Edin Karamazov | Dorothee Oberlinger | Nuria Rial

Oberlinger & Karamazov: J.S. Bach a due

Suite d minor BWV 997 for recorder and b.c.

Suite for violoncello solo No. 1 BWV 1007 (arrangement for lute solo)

Sonata g minor (original: e minor)  BWV 1034 for recorder and b.c.

Sonata F major BWV 1035 for recorder and b.c.

"Solo pour la flute traversière" c minor BWV 1013

J.S. Bach/Alessandro Marcello: Oboe concerto d minor BWV 974



Nuria Rial & Edin Karamazov: "A Spanish journey"

Enrique Granados: Tonadillas en estilo Antiguo
Fernando Sor: Variations op. 9 (Guitar solo)
Lorenzo Palomo: Cinco Canciones Sefardies
Isaac Albeniz: Mallorca & Torre Bermeja (Guitar solo)
Manuel de Falla: Siete canciones populares Espanolas

Edin Karamazov guitar | lute

Edin Karamazov's thrilling virtuoso performances on the lute and guitar have garnered rave reviews and unprecedented critical acclaim in Europe and America. As a soloist he has performed and recorded with leading international early music ensembles and artists including the Hilliard Ensemble, Hesperion XX, Andreas Scholl as well as Sting.

A consummate interpreter and master technician on numerous early and contemporary stringed instruments and outstanding recital artist Edin Karamazov has appeared at Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Wigmore Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, Berlin Konzerthaus, Konzerthaus Vienna, Herkulessaal Munich as well as at festivals such as Schleswig-Holstein, Rheingau, Mosel, Lower Saxony, Istanbul Bach, Espinho, among others.

Edin Karamazov plays several plucked instruments of various cultures and epoches and remains committed to exploring the use of lutes in modern music and contemporary improvisational contexts. In addition to his solo career he enjoys collaborating with singers and instrumentalists as Andreas Scholl, Nuria Rial and Dorothee Oberlinger in different styles and backgrounds.

His discography includes the CDs Come heavy sleep with works by Britten and Bach (alpha records), XXI (Contemporary Music for Solo Lute) (Lumaudis), The Lute is a Song (including arias with Andreas Scholl. Renée Fleming and Sting) (Decca), Songs From the Labyrinth with Sting (Deutsche Grammophon), Wayfaring Stranger – Folksongs as well as A Musical Banquet (Lutesongs) with Andreas Scholl (Decca), Reminiscences for guitar and string quartet, Mosaiques for guitar and violin with Stefan Milenkovich (Lumaudis) as well as Seance for guitar, lute and violoncello with Boris Andrianov (Lumaudis).

Coviello Classics has released the album Con guitara with the programme A Spanish journey together with Nuria Rial in 2020 and Sony Classical/deutsche harmonia mundi the album Dialoge featuring the programme Bach a due with Dorothee Oberlinger.

Protegé of Sergiu Celibidache, Edin Karamazov began his musical career with the classical guitar and was awarded First Prizes at four guitar competitions. He continued his studies of the Baroque Lute with Hopkinson Smith at the Scola Cantorum Basiliensis.

Season 2021/22

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Dorothee Oberlinger recorder

Dorothee Oberlinger is seen as one of the best recorder players worldwide. Born in Aachen in 1969, she studied recorder, school music and German in Cologne, Amsterdam and Milan. She made her international debut in 1997 as winner of the international competition SRP / Moeck U.K. at Wigmore Hall London.

Dorothee Oberlinger is a regular guest at major festivals and concert series around the world and performs as a soloist with renowned ensembles and orchestras, in particular with the "Ensemble 1700" which she founded in 2002. She collaborates with leading interpreters of early music such as Dmitry Sinkovsky, Andreas Scholl and Edin Karamazov, and also likes to experiment with new music and occasionally also contributes to pop music.

In 2020 Dorothee Oberlinger was awarded the Georg-Philipp-Telemann-Prize of the city of Magdeburg.

The international press has repeatedly rated Dorothee Oberlinger's versatility with the highest awards of her numerous recordings with deutsche harmonia mundi / Sony Classical, including the ECHO Klassik (2008, 2013, 2015) and the French music prize Diapason d'Or (2012) .2020 she was named Instrumentalist of the Year at Opus Klassik for her album Night Music.

Since 2019 Dorothee Oberlinger is Artistic Director of the Potsdam Music Festival and has been heading the Arolser Barockfestspiele since 2009.

In addition, Dorothee Oberlinger has been Professor at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg since 2004.

Season 2020/21

In collaboration with Toccata Music Management Hilversum for Netherlands



Nuria Rial soprano

Frequently praised for her vocal purity and luminosity, her natural and emotive singing and the elegance of her phrasing, Nuria Rial has, for the last years, been one of the most prized voices on the baroque and classical scene. 

She has appeared at major leading music festivals and opera houses in Europe and collaborates with such conductors as Giovanni Antonini, Laurence Cummings, Teodor Currentzis, Ivan Fischer,Paul Goodwin, Thomas Hengelbrock, René Jacobs, Marc Minkowski, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Paul Goodwin and Trevor Pinnock. Nuria Rial is frequently asked to perform with notable ensembles such as Concerto Köln, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, The English Concert, Kammerorchester Basel, Collegium 1704, Il Giardino Armonico, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Balthasar Neumann Ensemble, Elbipolis Barockorchester, Le Cetra Basel, L’Arpeggiata, Il Pomo d'Oro, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, orchester le phénix, Café Zimmermann, Festival Lucerne Strings and Budapest Festival Orchestra.

Nuria Rial´s wide artistic interests also include music from the 20th and 21st centuries, fusions of styles such as jazz or flamenco, Lied and opera, having worked with stage directors such as Peter Sellars in theatres as La Monnaie, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Teatro Carlo Felice de Genova and Teatro Real de Madrid, among others.  She has taken roles in operas as widely diverse as Eurydice in L´Orfeo by Monteverdi, Pamina in Mozart´s Magic Flute, and also the role of Nuria in Ainadamar by Osvaldo Golijov.

Her vast discography includes more than thirty albums with Sony Classical which were awarded many prizes such as Orphee d’Or, Echo Klassik Prize 2009 and 2012, and Edison Klassiek. Coviello Classics has released the album Luigi Boccherini Stabat Mater with orchester le phénix in 2018 and in 2020 Spanish songs with guitarist Edin Karamazov.

Nuria Rial studied voice and piano in her native Catalonia and was a member of Kurt Widmer’s class at the Basel Academy of Music.

In 2003, Nuria Rial was awarded the “Preis der Helvetia Patria Jeunesse Stiftung” by the Pro Europa – for her exceptional achievements as a singer.

Season 2020/21


Nuria Rial & Edin Karamazov: Album Con guitarra

Coviello Classics has released the first album by Nuria Rial and Edin Karamazov with works for soprano and guitar by Manuel de Falla, Enrique Granados and Lorenzo Palomo.

Edin Karamazov & Dorothee Oberlinger in Sevilla

Dorothee Oberlinger and Edin Karamazov will perform the programme Bach a due at Festival de Música Antigua de Sevilla on 26 March.

Dorothee Oberlinger & Edin Karamazov at Festival Alte Musik Knechtsteden

Dorothee Oberlinger & Edin Karamazov perform their celebrated programme Bach a due at Festival Alte Musik in Knechtsteden on 19 September.

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  • Album J.S. Bach: Dialoge with Dorothee Oberlinger & Edin Karamazov

    The way they exquisitely present the music of Johann Sebastian Bach leaves any reluctance or shyness behind. And the fact that the concerts, sonatas and suites in this line-up are not original works by Bach, but rather arrangements, opens their play to the free historical imagination […].The dreamlike interplay between Oberlinger and Karamazov inevitably stimulates hearing.

    Süddeutsche Zeitung, Wolfgang Schreiber, 02.08.2021

    Dorothee Oberlinger convinces again with a virtuosic and flowery sound, which combines wonderfully with all its sensuality with the rhythmically fine and dynamically nuanced playing of Edin Karamazov (Sony Classical|deutsche harmonia mundi).

    www.pizzicato.lu, 21.06.2021

    An album that shows how wonderful Bach's music sounds again and again even in non-original line-ups, when the arrangements are well done and when they are played as masterfully as by Oberlinger and Karamazov.

    Hr2, Meinolf Bunsmann, 21.06.2021



  • Dorothee Oberlinger & Edin Karamazov: An explosive Bach

    Dorothee Oberlinger and especially Edin Karamazov did not spare a single resource to add color and to get the listener to understand the meaning of every measure of this music [...] The duo filled every phrase and every gesture of the music with meaning, in a Bach-faithful interpretation.

    Diario de Sevilla, Juan Ramón Lara, 26.03.2021

  • A dream of Spanish folklore

    The usual line-up for Spanish music with voice and guitar can be seen on the album "Con Guitarra" with an extraordinary, captivating duo: Núria Rial and Edin Karamazov. Together, the Catalan soprano and her Bosnian accompanist emulate the Spanish and Sephardic folk songs that Manuel de Falla, Enrique Granados and Lorenzo Paloma have composed into their compositions. The celebrated singer Rial beguiles once more with her clear, luminous voice. Karamazov, who has made a name for himself with both historical and modern string instruments, impresses with his elaborate guitar playing.

    ORF, Marie-Theres Himmler, 12.01.2021


  • An intriguingly pictorial evening

    This interpretation of Bach offered something new. Dorothee Oberlinger and Edin Karamazov created small dramas in different tones and roles on the stage of the Margravial Opera House Bayreuth. […] The variety of sounds was enormous, and Bach's musical language was suddenly amazingly pictorial. One could have listened to the two artists for hours as they spread the sound spectrum and related it to each other. That was music-making at a very high level.

    Zeit für Kultur, Gordian Beck, 08.10.2020


Dialoge: J.S. Bach Dorothee Oberlinger (recorder)
Edin Karamazov (lute)
Sony Classical/deutsche harmonia mundi (2021)
Con guitarra Nuria Rial (soprano)
Edin Karamazov (guitar)
Works by de Falla, Granados and Palomo
Coviello Classics (2020)