Stravinsky x 6: VI The Soldier’s Tale
“L’histoire du soldat” (Die Geschichte vom Soldaten)
für Klarinette, Fagott, Kornett, Posaune, Schlagzeug, Violine, Kontrabass und Sprecher,
Text frei nach Charles Ferdinand Ramuz und der Anthologie russischer Volksmärchen von Alexander Afan
Sung Kwon You
Sung Kwon You - Bassoon
Sung Kwon You was born in 1988 in Seoul.
He received his first bassoon lessons from Seoul Arts High School under Kim Beong Yeab. Since 2005 he has been studying at the Berlin University of the Arts under Eckart Hübner.
He is an award winner of several competitions in his home country and attended master classes with Eckart Hübner, Klaus Thunemann, and Marc Trénel. Sung Kwon has worked as a temporary assistant in the Konzerthaus Berlin and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin.
In 2009, the then 21-year-old became a permanent member of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin as solo bassoonist.
He also regularly works as a chamber musician and soloist in Korea.
Kosuke Yoshikawa - Violin
Kosuke Yoshikawa was born in Tokyo in 1984 into a musical family and received his first violin lessons at the age of three. He later continued his education at the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo with Toshiya Eto. From 2003 to 2010 he studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with Josef Hell and passed with distinction. Later, he studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich with Ana Chumachenco and also graduated with honors in 2013 with a master’s degree. His further extensive training was provided by private lessons with Rainer Honeck, concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic. He was a member of the Orchestra Academy of the Bavarian State Opera from 2010 to 2011, and in 2011 he obtained a permanent position in the first violins in the Munich Chamber Orchestra. Since 2017, he has been first violinist in the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin. He plays as a substitute with orchestras such as the Munich Philharmonic, the Bavarian State Opera, the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. His solo successes include prizes at the Stefanie Hohl Competition in Vienna and the International Violin Competition in Sion-Vallais. As a soloist, Kosuke Yoshikawa has performed with members of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Philharmonic Orchestra, Baden-Baden Philharmonic Orchestra and Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. He has a great passion for chamber music and plays with several ensembles as well as with various violin duos, a piano trio and string quartets.
Stefan Kaminski - narrator
Stefan Kaminski, born in 1974, living in Berlin, started his career as an actor and freelance-speaker in 1996 on the radio. The variety of his voice allows him to participate in numerous productions to this day both studio and live. After his education at the Academy of Dramatic Art “Ernst Busch “, Berlin he developed his qualities as an actor at the Deutsches Theater Berlin until 2015, working with inspiring directors like Dimiter Gotscheff and Jürgen Kruse. His deep, grotesque and tragicomic live-radio-drama-one-man shows were created during these theater years as well – under the name Kaminski ON AIR. They went on tour through theaters, operas and clubs in Germany ans abroad. For the tetralogy “The Ring of the Nibelung” he won the “German Record Critics’ Prize“. Hundreds of audio books, radio plays and, not least, the dubbing voice of Kermit, the frog in „The Muppets“ (since 2012) are playgrounds for his voice.
In 2020 an enriching artistic relationship between Stefan Kaminski and the RSB began with a radio concert where Stravinsky’s “L’histoire du soldat” was performed. In spring / summer 2021, Stefan Kaminski will perform two more concerts with the RSB – again with works by Stravinsky as part of the Stravinsky Festival of the orchestra.
A travelling stage in difficult times