Chamber concert Ballhaus Wedding
String Quartet in B minor op. 6
String Quartet No. 4
String Quartet in E flat major
Ania Bara-Rast - Violine
Violinist Ania Bara-Rast began her violin studies as a junior student in Conrad von der Goltz’s early development class in Regensburg and continued her studies after graduating from high school in Krzysztof Wegrzyn’s class at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media. She completed her bachelor’s degree with top marks, as well as her master’s degree at the University of Music and Theatre Hamburg with Tanja Becker-Bender.
She received special musical impulses in numerous masterclasses with professors such as Maxim Vengerov, Mauricio Fuks, Ulf Wallin and Nora Chastain.
She has won several national prizes in the “Jugend musiziert” competition, both as a soloist and in chamber music ensembles.
She was concertmaster of the Bavarian State Youth Orchestra and a member of renowned youth orchestras such as the German National Youth Orchestra, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival Orchestra and the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra.
Ania has been a trainee at the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover since 2012, was accepted into the Academy of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester Hamburg for the 2013/2014 season and was also a scholarship holder of the Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss.
She has played in the 2nd violin section of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin since 2016.
She has also been 2nd violinist in the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra since 2021.
Alejandro Regueira Caumel
Alejandro Regueira Caumel - Viola
Alejandro Regueira Caumel, born in 1991 in Málaga/Spain, began playing the violin and piano at the age of six. In Madrid, he studied with Anna Baget and moved to Dionisio Rodríguez as a violist in 2008. In 2009 he came to Germany and studied at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” with Pauline Sachse and Tabea Zimmermann. Master classes with Wilfried Strehle, Andreas Willwohl, Roberto Díaz, Felix Schwartz and Jean Sulem complemented his education.
Chamber music has been a particular focus of his career to date. He participated in the chamber music festival of the “Kronberg Academy” and in the “Seiji Ozawa International Academy Switzerland”, performed repeatedly with the Frielinghaus Ensemble and can be heard regularly at chamber music festivals such as the “Festival Ribeira Sacra” or in the Nikolaisaal Potsdam. He also won first prizes at various competitions, including the “Concurso Ibérico de Música de Cámara con Arpa” (in duo with harpist Maud Edenwald), the XII. International Competition for Viola and Cello “Villa de Llanes”, at the “Concurso María Cristina” for young soloists and at the competition of “Jeunesses Musicales” in Spain.
Alejandro Regueira Caumel gained orchestral experience as a member of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra and the Spanish National Youth Orchestra, as well as through substitute work with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and as principal violist with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra London, the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana and the Orquesta Nacional de España.
From 2010 to 2012 he was an academist with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and has been its principal violist since 2015.
With “Herz” and Mendelssohn
A chamber music evening, performed by members of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, is dedicated to three female composers. Including Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s sister, Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn, the actual inventor of the “Songs without Words”. Grażyna Bacewicz was considered a musical luminary of the mid-20th century in Poland. And Maria Herz (1878-1950)? Is currently being rediscovered, for example by us!
Ballrooms have had a great time in Berlin. Without the plush dance halls, the Golden Twenties would probably not have become the cult brand that it is today, and which even had an impact on the founding years of radio. The RSB opens up two of Berlin’s lovingly maintained ballrooms for selected chamber concerts: the Ballhaus Wedding and the Ballhaus Neukölln, today’s “Heimathafen”.
Both mark stations on an imaginary line between the orchestra’s two radio houses during its 100-year history: the Haus des Rundfunks in Charlottenburg and the Funkhaus Nalepastraße in Oberschöneweide.
Mensch, Musik! #8 – „Zufällig FREI“
Bach, Klein, Satie, Abazari, Honegger, Pärt, Coulombe