We are pleased to announce the season 23/24 of the Kapellenkonzerte. Covid-19 has had a big impact on culture. After a longer break, the Kapellenkonzerte restart their activities with a season and we are looking forward to three concerts in the church of Biglen on the following dates: 05.11.2023, 21.01.2024 und 17.03.2024 (all concerts at 5pm). The first concert is played by Ensemble Otium:
This summer will see a well-proven teaching collaboration with Rachel Podger and other very well esteemed colleagues at the summer academy in Brunico (south tirol):
Instrumental Courses Brunico
Sabine Stoffer (15. – 20.07.2023) Baroque Violin
Stefano Veggetti (15. – 20.07.2023) Baroque Cello
Takashi Watanabe (15. – 20.07.2023) Cembalo / Basso Continuo
Jadran Duncumb (15. – 20.07.2023) Lute, theorbo and archlute
Stjepan Nodilo (15. – 20.07.2023) Baroque Oboe
Ivan Calestani (17. – 22.07.2023) Baroque Fagotto
Alessandra Artifoni (15. – 20.07.2023) Cembalo correpetitor
Master class Brunico
Rachel Podger (18. – 20.07.2023) Baroque Violin
On the 07th of October 2022 Le Concert de la Loge played the opera Iphigénie en Aulide by Gluck in the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris. Julien Chauvin was conducting, Sabine Stoffer participated as concertmaster. To find the radio broadcast of the concert, please follow this link: audio only Iphigénie en Aulide with video Iphigénie en Aulide
On the 30th of September 2022 the CD Vivaldi : Concerti per violino X « Intorno a Pisendel » with Le Concert de la Loge and Julien Chauvin as soloist has been released. Sabine Stoffer has participated in this disc as concertmaster. The recording has received a Choc de Classica.
Today on the 19th of March 2021 is the release date of our new double-CD “Biber – Harmonia Artificioso-Ariosa” with Meret Lüthi, Sabine Stoffer and Les Passions de l’Ame for Sony (dhm). For a teaser watch our pinball video:
For its CD “Variety”, Les Passions de l’Ame has received the prestigious OPUS KLASSIK award in the category “Kammermusikeinspielung – Gemischtes Kammermusik-Ensemble”. Sabine Stoffer offers a warmfelt bravo to her fellow musicians and says thank you for wonderful music making!
On the 26th of June 2020, the new disc ‘DIVINA’ with Les Passions de l’Ame has been released. Here you can watch the teaser:
The new disc ‘Variety – The Art of Variation’ with Les Passions de l’Ame is available from today on (Sony Switzerland). Catch a glimpse in the two following videos:
I’m looking forward to the 24th of March, when we will present our new programme ‘Noch stäuben die Wege’ with the Ensemble Otium. Join us for one of our concerts in Olten or Biglen:
The New Yorker Recommends: Ensemble Libro Primo, Fantasia Incantata! Read the article about our CD following this link.
Since a few years, Sabine Stoffer plays together with the theorbist Alex McCartney as the Ensemble Libro Primo. The CD ‘Fantasia Incantata’ with them has now been released by the Scottish label Veterum Musica and an order can be made here:
Ensemble Otium presents his second project with works by Jadin and Mozart in two concerts this October.
Insights into a concert day with ‘The Theatre of the Ears’, July 2017 at Stift Herzogenberg, Kulturfest Traisental:
The 11th year of the chamber music festival Kapellenkonzerte offers the following programme:
18. August 2017, 19.00, Kulturkapelle
opening concert – the singing cellist
Simon Wallfisch, voice & cello
On the 5th of May 2017 ‘Schabernack – a treasure trove of musical jokes’ will be released – for the curious ones here the teaser of the new CD with Les Passions de l’Ame:
Since January 2017 I am very happy of playing a baroque violin made by the French violin maker Patrick Robin: http://www.patrick-robin.com
The new CD ‘Les Voyages de l’Amour’ of the Ensemble Meridiana has been released by Chandos:
In our programme, Les Voyages de l’Amour, we trace the voyage of love through baroque France. The three composers presented on
this CD were active in different milieus of the French world of baroque music. They escort us to the sites of the action: The chamber music of Joseph Bodin de Boismortier takes us to the salons of the city, and his Ballet de Village transports us to the country. The Compositeur de la Chambre du roi (court composer) Jean- Féry Rebel invites us to the royal court. And finally Michel Corrette completes our story with the joys of earthly love in Le Plaisir des Dames and a wedding feast in the country!
The Poker Club Band is a project by Masako Art (harp) with Gaelic singer James Graham, violinist Sabine Stoffer, cellist Pierre-Augustin Lay and lute player Edin Karamazov. First demo takes with Scottish folk music adaptations by Haydn can now be found here.
The CD ‘Vivaldi: L’Estro Armonico’ by Rachel Polger and Brecon Baroque has won the BBC Music Magazine Award in the category Concerto Award. ‘Bojan Čičić, Johannes Pramsohler and Sabine Stoffer join Podger in cohesive repartee in the four-violin concertos, articulating clearly, ornamenting neatly and incorporating subtleties of dynamic and expression.’ (The Strad, 28.Mai 2015)
2016 will be a busy year for the Ensemble Meridiana. In addition to many concert coming up, we are happy to announce that we are invited back to the Dartington Summer School. We are looking forward to a concert and chamber music teaching in Week 2 (6th -13th of August) in the magical place.
Sabine Stoffer is giving a masterclass in Sastamala/Finland from the 19th – 24th of July 2015. Here you can find infos about the course and the application. All different playing levels welcome.
The CD ‘Vivaldi: L’Estro Armonico’ with Rachel Podger and Brecon Baroque has been released by Channel Classics and is already Record of the Month in both BBC Music Magazine and Gramophone Magazine. Furthermore it has been awarded a Diapason d’Or. Sabine Stoffer can be heard as a soloist in the concertos for four violins alongside Rachel Podger, Bojan Čičić and Johannes Pramsohler. A teaser can be watched here:
The following video with Magdalena Hasibeder and Sabine Stoffer has been recorded before a concert on the 6th of October 2014 in the Salvatorsaal in Vienna. Thank you Martin and Markus!
Since a few days, Ensemble Libro I can be found online: www.libroprimo.com
The debut CD ‘Spicy’ by Les Passions de l’Ame, where Sabine Stoffer can be heard with two partitas from Biber’s collection Harmonia Artificiosa-Ariosa, has been awarded the French critic’s prize Diapason d’Or. Furthermore, the CD was featured as ‘Debut of the Year’ by Bayerischer Rundfunk. The CD has been released by Sony Switzerland.