Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Suite no. 1 in g major BWV 1007
Menuet I e II
Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Adagio and allegro op. 70
Intermezzo from Sonata F.A.E.
Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Sonata no. 2 op. 120 in e flat major for viola and piano
Andante con moto
His concert activities have led him to most European countries, the Middle East, Japan, China, Canada, Argentina and the USA. He has recorded numerous CD’s with various chamber music partners for claves, Tudor, Centaur, Ars Musici and CRC (China). Recently, Ulrich Koella has performed complete cycles of the piano-violin sonatas by Mozart and Beethoven with Simone Zgraggen and the piano-cello works by Beethoven with Raphael Wallfisch. Ulrich Koella is professor for piano chamber music at the Zürcher Hochschule der Kuenste (Switzerland) and gives masterclasses in Israel, the USA, China, Australia and Switzerland.
Artistic brilliance and innovative programming are the trademarks that have earned Nils Mönkemeyer a reputation as one of the world’s most successful violists, dramatically raising the profile of his instrument.
Under his exclusive contract with Sony Classical, Mönkemeyer has released numerous CDs over the past years, all of which have won critical acclaim and prestigious awards. His programmes run the gamut from rediscoveries and first recordings of original 18th-century viola literature, to contemporary repertoire and arrangements of his own. The most recently released CDs are recordings of Walton, Bruch and Pärt with the Bamberg Symphony under the direction of Markus Poschner, the chamber music album “Baroque” and the latest album where Nils Mönkemeyer together with the ensemble l ́arte del mondo combines Paganini’s Sonata per la Grand‘ Viola e Orchestra with arrangements of cello and bassoon concertos by Antonio Vivaldi and „L’arte del arco“ by Giuseppe Tartini.