A dedicated chamber musician, Johannes has performed with Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Jonathan Biss, James Ehnes, Vadim Gluzman, Leonidas Kavakos, Midori, Menahem Pressler and Yevgeny Sudbin. Johannes is also a regular at festivals including the Verbier, Schleswig-Holstein, Gstaad and Kissinger festivals, the Mehta Chamber Music Festival, and the Colorado, Seattle and Brevard music festivals. Chamber music performances in the 2020/21 season include solo and duo recitals at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam as well as at the Oranjewoud and West Cork music festivals. Renowned for his efforts to expand the reach of the classical genre, as well as his passionate focus on new music, Johannes has recently been heavily involved in commissioning works by Julia Wolfe, Ellen Reid, Thomas Agerfeld Olesen, Johannes Kalitzke, Jelena Firsowa and Andrew Norman. In 2011 he premiered Magnetar for electric cello by Enrico Chapela with the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, and in the following season he continued this relationship with the orchestra performing Michel van der Aa’s cello concerto Up-close. Throughout his career, Johannes has been committed to reaching out to all audiences, from kindergarten to college and beyond. He combines most of his concert engagements with masterclasses, school visits and preconcert lectures.
Performances in 2022 Festival:
Felix Mendelssohn Cello Sonatas 1 & 2, Variations concertantes Op.17 &Lied ohne Worte Op.109 with Alasdair Beatson
Fanny Mendelssohn Capriccio in A flat & Fantasia in G minor with Alasdair Beatson
Dvořák String Sextet Op.48 with Pavel Haas Quartet and Dana Zemtsov
Schubert String Quintet D.956 with Pavel Haas Quartet
Brett Dean Imaginary Ballet with Brett Dean, Alasdair Beatson & Mairéad Hickey
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