FOLKWANG UNIVERSITY OF ARTS ESSEN
A wonderful place with wonderful people
Last but not least, the Folkwang University of the Arts is special on account of its unique historic buildings and the many special people who have always been – and still are – here: Pina Bausch (dancer and choreographer), Armin Rohde and Caroline Eichhorn (actors), Frank Peter Zimmermann (violinist), Lothar Zagrosek (conductor), Hagen Rether (cabaret artist), Timm Rautert (photographer) to name just a few, did their study at the Folkwang. A whole array of important cultural, scholarly and creative pathways has been forged here. And every single day new highlights are being reached – in terms of aesthetics, content and setting cultural directions for the whole region and the international scene.
DUO WITH THOMAS HOPPE
Anne-Cathérine Heinzmann and Thomas Hoppe met at several chamber music festivals.
From this collaboration grew in the meantime an intensive connection, which - based on a very individual and personal performance - is highly convincing.
Their first CD-recording with highlights of the modern flute repertoire was published in May 2013 at Audite and had been immediately nominated for the International Classical Music Award (ICMA) 2014.
The very special genre of music of jewish composers, who had been ostracized in the era of the National Socialism, with those topic the two musicians work for a long time, is dediacted on a new recording, which was released in November 2015.
The CD was nominated for the prize of the 'German Record Critics' award 2016 and received best reviews.