Maximilian MangoldClassical Guitar

Ensembles with:

Duo with Mirjam Schröder (Harp)

Mirjam Schröder, Harfe. Harp. Born in 1978 in Karlsruhe, Mirjam Schröder started to study the piano before taking up the harp at the age of eleven. She began her studies in 1996 at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Brussels. Since 1998 she has been enrolled at the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold, where she studied with Catherine Michel and Godelieve Schrama. She has been distinguished at several international competitions. In 1999 she won a 1st Prize at the International Harp Competition held by the Reinl-Stiftung in Munich, and in 2002 she won a 1st Prize at the International Harp Competition „Arpista Ludovico“ in Madrid. She has occasionally played in the Rundfunksymphonieorchester of the SWR Stuttgart as well as in the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie in Herford. Since September 2003 she has held an internship at the Landestheater Detmold. At the 53rd ARD International Music Competition in 2004 she was awarded the 3rd Prize as well as the Audience Prize sponsored by the Theodor-Rogler-Stiftung.

Programs

Programs 1, 2 and 6 can be made GEMA-free on request.

Romantic String Sounds
Works by Enrique Granados, Ferdinando Carulli, Louis Spohr, Máximo Diego Pujol i.a.
Soirée Espagnol
Spanish Music by Franciso Serrano, Alberto Rodriguez Molina, Joaquin Rodrigo i.a.
Tanguisimo
Argentinian and brasilian composition by Sergio Bosser, Narciso Saul, Marco Pereira, Alberto Ginastera, i.a.
FIESTA!
Spanish and south american music (combination of program 2 and 3)
From Barock to Tango
Works by Vivaldi, Giuliani, Máximo Diego Pujol i.a.
Longing for the South
Spanish, italian and south american music.
String Impressions
Works by Juan Manuel Cortes, Ulrich Leyendecker, Juriaan Andriessen, Timo Jouko Hermann, Konstantin Vassiliev i.a.
String Play
New music by Dieter Mack, Ulrich Leyendecker, Cord Mejering, Jörg-Peter Mittmann, i.a.
Night Sounds
Nocturnal pieces by Benjamin Britten, Veit Erdmann-Abele, Ulrich Leyendecker, Marcel Tournier i.a.
Press Reviews

Duo with Heike Nicodemus (Travers flute)

Heike Nicodemus, travers flute, is a demanded specialist on her instrument and gives numerous concerts as a soloist, chamber musician and orcherstermusician. After successfully graduated recorder studies with Prof. Dr. Ulrich Thieme at the college for music and theater Hannover, she studied flauto traverso first with Prof. Dr. Linde Brunmayr at the college of music Trossingen. The continuous intense comittment with the historic performance practice began already during her recorder studies. Later she studied with the outstanding Traversflutist Barthold Kuijken at the royal conservatoire in Den Hague and obtained already after 2 years the admittance for the concert exam. During her studies the contact with different leading baroque orchestras appeared. So she appeared among others with „Concerto Cologne“, „The small concert“, the „Stuttgart baroque orchestra“, „l’Arpa firm aunt Munich“, „Chursächsische Capelle Leipzig“, „Sol Sol La Sol Salzburg“. In 1995 she took part at opening the Salzburg festivals, in 2000 at the Göttinger Händel festival. Numerous radio broadcasting, television shots and CD-releases (among others with Teldec and Capriccio) followed. As a teacher she was active on different music festivals, among others at the „International festival of music weeks Innsbruck“. Since 2002 she teaches Traversflöte and historic performance practice in the universites for music in Karlsruhe and Trossingen.

Programs

All Programs are GEMA-free.

„Das klinget so herrlich“ - W. A. Mozart arranged by his contemporaries
Ferdinando Carulli (1770-1841): Quintette de Mozart op. 156 (arrangé pour Guitare et Flute)
W.A. Mozart/J.G. Busch: Arias from „Figaros Hochzeit“ (an edition issued in 1838/39)
Fernando Sor (1778-1839): Introduction and Variations on „Das klinget so herrlich“ from the Zauberflöte (Solo Guitar)
W.A. Mozart: Arias from „Die Entführung aus dem Serail“ (after an anonymous issue of 1792)
W.A. Mozart: Sonata A Major KV 331/332 (arranged by Andreas Traeg, about 1803)
Romantic Serenades
Works by Franz Schubert, Francesco Molino, Caspar Joseph Mertz, ia.
Romantic Sounds – Songs without words
Works byFranz Schubert, Friedrich Burgmüller, Miguel Llobet (historical and modern guitar).
„Bella Italia“
Works by Mauro Giuliani, Francesco Molino, Ferdinando Carulli, i.a.
„Welche Wonne, welche Lust - Oper für zwei“
Fantasies and Arias from classical and romantic operas. Works by Gioachino Rossini, Carl Maria von Weber, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Arrangements from the first half of the 19. century: Luigi Piccianti, Caspar Joseph Mertz, i.a.
Press Reviews

Duo with Clemens Löschmann (Tenor)

The Tenor Clemens Löschmann was born in Berlin where he studied with Professor Johannes Hoefflin at the academy of music and participated in master classes with Aribert Reimann and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. He was awarded with scholarships from the Gotthardt-Schierse-Stiftung, the Komische Oper Berlin and the Richard-Wagner-Stiftung. He took part in numerous opera productions of several opera houses and opera companies including Berlin, Hamburg, Vienna and Zurich. Clemens Löschmann was engaged at the opera house in Bremen and has been working as a guest artist at internationally renowned opera houses including the Komische Oper Berlin, the Oper Frankfurt/Main, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genua and the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. Within the classic and contemporary oratorio and concert repertoire Clemens Löschmann is a soloist of great demand for all the major tenor roles of his type. The great evangelist and tenor parts of Bach’s oratorios and cantatas are central for his concert repertoire. Besides the classic lied repertoire Clemens Löschmann has dedicated himself to contemporary compositions within his recitals. Concert trips have taken him through several countries of Europe. He participated in numerous first performances as well as in many radio, television and CD productions. Clemens Löschmann holds a teaching assignment at the academy of music in Bremen.

Programs

Programme 1 ist GEMA-frei. Programm 4 kann auf Wunsch GEMA-frei gestaltet werden.

„Come again sweet love“
English Songs bei John Dowland, Henry Purcell and Benjamin Britten
„Leise flehen meine Lieder“ - Franz Schubert & his Time
Songs by Franz Schubert, Louis Spohr, Carl Maria von Weber
„Bella Italia“
Songs by Giuliani, Nava, Carulli and Castelnuovo-Tedesco
„Longing for the South“
Italian and spanish songs by Giuliani, Carulli, Manuel de Falla, Fernando Sor, Miguell Llobet, i.a.
Press Reviews

Duo with Stephanie Hamburger (Flute)

Stephanie Hamburger, Flute, was born in Munich. She studied in Munich with Jochen Gärtner and in Basel as a master-class student of Peter-Lukas Graf. As a prize-winner of national and international contests, among others the „German music contest“, the „Federal choice of the German music council“, the „International Kuhlau-contest Uelzen“, the „International contest for flautists in Kobe“ (Japan) she was engaged as a soloist by numerous German and foreign orchestras. She gave concerts at international festivals like the Schleswig – Holstein festival, the Ludwigsburger festival, the Echternacher festival, the Mozart’s festival Würzburg. Radio broadcasting, television shots and CDs are present in different chamber-music ensembles. Stephanie Hamburger was a solo flautist on radio symphony orchestra Basel. Today she lives in Munich and is a Teacher at the Richard Strauss conservatoire.

Programs
Tangos, Milongas, Danzas
Works by Piazzolla, Pujol, Villa-Lobos, Millet and Ponce
Duets
by Bach, Giuliani, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Granados and Piazzolla
Press Reviews

Trio „Kontraste“ with Stephanie Hamburger (Flute) and Christian Euler (Viola)

Stephanie Hamburger, Flute, was born in Munich. She studied in Munich with Jochen Gärtner and in Basel as a master-class student of Peter-Lukas Graf. As a prize-winner of national and international contests, among others the „German music contest“, the „Federal choice of the German music council“, the „International Kuhlau-contest Uelzen“, the „International contest for flautists in Kobe“ (Japan) she was engaged as a soloist by numerous German and foreign orchestras. She gave concerts at international festivals like the Schleswig – Holstein festival, the Ludwigsburger festival, the Echternacher festival, the Mozart’s festival Würzburg. Radio broadcasting, television shots and CDs are present in different chamber-music ensembles. Stephanie Hamburger was a solo flautist on radio symphony orchestra Basel. Today she lives in Munich and is a Teacher at the Richard Strauss conservatoire.

Christian Euler, Viola, studied at the famous Juilliard School in New York. He finished his studies with the „Master’s Degree“. Margaret Pardee, Walter Trampler, Ulf Hoelscher and particularly Emanuel Vardi in New York belonged to his teachers. He also visited master courses with Joseph Gingold and Bruno Giuranna. From 1984 to 1991 Christian Euler was one of the solo viola players of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Besides solo concerts in Germany, Italy, Canada and the USA he appears frequently in chamber music ensembles. He was a member of Philadelphia Chamber ensembles. Among his chamber music partners for example Franco Gulli, Bruno Giuranna, Natalia Gutman and Radu Lupu. In 1991 Christian Euler was appointed as a professor for viola and chamber music to the college for music and representing art in Graz (Austria).

Programs
Trios
by Diabelli, David, Takacs, Matiegka
Trios and Duos
by Bach, Badings, Kreutzer, de Falla and Piazzolla
Trios from the 20th century
by David, Takacs, Badings, Kelterborn
Press Reviews

Duo with Jeanette Pitkevica (Violin)

Jeanette Pitkevica, born in Riga, Latvia, is often described by her critics as a “young high flyer” and “whiz-kid”. She graduated in February 2007 in the “Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst” in Mannheim, Germany, with a shiny note of 1.0 by Prof. Walery Gradow. After that, she completed a postgraduate study for solo violin with Prof. Walery Gradow and Prof. Marco Rizzi, which ended in 2010 with a brilliant concert in Rosengarten in Mannheim. Because of her “string passion” both professional audiences and the press defined her as an “instrumental acrobat” and “witch master”, who through fine-tuning and sensitive, differentiated play mesmerized the listeners with shading richness and intensity.

Jeanette Pitkevica is the winner of numerous competitions: among others competition of the music schools in Latvia; international B. Dvarionas competition, Vilnius / Lithuania; international J. Heifetz competition, Vilnius / Lithuania. Until 2006 Scholarship holder Wilhelm-Müller-Stiftung, Mannheim. 2007 Award of the DAAD-Prize for foreign students. From December 2009 – 2012 scholarship holder of the “Live Yehudi Music Menuhin Now”.

As part of her international concert activities, she has performed in Latvia, Lithuania, Switzerland, Italy and England. She has enjoyed great success as a soloist in the solo and chamber music concerts in Tel Aviv, Heifa and Yafa / Israel. From 2006 to 2014 she was the first concertmaster of the Festival Orchestra of the Zwingenberg Castle Festival and since 2007 co-organizer and musical director of the “Konzertreihe in Viernheim”. Since the summer of 2015, Jeanette Pitkevica has been teaching at the “Hochschule für Musik” in Mannheim as assistant to Professor Marco Rizzi.

Programs
Longing for the South
Virtuoso Duos by Paganini, Giuliani, Granados, Piazzolla, i.a.
Latin Dance
Works by Piazzolla, Pujol, Millet, Barrios, i.a.
Spain and South America
Works by Machado, Cordero, Piazzolla, de Falla, i.a.
From Baroque to Tango
Works by Vivaldi, Molino, Piazzolla, i.a.
Romantic Stringsounds
Works by Schubert, Paganini, Mertz, Burgmüller, i.a.
Press Reviews

Vlach Quartett Prag and Maximilian Mangold

Prag Vlach Quartet (Jana Vlachová, Violin – Karel Stadtherr, Violin – Jirí Kabát, Viola and Mikael Ericsson, Violoncello). The quartet was created in 1982. In 1985 it gained an important success as a prize-winner of the international string quartet contest in Portsmouth in England. In 1988 it was invited by the Hindemith Corporation to the international master courses of the famous Melos quartet in Switzerland. A quotation from the appreciation of the Melos quartet: „Jana Vlachová radiates as a Primarius of the ensemble a special charisma which ties up not only the listener, but also guarantees absolute homogeneity in the ensemble and leads about the virtuoso playing of middle voices up to great supplement by the cellist Mikael Ericsson“. During its career the quartet gained a large number of prices:

  • In 1991 price of the Czech chamber music association
  • In 1992 price of the Czech music funds of the CD with recordings of Smetana and Janácek
  • In 1995 the quartet gets a contract from the record company NAXOS for the complete chamber music work of Dvorák on 15 CDs
  • In 1997 Japan debut – the concert was transferred by the television broadcast station NHK
  • In 1997 residence ensemble of the Salamanca-Hall in Japanese Gifu
  • In 2000 price of the „German record criticism“ for the CD of the „Esquisses Hébraiques“ with the clarinettist Dieter Klöcker

The current Discographie counts 30 CDs and every year three to four new ones are being published. The Vlach quartet gives concerts not only in whole Europe (most frequently in Germany, Sweden, Denmark and Spain), but also in the USA, in Japan and New Zealand. It appeared in a large number of wellknown festivals, as for example Schleswig – Holstein music festival, Scharwenka festival Lübeck, Sandwiken (Sweden), Santorini (Greece), Auckland (New Zealand), Wiltz (Luxembourg), Tivoli (Copenhagen). It also played in important series of concerts of celebrated concert halls in Prague, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Luxembourg, Stuttgart and others. Its concerts were transferred frequently by broadcasting stations: from the Bavarian radio broadcasting, Swedish radio broadcasting, Danish radio broadcasting, Radio France, Czech radio broadcasting. Celebrated artists help in the interpretation of quintets and other chamber music works. To them belong, e.g.: E. Brunner, D. Klöcker, E. Trenkner, J. Jando, I. Klánsk ý. J. Simon the Janácek quartet among others.

Programs
Italian Serenades
Works by Boccherini, Puccini, Wolf and Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Soirée Espagnole
Works by Arriaga, Torroba, Turina, Rodrigo and Boccherini
Latino-American Chamber Music
Works by Brouwer, Pujol, Piazzolla and Villa-Lobos
Press Reviews