Haiou Zhang at the Öschberghof
After his brilliant Öschberghof performance in November 2019, managing director Alexander Aisenbrey is delighted to welcome worldwide acclaimed pianist Haiou Zhang as designated Music Director for the new classical concert series "Öschberghof Classic".
The new music director Haiou Zhang is in great demand as a pianist internationally and made impressive appearances at important venues such as the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Sala São Paulo, Toronto CBC Glenn Gould Studio, Beijing Concert Hall, Shanghai Grand Theatre etc. and his 5 CD albums under the noble label hänssler CLASSIC received excellent reviews internationally.
Concert Programm 2022
The Öschberghof Classic international concert series has celebrated its first season in Summer/Autumn 2021 with wonderful success acclaimed by both the audience and the press. For the upcoming season we are looking forward to present to you an exciting chamber music program with the shooting-star ensembles of the classical music world - Quatuor Diotima, Cuarteto SolTango as well as the excellent WDR Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players. Marvelous soloists such as Tianwa Yang - described by FAZ as "the most impressive Violinist nowadays"; the Harpist Anneleen Lenaerts - solo harpist of the Vienna Philharmonic will bring us a beautiful program as well the incredible Hornist Felix Klieser accompanied by the pianist Christof Keymer.
Four international top Pianists will offer you a wide range of pianistic experiences: the Queen Elizabeth Competition 2021 gold medallist Jonathan Fournel, Haiou Zhang and laureate of Öschberghof Classic Piano Festival 2021 - Eva Gevorgyan, who just reaped enormous success with her appearance at the Chopin competition in Warsaw.
Besides that, we will collaborate with the Southwest German Radio SWR2 for a wonderful song night program with soprano Esther Valentin-Fieguth and pianist Anastasia Grishutina. The true masters of Astor Piazzolla - DUETTANGO will bring you to the world of this genial composer. Something new: the Öschberghof Classic Jazz Club will make its premiere with the dynamic Jessica Gall Quartet.
Öschberghof Classic is the official partner of those most important music competitions such as the Queen Elisabeth in Brussels, the ARD Munich competition as the Hannover violin competition. Laureates will be proudly presented in the next concert seasons here.
Beethoven Hall in the Öschberghof
In our 400 square meter Beethoven Hall with floor-to-ceiling windows and an acoustic panel, you can experience the finest composition in a unique atmosphere.
Experience the concerts of the Öschberghof classic concert series under the direction of Haiou Zhang with a wonderful view over the golf course!
Due to the special architecture in the Beethoven Hall and the height-adjustable acoustic panel on the ceiling you can simply experience the highest quality sounding and a feast for the senses everywhere in the hall.
Our unique concert hall, distinctive programs and first-class artists will take you to explore the world of classical music without any compromise!
Impressions of our concert series
On April 9, the new 2022 concert series kicked off with a recital featuring the SWR2 New Talent of the Year, the duo Esther Valentin-Fieguth, mezzo-soprano, and Anastasia Grishutina, piano, which was broadcast live on radio. Afterwards, the WDR Sinfonieorchester Chamber Players and violinist Tianwa Yang, among others, performed together with General Music Director Haiou Zhang and presented Beethoven's Spring Sonata in addition to famous compositions from China such as the "Butterfly lover's Violin Concerto" on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the German-Chinese diplomatic relationship. An enthusiastic audience recently witnessed the winner of last year's Concours Reine Elisabeth in Brussels Jonathan Fournel, who captured everyone's hearts with his magnificent performance of Chopin's B minor Sonata Op. 58 and Brahms' F minor Sonata Op. 5. There was a standing ovations for the Diamond Trio at the end of June.
In the current season, concerts are still planned with Eva Gevorgyan (September 30), Felix Klieser and Christof Keymer (December 3) as well as prize winners of the ARD Competition and the Joseph Joachim Violin Competition.