The violinist Anna Barbara Kastelewicz and the pianist Alina Pronina are presenting Evergreens of Duo-Literature. In their experimentations they create a multi-profile, colorful program from Baroque time up to modern. A lot of famous violin pieces, such as the Salut d’Amour von Elgar, the fantastic meditation from the opera „Thais“ of Massenet and lively Kreisler-Stücke Schön Rosmarin and lovesongs belong to their repertoire.
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.
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.
Her repertoire ranges from Renaissance to Contemporary and includes musicals and jazz.
In her projects she likes to combine different arts and introduces the results in her concerts and programs.
Born in Berlin, she lives as a freelance artist in the city.
In her Duo Violin – Piano she devotes herself primarily to a classical and romantic repertoire, with preference to the French sonatas and pieces from around 1900.
With the Bode-Trio, a piano trio, she combines the contemporary with the romantic familiar.
The Kaiser-Quartet is dedicated to the lighter muse.
Alina Pronina – Piano
Alina Pronina was born in Kiev, Ukraine and started playing piano at the age of five.
During her studies at the music school, she was awarded several local and national prizes. She studied at the R. M. Gliere Conservatory of Kiev from 1997–2000 and participated in master classes with Dina Joffe, Norma Fischer, and Bernd Goetzke. Further studies brought her to Prof. Galina Iwanzowa at the “Hanns Eisler” Conservatory of Music, Berlin where she graduated in 2006 and finished her post-graduate Konzertexamen in 2008.
Alina was a 3rd Prize laureate at the International Piano Competition “Past and Present” in St. Petersburg 1995. In 1997, she was awarded the accolade “Vox Populi” at the Horowitz Music Festival in Kiev. In 1999 she received the 2nd Prize at the International Piano Competition “The Art of the 21st Century” in Vorzel, Ukraine, and in 2002 the 3rd Prize at the International Competition for Young Pianists in Ettlingen, Germany.
In 2006 Alina received a scholarship from the “Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now” Foundation and 2007 she won the Berlin Steinway Competition.
As a part of various theatre productions she performed with the orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Staatskapelle Berlin, and Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg.
The Romantic violin repertoire from the 17th century will take you into a dreamy and sensual trip.True romantics surpass all époque bounderies.
G. P. Telemann (1681-1767): from 12 Fantasies fort he Violin-solo – Fantasie 1
J. S. Bach (1685-1750): three preludes from the well tempered clavier
J. S. Bach / C. F. Gounod (1818-1893): Ave Maria
A. Dvořák (1841-1904): Humoresque
J. Massenet (1842-1912): Thais – Meditation
E. Elgar (1857-1934): Salut d´amour op. 12
F. Kreisler (1875-1962): Schön Rosmarin, Liebesleid
F. Chopin (1810-1849): Walzer As-Dur
S. Prokofiev (1891-1953): Sonata forVioline solo, op. 115
V. Monti (1868-1922): Czárdas
„ The first violin played by Spring“
Many composers were concerned about the spring and the feelings it awakes in us.
The “Wonnevolle Maienzeit” with its joyfulness and romantic inspiration is one of the most beautiful compositions for violin and piano.
Anna Barbara Kastelewicz and Isabel Engelmann are presenting Spring works from Beethoven, Mendelssohn and their coeval Henri Vieuxtemps.
And what would the spring be like without a dance? At the end of their program both musicians are inviting for a waltz.
Dreamy sounds of the king Waltzes Johann Strauss, will be contrasted with elegant, light waltzes from great Salon composers Frédéric Chopin and the Ciolin virtuosGeorg Kreisler.
The climax of the virtuoso pieces will be lively dance rhythms of the Hungarian Czárdás.
This is the program that will surely bring the spring into your hearts.
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827): Romance F- Dur
Ludwig van Beethoven: Spring sonata
Henri Vieuxtemps (1820 – 1881): Romance
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 – 1847): Spring song
AntonínDvorák (1841 – 1904): Humoresque Nr.7 (“Eine kleine Frühlingsweise”)
Johann Strauß (1804 – 1849): Voices of spring
Fritz Kreisler (1875 – 1962): Schön Rosmarin, Liebesleid, Liebesfreud
Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1849): Walz As-Dur
Vittorio Monti (1868 – 1922): Czárdás