Anna Barbara Kastelewicz – Violin
The violinist Anna Barbara Kastelewicz is working as a soloist, chamber musician and concertmaster.
With performances and concert tours around Europe and Asia she is present nationally as much as internationally.
She is playing and recording for broadcast, TV and various media-recordings.
Anna Barbara Kastelewicz received her musical education as a violinist at the Academy of Music Hanns Eisler in Berlin and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London with Professor Yfrah Neamen. She undertook additional studies in baroque violin with Rachel Podger. Another study period led her to Professor Fuks at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, in the USA. She gained wide musical experience in various classical orchestras, such as the Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin and the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, as well as from working with conductors such as Kurt Masur and Lorin Maazel. Born in Berlin, she lives as a freelance artist in the city.
Anna Barbara Kastelewicz plays baroque violin and modern violin.
Her repertoire ranges from Renaissance to Contemporary and includes musicals and jazz.
On her baroque violin Anna Barbara Kastelewicz plays violin solo programmes of classical baroque literature – from early to high baroque.
With fondness she performs as a soloist, with orchestra, the concertos by Bach and Vivaldi.
Anna Barbara Kastelewicz designs Violin solo programmes on the modern violin that include works of contemporary music from 20th and 21st Century oeuvres and counteracts them with baroque compositions.
An engagement took her with a solo concert series to Afghanistan and Uzbekistan.
In solo concerts with orchestras her focus is on the violin concertos and solo works of the classical, romantic and baroque eras.
Just recently she performed the Beethoven Violin Concerto D major op.61.
Isabelle Engelmann – piano
Berlin born German-French pianist Isabelle Engelmann studied at the Luxemburg Conservatoire, where she won the first prize in 1994 as a pianist.
Afterwards she studied at the Strasbourg Conservatoire and Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg, under Prof. Grigory Gruzman, as well as artistic PhD study at the Akademie für Tonkunst Darmstadt under Prof. Ilja Scheps.
Isabelle Engelmann plays various concerts in France, Belgium and Luxemburg. In Luxemburg, she played a concert as soloist with the Orchestra of the Luxemburg conservatory.
In 1998/99 she received first and second prizes in the competition“Concours musicale de France.”
Her solo repertoire embraces all Epoques of piano music, the works from the romantic up to the early contemporary music.
In addition, she is also a demanded chamber music partner.
From 2013 Ms. Engelmann is the artistic director of the international music-days in Falkensee-Berlin.
CHOPIN und DEBUSSY: Two poetes of the piano
On the art of piano of both composers
Chopin in the salon
Etüde As-Dur, op.25, 1
Etüde f-moll, op.10,9
Scherzo h-moll, op.20
Nocturne cis-moll, op.posth
Mazurka a-moll, op.17,4
Walzer e-moll, KKIVa, 15
Fantaisie-Impromptu cis-moll, op.66
Debussy – the early years
Les collines d’Anacapri
Suite “Pour le piano”:
piano and presentation: Isabelle Engelmann
(Subject to alterations)
Alexander Klein – piano
Alexander Klein graduated from the Art University of Berlin, with the major in Piano and afterwards he was ona tour with Tim Fischer. Besides his active solo career, Mr. Klein works also as an accompanist and freelance composer and pianist. As a soloist and chamber musician, he travelled around the world, among others to Brazil.