Composition commission issued to Philipp Maintz
Staatstheater Nürnberg, Germany
The Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation is supporting Staatstheater Nürnberg’s composition commission to Philipp Maintz for a cello concerto which aims to perpetuate the tradition of great solo concerts for this instrument in our present day. The concerto quite consciously aims to draw on the harmonious possibilities offered by the current musical avantgarde.
A regular performer of contemporary music, Alban Gerhardt was introduced to the Nuremberg audience in 2012 with Dvorak’s Cello Concerto. For him Philipp Maintz will compose the cello concerto and he is also to perform the solo at the premiere scheduled for 2015.
Meistersingerhalle, Nuremburg, Germany