The 21st edition of Konvergencie, an international chamber music festival held in Bratislava from 16 to 20 September, will feature Slovak premieres, big classical pieces, electronica and multi-genre musical adventures.
16. 9. 2020 Slovak Radio Building 19:00
An unconventional convergence mosaic of electronic, classical and modern music will include Slovak premieres of works such as Casanova´s Giovanni Sollima Sonata, Dhipli Zyia by Iannis Xenakis a Aphorisms by Vladimir Mendelssohn.
Programme: Zorn, Xenakis, Pärt, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Pjoni, Stroon
Featuring: Pjoni / Stroon; Igor Karško, volin / Vladimir Mendelssohn viola / Jozef Lupták, cello; Andrej Gál, cello / Branislav Dugovič, clarinet / Boris Lenko, accordion / Konvergencie Quartet
17. 9. 2020 Slovak Radio Building 19:00
The big B-4 of classical music does not need any special introduction. At Konvergencie, you will hear their interpretations by excellent Slovak and foreign artists, such as world-renowned Romanian viola player Vladimir Mendelssohn. The programme will also feature Beethoven-inspired Pathetique performed by Roman Berger (1930).
Programme: J. S. Bach: Aria variata (arr. I. Karško) / R. Berger: Pathetique / L. van Beethoven: Piano trio No. 4 B dur, op. 11 / J. Brahms: Piano quintet f mol, op. 34
Featuring: Igor Karško, volin / Ivana Kovalčíková, violin / Vladimir Mendelssohn, viola / Jozef Lupták, cello / Nora Skuta, piano
18. 9. 2020 Slovak Radio Building 19:00
Ľalia poľná, Slnečnice, Pomôž mi, Smutná ranná električka, Z ďatelín, Možno and many other well-known songs in new arrangements by Vladislav Šarišský, but also unknown pieces by Marián Varga, which he composed as a young musical art student, played by Ivan Šiller.
Featuring: Sisa Fehér, singer / Vladislav „Slnko“ Šarišský, keys, arrangement / Jozef Lupták, cello / Oskar Török, trumpet / Ivan Šiller, piano
Saturday 19. 9. 2020 Klarisky 11:30
New musical talents play chamber works by Shostakovich, Berg, Fauré, Händel, Beethoven, and Brahms / played by the latest graduates of Konvergencie Chamber Music Summer School and Slovak Youth Orchestra.
Saturday 19. 9. 2020 design factory 17:30
A traditional convergence chamber musical marathon, retrospection of online concerts (live this time!), from classical pieces by Dvořák and Brahms interpreted by major figures of Slovak interpretation art, through music by composers related to Bratislava to piano quintets playing Johann Nepomuk Hummel and Alexander Albrecht – Bratislava Chamber Music Night will be a real celebration.
Programme: Reich, Britten, Bartók, Bach / A. Dvořák: Rondo g mol, op. 94 / J. Brahms: Cello Sonata No. 1 e mol, op. 38 / J. N. Hummel: Piano Quintet es mol, op. 87 / A. Albrecht: Piano Quintet, op. 6
Featuring: Andrej Gál, cello / Alena Hučková, piano / Ivan Koska, piano / Marian Lapšanský, piano / Jozef Lupták, cello / Jordana Palovičová, piano / Milan Paľa, violin / Jozef Podhoranský, cello / Ján Prievozník, double bass / Martin Ruman, viola / Daniel Rumler, violen / Susanne Schäffer, violin / Ronald Šebesta, clarinet / Eva Šušková, singer
Sunday 20. 9. 2020 Primaciálny palác 11:30
Programme: Marais, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Debussy, Händel/Halvorsen
Featuring: Duo del Gesù (PL): Arnaud Kaminski, violin / Krzysztof Tymendorf, viola / Milan Paľa, violin / Katarína Paľová, piano (S. Feinberg: Sonata No. 2, op. 46)
Sunday 20. 9. 2020 design factory 15:00
Toddler Punk / Concert for Parents and Their Kids
Children themes with music for adults. Playing at home as a hobby led to multi-genre songs, an album and a book where song lyrics are presented as short stories.
Sunday 20. 9. 2020 design factory 18:00
Three distinctive and outside-the-box projects will be the final and symbolic act of and farewell to 2020 Konvergencie at Design Factory, the festival home stage. Songwriting inspired by alternative rock, folk and folk ballads performed by Robert Pospiš and Martin Sillay, plus an original poly-genre melee of pop, classical music, electronica and jazz in a new project of a clarinet player Branislav Dugovič will be followed by Jewish melodies in an authentic performance by a singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist, Michal Paľko and Mojše Band.
Tickets available from Ticketportal. Limited offer of 21 festival passes valid for all concerts. Buy HERE
Due to limited capacity it is advised to buy tickets in advance. Cancellation will entitle you to refund.