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08-Jun-2018

2018 Pantonale Festival - Germany

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Grayson MasefieldA page of pictures will be uploaded within 24 hours.

The PhilHARMONIKA Festival organised by Waldermar Fleischhauer with ‘Pantonale e.V’ was held in Berlin from 24th - 27th May with the highlight being the Gala Concert with the ‘Berliner Kammerorchester’ (Berlin Chamber Orchestra) under the direction of Vladimir Zubitsky at the Berlin Philharmonic Chamber Music Hall.

Throughout the week there were other accordion activities and performances.

The first concert took place on May 23rd at 4 pm at the library of the ‘Rosenhof Berlin’ retirement residence.

Two presentations were made on 24th May at the John F. Kennedy International School Berlin by Grayson Masefield, Matthias Matzke and Michael Rettig. Each presentation was to over a hundred children where they got to see how the accordion worked and volunteers had the opportunity to play on the different types of accordion (classical, digital and alpine).

Then in the evening there was a concert at the Music School Treptow-Köpenick. There were solo performances by Grayson Masefield, Matthias Matzke who also played some opera selections with the soprano Leonie Kratz and solo and duets by Anna Krystaleva and Yuri Shiskin.

The Gala concert on the 26th evening had solos, duets and works with the orchestra conducted by Vladimir Zubitsky. The performances featured Grayson Masefield (New Zealand), Yuri Shishkin and Anna Krystaleva performing as soloists and duo (Russia), Matthias Matzke (Germany), Michael Rettig (Germany), the “Duo Accosphere“consisting of Alena Budzinakova (Slovenia) and Grzegorz Palus (Poland), as well as the duo “con:trust“ consisting of Daniel Roth and Marius Staible, both from Germany.

The program consisted of classical works, tangos by Piazzolla and Galliano, Italian themes, and works by Gorka Hermosa, Viatcheslav Semionov & Bete Ilin who traveled from Macedonia to attend.

On Sunday morning Grayson gave a masterclass at the ‘Haus der Musik’ to a variety of students (young children to professional musicians) demonstrating the similarities and differences between styles and technique on multiple repertoires.

The final concert was at the Ausstellungszentrum Pyramide (Pyramide Exhibition Centre) in Berlin-Hellersdorf and took place on May 27 at 4 pm. It was a fantastic end to the festival, the audience there was extremely enthusiastic and there was a standing ovation for all the artists.

The festival was a great success with audience members travelling from all over Germany to attend and it had fantastic media coverage with Deutschland Radio Kultur and Berliner Abendblatt.
Yuri Shishkin and Anna Krystaleva
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