Hélène Grimaud & Jan Vogler
Duo concert

Hélène Grimaud, piano
Jan Vogler, violoncello

Robert Schumann, Fünf Stücke im Volkston Op. 102, Fantasiestücke Op. 73
Johannes Brahms, Sonata No 1 in E minor Op. 38

Hélène Grimaud is an exceedingly fascinating personality and a woman with many talents that range far beyond the instrument which she plays with such poetic expression and such an unparalleled controlled technique. The French artist is also a nature conservationist, human rights activist and author. Between her debut with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Claudio Abbado in 1995 and her first performance with the New York Philharmonic under Kurt Masur in 1999 – only two of many musical milestones – you'll therefore also find a premiere of a completely different kind: She founded the Wolf Conservation Center in New York State, which is dedicated to her mission of 'bringing animals back to where they belong. There is nothing more fulfilling.' Her first book, Wild Harmonies, was published in 2003; her novel Retour á Salem followed in 2013. The most moving thing about Hélène Grimaud, however, is the reflective, emotional and expressive way in which she plays the piano, and it is very fortunate for the music world that she does this extensively on her many concert tours.

She has been in a long-standing artistic partnership with Jan Vogler. After his performance with the Bundesjugendorchester and the cello masterclass led by him, the cellist will return to Neuhardenberg once more for a duo performance with the pianist.