The Gibraltar Philharmonic Society in association with Parasol Foundation has the great privilege of presenting the 1st Clarinettist of the Berlin Philharmonic, Andreas Ottensamer in a recital with pianist José Gallardo on Thursday 7th April 2016 at 8:00pm at the Convent Ballroom.
ROBERT SCHUMANN: 3 Romanzen Op. 94
JOHANNES BRAHMS: Wie Melodien zieht es mir (arr. for clarinet and piano)
CARL M. VON WEBER: Grand Duo Concertante Op. 48
NINO ROTA: Sonata
ALEC TEMPLETON: Pocket Size Sonata
JOSEPH HOROWITZ: Sonatina
The Austrian clarinettist Andreas Ottensamer has captured audiences and critics alike with the singular beauty of tone that he coaxes from the instrument. Born in 1989, Ottensamer comes from an Austro-Hungarian family of musicians and was drawn to music early, receiving his first piano lessons when he was four. At the age of ten he began studying cello in his home town at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, then changed to the clarinet under Johann Hindler in 2003.
Andreas Ottensamer gained his first orchestral experience as a deputy in the orchestra of the Vienna State Opera and the Vienna Philharmonic and as a member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester. In 2009 he interrupted his Harvard studies to become a scholar of the Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker. He now is the principle clarinettist with the Berliner Philharmoniker.
Ottensamer has won first prize in competitions for clarinet, cello and piano, and performs as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the world in venues such as Musikverein Wien, Konzerthaus Wien, Brucknerhaus Linz, Musikverein Graz, Philharmonie Berlin, Tempodrom Berlin, De Doelen Rotterdam, and Seoul Arts Center. His artistic partnerships include work with Murray Perahia, Leif Ove Andsnes, Leonidas Kavakos, Janine Jansen, Clemens Hagen and Yo-Yo Ma.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, José Gallardo started piano lessons at the age of 5 at the Buenos Aires Conservatory. Later he continued his studies with Prof. Poldi Mildner at the Department of Music, University of Mainz where he received his diploma. During this time he discovered his passion for chamber music. He drew his musical inspiration from artists such as Menahem Pressler, Alfonso Montecino, Karl-Heinz Kammerling, Sergiu Celibidache, Rosalyn Tureck and Bernard Greenhouse.
José Gallardo has won numerous national and international awards. Invitations to numerous tours and festivals followed, including the Chamber Music Festival Lockenhaus, Verbier Festival, Lucerne Festival, Chopin and his Europe Warsaw, Ludwigsburg Castle Festival, Schwetzingen Festival, Schleswig Holstein, the Kronberg Cello Festival, Musiktage Hitzacker, Kaposfest Hungary and the Rheingau Music Festival.