Don Juan Archiv - Wien, Forschungsverlag
Melodias Epicas
Melodias Epicas
Nadja Kayali
Nadja Kayali
Jennifer Davison
Jennifer Davison
Christoph Hinterhuber, Nadja Kayali, Brigitte Pekarek
Christoph Hinterhuber, Nadja Kayali, Brigitte Pekarek

Konzerte 2008


Melodias Epicas - Simultaneous Impressions

(Istanbul, Austrian Cultural Forum)

Turkish Scenes

(Vienna, Turkish Embassy)

Melodias Epicas - Simultaneous Impressions

Ottoman Influences on European Music

Friday, June 6, 2008, 19h30

Istanbul, Austrian Cultural Forum


Abdülkadir Meragi (1360-1435)

Rast Nakis Song "Amed Nesimi Subhu Dem", arranged by Renan Koen

Unknown Composer


Ali Ufki (1610-1675)

6. Mezmur, arranged by Renan Koen

André Campra (1660-1744)

Zaide's aria and Hürrem's aria from L'Europe Galante

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

Irene's aria from Bajazet

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)

Asteria's aria from Tamerlano

Hafiz Post (?-1694)

Gelse O Suh Meclise, arranged by Renan Koen

Itri (?-1712)

Tuti Mucize-i Guyem, arranged by Renan Koen

Giovanni Paisiello (1740-1816)

Belisa's aria from Il Re Teodore in Venezia

Dede Efendi (1778-1846)

Rast Song "Yüzündür Cihani Münevver Eden", arranged by Renan Koen

Sultan Murat V (1840-1904)

"La Priere"

Sultan Selim III (1761-1808)

Hüzzam Song "Gönül Verdim Bir Civane", lyrics by Selim III, arranged by Renan Koen

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Finale from Die Entführung aus dem Serail

Sultan Selim III

Buselik Song "Bir Pür cefa Hos Dilberdir", lyrics by Selim III, arranged by Renan Koen

Melodias Epicas

Sebnem Ünal (Soprano)

Renan Koen (Piano)

Nermin Kaygusuz (Kemence)

Gözde Colak (Percussion)

Turkish scenes

Friday, April 25, 2008 19h30

Vienna, Turkish Embassy


Johann Strauss (Vater) (1804-1849)

"Ballraketen" Walzer, Transkription for piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

"Tiger, wetze nur die Klauen" Aria from the opera Zaide

Reading - Mozart letters

Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)

"Ah, qu'il est doux de se revoir" Aria from the opera La Rencentre Imprévue

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Piano Variations on the Aria by Christoph Willibald Gluck "Unser dummer Pöbel meint", KV 455

Reading - Letters by Lady Mary Montague, Poeams by Sultan Selim

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

"Salamelica" Aria from the opera Lo Speziale

Franz Xaver Süßmayr (1766-1803)

"Man gewinnt nicht Mädchen Herzen" Cavatina from the opera Solimano II


Nadja Kayali (Concept and Presentation)

Jennifer Davison (Soprano)

Christopher Hinterhuber (Piano)

Brigitte Pekarek (Reading)







Jennifer Davison

Since her operatic debut at the age of 21, soprano Jennifer Davison has been developing a wide range of repertoire and artistic diversity while enjoying public and critical claim for her performances throughout Europe and the United States.  In her most recent success, as Vixen Sharp Ears in Janacek's The Cunning Little Vixen at Vienna's Kammeroper the magazine 'Musical America' praised her for her 'sumptuous, crystalline voice' and for her 'feisty' stage presence. Jennifer Davison received a Bachelor's Degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland, and a Master of Music from the University of Cincinnati. After completing her studies she became a member of the Lucerne Theater in Switzerland and was heard in many roles including Pamina, Micaela, Almirena in Handel's Rinaldo, and the principle role Olga Neuwirth's Baehlamms Fest. Her active concert singing has brought her to concert halls and cathedrals in Vienna, Lucerne, Berlin, Baltimore, Zürich and Lyon, in works from Bach to Brahms, Mozart to Sciarrino. Upcoming performances include her debut with the Tonhalle Orchestra as Soprano Soloist in Mendelssohns' Paulus, an appearance with the Baroque Ensemble of the Wiener Symphoniker and with the Neue Oper Wien in Eliot Carter's What Next in November 2008.


Christopher Hinterhuber

As one of the most interesting pianists of the young Austrian piano generation, Christopher Hinterhuber has won prizes at international piano competitions in Leipzig, Saarbrücken, Pretoria, Zürich and Vienna and performed solo recital and chamber music performances in concert halls such as the Wiener Konzerthaus and Musikverein, the Philharmonie Gasteig in Munich, the Gewandhaus Leipzig and the Suntory Hall in Tokyo and as "Rising Star" 2002/3 in the international series at all major European concert halls and the Carnegie Hall, New York. Since then he worked with many renowned orchestras and conductors, recent festival invitations include the Ruhr Piano Festival, Styriarte Graz, Prague autumn, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg and Mozartwoche Salzburg. A special project was the recording and filming (his hands) for the french-austrian movie "La pianiste", directed by Michael Haneke, which won the Great Prize of the Jury in Cannes 2001. He has made several CD Recordings, and records currently all eight Piano Concertos by Beethoven's pupil Ferdinand Ries. The latest release included works for piano and orchestra by Hummel and won the prestigious Gramophone editor's choice in February 2008. He gave masterclasses in Japan, Europe and South America and was teaching piano as visiting professor at the University for Music in Vienna in 2005/6.


Nadja Kayali

Nadja Kayali, stage-director and dramaturge, was born in Vienna and studied Musicology and Opera directing at the University of Music Vienna. Engagements a.o. Opera Lucerne, Opèra du Rhin (Strasbourg/France), National Opera Skopje Macedonia. Nadja Kayali programs for Music festivals, such as the 'Morgenland Festival Osnabrück' in Germany and directed several festivals in Austria and Switzerland. She writes programs and articles for the Vienna State Opera ('Otello' and 'Die Omama im Apfelbaum') and the Hamburg State Opera, a.o. In 2006 she led several projects on the theme of 'Mozart and the Orient', among them the concert 'Mozart und die Türken' for the 'Mozart Jahr 2006' at the Konzerthaus Vienna and a concert at the Almaty State Opera in Kazakhstan. She also participated at the Al-Bustan Festival in Beirut.

Nadja Kayali is a frequent lecturer and presenter of concerts and operas in the Konzerthaus Vienna, the Musikverein and at the Salzburg Festival. For the Turkish Embassy she presented last year the 'Ahmed Adnan Saygun Memory Concert' with the Vienna Symphonic Orchestra at the Konzerthaus. Nadja Kayali is heard regularly as a host of the radio program 'Pasticcio' on Austrian Radio Ö1.


Brigitte Pekarek

Brigitte Pekarek was born in Vienna. She studied acting in Vienna and London and has been working both in England and Austria. Brigitte´s stage credits include plays from the classical to the contemporary period.

She also acted in two television series for Austrian channel ATV+. Brigitte loves classical music and was particularly happy to be asked to participate in the children´s opera 'Die feuerrote Friederike' in the tent on the roof of the Vienna State Opera. She was most recently seen in Tom Stoppard´s "The Undiscovered Country" at the New Players Theatre in the London West End.







Letztes Update: 26.05.2023