Rosendal Chamber Music Festival 2020

Hagen Clemens, cello. Foto Uta Suesse Krause.

Clemens Hagen

Biography

Cellist Clemens Hagen was born in Salzburg into a family of musicians. At the age of six he started
playing the cello, two years later he was a student of the Mozarteum in Salzburg, and then went
on to study at the Conservatoire in Basel with Wilfried Tachezi and Heinrich Schiff. In 1983 he
received the special award of the Vienna Philharmonic and the Karl-Böhm Award.

Cellist Clemens Hagen was born in Salzburg into a family of musicians. At the age of six he started
playing the cello, two years later he was a student of the Mozarteum in Salzburg, and then went
on to study at the Conservatoire in Basel with Wilfried Tachezi and Heinrich Schiff. In 1983 he
received the special award of the Vienna Philharmonic and the Karl-Böhm Award.

Clemens Hagen has performed with many major orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic,
Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Camerata Academica Salzburg, Radio
Symphony Orchestra Freiburg (SWR), Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Chamber
Orchestra of Europe, NHK Orchestra Tokyo and the Cleveland Orchestra. He has worked with such
conductors as Claudio Abbado, Sylvain Cambreling, Daniel Harding, Nikolaus Harnoncourt,
Manferd Honeck, Ingo Metzmacher, Horst Stein and Franz Welser-Möst.

He also performed the Beethoven Triple Concerto at Styriarte Graz with the Chamber Orchestra
of Europe and Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Thomas Zehetmair and Pierre Laurent Aimard. This project
was also produced by Warner Classics. He toured Germany with the Houston Symphony Orchestra
and Hans Graf. In 2006 Clemens Hagen will return to the Cleveland Orchestra. These concerts will
be conducted by Osmo Vänska.

As an important addition to his solo performances and his many concerts with the Hagen Quartet,
he plays chamber music with Martha Argerich, Renaud Capuçon, Itamar Golan, Paul Gulda,
Hélène Grimaud, Gidon Kremer, Oleg Maisenberg, András Schiff, Benjamin Schmid and Mitsuko
Uchida.

Clemens Hagen toured with the Radio Philharmonie Hannover NDR and Eiji Oue, giving concerts in
Vienna, Budapest and Zagreb. Furthermore, he performed trio concerts with the Bach: Goldberg
Variations (Arrangement Sitkovetsky) together with Mihaela Martin and Nobuko Imai in
Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Hamburg and Vienna.

For the opening concerts of the Vienna international Festival 2009 (Wiener Festwochen), Clemens
Hagen was invited as soloist with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Nikolaus
Harnoncourt.

Amongst his recordings are the Beethoven Cello Sonatas together with Paul Gulda for JVC
Records, and the Brahms Double Concerto with Gidon Kremer and the Concertgebouw Orkest
under Nikolaus Harnoncourt for Teldec. Recently, Dabringhaus & Grimm released a CD with
chamber music of Brahms and Pfitzner, recorded with Benjamin Schmid and Claudius Tanski.

Repertoire
Beethoven – Tripelkonzert
Brahms – Konzert für Violine und Cello e-moll
Dvorak – Konzert h-moll op. 104
Elgar – Konzert op. 85
Fauré – Elegie op. 24
Gulda – Konzert für Cello und Blasorchester
Haydn – Konzert Nr. 1 C-Dur; Konzert Nr. 2 D-Dur
Hindemith – Konzert
Lalo – Konzert d-moll
Lutoslawski – Konzert für Cello und Orchester 1970
Saint-Saëns – Konzert a-moll Nr. 1
Schostakowitsch – Konzert Nr. 1
Schumann – Konzert a-moll op. 129
Strauss – Don Quixote
Tippett – Konzert für Violine, Viola und Cello
Tschaikowsky – Rokoko Variationen

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Festival Performances Year 2020

Dmitri Shostakovich Prelude & Scherzo: Two pieces for String Octet, Op. 11 (1925)
Veriko Tchumburidze (violin), Sonoko Miriam Welde (violin), Tabea Zimmermann (viola), Clemens Hagen (cello), Quatour Danel.

Edison Denisov Sonata for Solo Clarinet (1972)
Anthony Mc Gill (clarinet)

Modest Mussorgsky Songs and Dances of Death (1875 - 1877)
Andrei Bondarenko (baritone), Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

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Alexander Vustin: Zaitev’s letter (1990)
Christophe Poncet de Solages, ténor, Ensemble Allegria, PERCelleh (percussion). Christian Eggen, conductor.

Dmitri Shostakovich Chamber Symphony (after String Quartet No. 8), Op. 110a (1967
Ensemble Allegria.

Dmitri Sjostakovitsj: Two pieces for String Quartet - Elegy and Polka (1931)
Quatour Danel

Dmitri Sjostakovitsj: Five Pieces for Two Violins and Piano (1955)
Veriko Tchumburidze (fiolin), Sonoko Miriam Welde (fiolin), Sasha Grynyuk (piano).

Dmitri Sjostakovitsj: “Real” Jazz Suite No. 2 (1938)
Arranged for Piano Duo by Gerard McBurney. Sasha Grynyuk (piano), Marianna Shirinyan (piano).

Sergej Prokofjev: Romeo and Juliet (Excerpts), Op. 64 (1938)
Aarranged for Viola and Piano by Vadim Borisovsky. Marianna Shirinyan (piano), Tabea Zimmermann (bratsj).

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Alexander Vustin: Three Toropets Songs for Piano Solo (1972)

Dmitri Shostakovich: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Minor, Op. 40 (1934)
Clemens Hagen (cello), Marc-André Hamelin (piano).

Sergej Prokofjev: Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op. 34 (1919)
Anthony Mc Gill (clarinet), Quatour Danel, Marianna Shirinyan (piano).

Dmitri Sjostakovitsj: String Quartet No. 4 in D major, Op. 83 (1949)
Quatour Danel

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Alexander Krein: Two Sketches on Hebrew Themes, Op.13 (1914)
Anthony Mc Gill (clarinet), Quatour Danel

Dmitri Sjostakovitsj Piano Trio No.2 in E Minor, Op. 67 (1944)
Veriko Tchumburidze (violin), Clemens Hagen (cello), Leif Ove Andsnes (piano).