Solo- and Ensemble-Works by
Mirjam Budday ~ Oboe
A concert recording from the
Sound - and Mastering-Engineer: Andreas Otto Grimminger
CD Audio, DDD, ca. 61 min.,
Performance & Works
Camille Saint-Saëns ~ Sonata for Bassoon and Piano in G major Op. 168
Maurice Ravel ~ La Valse for solo Piano
Edward Longstaff ~ Aegeus
Francis Poulenc ~ Trio for Piano, Oboe and Bassoon
The Abramski Trio decided to form a permanent ensemble after a successful informal concert at the Monastery in Maulbronn and have gone on to perform regularly together. The group is made up of young musicians who met during studies at the College of Music in Stuttgart. Whilst playing together at the Badischen Staatstheater in Karlsruhe during the 2003/04 season a spontaneous Trio concert turned into something much more...
The ensemble decided to make it their aim to perform seldom played works for double reed instruments in the unconventional form of Oboe, Bassoon and Piano, similar to the classical Piano trio. Composers such as Poulenc and Francaix are well known for their lively, humorous and imaginative wind chamber music, the performance of which the young musicians of the Abramski trio are ably adept to perform. The role of Pianist Ron Abramski is not just to sensitively accompany but through his solo performances to complement each concert.
In 2006 the Abramski trio performed in the renowned concert series in the Monastery at Maulbronn and in September 2007 were finalists in the "2nd International European Chamber music competition" in Karlsruhe.
For further information go to www.abramskitrio.de
Rebekah Abramski has been the Solo-Contrabassoonist with the Baden State Opera in Karlsruhe since September 2003. Before this she spent two years with the Stuttgart Opera playing both bassoon and contrabassoon. Rebekah began her studies at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester, England, where she was taught by Graham Salvage, principal bassoonist of the Hallé Orchestra. After her A levels she continued her studies from 1996-2000 in Manchester at the Royal Northern College of Music with Edward Warren and subsequently Alan Pendlebury, principal bassoonist with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. During this time she won the RNCM bassoon prize and scholarships from the Philharmonia/Martin Musical scholarship fund and the Countess of Munster Trust. Being awarded the King Edward VII British-German Foundation scholarship made possible a further three years of study in Stuttgart at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst with Prof. Marc Engelhardt.
Ron Abramski studied under Ryszard Bakst at the Chethams School of Music in Manchester. During this time at the age of 14 he performed the Chopin Piano Concerto Nr. 1 in e minor with the Chethams Chamber Orchestra and gave a private concert for Witold Lutoslawski of Lutoslawskis Piano Concerto, after which Lutoslawski proclaimed him as a "great Talent". In 1993 during his time at Chethams and later at the Guildhall school of Music in London he studied with Maria Curcio a former student of Artur Schnabel, the following year he was invited to perform in the Musique de Chambre à l'Empéri Festival in Salon de Provence, France. In 1996 he performed as soloist in both the Royal Festival Hall and the Barbican Centre in London playing the "Carneval of the Animals" and in 1998 he was a piano finalist in the BBC Young Musicians competition. In 1999 he performed Messiaen's Oiseaux Exotiques as part of "Visions: The Music of Olivier Messiaen" festival and made his Wigmore Hall recital debut as a winner of the Worshipful Company of Musicians "Maisie Lewis Young Artists Awards". Mr. Abramski has received scholarships from the KPMG/Martin Musical Scholarship Fund and the Hattori Foundation. As the winner of the Yehudi Menuhin/English Speaking Union Scholarship 2000 for the Banff Centre for the Arts, he recently performed in Canada's Banff Arts Festival, and received a standing ovation. Mr. Abramski was selected as a winner of the 2001 UK Making Music Young Concert Artist Awards and performed numerous concerts throughout the UK since. From 2001 to 2003 he studied privately with Cristina Ortiz in London and since April 2005 he is a student of Prof. Dr. h.c. Fany Solter at the University of Music, Karlsruhe, Germany.
Jean Françaix (1912-1997):
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921):
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937):
Edward Longstaff (*1965):
Francis Poulenc (1899-1963):
Publishing culture in its authentic form entails for us capturing and recording for posterity outstanding performances and concerts. The performers, audience, opus and room enter into an intimate dialogue that in its form and expression, its atmosphere, is unique and unrepeatable. It is our aim, the philosophy of our house, to enable the listener to acutely experience every facet of this symbiosis, the intensity of the performance. The results are unparalleled interpretations of musical and literary works, simply - audiophile snapshots of permanent value.
The concerts in Maulbronn monastery, which we document with this edition, supply, in many ways, the ideal conditions for our aspirations. It is, above all, the atmosphere of the romantic, candle-lit arches, the magic of the monastery in its unadulterated sublime presence and tranquillity that impresses itself upon the performers and audience of these concerts. Renowned soloists and ensembles from the international arena repeatedly welcome the opportunity to appear here - enjoying the unparalleled acoustic and architectural beauty of this World Heritage Site (monastery church, cloister gardens, lay refectory, etc.), providing exquisite performances of secular and sacred music.
Under the patronage of the Evangelical Seminar, the Maulbronn Monastery Cloister Concerts were instigated in 1968 with an abundance of musical enthusiasm and voluntary leadership. Within the hallowed walls of the classical grammar and boarding school, existent for more than 450 years, some of society's great thinkers, poets and humanists, such as Kepler, Hölderlin, Herwegh and Hesse received their first impressions. The youthful elan, the constructive participation of the pupils, continuing the tradition of their great predecessors, constructs an enlightened climate in which artistic ambitions can especially thrive. Twenty-five concerts take place between May and September. Their success can be largely attributed to the many voluntary helpers from near and far.
Flourishing culture in a living monument, created for the delight of the live audience and, last but not least, you the listener, are the ideals we document with this series - directly in digital stereo.
Andreas Otto Grimminger & Josef-Stefan Kindler