Manfred Hassl, 27. May 2013
Camerata Innsbruck enraptures audience
Countless music lovers recently made their way to Innsbruck's Grosser Stadtsaal to witness accomplished European concert musicians live in Camerata Innsbruck's 'Babel & Apotheosis'.
They were treated to a stimulating programme of works that included E.TEMEN.AN.KI (Sumerian: temple of the foundation of heaven and earth) by the winner of the composer's award Manuela Kerer, as well as Beethoven's stirring 7th Symphony. The highly expressive and convincing performance by the young soloists Ute Hallinger (piano) and Valerie Gahl (violin) of Chorika - the Greek inspiration of composer Periklis Koukos -, was exceptionally well-received.
The ensemble's chief conductor Maria Makraki described a sweeping arc and the energy of her Greek temperament immediately transformed the group of musicians into an homogeneous orchestra that exploited the musical diversity to the full, conveying finest dynamics, contrasts, tension build-ups and increases with superb clarity.