Ronan Whittern

Upcoming Events

Folkwang Woche Neue Musik

8 July 2024 – 18:00

Nicolaus A. Huber Mit Errinerung

Bassoon: Ronan Whittern

Neue Aula, Folkwang Universität der Künste, Essen, DE

Folkwang Woche Neue Musik

10 July 2024 – 18:00

Arlet Miguélez Álvarez  – Óleo en el tiempo à 8

Neue Aula, Folkwang Universität der Künste, Essen, DE

Abschlusskonzert / Jisoo Kwon 

11 July 2024 – 18:00

Jisoo Kwon New Work

conductor: Ronan Whittern

Neue Aula, Folkwang Universität der Künste, Essen, DE

12 July 2024 – 18:00

Tristan Murail – Ethers for solo flute and Ensemble (conductor: Ronan Whittern)
Brian Ferneyhough Mnemosyne for bass flute and tape
Beat FurrerPresto for flute and piano
Salvatore SciarrionoVenere che le grazie la fioriscono for solo flute

Neue Aula, Folkwang Universität der Künste, Essen, DE

Frische Klänge / Duisburg

13 July 2024 – 18:00

Luciano Berio – Sequeza XII for Solo Bassoon

Bassoon: Ronan Whittern

Kleiner Konzertsaal, Folkwang Universität der Künste, Duisburg, DE

Ensemble Modern / Ratkje / Ultima

19 September 2024

Maja S. K. Ratkje – National Anthems

Cosmopolite Scene, Oslo, NO

Ensemble Modern Orchestra / A House of Call / Kaziboni

25 November 2024

Heiner Goebbels – A House of Call. My Imaginary Notebook

Philharmonie de Paris, Paris, FR

Past Events

25 May 2024

Antwerp Symphony Orchestra / Elim Chan / Midori

Antonín Dvořák Violin Concerto in A minor

Johannes Brahms – Symphony No. 1 in C minor

Konigin Elisabethzaal, Antwerpen, BE

24 May 2024

Antwerp Symphony Orchestra / Elim Chan / Midori

Antonín Dvořák Violin Concerto in A minor

Johannes Brahms – Symphony No. 1 in C minor

Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam, NL

3 May 2024

consord / Lautaro Mura Fuentealba / Acht Brücken

Elnaz Seyedi – frames I

Samir Odeh-Tamimi Ja Nári

Joanna Wozny –  Dia/trans

Enno Poppe – Scherben

Köln Philharmonie, DE

3 March 2024

Ensemble Musikfabrik / Musikfabrik im WDR 88

Catherine Lambthe being/the world (2023/24) world premiere

WDR Funkhaus am Wallrafplatz, Köln, DE

29 January 2024

Frische Klänge / Essen

Pierluigi BilloneBlaues Fragment

Bassoon: Ronan Whittern

Neue Aula, Folkwang Universität der Künste, Essen, DE

29 January 2024

Frische Klänge / Duisburg

Liza Lim – Axis Mundi

Bassoon: Ronan Whittern

Kleiner Konzertsaal, Folkwang Universität der Künste, Duisburg, DE

14 January 2024

Abschlusskonzert / Paul Müller Reyes

Paul Müller Reyes – approximating bells (2023)

Paul Müller Reyes – le système sacrificiel (2022) szenen III und IV

Paul Müller Reyesfog/whats hidden (2023)

Paul Müller ReyesExploration of Space I+II (2022)

Partika Hall, Robert Schumann Hochschule, Düsseldorf, DE

2023

15 December 2023

Kontrabass Marathon / Krüger / Ronan Whittern

Matthias Krüger – an incomparable milk of wonder (world premiere)

conductor: Ronan Whittern

Pina Bausch Theater, Folkwang Universität der Künste, Essen, DE

12 December 2023

Kammerorchester Elbe / Mahan Esfahani / Yalda Zamani

Takuya ImahoriDe Avibus Dialogum (Dialogue of the Birds)

Manuel de FallaConcerto for clavicembalo, flute, oboe, clarinet, violin and cello

Anahita AbbasiIntertwined Distances for solo harpsichord and electronics / Commissioned by and dedicated to Mahan Esfahani

Farzia FallahThis Burning Mass – a Feast of Color / Commissioned by Riot Ensemble at Britten Pears Arts / Aldeburgh Festival

Gary CarpenterConcerto for Harpsichord and Six Players / Commissioned by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society for Mahan Esfahani and the Ensemble 10/10 with Yalda Zamani

Kleiner Saal, Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, DE

19 December 2023

Folkwang Fagottensemble

Sofia Gubaidulina – Duo Sonate

Bassoon: Ronan Whittern, Paulina Strebel

Kammermusiksaal, Folkwang Universität der Künste, Essen, DE

5 November 2023

consord / Cage: harmonies

John Cage – harmonies

St. Sebastian, Münster, DE

15 October 2023

30 Jahre Das Neue Ensemble – FESTKONZERT

George LewisNeues Werk, Auftragswerk für Bassklarinette, E-Gitarre, Akkordeon (2023) world premiere

György Ligeti –  Klavierkonzert (1985 – 88)

Márton IllésForajzok (2021)

Katherine BalchNew Geometry (2015)

Piano: Tamara Stefanovich

Sprengel Museum, Hannover, DE

14 September 2023

Ensemble Modern / Sir George Benjamin / Anna Prohaska

Edgard Varèse Octandre – für sieben Bläser und Kontrabass
Saed Haddad – Mirage, Mémoire, Mystère
Maurice RavelTrois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé
Bach / Benjamin – Die Kunst der Fuge BWV 1080: Canon und Contrapunctus
Arnold SchönbergKammersymphonie Nr. 1 op. 9

Alte Oper, Frankfurt am Main, DE

12 September 2023

Ensemble Modern / Sir George Benjamin / Anna Prohaska

Edgard Varèse Octandre – für sieben Bläser und Kontrabass
Saed Haddad – Mirage, Mémoire, Mystère
Maurice RavelTrois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé
Bach / Benjamin – Die Kunst der Fuge BWV 1080: Canon und Contrapunctus
Arnold SchönbergKammersymphonie Nr. 1 op. 9

Wigmore Hall, London, UK

10 September 2023

Ensemble Modern Orchestra / Sir George Benjamin / Anna Prohaska

Unsuk ChinSpira – Concerto for orchestra
Elizabeth OgonekCloudline
Francesco FilideiCantico delle Creature per soprano ed orchestra
George BenjaminA Mind of Winter for soprano and orchestra
Dieter Ammann –  glut

Köln Philharmonie, Köln, DE

9 September 2023

Ensemble Modern / Sir George Benjamin / Anna Prohaska

Edgard Varèse Octandre – für sieben Bläser und Kontrabass
Saed Haddad – Mirage, Mémoire, Mystère
Maurice RavelTrois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé
Bach / Benjamin – Die Kunst der Fuge BWV 1080: Canon und Contrapunctus
Arnold SchönbergKammersymphonie Nr. 1 op. 9

Köln Philharmonie, Köln, DE

3 September 2023

Ensemble Modern Orchestra / Sir George Benjamin / Anna Prohaska

Unsuk ChinSpira – Concerto for orchestra
Elizabeth OgonekCloudline
Francesco FilideiCantico delle Creature per soprano ed orchestra
George BenjaminA Mind of Winter for soprano and orchestra
Dieter Ammann –  glut

Berlin Philharmonie, Berlin, DE

2 September 2023

Ensemble Modern / Sir George Benjamin / Anna Prohaska

Edgard Varèse Octandre – für sieben Bläser und Kontrabass
Saed Haddad – Mirage, Mémoire, Mystère
Maurice RavelTrois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé
Bach / Benjamin – Die Kunst der Fuge BWV 1080: Canon und Contrapunctus
Arnold SchönbergKammersymphonie Nr. 1 op. 9

Kleiner Saal, Berlin Philharmonie, Berlin, DE

1 July 2023

Boulez Ensemble / François Xavier-Roth / Michael Barenboim

Gyorgy Ligeti – Horn Trio

Gyorgy Ligeti – Kammerkonzert

Gyorgy Ligeti Violinkonzert

Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin, DE

25 June 2023

The East Complex / Walsh / Ronan Whittern

Riles Walsh – The East Complex

conductor: Ronan Whittern

Minardschouwburg, Gent, BE

24 June 2023

The East Complex / Walsh / Ronan Whittern

Riles Walsh – The East Complex

conductor: Ronan Whittern

Minardschouwburg, Gent, BE

3 June 2023

Soundmine / Antwerp Symphony Orchestra / Peter Rundel

Kobe JanssensEscape
Pieter-Jan BossuytBalloon Ride
Evans Kocja – Mystères de l’espace
Monne VerschaeveRedonda
Tina GeroldingerDrops of Paint – Still Wet
Jonathan PinchukEssay
Ignacio MartinezHerida Crónica
Yon ChekhanovichDirection from a Shape
Pieter De VosVorspiel (for a single imaginary Oper: Diana and Actaeon)
Bart DelvauxFocus
Murielle LemayWaldeinsamkeit
Tom JohnstonAr-men

Konigin Elisabethzaal, Antwerp, BE

10 May 2023

The East Complex / Walsh / Ronan Whittern

Riles Walsh – The East Complex (world premiere)

conductor: Ronan Whittern

Opera Ghent, Gent, BE

9 May 2023

The East Complex / Walsh / Ronan Whittern

Riles Walsh – The East Complex (world premiere)

conductor: Ronan Whittern

Opera Ghent, Gent, BE

8 May 2023

The East Complex / Walsh / Ronan Whittern

Riles Walsh – The East Complex (world premiere)

conductor: Ronan Whittern

Opera Ghent, Gent, BE

3 May 2023

opus glitch_ / Miranda / Yalda Zamani

Eduardo R. Miranda – Multiverse Symphony (world premiere)

ligeti zentrum, Hamburg, DE

4 March 2023

Composition Spring Sounds / Walsh / Ronan Whitter 

Riles Walsh –  Scenes from The East Copmlex

Miry Konzertzaal, Gent, BE

2022