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Masterclass China

This summer the masterclass at the Cello Family Festival in Qingdao will be hold online.

World premiere recording

World premiere recording

With the world premiere recording of the cello sonatas by Ferdinand Hiller and Anton Ursprung, Joanna Sachryn and Paul Rivinius are presenting a precious discovery with a high value for the cello repertoire. The treasures of these (to their time) highly respected...

Berlin

Joanna Sachryn will be head of violoncello at the Academy for Music Berlin starting in autumn 2020.

Calendar

28/10/2020 - 31/10/2020 20:00

Tel Aviv & Jerusalem, Israel - POSTPONED

Deutsches Radio Kammerorchester

Haydn C-Dur

11/11/2020 - 22/11/2020 20:00

Shanghai

Veranstaltungsort: University Shanghai

Guest professor Tongji

23/12/2020 - 04/01/2021 20:00

China Tournee

Deutsches Radio Kammerorchester

Dir. Walter Hilgers

Tschaikowski Pezzo Capriccioso , Rokoko- Variationen op.33

15/03/2021 - 27/03/2021 20:00

Japan & Südkorea Tournee

Wiener Celloensemble 5+1

Details will be confirmed

06/04/2021 - 10/04/2021 20:00

Lichtenberg

Veranstaltungsort: Haus Marteau Lichtenberg

Meisterkurs für Kammermusik – Kölner Klaviertrio

15/04/2021 20:00

Ploiesti, Rumänien

Veranstaltungsort: State Orchestra Ploiesti, Rumänien

Antonin Dvorak Cello Konzert h-moll Op.103

04/10/2020

19:00

Speinshart

Veranstaltungsort: Kloster Speinshart

New Cologne Piano Trio

Werke von Beethoven und Haydn

03/10/2020

19:30

Ingersheim

Veranstaltungsort: Schloss Ingersheim

New Cologne Piano Trio

Werke von Beethoven und Haydn

 

02/10/2020

17:00

Regensburg

Werke von Beethoven und Haydn

New Cologne Piano Trio

Haus der Musik – Theater Freunde

01/10/2020

20:00

Nürnberg

New Cologne Piano Trio zum Chinesischen Mondfest

Meistersinger Halle Kl. Saal

 

08/08/2020

19:30

Chengdu, China - POSTPONED

Veranstaltungsort: Grand Theatre

New Cologne Piano Trio Shanghai

Werke von Beethoven und Smetana

 

07/08/2020

19:30

Qingdao, China - POSTPONED

Veranstaltungsort: Concert Hall

New Cologne Piano Trio Shanghai

Werke von Beethoven und Smetana

 

26/07/2020 - 01/08/2020

20:00

Qingdao, China - POSTPONED

Cello Family Festival

26/07/2020

18:00

Nittendorf

Solo-Recital Cello auf Abwegen im Park
Schloss Eichhofen

22/09/2019

11:00

East meets West

Matinee
New Cologne Piano Trio und Hasibagen, mongolische Pferdegeige
Chinesische Volkslieder zum Chinesischem Mondfest

@ Schloss Zeilitzheim

19/09/2019

19:30

Kolitzheim

Konzert mit dem New Cologne Piano Trio Shanghai
Werke von Beethoven, Schostakowitsch

@ Schloss Zeilitzheim

30/08/2019

19:30

Guangzhou

Werke von Beethoven, Schostakowitsch
New Cologne Piano Trio

@ Xinghai Concert Hall

20/08/2019 - 26/08/2019

Ganztägig

Beijing

Aiqinbei Cello Competition – Jurymitglied

12/06/2019

19:30

Wien

Uraufführung: Trio von Tomasz Skweres
Concerto Angelico – Orgel Plus
@ Lutherische Stadtkirche

04/05/2019

20:00

Schwabach

E. Elgar – Konzert für Cello und Orchester e-Moll op.85
Schwabacher Kammerorchester

@ Markgrafensaal

24/04/2019 - 28/04/2019

Ganztägig

Meisterkurs Kammermusik

mit dem Kölner Klaviertrio

@ Haus Marteau

25/02/2019

19:00

Kyoto

Wiener Cello Ensemble 5+1

@ Kyoto Concert Hall

21/02/2019

19:00

Fukuoka

Wiener Cello Ensemble 5+1

@ Fukuoka Symphony Hall

07/02/2019

20:00

Oradea (RO)

Elgar Cello Concerto

Oradea State Philharmonic Orchestra
Walter Hilgers – Dirigent

19/01/2019 - 28/01/2019

Ganztägig

Busan

Cello Festival in Busan, Südkorea
Meisterklasse und Konzerte “Cello Family“


 

Biography

The polish born cellist Joanna Sachryn persuades with her expressivity and a personality that defies pigeonholing. Her enormous presence on stage and her unmistakable sound reflect her universal experience as a musician – chamber music, solo, orchestra and as a professor.

“Knowledge and life experience play a large role in the implementation of a composition: they give me a pallet of expressive possibilities. In this way, I can fill the space between the notes with statements, developing the feelings and thoughts of the composer and giving them my personal touch.”

This is how Joanna describes her philosophy, which has influenced her career right from the start, and to which she remains faithful to the present day.

Joanna Sachryn was born in Poland into a family of musicians, giving her debut of the Lalo Concerto after only four years of cello study, to the great interest of the Polish public. 3 year later she toured with Jeunesses Musicales to Paris and to London, where The Observer already extolled her great expressiveness.

As young as 17, Joanna Sachryn was a sensation as the youngest solo cellist of Poland at the Stettin Opera House. At the same time, she worked towards her diploma at the music conservatory of Stettin and developed renown through winning prizes in national competitions.Although the Iron Curtain was a major impediment, she went on to study with Gerhard Mantel in Frankfurt and in London with William Pleeth.teacher of many famous cellists including Jacqueline du Pré.

“For William Pleeth it was fundamental to follow the musical imagination and not fingerings or other technical exercises.”

Numerous engagements followed, e.g. with Munich Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra London,  WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, State Orchestra Stuttgart, Philharmonic Orchestra Regensburg , German Radio Chamber Orchestra, Korean Chamber Orchestra, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, State Orchestra of Ploiesti and Oradea in Rumania.
In the Chamber Orchestra of Europe she met Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

 

“His courage to think and play beyond the usual infected me and confirmed my direction. The faithfulness to the score is for me like a house with walls. Within those walls, I’m free to move.”

She played among others with the pianists Günter Ludwig and Justus Franz, the violinist Thomas Christian, the cellists Johannes Goritzki, Boris Pergamenschikow and Eleonora Schönfeld, the double bass players Günther Klaus and Boguslaw Furtok, as the oboist Ingo Goritzki.
Joanna Sachryn has performed at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Rheingau Music Festival, Menuhin Festival Gstaad, Shanghai Spring Festival, International Cello Festival Katowice – on international stages like Musikverein Vienna, London Royal Festival Hall, Cecilia Meirelles Hall Rio de Janeiro, Santory Hall Tokio, National Art Center  Seoul, Beijing National Center for the Performing Arts and  Shanghai Symphony Hall.

As young as 17, Joanna Sachryn was a sensation as the youngest solo cellist of Poland at the Stettin Opera House. At the same time, she worked towards her diploma at the music conservatory of Stettin and developed renown through winning prizes in national competitions. Although the Iron Curtain was a major impediment, she went on to study with Gerhard Mantel in Frankfurt and in London with William Pleeth, teacher of many famous cellists including Jacqueline du Pré.

“For William Pleeth it was fundamental to follow the musical imagination and not fingerings or other technical exercises.”

As a soloist she performed with Korean Chamber Orchestra in Seoul, Wernigerode Chamber Orchestra, Wuerttemberg Sinfoniker, to retake with Philharmonic Orchestra Regensburg, State Orchestra of Ploiesti and Oradea in Rumania and during number of China -Tour of German Radio Orchestra ( GRO) . Together with GRO she was soloist by United Nations in Geneva for Holocaust Memorial Concerts, as in LAC Lugano – with moving interpretation of M.Bruch Kol Nidrei, the movie-music of „Schindler’s List“ and G.Fauré Elegie

Alongside the standard repertoire like concertos of J.Haydn, N.Porpora, A.Dvorak, E.Elgar, C.Saint-Saens, T.Tschaikowski oder „ Don Quixote“ of R.Strauss  she particularly espouses music of 20-th century such as „ Schelomo“ of E. Bloch, both cello concertos of Dimitri Shostakovich, F.Gulda (with wind orchestra) or P.Hindemith Concerto from 1940.

Joanna pays big attention to contribution with contemporary composers – Thomas Daniel Schlee, Konstatia Gourzi, the polish composers Krzysztof Meyer and Tomasz Skweres. The world premiere of his Katakomben, dedicated to Joanna, and written for her outstanding organ trio Concerto Angelico – took place in Vienna 2019. Recording of cello work of Krzysztof Meyer is planned as next.

In the season 2020/21 she will perform the Dvorak Concerto together with conductor Walter Hilgers in Ploiest again. Together with him and the GRO she will play „ Rococo Variations“ in China and Haydn’s C Major Concerto in Israel.

Since 2010 Joanna Sachryn is also Artistic management Adviser by GRO.

Following her big passion for chamber music –  since 1999 she is cellist of the Cologne Piano Trio, ensemble which is well-established on international stages for last 30 years.

At the Vienna Cello Ensemble 5+1, founded by colleagues from the Vienna Philharmonic, Joanna Sachryn has played since 2009. Extensive tours brought the ensemble to all the big stages of China, Korea, Japan as in Austria, Bulgaria, Poland or Switzerland.

2020 the label Kaleidos released in cooperation with Hessischer Rundfunk Frankfurt (HR) the CD of Joanna Sachryn and Paul Rivinius – „Hiller& Urspruch – Forgotten Treasures „ with 3 World-First Recordings.

Since 1999 Joanna Sachryn teaches annual masterclasses in the international Haus Marteau Lichtenberg and gave masterclasses in Brasil, Japan Südkorea, Montenegro, Kosovo and Poland.  

Since 2013 she is guest professor at the renowned Tongji University in Shanghai, as at Beijing Central Conservatory and Shanxi University Taiyuan in China.
She is also professor-member of the „Cello Family festival“ in China and was member of Jury by WEDO International Cello Competition 2019 in Beijing.

In 2020 she takes up teaching post at the Academy of Music Berlin.

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“If it is true that the musicality of performers can best be measured in the slow movements, then Joanna Sachryn is very much blessed with this gift…”

(Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)

“… gives you real shivering … brilliant.”
(Gulda Cellokonzert – Mittelbayerische Zeitung)

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Walter Schreiber
Tel.: +49-172 8201 871

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