The Solo Challenge: Violin

Sunday, 25. November 2018, 18:00

Universität Wien, Campus der Universität Wien – Hörsaal D
Spitalgasse 4
1090 Wien

In Wien Modern’s »Solo Challenge«, special guest soloists will tread their own personal tightrope on stage: in the third and final part in the old pathology auditorium with its sensational acoustics, four violinists will leave their usual terrain and undertake journeys into baroque, Kurdish and Central American sound worlds. 

Tiziana Bertoncini (who also performs on 18.11. with ensemble]h[iatus) delves into improvisation. Annelie Gahl (long-time collaborator with Nikolaus Harnoncourt) goes on a journey through time from the late baroque to a world premiere by Beat Furrer. Nurit Stark (who performed Shostakovich here in 2016 and Kurtág’s »Kafka-Fragmenten« in 2017) demonstrates with John Cage’s legendary »Freeman Etudes« that nothing is impossible on the violin. Barbara Lüneburg ends the series of solo recitals with a Ritual by Cuban composer Louis Aguirre. 

As in the other »Solo Challenges« for cello (04.11.) and piano (0811.), there will be a number of performances of a new ninefold world premiere by Katharina Klement, as well as graphic scores by Anestis Logothetis.  Four astonishingly virtuosic musicians, who are taking the violin by the hand into the 21st century. 


Tiziana Bertoncini, Violine

Annelie Gahl, Violine

Barbara Lüneburg, Violine


18.00 Uhr

Tiziana Bertoncini


Anestis Logothetis

Seismographie II (1964)

Katharina Klement

Schütten 1.2 für Violine. Gradation B (2018) UA

Kompositionsauftrag von Wien Modern

19.00 Uhr

Annelie Gahl

Johann Georg Pisendel

Sonate a-moll für Violine solo (1. Satz) (1717)

John Cage

Chorals (Auszug) (1978)

Anestis Logothetis

Oskulationen (1964)

Elisabeth Harnik

circle of understanding (2011-2012)

Katharina Klement

Schütten 1.3 für Violine. Gradation C (2018) UA

Kompositionsauftrag von Wien Modern

Giacinto Scelsi

Xynobis (1964)

Beat Furrer

Fragment einer Studie (2007-2018) UA

Morton Feldman

For Aaron Copland (1981)

John Cage

Chorals (Auszug) (1978)

Georges Aperghis

I.X. (2001-2002)

John Dowland

Melancholy Galliard (Arrangement Annelie Gahl)


20:30 Uhr

Barbara Lüneburg

Anestis Logothetis

Oskulationen (1964)

Katharina Klement

Schütten 1.1 für Violine. Gradation A (2018) UA

Louis Aguirre

Toque a Eshu y Ochosi (2013) EA


Produktion Wien Modern


Sunday, 25. November 2018

The Solo Challenge: Violin

The performance has already taken place.

Festival pass accepted
Ticket prices: € 23,-

Holders of festival passes are asked to collect tickets at the Wiener Konzerthaus' Ticket- & Service-Center (depending on availabilty)
50% discount for youth members of Wiener Konzerthaus or Musikverein, school children, students, apprentices and servicemen not older than 26 (1 ticket)
10% discount for members of Ö1 Club (2 tickets)
Admission may be limited according to the hall's capacity


Wien Modern
Lothringerstraße 20
1030 Vienna

Tel.: +43 1 24200