Petra Stump-Linshalm – more…

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Duo Stump-Linshalm

In 2003, the composer Bernhard Gander set the cornerstone for the two musicians’ future collaboration as a duo with Mr. Vertigo for two basset horns and tape recorder. The combination of two instruments of the clarinet family, in particular two bass clarinets, has sparked the interest of other contemporary composers such as Pierluigi Billone, Beat Furrer, or Jorge Sánchez-Chiong and inspired them to collaborate with the Duo Stump-Linshalm.

In 2005, the Duo Stump-Linshalm released born to be off-road on ein_klang records. This double CD might be seen as a kind of interim stocktaking of their work with contemporary composers thus far and it was awarded the prestigious Pasticcio prize by Austria’s Radio Ö1. Petra Stump and Heinz-Peter Linshalm share an enthusiasm for music that is apparent in their classical and contemporary music programs for adults, but they also especially enjoy performing and working with children. One clear example of their dedication to contemporary clarinet literature is the CLARINET UPDATE, written and published by the duo in 2005 as a pedagogically designed collection of simple contemporary clarinet literature intended to acquaint future clarinetists with modern playing techniques and to open their ears to contemporary music. The two artists also facilitate access to contemporary music through their clarinet workshops.

In the fall of 2006, the duo caused a stir with a unique project: 1+1=1 for two bass clarinets, written and dedicated to the duo by the Italian composer Pierluigi Billone. They performed the world première of this more than 70-minute-long composition at the concert series of Jeunesse fast forward.20:21
& wien modern festival and also released a CD of the studio recording of the piece on the KAIROS label . The same year, Petra Stump and Heinz-Peter Linshalm were awarded a prize by the Mozartgemeinde Wien.

Most recently the Duo recorded their latest project ShortCuts – 34 pieces around 3 minutes by composers from all over the world.

Other live concerts given by the clarinet duo in the recent past include performances in the concert series generator at the Konzerthaus, Vienna; wien modern – festival of contemporary music; Vienna Festival (Wiener Festwochen); transart Bolzano; Nuovi Spazi Musicali Roma and the 8th totally huge new music festival in Perth, Australia.

Petra Stump und Heinz-Peter Linshalm play clarinets by Gerold, Buffet Crampon, Henry Selmer, Herbert Wurlitzer and use Wiseman Cases.