Concert in memoriam Ari Rath 1925 - 2017
Pieces by Brahms, Mahler, Mozart as well as a selection of Jewish Folk Songs, performed by Veronika Dünser, alto Eloïse Bella Kohn, piano.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 21ST AT 8PM
at the Salon of the Austrian Hospice
Via Dolorosa 37 - Old City - Jerusalem
Austrian singer Veronika Dünser studied at the National Conservatory Feldkrich and the Academy of Music in Vienna. She won the first prize at the prima la musica competition and the Bärenreiter Competition and was awarded with a scholarship of the Thyll Dürr Association.
She gathered first stage experiences at the Vorarlberg State Theatre in Bregenz as Annina and Flora “La Traviata“, Golde in “Anatevka“, Maddalena in
„Rigoletto“ and performed the role of Hänsel in Humperdinck’s “Hänsel und Gretel“. 2011 she sang the role of “3. Dame“ in The Magic Flute conducted by Gérard Korsten which was broadcast by the Austrian Broadcast Association. She returned to this role for the Erl Festival under the direction of Gustav
Kuhn. She could be seen at Salzburg Festival in Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream“ with music of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy.
In concert she sang at the opening of Bregenz Festival Mozart’s Missa brevis with the Vienna Symphonic Orchestra and at the Accademia Filarmonica Romana in Rom. Other recent engagements include concerts with Franz Welser-Möst, a program of songs by Arnold Schönberg and Alma Mahler at the Jewish Museum in Vienna as well as a special program by Franz Schubert and his contemporary Salomon Sulzer, which was presented at the Sulzer Hall Hohenems, the Hamakom Theatre in Vienna and at the Austrian Hospice in Jerusalem. In January 2017 she could be experienced in the role of the fairy in the celebrated premiere of the opera „Cinderella“ by the Israeli-British prodigy child Alma Deutscher. Future projects include solo performances in the sacred music concert series at the Royal Chapel St. Augustin in Vienna, song recitals in Jerusalem, New York and Washington as well as her second season as 3. Dame at the Erl Festival.
Born in 1991, Eloïse Bella Kohn began piano lessons at the age of four at the Yamaha Music School. She studied at the Paris National Superior Conservatory with Michel Béroff, Denis Pascal, Eric Le Sage, Claire Désert, David Fray and Pierre-Laurent Aimard. She is winner of numerous first Prizes. She graduated from the « Hochschule für Musik » Freiburg and follows further studies since 2015 with Lilya Zilberstein at the « Universität für Musik » in Vienna.
Eloïse Bella Kohn was nominated 2014 ADAMI Classical Revelation and was chosen as “Young Talent” by the french magazine Diapason.
She performed at festivals like La Roque d’Anthéron, Pablo Casals in Prades, Musique à l’Empéri (founded by Eric Le Sage, Emmanuel Pahud and Paul
Meyer), Chorégies in Orange, Flâneries musicales in Reims, the International Festival d’Aix-en- Provence, the Classissimo Festival in Brussel, the Theater Bouffes du Nord, the Studio Bastille and at the concert series of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. She participates in numerous radio broadcasts in France and abroad. In 2009 she played for Alexandre Tharaud’s Satie project at the Cité de la Musique in Paris. She gave recitals of the Goldberg Variations in Paris and Milano. Together with the Moroccan pianist Dina Bensaïd she forms the Yadaïn Piano Duo, in order to convey a positive image of Jewish-Muslim cultural interaction. In 2016 the duo performed on a tour with the Morocco Philarmonic Orchestra Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos under Jean-Claude Casadesus. In 2018 she is invited as a soloist for a tour with the french chamber choir Accentus.
Austrian Hospice Österreichisches Hospiz Jerusalem
Via Dolorosa 37, Jerusalem, 91194, Israel