Rapauke-Finale in the Großer Sendesaal
Final Concert of the Rapauke Series
Music to listen to and join in – for children aged 3 to 6
Steffen Tast - Conductor
Rapauke macht Musik
Since 2013, the “Rapauke macht Musik” series thrilled the little listeners of the RSB. The 3- to 6-year-old children sing in each of their subscription concerts together with Jule Greiner and Isabel Stegner, who guide them through the programme. Also always participating is Rapauke, played by Helena Boysen.
And not only Rapauke and the musicians of the RSB are looking forward to the children, but also the other way around. Because each of the one-hour concerts is full of music, visual impulses, stories, and games of movement. There are chamber music works from different epochs and arrangements of large-scale pieces for chamber ensembles, often by members of the RSB themselves. Also, the knowledge of the instruments to be heard or important musical terms are not neglected. And towards the end of each concert, children build a little percussion instrument that they can take home later. Thus, everyone can make music together once again during the last piece of music.
The four concerts in the “Rapauke macht Musik” series build on each other in terms of content and therefore are available on subscription together with the “Rapauke-Finale” for € 40 per person at the visitor service of the RSB.
For each concert of the 2020/2021 season, composer Nuria Núñez Hierro will compose a new work which will then be premiered by the RSB musicians. The RSB’s commission is made possible by the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung.
Nuria Núñez Hierro
Nuria Núñez Hierro
Born in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain in 1980, Nuria Núñez-Hierro studied piano and composition at the Higher Conservatory of Music in Cordoba, Spain, and completed a master’s degree with honours at the Berlin University of the Arts, where she received tuition from the composers Elena Mendoza and Iris ter Schiphorst. She has been awarded scholarships from La Caixa Foundation, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and the Andalusian regional government. From 2014 to 2016, she was a fellow at the Graduate School of the Berlin University of the Arts with her project „Bestiarium“, a study of the interrelations between musical and theatrical elements in contemporary performative productions for all audiences. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at the Complutense University of Madrid, where she is conducting research into opera and other contemporary music productions for children.
She has been awarded numerous prizes and scholarships, such as the Best Opera and Public Choice Awards at the 2020 Young Audiences Music Awards (YAMawards); the Rome Prize from the German Academy Rome Villa Massimo-Casa Baldi and the Spanish Academy in Rome; a Leonardo Grant from the BBVA Foundation for the creation of „La Isla“, a video opera for children; First Prize and Audience Prize at the Composition for Orchestra Competition at Weimar Spring Festival (2014); a Villa Aurora Fellowship (2015, an arts residency in Los Angeles); a composition scholarship (Kompositionsstipendium) from the Thüringer Landesmusikakademie Sondershausen (2013, an arts residency and a commission for an orchestral piece); Third Prize at the 7th International Jurgenson Competition for Young Composers (Russian Centre for Contemporary Music in Moscow); and a nomination for the European Composer Award at the Young Euro Classic festival, Berlin (2012, for her work „Donde se forjan las quimeras“). In 2011, she was awarded a composer residency at the Academy of Contemporary Music of the Spanish National Youth Orchestra (JONDE).
As a composer, she is particularly interested in creating projects to bring contemporary music to younger audiences. Her ideas have resulted in projects such as „La Isla“ La Isla (a video chamber opera for audiences aged 11 and over), „El sueño del señor Rodari“ (a chamber opera with shadow play theatre for audiences aged 8 and over), „Kleines Stück Himmel“ (a Musiktheater for children aged 2-4 years old commissioned by the Deutsche Oper Berlin and nominated for the Berlin IKARUS Preis) and „Bestiarium“ (2014-2018), a hybrid Musiktheater for audiences aged 6 and over.
Steffen Tast - Conductor
Steffen Tast was born in 1965 in Berlin.
After studying violin at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” Berlin in 1987, he became a member of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (RSB). In the same year, his interest in contemporary music led him to the chamber ensemble “Kammerensemble Neue Musik” Berlin (KNM).
In recent years, he has been appearing increasingly as a conductor. Initially, the focus was on working with KNM Berlin. This was followed by invitations as a conductor with the Ensemble Oriol, the Kammerakademie Potsdam, the Ensemble Modern, and the Ensemble Ascolta Stuttgart. Since 2005 he has been regularly conducting chamber orchestra concerts with members of the RSB and their orchestra academy, and also symphony concerts as part of the family- and school student concerts of the orchestra since 2014. In his home village of Klein Leppin in north-western Brandenburg, he was one of the initiators of the project “Dorf macht Oper” (“Village makes opera”) in 2005 and has since been its musical director.
Steffen Tast is involved as mentor in the orchestra academy of the RSB.
Sun 19 June 2022 - 3 pm Haus des Rundfunks