[Newsletter 12-10.22] Cello Prof. Asier Polo and Pianist Danae Doerken
Cello Professor Asier Polo's class will be open at the 2nd Session in 2013 Euro Music Festival and Academy Halle.
_ Teaching Dates : August 2 - 11, 2013 _ Teaching Languages : English, German, Spanish
Asier Polowas born in Bilbao where he studied at the Conservatory of Music with Professor Elisa Pascu. In 1987-89, he won first prizes in cello and chamber music at the National Young Musicians Competition. Later, he studied at the Queen Sofia School in Madrid, and honed his innate talent with Maria Kliegel at the Hochschule fuer Musik in Cologne and with Ivan Monighetti at the Basel Academy of Music. Mr. Polo has participated in master classes with Natalia Gutman and Mstislav Rostropovich. During his studies in Cologne and Madrid, he also studied chamber music with the Amadeus Quartet and members of the Italian Quartet. Since then, he has appeared as soloist and in recitals in Europe, Asia and America. He has performed with such artists as Maria Kliegel, J. Colom, Gerard Caussé, Janacek Quartet and the famous Spanish tenor Alfredo Kraus, who, during his last years, invited Asier Polo to appear as soloist in his concerts at Covent Garden in London and Maggio Musicale in Florence, Tonhalle in Zurich, Musikverein in Vienna and Japan. Mr. Polo is fast becoming one of the leading cellists of his generation, renowned in his native as well as in other European countries. He has toured South America with the National Orchestra of Spain with Raphael Fruhbeck de Burgos conducting, and has concertized with the Opera Orchestra of Nice, the National Orchestra of Bordeaux, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Basel Philharmonic, the Monterey Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic, Berliner Symphony Orchestra, Bergen Symphony Orchestra, Dresden Philarmonie, London Philarmonie, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI de Torino, Mineria Symphony Orchestra (México DF), Norway Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orcheste de París (Salle Pleyel), Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra(Brasil) among many others. Some of the conductors, with whom he has appeared as soloist, are Christian Badea, Claus Peter Flor, Gunther Herbig, Anthony Witt, Carlos Miguel Prieto and invited in Festivals like Quincena Musical de San Sebastián(Spain), Ohrid(Yugoslavia), Nantes(France), Omaggio a Roma(Italy), Expo de Lisboa (Portugal), Festival Internacional de Música de Morelia(México), etc… In 2004, he has played with great success in his Carnegie Weill Hall debut in receiving an excellent musical critic at the Strad Magazine. Asier Polo has recorded for CLAVES, ET´CETERA, RTVE, MARCO POLO and NAXOS labels playing different music from : S.Gubaidulina , Recitals, and different Spanish cello concertos from Bernaola, Rodrigo, Escudero… Spanish composers G. Ercoreca, Luis de Pablo and Antón García Abril, J. Villarojo have all dedicated works to this outstanding musician. It has been awarded with diverse prizes in Spain for musical interpretation like: “Ojo crítico” National Radio(2002), Prize Fundation C.E.O.E(2004). At present, he teaches at the Superior School of Music of the Basque Country “Musikene” in San Sebastian, Spain. Invited for Master class in different countries (Italy, Germany, Holland, México, Venezuela,...) and regular member of Jury in national and international Cello competitions (Carlos Prieto competition, Dotzauer Wettbewerb, Jugend musiziert..). Asier Polo plays on a Francesco Rugieri violoncello(1689) bought in collaboration with Banesto Foundation.
Pianist Danae Doerken has concert in Villa Huegel Essen on Ocotober 24(Wed), 2012 and in Berlin on the next day, on the 25th(Thu) of October in Palace Bellevue Berlin.
Danae Doerken has been taking part in Euro Music Festival since Leipzig 2009, where she had taken the masterclass of Prof. Karl-Heinz Kaemerling and she has been also performing various concerts including duo-recital with her sister Kiveli Doerken in 2012 Euro Music Festival Halle.