Duo Kastelewicz Hartl

Violin, Bandoneon / Celtic Harp / Vocals

With a violin, bandoneon, Celtic harp and vocals, the Duo is focused on a diverse mix of masterly baroque trio sonatas and chaconnes combined with Tango Argentino and french film music. By request its baroque music is also combined with lively and colorful music of Irish and Celtic folklore.
In interaction of these selected genres musicians create a synthesis of tangible sensuality and ethereal transcendence. The combination of all of these instruments allows unimagined variety of sounds. Glowing trio sonatas by Bach, sensually unleashed sound cascades by Astor Piazzolla, magically enchanting french film music and exciting Irish folklore, all sound powerfully with ease, charm and devotion.

Instruments: violin, bandoneon, Celtic harp, vocals

Musicians: Anna Barbara Kastelewicz, Bettina Hartl

Bettina Hartl
(Vocals, bandoneon, Celtic harp, piano)

Born 1977 in Munich, Bettina Hartl studied sound engineering at the Berlin University of the Arts. She has won numerous national and international prizes on piano, viola and mandolin. In 2005, Hartl formed the Tango quintett amortal, which specializes in music from Astor Piazzolla. The quintett has recorded several CD albums under the label BR. It has performed at the Munich Philharmonic, at the Theatre Municpal in Luxembourg and has toured Japan. As soloist she has performed with the Helsingbørg Symphony, the Baden-Württemberg State Orchestra, the Braunschweig State Orchestra, the Magdeburg Philharmonic and other. She has been engaged to play the bandoneon part in Piazzolla‘s Tango Opera Maria de Buenos Aires in both the Berlin and Magdeburg productions in Germany. In addition, she has performed in numerous tango shows hosted by the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco as well as has taken part in the ‘Latin American Cultural Week’ in New York.In 2010, she began to compose pieces for the piano and then extended her compositions to included instrumental ensembles. This, in turn, led to the formation of the quintet Les Seraphines. Hartl experiments with a diversity of instruments in her compositions and in her improvisations and ancient music ‘renewals’. Her first piece for full orchestra made its debut at the Minoriten Church in Vienna in 2010 and was performed by the First Women’s Chamber Orchestra.
In 2012 she initiated the visionary forum Kaliphonium, with the aim of promoting interdisciplinary events to refresh Berlin’s society and art scene. In 2013 she started a record label and publishing house of the same name.


Anna Barbara Kastelewicz

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 plays baroque violin and modern violin. Her repertoire ranges from Renaissance to Contemporary and includes musicals and jazz. In her projects she connects different arts and moderates her concerts. She intensively devotes herself to musicology by interpreting contemporary composers.
Anna Barbara Kastelewicz founded two orchester projects – “neue barockorchester berlin” and “neue konzertorchester berlin“, which she guides as a concertmaster herself. From 2007 to 2013 she was an artistic director of „Musikfestivals Lüneburger Heide“, in 2016 she founded a cultural festival “„Kulturschlaglicht / Kulturfestspiele in Schlössern und Gärten“, a festival that combines musical performances with light and sound design, lectures and guided tours through the historical places with their special flair.
Anna Barbara Kastelewicz works as a lecturer at colleges of music. Born in Berlin, she lives as a freelance artist in the city.

Bach meets Piazzolla

Masterly Baroque and fiery Tango Nuevo.

J.S. Bach (1685 -1750)
Astor Piazzolla (1921 – 1992)
Jeanne y Paul
Chiquilin de Bachin

Celtic Baroque

Easy sounding early Baroque Passacaglias and colorful Irish and Celtic music.
Andrea Falconieri (1585 – 1656)
Nicola Matteis (1670 – 1713)
Diverse Bizzarie sopra La Vecchia
Giovanni Legrenzi (1626 – 1690)
‘La Cornara’
‘La Raspona’
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644 – 1704)
Rosenkranzsonaten Partia
Turlough O’ Carolan (1670 – 1738)
Planxty Irwin

Bright Spots

Luminous Baroque Chaconnes, sensual Argentine tangos and enchanting French film music.

Maurizio Cazzati (1616 – 1678)
Ciaccona a tre con il suo Balletto
Antonio Bertali (1605 -1669)
Francesca Caccini (1587 – 1640)
Tarquinio Merula (1595 – 1665)
Vivaldi (1678 – 1741)
Carlos Gardel (1887 – 1935)
Mi Buenoas Aires Querido
Yann Tiersen (*1970)
Sur les Fil Vals d’Amelie
Charles Aznavour (*1924)
La Boheme