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“The world premiere of the first three songs of his song cycle "Die Weisen einer Liebenden" ("The ways of a loving woman") based on his own poems for soprano and piano was an extraordinary success for the composer and an equally extraordinary enrichment for the opera studio of the house.
The composer's piano playing was extremely sensitive, right down to the softest pianissimo. It was as if he had an orchestra in his fingers. The carpet of sound that carried the singer through the pieces was also characterised by a rarely heard transparency.
One may be curious to know how and when the song cycle, which can be regarded as a small Gesamtkunstwerk that is definitely reminiscent of important, like-minded composers from the past, will be continued.
All in all, this premiere was a remarkable, musical treat that will remain in the audience's memory for a long time."

Online Merker (2022)

"An absolute highlight was the premiere of the evening: Andri Joël Harison composed a "Lullaby" {Schlaflied} after Paul Celan, elegiac and gently reminiscent of orchestral songs by Richard Strauss. Erich Polz on the conductor's stand conjured up great cinema with the eleven-member ensemble, and Lorin Wey's tenor moved the audience to audible expressions of enthusiasm."

Online Merker (2019)

"The radiant personality of the young musician furthermore enhanced this lucky feeling of the lightness of being. His own composition "Fledermaus-Fantasie" - highly virtuosic and brillantly written over the melodies of Johann Strauss' operetta - was a great treat for the attending guests."

Austrian-Japanese Society (2017)

"An impressive musical statement."

Wiener Bezirksblatt (2015)


8:00 pm


Weiße Rose
Udo Zimmermann


Mainz State Theatre, U17

Musical Function:
Pianist (Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Mainz

Further performances:

Fri   29 March 2024  8:30 pm
Sun 14 April 2024     8:30 pm

Tue  07 May 2024     8:30 pm

Permanent engagement at the
Mainz State Theatre

Since the beginning of the 2022/23 season, Andri Joël Harison has been a permanent member of the Staatstheater Mainz in the role of "Musical supervisor, Ensemble coach and répétiteur with conducting duties".

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