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NEWS     23.08.2017

Solo recital tour:

20. October 2017 (Vienna):   La canzon delli ucelli/Le Chant des oyseaux | Music of Janequin, Richafort, Arcadelt, de Sermisy, Garnier, Capirola, F da Milano, P. Borrono and M. Dall’Aquila (6-course lute)

21. October 2017 (Regensburg):   La canzon delli ucelli/Le Chant des oyseaux

22. October 2017 (Regensburg):   Zwischen Berg und tiefem Tal | All German lute music. Pieces by H. and M. Newsidler, A. Blindhamer, F. Hungersperger, S. Ochsenkun, M. Reymann, G. Krengel, S. Kargel, E. Mertel,  et al. (7-course lute)

NEWS     22.08.2017

Review of Paul Kieffer’s new solo disc in “Early Music Review” (UK).

NEWS     20.08.2017

Upcoming concert with Paul Kieffer and Marc Lewon at festival Basel Plucks this September. The festival line up includes the great plucked-string artists Paul Galbraith, Pablo Márquez, Arianna Savall, Fred Frith and many more.

NEWS     15.08.2017

Review of Sunday’s opening concert of the Bachwochen Thun with Arcangelo and Jonathan Cohen

NEWS     03.07.2017

Review of Paul Kieffer’s newest solo album in Scherzo magazine (Spain), click for details.

NEWS     22.06.2017

Review of Paul Kieffer’s newest solo album in the bulletin of the French Lute Society, click for details.NEWS     07.05.2017

Abendmusiken in der Predigerkirche
14. Mai 2017, 17h in der Basler Predigerkirche

JOHANN ROSENMÜLLER 
Soprano: Maria Cristina Kiehr
Alto: Margot Oitzinger
Tenore: Gerd Türk
Basso: Wolf Matthias Friedrich
Violino: Regula Keller, Johannes Frisch
Viola: Katharina Bopp
Viola da gamba: Brian Franklin
Violone: Tore Eketorp
Tiorba: Paul Kieffer
Organo: Jörg-Andreas Bötticher

NEWS     07.05.2017

Paul Kieffer, luthiste. Ce dimanche à midi

NEWS     13.04.2017

Scherzi Musicali, program of Cavalieri, Rosenmüller, Di Mezzo, Fiocco, Couperin et al.

NEWS     12.03.2017

New review from the Belgian lute society

NEWS     12.03.2017

CD-Rezension von Remy Franck

NEWS     09.03.2017

« Je te salue, ô luth harmonieux ! » 

Le luthiste Paul Kieffer joue Il Barbarino

NEWS 26.02.2017

Recording CD of Giovanni Felice Sances with Scherzi Musicali for the label Ricercar (Outhere Music)

NEWS     26.02.2017

Read review of Paul Kieffer’s 2nd solo lute CD

NEWS 26.02.2017

Scenes from the Bayerische Nationalmuseum in München.

NEWS     06.02.2017

“De luit en de 16de eeuw: Paul Kieffer kent zijn klassiekers”

NEWS     06.02.2017

Click here to listen and read (IT) about new lute CD

NEWS     19.01.2017

Fotos von Proben in der Basler Peterskirche 6.1.2017

NEWS     23.12.2016

Album trailer for new solo CD from Outhere Music France:

NEWS     17.11.2016

Review of « Jacques Le Polonois | Pièces de luth » in Early Music Review (UK)

NEWS     16.11.2016

We are pleased to announce that Paul Kieffer’s 2016 solo recording of the lute works of Jacob Polonois《Jacques Le Polonois》has been nominated by ICMA (International Classical Music Awards) for their 2017 awards in the category of “Early Music” along with very distinguished colleagues.

NEWS     20.10.2016

Samedi 29 octobre 2016 – Tréguier (France) Cathédrale Saint-Tugdual – 21h.  Vespro della Beata Vergine | Ensemble Le Fenice Ensemble La Fenice Direction artistique Jean Tubéry.

NEWS     20.10.2016

Review of benefit concert with Monika Mauch for refugees in southern Germany.

NEWS     10.09.2016

Abendmusiken in der Predigerkirche
11. September 2016, 17h in der Basler Predigerkirche
MATTHIAS WECKMANN
Soprano: Ulrike Hofbauer, Kristine Jaunalksne,
Mirjam Wernli-Berli
Alto: Kai Wessel, Francisca Naef
Tenore: Hans-Jörg Mammel, Sören Richter
Basso: René Perler, Jean-Christophe Groffe
Trombona: Catherine Motuz, Noëlle Quartiero, Nathaniel J. Wood
Violino: Leila Schayegh, Katharina Bopp
Viola da gamba: Brian Franklin, André Lislevand
Violone: Armin Bereuter
Tiorba: Paul Kieffer
Organo: Jörg-Andreas Bötticher

NEWS     28.08.2016

Concert tomorrow 29.08 with Alex Potter and Co. at the Utrecht Early Music Festival. G. Legrenzi, G. Rovetta, Solo Motets and Sonatas – Geertekerk, Utrecht (NL) 17h00

NEWS     28.08.2016

Review of concert in Vézelay

NEWS     04.08.2016

NEWS     05.07.2016

Review of « Jacques Le Polonois | Pièces de luth » published this week in French magazine «Le Babillard»

NEWS     21.06.2016

Review from Spain of « Jacques Le Polonois | Pièces de luth »

NEWS     16.05.2016

Performing solo recital in Treviso, Italy (photo: Elisa Marchesini)

NEWS     11.05.2016

Upcoming solo recital in Treviso (IT)

NEWS     10.05.2016

Spezialitäten aus einer ganz anderen Zeit – Review of Paul Kieffer and Marc Lewon’s concert in the Römervilla (ancient Roman ruins) in Grenzach-Wyhlen, Germany.

NEWS     26.04.2016

Rehearsing with Gabriel Jublin for our duo recording on CLAVES records. Concert coming on 30.04 in Saint-Raphaël, southern France.

NEWS     13.04.2016

New review of « Jacques Le Polonois | Pièces de luth » in Lute News (UK) published yesterday: “[…] The CD booklet opens with a quote from the Burwell lute tutor, which looked back to Reys as having ‘given us the first rudiments of the lute and cleared the first difficulties’ […]. The point of Burwell’s intriguing remark is perhaps, as Kieffer’s very erudite essay suggests, that Reys looks forward to the achievements of the 17th-century luthistes in his innovativeness as a dance composer […]. The seriousness and refinement of Reys’s music (not to mention its difficulty—Reys was not afraid of awkward positions and unfriendly keys) find a worthy advocate in the young Paul Kieffer, whose playing is excellent throughout, and a suitable vehicle in a fine 8-course lute by Grant Tomlinson. […] Lutenist and lute work together to make a sound which is suitably bright on the treble side and mellow in the bass, full-bodied and secure with faultless intonation and excellent balance across the range of the lute, which is just what is wanted in polyphonic writing. Chordal passages are beautifully controlled and ‘together’, and phrasing and rubato are always very musical. Apparently Kieffer played every piece from memory for this recording, an approach which I think bears fruit in the sense of his mastery and control. One should also mention that 18 of the pieces here have never been recorded before, so it is a good choice if you are building a library. […]” – Christopher Goodwin, The Lute Society (England)

NEWS     29.02.2016

Recording with Marc Lewon on Swiss radio and TV.

NEWS     28.02.2016

Fünf Sterne ★★★★★ in „Gitarre & Laute“ (Zeitschrift) für Paul Kieffer : « Jacques Le Polonois | Pièces de luth »

NEWS     26.02.2016

Review of Paul Kieffer’s solo CD in Pizzicato (Luxembourg)

NEWS     15.01.2016

Upcoming FAMB (Freunde Alte Musik Basel) Konzert, Stradella cantatas with Alessandro de Marchi.

NEWS     01.12.2015

Paul Kieffer’s solo CD « Jacques Le Polonois | Pièces de luth » is released!