Very much looking forward to the upcoming concerts with Le Concert des Nations, Concentus Musicus Wien, Klang&Raum and Symphonieorchester Vorarlberg. Would be nice to see some familiar faces in the audience… Stay up to date at concerts!
Author Archives: Bianca Riesner
Le Concert des Nations Academy
I’m absolutely thrilled to be chosen for the Professional Academy of Le Concert des Nations!
This will give me the chance to learn from Jordi Savall and his brilliant musicians and to join the orchestra in concerts and tours.
I’m so grateful for this opportunity and can’t wait for what’s to come!
As you all might have gathered by now Europe is hit by the outbreak of a new virus, covid-19.
As a consequence all my future concerts have been cancelled until further notice.
Whoever happens to be an Austrian musician affected by cancellations can fill out this survey, which will be discussed with members of the government in Austria.
Looking forward to seeing everybody again safe and sound and healthy in the hopefully near future!
First review for St John Passion
I received my first mention in a review for playing the viol solo in ‘Es ist vollbracht’. It was definitely a memoralbe experience sharing this pivotal moment in the passion with alto Anna-Katharina Tonauer…
Thanks to Franz Gratl for the review!
On Saturday I had my first outing with the viola da gamba solos in the Matthew Passion at the festival Montforter Zwischentöne with the baroque orchestra Concerto Stella Matutina.
Here’s a news clip from Austrian television about the event:
Monteverdi Apprentice Scheme
I’m thrilled to have made it into the Monteverdi Apprentice Scheme! This gives me the opportunity to work with the English Baroque Soloists as well as the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique under the guidance of Sir John Eliot Gardiner for a year.
I’m very much looking forward to coachings and workshops with the principals of both groups and joining the orchestras in rehearsals and on tour. Exciting times!
Have a listen to ISTANTE!
I’m very excited to share the first video of my new group Istante with you!
For more information go to istantemusic.com.
Come join Istante at St Stephen’s Festival!
Period-instrument ensemble Istante present a colourful programme of chamber works and suites by Italian composers who migrated northwards, towards Austria, France and England, bringing with them the musical taste and instrumental techniques of their homeland. Handel features as a central figure who absorbed the Italian style during his youth and championed it abroad to great acclaim.
It will be a very nice concert at St Stephen’s Church on the 8th of June!
SIMPLY VIOLS – Jon Rees and Bianca Riesner
I’m very much looking forward to my first viol recital with Jon Rees. We will tune all our seven strings to perform some delightful music by Marais, Couperin and Schenck.
Lunchtime Recital at Heath Street Baptist Church
May 17, 2016 – 1pm
Venue: Heath Street Baptist Church, Hampstead
Francois Couperin Douzième Concert from Les goûts-réunis
Hampstead Baroque Festival
Join L’istante at the first ever Hampstead Baroque Festival!
Friday, April 1, 2016 at 7:30 PM – Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:30 PM
Heath Street Baptist Church – 84, Heath Street Hampstead, London SE7 7NP, United Kingdom
MOSTLY PURCELL | Friday 1st April 19:30 | £10
w/Rabbit Stew by Josh from 18:45
Directed by Jacopo Raffaele
H.Purcell: Sonata No.4 in A minor from ‘Sonatas in Four parts’
H.Purcell: Dances and airs form “The Fairy Queen” and “King Arthur”
M.Locke: Incidental music for Shakespere’s “The Tempest”
J.Blow: Dances form “Venus and Adonis”
w/Soup by Josh from 12:30M.Marais: Suite in A Major from Pièces de Viole
C.Dieupart: Suite in F minor
R. De viseè: Suite for baroque guitar
F.Couperin: Quatrième Concert from Concert Royaux
FOUR SEASONSw/seasonal seasonings| Saturday 2nd 19:30 | £ 10
w/Neopolitan Pizza by Josh from 18:45
An all-Vivaldi programme directed by Jacopo Raffaele
Concerto for strings RV157 in G minor
Recorder concerto RV441 in C minor
The Four Seasons
QUASIMODOGENITI SUNDAY | Sunday 3rd 11:00 | FREE
Directed by Pawel Siwczak
Our regular service w/ Cantata for the Sunday after Easter:
“Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats” by J.S.Bach BWV 42
BRATWURST, BEER & BACH | Sunday 3rd 18:00 | £10
w/BBQ by Josh from 17:30
An all-Bach programme directed by Pawel Siwczak
Orchestral suite n.1 in C major BWV 1066
Brandenburg concerto 4 BWV 1049
Concerto for violin and oboe BWV 1060
Cantata “Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats” BWV 42
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