Fantasy and Dream Worlds
Istarska suita (Istrian Suite) for orchestra
Symphonie Fantastique, op. 14 a
Ivan Repušić - Conductor
Ivan Repušić studied conducting at the Zagreb Music Academy with Igor Gjadrov and Vjekoslav Šutej, continuing his studies with renowned conductors such as Jorma Panula and Gianluigi Gelmetti, as well as assisting Kazushi Ono (Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe) and Donald Runnicles (Deutsche Oper Berlin).
After working as Principal Conductor and Opera Director at the Croatian National Theatre in Split, Music Director of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Principal Conductor of the Zadar Chamber Orchestra, Conductor with the Staatsoper in Hanover and Principal Guest Conductor at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Ivan Repušic was appointed General Music Director at the Staatsoper in Hanover from the 2016/2017 season. Ivan Repušic recently made his debut with the Munich Radio Orchestra with a staged performance of Puccini’s LA RONDINE and a NEW YEAR’S EVE GALA and as a result has been appointed the orchestra’s new Principal Conductor beginning with the 2017/2018 season.
Recent engagements have taken him to the New National Theatre in Toky for LA TRAVIATA, to the Deutsche Oper in Berlin conducting CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI, LA TRAVIATA, NABUCCO, TANNHÄUSER, CARMEN, TURANDOT, TOSCA, UN BALLO IN MASCHERA, LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, EUGEN ONEGIN, THE FLYING DUTCHMAN, to the Semperoper in Dresden for MACBETH, FAUST, THE MAGIC FLUTE and LA TRAVIATA, to the Aalto Theater in Essen with FALSTAFF, to the Staatsoper Hamburg with RIGOLETTO, L’ELISIR D’AMORE and LA BOHÈME and to the Komische Oper Berlin for RIGOLETTO and LA TRAVIATA.
He has conducted all the major Croatian orchestras and opera ensembles, as well as the Berlin State Opera, Norwegian National Opera Orchestra, Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Orchestra of Milan, Prague Symphony Orchestra, the Niedersächsisches Staatsorchester in Hanover and the Staatsorchester in Darmstadt, the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, etc.
He performed at all the major Croatian festivals, as well as held guest performances at numerous European halls and festivals, including the famous Musikverein in Vienna, Baden Baden Festspielehaus, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Smetana Hall in Prague, and Festival Verdi Parma. He is also a regular guest conductor with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin) .He was the recipient of some of the most prestigious awards in Croatia. Beside his conducting endeavors, Repušić continually pursues his pedagogical work as Adjunct Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Split.
Johannes Moser - Violoncello
German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser has performed with the world’s leading orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, BBC Philharmonic at the Proms, London Symphony, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Tokyo NHK Symphony, Philadelphia and Cleveland Orchestras with conductors of the highest level.
Johannes has a multi award-winning discography with his exclusive label PENTATONE, and November 2018 will see the release of his next disc featuring the Lutoslawski and Dutilleux concertos.
In the 2018/19 season Johannes will be Artist-in-Residence with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and the Oregon Symphony, undertaking a diverse range of projects including concerto and solo performances, education and outreach activities and a chamber orchestra tour directed from the cello.
Other highlights of the season include Johannes’ debut with the Wiener Philharmoniker and Oslo Philharmonic orchestras, the World and European Premières of Andrew Norman’s cello concerto, and two trips to Australasia including a tour with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra followed later in the season by concerts at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and in recital at the Sydney Opera House.
A dedicated chamber musician, Johannes is a regular at festivals including the Verbier, Schleswig-Holstein, Gstaad Kissinger, Mehta Chamber Music Festival, and the Colorado, Seattle and Brevard music festivals. This season he will appear in recital with pianist Till Fellner in North America.
Renowned for his efforts to expand the reach of the classical genre, as well as his passionate focus on new music, Johannes has recently been heavily involved in commissioning works by Julia Wolfe, Ellen Reid, Thomas Agerfeld Olesen, Johannes Kalitzke, Jelena Firsowa and Andrew Norman.
Throughout his career, Johannes has been committed to reaching out to all audiences, from kindergarten to college and beyond. He combines most of his concert engagements with masterclasses, school visits and preconcert lectures.
Johannes Moser plays on an Andrea Guarneri Cello from 1694 from a private collection.
Feasting on the sound ot the cello – played by our Artist in Focus
Concert introduction: Pre-concert talk with Steffen Georgi: 6.45 pm, Hermann-Wolff-Saal
Christmas Concert – Singing Christmas
Family and school concert