Concert Reading

Featuring Martin Schleske and Alban Beikircher

In addition to his lecture, Martin Schleske, accompanied by Alban Beikircher, will give a concert reading in the Aula Magna on Thursday evening, June 18th at 7.30 pm. During a concert reading, text and sound will complement each other in a lively interplay, with literary texts and free narratives being made sensually audible through the sound of a violin.

Martin Schleske is a master luthier, physicist and spiritual writer. About thirty instruments leave his master workshop every year. Among his clients are soloists and concertmasters with worldwide renown. Nine years ago his book "Der Klang - Vom unerhörten Sinn des Lebens" was published (now with over 100,000 copies in its 12th edition). His second book, "Herztöne - Lauschen auf den Klang des Lebens" reached the Spiegel bestseller list after only a few weeks. Martin Schleske and his three employees work in a recently renovated 700-year-old workshop in the historic town center of Landsberg am Lech.

Alban Beikircher is a violinist and completed his university studies with Prof. Joshua Epstein in Saarbrücken and in the soloist class of Carl Flesch student Prof. Yfrah Neaman at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Alban Beikircher's extensive concert activity has taken him to almost all European countries. He has also been a guest at numerous music festivals and played as a soloist with various orchestras. Since 2006 Alban Beikircher has been first violinist of the Korngold Quartet which he founded. Alban Beikircher plays a violin made by Martin Schleske.

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Admission to the concert reading is at no charge (free-will donation).