Robert Kania, square piano & Caroline Reuter, baroque violin
Saturday 6 October at 8 pm
The Music Room Oetrange (4 Rue du Pont, L-5355 Oetrange)
Sonata for piano and violin in G major, KV 301
Sonata for piano and violin in C major, KV 296
Sonata for piano in A minor, KV 310, first movement
Sonata for piano and violin in E flat major, KV 481
Caroline and Robert have selected sonatas from the early part of Mozart’s career, to illustrate his development of the sonata form in the course of his journey from Salzburg to Mannheim, Paris and eventually Vienna, in which what began as a piano sonata with violin accompaniment emerged as a dialogue between musical partners on equal terms.
To book a seat —€15, including interval drinks and a crémant with the performers—please write to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 35 90 97. To confirm, please transfer the appropriate sum to Edward Seymour at the BIL, LU12 0021 1027 5160 0000, quoting Mozart.
Caroline Reuter began playing the violin at the age of eight at the Luxembourg Conservatoire, and after gaining the Prix Supérieur she studied violin at the Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, taking classes with Nicolas Chumachenco and Gottfried von der Goltz. After qualifying in Artistic Training for Violin and Violin Music Teacher she completed Advanced Studies at the Lucerne Musikhochschule with Guiliano Carmignola, and a three-year course in teaching the Alexander Technique in Freiburg.
During her studies she was a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra and Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra, and a trainee with the first violins at the Stuttgart Philharmonic. Caroline currently works as a freelance violinist and teaches violin and Alexander Technique (concert projects with the Luxembourg Chamber Orchestra, the Ensemble de la Chapelle St Marc, the Luxembourg Philharmonic and the Luxembourg Chamber Music Association, and with baroque ensembles such as Cultus Harmonicus, Les Goûts Réunis and Les Discours enchantés). Alongside her teaching and performing roles she is engaged in research and musicological projects at the University of Luxembourg.
Robert Kania is a harpsichordist, organist and pianist who is also a composer and music-arranger. After graduating in piano and harpsichord, he worked with the Silesian Philharmonic and the Silesian Theatre, and then for over 10 years with the Grand Theatre and National Opera in Warsaw. During that time he composed the music for several ballets for children and adults which were performed in opera houses across Poland.
Robert’s interest in early music goes back many years; as a harpsichordist he took part in a number of early music courses with renowned musicians such as Evelyn Tubb and Andreas Lebeda. In 2005 he appeared in a BBC biopic playing the fortepiano, drawing on his thesis analysing the performance of Beethoven’s Hammerklavier sonata. Robert is an advocate of the historically informed performance of music. While J S Bach remains at the centre of his interest, a significant aspect of his work is improvisation and basso continuo, but he is just as happy playing jazz.