In addition to many trips on behalf of the 'German Society for Musical Performing and Mechanical Reproduction Rights' (the so-called GEMA) to London and Berlin, I embarked on a colourful musical journey with several performances - a few examples:
IN CONCERT: I had the pleasure of conducting the world permiere of CITY LIFE. IMPRESSION FOR ORCHESTRA on the 25th of May in Essen.
ON STAGE: Starting at the end of May, my composition "Ali und der Zauberkrug" was performed multiple times at the 'Bayerische Staatsoper' in Bavaria.
CHURCH: My multilingual composition "Pater Noster" celebrated its world premiere as part of the 99th 'German Catholics Day' (Deutscher Katholikentag) in Regensburg. Furthermore, there were three premieres with choir and ensemble during the closing church service that was broadcast by the public broadcasting station 'ARD'.
FILM PRODUCTION: More than 100 minutes of music were recorded from the 13th to the 21st of June for the tv mini series "Hessen von oben" of the public broadcasting station 'Hessischer Rundfunk'.
My personal highlight was the release of two brilliant CDs. The label 'WERGO' released the CD METAMORPHOSEN featuring four orchestral works about Schumann, Mozart, Wagner, and Mendelssohn, performed by the Tonkünstler-Orchester under the musical direction of Xincao Li. Furthermore, 'Oehms Classics' released my composition BALDE RUHEST DU AUCH. EINE LIEDERREISE on a Hans Rott CD, sung by genius bass-baritone Michael Volle with a fantastic performance of the 'Munich Symphony Orchestra', conducted by Hansjörg Albrecht.
Please see the following links for more information (with photos and audio samples):
CITY LIFE: http://www.enjott.com/musik/city-life-impressions-for-orchestra/
CD METAMORPHOSEN: http://www.enjott.com/musik/metamorphosen-cd-orchesterwerke-wergo/
CD LIEDERREISE: http://www.enjott.com/musik/hans-rott-wege-zu-gustav-mahler-mit-enjott-schneiders-liederreise-balde-ruhest-du-auch/
And of course I continue to compose feverishly: my current projects until August include the violin concert AUGEN DER ERDE (for Ingolf Turban), the double concert ISOLDE & TRISTAN for Erhu (Peru Xu), as well as Violoncello (Wen-Sinn Yang) and China National Symphony Orchestra, the ORGELSINFONIE No. 14 for the Speyrer Dom cathedral, and the composition "VERTEILUNGSPLAN" for soprano and piano quartet for a Richard-Strauss birthday concert.
ORLANDO DI LASSO-MEDAILLE and some other honorsDoubtfull thoughts about honors and awards: a subtle memory - "is it likely to be the end?"
Enjott's new CD-Recording in Krasnoyarsk/SiberiaORCHESTRAL AFFAIRS IN SUMMER 2018: My second CD-recording with the Siberian State Symphony Orchestra (cond.: Vladimir Lande) in Krasnoyarsk: together with the saxophone quartet CLAIR OBSCUR from Berlin we enjoyed highlights in the philharmonic concert...but also highlights with impressive excursions in the monumental siberian landscape: at the border of River Jenissei with its 4000 km, or in the mountains visiting the Rock Pillars...one oft the most spirituel locations in Siberia.
MARCO POLO – a monumental opera in Guangzhou & BeijingExciting News in may 2018: Sometimes silent as my election as official member of the „Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts“ or my nomination as „Honorary Artistic Advisor“ of Guangzhou Opera House. Sometimes with frenetic applause as the performances of my opera MARCO POLO (composed and sung in chinese language) in Guangzhou and Beijing. All over China it was a sensation in media and cultural life.
Latest CD „MAGIC OF IRREALITY“ WERGO/NaxosEnthusiastic reviews of the latest CD „MAGIC OF IRREALITY“ at Label WERGO distributed by NAXOS with two double concertos, recorded october 2017 with Siberian State Symphony Orchestra (Vladimir Lande, conductor) in Krasnoyarsk: Jiemin Yan (Erhu) and Wen-Sinn Yang (Cello) playing ISOLDE & TRISTAN, Otto Sauter (piccolo trumpet) and Sergei Nakariakov (flugelhorn) playing DREAMDANCERS.
Turbulent and wild..... but a creative summer 2017During my intense work with Chinese language, culture and history while composing the MARCO POLO opera, some very personal insights also happened. For example, the Chinese proverb: "If the roots are deep, the wind is not to be feared". In fact, even impossible things can be accomplished if everything is deeply rooted in one's own will and nature.