In adolescence, the Austrian Andreas Ottensamer has hesitated between tennis and music. Between the racket and the clarinet. Difficult to choose when one excels in both. Supported by parents “very liberal”, the young man has finally decided to scope the net.

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in tennis, he kept the aggressiveness, the physical and the will, but also an appetite for the feast. With the clarinet, it highlights the nuance, the excellence and the extent. It’s not surprising therefore that he became one of the soloists of the Berliner Philharmoniker. The enfant terrible, jealous of his independence, was found in this structure “an impetus phenomenal that impels them to go beyond”.

Opus romantic

But belong to one of the most beautiful courses in the world does not prevent him from pursuing side projects. As this little festival that he created in Bürgenstock, Switzerland above Lucerne, in the idyllic setting of the Hotel Villa Honegg. There, the soloist has been able to prepare for the Blue Hour , his new CD released on Deutsche Grammophon.

For this opus dedicated to the romantic repertoire, Andreas Ottensamer has itself rearranged for piano and clarinet pieces by Brahms and Mendelssohn, and a performer with the Berliner Philharmoniker the pyrotechnic Concerto for clarinet by Weber. His tour of the world of recital in the recital will take him to the Carnegie Hall in New York, after which he will make a stop in France for the closure of the famous Easter Festival in Aix-en-Provence, where, at the request of Renaud Capuçon, it will play the extraordinary Concerto for clarinet of Mozart.

Easter Festival in Aix-en-Provence, france from 13 to 28 April.