Sold-out concerts wrap up the semester

Students presented a chamber music program in two academy concerts on July 10th

Peter Adamik

The 2020–21 academic year, a time shaped by numerous challenges for students and faculty of the Barenboim-Said Akademie, is coming to a close. In wrapping up the semester, the young musicians had the opportunity to participate in a week-long chamber music workshop under the guidance of faculty members Michael Barenboim, Yulia Deyneka, Emmanuel Pahud and Giuseppe Mentuccia. They worked intensively on chamber music programs for two academy concerts that closed the semester on July 10. The recitals allowed the students to perform as part of various ensembles, which had been very limited over the course of the past months.

 The two sold-out concerts met with an enthusiastic audience response. The programs included, among many other works, excerpts and individual movements from Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du soldat, Schubert’s String Quintet and an early trio by Beethoven for piano, flute and bassoon. We wish everyone a great summer and look forward to seeing you all again next semester! 

Program Afternoon Concert (15.00h)


Dvořák, Piano Quintet No. 2, Op. 81
First and second movements
Mark Karlinski & Hallel Tutter, Violin
Sara Umanskaya, Viola
Yunus Altikanat, Cello
Itai Navon, Piano

Beethoven, Trio for Piano, Flute and Bassoon WoO 37
Carla García Heredia, Flute
Nur Meisler, Bassoon
Arghavan Sadeghipour, Piano 

Mišek, Sonata for Double Bass and Piano No. 1
First movement
Begüm Aslan, Bass
Sara Aqel, Piano

Mozart, Serenade for Winds in C minor K. 388
Meri Musaev & Leonid Surkov, Oboe
Ido Evangulov & Lourd Hadweh, Clarinet
Gal Varon & Nur Koç, Bassoon
Sakura Koyama & Carlos Pinho, Horn

Program Evening Concert (19.00h)


Stravinsky, L’Histoire du soldat
Selections from the Suite
Giuseppe Mentuccia, Conductor
Ido Evangulov, Clarinet
Gal Varon, Bassoon
Gonen Orbach, Trumpet
Diogo Mendes, Trombone
Roshanak Rafani, Percussion
Bilal Alnemr, Violin
Cem Güney Yıldırım, Double Bass 

Brahms, Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114
First and second movement
Lourd Hadweh, Clarinet
Raffaella Cardaropoli, Cello
Amine Helou, Piano 

Ravel, Sonata for Violin and Cello
First and second movement
Alpay Jan İnkilap, Violin
Idil Pulat, Cello 

Czerny, Horn Trio in E-flat major, Op. 105
First movement
Carlos Pinho, Horn
Avraham Tirfe, Violin
Amine Helou, Piano

Schubert, String Quintet in C major, D 956
First movement
Ayda Demirkan & Semaan Wehbe, Violin
Sara Umanskaya, Viola
Raffaella Cardaropoli & Parya Moulaei, Cello