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Concert in the church Sent | "RORSCHACH IS STRANGE"

"RORSCHACH IS STRANGE" – A SWISS JOURNEY WITH THE MENDELSSOHN FAMILY. Music and travel letters by Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn and a short world premiere. Church. CHF 25. Evening 16:15.

Evang.-ref. Village Church of San Lurench

Avant Baselgia 80, 7554 Sent


11.06.2023 at 17:00 o'clock
CLHF 25.00
Evang.-ref. Village Church of San Lurench

lurina Sarott – violin
Cristina Janett – cello
Simone Keller – piano
Philip Bartels – texts

Music and travel letters by Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn and a short world premiere by the Zurich composer Lara Stanić. An enjoyable concert and reading evening that traces the extended journeys of the Mendelssohn family through Switzerland.

In the summer of 1822, the Berlin couple Abraham and Lea Mendelssohn and their children Fanny (16), Felix (13), Rebecka (11) and Paul (9) undertook an extensive trip to Switzerland via Schaffhausen, Thurgau, Zurich, Lucerne, Thun, Bern to Lausanne and Geneva. Nine years later, in the summer of 1831, the 21-year-old Felix Mendelssohn, who was now a pianist and composer known throughout Europe, travelled Switzerland, coming from Italy, alone and on foot in the opposite direction via Vevey, Grindelwald, Lucerne to St. Gallen. The Mendelssohns were passionate letter writers. Fanny constantly reports about the first trip to her cousin Marianne, who is four years older, and nine years later Felix writes to her sister Fanny, who has stayed at home, another very talented pianist and composer. MUSIC Lara Stanić (*1973)«funny mendelssohn trip»for two mobile phones and piano (2022, premiere) Fanny Mendelssohn (1805–1847)Allegretto (1846) ꚛ Fanny Mendelssohn

Allegretto grazioso (1844) ꚛ Fanny


«Lied» – 3rd movement from the Piano Trio in D minor op. 11 (1847) Fanny Mendelssohn

Waltz (1823) ꚛ

Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847)

Piano Trio in D minor op. 49 (1839)

Molto allegro ed agitato
Andante con moto tranquillo
Scherzo: Leggiero e vivace
Finale: Allegro assai appassionato Cristina Janett (*1986)

«Tschlin» per Fanny C. e Felix J. (2022, premiere) TEXTS Fanny Mendelssohn (


Letters (1822) to her cousin

Marianne Mendelssohn (1799–1880)


Flurina Sarott – violin

Cristina Janett – cello

Simone Keller – piano

Philip Bartels – Narrator, Arrangements ( Ꚛ )

Biographies of the participants:

The violinist Flurina Sarott completed her Master of Arts in Music Performance with distinction at the Bern University of the Arts with Monika Urbaniak in 2013.

In 2015 she completed her Master of Arts in Music Pedagogy with Nora Chastain at the Zurich University of the Arts, also with distinction. In the 2015–2016 season, Flurina Sarott completed her orchestral internship at the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich and has been regularly requested as a newcomer ever since. As a freelance violinist, she performs with the Salonorchester St. Moritz and the Camerata Pontresina, among others. She regularly plays duo recitals, has been a permanent member of the Thurgau Trio Arsis since 2015, a member of the CHAARTS (CHAMBER AARTISTS) since 2016 and a member of the Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden since 2020.

Flurina Sarott is a prizewinner of various competitions and was awarded the Lukas-Emch Foundation Prize in 2010 and the Friedl Wald Foundation Scholarship in 2012.

Since 2014 she has been a violin teacher at the music school in Weinfelden and since 2015 vicar at the music school Konservatorium Zürich.

Cristina Janett studied at the Bern University of the Arts in the cello class of Conradin Brotbek, where she received her master's degree in music education with distinction in the summer of 2010. Subsequently, she continued her education at the Zurich University of the Arts with a specialization in New Music with Martina Schucan and baroque cello lessons with Martin Zeller and completed her studies in 2012 with a Master of Performance. She attended master classes for violoncello and chamber music with Denis Severin, Barbara Doll and Susanne Frank (Carmina Quartet).

Cristina Janett was a member of the Swiss Youth Symphony Orchestra and today plays in various chamber music ensembles – including the formation for new Swiss folk music "C'est si B.O.N." and "Ils Fränzlis da Tschlin", with which she received the Swiss Music Prize in 2019. In 2020, she and her family were awarded the Thurgau Culture Prize.

The pianist Simone Keller (*1980) completed her training in the concert class of Hans-Jürg Strub and the song class of Daniel Fueter at the Zurich University of the Arts. As a soloist and chamber musician, she cultivates a very broad repertoire in classical and modern music up to experimental and interdisciplinary formats, her own concepts and educational projects and performs intensively in Switzerland and in many other countries in Europe, the USA and Asia. Simone Keller has appeared regularly as a guest with the Musikkollegium Winterthur, the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie and the Collegium Novum Zürich and has been invited by the Ensemble Contrechamps Geneva, the Glassfarm Ensemble New York and the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, among others, where she has performed with conductors such as Peter Rundel, Jac van Steen, Jonathan Stockhammer, Pablo Heras-Casado, Peter Ruzicka, Peter Hirsch, Heinz Holliger or Johannes Kalitzke. In 2016,

Simone Keller was invited to the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris for several months and lived in an artist residency in Belgrade for half a year in 2018. In 2017 she was able to collaborate with the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University in California and in 2019 again received invitations from Columbia University and the Manhattan School of Music in New York as well as Brown University in Providence/Boston.
2019, Simone Keller received two prizes from the International Lake Constance Conference and was nominated for the International Innovation Award by Classical:NEXT in the same year. In 2021 she was awarded the Conrad Ferdinand Meyer Prize and in 2022 she received both the Thurgau Culture Prize and the Swiss Music Prize.

Philip Bartels was born in East Berlin in 1978 and has lived in Switzerland since 2002, where he studied directing, composition for stage and film and choral conducting at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Zürich.

His productions in the field of music and spoken theatre have been shown at the city theatres of Biel/Solothurn and St. Gallen, the Zurich even theatre, the Basel Gare du Nord and the Südpol Lucerne. In addition to his work as a director, Philip Bartels composes and arranges for various formations and, together with pianist Simone Keller, directs the artist collective ox&öl, which conceives and implements projects in the experimental field of music theatre, in which inclusion and diversity are a natural part of artistic practice.

As a member of the Kukuruz Quartet, Philip Bartels played at documenta 14 and the Wiener Festwochen, appeared on stage in Ruedi Häusermann's production "piano forte" at the Zurich Schauspielhaus, and can be heard on the CD "piano interpretations" with music by Julius Eastman, which was released by Intakt Records and received several international awards.

The composer and performance and media artist Lara Stanić (*1973) from Belgrade studied flute at the Musikhochschule Zürich and obtained her concert diploma at the Hochschule Musik und Theater in Bern/Biel. Subsequently, she obtained an open music diploma with a focus on «New Music Theatre and Performance» as well as the diploma «Music and Media Art» at the Bern University of the Arts. In her artistic work, Lara Stanić deals with electronic and digital media. She develops her own performances, sound installations, radio broadcasts and video works. The connection of electronic and digital media with the body of the musician as well as the concert situation as such are frequent themes in her work. She also experiments with electronics and tries to extract a playful and poetic effect from technology. In recent years, she has been represented at festivals such as Sonoambiente Berlin, the Donaueschingen Music Festival, "Der Schall" in Basel, the Music Festival in Bern and the Tonkünstlerfest in Zurich. At the Bern University of the Arts, she is a guest lecturer in the module "Performing New Technologies" in the field of research. In 2019 she was awarded the Kompositions-Werkjahr by the City of Zurich.

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