Künstlersekretariat - Astrid Schoerke

Jonian Ilias Kadesha

“To regard him simply as a huge talent is not enough; there is an element of pure genius in this young man.” (Harald Eggebrecht, Süddeutsche Zeitung)

Jonian Ilias Kadesha has Greek-Albanian roots and lives in Berlin. The young musician not only speaks Greek, Albanian, German and English but also has a keen interest in philosophy.

His playing is characterized by stylistic accuracy and exactness in his articulation, in the interpretation of early to contemporary works. With boundless sound imagination Kadesha is always in search of something new.

He is a prizewinner at Deutscher Musikwettbewerb, Windsor International and the Leopold Mozart Violin Competition.

The young violinist recently made his debut with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in the Tivoli Copenhagen, with the RTE Orchestra at the National Concert Hall Dublin, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the New Russian State Orchestra under Yuri Bashmet and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe at the Kronberg Festival. Kadesha made his debut with the Athens State Orchestra in autumn 2019 performing Skalkottas’ Violin Concerto, whose Small Suites he has recorded for CAvi-music together with works by Enescu and Ravel.

His next recording project together with cellist Vashti Hunter, in cooperation with Deutschland Radio, will be published by CAvi-music in the spring of 2020 and is dedicated to works for violin and cello by Honegger, Skalkottas, Xenakis and Kodaly.

Jonian Ilias Kadesha already appears in major concert halls and well-known festivals throughout Europe, such as the London Wigmore Hall, Handelsbeurs Concertzaal Gent, Louvre Paris, Philharmonie Berlin, Salle Moliere Lyon, Salle Garnier Montecarlo, and the Golden Hall Augsburg as well as the Schubertiade, the Heidelberger Frühling, the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Boswiler Sommer, Mantua Chamber Music Festival or the Resonances Festival in Belgium, among others.

Kadesha has performed with orchestras such as the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestras Lübeck and Coburg as well as the Albanian and Greek radio orchestras.

Chamber music connects him with renowned musicians such as Martha Argerich, Steven Isserlis, Nicolas Altstaedt, Thomas Demenga and Gábor Takács-Nagy, Ilya Gringolts and Pekka Kuusisto. He was also heard in Kronberg’s Chamber Music Connects the World and the Verbier Academy Festival. Jonian Ilias Kadesha is co-founder of the award-winning Trio Gaspard, which is a regular guest at festivals and music centers in Europe and the United States.

Kadesha studies with Antje Weithaas at the Kronberg Academy. His previous teachers included Salvatore Accardo, Grigori Zhislin and Ulf Wallin. He studied chamber music with Hatto Beyerle in Hannover and at the European Chamber Music Academy. Masterclasses with Ferenc Rados, Steven Isserlis, Ivry Gitlis, Leonidas Kavakos and Eberhard Feltz complete his studies. Since 2018, Kadesha has been supported by the Young Classical Artists Trust in the United Kingdom.

Jonian Ilias Kadesha plays a violin by Nicola Gagliano (18th Century), on loan from the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben in Hamburg.

Season 2019/2020
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Jonian Ilias Kadesha – season programs 2020/2021

5 December 2019

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Jonian Ilias Kadesha – duo recital program

5 December 2019

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M. Arnold
Concerto for 2 violins and string orchestra op. 77

Violin concerto in A minor BWV 1041
Violin concerto in E major BWV 1042
Double concerto for 2 violins D minor BWV 1043
Double concerto for violin and oboe C minor BWV 1060

Violin concerto no. 1 Sz. 36 BB 48a
Rhapsodie no. 1 for violin and orchestra Sz. 87

Violin concerto D major op. 35a

Violin concerto D major op. 61
Romanze no. 1 G major op. 40
Romanze no. 2 F major op. 50

Violin concerto no. 1 D minor op. 26

G. Enescu
Rhapsodie Roumaine no. 1 op. 11 (arr. for violin and strings by C. Lolea)

A. Glasunow    
Violin concerto A minor op. 82

K. A. Hartmann          
„Concerto Funebre“ for violin and string orchestra

E. Lalo         
Symphonie Espagnole op. 21

B. Martinů 
Violin concerto no. 2 G minor H. 293

Concerto in D minor for violin and strings
Violin concerto E minor op. 64

Violin concerto no. 2 D major K 211
Violin concerto no. 3 G major K 216
Violin concerto no. 4 D major K 218
Violin concerto no. 5 A major K 219

Violin concerto no. 1 D major op. 6
„Le Streghe“ op. 8 variations on a theme from the ballett „ll noce di Benevento“ from F. X. Süssmayr

A. Pärt  
„Tabula Rasa“, concerto for 2 violins, prepared piano and string orchestra

„Tzigane“, Rapsodie de concert

Violin concerto D minor op. 47

E. Sarasate
„Zigeunerweisen“ for violin and orchestra op. 20
 „Carmen Phantasy“ for violin and orchestra op. 25

N. Skalkottas
Violin concerto

Violin concerto D major op. 35

The Four Seasons op. 8
Violin concerto A minor RV 356
Concerto for 2 violins and orchestra D minor RV 514

H. Wieniawski
Violin concerto no. 2 D minor op. 22
Polonaise de concert D major op. 4
Polonaise brillante A major op. 21

Enescu | Ravel | Skalkottas

G. Enescu: Violin sonata no. 3            
Ravel: Violin sonata in G major; Tzigane
N. Skalkottas: Little suites nos. 1 & 2

Nicholas Rimmer, piano

CAvi-music B0711TTPNH (2017)

Jonian Ilias Kadesha – G. Enescu: Ménétrier (from „Impressions d’enfance“)

Jonian Ilias Kadesha and CHAARTS – Bach: Violin concerto E major BWV 1042

Jonian Ilias Kadesha and Gábor Takács-Nagy with CHAARTS – Mozart: Violin concerto no. 3 G major KV 216

Trio Gaspard – Schubert: Piano trio in E-flat major, op. 100

Jonian Ilias Kadesha and Nicholas Rimmer – Mozart: Sonata G major, KV 301

Jonian Ilias Kadesha and Noam Greenberg – G. Enescu: Sonata no. 3 in A minor op. 25

Jonian Ilias Kadesha – Sibelius: Violin concerto in D minor op. 47, I. Allegro Moderato

Jonian Ilias Kadesha – Bach: Sonata no. 1 in G minor for violin solo

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