Classical music concert - 30th September
One of the former violinists from 'Music on the Isles', Louis Vandory, is coming with his string trio (young professional musicians from Munich) to give a concert in the Community Hall Berneray on Saturday 30th September at 7.30pm.
Their programme will comprise the three string trios of Ludwig van Beethoven, op. 9. Tickets can be purchased at the door: £15 adults, £5 under 18s.
Fabian Jüngling, born in 1999, studied violin as a pre-college student at the Landeskonservatorium Feldkirch with Rudens Turku and later at the Musikhochschule Würzburg with Sören Uhde. He is currently a member of the Academy of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and plays in other ensembles such as the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hessische Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt and the Munich Chamber Opera.
Louis Vandory, born in 1999, received violin lessons as a junior student at the Musikhochschule Munich and has studied there full time since 2017 as a member of Julia Fischer‘s violin class. He receives viola lessons with Nils Mönkemeyer. Louis has appeared in international Festivals with artists such as Julia Fischer, Daniel Müller Schott, Alexander Sitkovetsky and the Goldmund Quartet, and has further featured as a soloist with the following orchestras: the Dresdner Philharmonie, Münchner Symphoniker, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Prague Chamber Orchestra and Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. In the 2022/23 season he was engaged as principle viola player in the Bavarian State Theater at Gärtnerplatz Munich, as well as with the Munich Chamber Orchestra.
Valentin Lutter, born in 1996, studied the cello at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich with Clemens Weigl, Katalin Rootering and Matthias Gredler, also participating intensively in chamber music studies under the guidance of musicians like Silke Avenhaus, Dirk Mommertz and Raphael Merlin. He currently plays in the orchestra of the Bavarian State Theater at Gärtnerplatz.
Fàilte do làrach-lìn choimhearsnachd Eilean Bheàrnaraigh.
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