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New Vocal Chamber Music from Europe

Thursday, 21 October 2021 , ora 16.07

On Sunday, October 24th, at 19.00, in the small hall of the Romanian Athenaeum, Christine Simolka, soprano and René Wohlhauser, pianist and baritone propose a recital of contemporary music that can attract music lovers especially through the program consisting almost entirely of first auditions . The two musicians trained at the Swiss School of Music (Basel) specialized in the interpretation of contemporary music, which they presented in tours with various programs throughout Europe, in Basel, Bern, Zurich, Stuttgart, Munich, Hamburg, Berlin, London, Paris, Vienna, Salzburg… Each time, a substantial part of the program consisted in first absolute auditions, works written especially for these two performers by composers from Albania, Azerbaijan, Poland, Germany, France, England, Switzerland and Romania where the recital is a follow-up to the invitation made to the artists by the Union of Composers and Musicologists.

Sunday, October 24th, 7 pm, Romanian Athenaeum, Small Hall

Chamber recital



RENÉ WOHLHAUSER - baritone, piano

Time schedule

Klaus Huber - Traumgesicht for solo voice

René Wohlhauser

Licht ist eng for soprano, reciter and piano - p.a.

Aus der Tiefe der Zeit for soprano and baritone - p.a.

Une Nuit toute passionnée for soprano and piano - p.a.


Adrian Iorgulescu - Singing class for soprano, baritone and piano

Ulpiu Vlad - I caught a Glimpse of Light for soprano and piano

Vlad Razvan Baciu - Rorrim for soprano and baritone

Henri Pauly-Laubry - Duo Léa / Arkos for soprano, baritone, piano and maracas - p.a.

Jean-Claude Wolff - Venus Approach for soprano and piano - p.a.

Violeta Dinescu - Gäbe es keine Kirschblüten for soprano and baritone - p.a.

The recital is performed in collaboration with the Swiss cultural foundation Pro Helvetia, the Union of Romanian Composers and Musicologists, the Swiss Embassy in Romania and the Swiss Sponsors Fund Romania.

Due to the restrictions imposed by the pandemic with COVID-19, the small hall of the Romanian Athenaeum will be occupied in a proportion of 50 percent of its capacity. The access to the concert hall is based only on the Covid-19 Green Certificate.

Ticket prices are:

Category I: 50 lei;

Category II: 40 lei.

To avoid the crowd and the formation of groups, access is made one hour before the start of the show. Tickets can be purchased from the Ticket Office of the Romanian Athenaeum.

Translated by Medeea Alexandra Stan,
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year I
Corrected by Silvia Petrescu