Model project “Concert for All” 4
“Don Quixote” – Fantastische Variationen über ein Thema ritterlichen Charakters op. 35
Ralf Sochaczewsky - Conductor
Ralf Sochaczewsky received conducting lessons under Christian Grube and Marc Piollet at the Berlin University of the Arts. Later he studied choir conducting under Jörg-Peter Weigle and orchestral conducting under Prof. Reuter at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler”.
He directs the Berlin choir Cantus Domus, with which he won a 1st prize at the Berlin Choir Competition in 2017 and a 3rd prize at the 8th Choir Competition of the Deutscher Musikrat in Dortmund . From 1998 to 2012, he conducted the Ensemberlino Vocale choir and successfully participated in choir competitions (1st prize at Chorfest Bremen (Bremen Choir Festival) 2008).
He regularly works with choirs like the Berlin Vocalconsort, the Cappella Amsterdam, the RIAS Kammerchor, and the Berliner Rundfunkchor.
In 2016, he conducted the European premiere of the oratorio “Anthracite Fields” by Julia Wolfe, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2015, with the DR Vocalensemble and Bang on a Can-All Stars.
Ralf Sochaczewsky has performed with orchestras such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the National Radio Orchestra Bucharest, and the Chamber Orchestra of the Minsk Philharmonic. He conducted operas at the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, the Komische Oper Berlin, the Opera National du Rhin, and the Lithuanian National Opera.
Ralf Sochaczewsky collaborated with various pop groups and artists such as Stargaze and André de Ridder, Bon Iver, Damien Rice, Lisa Hannigan, and Tocotronic. With Cantus Domus, he is a regular guest at festivals such as HaldernPop and KalternPop.
He teaches choral conducting at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler”. For his great service to the Berlin choir scene, the Chorverband Berlin awarded him the Geschwister Mendelssohn Medal in 2017.
Künstlerische Leitung der Darsteller:innen des Theaters Thikwa
In the fourth edition of the Concert for All, we invite people with and without cognitive disabilities to a very special performance of Richard Strauss’ “Don Quixote”. Together with Theater Thikwa, we bring the tone poem to life. Theatre Thikwa works with performers with and without disabilities – we are delighted to have them all as guests at our “Concert for All”.
“Concert for All” is a model project in which the RSB is designing offers that enable participation for deaf and hard-of-hearing people as well as people with cognitive impairments, with the ultimate aim of integrating them permanently into the orchestra’s concert programme.
During the four-year term of the project, methods and concepts will be tested in close cooperation with associations, affected people and their relatives, pilot events will be held and ultimately new, inclusive formats will be created that meet the needs of the target groups and yet are open to all visitors.
Cooperation partnerTheater Thikwa
“Don Quixote” – An adventurous tale of heroes
Moderated rehearsal with Vladimir Jurowski
in cooperation with Südddeutsche Zeitung
Rapauke and the World of the Jungle
Concert broadcast to the Zeiss-Grossplanetarium
Weill, Adès, Rachmaninoff