This is my final newsletter for 2023. Wow, it has been a busy year!
Thank you all for taking part in my musical journey. It’s amazing for me to have so many people following my work. Being able to spend almost 2 months in Dakar and study the Senegal culture was a blast and there is more to come. I am planning to return to Senegal and other African countries in 2024.
Sirius Quartet just finished a tour in Germany including our Progressive Chamber Music Festival in Munich. It was a big success. Here is a nice write up in the Süddeutsche Zeitung. The headline “The Professor’s Project” made me smile.
We just had the opportunity to record new music with Sirius Quartet in Munich for a a new album we will release in 2024. The session was very exciting.
For our annual tradition we end the year with Berta Epple “Unterm Baum.” The Frankfurt Newspaper called it an “anarchic Christmas program.” I am looking forward to seeing some of you at a holiday show.
If you need help figuring out presents, I’ve got some great suggestions including several new albums: Munich Composers Collective debut CD and a brand new album by Berta Epple, plus the CD and sheet music for my piano preludes.
If you are looking for something extra special visit The SPAaaht, my wife’s wellness oasis in Harlem New York and get you and your loved ones gift cards for a massage, a facial, or many other spa services.
If I don’t see you at a show, have a great start into the New Year – 2024!
Photo Credit: Beate Armbruster
Berta Epple Unterm Baum
December 1, 2023 at 8:00pm K9, Konstanz
Wer dem Weihnachtsdreiklang aus Stress, Hektik und Konsum entfliehen, zu innerer Ruhe und Geborgenheit finden will, Zeit zum Träumen und Genießen sucht, der weiß, die Christmas Night am Vorabend zu Heilig Abend zu schätzen: Lichter- und Klangzauber, der weder Weihnachtsdienst aus der Spieldose bietet noch Klischees bedient. Einem Meditationsritus gleich werden kontemplative Hörwonnen inszeniert, die zwischen Barock, Spätromantik, Ambient- und Jazz-Improvisationen mit Freude und Frieden erfüllen.
Berta Epple’s show “Das Ganze Jahr Geöffnet” is coming on CD on March 8, 2024. Till then we will release a single each month on all the streaming platforms and you can buy the physical copy after our concerts. more
Munich Composers Collective“Digital Code”
Munich Composers Collective’s first CD called Digital Code is available. MCC was awarded with the München Stipendium 2023 (Munich scholarship 2023). Download the album or buy the CD. more
These 14 beautiful preludes written for piano are playable by an intermediately skilled pianist and can be improvised over with the provided chord changes. Players can add intros and outros as they like and are free to include their own ideas.
Originating from the title, “Stories from the New York Lockdown,” Gregor started this project in 2020 not knowing that it would become an entire collection of compositions for solo piano, recorded and released on one of his favorite labels in Munich, Solo Musica. more
Spa Treatments for the Holidays
The SPAaaht: Holiday Spa Treatments and Gift Certificates
A boutique spa for total body wellness in the sweetness that is Sugar Hill Harlem, NYC. Create aahmazing spa experiences using customized equipment, natural and organic products and ingredients for our massages, skin care services, Handicals and Footcials treatments. Book a session for yourself or purchase a gift card as a present for someone special. more