Musik…..educates! – chamber music with Veriko Tchumburidze (violin), Dayoon You (violin), Sindy Mohamed (viola), Andrei Ionita (cello) and Catalin Serban (piano) at the MPIB

  • Date: Mar 13, 2024
  • Time: 07:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Location: Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Lentzeallee 94, 14195 Berlin
  • Room: Foyer
  • Host: MPIB in Zusammenarbeit mit Konzerleben e.V.
Musik…..educates! – chamber music with Veriko Tchumburidze (violin), Dayoon You (violin), Sindy Mohamed (viola), Andrei Ionita (cello) and Catalin Serban (piano) at the MPIB

​Music.....educates! - is the motto of our concert series at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development. In cooperation with Konzertleben e.V., this is the second of three chamber music concerts with internationally recognised artists.

Here, the evening promises that education can be pure enjoyment at the same time. On the second evening of the concert series, five excellent and internationally acclaimed musicians will present late romantic and impressionist chamber music pieces. The highly virtuosic and colourful music in the first part will be joined in the second half of the evening by a great work of emotional depth, the Piano Quintet by J. Brahms.

The event starts at 7 pm, admission € 20 (employees, children, other entitled persons € 10) via the box office.

13. March 2024, 7 pm
Works by G. Enescu, K. Szymanowski, J. J. Szymanowski. Turina, J. Brahms
Veriko Tchumburidze (violin), Dayoon You (violin), Sindy Mohamed (viola), Andrei Ionita (cello) & Catalin Serban (piano)

About Veriko Tchumburidze

Veriko Tchumburidze was born into a Georgian musical family in Adana, Southern Turkey, in 1996. Veriko has started playing the violin at the age of three and a half. She studied violin at the universities in Mersin, as a scholar in Vienna and in Munich and she participated in the masterclasses of Albert Markov, Shlomo Mintz and Igor Ozim. Since winning the 2016 Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition Veriko Tchumburidze has built a reputation as a captivating soloist and chamber musician. „She is a breath of future“, said A. Wituski, the competition’s director. Andante, Turkey’s leading classical music magazine named her the country’s Best Emerging Musician. Since 2016 Veriko Tchumburidze has played a Giambattista Guadagnini vilolin, made in 1756, loaned by Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben.

About Dayoon You
Born in Seoul, Korea, Dayoon You started playing the violin at the age of six and made his debut at the Seoul Arts Center at the age of eight. He graduated from the Korea National University of Arts and currently studies at the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin with Kolja Blacher. Dayoon You first came to international recognition as a finalist at the Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Poznan. As an active chamber musician, he also won first prize and the special prize for the best Mozart Interpretation as a member oft the Arete Quartet in 2023 in Salzburg. As a soloist he has already performed with many prestigious orchestras, such as the Baden-Baden Philharmonic Orchestra and the Munich Chamber Orchestra.

About Sindy Mohamed
The French-Egyptian violist Sindy Mohamed is one of the most promising young musicians of her generation. A prizewinner of the 2017 Anton Rubinstein International Competition and a scholarship recipient, she performed as a soloist in England with the Royal Northern Sinfonia under Lars Vogt. Rolando Villazón invited her to appear in the ARTE broadcast „Stars of Tomorrow“. As a soloist and chamber musician, Sindy Mohamed is a regular guest at major festivals and she performs with renowned orchestras. She has been a member oft he West-Eastern Divan Orchestra under the direction of Daniel Barenboim since 2013. Sindy Mohamed was born in Marseille in 1992. She received her first viola lessons at the age of eight and decided early on to make music her profession. After her studies in Marseille, Paris and Berlin she further sharpened her musical profile through her participation in noumerous international masterclasses.

About Andrei Ioniță
For Andrei Ioniță, life, music and the arts are never direct, but pave their own way of expression. The Times of London calls him “one of the most exciting cellists to have emerged for a decade”; the British Gramophone “a cellist of superb skill and musical magination and a commitment to music of our time.” The artist himself remarks, “the instrument will eventually find the musician who is destined for it”. Ioniță plays a violoncello built in Brescia, Italy, by Giovanni Battista Rogeri in 1671 with a characteristic design. It is a famous loan by the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben, in which he is a scholarship holder.

About Catalin Serban
Catalin Serban is a pianist who knows how to delight audiences with rare directness and depth of interpretation. His impressive musical message is characterized by subtle emotionality coupled with technical brilliance, virtuosity and transparency.
Born in Bucharest, Serban was deeply influenced throughout his musical development by his familiar connection to singing and his strong affinity for the music of the Romantic and early modern periods, elements of which unmistakably run through his performances.

About Konzertleben e.V.
The association has been dedicated to supporting freelance musicians since 2020. The aim is to enable excellent musicians to survive in the commercial music business in the long term after completing their studies. To the website of the association:

last concert date:

29 May 2024, 7 pm
Piano trios by Schubert
Seiji Okamoto (violin), Andrei Ioniță (cello), Catalin Serban (piano)

Photo Andrei Ioniță: Nikolaj Lund, photo Sindy Mohammed: Nikolaj Lund, photo Veriko Tchumburidze: received from Konzertleben e.V., photo DayoonYou: 307 Studio, photo Catalin Serban: Andrei Grilc

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