29.08.2019 Goldberg Septett

Thursday, August 29th 2019, 7.00 p.m. Artus Court (Dwór Artusa),

Długi Targ 43/44 Gdańsk

Goldberg Septett (Germany)

  • Magdalena Bogner – flute,
  • Daniel Gatz – clarinet,
  • Yu-Tung Shih – bassoon,
  • Carmen Steinmeier – harp
  • Gabriel Adorjan – violin,
  • Kim Esther Roloff – viola,
  • Joan Bachs – cello


Johann Sebastian Bach Goldberg Variations BWV 988
arr. for septet by Heribert Breuer

Heribert Breuer in the years 1982-2010 he was a professor of choir conducting and theory of music at the Universität der Künste in Berlin. He called and directed Berliner Bach Akademie, he is also an acclaimed composer and arranger of works by Bach, Mozart, as well as composers of the Romantic era. His activity, quite early noticed, was honored with awards in the field of composition (1973 Romstipendium Villa Massimo) and conducting (1973 Bayerischer Staatspreis).
Heribert Breuer studied by Helmuth Rilling, Hanns Martin Schneidt, Ernst Pepping and Bernd Alois Zimmermann in Heidelberg, Berlin and Cologne. Already at the beginning of his career, which Heribert Breuer began in 1968 as a 23-year-old at the main church of St. Aegidien in Lübeck, his work focused on choral conducting and composition: he founded the Lübeck Bach Choir and published his first compositions.
His path took him via Würzburg (1974-1979 Artistic Director of the Würzburger Bachtage) to Aachen, there also in the function as Artistic Director of the Aachener Bachvereins and the Aachener Bachtage. Concert tours as organist and conductor led Heribert Breuer through all Western European countries, USA and Latin America. He is particularly interested in the Spanish-speaking countries, where he not only gave concerts as organist and guest conductor, but also gave courses at conservatories in Spain, Brazil, Argentina and Central America.

The Goldberg Septett was created especially for the concert with Goldberg Variations at the Goldberg Festival in Gdańsk. The ensemble consists of a harp and connected string and wind trios.
The string trio is led by Gabriel Adorján - concertmaster of Komische Oper Berlin, German Chamber Orchestra in Berlin and the Bavarian Chamber Philharmonic.
Kim Esther Roloff (viola) was a member of the Academy at the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, with which she continues to work, just like with the Komische Oper Berlin. From the season 2015/2016, she is a viola-player (solo voice) at the Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin. As a valued chamber musician, she attends festivals in Germany and abroad. Joan Bach (cello) was also a member of the Academyat the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and the Orchesterakademie Berliner Philharmoniker. He studied with the Quartet Artemis and Quartet Alban Berg. He is a member of the young Noga Quartet.
Carmen Steinmeier (harp) studies at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" in the class of Maria Graf. She is a laureate of the prize at the competition "Jugend musiziert".
The brass trio is performed by members and solo instrumentalists of the Komische Oper Berlin: Magdalena Bogner (flute), Daniel Glatz (clarinet) and also Yu-Tung Shih (bassoon).
Transcription of the Goldberg Variations by Heribert Breuer performed by Goldberg Septett, was released in 2018 on the CD album by Sony Classical.