Berliner Barock Solisten
The Berlin Baroque Soloists ensemble was founded in 1995 by Rainer Kussmaul, Raimar Orlovsky, and other members of the Berlin Philharmonic, alongside early music specialists. Their aim was to present high-level performances of early music on modern instruments. This concept does not contradict the idea of historical performance practice. The size of the ensemble varies according to the requirements of each programme.
Rainer Kussmaul (1946-2017), with his established international experience and great expertise in Baroque Music, led the ensemble until 2010.
Since 2010, the Berlin Baroque Soloists has adapted its leaders to each project: Bernhard Forck, Daniel Gaede, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Gottfried von der Goltz, Daniel Hope, Daishin Kashimoto and Daniel Sepec were among the few leaders over the past decade.
The ensemble focuses on unjustly forgotten masterpieces, especially those by Georg Philipp Telemann and more unknown composers.
The ensemble has performed with renowned singers and soloists such as Christine Schäfer, Anna Prohaska, Dorothea Röschmann, Christiane Oelze, Sandrine Piau, Sybilla Rubens, Bernarda Fink, Genia Kühmeier, Thomas Quasthoff, Mark Padmore, Michael Schade, Andreas Staier, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Emmanuel Pahud, Jacques Zoon, Albrecht Mayer, Jonathan Kelly, Radek Baborak, Maurice Steger, Reinhold Friedrich, Christine Schornsheim.
Prominent german actors, such as Christian Ehring, Burghart Klaußner und Armin Müller-Stahl, have joined them for concerts as well.
In 2014, the Berlin Baroque Soloists held their first performance with a conductor, in which early music specialist Reinhard Goebel directed a C.P.E. Bach - Jubilee Concert at the Berlin Philharmonie. The concert was recorded by Sony and well received by critics.
Their following recording: the Brandenburg Concertos by J.S. Bach, once again conducted by Reinhard Goebel, rose to such a success that the ensemble decided to hold a European Tour. They then named Goebel as their new artistic director.
In the past, the group has worked with various record labels, such as Sony, EMI and Deutsche Grammophon, receiving positive reviews throughout their recording career and reaching peaks when they received a Grammy Award in 2005 and the Opus Klassic in 2018.
Violin Daishin Kashimoto
Daishin Kashimoto was first prize winner of such renowned competitions as the 6th Menuhin International Junior Violin Competition in England in 1993, the International Competition for Violinists in Cologne in 1994 (where he was the youngest participant), and, in 1996, both the International Fritz Kreisler Violin Competition in Vienna and the Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud International Competition for Piano and Violin in Paris.
He has received a number of prestigious awards, such as the Arion Award (1995); both the Idemitsu and Mobile Music Awards (1997); the Fresh Artists Award of the Nippon Steel Music Awards (1998); The Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s Art Encouragement Prize for New Artists (1998); the Cultural Award from Hyogo Prefectural Government (2011); the Change Maker 2011 award in Japan; and the Steigenberger and Davidov Awards in Germany.
A Japanese national born in London in 1979, Daishin Kashimoto began studying violin in Tokyo at the age of three under Kumiko Eto. He moved to New York in 1985, and in the following year was accepted as the youngest student in the pre-college division of The Juilliard School, where he studied under Naoko Tanaka and received the Edward John Noble Foundation Scholarship. In 1990 he moved to Lübeck, Germany, to accept an invitation to study under Prof. Zakhar Bron. From age 20 he studied under Prof. Rainer Kussmaul at Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, and completed the master’s course there, winning the Gustav Scheck prize.
He has been recognized internationally for performing under renowned Maestros such as Seiji Ozawa, Lorin Maazel, Yuri Temirkanov, Vladimir Fedoseev, Evgeny Svetlanov, Michel Plasson, Semyon Bychkov, Eliahu Inbal, Mariss Jansons, Lord Yehudi Menuhin, Myung-Whun Chung, Mikhail Pletnev and others.
Daishin is also active in the field of chamber music, and has performed with noted musicians such as Martha Argerich, Itamar Golan, Yuri Bashmet, Gidon Kremer, Mischa Maisky, Gérard Caussée, Paul Meyer, Emmanuel Pahud, Eric Le Sage, and others.
On January 22, 2007, he was chosen to perform at a special concert aimed to develop the relationship between China, Korea, and Japan, and performed chamber music with the H.I.H. Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan (viola) and Myung-Whun Chung (piano), together with Jing Zhao and Dong-Hyuck Ahn.
Since 2007, Daishin has served as music director at annual chamber music festival “Le Pont” in Ako and Himeji in Japan.
Daishin was appointed as the first concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker in 2010. He performed also as a soloist with Berliner Philharmoniker under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle and Andris Nelsons. In addition, he is a member of the Philharmonic Octet Berlin.
As a recent project as a soloist, from 2010 to spring 2013, Daishin performed and recorded all of the Beethoven violin sonatas together with pianist Konstantin Lifschitz, and they received high praise for their concerts throughout Japan spanning three tours. The complete CD box of Beethoven: Complete Violin Sonatas, released worldwide on Warner Classics in January 2014.
He plays on a violin made by Andrea Guarneri, 1674.
- 2019-07-02 (Tue)
- Grand HALL
- Caliber grade
- Daegu Concert House
- 053-250-1400(ARS 1)
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