BIANCA RIESNER

cello & viola da gamba


Graduation!!!

My year at the Royal Academy of Music has come to an end… On 3rd of July I received my Master of Arts in Baroque Cello with Distinction.


I’m very happy and sad at the same time, looking back on a very intense year filled with many challenges that proved to be just what I needed.
I’m very excited for the things that are to come on the baroque as well as the modern cello following my studies while also continuing to work with Jonathan Manson on the viola da gamba.

Thank you to everyone I met in London, you made this year absolutely fabulous and I can’t wait for what’s next to come in this amazing city!


First public performance with the Viola da Gamba

After only six months of learning I will have my first public appearance as a viol player in the Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata series on Sunday. I’m excited and terrified in equal measure.

April 19, 2015 – 12:00
Venue: Duke’s Hall

BWV 204 “Ich bin mir vergnügt”
BWV 76 “Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes”

Leader: Rachel Podger
Director: Iain Ledingham


New cello!!!

Very exciting news!!!
I have recently bid on a cello in an auction at Sotheby’s and got it!!!

So please meet my gorgeous new cello by John Betts (around 1800).

At the moment it’s in modern setup, but I will soon return it to it’s former state as a classical cello with a removable endpin, wooden tailpiece and of course gut strings. Can’t wait!!


First concert with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining the OAE in their concert with conductor Vladimir Jurowski!
We will play exciting music by Modest Mussorgski and Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky in the Royal Festival Hall in London and the Palace of Arts in Budapest.

January 15, 2015 – 19:00: Royal Festival Hall, London
January 16, 2015 – 19:30: Palace of Arts, Budapest

For more information go to http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/oae-flying-the-flag-russia-81416

 


First concert of La Petite Sixte!

I’m very happy to announce the first concert of the newly founded baroque ensemble La Petite Sixte.
Come and listen to some beautiful chamber music pieces by Telemann, Vivaldi and CPE Bach specially arranged for our unique variety of instruments!

Lunchtime Concert

December 12, 2014 – 13:00
Venue: St. Edmund the King and Martyr Church, London
with La Petite Sixte
FREE ENTRY!

For more information go to http://www.lapetitesixte.com


Bachfest 2014

Join violinist Simone Pirri, Pawel Siwczak on harpsichord and me at St. George’s Church at Hanover Square for some lovely Bach Violin Sonatas at the Bachfest 2014!

Bachfest 2014 – The 18-30 Bach Club

November 7, 2014 – 19:00
Venue: St. George’s Church, Hanover Square, London W1

with:
Medici
Simone Pirri, Bianca Riesner, Pawel Siwczak
Mark Seow & Satoko Doi-Luck
Ensemble Tocando

For more information go to http://www.bachlive.co.uk/


Vivaldi with Laurence Cummings

Laurence Cummings directs the Academy Baroque Orchestra from the harpsichord in a programme of concertos for a variety of instruments by eminent Italian baroque composers Antonio Vivaldi and Tomaso Albinoni.

Alex Rolton and I will perform Vivaldi’s Concerto in g minor for two cellos.

October 31, 2014 – 13:05
Venue: The Duke’s Hall at the Royal Academy of Music
with the Academy Baroque Orchestra

Vivaldi Concerto in B minor for strings and continuo, RV 168
Albinoni Concerto in C for two oboes, op.9 no.9
Vivaldi Concerto in G minor for two cellos, RV 531
Vivaldi Concerto in C for recorder, RV 443
Vivaldi Concerto in B minor for four violins and cello, op.3 no.10, RV 580

Laurence Cummings director

For more information go to http://www.ram.ac.uk/events?event_id=2807