4. October Frauenkirche Dresden 8 pm as part of the „Frauenkirchen Bachtage“. World première of CONCERTO B-A-C-H, that was composed for Albrecht Mayer (Solo-Oboist of the Berliner Philharmoniker), - accompanied by Gabriel Schwabe (Violoncello) and Vital Julian Frey (Cembalo)
11. October Cathedral Bressanone (Italy) world première of HÖCHSTES HEILES WUNDER: HOMMAGE AN RICHARD WAGNER for string orchestra and recorded sound, String Academy Bolzano, Dir.: Hansjörg Albrecht
3.10. until 1.11. in the concert hall of the Musikverein in Vienna and the auditorium of Schloß Grafenegg CD recording of 4 orchestral works for WERGO with the TONKÜNSTLER-ORCHESTER ÖSTERREICH, Dir.: Xiancao Li (chief conductor of the China National Symphony Orchestra). This CD is the first in a series of 10 recordings of my orchestral works and symphonies with WERGO. CD 1 includes: „Florestan und Eusebius. Schumann-Gedanken“, „At The Edge Of Time“. Reflections on Mozarts Requiem d-minor, „Ein Feste Burg“. Symphonic poem „Ein Ewig Rätsel will ich bleiben“ (Wagner and Ludwig II) for cor anglais and orchestra
28. October world première of Concerto for 2 Celli DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE with two solo cellists from Berlin, Wolfgang Emmanuel Schmidt and Jens-peter Maintz, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Dir. Aurélien Bello, as part of the Tutors' Opening Concert of the Cello Academy Rutesheim
European premiere: OPER "MARCO POLO" in Milan and GenovaFrom September 22 to October 1, the European premiere of my opera "MARCO POLO", composed in Chinese and commissioned by the Chinese government, took place in Milano and Genova (Italy). After the three productions in China this European tour was now a successful test.
Passion and discovering new worlds...New Works, new CD.... composing out of passion
Lots of concerts... and being Member of JuryNot only "world premieres" are important for composers life, - but also the repeating of performances to bring the compositions into the common repertoire. And not to forget: working as Jury member in competitions is a very responsible work, leading young artists to their future!
WORLDPREMIERE "SPIRITS OF SIBERIA""SPIRITS OS SIBERIA" is fascinating with a world of shamanic Power and with omnipresent siberian Spirits at the festival ASIA - SIBERIA - EUROPE. Reinhold Friedrich (Trumpet) is celebrated with standing ovations.
POWER OF PAST - FINDING THE FUTURE IN THE PASTNow I am in my 70th year of life, which will be celebrated and concluded as a birthday in 2020. As if by itself, there is a reflection of the past. The future becomes more meaningless. My mother has died in March 2019 and I was allowed to accompany her until to her last breath. That also asked many questions about time and life.... The prehistory of life and the world has always occupied and inspired me, the longevity of the trees, some of which are thousands of years old, the documents of past epochs: fascinating, how long before the biblical Creation Report and its time counting there were already cultures and civilization.