November 2017



Die britische Cellistin, Vashti Hunter und der Pianist, Maurizio Barboro, eröffnen die Saison

2017/2018 am 18. November 2017 auf dem Lindenhof. Eine spannende musikalische Reise

erwartet uns, die von Brahms, Schumann, Liszt zu Debussy und Schostakowitsch führen wird. 

Samstag, 18. November 2017
17:00 Apéro
17:30 Konzert
anschliessend auf Wunsch Abendessen
Konzertkarten erhalten sie hier: Ticket

VASHTI HUNTER - Violoncello




Pezzi Fantastici op.73

Zart und mit Ausdruck 

Lebhaft, leicht 

Rasch und mit Feuer



Vier ernste Gesänge op. 121

Denn es gehet dem Menschen (Andante)

Ich wandte mich und sahe an alle (Andante) 

O Tod, wie bitter bist du Bass (Grave)

Wenn ich mit Menschen und mit Engelszungen redete (Con moto ed anima) 



Sonata in re minore

Prologue - Lent. Sostenuto e molto risoluto

Sérénade - Modérément animé

Finale - Animé. Léger et nerveux


Die Trauergondel



Sonata in re minore op. 40 

Allegro non troppo 







Her performance tugged at the audience's heart-strings´ Aurora Music Festival, Sweden 2012

'Her musical fantasy never seems to end....she reminds me- and not only me- often of the late Jacqueline Du Pré'  Hatto Beyerle 2015

In May 2012, Vashti Hunter became the first British cellist ever to be awarded a prize at the International Cello Competition ‘Prague Spring’ in its 65 year history. She won her Laureate title playing the Dvorak cello concerto, conducted by Koji Kawamoto with the Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra in Dvorak Hall, Rudolfnium, Prague. Vashti has performed in other prestigious halls throughout Europe, including the Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall and Royal Festival Hall, St.John’s Smith Square, London, Schoenbrunn Palace in Vienna, National House of Vinohrady in Prague and the Salle Moliere in Lyon. She has played concertos with, among others, the Pilsen Philharmonic in Czech Republic; Filharmonica Brasov, Bacau Philharmonic Orchestra, Dinu Lipatti Orchestra in Romania; the Göttingen Symphony Orchestra, the Braunschweig Dom Sinfonie Orchester, the Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim in Germany; the London Schools Symphony Orchestra and the Southbank Sinfonia in England. Vashti's performances have been recorded for the BBC, SWR (German South West Radio) , NDR (North German Radio), ORF (Austrian Radio) and on KBS ‘Classical Odyssey’ (Korean radio and television). Much in demand as both soloist and chamber musician, she has been invited as soloist to important festivals such as PODIUM festival Esslingen, Ernen, DAVOS Festival Switzerland, Heidelberger Frühling, Festspiele Mecklenburg Vorpommern, Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music UK, Serbia Cello Fest, Amsterdam Cello Bienaale, Encuentro de Musica y Academia Santander, Aurora Festival Sweden and Shanghai Chamber Music Festival. An avid chamber music player, Vashti has collaborated with eminent artists such as the ‘Quartetto di Cremona’, Martha Argerich, Ivry Gitlis, Pekka Kuusisto, Susan Tomes, Erich Hörbarth, Antje Weithaas, Radovan Vladkovich and Bengt Forsberg. As a founding member of Trio Gaspard, she studies with the renowned professor and previous member of the Alban Berg Quartet, Hatto Beyerle, who has called them ‘The best Piano Trio I have ever had or heard’. The ensemble has numerous prizes in international competitions. They won 1st prize at the 5thInternational Joseph Haydn Chamber Music Competition in Vienna in March 2012, 1st Prize and special prize at the 6thInternational ‘Joseph Joachim’ Chamber Music Competition in Weimar and 1st prize at the International Chamber Music Competition in Ilzach France. Vashti has benefitted from solo masterclasses with Natalia Gutman, Steven Isserlis, Anner Bylsma, Bernard Greenhouse, Gary Hoffman, Alexander Rudin, Arto Noras and Torleif Thedeen. She has also had the fortune to learn from Ferenc Rados, Petr Nagy, Johannes Meissl(Artis Quartet), Gerrit Zitterbart(Trio Abegg), Avedis Kouyoumdjian and Peter Cropper(Lindsay Quartet).  An experienced and much sought-after orchestral player, she has been invited as guest principal cellist of the Olso Philharmonic Orchestra in Norway and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in the UK. She is a member of Camerata Nordica, one of Scandanavia's leading chamber orchestras, and is on trial for a position in Kammerakadamie Potsdam (ECHO prizewinner 2015). She has also performed with London Symphony Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra and the European Union Youth Orchestra in the UK and abroad. Vashti recently graduated with top marks on the prestigious ‘Konzertexamen’ solo course with Leonid Gorokhov at the Musikhochschule in Hannover Germany, where she was supported by generous awards from the Leverhulme Trust and Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben. She is currently based in Berlin, where she is mentored by Wolfgang Emmanuel Schmidt. 


“His piano playing proves a brilliancy, full of distinction, a science of the touch not often seen in recital these years.”   Der Tagesspiegel, Germany

“Italian pianist Maurizio Barboro is an artist remarkable for his sense of style, his interpretative insight and impeccable technique.”   V.Dubrovskj, conductor, Belarus                      

Maurizio Barboro completed his artistical education at the “Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia” in Rome, under the guidance of the famous italian pianist Lya De Barberiis. Winner of Italian piano competitions, since 1980 he has combined an intense career in Italy as well as in the major cultural centres in Europe, Asia and America,collaborating with famous conductors (Ovidiu Balan, Karel Mark Chichon, Teodor Costin, Liviu Buiuc, Viktor Dubrovski, Francisco Noya, Paolo Peloso, Jeffry Rink and many others) and prestigious orchestras.Since 1996 Barboro has been currently “artist in residence” and “permanent soloist” of the “Dumitrescu” Philharmonic Orchestra of Valcea (Romania).

In 1999 he made his debut in the United States, where now he is periodically invited to hold master classes at institutions such as  Boston Conservatory,  Longy School of Music,  Rivers School,  Sosu University of Oklahoma, Vancouver Clark College. In October 2000 he inaugurated the symphonic season of the Berkshire Symphony Orchestra (Massachusetts) with Rachmaninoff’s Second Concert.In April 2001 he played Shostakovich’s Second Concert, accompanied by the prestigious “Enescu” Philharmonic Orchestra at the Bucharest Ateneu Hall. During 2004 and 2005 concert-seasons he  played with the Longwood Orchestra at the Jordan Hall in Boston.In 2008 other notable performance at Turin “Giuseppe Verdi” Concert Hall with Beethoven “Choral Fantasy”.

Barboro also performs in various distinguished chamber music ensembles like “Nuovo Quartetto Pianistico Italiano”(two pianos,eight hands), with the violinists Aiman Musakhodzhaeva and Gernot Winischhofer,the flutist Maxence Larrieu,the cellists David Starkweather, Vashti Hunter, Riccardo Agosti and Umberto Clerici.He has undertaken several recordings of works by Italian composers for reputed National TV and Radio networks in both Western and Eastern Europe;other notable CD recordings include the Liszt and Rachmaninov Sonatas,  the complete works for two pianos,eight hands,the works of the Italian contemporary composer Mario Panatero,the complete collection of Shostakovich’s Piano Concertos (with the Belarus National Philharmonic Orchestra),the Brahms,Franck,Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich and Kabalevsky  Sonatas for Cello and Piano.Maurizio Barboro is the holder of the Chair of Piano at the “Paganini” State Conservatory in Genova and at the International Summer Courses in Sale San Giovanni (Italy). He is a member of the jury of several prestigious international contests and Art Director of the “Schubert Prize” International Competition in Italy, “Alfredo Casella” Music Association, “Ensemble Felice De Giardini” chamber Orchestra.