The Artists Managements portfolio of IfBK provides classical music artists with a full range of services. In addition to the standard tasks of an agency – such as developing performance opportunities and public relations – based on the work of our institute, we also prepare our artists psychologically for the high demands of this profession. This includes aspects such establishing one’s own identity as a prerequisite for a career as an artist, giving advice and ongoing support in the biographical and individual career through personal talks, as well as identifying and focusing in on market opportunities using social science methodology.
An all-round artist who’s not only playing the piano on an extraordinary high level, but the cello too? Yeah, you heard right! Elena Gaponenko is a versatile artist who already proved with her first CD release ‘Duo for One’ that she’s capable of playing two instruments on a same high level of quality. An artist who knows how to impress her audience.
Die Überschrift von Beethovens Kreutzersonate lautet: „in stilo molto concertante“ – die Instrumente sollen gleiche dynamische Stimmen haben. Dies ist das Anliegen des Duo Concertante: die vollständige Gleichberechtigung der beiden Instrumente. Die Kreutzersonate war jenes Stück, mit dem das Duo im Jahr 1997 die Bühnenwelt mit „musikalischem Dynamit“ (Hallifax Chronicle Herald) eroberte.
In den darauffolgenden zwanzig Jahren hat sich das Duo Concertante zum führenden Duo in Canada entwickelt. In Europa sind sie noch ein Geheimtipp, finden aber einen immer größer werdende Fan-Gemeinde
María Cecilia Muñoz
Born in Argentina, the young flautist Maria Cecilia Munoz has been a prize-winner at many national and international competitions. She can be heard as a soloist with major symphony and chamber orchestras, as well as in fascinating recitals with brilliant pianists and chamber music partners and in modern music concerts.
Federico Biscione, composer, was born in Tivoli in 1965. After graduating from the Tivoli Humanities High School, he obtained diplomas in Piano, Composition (under the guidance of Vieri Tosatti) and Orchestral Conducting at the „A. Casella“ Academy of Music in L’Aquila.