The Polish conductor Marzena Diakun has moved her professional focus to France for several years. There, she came to a broader public’s attention when she led the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France in a series of concerts broadcast via radio and television. Since 2020 she has also been principal guest conductor of the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris. Born in Koszalin in 1981, Marzena Diakun began her music education in her hometown and then studied conducting at the Wroclaw Music Academy. In 2006 she moved on to the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts. The Polish conductor has worked with renowned soloists including percussionist Martin Grubinger, pianists Peter Jablonski and Andreas Staier, cellists Truls Mørk and Daniel Müller-Schott, as well as vocalists Camilla Nylund, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Nathalie Stutzmann and Sabine Devieilhe.
Originally from South Korea, the violinist Hyeyoon Park completed most of her studies in Berlin. At the age of only 14, she began studying with Antje Weithaas at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music, before moving on to Christian Tetzlaff at the Kronberg Academy in 2010. As early as 2009, she won the renowned ARD Music Competition in Munich as the youngest winner ever; two years later she also received the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. Ever since, the violinist has appeared with all the major German radio orchestras, but also with many important orchestras abroad, from Montreal to Tokyo. A passionate chamber musician, Hyeyoon Park has participated in prestigious festivals and concert series such as London’s Wigmore Hall, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Rheingau Music Festival and Musical Olympus in St. Petersburg. She has performed chamber music with violinists Gidon Kremer and Daniel Hope, cellists Alban Gerhardt and Jan Vogler and pianists András Schiff and Lars Vogt.
Music to the Lyrical Tragedy “Dardanus” (1739) and Overture to the Ballet “Pygmalion” (1748)
Symphony in C-major Op. 4 No. 4 (ca. 1758)
Symphony in E-flat-minor W 179 (1757)
Reading from the correspondence between Voltaire and Frederick the Great
All systems at Young Euro Classic are set to restart! After completely switching to a chamber music programme last year, this year great youth orchestras will once again take to the stage at the Konzerthaus. And the opening concert is also a restart for the tradition of bi-national orchestras at Young Euro Classic: the national youth orchestras of Germany and France send highly talented young musicians to Berlin for this project. 26 young musicians share this orchestral encounter – in a programme building a colourful bridge between Paris and Berlin. An overture by Rameau, the baroque grand master, is followed by a symphony of his student François-Joseph Gossec, a passionate protagonist of the French Revolution. Next comes the Violin Concerto in D-minor by Felix Mendelssohn, written while he was almost still a child. And the Berlin-themed finale is one of the unconventional symphonies which Bach’s son Carl Philipp Emanuel composed for the court of Frederic the Great. Vive l’amitié franco-allemande!