Oct. 27/2021


Baabdath – The New Church
Wednesday October 27, 2021
8:00 pm

Physically distanced seating . Mandatory face mask
First come first seated
No Reservations/No Tickets
Doors Open at 7:15 pm


F. POULENC (1899 – 1963)
Sonata for violin and piano, FP 119 (1943/49)
Allegro con fuoco
Intermezzo. Très lent et calme
Presto tragico

Elena Rindler, Holger Groschopp

Z. KODÀLI (1882 – 1967)
Duo for violin and cello Op. 7 (1914)
Allegro serioso, non troppo
Adagio – Andante
Maestoso e largamente ma non troppo lento – Presto

Clemens Linder, Adele Bitter


L. VAN BEETHOVEN  (1770 – 1827)
Trio for violin, cello and piano in B flat major WoO 39 in one movement (1812)

Clemens Linder, Adele Bitter, Holger Groschopp

E.W. KORNGOLD (1897 – 1957)
Suite for two violins, cello and piano (left hand) Op. 23 (1930)
Präludium (Kräftig und bestimmt) – Fuge (Ruhig)
Walzer (Nicht schnell, anmutig)
Groteske (Möglichst rasch)
Lied (Schlicht und innig. Nicht zu langsam)
Rondo-Finale (Variationen. Schnell, heftig)

Elena Rindler, Clemens Linder, Adele Bitter, Holger Groschopp

Clemens Linder (Violin)

Mr. Linder, studied with Maria Kikel, Klara Flieder and Ernst Kovacic in Vienna. In 1991 he won first Prize at the National Youth Music Competition, in 1994 the Advancement Award of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and in 2000 the Award of the Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Culture.
He performed Solo and Chamber Music with partners such as Ernst Kovacic, Thomas Larcher, Valentin Erben, Jörg Widmann and the Hartog Quartet.
Since 2002 Clemens Linder has been the second violin auditor at the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. Since 2004 he is lecturer at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler and since 2005 regular section leader of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.

Adele Bitter (Cello)

Ms. Bitter was a student at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt am Main. She obtained her Concert Exam with distinction from Josef Schwab at the Hanns Eisler University of Music in Berlin. She completed additional studies with Lee Fiser (LaSalle Quartet) in Cincinnati / USA and received the diploma of the Markneukirchen International Music Competition. As a member of the ›Ensemble Modern‹, she worked among others at the renowned festivals of Edinburgh and Lucerne. She was also a member of the Orchestra Academy of the State Opera Unter den Linden Berlin and the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra. Since 2001 Adele Bitter has been the auditor in the German Symphony Orchestra Berlin. She played solo concerts with the Berliner Sinfoniker, the orchestra of the Mainz State Theater and the Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe. Adele Bitter is involved in Early Music as a Continuo specialist, among others with Ton Koopman. She recently completed her additional studies in historical performance practice / Baroque violoncello at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with Christophe Coin. She founded the Adamello Quartet with members of the German Symphony Orchestra Berlin to express her love for Chamber Music.

Holger Groschopp (Piano)

Mr. Groschopp pursued his piano studies in Berlin with Georg Sava. In addition, he studied composition with Isang Yun and song interpretation with Aribert Reimann and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. His extensive solo career has taken him to most European countries, the Middle and Far East as well as North and Central America. Holger Groschopp performed as soloist at major European festivals (Berlin, Salzburg, Montepulciano etc.) and played chamber music with many prominent musicians. He is considered an expert in Contemporary Music and worked intensively with composers such as Isang Yun, Pierre Boulez, Aribert Reimann, Hans Werner Henze, Heinz Holliger and others. He has had also, a close collaboration with Claudio Abbado, Sir Simon Rattle, the Berlin Philharmonic, the DSO Berlin and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. His six CD’s released on the Capriccio label with transcriptions by Ferruccio Busoni were given highest acclaim by a range of international critics, including highest recommendation in BBC Music Magazine and the US magazine Fanfare.

Elena Rindler (Violin)

Ms. Rindler received her first violin lessons at the age of six. She later studied in Lübeck her teachers were Elisabeth Weber, Ning Feng and Hagai Shaham. Over the years she has received scholarships from the Oscar and Vera Ritter Foundation Hamburg and the Possehl Foundation Lübeck. In the 2013 | 2014 season Elena Rindler was funded by the Ferenc Fricsay Academy of the DSO; In addition, she gained further orchestral experience as a member of the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie and as a temporary worker at the Hamburger Camerata. She attended master classes, among others with Thomas Brandis, Nora Chastain, Stephan Picard, Latica Honda-Rosenberg and Donald Weilerstein. Chamber music activities have also taken her to festivals such as the Brahms Festival Lübeck, Young Euro Classic and the Heidelberger Frühling.

A selection of paintings by Raouf Rifai (Harmony 2020/21 – Acrylic on canvas) is exhibited in the space allocated for the concert.