24th International Festival “The Days of Organ – Dies organorum”: DANIEL RICHTER and MARKO PANTELIĆ

07.07.2024., 20:00

The festival will be closed by German organist Daniel Richter and baritone Marko Pantelić, who has been building a successful career in Germany for several years. They will perform Mahler’s cycle Songs on the Death of Children. Also, Richter will present himself as a soloist, performing works by Durufle, Smetana and Reger.
Concert in Belgrade is supported by the Goethe-Institut in Belgrade.

Maurice Durufle (1902–1986)
Prelude and Fugue on the name A.L.A.I.N., Op. 7

Gustav Mahler (1860–1911)
Songs on the Death of Children, song cycle on poems by Friedrich Rückert (transcription for voice and organ: Hans-Peter Braun)*
Now the sun wants to rise as brightly
Now I see clearly
When your mama steps in through the door
I often think they have only gone out
In this weather

Bedrich Smetana (1824–1884)
Vlatava (transcription: D. Richter)

Max Reger (1873–1916)
Benedictus, op. 59/9

*The artists dedicate this performance to the memory of the victims of the last year’s tragedies in the Belgrade primary school “Vladislav Ribnikar”, Dubona and Malo Orašje.

Daniel Richter (*1993, Würzburg) gave his parents joy from an early age with his performances of cluster sounds on the piano. During a church tour in second grade, he discovered his lifelong dream of playing the church organ. Through regular instrumental lessons, he came to study church music at the Franz Liszt University of Music in Weimar in 2011. During a year spent in Paris with Christophe Mantoux, he got to know the French world of organ music, among other things. After completing his studies in Weimar, he studied sound engineering at the Berlin University of the Arts. As a minor subject with Rolf Zielke, he learned and refined how to play the jazz piano. There he also met his current wife, Maraike Richter, with whom he has shared a cantor position at the Protestant parish of Hilden since October 2022.

Il Conte di Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Dandini (La Cenerentola), Belcore (L’elisir d’amore), Ford (Falstaff), Marcello (La bohème), the title role in the opera Eugene Onegin, are the most significant of around 30 roles that baritone Marko Pantelić performed at the National Theatres in Belgrade and Sarajevo, the Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad, the Opera and Theatre Madlenianum in Belgrade, the State Theatre in Nuremberg, the Theatre in Regensburg, as well as at his home opera house, Theatre in Magdeburg, where he has been a soloist for five seasons. Haydn’s Requiem, Duruflé’s Requiem and Messe Cum Jubilo, Schumann’s Dichterliebe, Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Antonín Dvořák’s Biblické písně, are part of the concert repertoire he has performed with the Choir of the Radio Television of Serbia, the Belgrade Symphony Orchestra, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, the Musikkollegium Winterthur, the Magdeburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Academy for Early Music Berlin. Along with viola studies at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, he studied voice at the Music School Kosta Manojlović in Zemun in the studio of Nenad Nenić and then at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade in the studio of Nikola Mijailović. He has pursued further studies at the International and Canadian Vocal Arts Institutes in New York City and Montreal, the Opera Studio of the National Theatre in Belgrade, several master classes with Ruth Falcon, Mignon Dunn, Brigitte Fassbaender, Sherrill Milnes, David Bižić and Djordje Nesic. He has received numerous awards. The Richard Wagner Association in Magdeburg awarded him a scholarship for the Bayreuth Festival.