with Anne Farahani and Amandine Affagard
The Program:Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)Prepare yourself Zion* (from Christmas Oratorio)
Johann Sebastian BachPrelude – Tres vite (BWV 995)- Lute solo –
Johann Sebastian BachVon Himmel hoch**arranged by Anne Farahani and Amandine Affagard
Michael Praetorius (1571-1621)Canarios*from Terpsichore (1612)
Michael PraetoriusA child born* and It’s a Roß´*
Carl Friedrich Abel (1723-1787)Allegro in D minor – Baroque mandolin solo –
Johann Hermann Schein (1586-1630)In dulci jubilo
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)Sleep my love* (from Christmas Oratorio)
Anne Farahani – Baroque mandolinAmandine Affagard – Baroque guitar, lute
The artists: Anne Farahani, born in Zwickau, has been playing mandolin since the age of 7. In 2013 she completed her studies with Prof. Marga Wilden-Hüsgen and Prof. Caterina Lichtenberg at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz, Cologne with a concert exam. She has proven her skills many times: she has won four first prizes at the German National Youth Competition and many other national and international competitions, including first prize at the 2nd International Guitar and Mandolin Festival Vissani, Greece, second prize at the International Mandolin Competition in Osaka and the Yasuo-Kuwahara Competition in Germany, as well as a scholarship from the Saxon Mozart Society and the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes. Anne has been concertmaster of the European Youth Plucked Orchestra, the Bavarian State Plucked Orchestra and the Saxon Youth Plued Orchestra. She has also performed for the association live music now in Cologne and has played in Germany (Oldenburger Promenade, Sächsisches Mozartfestival), Japan, Italy, Greece, France, the USA, Switzerland and Russia. In addition to her work as a chamber musician, another highlight of her career is her orchestral stint with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin in the Berliner Philharmonie, where she has also played with the Berlin Philharmonic, teaching mandolin and guitar, and promoting young talent. Her CD “A Gleam in Winter” with works by Japanese composers for solo mandolin has been released by Trekel Records.
Amandine Affagard received her first guitar lessons at the age of six in Bordeaux (France). From 2006 to 2011 she studied at the Conservatoire de Marseille with Raymond Gratien and then at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Geneva (Switzerland) with composer and guitarist Dusan Bogdanovic. In 2013 she received a Bachelor of Arts degree and an Erasmus exchange at the Franz Liszt School of Music in Weimar with Prof. Thomas Müller-Pering, where she took her first theorbo lessons with Björn Colell. She regularly takes part in master classes in France, Switzerland and Germany (Festival International de Guitare de Paris, Nürtingen Gitarrenfestspiel, Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy, Sommerakademie Neuburg an der Donau). ) with Paul O’Dette, Jakob Lindberg, Pavel Steidl, Marcin Dylla, Matteo Mela and others. She has been invited to the International Feminist Art Festival Berlin, the Praetorius Days, the 8th Guitar Festival Cuxhaven, the Meklenburg-Vorpommern Festival and the 45th International Guitar Festival Berlin. Istanbul Music Festival, took part in projects in various concert and opera houses (Neuköllner Oper, Residenz München, Berliner Dom, Staatstheater Nürnberg, Brežice Castle. ), collaborated with renowned ensembles such as the Wunderkammer Ensemble, the Ensemble Baroque de Limoges under the direction of Christophe Coin or the Lautten Compagney under the direction of Wolfgang Katschner. In 2016 she was a scholarship holder of the Ad Infinitum Foundation and the Paul Hindemith Society, and since then she has been a scholarship holder of the Live Music Now Yehudi Menuhin e.V. Since 2017 she has been a member of the ensemble “Nexus Baroque”, the ensemble Musica Sequenza and the Trio Callíope.
Information on discounts: Reduced admission is granted on presentation of proof of admission:
1. disabled persons with a GdB of 50 % or more on presentation of a severely disabled person’s ID2. Recipients of unemployment benefit I (ALG I) upon presentation of proof3. Persons who receive transfer benefits (ALG II, social assistance, basic security or benefits under the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act) and their children up to the age of 17 living in the household on presentation of proof4. Pupils, students, trainees, participants in the Federal Voluntary Service (BFD) or the Voluntary Social Year (FSJ) on presentation of an ID5. Refugees with residence permit or suspension of deportation (toleration) and their companions (max. 1 companion for one refugee) upon presentation of proof6. Freelance SPSG employees (guides) upon presentation of proof of identity7. Members of the Studiengemeinschaft Sanssouci e.V. upon presentation of a valid association card8. Members of the Freunde der Preußischen Schlösser und Gärten e. V. V. upon presentation of a valid association card.
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Free admission – upon presentation of an appropriate proof – received: 1. the accompanying person of a severely handicapped person or a severely handicapped person who is medically recognised as necessary, provided this is noted on the severely handicapped person’s ID card (note B)2. Children up to the age of 7 (exception: children’s events, children pay from 3 years)3. Holders of a press card4. Employees of the SPSG and the FSG Exceptions: see * Special regulations
PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for free entry can only be picked up at the ticket office in the Grunewald hunting lodge.