In this historical moment in which commercialism, the lack of creativity and a narrow vision predominate both in the musical and artistic field in general, the need for self-management is an idea that isn’t surprising to artists aware of the value of their professional activity and responsible for their creative message.
Thus, the cosmopolitan creator has found in the pianist Anna-Maria Maak, for whom Albertz has written many of his most important works, not only the perfect artistic companion but the affinity with an energetic and versatile spirit full of concerns and curiosity, which allows both artists develop a multidimensional approach of reciprocal inspiration.
Interested in discovering new elements of musical interpretation and interaction with the public, Florentyn Music also wants to become a platform of help for other musicians with solid and interesting creative concepts, so that together we can give back to music that ‘adequate place’ where a vivid audience reminds us that the search for ‘the beautiful’ is something active that don’t cling to standards.
Paraphrasing the celebrated Spanish singer-songwriter Joan Manuel Serrat: “without utopia life would be an essay for death”. With this premise, let us be that utopia “that doesn’t have enough with the possible”.
Florentyn refers to male first name of Latin origin Florentinus, a derivation of Florens, which means "flourishing".
But it is also an allusion to the Venezuelan legend of «Florentino and the Devil», immortalized in the verses of the Venezuelan poet Alberto Arvelo Torrealba. It’s a story, with an intense message, which narrates the eternal struggle between good and evil, expressing the capacity for resistance of the man over the ravages and abuses of powerful interests. A sort of story about «David and Goliath» from the Venezuelan plains that symbolizes the courage of the tenacity and the indomitable will developed in front of an apparently much superior enemy.
Resplendences around Bach
“...a fruitful collaboration between pianist Anna-Maria Maak and composer Sef Albertz [...] entirely committed to modernity [...] impressive sovereignty [...] with a masterly virtuosity and intimate empathy [...] as well as innovative ideas”
(Magazine PIANONews, May-June, 2019)
“A dramaturgical and skillful connection to a fascinating musical world, an exquisite combination of progressive and traditional, jazz and funk, Mediterranean temperament and profundity”
“A great composer...a fantastic performer...a powerful work!”
(Kristjan Järvi, conductor)
This time, including exclusively the performance of Krzysztof Penderecki's first solo piano music,
which she premiered worldwide in early 2019.
Also, she will be presenting new compositions by Sef Albertz in advance to 'Beethoven Year' 2020.
SAVE THE DATES
Oct. 8, 2019 | 19:30 | Villa Najork (Leipzig)
with World Premiere of Sef Albertz
Nov. 13 & 14, 2019 | 20:00 | Wein Galerie (Leipzig)
Dec. 8, 2019 | 19:00 | Salle de Pologne (Leipzig)
Dec. 14, 2019 | 17:00 | Klavierhaus 'Lange Klaviere' (Weimar)
with World Premiere of Sef Albertz as part of 'Beethoven bei uns'
Dec. 15, 2019 | 16:00 | House Concert in Schlachtensee (Berlin)
As part of 'Beethoven bei uns'
Feb. 15, 2020 | Vaihingen (Stuttgart)
Mozart Piano Concerto N° 20 & New Concertante Work of Sef Albertz
Kammerphilharmonie der Universität Stuttgart
"...'brilliant' piano music ... brilliantly played ...original piano writing, an overall enrichment of contemporary piano music"
Prof. Volkmar Lehmann
(Director em. Institut for Piano
University of Music Weimar)
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