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Program

"Le Salon de Helen Buchholtz" has the honor of welcoming Luxembourgish composer Catherine Kontz as Composer in Residence. Besides composing and arranging for the concerts of the project she has some other roles to play:

Composer

in Residence

Quite a few compositions by Catherine Kontz will be performed in the concerts at “Le Salon de Helen Buchholtz”. 

  • … und um die Holzbank duftete der Flieder for voice and piano on November 24th 2022 by Gerlinde Sämann and Claude Weber

  • Kartenspiel for solo violin on November 10th 2022 by Sandrine Cantoreggi

  • KüçüK EV and Pluto and Charon - A Planetary Waltz for piano four hands on November 17th 2022 by Annie Kraus and Lynn Orazi

  • Murmurations for piano solo on October 27th 2022 by Cathy Krier

 

Catherine Kontz also arranged pieces of Luxembourg composers Helen Buchholtz and Lou Koster to be performed by piano four hands and by string quintett.


Catherine Kontz will give a workshop for young musicians interested in the process of composition.


The soundwalk WOU d’UELZECHT – ESCH, following the river Alzette from Audun-le-Tiche to Esch-sur-Alzette, created as part of Esch2022 European Capital of Culture by Catherine Kontz & S. L. Grange also includes a part about Helen Buchholtz as well as the brewery business in Esch-sur-Alzette.


As a cherry on the cake - and very typical of tiny Luxembourg, one could add that Catherine Kontz' relatives later lived in the former home of the Buchholtz family, and she went in and out there as a child.

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