Die Telemänner

Die Telemänner


Founded in 2008, the Youth Baroque Orchestra „Die Telemänner“ have acquired a name for themselves performing baroque music with a modern twist. Inspired by the music from the baroque era, the young musicians bring together original baroque music and modern music. The ensemble is keen to mix baroque music, modern music and fiddler tunes. The players have also developed modern percussion concepts and arrangements for original baroque works. During the last years, many modern compositions have been dedicated to and premiered by this ensemble as well. The ensemble was portrayed by the Deutschlandfunk (2008) as well as the Hungarian radio Station MR4 (2010) with its conductor Steffi Bade-Bräuning. The ensemble was invited many times to perform at the baroque/ rokkoko castles of Ludwigsburg, Solitude (Stuttgart) as well as Schwetzingen. Concert tours took the ensemble to Budapest and New York City. In 2014, Die Telemänner performed at the renowned Musiikkitalo Helsinki, in cooperation with the Finnish Baroque Orchestra (FiBo). In 2017, die Telemänner were invited to play at the opening ceremony of the world biggest education fair, the DIDACTA. The young musicians appeared in a production of the State Film Institute Baden-Württemberg in 2014 and 2015 (youtube “Geigenkrieg” and “Musikvideo-Fight”). Moreover, they won a second prize at the European Music Festival at Neerpelt/ Belgium in 2015 and 2017. At the State Orchestra competition of Baden-Württemberg, they were voted one of the best four ensembles of their category. To stay true to the traditional music they perform, Die Telemänner play with baroque bows as well as on a spinet, a copy of an instrument from the times of Elisabeth I.





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Steffi Bade-Bräuning


Steffi Bade-Bräuning is a sought after conductor and arranger. She finished her studies at Hochschule für Musik Köln in 1997 and continued her studies in Masterclasses with Joshard Daus, Helmuth Rilling and Salvador Mas Conde. She was Head of Music at the German School Singapore from 1999-2003 and artistic director of the National University of Singapore Society (2001-2003). The Singapore Lyric Opera hired her as choir conductor for its production of Bizet’s “Carmen” in 2002. As a jury member, she was invited to the national competition of school choirs in Singapore “Central Judging of Choirs” for three consecutive years. In 2005 and 2009 Steffi Bade-Bräuning conducted two CD-productions with the Franconian Children’s Choir in cooperation with the Bavarian Radio Station. The Youth Baroque Orchestra „Die Telemänner“ was founded by Steffi Bade-Bräuning. She is the artistic director of the University Orchestra Esslingen and has recorded Ney Rosauro’s Marimba concert among other works. She conducts the renowned Esslinger Liederkranz e.V. 1826, of which she is the first female conductor ever. Since 2013 her ensembles have been invited yearly to perform at the Palace of Solitude Stuttgart. Bade-Bräuning has conducted numerous international music projects in Italy, France, Hungary, Hong Kong, Singapore and the USA and was nominated for the Marion Doenhoff-Preis in 2003 for her achievements of international understanding through music.


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Competition Program


Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 - 1767),
arr. Steffi Bade-Bräuning
  Don Quichotte Ouverture – Galopp de Rosinante – Der Galopp des Esels Sancho Pansas
David Balakrishnan (*1954), arr. Steffi Bade-Bräuning   Skylife
Gustav Holst (1874 - 1934), arr. Steffi Bade-Bräuning   St. Paul’s Suite – Finale „The Dargason”
Villem Kapp (1913 - 1964)   Elegie für Streicher
Peter Warlock (1894 - 1930), arr. Steffi Bade-Bräuning   Capriol Suite – Finale „Mattachins“
Béla Bartók (1881-1945), arr. Steffi Bade-Bräuning   Rumänische Volkstänze Nr. V-VII Polka - Maruntel -, Maruntel



Additional Concerts Program


John Dowland (1562 - 1626)   Come Away, Come Sweet Love
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 - 1767)   Don Quichotte Ouverture – Galopp der Rosinante – Der Galopp des Esels Sancho Pansas
Arr: Steffi Bade-Bräuning   American Fiddler Tunes
David Balakrishnan (*1954)   Skylife
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)   Konzert a-Moll für Violine und Orchester
Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759)   Concerto grosso D-Dur
Gustav Holst (1874 - 1934)   St. Paul’s Suite – Finale „The Dargason”
Villem Kapp (1913 - 1964)   Elegie für Streicher
Peter Warlock (1894 - 1930)   Capriol Suite – Finale „Mattachins“
Béla Bartók (1881-1945)   Rumänische Volkstänze Nr. I, V-VII Polka - Maruntel -, Maruntel