BİFO's amazing European Tour

25 February 2016


Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra (BIFO) is getting ready for the European tour during February 12 - 18, 2016. As part of the tour covering Austria and Germany, concerts will be given in four different cities. During the concerts to be given under the baton of Sascha Goetzel, art director and conductor, BIFO will accompany to internationally renowned violinist Nemanja Radulovic and Vadim Repin.

Invited to BBC Proms, being one of the most respected musical festivals in the world and attracting great attention with the concert given in Royal Albert Hall in London in July 2014 and also receiving quite positive critics in the England musical press, Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra (BIFO) is getting ready to meet once again with the European music lovers. BIFO's tour during February 12 - 18 will start in Vienna, Austria, continue in Friedrichshafen and Frankfurt cities of Germany and will end in Nurnberg.  The soloist of the three concerts which will be performed under the baton of Sacha Goetzel, BIFO's art director and permanent conductor, is the violinist Nemanja Radulovic who is one of the rising starts of the classical music. Plus, the internationally renowned violinist Vadim Repin will also take part, who is living the brightest period of his career.

First concert to be performed in Vienna!

The European tour of BIFO will commence on Friday, 12th of February, in Vienna where Sacha Goetzel was born and brought up. During the concert to start at 19:30 in Konzerthaus, being among the most respected places of the musical world, Schulhoff's Ogela, Bruch's 1st Violin Concerto and Rimski-Korsak's Scheherazade Symphonic Suite will be performed.    The soloist of the concert will be Nemanja Radulovic.

3 concerts in Germany

The first concert in Germany will start at 20:00 o'clock on Monday, 14th February at Graf Zeppelin Haus in Friedrichshafen city.  During the concert, Shulhoff's Ogela, Bruch's 1st Violin Concerto, Holst'un Beni Mora and Respighi's Queen of Sheba Belkis Suite will be performed. The soloist of this concert will be the young violinist Nemanja Radulovich.

The soloist of the third concert to start at 20:00 o'clock in Alte Oper hall on Wednesday, 17th February will also be the violinist Nemanja Radulovic. During this concert, Shulhoff's Ogela, Bruch's 1st Violin Concerto, Holst'un Beni Mora and Respighi's Queen of Sheba Belkis Suite will be performed.

The last concert of the European tour will be performed in Meistersingerhalle Nurnberg. Schulhoff's Ogela, Bruch's 1st Violin Concerto and Rimski-Korsak's scheherazade will be performed during the concert and this time the soloist of BIFO will be the famous violinist Vadim Repin, who was also awarded the Victoire d'Honneur.

Nemanja Radulovic

Nemanja Radulovic who was born in 1985 in Serbia studied Fine Arts Academy in Belgrade as well as in Saarbrücken Academy of Music and Theatre and internationally renown Paris Conservatoire. Radulovic managed to get the attention of the musical world and to gain recognition within a few years thanks to his adventurist and rich repertoire.  Radulovic played with the leading communities such as Munich Filarmoni, NDR Radio philharmonic Hannover, WDR Cologne, Stuttgart philharmonic, Deutsches Symphonieorchester Berlin, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Belgium National Orchestra and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. He also performs concerts and makes albums together with the Devils' Trills community which he created himself.

Winning the "Discovery of the Year" Award granted by Victoires de la Musique in 2005, and the "Artist of the Year" granted by Victories de la Musique in 2014, Radulovic was also granted the Honorary Doctorate by Nis University of Fine Arts in Serbia in 2014. 

Vadim Repin

Born in 1971 in Siberia, Vadim Repin won a gold medal in all age categories in Wieniawski Contest when he was only 11 and performed his initial concerts in Moscow and St Petersburg. He performed concerts in Tokyo, Munich and Berlin when he was only 14, and in Carnegie Hall one year thereafter. He became the youngest artist winning the music elections of Queen Elizabeth Competition when he was only 17.

Performing together with many big orchestra and leading orchestra conductors up to date, Repin produced many important records. He recorded Sostakovic, Prokofyev and Caykovski's big Russian violin concertos for Warner Classics; Beethoven and recorded Brahms's violin concertos for Deutsche Grammophone together with Wewandhaus Orchestra  as well as Brahm's Dual Concerto. Repin also won Echo Klassik award for Caykovski and Rahmaninof Trios which he recorded for Deutsche Grammophon together with Mischa Maisky and Lang Lan. And Grieg, Janacek and Cesar Franck works which he recorded together with Nikolay Luganski won BBC Music Award in 2011.

Vadim Repin won Victoire d'Honneur in 2010, which is the most prestigious award of France.  He lectured post-graduate classes and gave concerts in Beijing in December 2014. The Central Music Conservatoire and Shanghai Conservatoire in China granted Repin a Honorary Professorship. 

BORUSAN ISTANBUL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA'S EUROPEAN TOUR SCHEDULE

Vienna, Austria

Date: Februaray 12, 2016 - Friday

Time: 19:30

Place: Wiener Konzerthaus

Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra

Sascha Goetzel conductor

Nemanja Radulovic violin

Schulhoff: Ogelala

Bruch: 1. Violin Concerto

Rimski-Korsakof: scheherazade, Symphonic Suite, Op. 35

 

Friedrichshafen, Germany

Date: Februaray 14, 2016 - Sunday

Time: 20:00

Place: Graf Zeppelin Haus

Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra

Sascha Goetzel conductor

Nemanja Radulovic violin

Schulhoff: Ogelala

Bruch: 1. Violin Concerto

Holst: Beni Mora

Respighi: Queen of Sheba Belkis

 

Frankfurt, Germany

Date: February 17, 2016 - Wednesday

Time: 20:00

Place: Alte Oper

Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra

Sascha Goetzel conductor

Nemanja Radulovic violin

Schulhoff: Ogelala

Bruch: 1. Violin Concerto

Holst: Beni Mora

Respighi: Queen of Sheba Belkis

 

Nürnberg, Germany

Date: February 18, 2016 - Thursday

Time: 20:00

Place: Meistersingerhalle Nürnberg

Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra

Sascha Goetzel conductor

Vadim Repin violin

Schulhoff: Ogelala

Bruch: 1. Violin Concerto

Rimski-Korsakof: scheherazade, Symphonic Suite, Op. 35

 

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