3rd concert at Møn Summer concert is about Sergei Taneyev - pianist, composer, author, professor - and one of Russia's most prominent musical personalities.
In addition to being an eminent pianist, he was a very special composer and was one of the few who could master the mathematical structure of music without losing emotion and compromising on natural beauty.
When his close friend Tchaikovsky withdrew from
the conservatory in Moscow, Taneyev took over and made his impression on the next generation of composers - here among Rachmaninoff and Scriabin who each made use of the knowledge of their teachings in a widely contrasting way.
Piano Trio No. 1 'Elegique' in G minor
Preludes for solo piano
Romance for Violin and Piano
Preludes solo piano
Piotr I. Tchaikovsky 'The Seasons'
Piano Quartet in A major
Geneviève Strosser studied with Claude Ducrocq in Strasbourg, Serge Collot and Jean Sulem in Paris and had lessons with Yuri Bashmet, Franco Donatoni and György Kurtág. She can be heard regularly at Festwochen in Salzburg and Berlin, Ars Musica and Wien Modern.
Strosser has a strong connection to contemporary music. She was a member of the Ensemble Intercontemporain, Klangforum Wien and Contrechamps. Composers such as Stefano Gervasoni and Hugues Dufourt dedicated solo concertos to her. In 2011 she released a CD with solo works by Holliger, Ligeti, Donatoni, Lachenmann and Scelsi.
She also teaches string quartets at Trinity College of Music in London and viola at the Musikhochschule Basel.
Dmitry Ablogin is considered one of today's most prominent and innovative pianists.
He studied with Vladimir Tropp at the Gnessin Academy in Moscow, from which he graduated with honors in 2012.
Dmitry is the winner the 1st International Chopin Competition on Period Instruments in Warsaw (2018), and has several prizes in piano competitions, including Nikolai Rubinstein in Paris, Vera Lotar-Shevchenko in Novosibirsk, German Piano Open in Hanover and Musica Antiqua in Bruges.
In October 2021, Dmitry won the 10th International German Piano Award.
Since 1994, Mathias Beyer-Karlshøj has been a permanent member of the Henschel Quartet (Munich).
In 1995/96, the ensemble became "Quartet-in-residence" at the Tanglewood Music Festival (USA), which has been an important influence on the ensemble's development.
In addition to Mathias' intensive work in the quartet, Mathias has worked in various chamber music formations, especially piano trio, including with Nikolaj Znaider and Saleem Ashkar and since 2000 with his colleagues from the Johannes-Kreisler Trio.
In 2018, he and Peter Stevnhoved founded HICSUM, Herlufsholm International Chamber Music Festival, near Næstved. Since 2020, Mathias has been engaged as a solo cellist with the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra.
Niklas Walentin, Danish / Swiss, born in 1994, is in international demand for his performances as a soloist and chamber musician, and his work as a teacher in masterclasses. He also works as the artistic director of several international concert series and festivals.
As a soloist, he often performs with conductors such as Mario Venzago, Marc Soustro, Henrik Schäfer and Jean Thorell. He gives concerts in famous concert halls such as the Mariinsky Theater and the Philharmonia in St. Petersburg. Petersburg, Carnegie Hall in New York, The Phillips Collection in Washington and the Verbier Festival in Switzerland.
Niklas is also a member of the award-winning ensemble Trio Vitruvi, which is the creator of the Reumert-winning 'Chamber Ballet'.