Monthly Archives: August 2011

9-11 Commemoration in Berlin with German President and US Ambassador

September 11, 2011:  Ten years after the tragedy in New York, Amitayus appeared at the American Church Berlin to play Ernst Bloch’s famous piece “Prayer” during a commemoration service in front of high ranking German politicians including the country’s current … Continue reading

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July 2011: Amitayus Launching First Demo Tape

Due to our heavy schedule there where only two days left at the recording studio during our stay in Chengdu. As the precious time in the recording booth flew by, we could nevertheless cut out a Demo CD that includes … Continue reading

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Boelcke Teaching at the Liu Shih-Kun Piano Art Center

During Amitayus’ second trip to China in Summer 2011, I was invited to teach a day at one of the Liu Shih-Kun Art Centers in the City of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province. One day of teaching, that meant … Continue reading

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Performing at the Nordic Management Institute, China

China is experiencing extremely drastic changes. New buildings and entire institutions are stamped out of the ground in no time. What used to be a settlement of old poverty homes can turn into a luxury hotel, in literally just a … Continue reading

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July 2011: Performing at the US Consulate in Chengdu, China

It was our first time playing at a governmental institution and we were not sure what to expect. There were obviously some high security measurements including a thorough check of Adam’s cello, our music bags, as well as a prohibit … Continue reading

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Two Different Programs in Berlin

In 2011 the Amitayus Duo gave two concerts in Berlin at ACB (American Church Berlin) with strongly contrasting programs. The first performance, held on April 10th, was entitled “Russian and Chinese 20th Century Music.“ It included two all-time-favorites, the sonatas … Continue reading

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Amitayus’ First Performance at the Minzu Daxue

What was originally intended to be the dress rehearsal for our concert at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music turned out to be a unique experience. On October 20, 2010, we were taken to the new campus of Minzu Daxue, a … Continue reading

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