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News - Spring 2001 (Issue No. 7)
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Introducing Ewa Kupiec
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Intermusica recently became world manager of the fine Polish virtuoso pianist Ewa Kupiec. One of the fastest rising representatives of the younger generation of Polish artists, Kupiec is particularly well-known in Germany, where she has built a strong relationship with leading orchestras and promoters who have warmly embraced her individual approach which combines intellect with true emotion.
More Triumphs in U.S. for Flor
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As we go to press, Claus Peter Flor spends his third week with the Dallas Symphony this season as their Principal Guest Conductor.
Triumphant return to Tonhalle and Hailed back at the Hallé!
If his recent triumph with the Tonhalle-Orchester in Zurich is anything to go by, then the veteran Polish conductor Stanislaw Skrowaczewski shows no signs of age slowing him down!
Heinrich Schiff Paris Residency
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Having whetted the appetite with a recital at the Cité de la Musique last October as part of a pan-European tour with Leif Ove Andsnes, Heinrich Schiff returned for a week-long residency at Radio France in early January.
Alban Berg Quartet celebrates 30 years
Widely regarded as one of the great chamber ensembles of the world, in 2001 the Alban Berg Quartet celebrates 30 years of glorious music-making.
Haefliger wows Berlin and Vienna
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Andreas Haefliger’s latest European recital tour included concerts in the Berlin Philharmonic’s Sunday afternoon piano series and the Vienna Konzerthaus.
Record Shelf
A selection of recent releases by our artists go to full story
Metzmacher makes a splash outside Hamburg
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Conductor Ingo Metzmacher makes best use of a two-month break from his intensive activities as General Music Director and Artistic Director of the Hamburg Opera this Spring with major appearances throughout Europe and the United States.
Staff News
We bid a fond farewell to Kathy Schuman who decided at Christmas to return home to New York after 4 outstandingly productive and enjoyable years at Intermusica.

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Matthias Bamert: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra appointment
Congratulations! to Matthias Bamert on his appointment as Associate Guest Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - effective from 1 September 2001 for an initial period of 4 years.
Currie premieres new Torke concerto
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Michael Torke’s Rapture, a percussion concerto written for Colin Currie, had its world premiere in February with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop.
Kavakos becomes Principal Guest Artist of Camerata Salzburg
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At a glittering press launch in January, the Camerata Salzburg announced several new initiatives with which to take the prestigious ensemble (formerly the Camerata Accademica Salzburg) into the new Millennium. Greek virtuoso violinist Kavakos has been named as the first ever Principal Guest Artist of the Camerata Salzburg, beginning in September 2001.
A tribute to Cecile Ousset
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To anyone that knows her, the rationale behind Cecile Ousset’s decision not to continue playing in public and the manner in which she wanted to go out will not be a surprise.
HK Gruber conducts trumpet concerto
Following numerous performances of the work throughout Europe since the Proms premiere in 1999, HK Gruber’s Aerial was conducted by the composer himself in Hamburg at the beginning of March (Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg).
Welcoming James Ehnes
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Intermusica’s other new soloist is the 24-year-old Canadian virtuoso violinist James Ehnes. He has performed with most of the major North American orchestras.
Louis Lortie clocks up transatlantic miles
Louis Lortie is having a busy season flitting between Europe and North America, to work with orchestras such as the San Franciso Symphony/Runnicles, Houston Symphony/Flor, Deutsche Sinfonie– Orchester/Inbal, Dutch Radio Philharmonic/Vonk, Komische Oper Berlin/Sloane, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic/Pesek.
Orchestral Touring Highlights
One hundred musicians, seven days, five concerts, three buses, two hotels, but only one Budapest Festival Orchestra.
Intermusica signs new lease in Islington
Intermusica first arrived at Duncan Terrace in London's Islington quarter just north of "the City" (London's financial district) in 1988.

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