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19th October 2012 - new CD released:
„Piano Music from Israel“

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Interview with Heidrun Holtmann about her CD “Music from Israel”

How did the concept for this CD evolve?
I selected a topical area and embarked on a search for composers who themselves and sometimes also members of their family had lived in societies dominated by tyrannical regimes. Under these conditions, these composers created works originating from their demands for freedom, humanity and justice. Across all eras and cultures, human beings have always sought respect for the same essential and necessary ethical values. Through the intellectual and creative nature of their work, artists frequently have a special opportunity and enhanced spiritual strength to retain their mental independence and communicate their perceptions, thoughts and hopes.

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„Piano Music from Israel“ is available here: neos-music.com


radio broadcast (selection)


10.01.2013 Deutschlandradio Kultur
25.01.2013 MDR Figaro

Concert recording with the Jena Philharmonic Orchestra
under Daniel Raiskin in the Volkshaus Jena
Tzvi Avni: Concerto for Piano and Chamber Orchestra


06.02.2013, 10.40 a.m. Radio Bremen, Northwestradio

„CD-Tip“


07.02.2013, 3 p.m. WDR 3

„TonArt“: CD presentation and interview


22. 08. 2015, 21.30-23.00 Uhr  Deutschlandradio Kultur

Die besondere Aufnahme: “Musik im israelisch-deutschen Kontext“
Compositions by Josef Tal, Tzvi Avni (premiere), Martin Christoph Redel (premiere) and Gil Shohat
Excerpts from the piano recital of Heidrun Holtmann in the Chamber Music Hall Berlin from 22.5.2015
Stefan Lang in conversation with Heidrun Holtmann


07. 01. 2016, 8.04 - 9 p. m. - Saarlandischer Rundfunk SR 2  Kulturradio

“Mouvement”
Compositions by Josef Tal, Tzvi Avni (premiere), Robert Schumann, Martin Christoph Redel (premiere) and Gil Shohat
Excerpts from the piano recital of Heidrun Holtmann in the Chamber Music Hall Berlin from 22.5.2015
Nike Keisinger in conversation with Heidrun Holtmann


Concert dates 2009-2014


28 July 2009 - Bonn,
Bonner Klaviersommer: piano recital in the Beethoven House

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata F minor Op.57 “Appassionata”
Frédéric Chopin:
Mazurka C# minor Op.30 Nr.4
Mazurka C# minor Op.50 Nr.3
Study G# minor Op.25 Nr.6
Study C# minor Op.10 Nr.4
Study C major Op.10 Nr.7
Study F minor Op.10 Nr.9
Study C minor Op.10 Nr.12
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Rondo capriccioso E major Op.14
Tzvi Avni: 2. Piano Sonata “EPITAPH”
Maurice Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit


8 August 2009 - Meldorf,
Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival: “Fascination Night”

Piano works by Robert Schumann, Robert Schumann/Franz Liszt, Frédéric Chopin, Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Franz Liszt
Texts by Robert Schumann, Novalis, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Joseph von Eichendorff, Heinrich von Kleist, Aloysius Bertrand, Paul Verlaine, Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm and Nikolaus Lenau
Recitation: Christian Brückner


24 August 2009 - Herdecke,
piano recital in the Werner Richard Hall

Programme as in Bonn on 28.7.09

25. - 29.08.09 Master class in cooperation with the Werner Richard - Dr. Carl Dörken Foundation Herdecke and the Technische Universität Dortmund


17 & 18 September 2009 - Essen, Philharmonie,
Essener Philharmoniker
Conductor: Stefan Soltesz

Viktor Ullmann: Piano Concerto Op.25


24 September 2009 - Leverkusen, Forum,
Essener Philharmoniker
Conductor: Stefan Soltesz

Viktor Ullmann: Piano Concerto Op.25


21 - 23 October 2009 - Swiss Radio DRS Zurich
Recordings

with works by Josef Tal, Tzvi Avni and Gil Shohat


24 - 26 November 2009 - WDR Köln
Recordings

with works by Erwin Schulhoff, Wladyslaw Szpilman, Gideon Klein and Mieczislaw Weinberg


14 February 2010 - Ahaus,
piano recital in Schloß Ahaus

Programme for the 200th anniversary of Robert Schumann and Frédéric Chopin 

Robert Schumann:
Abegg-Variations Op.1
Carnaval Op.9
Frédéric Chopin:
Polonaise-Fantaisie Ab major Op. 61
Mazurka C# minor Op. 30 No. 4
Mazurka C# minor Op. 50 No. 3
Ballade No. 4 F minor Op. 52
Sonata No. 2 Bb minor Op. 35


21 February 2010 - Hamburg, Kleine Musikhalle

Recital with works by Frédéric Chopin and texts relating to his life
with Barbara Michel, recitation

Frédéric Chopin:
Polonaise f sharp minor op.44
Prelude D flat major op.28 No.15
Nocturne E flat major op.9 No.2
Etude c-minor op.10 No.12
Fantaisie f minor op.49
Impromptu F sharp major op.36
Prelude A flat major op.28 No.17
Etude A flat major op.25 No.1
Mazurka c sharp minor op.50 No.3
Barcarolle F sharp major op.60


27 February 2010 - Bielefeld, Oetkerhalle, Kleiner Saal

programme as in Hamburg on 21.2.2010


11 April 2010 - Bad Säckingen, Kurhaus,
chamber concert

with "Concertino München" with Florian Sonnleitner, 1st violin, Jürgen Besig, 2nd violin, Jürgen Weber, viola and Peter Wöpke, violoncello

Programme:
Frédéric Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor Op. 21 in the chamber music version with string quartet accompaniment
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: String Quartet in A minor Op.13
Frédéric Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor Op. 11 in the chamber music version with string quartet accompaniment


16 April 2010 - Hamburg,
piano recital in the Kleiner Saal of the Musikhalle

Programme for the 200th anniversary of Robert Schumann and Frédéric Chopin

Robert Schumann:
Abegg-Variations Op.1
Carnaval Op.9
Frédéric Chopin:
Polonaise-Fantaisie As major Op. 61
Mazurka C# minor Op. 30 No. 4
Mazurka C# minor Op. 50 No. 3
Ballade No. 4 F minor Op. 52
Sonata No. 2 Bb minor Op. 35


24 April 2010 - Bielefeld,
piano recital in the Kleiner Saal in the Oetkerhalle

Programme for the 200th anniversary of Robert Schumann and Frédéric Chopin

Robert Schumann:
Abegg-Variations Op.1
Carnaval Op.9
Frédéric Chopin:
Polonaise-Fantaisie As major Op. 61
Mazurka C# minor Op. 30 No. 4
Mazurka C# minor Op. 50 No. 3
Ballade No. 4 F minor Op. 52
Sonata No. 2 Bb minor Op. 35


14 May 2010 - Berlin,
piano recital in the Kammermusiksaal in the Philharmonie

Johann Sebastian Bach: Aria mit verschiedenen Veränderungen BWV 988 „Goldbergvariationen“
Frederic Chopin: 24 Preludes Op. 28


28 May 2010 - Piano Festival Ruhr, Haus Opherdicke
piano recital

Robert Schumann: Fantasiestücke op. 111
Kreisleriana op. 16
Frederic Chopin: Preludes op. 28


1 & 2 September 2010 - Duisburg Mercatorhalle,
Duisburger Philharmoniker
Conductor: Benjamin Shwartz

Tzvi Avni: Concerto for piano and chamber orchestra (première)


19 September 2010 - Herdecke,
piano recital in the Werner Richard Hall

Johann Sebastian Bach: Aria mit verschiedenen Veränderungen BWV 988 „Goldbergvariationen“
Frederic Chopin: 24 Preludes Op. 28


20-25 September 2010 - Herdecke, Werner Richard - Dr. Carl Dörken Foundation

International Master class for pianists


14 October 2010 - Weimar
piano recital in the ceremonial hall of the princely house of the LISZT School of Music Weimar

benefit concert in favour “Bach in Weimar” e.V.

Johann Sebastian Bach: Aria mit verschiedenen Veränderungen BWV 988
„Goldbergvariationen“
Frédéric Chopin: 24 Préludes Op. 28 


5 December 2010 - Bielefeld
piano recital in the Kleiner Saal in the Oetkerhalle

Johann Sebastian Bach: Aria mit verschiedenen Veränderungen BWV 988 „Goldbergvariationen“
Frederic Chopin: 24 Preludes Op. 28


13 September 2011 - International Beethoven-Festival
Piano Recital

Franz Liszt:
Variations on a motive from the Cantata “Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen” by J. S. Bach
Rigoletto-Paraphrase
Transcriptions on Lieder by L. v. Beethoven, F. Schubert, F. Chopin, R. Schumann and F. Liszt
Sonata in b minor


8 October 2011 - Hiddingsel, Kulturforum
Piano Recital

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Variations on „Salve tu, Domine“ KV 398
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Adagio in b minor KV 540
Robert Schumann: Carnaval op. 9
Franz Liszt: Sonata in b minor


31 December 2011 - Dülmen
Neue Philharmonie Westfalen
Conductor: Heiko Maria Förster

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 5 in E flat major op. 73


4 February 2012 - Eichwalde, Alte Feuerwache

Chamber concert with Florian Sonnleitner, violin
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonatas for piano and violin
G major K 379, E minor K 304, C major K 303, B flat major K 454


8 May 2012 - Berlin, Chamber Music Hall in the Philharmonie
piano recital

Robert Schumann: Kreisleriana op. 16
Alexander Scriabin: Poeme-Nocturne op. 61
Heinz Holliger: Elis
Claude Debussy: 6 Preludes
Maurice Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit


22 September 2012 - Warstein, Haus Kupferhammer
piano recital

Robert Schumann: Fantasiestucke op. 111
Robert Schumann: Davidsbundlertanze op. 6
Franz Schubert: Sonata in b flat major D 960


9 January 2013 - Jena, Volkshaus
Jenaer Philharmonie
Conductor: Daniel Raiskin

Tzvi Avni: Concerto for piano and chamber orchestra


13 January 2013 - Jena, Rathausdiele
piano matinée

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata A minor KV 310
Tzvi Avni: EPITAPH - 2. piano sonata
Franz Schubert: Sonata B flat major D 960


15 February 2013 - Frankfurt/Oder, Konzerthalle
Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt
Conductor: Adrian Prabava

Frédéric Chopin: piano concerto no.2 in f minor op. 21


28 & 29 April 2013 - Weimar, Weimarhalle
Staatskapelle Weimar
Conductor: Stefan Solyom

Olivier Messiaen: Turangalîla-Symphony


June 2013 - Berlin, Chamber Music Hall in the Philharmonie
piano recital

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15 June 2013 - Marburg, Schimmel-Center
piano recital

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12 July 2013 - Buldern, Alte Kirche
piano recital


17 January 2014 - Berlin, Chamber Music Hall in the Philharmonie
piano recital

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata in E flat major op. 81a „Das Lebewohl“
Tzvi Avni: EPITAPH - 2. Piano Sonata
Gil Shohat: The Kiss of Salome
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata in A flat major K 331 “Alla Turca”
Frédéric Chopin: Ballad no. 4 in F minor op. 52
3 Mazurkas op. 59
Etudes (selection)


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28 February 2014 - Bielefeld, Oetkerhalle

piano recital

Robert Schumann: 3 Fantasiestücke op. 111
Davidsbündlertänze op. 6
Franz Schubert: Sonata in B flat major D 960


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8 March 2014 - Weimar, ceremonial hall of the princely house of the LISZT School of Music Weimar

benefit concert on 300. anniversary of Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach in favour “Bach in Weimar” e. V.
piano matinée


1 March 2015 - Cologne, Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum /
Society for Christian-Jewish Cooperation
Jewish Culture Days in the Rhineland 2015
Piano recital

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 30 in E major op. 109
Josef Tal: Cum mortuis in lingua mortua
Variations on a theme by Moussorgsky
Gil Shohat: The Kiss of Salome
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Rondo capriccioso in E major op. 14
Tzvi Avni: EPITAPH - 2nd Piano Sonata
Johannes Brahms: Fantasien op. 116


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8 March 2015, Wuppertal Neue Kirche
Jewish Culture Days in the Rhineland 2015
Piano recital

the same programme as in Cologne on 1. March 2015
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26 April 2015 - Jerusalem, Academy for Music and Dance
Workshop, piano recital


28 April 2015 - Jerusalem, Jerusalem Music Center
Piano recital on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Israel and Germany 2015

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 30 in E major op. 109
Josef Tal: Cum mortuis in lingua mortua
Variations on a theme by Moussorgsky
Tzvi Avni: In Spite of All That (premiere)*
Sonata brevis for piano
Robert Schumann: Fantasiestücke op. 111
Martin Christoph Redel: “Captured Instants”
Mirror Fantasy for Piano op. 82 (premiere)*
Gil Shohat: The Kiss of Salome
Johannes Brahms: Fantasien op. 116


* composed for Heidrun Holtmann´s concerts on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Germany and Israel 2015


30 April 2015 - Tel Aviv, Felicja Blumenthal Music Center
Piano recital on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Israel and Germany 2015

the same programme as in Jerusalem on the 28 April 2015


22. May 2015 - Berlin, Chamber Music Hall in the Philharmonie
Piano recital on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Israel and Germany 2015

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 30 in E major op. 109
Josef Tal: Cum mortuis in lingua mortua
Variations on a theme by Moussorgsky
Tzvi Avni: In Spite of All That (German first performance)*
Sonata brevis for piano
Robert Schumann: Fantasiestücke op. 111
Martin Christoph Redel: “Captured Instants”
Mirror Fantasy for Piano op. 82 (German first performance)*
Gil Shohat: The Kiss of Salome
Johannes Brahms: Fantasien op. 116


* composed for Heidrun Holtmann´s concerts on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Germany and Israel 2015


12 January 2016 - Saarbrucken, City School of Music, Tzvi Avni Hall
Piano recital on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Israel and Germany 2015

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 30 in E major op. 109
Josef Tal: Essay II
Tzvi Avni: In Spite of All That*
Sonata brevis for piano
Robert Schumann: Fantasiestücke Op. 111
Martin Christoph Redel: “Captured Instants” op. 82 *
Mirror Fantasy for Piano
Gil Shohat: The Kiss of Salome
Johannes Brahms: 7 Fantasias op. 116


* composed for Heidrun Holtmann´s concerts on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Germany and Israel 2015


31 January 2016 - Frankfurt (Oder), Konzerthalle
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 1 in C major op. 15
Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt, conductor: Michael Hofstetter


8 March 2016 - Bad Segeberg, City Hall
Piano recital
Johann Sebastian Bach: Aria mit verschiedenen Veränderungen BWV 988
Ludwig van Beethoven: 33 Variationen über einen Walzer von A. Diabelli op. 120


2 November 2016 - Berlin, Passionskirche
IPPNW benefit concert in favor of the refugees from Lampedusa

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: 12 Variations on “Ah, vous dirai-je Maman” in C Major K 265
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata in F minor op. 57 “Appassionata”
Franz Schubert:     Sonata in B flat Major D 960

2 September 2017 - Eichwalde, Alte Feuerwache
Piano recital

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonata in A minor KV 310
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata in A major op. 101
Tzvi Avni: From my Diary
Robert Schumann: Fantasie in C major op. 17

17 September 2017 - Warstein, Haus Kupferhammer
Piano recital

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonata in A minor KV 310
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata in A major op. 101
Tzvi Avni: From my Diary
Robert Schumann: Fantasie in C major op. 17

28 September 2017 - Herdecke, Werner Richard Saal
Piano recital

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonata in A minor KV 310
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata in A major op. 101
Tzvi Avni: From my Diary
Robert Schumann: Fantasie in C major op. 17

19 Oktober 2017 - Saarbrücken Funkhaus Halberg, Großer Sendesaal
Deutsche Radio-Philharmonie Saarbrücken-Kaiserslautern
Conductor: Jamie Phillips

Tzvi Avni: Konzert für Klavier und Kammerorchester