In December Ingmar Beck will serve as Assistant Conductor for Daniel Harding and Orchestre de Paris on their concert tour to Japan. The concerts will take place in Sapporo, Tottori, Kyoto, Osaka, and in the world-famous Suntory Hall in Tokyo. The program consists of Mahler’s 1st symphony, Beethoven’s 6th symphony, and the violin concertos of Beethoven and Berg (soloist: Isabelle Faust).
Asam Classical Soloists will perform Christmas concerts in Germany, lead by their founder Ingmar Beck on the hapsichord. The ensemble will perform with Cuban-American mezzo-soprano Alexandra Urquiola and violinist Verena-Maria Fitz (Bavarian State Orchestra) to present a riveting program. The concert includes Vivaldi's famous violin concerto “Winter” (The Four Seasons) and the atmospheric Concerto di Natale by Corelli. Urquiola will perform excerpts of Händel's Messiah and virtuoso, intimate arias from the Vivaldi literature.
December 21, 8 pm: Petrikirche Baldham
December 22, 7.30 pm: Max-Joseph-Saal der Münchner Residenz (Tickets via tickets@asamclassical or München-Ticket)
In November, Ingmar Beck works as the operetta specialist and assistant conductor for Opéra de Lyon’s international tour to the Royal Opera House Muscat (Oman). He assists Chief Conductor Daniele Rustioni in a production of the Strauss operetta Night in Venice. Beck will conduct a majority of the production process.
Immediately after, Beck will travel to Nürnberg (Germany) to lead the Nürnberger Symphoniker on the 1st advent.
On October 21, Ingmar Beck conducted the first performance for over two hundred years of Johann Georg Albrechtsberger’s Great Requiem in C minor. Beck's chamber orchestra, Concerto Sacro, collaborated with Canto Arrianis to revive the work in the splendid Stift Klosterneuburg (Austria). Beck scattered various instrumental pieces throughout the Requiem to create emotional juxtaposition, utilizing works by Vanhal, Graf, Richter, Hasse, and Filtz.
Post concert, the Albrechtsberger Society proudly presented the World Premiere Recording of Albrechtsberger's Coronation Mass, Great Alleluja, and Symphony in C Major, all conducted by Ingmar Beck.
Asam Classical Soloists opened their 2018/2019 season with a Baroque Music concert in Fürstenfeld (Germany). The ensemble performed Hasse's Serenata Marc'Antonio e Cleopatra, lead by their founder Ingmar Beck. He decided to modernize the work, replacing the Italian recitatives with their German translation equivalents. Actors of the renowed Otto Falckenberg School Munich portrayed the raw text with intimacy and strength. The soloists were Lydia Teuscher (soprano), Yulia Sokolik (mezzo-soprano), Maria Wördermann and Janus Torp (actors).
The Süddeutsche Zeitung enthusiastically praised the performance, saying, “The long lasting and excited applause of the audience showed that the concept of this musical evening worked out perfectly.“
Ingmar Beck made his debut with the Inn-Salzach-Euregio Youth Orchestra this summer, leading the orchestra through Germany and Austria. Beck’s program included Mozart's Overture to The Impresario and the composer’s 2nd Horn Concerto, Beethoven's concert aria “Ah perfido” op. 65, and Haydn's Symphony No. 101 “The Clock.”
Several press articles praised the concerts, saying:
- “Ingmar Beck proved that he can lead an orchestra to their highest performance“
- “Beck brings viridity to Mozart's music“
- “It is unbelievable that this orchestra only rehearsed for a few days“
- “Clear lightness“
On Sunday, July 22, Ingmar Beck will conduct his concert debut with the Symphoniker Hamburg. The concert is the last of four traditional summer concerts in Hamburg's City Hall and the last concert of the orchestra's season 2018/19. The program includes Haydn's Symphony No. 104, the Clarinet Concerto of W.A. Mozart (Soloist: Pablo Barragán), and the Symphony in C major by Viennese composer Anton Eberl (1765-1807); according to music critics of the early 19th century, he was as fundamental to Viennese society as Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.
This summer, Ingmar Beck participates in his first production with the Bregenzer Festspiele. He is Assistant Conducting for Johannes Debus (Music Director: the Canadian Opera Company) in Berthold Goldschmidt's opera Beatrice Cenci. Similar to Zemlinsky's Kreidekreis and many other works of the 1930s and 1940s, the opera questions justice and human rights through the lens of an historically-based fiction, using a latent comparison to humanity’s powerlessness against the brutal socialism that plagued the country during that time.
Johannes Erath directs "Beatrice Cenci" as a breath-taking church thriller. The opera will premiere on
July 18 in the Bregenzer Festspielhaus; in addition, there will be a TV broadcast in August, as well as a later DVD release.
Ingmar Beck will begin a collaboration with the International Albrechtsberger Society next Sunday, July 1. The concert will consist of the Coronation Mass, the Alleluja, and a symphony by Johann Georg Albrechtsberger at 6pm in the Stiftskirche Klosterneuburg. Beck will be joined by the members of the choir of the Wiener Musikverein and his chamber orchestra, Concerto Sacro, to create this magnificent event.
In the coming years, many more works of Albrechtsberger will be re-explored, performed, and recorded. Albrechtsberger was Chief Conductor at St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna from 1793 until 1809, and composed many works that until now have remained undiscovered. Plans are in the works for a performance of his Requiem in C minor in October.
From March 16-18, 2018, Ingmar Beck conducted and directed the 160th anniversary festival of Stadtchor Klosterneuburg. Beck served as the choir’s Artistic Director from 2012-2017, leading them to remarkable musical and artistic heights. Years of development and growth was celebrated through this final collaboration. The first concert boasted an eclectic night of German opera, including ensembles, overtures, and arias from such works as J. Strauss’ Night in Venice, Mozart’s The Magic Flute, La Clemenza di Tito, and Abduction from the Seraglio, Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, Kienzl’s Der Evangeliemann, and Wagner’s Lohengrin and Die Meistersinger. The festival culminated with an emotionally-riveting Brahms Requiem, premiered 150 years ago.
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From December 2017 until January 2018 Ingmar Beck acted as Lothar Koenig's Assistant Conductor for "Der Kreidekreis" by Alexander von Zemlinsky (director: Richard Brunel) and overtook a majority of rehearsals in the first three weeks of production. The internationally-renowned cast included Ilse Eerens (Belgium), Nicola Beller-Carbone (Italy), Stephan Rügamer (State Opera Berlin), and Martin Winkler (State Opera Vienna).
From November 29 to December 4, 2017, Ingmar Beck and mezzo-soprano Annette Lubosch toured Israel, giving a celebrated concert in the Austrian Hospice of Jerusalem where Ingmar Beck accompanied Lubosch on the piano. The two musicians lead a masterclass program for five days in Jerusalem, targeted at the healthy development of young singers. Beck and Lubasch also traveled to Palestine to lead orchestral and vocal workshops at the Barenboim Said Foundation.
The Baroque Ensemble Asam Classical Soloists celebrates its 10 year anniversary with a concert on October 21 at 8 pm in Himmelfahrtskirche München-Sendling. The ensemble will perform the first work from their first concert "Exsultate, jubilate" (soprano: "ECHO Klassik" winner Marie-Sophie Pollak) and the Sinfonia concertante for violin and viola (Soloists: Verena-Maria Fitz, violin / Benjamin Beck, viola) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and the Farwell Symphony by Joseph Haydn. Tickets can be ordered per mail via email@example.com.
The Asam Classical Soloists were founded in 2007 by Ingmar Beck who is leading the ensemble playing the hapsichord. The repertoire of the ensemble is mainly based on works of the times of Baroque and Classic. In the last years the Asam Classical Soloists performed at Forum "Alte Musik" Fürstenfeld, in the Münchner Residenz and in the Himmelfahrt Church München-Sendling, including two concerts with the Augsburg Boys' Chorus.
Ingmar Beck was conducting the final concert of the huge Bavarian scholarship program klasse.im.puls with Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra in May. On the program of the concert, which was sold out for weeks, was the 9th symphony "New World" of Antonín Dvořák, a medley of Gershwin's Porgy & Bess, and a hymn of the Nuremberg composer Heinrich Hartl. The Bavarian TV (BR) documented the whole project (archive).
The summer programm of the Aspen Music Festival 2017 is released. Additionally to his work as Assistant Conductor Ingmar Beck will conduct various concerts, including a symphony orchestra concert and two family concerts.
Both family concerts are contributed to the season theme "Enchantment". On July 20 Beck will conduct a musical poem of the German story of the "Musicians of Bremen" by the American composer Bernard Rogers. On August 17 "Dirty Beasts" of the English composer Benjamin Wallfish will be performed - a very colourful orchestra piece commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra in 2013, with poems of Roald Dahl.
As highlight of the summer Ingmar Beck will conduct the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra on July 26. The program includes the world-famous "Scheherazade" by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and the Piano Concerto No. 25 K. 503 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Ingmar Beck was awarded with the Aspen Conducting Prize 2016 by Robert Spano (Chefdirigent Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Chefdirigent Aspen Music Festival) in August 2016. This prize is the highest award for conductors at the Aspen Music Festival and is one of the most prestigeous awards for young conductors in USA. Ingmar Beck will be the official Assistant Conductor at the Aspen Music Festival 2017.
In August 2016 Ingmar Beck was awarded with a fellowship of the "Academy Music Theatre Today" of the Deutsche Bank Foundation. This 2-year-fellowship contents workshops at various opera houses in Europe and a new production at the State Opera Hamburg.
Works by Händel and Hasse were played in the last concert of the Asam Classical Soloists in collaboration with the world-famous Augsburg Boys' Choir. With their leader Ingmar Beck at the hapsichord the baroque orchestra presented highly interesting instrumental and church works by Johann Adolph Hasse and highly virtuose opera arias of Georg Friedrich Händel, which were written for the famous soprano Faustina Bordoni (who was the wife of Hasse).
The Munich Baroque Orchestra Asam Classical Soloists was founded in 2007 of the conductor, hapsichord player and cellist Ingmar Beck. The main repertoire of the ensemble contents standard repertoire of Baroque and Classical times as well as unknown and not published works of this time.