CONCERT SEASON 2020/2021:
Due to the very insecure situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, no appearences have been planned for the concert season 2020/2021. Several major video productions instead are scheduled end of 2020 and in 2021.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12th, 2020
LJUBLJANA (SLO) - KNIGHT'S HALL
Recital at the Ljubljana Festival with Hansjacob Staemmler (piano). Programme: A. Pärt: Mirror in the Mirror / J. Brahms: Sonata No. 1 in E minor / L. van Beethoven: Sonata No. 2 in G minor Op. 5 N°2 / M. Bonis: Sonata F major, Op. 67
Ljubljana Festival has broadcasted this concert as a livestream. Video recording can be watched HERE (Facebook page by the Festival Ljubljana)
FRIDAY, MAY 31st, 2019
MUSIKHOCHSCHULE FREIBURG (D) - "CONCOURS DE PARIS" 1895-2006
Programme: original pieces for double bass & piano written mainly throughout the 20th century for the competition "Concours du Conservatoire National de Musique de Paris" (1895-2006), read here more about the competition (please take with humor the "English version" on this external site and use a translator instead)
Compositions for double bass & piano by: Eugène Bigot, Henri Büsser, Jacques Castérède, Charles Chaynes, Alfred Desenclos, André Dulaurens, Serge Lancen, Alain Margoni, Marcel Mirouze and Victor Serventi, as well as nearly unknown, fantastic sonata for cello and piano by Mel Bonis performed by Božo Paradžik and Hansjacob Staemmler
The concert was recorded and it is uploaded on YouTube:
Most of my double bass students from Freiburg have been performing at least one piece in this concert. All the pieces are composed for the competition of the graduating students of the Conservatoire National de Musique in Paris. Common to these works is that they are skillfully composed for the piano and that they are mostly multipartite: they all have a slow part, a fast part and a short cadenza. Some of these compositions contain three parts plus a cadenza. Stylistically, the works are very different, you will find pretty much everything between the purely romantic sounds, then typical impressionist harmonies and whole-tone scales until a bit more "modern" forms and harmonies for that time (albeit still quite conservative from our point of view today) where some pieces experiment with slightly abstract harmonies, jazz and swing elements, half-improvisation, etc. The works also differ very strongly in character, the audience will be able to enjoy pretty much the whole pallet from humorous to profound.
Many of Božo Paradžik's earlier projects and performances have been recorded and can be watched any time on Božo Paradžik's YouTube channel