical music" to children and young people is of special importantance, whether it be with audio books for children, via workshops or taking part in the "Rhapsody in School" project initiated by Lars Vogt.

Dorukhan Doruk – cello (Turkey)

Prize winner of many international competitions, Dorukhan Doruk is one of the leading young cellists in Turkey. Born in 1991 in Istanbul and began studying cello in 2000 with Dilbağ Tokay in his hometown. He continued his studies with Claus Kanngiesser in Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, and with Truls Mørk at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo.
He won numerous awards at international competitions such as 1st prize and 5 special awards at the Antonio Janigro Cello Competition in Croatia, 1st prize at the Liezen Cello Competition in Austria, 3rd prize at the Bodensee Music Competition in Germany, 1st prize at the Lions European Music Competition in Belgium, 1st prize at the International Young Musicians Competition “Citta di Barletta” in Italy and 1st prize at the International German and Austrian Music Competition in Bulgaria. In 2011 he has been awarded as “Young Musician of the Year” at the Donizetti Classical Music Awards.
He made his debut as a soloist when he was 13. Since then, he performed with various orchestras such as Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, Izmir State Symphony Orchestra, Eskisehir Symphony Orchestra, Zagreb Soloists, Slovak Sinfonietta, Budapest Strings, Junge Philharmonie Köln, Les Symphonistes Européens, Orchestra Baskent, Filarmonia Istanbul and Presidential Symphony Orchestra of Turkey.
Doruk performed in prestigous festivals such as Verbier Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Eskisehir Festival, Kronberg Academy, Rutesheim Cello Academy and in June 2014 he is going to perform as a soloist at the opening concert of the 42. Istanbul Music Festival. In some masterclasses and workshops he had the opportunity to work with renown cellists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Truls Mørk, Gary Hoffman, David Geringas, Steven Isserlis, Ralph Kirshbaum, Jens Peter Maintz, Torleif Thédeen, Antonio Meneses, Philippe Muller, Peter Bruns, Joel Krosnick, Wolfgang Boetcher. In 2013 he participated to the Seiji Ozawa International Academy
He was a scholar of the DAAD for 4 years and he is also laureate of other foundations such as Villa Musica, Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now, Dr. Carl-Dörken Stiftung, Doms Stiftung. He is being supported as a scholar of the project “Güher&Süher Pekinel-Young Musicians on World Stages” with financial support of Edin Family.
Doruk plays on a Nicolas Lupot cello from the 19th century, which was provided him by the generosity of the above named project.

Jehye Lee – violin (South Korea)

Jehye Lee wurde 1986 in Seoul/Südkorea geboren und begann mit sieben Jahren ihr Geigenstudium bei Prof. Nam Yun Kim an der Korean National University of Arts. Im Anschluss setzte sie ihr Studium bei Prof. Miriam Fried am New England Conservatory in Boston/USA fort, wo sie 2009 ihren Masterabschluss erhielt. Auf Einladung der Kronberg Academy studierte sie seit Oktober 2010 als „Young Soloist" bei Prof. Ana Chumachenco in Deutschland. Das Studium wurde durch das Gingko-Stipendium ermöglicht.

Seit Oktober 2013 ist Jehye Lee 1. Konzertmeisterin bei den Augsburger Philharmonikern und studiert dazu mit ihrem Klaviertrio "Gaon" an der Hochschule für Musik und Theater in München bei Prof. Christoph Poppen und Prof. Friedemann Berger.

Jehye Lee ist Preisträgerin zahlreicher internationaler Wettbewerbe:
Sie gewann unter anderem jeweils den 3. Platz beim Internationalen Violinwettbewerb Sion Valais in der Schweiz (2002) und beim Yehudi-Menuhin-Wettbewerb in England (2004). 2005 gewann sie den 2. Preis beim Wettbewerb des Prager Frühlings. Im gleichen Jahr wurde sie mit dem 1. Preis, dem Publikums- und dem Sarasate-Preis beim Internationalen Pablo Sarasate-Violinwettbewerb in Spanien ausgezeichnet. 2009 gewann Jehye Lee den 1. Preis beim internationalen Violinwettbewerb Leopold Mozart in Augsburg und wurde zusätzlich mit dem Publikums- und Kammermusik-Sonderpreis geehrt. Darüber hinaus gewann sie 2011 den 3. Preis beim Internationalen Tchaikovsky-Wettbewerb in St. Petersburg und erhielt außerdem den Sonderpreis für die beste Interpretation eines Mozart Konzertes. Jehye Lee hat damit erstmals in der Geschichte Koreas, die höchste Plazierung bei diesem prestigevollem Wettbewerb errungen.

Als Solistin trat Jehye Lee mit der Nordböhmischen Philharmonie Teplice, dem Wiener Mozartorchester, dem Bilbao Sinfonieorchester, dem Kammerorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, dem Mariinsky Orchester unter der Leitung von Valery Gergiev und dem Münchener Rundfunkorchester auf. Sie konzertierte in Sälen wie dem Seoul Arts Center, der Jordan Hall in Boston, der Dvořák Hall in Prag, der Victoria Hall in Genf, dem Prinzregententheater in München oder dem Grand Theater in Bordeaux. Als Kammermusikerin wird Jehye Lee regelmäßig zu Festivals eingeladen. Sie arbeitete mit Künstlern wie András Schiff, Yuri Bashmet, Gary Hoffman, Menahem Pressler, Misha Maisky, Frans Helmerson, Gidon Kremer, Tatjana Grindenko und Miriam Fried zusammen.