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ARTICLE/INTERVIEW

NEW PUBLICATION

The commemorative 25th Anniversary Edition of PIANONews magazine features an exclusive article/interview that Anna-Maria Maak, accompanied by German-Venezuelan composer Sef Albertz, conducted with the Ukrainian music creator Valentin Silvestrov.

«There was an invisible bond between the two composers from the very beginning, even before the words or the music itself appeared: "Quite wonderful! Many influences can be felt in this music, which harmonise well with each other, a very modern, an absolutely contemporary musical language! One can feel that it is a natural consequence of avant-gardism", commented the Ukrainian about his Leipzig-based colleague».

The magazine's new issue with Maak's text can be purchased HERE

WORLD PREMIERE &
STANDING OVATIONS

In full house concert, Anna-Maria Maak presented an extended version of her celebrated programme In the Secret of the World.

In addition to intercultural music by the Venezuelan-German composer Sef Albertz, which included a world premiere, Maak interpreted works she herself has recently premiered by Ukrainian Valentin Silvestrov and Polish Krzysztof Penderecki; all dramaturgically accompanied by theatrical performances and narrated texts.

The innovative recital was warmly embraced by standing ovations from the audience.

Supported by the German Federal Government, the event took place on 2 June 2022 at the Leipzig Public Library (Oberlichtsaal) in the context of the project "Kunst im Exil - Geschichten der Migration".

ON TOUR

WITH DANCE PROJECT

The music of Sef Albertz will be touring through various German cities as part of the dance project »Frauen - Frieden - Flügel« with Anca Huma & Liliana Osorio, who present dance performances based on choreographies of works from the album In the Secret of the World, in which pianist Anna-Maria Maak plays exclusively world premiere recordings by the German-Venezuelan composer.

ALBUM REVIEW

"[...] Albertz's music is modern, distinctive, finely structured in terms of sound and pianistically tailored to the instrument. And some time or other one can always hear the musical references without them being quotations.

[...] Anna-Maria Maak shows herself as an interpreter who is always stylistically confident, is perfectly up to all demands and presents an exciting album that should be heard!"



This is how the magazine PIANONews (March-April 2022 issue) has praised the album In the Secret of the World, in which pianist Anna-Maria Maak plays exclusively world premiere recordings of works by Sef Albertz & Krzysztof Penderecki.

NEW PARTNERSHIP

Sef Albertz's music is now published and distributed exclusively by Universal Edition (UE).

"[...] a unanimous decision after reviewing your scores [...] we consider your work to be very interesting [...] We are very much looking forward to distributing your work and are excited about your future artistic activities!".

Thus commented the Universal Edition's Artistic Committee on Sef Albertz's music and the new artistic partnership, which includes the publication of orchestral and chamber music as well as works for solo instruments, such as some of those included on the highly praised new album In the Secret of the World, in which pianist Anna-Maria Maak plays exclusively world premiere recordings of works by Sef Albertz & Krzysztof Penderecki.

Check out Albertz's profile on the website of the prestigious publishing house under:
www.universaledition.com/albertz

ALBUM REVIEW

...and the wonderful feedback continues! This time the German Klassikblog Ouverture reports about Maak & Albertz's new album In the Secret of the World, in which Anna-Maria Maak plays exclusively world premiere recordings of piano works by Sef Albertz & Krzysztof Penderecki:

"[...] in Sef Albertz's music, compositional ideas, atmospheric images, continents and centuries flow into one another [...] and contemplation meets passion. Anna-Maria Maak proves to be a brilliant interpreter of his complex works.

[...] the multi-faceted album reaches beyond the medium of music; it is also worth reading the titles of the pieces attentively and taking a look at the booklet. Here it becomes evident that the creative concept of Maak and Albertz, in good Leipzig tradition, is not least a deeply romantic one. In 1835, Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff wrote: "Sleeps a song in all things / Which dream on and on, / And the world begins to sing, / If only you find the magic word".

NEW PIANO

PROVIDED BY SMR INSTRUMENT FUNDS

Der Sächsische Musikrat (SMR) hat Maak & Albertz einen hervorragenden Yamaha Konzertflügel als Dauerleihgabe zur Verfügung gestellt.
"Wir sind dankbar und fühlen uns sehr geehrt. Der Erhalt dieser überraschenden Nachricht war ein Highlight. Nun sind wir besonders inspiriert und motiviert. In unseren vielfältigen Tätigkeitsbereichen als musikalische Vermittler wird sich dies sicherlich auf facettenreiche Art und Weise widerspiegeln!", so Maak & Albertz.

Der Erwerb des Instruments wurde ermöglicht durch Steuermittel auf der Grundlage des vom Sächsischen Landtag beschlossenen Haushaltes.

The Saxon Music Council (SMR, in German) has provided Maak & Albertz with an outstanding Yamaha Concert Grand Piano on permanent loan.
"We are grateful and very honoured. Receiving this surprising news was a highlight. At this point we are especially inspired and motivated. And this will certainly be reflected in our many areas of activity as musical mediators in a multi-faceted way!" said Maak & Albertz. 

The purchase of the instrument was made possible by tax funds based on the budget passed by the Saxon state parliament.

El Consejo de Música de Sajonia (SMR, en alemán) ha puesto a permanente disposición de Maak & Albertz un extraordinario piano de concierto Yamaha.
"Estamos agradecidos y nos sentimos muy honrados. Recibir esta sorprendente noticia fue todo un acontecimiento. En este punto, estamos especialmente inspirados y motivados. Y ello, ciertamente, se verá reflejado de forma polifacética en nuestros amplio ámbito de actividad como mediadores musicales", han comentado Maak & Albertz.

La compra del instrumento fue posible gracias a los fondos fiscales basados en el presupuesto aprobado por el parlamento del estado de Sajonia.

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ALBUM REVIEW

The German online Magazine KulturAspekte reports about Maak & Albertz's new album In the Secret of the World, in which Anna-Maria Maak plays exclusively world premiere recordings of piano works by Sef Albertz & Krzysztof Penderecki:

"...a listening experience with musical demands but light-footed character. Peace and relaxation [...] but also joy and pleasure through the exciting arc of the music. For a longer musical enjoyment there is also a piece of almost fifteen minutes, 'Like Flames In A Shadow Riddle', which is both the opening and the highlight of the album.

Another recommended track is 'Ludovicus and the Allegories of the Sea - Part III', which experiments with dissonances and alternates them with harmonies in just under two minutes to make the rough, surging sea sonically perceptible. Anna-Maria Maak demonstrates her abilities with the demanding composition by Albertz, which challenges the pianist with a wide variety of playing techniques and tempi".

ALBUM REVIEW

Extract from a great review of Maak & Albertz's newest album In the Secret of the World on German Podcast Feuilletöne.


Some extracts in English:

"Such a super exciting recording. So much sounded so familiar. A beautiful mixture of different influences. In a way, a very modern but still very familiar sounding album full of musical discoveries, one must say.

And the music of Sef Albertz, it has something light, lively, so I liked it very much. And if rhythmic, then Sef Albertz is always very light and never heavy. Always swinging. This is your album, listen to it! It's really embracing, it's good to you.

Let yourself be impressed by Anna-Maria Maak, let yourself be impressed by a pianist who doesn't play herself into the centre, but who puts the music into the centre. That's already a lot of fun. She does that in a really great way. She is a fantastic pianist, a pianist who puts her playing at the service of the compositions.
That's just fantastic, that's really great".

Full Audio HERE
(only German)

CONCERT REVIEW

Sonorous inauguration of the concert hall

MaakAlbertz full house release concert in Meiningen (Oct. 15) presenting their brand new album In the Secret of the World.

"The piano recital inaugurated the recently finished venue [...] With her fascinating programme, Anna-Maria Maak ensured that it would also be a very special musical experience".

"The concert hall stopped breathing [...] The audience was very touched and enthusiastic".

"A wide range of playful skills and compositional diversity [...] A first-class artist and a moving programme".

Full text HERE (only for newspaper subscribers)

CONCERT REVIEW

"What the artist lets us hear is overwhelming [...] A moving concert, [...] and special because, thanks to Anna-Maria Maak's brilliant interpretation and Sef Albertz's creative compositions, it stimulates and transports feelings. And because it rightly provokes abundant applause".

An extract from another great review (Südthüringer Zeitung) on Maak & Albertz's release concert in Thuringia (Suhl, Oct. 1st) presenting their new album In the Secret of the World, in which Anna-Maria Maak plays exclusively world premiere recordings of piano works by Sef Albertz & Krzysztof Penderecki.

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INTERVIEW

on 'Meet the Artist' series
(London)

"Live in the beauty of the incredible reality that music represents"

Anna-Maria Maak talks about repertoire choices, challenges, successes and influences in her career. Also on her unique artistic collaboration with composer Sef Albertz and their brand new album In the Secret of the World.

The text is accompanied by extensive audio-visual material. Read the full interview HERE.

ARTICLE-INTERVIEW

The newspaper Südthüringer Zeitung reports about Maak & Albertz's upcoming release concerts in Thuringia and the new album In the Secret of the World, in which Anna-Maria Maak plays exclusively world premiere recordings of piano works by Sef Albertz & Krzysztof Penderecki.

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CONCERT REVIEW

of sold out concert in Leipzig

"Anna Maria Maak won everyone over with her sovereign, friendly and natural presence even before the first note.

The music then came upon us suddenly like a natural phenomenon.
[...] many facets of feeling from stirring, gentle, melancholic, dance-like to powerful. A reverent silence reigned in the hall; It gave the impression as if each one was absorbing the tones like long-desired water".

SOLD OUT CONCERT

The premiere concert on September 17 in Leipzig is SOLD OUT...!

This first event coincides exactly with the worldwide release (digital and physical) of the album In the Secret of the World, which includes all world premiere recordings of piano works by Sef Albertz and Krzysztof Penderecki. This production is now completing a large artistic concept started by Maak & Albertz with their 2018 successful first album Resplendences around Bach.

Both recordings are HERE available on label Florentyn Music

NEW MUSIC VIDEOS

from the album 'In the Secret of the World'.
Series curated by
Anna-Maria Maak & Sef Albertz

TEASERS

BUY Maak & Albertz's new Album 'In the Secret of the World'

IN THE SECRET
OF THE WORLD

CD & Streaming | Sept. 17, 2021
Pianist Anna-Maria Maak plays an All World Premiere Recording 
with music by Sef Albertz and Krzysztof Penderecki


With In the Secret of the World the artist couple Maak & Albertz spans a dramaturgical arc and completes a large artistic concept that started with the previous 2018 production Resplendences around Bach:
...a recording that comes up with interesting as well as innovative ideas
(PIANONews, June 2019).

The concept album features exclusively world premiere recordings of the intercultural music of German-Venezuelan composer Sef Albertz and Krzysztof Penderecki's first solo piano music - the result of a collaboration between the late Polish composer and Maak & Albertz.

The whole release brings together a musical kaleidoscope of multi-faceted and moving piano works: A creative approach to the exploration of identity and the truthful perception of the artistic phenomenon.
Along with the influences of Bach, Beethoven and other music creators, Ibero-American culture, pop and electronic music also find their place in this album. Thus, the artistic-creative discourse transforms into a cosmopolitan vision.

With our music we move in the secret of the world without the urge to unveil a secret, but in the perception of these inexplicable, deep sensations that enrich the experience of life and human connections”, comment Maak & Albertz.

LIVE STREAMING CONCERT

On July 22, as part of the Series 'Music from Saxony', Anna-Maria Maak will be playing a live streaming concert
with music by Sef Albertz, J.S. Bach, J. Brahms, R. Schumann & K. Penderecki
at the beautiful Albrechtsberg Castle in Dresden.

The project hat been developed by the New York Streaming Platform Dreamstage
with the support of the Saxon Ministry of Culture and Moritzburg Festival.

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RECENT AND FORTHCOMING EVENTS

PIANO WORKSHOP

October 16, 2021 | All day Event
Max Reger Konservatorium Meiningen

RELEASE CONCERT
Album 'In the Secret of the World'

October 15, 2021 | 7:00 p.m.
Struppsche Villa, Max Reger Konservatorium Meiningen
Music by Albertz, Bach, Brahms,
Schumann & Penderecki.

PIANO WORKSHOP

October 2, 2021 | All day Event
Music School 'Alfred Wagner', Suhl

RELEASE CONCERT
Album 'In the Secret of the World'

October 1, 2021 | 6:00 p.m.
Rathaus Suhl

Music by Albertz, Bach, Brahms,
Schumann & Penderecki.

RELEASE CONCERT
Album 'In the Secret of the World'

September 21, 2021 | 7 p.m.
Schwartzsche Villa (Berlin Steglitz)

Music by Albertz, Bach, Brahms,
Schumann & Penderecki.

RELEASE CONCERT
Album 'In the Secret of the World'

September 17, 2021 | 7 p.m.
Stadtbibliothek Leipzig (Leuschnerplatz)

Music by Albertz, Bach & Penderecki.

LIVE STREAMING CONCERT
'In the Secret of the World'

July 22, 2021 | 7:00 p.m.
As part of the Series 'Music from Saxony'.

Music by Albertz, Bach, Brahms,
Schumann & Penderecki.

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LECTURE CONCERT

July 30, 2021 |
art Kapella Schkeuditz

The Composer’s studio
Anna-Maria Maak plays and talks about works of
and with composer Sef Albertz.

LIVE VIDEO RECORDING

July 17, 2021 |
Schloss Albrechtsberg (Dresden)

LIVE Video Recording of the Piano Recital
'In the Secret of the World'.
With Music by Albertz, Bach, Brahms,
Schumann & Penderecki.
An initiative of the Moritzburg Festival

CONCERT

July 11, 2021 | 2:00 p.m.
Chapel of Parkfriedhof Plagwitz (Leipzig)

Piano Recital, Closing Event of the Art Symposium 'Gespiegelte Zeit' (Mirrored Time).
Music by Sef Albertz, Lily Boulanger, Mélanie Bonis
& Krzysztof Penderecki.

LECTURE CONCERT

July 09, 2021 | 3:00 & 5:00 p.m.
Chapel of Parkfriedhof Plagwitz (Leipzig)

The Composer’s studio
Anna-Maria Maak plays and talks about works of
and with composer Sef Albertz.

As part of the Art Symposium 'Gespiegelte Zeit'
(Mirrored Time) organized by GEDOK Leipzig.

WORKSHOP, LECTURE & CONCERT

Juni 22, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

art Kapella Schkeuditz

Workshop, Lecture & Recital 'Damals und Heute - Tonschöpfer in und um Leipzig' (Then and Now - Sound Creator in and around Leipzig).

Music by Albertz, Brahms, Janacek,
Schumann & Mendelssohn.

Project supported by the Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen (Cultural Heritage Foundation of the Free State of Saxony).

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NEW RECORDING

COMPLETED SUCCESSFULLY!

Anna-Maria Maak's new album 'In the Secret of the World' brings together a musical kaleidoscope of piano works, which reflect a multifaceted and moving expression of new classical music. The album is an all world premiere recordings of compositions by Sef Albertz and Krzysztof Penderecki, which have been inspired by Bach, Beethoven, Latin American, pop and electronic music.
The recordings were completed in January 2021 and the worldwide release (digital and physical) will be on September 17th, 2021 under the label Florentyn Music.

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JUROR AT THE NATIONAL COMPETITION

From May 20th to 27th (2021) the renowned national competition "Jugend musiziert" will take place in Bremen and Bremerhaven.
Anna-Maria Maak is member of the jury.

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JUROR AT THE STATE COMPETITION

The traditional Germany-wide competition takes place at regional and state level as an online competition due to the pandemic.
Anna-Maria Maak & Sef Albertz are members of the jury here from March 20 to 28.

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Selected by the Saxon State Chancellery

Sef's composition «In the Secret of the World», which gives the title to the new album by Maak & Albertz, was selected for a music video production, which will be presented by the Saxon State Chancellery (Sächsische Staatskanzlei) through the campaign «So geht sächsisch - Kultur digital» commissioned by the Saxon government!

The Staatskanzlei commented in this regard:

„We really like the project idea and your music [...] We are therefore happy to fully support the production of the music video «In the Secret of the World»“

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NEWSPAPER ARTICLE

New album: Leipzig duo explores the „Secret of the World“

Newspaper Leipziger Volkszeitung

„[...] sparkling piano music, which is to lead the audience to the edge of their own horizon and a little bit beyond [...]

RADIO PORTRAIT

MAAK & ALBERTZ

The musician couple at MDR Klassik Radio (audio in German)

NEW ALBUM IS COMING...!

In just under 3 weeks, more than 100 supporters
made possible the new production
through a successful crowdfunding campaign:

Keep your courage - despite uncertain times!
This is the message of the new piano album
« In the Secret of the World »
by Maak & Albertz,
it's an artistic response...!








CROWDFUNDING

für
Maak & Albertz
The New Piano Album

Den Mut behalten - trotz ungewisser Zeiten!
Diese Botschaft vermitteln wir mit dem neuen Klavieralbum « In the Secret of the World »,
es ist eine künstlerische Antwort.
Nun soll es den Weg in die Welt finden - gemeinsam mit Dir können wir es schaffen!

NEW VIRTUAL CONCERT SERIES

Supported by the Leipzig Department of Culture (Kulturamt Leipzig) and curated by Anna-Maria Maak, the German pianist presents virtual episodes with
LIVE performances of 'Resplendences around Bach'
- her celebrated concept album
with music by J.S. Bach & Sef Albertz.

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New World Premiere

Sef Albertz has composed a new work for solo piano (ca. 15 min.),
which Anna-Maria Maak will premiere and include
in her recitals during the 2020-21 Season.
The work habe been possible by a grant from the Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen (Cultural Heritage Foundation of the Free State of Saxony).

SUCCESSFUL WORLD PREMIERE
in completely sold-out concert 

Alongside a sublime performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto KV 466, Anna-Maria Maak played the solo part in the new orchestral composition by Sef Albertz
'The World through Emilia's Dreams
with the Kammerphilharmonie der Universität Stuttgart, which commisioned the work.
What an enthusiastic response from the Stuttgart audience!

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"GEMEINSAM GROßES SCHAFFEN" (Creating great things together)

2020 begins with a great four-page article in the prestigious magazine PIANONews about the artistic career of Anna-Maria Maak and
her creative collaboration with composer Sef Albertz.
In addition, Anna-Maria's upcoming projects with Sef's music and
the world premiere recording of Penderecki's first solo piano music.
The magazine is available in Germany, Austria,
Luxembourg & Switzerland.

Maak & Albertz

"A fantastic performer, a great composer
...a powerful work!"
(Kristjan Järvi, conductor)

© by M&A GbR

Anna-Maria Maak and Sef Albertz are an artist couple in an unusual combination in today's music scene. He is a composer and writes the music for her, the pianist, who considers her primary task to present his artistic work to a wide audience: An artistic symbiosis that, in a very particular way, continues the tradition of creative collaboration a la 'Clara and Robert Schumann' (“...a very appropriate comparison” - LVZ, May 18 2018).

A great composer...a fantastic performer...a powerful work!” is the opinion of the Estonian-American conductor Kristjan Järvi, with whom Maak & Albertz have already successfully worked together.

Maak & Albertz have consciously and consistently expanded their artistic ideas: from the conception and realization of multimedia projects, to the creation and implementation of the Ibero-American music festival “Con Guitarra” (“A fine festival...a jewel”, reported the Leipziger Volkszeitung), which has had the support of national and international institutions such as UNESCO, the University of Leipzig and the Cervantes Institute of Spain. All these projects have been based on unique concepts. The talents of the duo have become increasingly evident throughout this process, not only as musicians (interpreter and composer), but also in the area of video and sound design, photography, and the conception and dramaturgy of programs.

Interested in new challenges and collaborations, Maak & Albertz performed in late March 2019 the world premiere of ‘Aria, Ciaccona & Vivace’. the result of an exciting collaboration with composer Krzysztof Penderecki. This was the last premiere in the lifetime of the renowned composer, and a year after his passing, his first solo piano music appears on the musician couple's new release, giving it symbolic significance.

Like the Polish composer's world premiere recording, the concept album contains exclusively new creations of Albertz's interculturally influenced music. In the Secret of the World spans a wider dramaturgical arc and rounds off an overall concept that began with the previous 2018 production Resplendences around Bach: “...a recording that brings both interesting and innovative ideas” (PIANONews, June 2019). It is a creative approach to exploring identity and truthful perception of the artistic. The influences of Bach, Beethoven and other composers have a place, as well as Ibero-American culture, pop and electronic music. Thus, the artistic-creative discourse is transformed into a cosmopolitan vision.

With our music, we move in the secret of the world without the urge to unveil a secret, but in the perceptual realm of inexplicable, deep sensations that enrich the experience of life and interpersonal connections”, according to Maak & Albertz.

Anna-Maria Maak und Sef Albertz sind ein Künstlerpaar in einer seltenen Kombination in der aktuellen Musikszene. Er ist Komponist und schreibt die Musik für sie - die Pianistin, die es als ihr großes Anliegen betrachtet, sein künstlerisches Schaffen einer breiten Öffentlichkeit vorzustellen: Eine künstlerische Symbiose, welche die Tradition der kreativen Zusammenarbeit á la ‚Clara und Robert Schumann‘ auf eigene Weise fortsetzt („...ein treffender Vergleich“ - LVZ, 18.05.2018).

Ein großartiger Komponist...eine fantastische Interpretin...eine kraftvolle Arbeit!“ so die Meinung des estnisch-amerikanischen Dirigenten Kristjan Järvi, mit dem Maak & Albertz bereits sehr erfolgreich zusammengearbeitet hat.

Anna-Maria Maak & Sef Albertz haben ihre künstlerischen Ideen bewusst und konsequent ausgebaut: von der Konzeption und Realisation multimedialer Projekte bis hin zur Erschaffung und Durchführung des Iberoamerikanischen Musikfestivals ‚Con Guitarra‘ („Ein feines Festival ... ein Juwel“, LVZ 2011), welches von nationalen und internationalen Institutionen wie der UNESCO, der Universität Leipzig oder des spanischen Instituto Cervantes unterstützt wurde. All diese Projekte basierten auf Konzepten, die ihres Gleichen suchen. Dabei traten die Talente des Duos als Musiker, Komponist, Klang- und Videodesigner, Fotograph, Programmgestalter und geschickter Dramaturg zum Vorschein und entwickelten sich unausweichlich miteinander weiter.

Interessiert an neuen Herausforderungen und Kooperationen haben Maak & Albertz Ende März 2019 die fulminante Erstaufführung des Ergebnisses einer spannenden Zusammenarbeit mit dem Komponisten Krzysztof Penderecki verwirklicht: Aria, Ciaccona & Vivace. Dies war die letzte Uraufführung im Leben des namhaften Tonschöpfers und ein Jahr nach seinem Ableben erscheint seine erste Solo-Klaviermusik auf der neuen Veröffentlichung der Musikerehepaar und erhält dadurch eine symbolische Bedeutung.

Ebenso wie die Ersteinspielung des polnischen Komponisten beinhalt das Konzeptalbum ausschließlich neue Schöpfungen der interkulturell geprägten Musik von Albertz. Mit In the Secret of the World (Im Geheimnis der Welt) spannt sich ein weiter dramaturgischer Bogen und rundet ein Gesamtkonzept ab, welches mit der vorangegangenen 2018er Produktion Resplendences around Bach begann: „...eine Einspielung, die mit interessanten wie innovativen ldeen aufwartet“ (PIANONews, Juni 2019). Es ist ein kreativer Ansatz zur Auseinandersetzung mit Identität und wahrhaftiger Wahrnehmung des Künstlerischen. Einflüsse von Bach, Beethoven und anderen Komponisten finden ihren Platz ebenso wie die iberoamerikanische Kultur, Pop und elektronische Musik. So verwandelt sich der künstlerisch-kreative Diskurs in eine kosmopolitische Vision.

Mit unserer Musik bewegen wir uns im Geheimnis der Welt - In the Secret of the World - ohne den Drang, ein Geheimnis zu lüften, sondern im Wahrnehmungsbereich unerklärlicher, tiefer Empfindungen, die die Erfahrung des Lebens und die zwischenmenschlichen Verbindungen bereichern“, so Maak & Albertz.

Anna-Maria Maak y Sef Albertz son una pareja de artistas en una combinación poco habitual en el panorama musical actual. Él es compositor y escribe la música para ella, la pianista que considera primordial presentar su obra artística a un amplio público: Una simbiosis artística que, de manera muy particular, continúa la tradición de colaboración creativa a la 'Clara y Robert Schumann' (“...una comparación muy acertada” - LVZ, 18 de mayo 2018).

Un gran compositor... una fantástica intérprete... ¡una obra poderosa!” es la opinión del director de orquesta estonio-estadounidense Kristjan Järvi, con quien Maak & Albertz ya han colaborado con mucho éxito.

Maak & Albertz han ampliado sus ideas artísticas de forma consciente y consistente: desde la concepción y realización de proyectos multimedia hasta la creación y realización del festival Iberoamericano de música ‘Con Guitarra’ („Un fino festival...una joya”, LVZ 2011), que ha contado con el apoyo de instituciones nacionales e internacionales como UNESCO, la Universidad de Leipzig o el Instituto Cervantes de España. Todos estos proyectos se han basado en conceptos únicos. En este proceso, los talentos del dúo se han hecho, de manera inevitable, cada vez más evidentes, no solo en cuanto al aspecto musical (en la interpretación y composición), sino además desarrollándose entre sí con el diseño de espacios sonoros y video, fotografía, concepción y dramaturgia de programas.

Interesados en nuevos retos y colaboraciones, Maak & Albertz realizaron a finales de marzo de 2019 el brillante estreno del resultado de una emocionante colaboración con el compositor Krzysztof Penderecki: Aria, Ciaccona & Vivace. Este fue el último estreno mundial en vida del célebre compositor, y un año después de su fallecimiento, su primera música para piano solo aparece en el nuevo lanzamiento de la pareja de músicos, lo que le confiere un significado simbólico.

Al igual que la grabación mundial del compositor polaco, el álbum conceptual presenta exclusivamente nuevas creaciones de la música intercultural de Albertz. In the Secret of the World amplía el arco dramatúrgico y redondea un concepto global que comenzó con la anterior producción de 2018, Resplendences around Bach: “...una grabación que aporta ideas tanto interesantes como innovadoras” (PIANONews, junio de 2019). Se trata de un enfoque creativo para explorar la identidad y la percepción veraz de lo artístico. Las influencias de Bach, Beethoven y otros compositores tienen cabida, así como la cultura iberoamericana, el pop y la música electrónica. Así, el discurso artístico-creativo se transforma en una visión cosmopolita.

Con nuestra música nos movemos en el secreto del mundo sin el afán de develar un secreto, sino en el ámbito perceptivo de las sensaciones inexplicables y profundas que enriquecen la experiencia de la vida y las conexiones interpersonales”, declaran Maak & Albertz. 

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Maak & Albertz

have combined their extraordinary talents and artistic & pedagogical skills to create a variety of platforms that allow both artists realize their most cherished projects:
The Festival Con Guitarra!, diverse discographic productions, multimedia recitals & concerts but also the teaching and refinement in the performance of piano and guitar are some of the aspects implicit in the scope of action of those successful artistic platforms.

All the projects carried out over the years, are imbued with an artistic ideal, which is dedicated to beauty.
Thus a recording production becomes an artistic work of music, word and image...a festival transforms into a symphony in four movements...a concert is an experience for all senses!

BUY Maak & Albertz's new Album 'In the Secret of the World'

IN THE SECRET
OF THE WORLD

CD & Streaming | Sept. 17, 2021
Pianist Anna-Maria Maak plays an All World Premiere Recording 
with music by Sef Albertz and Krzysztof Penderecki


With In the Secret of the World the artist couple Maak & Albertz spans a dramaturgical arc and completes a large artistic concept that started with the previous 2018 production Resplendences around Bach:
...a recording that comes up with interesting as well as innovative ideas
(PIANONews, June 2019).

The concept album features exclusively world premiere recordings of the intercultural music of German-Venezuelan composer Sef Albertz and Krzysztof Penderecki's first solo piano music - the result of a collaboration between the late Polish composer and Maak & Albertz.

The whole release brings together a musical kaleidoscope of multi-faceted and moving piano works: A creative approach to the exploration of identity and the truthful perception of the artistic phenomenon.
Along with the influences of Bach, Beethoven and other music creators, Ibero-American culture, pop and electronic music also find their place in this album. Thus, the artistic-creative discourse transforms into a cosmopolitan vision.

With our music we move in the secret of the world without the urge to unveil a secret, but in the perception of these inexplicable, deep sensations that enrich the experience of life and human connections”, comment Maak & Albertz. 

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RESPLENDENCES AROUND BACH

CD, LP & Streaming | 2018 
Pianist Anna-Maria Maak plays world premiere recordings
of original & arranged music by Sef Albertz

"...a fruitful collaboration between
pianist Anna-Maria Maak and composer Sef Albertz
...entirely committed to modernity...
with impressive sovereignty...masterly virtuosity
and intimate empathy...as well as innovative ideas"

(Magazine PIANONews 3-2019)

"...an enrichment of contemporary piano music"
Prof. Volkmar Lehmann
(Dir. Em. Institute for Piano, University of Music Weimar)

„A dramaturgical [and] skillful connection to a fascinating musical world, an exquisite combination of progressive and traditional, jazz and funk, Mediterranean temperament and profundity“
(MDR Press)

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PLATERO UND ICH (2015)

'An Andalusian Elegie'

Anna-Maria Maak (Narration & Piano)
Sef Albertz (Guitar)
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Texts: Juan Ramón Jiménez
Music: M. Castelnuovo-Tedesco

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SEASONS (2015)

Sef Albertz & his guitar students
(Including world premiere recordings of works by Sef Albertz)
„a so interesting and professionally conceived CD recording...a valuable medium to share and to expand creativity with others”
(Torgauer Zeitung)

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HOMMAGE (2013)

Double Album including
world premiere recordings.
Music by J. S. Bach, Schumann, Mendelssohn & Sef Albertz. 

Anna-Maria Maak (Piano),
Sef Albertz (Guitar) & Strings from MDR Sinfonieorchester

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INFANCIA (2012)

Double Album of Anna-Maria Maak 
with world premiere recordings
of Piano works by Sef Albertz.
Also including Ibero-American
Piano Music by H. Villa-Lobos,
A. Estévez, F. Mompou, M. Moleiro,
X. Montsalvatge, F. Ruíz,
A. Roldán & Astor Piazzolla

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CON GUITARRA! (2011)

Duo Albertz plays world premiere recordings of new Ibero-American Music for Flute & Guitar.
All compositions written for and dedicated to Sef Albertz
by Leo Brouwer (Cuba), Carlos Cruz de Castro (Spain), Diego Feinstein (Argentina) & Marlos Nobre (Brazil)

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...DE NORTE A SUR!
(2005)

(SOLD-OUT)
Duo Albertz plays traditional and contemporary Ibero-American
Music for Flute & Guitar
including  lyrical & virtuoso
compositions from Cuba, Argentina, Brazil & Venezuela

Maak & Albertz
Academy


[ DE ]
Spezielle Methode für Anfänger
Notenkenntnisse keine Voraussetzung
Regelmäßiger Einzelunterricht ab 82 €/mtl.

Kontaktieren Sie uns für eine Probestunde und entdecken Sie die Freude, die es bereitet, selbst Musik zu machen. Unsere mehr als 70 Schüler könnten Ihnen diese Behauptung bestätigen!

Zurzeit gibt es 1 freie Plätze für Klavier und 2 freie Plätze für Gitarre.

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[ EN ]
Specials methodes for beginners
Read music is not required
Regular individual lessons from 82 € / month

Contact us for a trial lesson and discover the satisfaction of making music with your own hands. Our more than 70 enthusiastic learners corroborate this assertion.

Currently there are only 1 free places for Piano Lesson and 2 free places for Guitar Lessons.

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Address

Littstr. 9 HH
04103 Leipzig
Germany

Management

José Hernández
Email: info@maak-albertz.com
Phone: +49 (0) 341 9 27 78 00


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