Watch the Alban Berg Ensemble live @ Wigmore Hall

The Alban Berg Ensemble Wien and soprano Magdalena Anna Hofmann join writer and broadcaster Gavin Plumley to explore Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire. This visually and musically illustrated lecture-recital looks in depth at the unique fusion of cabaret, song cycle and chamber music in the composer’s 1912 masterpiece. This event is part of the Live Stream concert series from Wigmore Hall:

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CHD at the London Haendel Festival

‘…The evening, thanks to the first-rate performances by Le Concert de l’Hostel Dieu and Giuseppina Bridelli under the direction of Franck-Emmanuel Comte, was full of the sensitivity, snap and sparkle that one wants from Baroque opera…’

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Alban Berg Ensemble Wien: ‘…the Vienna Philharmonic in miniature’

‘Stocked with musicians who have triumphed in international competitions and play in top-class orchestras around Austria and Germany, this ensemble is without doubt one of the great chamber ensembles of today, right up there with the Scharoun Ensemble Berlin and other famous formations. As the first gentle chords of the quintet ring out and Alexander Neubauer’s clarinet (deputy principle at the Vienna Symphony) begins its wondrous journey, the ensemble sounds like the Vienna Philharmonic in miniature.’

Yannick Eisenaecher reviews the opening concert of the Februari Festival in The Hague with the Alban Berg Ensemble Wien as Artists in Residence: ABEW HAAG

Alban Berg Ensemble in Innsbruck

The Alban Berg Ensemble was invited to inaugurate the chamber music series at the new ‘Haus der Musik’ in Innsbruck.

5* review for Le Concert de l’Hostel Dieu in London

“Franck-Emmanuel Comte’s production – part whimsy, part scholarship – combined with the excellence of all the performers, made for an inspiring, sparkling and entertaining evening… The singing was perfection from all concerned, but the two upper voices – the soprano Heather Newhouse Peraldo and the contralto Anthea Pichanick Contralto – need special mention.’
Read the full 5* review in London’s MusicOMH here:

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Hans Swarowsky Exhibition, Vienna State Opera

Prior to the upcoming revised edition of Hans Swarowsky’s writings on Music the Vienna State Opera House is hosting an exhibition titled Hans Swarowsky: Conductor – Teacher – Pianist – Translator – Writer. The revised edition of ‘Wahrung der Gestalt’, first edited by Manfred Huss for Universal Edition in 1979, will subsequently be published for the first time in English (Universal Edition) and Italian (Il Saggiatore). Puskas International artist management and consultancy is delighted to have been invited to contribute to the conception and curation of the project in collaboration with the Hans Swarowsky Akademie in Vienna. The exhibition opens on 23rd October and will be on till early January.
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Partnership Squire Artists & Puskas International

In September 2018 Squire Artists and Puskas International artists management & consultancy will be launching a large-scale strategic international partnership with a view to jointly representing a pool of selected artists and ensembles in general management and developing projects together. Each agency will retain its own distinct profile, roster and projects, but will collaborate on artist development for a growing pool of international soloists, chamber music ensembles, orchestras & conductors.