Sven Helbig’s music is a virtuoso combination of traditional classical music, experimental electronica and pop. His ear for simple, captivating melodies, his well-trained classical arrangement technique and his sure hand for electronic sound creations create fascinating sound landscapes.
Now Sven is on tour with his Forrklang Quartet and is presenting his latest works as well as chamber music versions of well-known pieces.
Lubomyr Melnyk is a true innovator, exploring new directions for contemporary music. Not only is he regarded as one of the world’s fastest concert pianists, his compositions also truly carry the listener to new realms. To witness one of his rare live performances is nothing short of a mind-opening experience. Melnyk has shown a remarkable devotion to the instrument, always striving to discover new ways of composing music in the continuous mode. His focus is on the actual sound of the piano as much as the harmonies and melodies of the music.
hania rani is a composer and musician who splits her life between Warsaw and Berlin. Her compositions for piano were born out of a fascination with the piano as an instrument, and her desire to interpret its sound and harmonic possibilities in their entirety and in her own way. With her debut album for Gondwana, to be released in 2019, ‘Esja’ is a cycle of pieces which are varied in character and sound – through them, she aims to project a sense of unlimited space and time, and to echo the influence of Icelandic landscapes and the Polish Bieszczady mountains within her music.
Sven Helbig, Lubomyr Melnyk, hania rani LIVE
Sunday, 21st October 2018 | 20:00 CET
Volksbühne | Linienstr. 227 | 10178 Berlin
Photo credit: Mirko Glaser