07|08|2016 • Concert Hall • 20h



BEETHOVEN Sonata for Violin and Piano Op. 24 F Major “Spring”
SCHNITTKE Sonata for Violin and Piano
SCHUMANN Sonata for Violin and Piano Op.105 A Minor

Profesor Klaus Schilde was born on 12 September 1926 and spent his childhood and youth in Dresden. At the age of five he started his musical tuition under the guidance of Walter Engel who instructed him according to the Kodaly method. At that time this was not a common method of teaching i.e. holistic manner which along with the study of the instrument also incorporated improvising, transposing and composing.
After the death of Karl Engel he had lessons under the Dresden pianist Heinz Sauer. Then came military conscription followed by the turmoil that was the end of war years. In 1945 , together with his parents, Klaus Schilde moved to Leipzig where he studied under Hugo Steurer at the MHS Leipzig from autumn 1945 until 1949. From 1950 until 1952 he was an associate professor at the MHSH East Berlin (later the HE MHS).
In 1952 Klaus Schilde moved to West Germany. He studied under Walter Gieseking at the University of Saarbrücken, attended extensive courses by Edwin Fischer in Lucerne and in 1953 began parallel, with his studies in Paris under Marguerite Long – these continued until 1958. During this period he also interpreted modern works under Nadia Boulanger.
Klaus Schilde has won the following awards:
• 1947 1. Internationaler Franz-Liszt-Preis, Weimar
• 1948 1. Carl-Maria-von-Weber-Preis, Dresden
• 1957 3. Prix Concours International Marguerite Long Jaques Thibaud, Paris, den “Prix de la Ville de Paris”.
Since 1946 Klaus Schilde has been performing/giving concerts in the form of recitals, as a chamber musician, as a soloist with orchestras and has guested internationally with a variety of municipal, state and radio symphony orchestras:
• Staatskapelle Dresden, Berliner Philharmoniker, Münchner Philharmoniker, Bayerisches Staatsorchester München, Staatsorchester Rheinland-Pfalz Staatskapelle Mannheim
• Sity orchestas: OrchesterGürzenich-Orchester Köln, Orchester der Beethoven-Haqlle Bonn, Essen, Recklinghausen, Dortmund, Hannover, Hamburg, Dresden, Rostock, Baden-Baden, Karlsruhe, Heidelberg.
• Radio- Symphonieorchester Berlin, München, Leipzig, Frankfurt, Baden-Baden, köln, Hannover, Hamburg.
• State orchester Athen, Orchestre Pasdeloup Paris , Lyon, Orquestra Filarmonica de la UNAM Mexiko-City, Geidai- Orchester Tokyo, Peru (Lima), Argentinien (Mendoza), Brasilien (Recife).
He has performed under conductors such as Hermann Abendroth, Rudolf Kempe, Arthur Rother, Ernst Bour, Ferdinand Leitner, Felix Salten, Heribert Esser, Gustav König, Bernhard Conz, Christoph Stepp, Hans-Martin Schneidt, Jorge Fontenla, Enrique Diemecke, David del Pino.
Besides being a soloist Klaus Schilde has also performed chamber music extensively. Especially in duos, piano trios, quartets and quintets. Television appearances and radio recordings encompass (his) solo and chamber music works.
Over the years teaching became ever more important. After the SHM in Detmold(1957-1958) he followed an invitation to join the HK Berlin (1975-1980) and then the MHS München (1980-1994) where he was president from 1988-1991. In 1994 he accepted an invitation to join the SHSK Geidai in Tokyo and the Elisabeth University Hiroshima. From 2003 until 2005 he was a guest professor at the MHS Weimar. Many exceptional musicians have emerged from the classes of Professor Klaus Schilde.

Gertrud Schilde studied in Munich at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater (University of Music and Performing Arts), in Chicago at the Northern Illinois University Dekalb, in Salzburg at the Universität Mozarteum and also in Sydney, Australia.

In Munich she studied violin under Ana Chumachenco, where she gained her diploma with honours and subsequently completed her “Meisterklasse”. Additional chamber music studies under Michael Schäfer and Franz Beyer among others.

Extended studies in violin and chamber music in Chicago (Shmuel Ashkenasi and the Vermeer-Quartet), in Salzburg, and in Sydney under Uzi Wiesel.

She has participated in international master classes under Herman Krebbers, Valerij Klimov, Saschko Gawriloff and Nicolas Chumachenco to name a few.

Scholarship holder of the Yehudi-Menuhin-Foundation „live music now“ and the “Richard-Wagner-Verband”. Prizewinner at international competitions.

She has performed as a soloist and chamber musician principally in recitals. She has also been invited to perform throughout Europe, Japan, Korea, Central and South America as well as the United States by the following institutions: Goethe-Institut, Juventudes musicale, ProArte Tokyo, Daigaku Geidai University Tokyo, Elisabeth University Hiroshima, Nagoya College of Music, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

Gertrud Schilde has received invitations to perform as a soloist and chamber musician at prestigious international festivals such as the Rheingau-Festival (Germany), Shira Music Festival Eilat (Israel), Bowdoin Summer Music Festival (USA), Baalbek Music Festival (Lebanon), Schubertiade Roskilde (Denmark), Gustav-Mahler-Festival Toblach (Italy), Pasionska Bastina Zagreb (Croatia), Ruhr-Klavier-Festival (Ruhr Piano Festival, Germany), Munich Biennale, ADEvangarde, Festivo, Festspiel+ (Munich Opera Festival), Festival für neue Musik Bayreuth, Jazzfestival Leipzig.

She has performed as concert master with various ensembles playing both contemporary and non European music. She has played with the likes of the Modern String Quartet, Schorsch Camerun, Johannes Enders, Ibrahim Ferrer, Sheik Arabi Farag, Carlo Fashion, zignorii++, and Edith Salmen.

Premieres and first nights with amongst others: Alfred Schnittke, Bernd Franke, Tristan Murail, Jörg Widmann, Ennio Morricone, Hans-Jürgen von Bose, Masahiro Yamauchi, Norio Fukushi, Wilhelm Killmayer, Gloria Coats, Dieter Acker, Carl Oesterhelt.

Music/literature evenings with authors and actors such as Frido Mann, Gert Heidenreich, Sylvia Patsch, Senta Berger and Peter Weiß.

Musical collaboration in productions for the Munich Kammerspiele, Residenztheater Munich, Ruhrtriennale, Brandherde Amsterdam, Theatertreffen Berlin, under directors such as Dieter Dorn, Schorsch Camerun and Johan Simons.

Radio, television and CD recordings in Germany and abroad for: BR Klassik, DeutschlandRadio, NHK Tokyo, Radio Mexico, Radio Italiana, Arte, Sony, Genuin, Coviello, Hausmusik, and Alien Transistor

She has held a master class at the Nagoya College of Music and teaches both violin and chamber music at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München (University of Music and Performing Arts Munich). She also is dedicated to her students as a private teacher.