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    Geremus, Nicolas (1959 – Present)

    Violinist from Munich who attended the Munich Academy of Music and the University for Music in Vienna and studied with Franz Samohyl and Gerhard Schulz.

     

    He became the first violin of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra in 1986.  Other groups with whom he has worked include the Ambassade String Quartet, Dolby’s Around, Ensemble Minimal Tango, the Geremus Trio, the Johann Strauss Quartet, the Koan Project, the Modern String Quartet, the Nicolas Geremus Project, the Uri Caine Ensemble and the Vienna Symphony Jazz Project.

     

    In November 2005, the Ambassade String Quartet teamed up with MoZuluArt for a program entitled “Zulu Music Meets Mozart”, the first of several collaborations between the two ensembles.

     

    The Nicolas Geremus Project participated in Akkordeon Festival Wien in 2006 with accordionist and bandoneonist, Milos Todorovski.

     

    On 20th October 2009, Nicolas was the violinist du jour in the world premiere of The Othello Syndrome by Uri Caine in Das Neue Operhaus at Theater an der Wien.

     

    Dolby’s Around took part in the Bregenz Festival at Lake Studio where they performed Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s “Chamber Symphony No. 1, Op. 145” on 15th August 2010.

     

    On 8th November 2011, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra joined forces with the Eroica Trio for a performance of Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in C major, Op. 56” (“Triple Concerto”) in Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.  The concert concluded with Johannes Brahms’ “Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73”.  They reprised this program at Lincoln Center in New York on 14th November 2011.

     

    The Uri Caine Ensemble did their own take on “The Goldberg Variations” by Johann Sebastian Bach at Jazztage Bludenz on 3rd March 2012.

     

    On 1st March 2013, the Ambassade String Quartet reunited with MoZuluArt for a program entitled “Mozzzart in Africaa…” at the Al Bustan Festival in Beirut, Lebanon.

     

    Recordings on which Nicolas appears include:  The Gugging Album by Kava & Hans Joachim Roedelius; Johann Strauss Quartet Vienna Plays Mozart; Killing Aida and Pictures at an Exhibition with the Vienna Symphony Jazz Project; and, Mitologia Urbana by Diego Collatti & Ensemble Minimal Tango.

     

    Sources:

    1. http://www.jsqw.music.at/e/mitglieder.shtml
    2. http://dolbysaround.com/dl/bio_eng.pdf
    3. http://www.albustanfestival.com/programme/mozuluart-friday-march-1/
    4. http://www.dolbysaround.com/niki.html
    5. http://www.vsjp.at/styled-15/
    6. http://www.jewishfestival.pl/concert--uri-caine-ensemble--usa-,301,event-program,en.html
    7. http://www.lustspielhaus.de/kuenstler.php?p_id=1308&PHPSESSID=2551909abf43f78179aa183d27845006
    8. http://www.123people.com/s/nicolas+geremus
    9. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/bandoneonist
    10. http://www.vbw.at/index.php/en/Array/production/11046/intro/38547
    11. http://news.stanford.edu/news/2009/october5/othello-syndrome-event-100909.html
    12. http://www.instantencore.com/concert/details.aspx?PId=5059826
    13. http://www.bregenzerfestspiele.com/en/kategorie/inhalte/inhalt-hauptseite?page=28
    14. http://www.allmusic.com/performance/chamber-symphony-no-1-op145-mq0000965924
    15. http://www.krannertcenter.com/images/cm/2011511153925496128174106178/ViennaSymphonyProgram.pdf
    16. http://new.lincolncenter.org/live/pdfs/2011_gp/gp-2011-11-14-VSO2.pdf
    17. http://www.bludenz.travel/de/8489/101754366/artikel/veranstaltungen-bludenz-nueziders/jazztage_bludenz_2012.html
    18. http://www.albustanfestival.com/programme/mozuluart-friday-march-1/
    19. http://www.classictic.com/it/concerto/23244/pdf/
    20. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beirut
    21. http://www.discogs.com/Kava-Hans-Joachim-Roedelius-The-Gugging-Album/release/2150321
    22. http://www.qobuz.com/album/wolfgang-amadeus-mozart-johann-strauss-quartet-vienna-plays-mozart/9120012231658
    23. http://www.ats-records.de/Downloads/Release_Flyer_PDF/CD-0709%20Vienna%20Symphony%20Jazz%20Project%20E.pdf
    24. http://www.discogs.com/Diego-Collatti-Ensemble-Minimal-Tango-Mitologia-Urbana/release/3711468
    25. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/viennasymphonyjazzprojec

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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