Orgel und Violine
Anna Barbara Kastelewicz – Violin
Mathias Michaely – Organ
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.
Mathias Michaely ist cantor in the ev.-luth. parish Georg Calixt in Helmstedt. He was born in 1963 in Saarbrücken. Gunther Hoffmann was his first organ tutor. He studied evangelic church music in Herford with Wolfgang Lüschen and in Detmold with Adelheid v.d. Kooi-Wolf. Furthermore, he took interpretation classes with Gerd Zacher, Ludger Lohmann and Wolfgang Zerer. In 1996 Mathias Michaely got honored in the international organ competition in Elburg (Netherlands). Between 1996 and 2000 Michaely worked as organ expert in the ev.-luth. Landeskirche in Braunschweig.
Michaely gives international concerts and takes part in CD-produktions. He lives in Helmstedt since 1996 and works as cantor and church musician in the St. Stephani church.
Antonio Bertali (1605-1669), Sonata a Violino Solo aus dem Partiturbuch Ludwig (1662)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Sonate A-Dur BWV 1015, (Dolce) – Allegro assai – Andante un poco – Presto
Zoltan Gardonyi (1906-1986), Fantasie über ein ungarisches geistliches Lied (1968)
Camillo Schumann (1872-1946), Choralvariationen und Fuge zu dem Choral “Befiehl du deine Wege” op. 106
Marie Joseph Erb (1858-1944), Gib uns heute unser täglich Brot, Tonstück für Violine und Orgel op. 71