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10/15/2017 Concert with Sonatas by Bach, Schumann and Brahms

Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 17:00


English for JU - Classical Music Field Excursion
Concert with Sonatas by Bach, Schumann and Brahms

Konzertkirche St. Marien, Warfleth, Deichstraße 120

American violinist Ida Bieler and Australian pianist James Maddox will perform violin sonatas by Johann Sebastian Bach (BWV 1015, 1016, 107), Robert Schumann (Sonata No. 3, "F.A.E.-Sonata", WoO 2,  and Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in D minor, Op. 121) and Johannes Brahms (Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1, "Regenlied-Sonate", in G major, op. 78.

Both Prof. Bieler and Prof. Maddox are academic teachers in Robert-Schumann-Hochschule Düsseldorf. Bieler is also professor in Graz, Austria, and in North Carolina (University of NC, School of the Arts).  During her amazing career, she was awarded several important prizes, for example the Echo Klassik (Germany) and Cannes Classical Award (France). She has been member of famous ensembles (Melos-Quartett), and founded ensembles as Xyrion Trio with Nina Tichman, pianist, and  Maria Kliegel, cellist. For details:

Maddox is the art director of the Brahms Tage Bonn. They jointly published Brahms’ violin sonatas on CD.

Admission is free for students due to generous sponsorship of several companies, but visitors are asked to register themselves soon via e-mail: reinhard-rakow [at]
The free concert tickets for students are being sponsored by generous donors. This is a beautiful opportunity for students, host families and community to get together. There will be time to meet the artists personally. Students who wish to have transportation can contact the organizers (see below).
About English for JU:
“English for JU” is a weekly bilingual discussion group with changing topics, complimentary organized by Cynthia and Udo Nieland at Jacobs University. The greater Jacobs community is invited to attend interesting interdisciplinary talks by scientists, researchers, writers and artists. The Project is the winner of the Jacobs University “Social Involvement and Community Service Award 2017". For further questions, please contact Cynthia Nieland: JU-Talk [at]