Zeitgeist Duo UK

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Zeitgeist Duo UK combines classical highlights with contemporary performance. The repertoire ranges from the sophisticated – classical and baroque music of Mozart, Bach and Vivaldi, to the more light-hearted – Latin-American tangos and arrangements of sound tracks by John Williams and Ennio Morricone. Their unique interpretation and choice of pieces made the girls performing from concert halls to Jazz Clubs across the world. The duo was invited to play at the Guildhall Concert Hall Series in London, Hercules Hall Munich, Riverhouse Barn Walton, William Goodenough Hall London, Bull’s Head Jazz Club. The girls are also resident artists at Bar des Arts in Guildford, Surrey. Since 2013 Zeitgeist Duo supports the Bowel Cancer UK by performing at the annual recital series at the Ditchley Foundation in Oxfordshire. In 2014 Zeitgeist Duo signed a contract with Cunard for main-act performances on their worldwide cruises with both classical and contemporary programmes. Angelika Löw-Beer, violin and Marina Lieberman, piano formed the duo over ten years ago in Germany and are now based in London where the girls currently work on their debut CD.

Biography

Marina’s sophisticated and original performing talent encompasses a rich variety of styles and genres. She completed a BA(Hons) Degree in Piano Solo from Nuremberg School of Music having won scholarships to attend both the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute New York and the University of Music Augsburg from which she graduated with Masters of Music Degree in 2011. Russian-born Marina was titled the ’Most Promising Young Pianist’ in St. Petersburg and has won the First Federal Prize of Germany and the Steinway Piano Competition Munich. She performed on Chinese Central Television, at the German National Theater Berlin, the State Opera Munich and played with Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Marina has also been sharing her experience as a renowned piano teacher by nurturing emerging talent. EMI Music UK have recognised Marina’s expertise and employed her to developing their child prodigies. She also teaches regularly at the London Music Centre and London Piano Teachers Academy. As a recording artist, Marina is working on her solo piano project ‘Pianology’ using her innate understanding and passion for various musical genres by composing her unique, beautiful re-interpretations of rock classics, and combining these with classical virtuosity.

Angelika graduated from Franz-Liszt School of Music in Weimar, Germany 2012 and continues her postgraduate studies at Guildhall School of Music and Drama London until 2014. Angelika is laureate of national and international competitions like ‘Anemos’ International Competition Rome 2012 or Malta International competition. She received scholarships from the Temple University Philadelphia, the New Liszt Trust Weimar and Rotary International. Latest she received a fellowship of the Yale University. Angelika has been working with world-renowned violin teachers such as Prof. Dr. Eichhorn, Prof. Brandis, Prof. Schmieder and is currently studying with Prof. Ross. Angelika has performed as a soloist with diverse orchestras such as Jena Philharmonic and Capella Academica Berlin. She played with the International Mahler Orchestra and at the German National Theater Weimar. She appeared at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and at SWR ’Schwetzinger Festspiele’. Last season she toured with Young Euro Classics Orchestra to Asia. Angelika plays a Ceruti violin from 1882.

Repertoire

Repertoire for the concert series á 45 min each

I

L. v. Beethoven Sonata for violin & piano op. 23
Fritz Kreisler Liebesleid – Liebesfreud

II

Johannes Brahms Sonata op. 108 in D-minor – Allegro
Manuel De Falla Danse espagnole
Astor Piazzolla Pieces for violin & piano Oblivion

  • Marron y Azul
  • Ave Maria
  • Ballada
  • Libertango
Enrique Granados Danse espagnole

III

Wolfgang A. Mozart Sonata for violin and piano in E-Minor KV 304
Sergei Rachmaninov Vocalise op. 34 No.14
Frederic Chopin Nocturne arr. N. Milstein
John Williams Remembrances from ‘Schindler’s List’
Tommaso Vitali Ciacona for violin & piano in G minor

IV

Johann S. Bach Italian Concerto BWV 971
Kreisler Prelude & Allegro for violin & piano arr. Pugnani
Rolf Lovland Songs From A Secret Garden
C. W. Gluck Melody

V

Antonio Vivaldi
  • Four Seasons – Winter for violin and piano
  • Allegro non molto
  • Largo
  • Allegro
Giuseppe Tartini Devil’s Trill Sonata
Nikolai Rimsky Korsakoff Flight Of The Bumblebee

VI

Kreisler Prelude & Allegro for violin & piano arr. Pugnani
Manuel de Falla Spanish Dance
Claude Debussy Claire de Lune
Enrique Granados Danse espagnole
F. Chopin Nocturne arr. N. Milstein
Astor Piazzolla
  • Pieces for violin & piano Oblivion
  • Marron y Azul
  • Ave Maria
  • Ballada
  • Libertango