Reinhard Latzko, cello
Philipp Scheucher, piano
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827), Cello Sonata No. 2, Op. 5
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827), Variations in E-flat major on “Men who feel the call of love” from Mozart’s Magic Flute
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Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827), Cello Sonata No. 3 , Op. 69
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827), Cello Sonata No. 4, Op 102
Reinhard Latzko is one of the most multifaceted cellists of his generation and winner of numerous national and international competitions. He studied with Jan Polasek, Martin Ostertag and Heinrich Schiff. From 1987 to 2003, he was solo cellist in the Südwestfunk Symphony Orchestra under Michael Gielen. His varied musical experience includes solo performances (with the Basel Symphony Orchestra, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Südwestfunk Symphony Orchestra, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, Wiener Kammerorchester and the Camerata Salzburg) as well as chamber ensemble performances with the likes of Markus Schirmer, Christian Tetzlaff, Ernst Kovacic, Christian Altenburger, and Christopher Hinterhuber. Latzko’s musical journey has taken him across concert halls world-wide, including the Musikverein as well as Konzerthaus in Vienna, Shanghai Concert Hall, and the Berlin Philharmonic. He has also been invited to the Cello Biennale in Amsterdam, the Shanghai Cello Festival and the Supercello Festival in Peking. In his thorough exploration of contemporary music, he brought his audiences world premieres of works, including those by Wolfgang Rihm, Ernst Krenek and Michael Gielen. Reinhard Latzko has been a university professor of cello at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna since 2003 and serves as artistic director of the Con Anima chamber music festival in Ernstbrunn.
Be it the Herkulessaal in Munich, the Goldene Saal of the Vienna Musikverein or the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, young Philipp Scheucher has already played some of Europe’s most important concert halls. This up-and-coming Austrian pianist’s natural charisma and love for music consistently captivate his audiences. When he won first prize at the “International Music Competition Cologne”, The German WDR broadcasting corporation praised him as follows: “His absolute stage presence and the clean, attentive sound of his interpretations set new quality standards”. Philipp Scheucher began his musical academic voyage at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz with Professor Maria Zgubic. At the same University, he honed his expression under professor Markus Schirmer, with whom he had previously performed at the Musikverein in Vienna, when he was only twelve years old. After further developing his pianist skills under the watchful eye of Ilja Scheps at the Cologne University of Music and Dance and rounding out his chamber music repertoire at the Hanover University of Music, Media and Theatre with professor Markus Becker, he also earned his “Artist Diploma” with distinction from the Royal College of Music in London, where he refined his tone with the help of Dorian Leljak and Ian Jones. His active collaboration with well-known conductors and orchestras merits mentioning as well; these include the Graz Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Dirk Kaftan, the international Recreation orchestra under Michael Hofstetter and Mei-Ann Chen, the K&K Philharmonic, and the WDR Funkhausorchester under Alexander Prior. His concerts are frequently recorded and broadcast on international radio stations.
Complimentary tickets, courtesy of Adria Media Ljubljana, GenLan, and Essai & Acai, can be collected an hour before the concert at the venue. Reservations are not possible.
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