A Poetic Sequence of Music and Visual Impressions – Opening Night December 4th 2010
CHC Auditorium – 4th & 10th December 2010
The concerts with German pianist Eva Maria May will be held on Saturday December 4th and Friday December 10th. Both concerts will begin at 19:30
Eva Maria May is a highly acclaimed international pianist. She specializes in the works of Chopin, Stravinsky, Bach and Schuman. Eva Maria has recorded several CD’s. To hear a little of Eva Maria’s work please go to her website and click on the diskografie tab on the left-hand column.
|Saturday 4th December|
|18:30 -19:00||Private viewing of Luis J Soltmann’s 2 collections.|
|19:30||Concert 1 with Eva Maria May|
|Sunday 5th December|
|11:00 - 15:00||Photographic exhibition open to the public at CH Artists Studio and Gallery. Limited edition prints may purchased or ordered here (see below)|
|Monday 6th-Thursday 9th December||Possibilities to view and purchase prints by appointment only. Call 928 834150 for more information.
|Friday 10th December|
Photographic exhibition open prior to the concert
|Saturday 11th December||Possibilities to view and purchase prints by appointment only. Call 928 834150 for more information. Reservation of Luis J Soltmann’s limited edition photo sequences.
The limited edition photo sequences displayed in the Artists Studio and Gallery will be available for sale. There will be a small number held in stock at the Camel House, but mostly they may be ordered and delivered (approximately 1 month). They are unframed and cost between 300€-500€
|A number of Luis J Soltmann’s video installations will be shown both in the auditorium and the Artists Gallery. More information about these will be available at the Camel House.|
|Tickets for the concerts must be reserved and paid for beforehand, but can be collected at the Camel House between 18:30 -19:00 on the concert evenings.
Tickets for each concert costs 25€
For concert ticket reservations, or more information, please call:
0034 928 834 150
0034 689 080 095
Concerts start promptly at 19:30, no admittance after 19:20
With Eva Maria May (piano) & Luis J Soltmann (photographer)
The Camel House presents one week of audio and visual impressions, a multi-media treasure trove of imagery from the island and beyond and piano recitals of the highest standard.
For many years these two gifted artists have been both friends and artistic collaborators. The combination of their creative fields of expertise in the unique environment of the Camel House will be an unforgettable experience, and Camel House guests will enjoy engaging with art and music in a more unconventional way than is generally found.
Piano concerts with Eva Maria May will be held on Saturday December 4th and Friday December 10th
CHC Artists Gallery & Studio
German born photographer, Luis J Soltmann, will be exhibiting 2 collections of his creative photography in the CH artists gallery and studio; one a retrospective of his 1986 photographic journey exploring the work of Cesar Manrique in Lanzarote, Tenerife and Madrid; the other his latest collection.
Alongside Luis ‘s Manrique sequences there will be one original Cesar Manrique painting available to view (from the private collection of Luis J Soltmann)
Each photo sequence will be made available for sale as a limited edition print.
With the Cesar Manrique sequences - 25 limited edition prints of each have been made. There are 9 limited edition prints of each of the new collection of sequences.
Biography - Luis J Soltmann
Luis J Soltmann is an internationally renowned creative photographer. He was born in East Germany, lived in Lanzarote for many years and now resides in Fuerteventura. Luis blends the past and the contemporary, utilizing video techniques and stills to create powerful photographic journeys.
1948 born in Warin, Germany
1972 studied visual communication at the Folkwang-Schule in Essen, was a student of Prof. Schubert and Prof. Otto Steinert
1982 photo sequences in “ARTE ACTUAL”/ Cabildo Insular de Lanzarote and Ministerio de Cultura; publication of panoramic photos in the
1986 photos and video-documentation regarding the work of
Cesar Manrique in Lanzarote/Tenerife/Madrid; published in the editorial
2004 exhibition “PROJEKT MARKANTEILE” Galería Rheinhausen Foundation Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum
2007 Participation in Photolucida, Portland U.S.A.
exhibition Henze/Soltmann Galería Haus Isenburg
2008 Large art installation NRW museum art palace Düsseldorf
exhibition “Sehquenzen” Gallery Werft11 Köln
exhibition “Fotosequenzen” Galería Rheinhausen Foundation Wilhem Lehmbruck Museum
2009 established his residency on the island of Fuerteventura
2010 exhibition “Kunstverein-Köln”
participation in “El artista y la isla” Centro de Arte Ismael Pto. del
exhibition White Gallery Connecticut U.S.A.
Biography – Eva Maria May
Eva-Maria May is equally well-known as a concert pianist as well as a chamber music performer. Intensively mentored by her teachers, the professors Karl Wingler and Peter Hollfelder at Würzburg’s Music Academy, she had her debut at the age of 14 with a performance of the Piano Concerto in A minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (K catalogue 414). After studying at the Munich Music Academy with Eric Then-Bergh, she participated in the master class of Julian von Károlyi, well-known for his Chopin interpretations. Further studies with Igor Shukov, André Tschaikovsky and Valentin Gheorghiu deepened her bond with Russian piano music.
An emphasis in Eva-Maria May’s repertoire is placed on the works of Robert Schumann, Frédéric Chopin and Johann Sebastian Bach. In the past several years she has intensely devoted herself to the late work of Alexander Skrjabin.
With a slew of concerts she actively paved her way through Italy, England and France, in addition to the 3 extensive tours through the USA.
Memorable impressions were left behind in concerts as a member of the Cenariu-Trio with the violinist Joshua Epstein, in a piano duo with Norman Shetler or also as a soloist in piano concerts performing Ludwig Van Beethoven or Robert Schumann.
Two CDs with works of Frédéric Chopin, Alexander Skrjabin and Igor Strawinsky have appeared as a result of a long cooperation with the Bavarian Radio.
Eva-Maria May (awarded with the prize of the German University and Conservatory Competition) teaches at the Music Academy in Würzburg and lives in Munich.
Working With Others
In 2003 the piano duo ONDA VERDE with the pianist Alexander Wienand came to life. Given the subtle art of playing the piano four-handed in the tradition of Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann, the two pianists provide a stunning multi-faceted contour to works ranging from Mozart to Shostakovic.
A further focal point of Eva-Maria May is her work with singers, in which the Kunstlied’s deeper penetration of the verbal statement through its musical interpretation at the piano holds a key position.
The confrontation with Skrjabin’s collected experience as well as the discovery of related harmonies in jazz standards (for example those of Bill Evans) find their expression in CROSSOVER-CONCERTS with Alexander Wienand. This experimental journey often leads to totally unexpected new vistas.
Eva-Maria May’s teaching as an academic superior councillor at the Academy of Music of Würzburg is the second, inseparable element of her love for music: “To live what one teaches and to teach what one loves”.
In her teaching she places a special emphasis on the development of sound consciousness and the differentiated production of sound. Moreover she sees coaching as an integral component of her teaching, for example, preparing her students for competitions, advising chamber music ensembles and counseling students in their occupational goals.
Last but not least quite a number of jazz pianist choose to work with Eva-Maria May in order to further hone their style in the encounter with classical piano techniques.Back
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