Cantata Concert of the Rostock Conservatorium
- Haus der Musik / Auditorium Wallstraße 1 18055 Rostock (map)
Cantata Concert of the Rostock Conservatorium
Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major BWV 1049
Kim André Arnesen (*1980): Magnificat movements 1, 4 and 5
Suite No. 2 in D minor BWV 1008 for solo violoncello
Prelude and Gigue
Siegfried Barchet (1918 – 1982): IMAGES DE MENTON Suite for solo violoncello
1. movement: Festival de musique (Hommage à BACH)
Johann Sebastian Bach: „O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe“ BWV 34
Susanne Wild, alto →
Stefan Bordihn, tenor →
Michael Goßmann, baritone →
Natalia Chernogor, violin →
Paula Prudlo, violoncello
Astrid Daskiewitsch and Esther Kleindienst, recorders →
Ensemble "ConViolissimo" →
Natalia Chernogor, musical director
Vocal Collegium Rostock →
Daniel Arnold, rehearsal →
Flute ensemble of the conservatoire Rostock(classes: Sabine Franz, Katharina Weyer-Spillmann, Rosemarie Marschall, Kristin Guddath)→
Sabine Franz, musical director →
chamber orchestra of the conservatoire and guests →
Iskra Naumova, rehearsal →
Edgar Sheridan-Braun, musical director →
conservatoire, music school of the Hanseatic and University City Rostock
Susanne Wild studied voice with tuition from Helga Bante at the University of Music “Franz Liszt” in Weimar and trained as a vocal coach. She has subsequently been working in vocal pedagogy, for example at the conservatory, the music school of the Hanseatic and University City Rostock and at various theatres. She also works as a singer for opera, operetta, oratorio and lied. She has been singing in many venues throughout Europe, like Gewandhaus Leipzig, Konzerthaus Berlin, Sinfonietta Schaffhausen (Switzerland) or Lviv Philharmonic (Ukraine).
Chamber orchestra of the conservatory, music school of the Hanseatic and University City Rostock
The orchestra was founded in 2003 by Barbara Brunn as a project to reunite former students of the Rostock conservatory, the music school of the Hanseatic and University City Rostock as well as parents of present students. It has since become a homogenous orchestra, well established in the musical scene of Rostock. More importantly however, it has grown into a community of different people who all share the same enthusiasm for playing together. Since 2012, Iskra Naumova has been conducting the orchestra. The chamber orchestra’s previous projects include works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Elgar, Britten and Respighi.
Iskra Naumova was born in Varna (Bulgaria), where she took violin classes already at the age of four. She studied violin at the Mozarteum University Salzburg (Austria) and subsequently took the concert examination and got a degree in music education at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Rostock. She has played with the Mozarteum Orchestra and the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock. Since 2012, Iskra Naumova has been working as a music teacher at the conservatory “Rudolf Wagner-Régeny” in Rostock, where she is also conductor of the chamber orchestra.
Edgar Sheridan Braun
Edgar Sheridan-Braun graduated from the University of Music in Hamburg as Kapellmeister. He has worked at the theatres of Bremen, Flensburg and Rostock. Since 1993, he is conductor of the youth symphonic orchestra of the conservatory, music school of the Hanseatic and University City Rostock. Since 2000, Edgar Sheridan-Braun is also principal of the conservatory. On the occasion of the fifth centenary of the Reformation in 2017, he staged the Bach cantata “Eine feste Burg”, BWV 80, with the conservatory’s chamber orchestra and the choir of the Holy Spirit Church Rostock.
Christiane Blumeier-Braun studied singing at the “Hochschule für Musik‘Franz Liszt’” in Weimar under Gudrun Fischer. After graduating, she was hired as a soloist by the “Volkstheater Rostock”. Recital evenings, concerts and premiers lead her to Weimar, Dresden, Leipzig, Cottbus, and Vienna. Her repertoire includes Pamina (The Magic Flute) and Susanna (The Marriage of Figaro) among others. She participated in the prize winner’s closing concert of the “15. Singschul” at the “Staatsoper München”. She is a guest instructor for singing at the hmt Rostock.
The singer Stephan Bordihn was born in Güstrow and got his first musical education in “early music education” at age five. Already during his studies of music education at the hmt Rostock, Stephan was involved in different opera productions at the university (e.g. “Il campiello”). Since a change in voice in 2011, he has been singing as a countertenor. In the summer of 2014, he graduated from university with the mark “excellent”. Stephan Bordihn works as a freelance singer and singing instructor at different music schools in the Rostock district, among others at the Rostock conservatoire.
The baritone Michael Goßmann got his diploma as singer and singing teacher at the “Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler” in Berlin. He teaches at the Rostock conservatoire and lives as a freelance singer near Rostock. His main interests are improvisation as well as bodywork and breath work. Goßmann is founding member of the ensemble “Lingua cantat” and initiator of the “Alte Weberei Ahrenshoop”.
Vocal Collegium Rostock
The vocal collegium rostock has a history of more than 60 years. By now it is one of the largest non-denominational choirs in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. The 80 choir members regularly stage concerts with a wide-ranging programme. Weekly rehearsals, rehearsal camps, barbecue parties, summer parties, and concert tours are the foundation of the lively choir. In June 2020, the choir is planning a performance of the “Carmina Burana” by Carl Orff together with numerous choirs from Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and adjoining federal states.
Daniel Arnold is a secondary-school teacher at the “Musikgymnasium Käthe Kollwitz” Rostock, visiting lecturer at the “hmt” Rostock and freelance choir and orchestra conductor. In the beginning of 2011, he was instated as founding head of the “Landesjugendchor Mecklenburg-Vorpommern” by the choir association M-V. The “vocal collegium rostock” voted him new choir director in 2015. With the “vocal collegiums rostock”, he is planning to perform the “Carmina Burana” in collaboration with choirs and singers from all over Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and adjoining federal states.
In 2006, Natalia Chernogor took her concert examination at the “Rimsky-Korsakov” Saint Petersburg Conservatory with tuition from Valerij Kudriavzev. She studied at the Deutsche Spohr Akademie Freiburg as a fellow of the foundation Gartow and at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Rostock. She took master classes with Igor Ozim, Petru Munteanu, Wolfram Christ and Mstislav Rostropowitsch. She has played concerts in Russia, Romania and Italy. Since 2012, Natalia Chernogor has taught violin and viola at the Conservatory of the Hanseatic and University City of Rostock.
Esther Kleindienst and Astrid Daskiewitsch
Esther Kleindienst graduated as a teacher in German and music education before embarking on postgraduate recorder studies at the University of Music “Franz Liszt” in Weimar. She teaches at the University of Music and Performing Arts and at the conservatory in Rostock. Astrid Daskiewitsch studied flute and recorder at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Rostock and has since been teaching recorder and music education at the conservatoire in Rostock. They have been playing together in various ensembles for many years, mainly focusing on Baroque chamber music.
The ensemble ConViolissimo was founded by Natalia Chernogor in 2017 and consists of violin and viola students of hers at the Conservatory of the Hanseatic and University City of Rostock. Staging Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049, for the 2019 Bach Festival, the ensemble will be accompanied by the cellist Andreas Lindner, who is also a teacher at the conservatory, and by Alissa Prudlo on harpsichord.
Flute Ensemble of the Conservatoire
Every year, the flute students of the Conservatoire of the Hanseatic and University City of Rostock come together to stage a work of chamber music. For the 2019 Bach Festival, a selection of the students have rehearsed with their teachers Sabine Franz, Katharina Weyer-Spillmann, Rosemarie Marschall and Kritin Guddath the first movement of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049. Originally written for violin, two recorders and string orchestra, they will perform it in an arrangement for flute ensemble by Fredrick Lange, conducted by Sabine Franz.
Sabine Franz studied at the University of Music “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin, where she also played with the Berlin Radio Orchestra. After graduating in flute and recorder, she moved back to her hometown Rostock and has since been teaching at the Conservatory of the Hanseatic and University City of Rostock. She had teaching assignments at the University of Music “Hanns Eisler” and the Music College “Carl-Philipp-Emanuel Bach” in Berlin. Additionally, Sabine Franz has taught for many years at the University of Music and Drama in Rostock.