Gareth Lubbe

Born in South Africa, violist and overtone singer Gareth Lubbe gives solo and ensemble performances in various parts of Europe, the USA, Africa and Asia. He started piano and violin lessons when he was four and made his first appearance with an orchestra aged just nine. Lubbe also performed in Pretoria at President Nelson Mandela's inauguration in 1994. He continued his studies in Germany with Peter Matzka, Gorjan Košuta, Barbara Westphal and the Alban Berg Quartet. He has been principal viola with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra led by Philippe Herreweghe and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra under Riccardo Chailly. In 2013 he became Professor of Viola at the Folkwang University of Arts, Essen. Lubbe is also a highly respected 'overtone' singer and performs and gives lectures on the subject all over the world. Many composers have written works for him in this role.

Programme

26. Kontio School 20.30

Joseph Haydn (1732—1809):

Nocturni No. 8, Hob. II:27 "The King of Naples" (1788-90)

Fri
14.7.

27. Kontio School 11.00

Joseph Haydn (1732—1809):

String Trio in D, Hob. XI:97 (1773)

Sat
15.7.

27. Kontio School 11.00

Felix Mendelssohn (1809—1847):

String Octet in E flat, Op. 20 (1825)

Sat
15.7.

30. Kuhmo Arts Centre 20.15

Antonio Vivaldi (1678—1741):

Overture from La Senna festeggiante, RV 693 (1726)

Sat
15.7.

64. Kontio School 17.15

Charles Ives (1874—1954):

The Unanswered Question for winds and string orchestra from two Contemplations (1935)

Sat
22.7.

65. Kuhmo Arts Centre 19.15

Georg Friedrich Handel (1685—1759):

Messiah, HWV 56 for rap artist, jazzband, chamber choir and orchestra (1741)

Sat
22.7.

O/Modernt String Quartet

27. Kontio School 11.00

W.A. Mozart (1756—1791):

Five Fugues from Bach's Well Tempered Klavier, K. 405 for string quartet (1782)

Sat
15.7.

34. Kontio School 17.15

Johann Strauss II (1825—1899):

Schatzwalzer, Op. 418 "Der Zigeunerbaron" (1885, arr. for string quartet, harmonium and piano by A. Webern, 1921)

Sun
16.7.

37. Kuhmo Church 11.00

Béla Bartók (1881—1945):

String Quartet No. 1, Op. 7 (1908-09)

Mon
17.7.

52. Kuhmo Arts Centre 11.00

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827):

String Quartet in B flat, Op. 133 "Grosse Fuge" (1825-26)

Thu
20.7.

60. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Franz Schubert (1797—1828):

String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 810 "Der Tod und das Mädchen" (1824)

Fri
21.7.