• Pacific Quintet – Japan Tour

    The Pacific Quintet met at the Pacific Music Festival, founded by Leonard Bernstein in Sapporo. After 5 years, the musicians come back together to Japan to play concerts in Tokio and Kyoto. Find more information about the concerts and tickets at: https://eplus.jp/sf/detail/3628140001

  • 2nd round of “Deutscher Musikwettbwerb 2022”

    Liana Leßmann has been selected to the second round of the prestigious german Music competition “Deutscher Musikwettbewerb”. The first round of the competition was online due to corona regulations. The following rounds will take place in Bonn this summer.

     https://www.deutscher-musikwettbewerb.de/dmw-2021/ergebnisse-1-runde

  • Pacific Quintet – New Portrait Movie

    The Pacific Quintet is the first Prizewinner of the prestigious music competition “Ton und Erklärung” of the Association of Arts and Culture of the German Economy at the Federation of German Industries e. V.. As a part of the competition a film crew joined them in their rehearsals and preparations. Find their new Portrait movie from now on on the Pacific Quintet’s YouTube Channel!

    https://youtu.be/5hcmAAdAcnY

Liana Leßmann is a Bremen-based clarinet player, born in 1994.

Sought after as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestra player, Liana has performed widely in Europe and Asia. Highlights include concerts in the Berliner Philharmonie, the Suntory Hall Tokyo, the Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti Modena and the Zhejiang Concert Hall Hangzhou.

As soloist, Liana has performed Weber’s and Mozart’s clarinet concertos and John Adams’ “Gnarly Buttons” with orchestras such as the Kammerorchester Hannover, the Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau and the Heidelberger Sinfoniker.

As a two-year-member in the Karajan-Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Liana played various concerts alongside with the musicians of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, enjoying the support and guidance of the orchestra’s members. Since successfully completing the Academy, Liana has been invited to perform as a guest with the orchestra several times.

In demand as a substitute in orchestras Liana has also appeared with the Kammerakademie Potsdam, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Staatskapelle Berlin, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin and the Orchestra Da Camera Di Mantova. She played under many notable conductors including Sir Simon Rattle, Paavo Järvi, Kiril Petrenko, Valery Gergiev, Andris Nelsons and Alan Gilbert.

Liana has been invited to international festivals like the Pacific Music Festival in Japan, the Krzyzowa Music Festival in Poland and the IMPULS Festival for contemporary music. Since 2016, she is a member of the chamber orchestra ensemble reflektor.

As a committed chamber musician, Liana has collaborated with Sabine Meyer, Reiner Wehle, Dag Jensen, Daniel Sepec, Simon Bernardini, Viviane Hagner, Naoko Shimizu and Janne Saksala among many others. In 2018 she was a Co-Founder of the ensemble “Pacific Quintet”, a woodwind quintet based in Berlin.

Liana has been awarded prizes in several competitions as both a soloist and with the Pacific Quintet, including the 2nd Prize at the “Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition 2019” in Copenhagen, the “Ruhrpreis for Art and Science”, the 1st prize in the north district “Lions Music competition” and prizes for clarinet and piano at “Jugend musiziert.”

Born in Bremen, Liana began to study clarinet at the age of 16 in the Folkwang University of the Arts with Andreas Merten. She continued her studies at the Musikhochschule Lübeck with Sabine Meyer and at the Universität der Künste Berlin with François Benda. In 2018, she moved for one year to Genève to study with Romain Guyot. Since 2020, she has been pursuing a Master’s Degree in Chamber Music with the Pacific Quintet at the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin with Martin Spangenberg.

In addition, she has taken part in master classes with Karl Leister, Ralph Manno, Jens Thoben, Eduard Brunner, Alessandro Carbonare, Eberhard Feltz and Kilian Herold among others.

In 2021 Liana won the 1st prize in the music competition “Ton & Erklärung” (Sound & Explanation) with the Pacific Quintet.

In 2022 Liana was playing as Co-Principal Clarinetist in the Symphony Orchestra of Düsseldorf.

Since the 2022/23 Season Liana is a member of the Bremer Philharmoniker.

„This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.“

Leonard Bernstein

1st prize winners of the “Ton & Erklärung 2021” (Sound & Explanation) Competition of the Association of Arts and Culture of the German Economy and 2nd prize winners of the “Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition 2019” in Copenhagen, the Pacific Quintet celebrated their debut concert in the Chamber Music Hall of the Philharmonie Berlin in 2019.

The Pacific Quintet met in 2017 at the Pacific Music Festival, founded by Leonard Bernstein in Sapporo, Japan. Inspired by the passionate attention to music, the intercultural exchange and the respectful company with each other at the festival, the five musicians decided to carry Bernstein’s spirit to Europe and founded the Pacific Quintet in Berlin. Because its members hail from Honduras, Japan, Russia, South Korea and Germany, tolerance and inclusion is of utmost importance to the Pacific Quintet. This ensemble strives to use music as a means of communication in order to make the wealth of different cultures, origins and traditions visible to all, amidst a society in which fear of the foreign and blanket condemnation based on stereotypes are gaining more relevance again.

The members of the Pacific Quintet studied at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin, the University of the Arts Berlin and the Karajan-Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Renowned artists such as Christian Wetzel, Nick Deutsch, Christian-Friedrich Dahlmann and Wenzel Fuchs have supported the Ensemble with their guidance. Since 2020, the Pacific Quintet has studied chamber music with Martin Spangenberg at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin.

In addition to their dedication to chamber music, the musicians have performed with many orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dresdner Philharmoniker, the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Mariinsky Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

Aliya Vodovozova (Flute), Fernando Martinez Zavala (Oboe), Liana Leßmann (Clarinet), Kenichi Furuya (Bassoon), Haeree Yoo (Horn)

www.pacific-quintet.com

  • Fri, 16. September 2022

    19:00h
    Dresden
    Semperoper Dresden

    Die Zauberflöte – W.A. Mozart

    Staatskapelle Dresden
  • Tue, 9. August 2022

    20:00h
    Hamburg
    Elbphilharmonie
    Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival

    Johannes Brahms
    Variationen über ein Thema von Joseph Haydn op. 56a

    Johannes Brahms / Luciano Berio
    Opus 120 Nr. 1 für Klarinette oder Viola und Orchester / Bearbeitung für Saxofon und Orchester

    Louise Farrenc
    Sinfonie Nr. 2 D-Dur op. 35

    ensemble reflektor
  • Tue, 2. August 2022

    17:00h
    St. Moritz
    Alte Reithalle
    Engadin Festival

    Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868): Ouvertüre zu «Il barbiere di Siviglia» (Arr. Joachim Linckelmann)
    Fazıl Say (*1970): Alevi Dedeler rakı masasında (Aleviten-Väter am Raki-Tisch). Bläserquintett op. 35 (2011)
    Joseph Haydn: Divertimento (Arr. Harold Perry)
    Carl Nielsen: Bläserqunitett op. 43

    Pacific Quintet
  • Mon, 18. July 2022

    20:00h
    Tokio
    Hamarikyu hall
    Japan Tour
    Pacific Quintet
  • Sat, 16. July 2022

    19:00h
    Kyoto
    Bunka Bark Jo-yo hall
    Japan Tour
    Pacific Quintet
  • Fri, 1. July 2022

    19:00h
    Kassel
    Ballhaus am Schloss Wilhelmshöhe
    Kultursommer Nordhessen

    Gioachino Rossini
    Il Barbiere di Siviglia – Ouvertüre

    Fazil Say
    Alevi Dedeler Rakı Marasında

    Franz Danzi
    Bläserquintett in g-Moll, op. 56,2

    Carl Nielsen
    Bläserquintett op. 43

    Pacific Quintet
  • Thu, 30. June 2022

    19:00h
    Bad Wildungen
    Ev. Stadtkirche
    Kultursommer Nordhessen

    Gioachino Rossini
    Il Barbiere di Siviglia – Ouvertüre

    Fazil Say
    Alevi Dedeler Rakı Marasında

    Franz Danzi
    Bläserquintett in g-Moll, op. 56,2

    Carl Nielsen
    Bläserquintett op. 43

    Pacific Quintet
  • Sat, 4. June 2022

    20:15h
    Mantova, Italy
    Trame Sonore

    Franz Schubert – Oktett in F-Dur, D 803

    Oktett der Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Fri, 3. June 2022

    Lucca, Italy

    Franz Schubert – Oktett in F-Dur, D 803

    Oktett der Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wed, 1. June 2022

    Pino torinese, Italy

    Franz Schubert – Oktett in F-Dur, D 803

    Oktett der Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Mon, 30. May 2022

    Savona, Italy

    Franz Schubert – Oktett in F-Dur, D 803

    Oktett der Berliner Philharmoniker

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