Chamber Music Hall
Chamber Music Hall | Picture: Stephan Rabold

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Four soloists from the Berliner Philharmoniker and the pianist Eric Le Sage take us on a foray through the chamber-music repertoire from Viennese Classical to Modern. Along with such famous works as Beethoven’s “Gassenhauer” Piano Trio, there will also be discoveries – for example, the charming Sicilienne, which was long attributed to Mozart's contemporary Maria Theresia von Paradis, and the young Anton Webern’s highly-romantic pieces for cello and piano. The climax of the programme comes with its concluding work, Schoenberg’s visionary Chamber Symphony No. 1.



Emmanuel Pahud flute
Wenzel Fuchs clarinet
Daishin Kashimoto violin
Ludwig Quandt cello
Eric Le Sage piano


Joseph Haydn
Trio for flute, violin and cello in G major, Hob. IV:3

Emmanuel Pahud flute, Daishin Kashimoto violin, Ludwig Quandt cello

Alban Berg
Four Pieces for clarinet and piano, op. 5

Wenzel Fuchs clarinet, Eric Le Sage piano

Samuel Dushkin
Sicilienne (previously attributed to Maria Theresia von Paradis)

Daishin Kashimoto violin, Eric Le Sage piano

Ludwig van Beethoven
Trio in B flat major, op. 11 “Gassenhauer”

Wenzel Fuchs clarinet, Ludwig Quandt cello, Eric Le Sage piano

Franz Schubert
Sonatensatz in B falt major, D 28

Daishin Kashimoto violin, Ludwig Quandt cello, Eric Le Sage piano

Anton Webern
Zwei Stücke für Violoncello und Klavier

Ludwig Quandt cello, Eric Le Sage piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sonata for piano and violin in E minor, K. 304 (arr. for piano and flute)

Emmanuel Pahud flute, Eric Le Sage piano

Arnold Schoenberg
Chamber Symphony No. 1, op. 9 (arr. Anton Webern)

Emmanuel Pahud flute, Wenzel Fuchs clarinet, Daishin Kashimoto violin, Ludwig Quandt cello, Eric Le Sage piano

Chamber Music Hall

11 to 28 €


Series Q: Philharmonic Chamber Music


Emmanuel Pahud

Geneva-born Emmanuel Pahud has been principal flaustist with the Berliner Philharmoniker since 1993. He studied at the Académie d'Uccle in Brussels and with Peter-Lukas Graf in Basel. He completed his formal studies in 1990 with the "Premier Prix" of the Paris Conservatoire, afterwards taking lessons with Aurèle Nicolet. 

The musician won first prize at the competitions in Duino, Kobe and Geneva before becoming principal flautist of the Berlin Philharmonic at the age of just 22 during the Abbado era. Emmanuel Pahud has also enjoyed an international career as a soloist and chamber musician. He regularly performs with the wind ensemble Les Vents Français, which also includes François Leleux, Paul Meyer, Gilbert Audin and Radovan Vlatković. A UNICEF ambassador, he founded the renowned Musique à L'Empéri festival in Salon-de-Provence with Eric Le Sage and Paul Meyer in 1993. He is also the winner of the 2024 Léonie Sonning Music Prize.

Wenzel Fuchs

Wenzel Fuchs, principal clarinettist with the Berliner Philharmoniker since 1993, studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna with Peter Schmidl, during which time he already played as a substitute at the Vienna State Opera and with the Vienna. 

After graduating with honours and winning several prizes, the Innsbruck native began his career as principal clarinettist at the Vienna Volksoper at the age of 19, before moving to the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra after five years as principal clarinettist, and then to the Berliner Philharmoniker in the same position. In addition to his work in the orchestra, Wenzel Fuchs is active as a soloist and chamber musician. He was a professor at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music (2008-2012) and has been a professor at the Mozarteum University since 2015. He also teaches at the Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker, and gives masterclasses worldwide.

Daishin Kashimoto

Daishin Kashimoto, first concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker since 2009, was accepted into the pre-college programme of the Juilliard School of Music in New York at the age of seven. 

At eleven, he moved to Lübeck to study with Zakhar Bron, before continuing his studies with Rainer Kussmaul, who was then first concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker, in Freiburg. At the age of just 30, Kashimoto himself became first concertmaster of this orchestra. He also performs regularly as a soloist - with the NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Dresden and, of course, with the Berliner Philharmoniker. As a sought-after chamber musician, he performs in the world’s leading concert halls, with a broad repertoire ranging from baroque works to contemporary music.

Ludwig Quandt

Ludwig Quandt has been a member of the Berliner Philharmoniker since 1991. He studied at the Lübeck Academy of Music with Arthur Troester, who was first principal cellist of the Berliner Philharmoniker from 1935 to 1945. 

In 1985, Ludwig Quandt passed his diploma examination in Lübeck and two years later his concert examination - with honours. Masterclasses with Boris Pergamenschikow, Zara Nelsova, Maurice Gendron, Wolfgang Boettcher and Siegfried Palm completed his training. Ludwig Quandt, winner of the ARD International Music Competition, played with the Berliner Philharmoniker for two years before becoming the orchestra's principal cellist in 1993. He also performs worldwide as a soloist and chamber musician, for example with the 12 Cellists of the Berliner Philharmoniker and the Philharmonic Stradivari Soloists.

Eric Le Sage

Eric Le Sage, born in Aix-en-Provence in 1964, is one of the leading representatives of the French piano school. He completed his piano studies at the Paris Conservatoire at the age of 17 and took additional lessons with Maria Curcio in London. 

Eric Le Sage won first prizes at the Porto International Piano Competition (1985) and the International Robert Schumann Competition in Zwickau (1989). He performs with famous orchestras all over the world, but also often shares the stage as a chamber musician with musicians such as François Leleux, Lise Berthaud, Daishin Kashimoto and Sandrine Piau. In 1993, Eric Le Sage founded the Musique à L'Empéri festival in Salon-de-Provence with Emmanuel Pahud and Paul Meyer. He has been a professor at the University of Music in Freiburg im Breisgau since 2010.