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Nikolaus Ringe at the fountain

Nikolaus Ringe  

Nikolaus Ringe studied in Lübeck (Germany)  and Basel (Switzerland). 

As a pupil of Ivan Monighetti he was influenced by the Moscow "Rostropovich-School".
His enthusiasm for the modern way of performing 18th and 19th century music began at that time.
Meeting conductors and soloists such as Günter Wand, Gidon Kremer and Anner Bylsma inspired him to develop new ideas of musical expression.
In 1998 he started to work with the Japanese pianist Emi Saito. Since then both musicians have been giving concerts in Germany, other European countries and Japan.
Influenced by the Asian way of thinking Nikolaus Ringe broadened his mind concerning  occidental art.
He has been the Solo Cellist at the Städtisches Orchester Pforzheim.
In the year 2006 the Duo made an extensive tour through Japan, in which also the culture project
Meet The Real - Classical Music At Schools
could find great approval.
In 2007 they founded
the Cello-Klavier-Atelier Ringe&Saito
in Heidelberg/Germany.
Performing for an international audience Nikolaus Ringe is always fascinated by the power of music.

  Emi Saito

 Emi Saito at the fountain

 

Emi Saito began to play the piano at the tender age of four in Japan.
In 1997 her studies led her to Europe.
One of her first experiences at the Musikhochschule Lübeck were masterclasses of the Schleswig-Holstein-Musik-Festival and the Russian pianists Lew Naumov, Lazar Berman and Vitaly Margulis.
With the support of the Schweizer Bundes-Stipendium Emi Saito was able to study in Zurich where she was pupil of 

Homero Francesch.
She prefers the music of the classical period and impressionists such as Ravel and Debussy as well as the chamber music with violoncello.
Since the beginning of the duo work with the German cellist Nikolaus Ringe the common ground of the two cultures is increasingly fascinating her.
In the year 2006 the Duo made an extensive tour through Japan, in which also the culture project
Meet The Real - Classical Music At Schools
could find great approval.
In 2007 they founded
the Cello-Klavier-Atelier Ringe&Saito
in Heidelberg/Germany.

Today she gives concerts in Europe and Japan

as a soloist and a chamber music partner.

   

 

 

 

 

With the project

Meet The Real - classical music at schools

which has been initialized by the Duo Ringe-Saito in 2004,

the musicians are strived to pass on their enthusiasm to the young generation.