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The Isenburg Quartet is formed from the members of the Ensemble Modern and the International Ensemble Modern Academy. The members give concerts as soloists and chamber musicians and teach in Masterclasses all over the world. The music of the first Viennese school (Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn) , the classic and lesser known works of the early 20th century and the music of our time form the core repertoire of the Isenburg Quartet. Jagdish Mistry  1. Violin Jagdish Mistry was born in Mumbai and moved to London at the age of 12 to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School. In this time, he was invited to play the Bach Double Violin Concerto with Yehudi Menuhin in England, France, India and China. In over 35 years of chamber music experience in various formations the 'String Quartet' has been the centre of his musical life. Jagdish Mistry was leader of the Mistry String Quartet for almost a decade. The Quartet undertook many international tours, held a residency for 4 years at the University of York, played at all the important chamber music venues in the UK and made recordings for the labels Decca Argo, Chandos and Unicorn-Kanchana. As a violinist of the Ensemble Modern since 1994 Mistry has a wide experience of contemporary music both as soloist and as a chamber musician. His work with the Ensemble has brought him into close collaboration with the leading composers of our times such as Pierre Boulez, George Benjamin, Wolfgang Rihm, Jörg Widmann, HK Gruber and Helmut Lachenmann. Recently he has returned to the string quartet, forming the Isenburg Quartet made up of colleagues from the Ensemble Modern and the International Ensemble Modern Academy. Jagdish Mistry plays a Vuillaume violin from 1853. Diego Ramos Rodriguez 2. Violin (Madrid, 1989) He studied in Madrid and Düsseldorf with Joaquín Torre, Andreas Krecher (Violin), Teresa Catalán, Manfred Trojahn (Composition), Michael Denhoff, Juan Carlos Garvayo, Gregor Horsch, Angelika Nebel, Pascal Godart, Cuarteto Casals and Mannheimer Streichquartett (chamber music); Ekhart Wycik (conducting)... He has participated as a violinist in several orchestras and ensembles: Ensemble Modern, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, MusikFabrik, Spanish National Youth Orchestra (JONDE), Latin-american Youth Orchestra (OJI), Spanish Radio Orchestra... with conductors such as Lutz Köhler, Gustavo Dudamel, Esa Pekka-Salonen, Pascal Rophé, Johannes Kalitzke... From 2012 to 2014 he takes part as violinist and composer in the International Ensemble Modern Academy (IEMA) in Frankfurt, collaborating with composers such as H. Lachenmann and N. A. Huber. In 2012 he founded the Améi String Quartet, which has won prizes in various chamber music competitions and played in several cities in Germany and abroad. He has received artistic impulses in the field of composition in several seminars and courses by composers such as Enrique Blanco, Manfred Stahnke, John McGuire, Martin Schüttler and Michael Obst. His increasing interest in free improvisation has led him to work together with relevant musicians as Valentín Garvie, Natalio Sued and Dietmar Wiesner as a composer and performer and organiser of workshops and other projects. His pieces have been performed in Spain, Germany, Holland and Japan by ensembles such as the Spanish National Youth Orchestra, MusikFabrik, sonic.art saxophone quartet, Ensemble Modern Academy and soloists such as Mie Miki and Naoko Yoshino. He was been awarded prizes in numerous competitions: Karlsruher Kompositionswettbewerb, Finalist of the Deutscher Musikwettbewerb... From the end of 2013 he is also member of the Isenburg Quartet, formed by musicians of the Ensemble Modern. Megumi Kasakawa  Viola Megumi Kasakawa is the viola player of Ensemble Modern since 2010. She was born in Fukui, Japan. From 2000 to 2004 she studied at the Soai University in Osaka. 2005 to 2009 she continued her viola studies with Nobuko Imai and chamber music with Gabor Takacs at the Geneva Conservatory where she was also viola teaching assistant to Ms. Imai in 2009. She has taken part in many international festivals such as the Open Chamber Music in Prussia Cove, England and Viola Space in Japan. She has also played with the Ensemble Contrechamps Genéve und dem Orchestra Chambre de Genéve. She has also been invited to play in the major concert halls all over Europe such as the Victoria Hall Geneva, Tonhalle Zürich, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Konzerthaus und Philharmonie Berlin, the Philharmonie Köln und the Barbican Hall in London. With the Ensemble Artefakt and the Camerata Bellerive she has played in France, Switzerland, Taiwan, England, Japan and Germany. She regularly gives masterclasses in Japan, Taiwan and Korea and is a teacher in various projects of the International Ensemble Modern Academy. Michael M. Kasper  Violincello Michael Kasper began his musical studies at the age of 7 on the recorder and later changed to the cello. He continued his higher studies on the instrument in Berlin and Cologne. From 1980 to 1985 he was a member of Ensemble Modern. He moved on to the symphony orchestra of the Westdeutsche Rundfunk where he was a member till 1997. Between 1988 and 2001 he also taught the cello and contemporary chamber music at the Musikhochschule in Aachen. At the Hochschule he also founded a concert series for new music in 1997. In 1997 he left the WDR symphony orchestra and rejoined the Ensemble Modern where he is  currently a member and concertizes as a soloist and chamber musician all over the world. Many composers have also written and dedicated works specially for him. He is a founder, teacher and a Board member of the International Ensemble Modern Academy (IEMA) and was director of the Master Course from 2006 to 2013 in collaboration with the Musikhochschule Frankfurt. He is also responsible for the organisation of various courses of IEMA in Germany and abroad. Mr. Kasper lives in Offenbach am Main and is a registered member of the Offenbach Kickers and the Old-timers Club. 2009 saw the release of his portrait CD "Rounds per Minute" on Ensemble Modern Medien.
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26. September 2017 19:00 Quincy Porter Streichquartett No.3, Antonin Dvorak Streichquartett in F-Dur Op. 96 ’The American, John Cage String Quartet in 4 parts KAPELLE IM ISENBURGER SCHLOSS For more click here 13. Oktober 2017 13:00 14. Oktober 2017 16:00 und 20:00 Bela Bartok Streichquartett No. 4 THE ISRAELI OPERA TEL AVIV-YAFO with the DresdenFrankfurt Dance Company For more click here 30. November 2017 Mozart-Bach 3 Fugues, L.v. Beethoven Grosse Fuge Op. 133, Alfred Schnittke Streichquartett Nr. 3 KOMMUNALES JOBCENTRE OFFENBACH Berlinerstr. 190,63067 Offenbach am Main 22. März 2018 L.v. Beethoven Streichquartett Op. 59 Nr. 2 in e- moll ‘Rasumovsky’, Lukas Foss Streichquartett Nr. 1