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Theremin and Piano

Carolina Eyck and Christopher Tarnow are one of the world's few chamber music ensembles for theremin and piano, performing together since 2013. They played at the "Festival Mitte Europa", the "Festival for Contemporary Music" of the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and at the Caramoor Festival in New York, among others. In 2014 they will release a CD with improvisations under the independent label Butterscotch Records, New York. One of their main concerns is the expansion of the classical repertoire for their instruments. Their first step was to compose and to perform the world's first sonata for theremin and piano (Christopher Tarnow - Sonata for Theremin and Piano, 2013), laying the foundation for their future endeavours.

Christopher Tarnow – pianist and composer

Christopher Tarnow (*1984 in Frankfurt, Germany). Tonmeister studies at Hochschule für Musik Detmold. Pianistic training with Matthias Petersen and Nerine Barrett. Since 2008 Tonmeister for the classical record label 'Genuin' in Leipzig. Productions, live recordings, and broadcasts for different record labels and radio stations in Germany and Europe (amongst others with Adrian Brendel, Kit Armstrong, Johannes Martin Kränzle and Staatskapelle Halle). Sound engineer for film and computer game productions, for instance for ZDF, RTL and Microsoft, amongst others with Weimarer Staatskapelle and Prag Filmharmonic. From 2010 to 2013 composition studies at Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig with Reinhard Pfundt. Nomination in the category "Producer of the Year" at the Icelandic Music Awards 2012 for a CD production of Schubert's Winterreise with Vikingur Olafsson and Kristinn Sigmundsson in Reykjavik.


Christopher Tarnow - Sonata for Theremin and Piano No. 1

Sergei Rachmaninoff - Vocalise

Christopher Tarnow: Sonata for Theremin and Piano no. 2, III. Fugato

Gabriel Fauré - Les Berceaux

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - The Flight of the Bumblebee

Program Proposal

Christopher Tarnow
Sonate für Theremin und Klavier Nr. 1 (2013)

Carolina Eyck
Sonina (2013)

Sergej Rachmaninoff
„Vokalise“ Op.34/14

– Interval –

Gabriel Fauré
„Après un rêve“
„Les Berceaux“ Op.23/1

Carolina Eyck & Christopher Tarnow

Christopher Tarnow
Sonate für Theremin und Klavier Nr. 2 (2014)

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
The Flight of the Bumblebee


Christopher Tarnow
Intermezzo (2014)
Konzertstück (2013)

Joseph Schillinger
"Melody" / "Mouvement électrique et pathétique" (1929)

Bohuslav Martinu
2nd movement from Cello Sonata no. 2, op. 286

Maurice Ravel
"Piece en forme de Habanera" and "Kaddish"

Lars-Erik Larsson
"Arioso: Lento" from "Concertino" op. 45, no. 11

Heitor Villa-Lobos
Bachianas Brasileiras No.5 "Aria"

Olivier Messiaen
„Vocalise Etude“

Heinrich Isaac, Arr. Bartholomäus Gesius (1605)
Nun Ruhen alle Wälder (1505)