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Piano Combo II – Satie

In 1925, After Erik Satie’s death, his friends entered his apartment and were amazed to find there, in addition to an astounding chaos and a large number of umbrellas, two grand pianos, stacked one on top of the other. 

The performance by Tamar Halperin and Guy Sternberg is the musical equivalent of this image, where a piano, electric keyboards, glockenspiel, and a computer build up a contemporary Satie sound. The concert presents music by Satie, Debussy, John Cage, and Chick Corea, while challenging the conventions of the classical piano recital format: Piano pieces are orchestrated for various keyboard instruments and electronic sounds, and performed in succession, for about 60 minutes without a break.


Tamar Halperin With repertoire that ranges over five centuries, Dr. Tamar Halperin performs worldwide as a soloist and with various chamber groups. She appeared in such venues as New York’s Carnegie and Alice Tully Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and the Berlin Philharmonie, Konzerthaus, Festspiele, Funkhaus, and Berghain Club. Her festival appearances include Bach Festival in Leipzig; Edinburgh Festival; Montreux Jazz Festival; and Musica Viva Australia, among others. Tamar Halperin has collaborated with distinguished musicians and ensembles, including Andreas Scholl, Michael Wollny, Avi Avital, Francesco Tristano, Idan Raichel, Julian Pregardien, Theo Bleckmann, Marc Romboy, Jim McNeely, the English Concert Baroque orchestra, King’s College Choir, The Brooklyn Knights, and the HR jazz big band. Born in Israel, Tamar Halperin received her musical education at the Juilliard School in New York, where she obtained a Doctor’s degree in 2009, having written her dissertation on Johann Sebastian Bach. She also studied at Tel Aviv University and at the Schola Cantorum in Basel, Switzerland, where she further specialised in harpsichord and Early music. While the focus of her activities is Baroque music, Tamar Halperin is also an enthusiastic performer of classical and contemporary music. She has been composing, arranging, and performing pop, jazz, electronic, and new classical music. Her collaboration with Jazz pianist Michael Wollny led to the award-winning albums.

Born in Haifa, Israel, Guy Sternberg studied classical music at the music academy in Tel-Aviv university, where he specialized in double bass and composition. Alongside his classical music studies,  Guy has begun producing electronic, pop, rock, and jazz music, first in Israel, and later in Germany. Resident of Berlin since 1998, Guy is founder of Berlin-based LowSwing studio and all-analogue record label. he has recorded and produced numerous award-winning albums, including Echo awarded “Wunderkammer” and “Wanted and Wasted” with jazz star pianist Michael Wollny. His album productions include internationally renowned musicians, such as Omer Klein Trio, Andreas Scholl, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Feist, Giant Sand, Train, Kraft Klub (Platinum Record), Caspar (Platinum Record), Bosse (Gold Records), Boy, Tamar Halperin, Greg Cohen, Junior Boys, Jens Lekman, Prag, Kante, Arto Lindsay, Kreidler, Bela B, Maimilian Hecker, Keane, 2Raumwohnung.

© Gregor Hohenberg
© Guy Sternberg

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Fri 12 October 22:00


Radialsystem Studio C

14 / 8 €

1 hour