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1. Chamber Concert 2022: Astor Trio

Kölnischer Kunstverein, Hahnenstraße 6, 50667 Köln Information Tickets

Open concert 2022

This concert with the Astor Trio was already planned as the opening concert in 2021, but had to be cancelled due to the lockdown. Now we are looking forward to a grandiose start to the new concert year 2022 with the Astor Trio and their highly virtuoso programme with Bach, Piazzolla & Saint-Saëns.

The three musicians of the Astor Trio have succeeded in the rare feat of establishing a completely new and unusual chamber music instrumentation in classical music, thereby delighting audiences and critics alike. The Astor Trio brings together violin, guitar and double bass. Alexander Prushinskiy, violinist and first concertmaster of the Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra, has joined forces with the guitarist Tobias Kassung and the solo bassist of the WDR Symphony Orchestra Stanislav Anischenko to form this rare combination.

Alexander Prushinskiy, Violine
Tobias Kassung, Gitarre
Stanislav Anischenko, Kontrabass


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
(Arr.: Tobias Kassung)
Sonate h-Moll BWV 1014
1. Adagio
2. Allegro
3. Andante
4. Allegro

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
„Histoire du Tango”
1. Bordel 1900
2. Café 1930
3. Nightclub 1960
4. Concert d‘aujourd‘hui

- intervall -

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
(Arr.: Tobias Kassung)
Sonate E-Dur BWV 1016
- Adagio ma non tanto -

Tobias Kassung (*1977)
Buenos Aires Fantasie I, op. 13
en mémoire d‘Astor Piazzolla

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
(Arr.: Tobias Kassung)
Adios Noniño

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
(Arr.: Tobias Kassung)
Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso

Sponsors of the chamber concerts

The Cologne Chamber Concerts at the Kunstverein take place with the support of the Cultural Office of the City of Cologne. As well as our board of trustees and supporting members of the Kölner Klassik Ensemble e.V.. From 2020-2022, the series was also funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science NRW and the RheinEnergie Stiftung Kultur. 2022 also by the Kunststiftung NRW.

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