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2017.11.

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Concerts in Vienna and its surroundings.

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Concert on November 21 in the Mozartsaal at the Konzerthaus, on November 24 in the Brahms-Saal at the Vienna Musikverein, on December 2 in the Franz-Szeiler-Saal in Perchtoldsdorf and on December 4 at the Altes Rathaus in Vienna. For more details about the concert programs, please visit the 'concerts' page. For

2017.10.

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Collaborations with orchestras in Austria and the Netherlands.

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Under conductor Jules van Hessen, the Philips Symfonie Orkest celebrates its 25th anniversary on November 30 at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. Villanueva was invited to coach the cello section of the orchestra in preparation for Mahler's 8th Symphony. Starting in 2017, Villanueva will serve as member and principal

2017.05.

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Concert for Europe.

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The Wetzlar Philharmonic Orchestra will play a symphonic program under Martin Knell with music partners from neighboring countries to support European musicians. The concert will take place in the Wetzlar Stadthalle on May 27 at 6 p.m. The program will include Joseph Haydn's London Symphony No. 104, the Serenade

2017.05.

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Musical intermezzo at refugee institutions.

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Fermín Villanueva will perform solo works for cello by Bach, Cassadó, Popper and Lutoslawski in collaboration with the Maltese (Maltese in Germany). The concerts will take place at the refugees' facilities in Chemnitz on May 22 at 11 a.m. and in Schneeberg on May 22 at 3 p.m. The concerts would not be possible without the

2017.04.

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Concert tour in Spain.

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Villanueva will perform with pianist Mizuki Waki from May 3 to 7 in Spain. The program will include two romantic cello Sonatas by Richard Strauss – op. 6 – and Frédéric Chopin – op. 65 – as well as the Suite Populaire Espagnole by Manuel de Falla and the Polonaise Brillante by Chopin. The musical tour-stops will take

2016.08.

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Mizuki Waki (piano) and Fermín Villanueva promoted by the AIE.

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The AIE is a spanish management entity with offices in Madrid, Barcelona and Seville. It was created as an association in 1987 and in 1995 started the concert programme AIEnRUTa, which promotes spanish music artists around the national and international music scenes. The duo formed by the japanese pianist

2016.05.

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CD Release Concert on the occasion of Max Reger's Jubilee Year.

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Just in time for the jubilee year – to mark the 100th anniversary of Max Reger's death in 2016 – the classical label of the publishing company Kamprad, releases a three CD box. Students and professors such as Erich Höbarth (violin), Tatjana Masurenko (viola), Fermín Villanueva and Peter Bruns (violoncello) recorded

2016.03.

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Villanueva at the annual EuroRadio Concert presented by the EBU.

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The concert held on March 25th at the 'Mihail Jora' Radio Concert Hall in Bucharest, Romania, was featured by the Radio National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of conductor Gabriel Bebeselea. Édouard Lalo's Cello Concerto in D minor, performed by Fermín Villanueva, Franz Schubert's Symphony No. 8 in B minor

2015.11.

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Duo König-Villanueva performing Benefit Concert for Schumann House.

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Upcoming event on Saturday November 7th, 2015: the duet Stephan König and Fermín Villanueva will be performing a concert in favor of the Schumann House. The musical event will be held in the music salon at the artist former residence, Inselstrasse 18 in Leipzig, organized by the Clara and Robert Schumann

2015.09.

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Classical music concert in favor of the Leipzig riverside Forest.

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The 22nd concert was organized by the Nature Conservation and Art Foundation, Leipziger Auwald e.V. The event took place on September 27th, 2015 in the premises of the Alten Börse (old stock exchange) at Naschmarkt. Performing the famous pianist Stephan König and Spanish cellist Fermín Villanueva, all proceeds of the

2015.07.

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Artist-in-Residence at the XXIII Vilabertrán Schubertiade 2015.

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As an artist at the Schubertiade in Vilabertráns, Villanueva honours the music of Franz Schubert in the province of Girona. Together with Stephan König at the piano, a recital with works of De Falla, Granados, two first performances of König and Cervelló, as well as the legendary "Arpeggione-Sonata" of Schubert will be held

2015.05.

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Special concert 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

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On 3rd May 2015 the Spanish cellist Fermín Villanueva presents himself in the city hall Wetzlar (Hessen) along with the Wetzlar Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Martin Knell in a special concert on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 was

2015.04.

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Two new commissioned pieces by Stephan König and Jordi Cervelló.

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The celebrated composers König and Cervelló will dedicate two new works to the literature for cello and piano. "Die Winde des Sommers" (" The winds of summer"), a concert piece for violoncello and piano, Op. 207 by Stephan König; and "Heremía", translated from Greek to English as "Silence", by Jordi Cervelló.

2015.02.

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Special feature on the occasion of the 80th birthday of von Sternburg.

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On 17th February 2015, the art patron celebrated his 80th birthday with a special musical feature during a private gala event at the Neues Rathaus Leipzig (new town hall of Leipzig) during which Fermín Villanueva played his cello. During the event the mayor Burkhard Jung paid tribute to his outstanding talent and described him

2014.07.

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An exceptional case at the University of Music and Theatre Leipzig.

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Despite his youth, the 20-year-old cellist Fermín Villanueva has completed his art master studies at the University of Music and Theatre "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" in Leipzig with distinction. He is considered to be the youngest graduate of the year. Since September 2012 the cellist is studying in the class of Professor

2014.05.

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Award of the European Union of Music Competitions for Youth.

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Last month in April, Villanueva received the EMCY Award as part of the "81. Concurso Permanente"in Barcelona/Spain for his excellent interpretation. This award of the European Union of Music Competitions for Youth is endowed with a concert tour throughout Europe and with further promotion at international

2014.05.

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Winner of the "81. Concurso Permanente Juventudes Musicales".

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During the last week of April, the young cellist was awarded the first prize of the "81. Concurso Permanente Juventudes" following the unanimous decision of the jury. The contest was held at the auditorium 'Casal del Metge', which is one of the important halls in the musical tradition of Barcelona. The chairman of the jury,

2013.10.

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Memorial concert 200th anniversary of the Battle of Nations 1813.

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During the evening at the Club International Leipzig, musical highlights were set by soloists of the Robert Schumann Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Erik Schober and the Spanish virtuoso cellist Fermín Villanueva. Andrey Golubev, the Vice President of the Moscow IC Solev, Kai-Uwe Döhler, managing director of the

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“Classic which moves us.”

“A beautiful ‚music trail concert‘ at the old Johannisfriedhof.”

Mathias Orbeck. Leipziger Volkszeitung. July 2013