Pablo Barragán– clarinet
Born in Andalusia, Barragán, who has chosen to live in Berlin, attaches great importance to the interaction between musicians and feels that artistic symbiosis is the ideal state of music-making. This applies to his solo performances with well-known orchestras such as the Basel Symphony Orchestra, the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Radio Televisión Española or the Slovak Philharmonic as well as to his chamber music projects, e.g. at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Molyvos International Music Festival or the Martha Argerich Festival, which he performs with musical partners such as the pianists Danae Dörken and Sophie Pacini, the violinist Noa Wildschut, the cellist Kian Soltani or the Schumann Quartet.
The 2022/23 season takes Pablo Barragán to the Slovak Philharmonic, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonie Baden-Baden, the Bruckner Orchestra Linz and the Cologne Chamber Orchestra. Chamber music highlights of the season include five concerts in at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, where he will perform with artistic director Noa Wildschut and other highly esteemed colleagues such as Timothy Ridout, Julia Hagen, Stephen Waarts and Tobias Feldmann as well as his debut concert at London’s Wigmore Hall, performing Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet with colleagues from the Schumann Quartet. This will be followed by a performance with the Quatuor Modigliani in Madrid, and the Sitkovetsky Trio in Genova, and a concert with the Cremona Quartet at the Festival Música en Segura.
Recent projects have taken the clarinetist to South America and across Europe: in January 2022
he performed several times at the Cartagena Festival in Colombia, and in São Paolo, Lima and Buenos Aires, as an emissary of the Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival.
Pablo Barragán was trained at the Seville Conservatory with Antonio Salguero and with Matthias
Glander at the Fundación Barenboim-Said in Seville. For many years, he also gained valuablе experience as a member of Daniel Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. In 2011 he won
the Juventudes Musicales de España and the European Music Competition for Youth, in 2012 the
ARD Music Competition, and in 2013 the Prix Crédit Suisse Jeunes Solistes, which earned him an
invitation to the Lucerne Festival. Since 2020 Barragan is a lecturer at the Barenboim-Said Academy in Seville and at master classes such as the Trentino Music Festival in the summer of 2022.
As an exclusive artist of the Backun clarinet workshop, Pablo Barragán plays on Backun Lumière
Eloise Bella Kohn-piano
Eloïse Bella Kohn is a regular guest of France’s most prominent concert venues and festivals, such as Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Cité de la Musique, Salle Gaveau, Auditorium du Musée d’Orsay, Auditorium de Radio France, La Roque d’Anthéron, Radio France à Montpellier, Lille Piano Festival, Piano aux Jacobins in Toulouse, Rouen, and the Festival International d’Art lyrique in Aix-en-Provence.
Eloïse Bella Kohn was born in Paris in 1991 and started her musical education at the Yamaha music school at the age of four. She entered the National Superior Conservatory of Paris for Music and Dance (CNSM) and studied with Michel Béroff, Eric Le Sage, David Fray and Pierre-Laurent Aimard. She continued her studies at the University of Music in Freiburg, Germany and in 2015 at the University of Music and performing Arts Vienna with Lilya Zilberstein. She received important musical impulses during masterclasses with Aldo Ciccolini, Dmitri Bashkirov, Thomas Adès, Robert Levin, Christian Zacharias, András Schiff.
Being awarded Young Talent by the renown cultural magazine Diapason in 2016 and “Yamaha Artist” since 2018, the young French pianist shows an extraordinary depth of musicality and is leading a promising career. With the violinist Christoph Koncz she is co-founder of the chamber music festival Europäische Musiktage Heidelberg and as a soloist and a demanded chamber musician, she is invited to important European concert houses and festivals, such as the Berliner Philharmonie, the Vienna Konzerthaus and Musikverein, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Mozarteum Salzburg… She shared successful collaborations with prestigious orchestras and conductor and her chamber partner include Bruno Delepelaire, Daniel Ottensamer, Noah Bendix-Balgley, Silvia Careddu, Sophie and Félix Dervaux – soloists of the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam – as well as Nobuko Imai, Arabella Steinbacher, Christiane Karg, Renaud Capuçon, Emmanuel Tjeknavorian, Aylen Pritchin, Philippe Berrod, Michel Portal and Eric Le Sage.
She has released three highly acclaimed albums which have won her the “CHOC de Classica” and “Le Choix de France Musique” and “Diapason d’Or” awards.
- Messager: Solo de Concours
- Albeniz: “Sevilla” (arr. Kreisler / Barragán)
- Poulenc: Sonata for clarinet and piano
Allegro con fuoco
- De Falla and I. Albeniz: Song selection
- Weber: Grand Duo Concertante op. 48
Allegro con fuoco
Andante con moto