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Thursday, 20 March 2014 11:25

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Born in 1978, the Austrian tenor is one of the most sought-after Evangelists and Bach interpreters of his generation. After completing his training as a church musician, he studied voice with Margit Klaushofer and Robert Holl in Vienna. He participated in master classes with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Nicolai Gedda and Christa Ludwig and was a prizewinner at the Bach, Schumann, Mozart, Hilde Zadek and Wigmore Hall Competitions.

Since his debut in 1998, appearances as a concert, lieder and opera singer have taken him to the major musical centres of Europe, North America, Japan and the Middle East, where he sings works from every period. In addition to regular concerts at the Vienna Musikverein and Konzerthaus, he appears at leading festivals (Styriarte Festival in Graz, Salzburg Festival, Carinthian Summer, Israel Festival, La Folle Journée, International Herrenchiemsee Festival, several international Bach festivals). He performs under such distinguished conductors as Sir Neville Marriner, Bertrand de Billy, Jordi Savall and Enoch zu Guttenberg with various ensembles, including Le Concert des Nations, the Vienna Philharmonic and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Daniel Johannsen is also involved in several large-scale Bach cantata projects.

The lyric tenor is engaged by such theatres as the Munich State Theater on Gärtnerplatz, the Leipzig Opera, the Vienna Volksoper, the Lucerne Theater, the Bonn Opera and the Ludwigsburg Castle Festival, where he is heard in Mozart roles, Baroque, 20th-century and contemporary works as well as several operetta roles.

Song recitals featuring the entire range of German repertoire, in addition to English and French compositions, are a central focus in the work of the singer, who collaborates with such pianists as Simon Bucher, David Lutz, Gerold Huber and Helmut Deutsch. Daniel Johannsen’s recording of the Dichterliebe was released in spring of 2010, following his first solo CD, Tenore & Traverso with arias by J. S. Bach, which received the ORFPasticcio Award. In addition, numerous other recordings, radio and television broadcasts document his creative output.

During the 2013/14 season Daniel Johannsen appears at the Leipzig Bach Festival under Trevor Pinnock. He will give lieder and chamber music recitals at the Carinthian Summer and the Hugo Wolf Academy in Stuttgart. He sings the title role in Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring at the Vienna Volksoper and appears in a contemporary adaptation of Henry Purcell’s King Arthur at the Theater an der Wien. In the 2014/15 season he makes his debut singing the role of Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail under Michael Hofstetter at the season premiere of the Giessen Theater. Concerts will take him to the Munich Philharmonie, Brucknerhaus in Linz and the Leipzig Gewandhaus.

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Sunday, 16 March 2014 16:27

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The South African conductor Conrad van Alphen has delighted audiences and musicians alike in his performances of the orchestral repertoire. A well-established conductor, he has gained tremendous popularity with orchestras for the manner in which he rehearses and performs, and is continually re-invited by the orchestras he conducts.

As artistic director and chief conductor of Sinfonia Rotterdam he has moulded this orchestra to one of the foremost orchestras in The Netherlands who host their own concert series in the “Wereldmuseum” in Rotterdam and in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Furthermore Sinfonia Rotterdam is one of the house ensembles of Rotterdam’s grand concert hall De Doelen. Conrad regularly takes the orchestra on tours throughout The Netherlands and Europe. Intercontinental tours include countries like Brazil, Russia, Mexico and Colombia.

From 2005 to 2009 Conrad van Alphen held the position of chief conductor of the State Philharmonic Orchestra Kislovodsk in Russia, where he received an award for his contribution to the Arts in South Russia by the Ministry of Culture.

Conrad has received excellent reviews internationally for his many recordings. To name a few labels: Telarc (works by Grieg, Dvorak and Elgar), Channel Classics (Rodrigo’s Concierto Madrigal for two guitars and orchestra - Editor’s choice in Gramophone Magazine), Raptus (reconstructions of recent Beethoven finds), Talent Records (Shostakovich Chamber Symphonies), Cybele (works by Karl Amadeus Hartmann) and Brilliant Classics (Bassoon concerto’s by Dupuy, Villa Lobos, Vivaldi and Othuis). Live recorded Cd's of Beethoven's 5th symphony at the Beethoven fest in Bonn and the Leningrad Symphony of Shostakovich in Russia have also appeared.
The latest Cd recorded with the WDR Rundfunkorchester Cologne with premiere recordings of the piano concertos of Herold has recently appeared.

Conrad van Alphen is a popular guest conductor of various orchestras nationally and internationally. He regularly conducts orchestras in The Netherlands, England, Germany, Denmark, Bulgaria, Russia, Poland, South Africa, China and Mexico. Last season included successful debuts with the Noord Nederlands Orkest, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra and the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra.

Countless soloists have enjoyed being accompanied by Conrad van Alphen. To mention just a few: Daniel Hope, Janine Jansen, Benjamin Schmid, Quirine Viersen, Boris Petruchansky, Ronald Brautigam, Simone Lamsma and Nikita Boriso Glebsky.The South African conductor Conrad van Alphen has delighted audiences and musicians alike in his performances of the orchestral repertoire. A well-established conductor, he has gained tremendous popularity with orchestras for the manner in which he rehearses and performs, and is continually re-invited by the orchestras he conducts.

As artistic director and chief conductor of Sinfonia Rotterdam he has moulded this orchestra to one of the foremost orchestras in The Netherlands who host their own concert series in the “Wereldmuseum” in Rotterdam and in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Furthermore Sinfonia Rotterdam is one of the house ensembles of Rotterdam’s grand concert hall De Doelen. Conrad regularly takes the orchestra on tours throughout The Netherlands and Europe. Intercontinental tours include countries like Brazil, Russia, Mexico and Colombia.

From 2005 to 2009 Conrad van Alphen held the position of chief conductor of the State Philharmonic Orchestra Kislovodsk in Russia, where he received an award for his contribution to the Arts in South Russia by the Ministry of Culture.

Conrad has received excellent reviews internationally for his many recordings. To name a few labels: Telarc (works by Grieg, Dvorak and Elgar), Channel Classics (Rodrigo’s Concierto Madrigal for two guitars and orchestra - Editor’s choice in Gramophone Magazine), Raptus (reconstructions of recent Beethoven finds), Talent Records (Shostakovich Chamber Symphonies), Cybele (works by Karl Amadeus Hartmann) and Brilliant Classics (Bassoon concerto’s by Dupuy, Villa Lobos, Vivaldi and Othuis). Live recorded Cd's of Beethoven's 5th symphony at the Beethoven fest in Bonn and the Leningrad Symphony of Shostakovich in Russia have also appeared.
The latest Cd recorded with the WDR Rundfunkorchester Cologne with premiere recordings of the piano concertos of Herold has recently appeared.

Conrad van Alphen is a popular guest conductor of various orchestras nationally and internationally. He regularly conducts orchestras in The Netherlands, England, Germany, Denmark, Bulgaria, Russia, Poland, South Africa, China and Mexico. Last season included successful debuts with the Noord Nederlands Orkest, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra and the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra.

Countless soloists have enjoyed being accompanied by Conrad van Alphen. To mention just a few: Daniel Hope, Janine Jansen, Benjamin Schmid, Quirine Viersen, Boris Petruchansky, Ronald Brautigam, Simone Lamsma and Nikita Boriso Glebsky.

Conrad van Alphen was born in 1963 in Pretoria. After his music studies at the age of 26, he moved to The Netherlands and held permanent positions as a Double Bass player in the Radio Symphony Orchestra (Hilversum) and Beethoven Academie (Antwerp), whilst continuing his conducting studies under Eri Klas and Roberto Benzi.

Conrad van Alphen was born in 1963 in Pretoria. After his music studies at the age of 26, he moved to The Netherlands and held permanent positions as a Double Bass player in the Radio Symphony Orchestra (Hilversum) and Beethoven Academie (Antwerp), whilst continuing his conducting studies under Eri Klas and Roberto Benzi.

Thursday, 27 June 2013 06:52

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Friday, 08 February 2013 08:13

Nader Abbassi

 
Nader ABBASSI  CONDUCTOR
 
 
In his conducting career Nader Abbassi benefits from his exceptionally wide professional experience as a singer, bassoonist and composer.
In July 2011 Nader Abbassi was appointed Artistic and Musical Director of KATARA Culture Foundation, Doha - Qatar.
 
From 2009 to 2011 he was the first Musical Director & Principal Conductor for the newly formed “Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra” (QPO), which consists of one hundred and one professional musicians from around the world. He will continue his regular collaboration with the QPO in the future.
 
Since 2002 he holds the position of Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Cairo Opera Orchestra. The same year Nader Abbassi made his acclaimed debut in the mega production of Aida at the pyramids in Giza. The Cairo Opera Orchestra under his baton was invited to various festivals, opera productions and concerts as (Thessaloniki, Greece, Mexico, Germany, Beijing, China, Oman).
 
Nader Abbassi is also the artistic director of the “Orchestre pour la Paix” in Paris. This orchestra, founded by the Argentinian pianist Miguel Estrella, unites young professional musicians from all over the world for the promotion of a peaceful dialogue between different cultures and religions.
 
Nader is a permanent member of the Jury of the “International Stenhammar Singing Competition” at Norköping, hosted by the King of Sweden.
 
In 2006 Nader Abbassi conducted Menotti’s forgotten opera Maria Golovine in the presence of the composer at the Marseille Opera House.
 
Since then he is regularly invited to conduct concerts and operas, including HamletUn Ballo in MascheraLa Belle HélèneAida andCarmen (2012).
 
Nader Abbassi conducted various international orchestras, such as Sinfonieorchester Basel, Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Philharmonisches Orchester Heidelberg, Orchester des Richard Strauss Konservatoriums München (Germany), Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille, Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (Switzerland), Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, Chaliapin and Nuriev Festival with the Bashkir Opera Orchestra (Russia), Orquesta Sinfonica de Guanajuato (Mexico), Norköpping Philharmonic Orchestra (Sweden), Euro Orchestra da camera di Bari (Italy), Lisbon Philharmonic Orchestra (Portugal).
 
He gave his US debut conducting the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra in spring 2008 and returned in 2010 and debut at Glimmerglass festival Aida's production in 2012.
 
Nader Abbassi was awarded the Citation of Excellence and Outstanding Music Award in 1980 and 1982 (USA). He won several 1st prizes from the Egyptian Ministry of Culture for bassoon and composition in 1986, 1995 and 1996. Winner of the Mozart Chamber Music Competition in Geneva, 1992.
 
Among others, the Geneva Ballet Company, Geneva Chamber Orchestra, Swiss Romande Orchestra, Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra and the Swiss Clarinet Players commissioned him new compositions.
 
His last  projects included: Concerts in Korea, Mexico, Sweden, France… Aida at Glimmerglass Festival USA, Dialogues des Carmélitesat the Bordeaux Opera, Carmen at the Marseille Opera.
 
January 2013
 
Tuesday, 05 February 2013 16:46

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Tuesday, 16 October 2012 08:41

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Tuesday, 07 August 2012 16:01

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Born and native of Israel, Mrs. Zamir graduated at the Royal Music Academy in The Hague Holland and holds a Bachelor of Music.

Her main operatic repertoire includes:

Santuzza (Cavalleria Rusticana,  December 2011, Israeli opera), Sieglinde (Walküre) in Shanghai and Guangzhou, China 2013,Gioachino Rossini's Petite messe solennelle 2014,   and Ariadne (Ariadne auf Naxos 2009 Israeli opera), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus), Tosca , Die Marschallin (Rosenkavalier), Giorgetta (Il Tabarro), Suor Angelica (title role ,2005 Holland).

Edit Zamir is also active as concert and Oratorio singer with  repertoire including: Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen, Rückert Lieder, Des Knaben Wundernhorn (Mahler), Frauenliebe und leben (Schumann), Lieder of R. Strauss, Wesendonck Lieder (Wagner), Petite messe solennelle (Rossini), Magnificat (Bach, Chamber Orchestra, Israel), Deutsches Requiem (Brahms).

seasons 2012 – 2013 Beethoven Symphony 9 (Jerusalem symphony Orchestra, Israel), Britten Miss Jessel (The Turn of the Screw, February 2013, Israeli opera), Wagner Gala Sieglinde, Elsa, Isolde  April/May  2013, Maestro David stern,Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Guangzou Symphony Orchestra, & Lisa (Die Passagierin, Weinberg, May 2013).

Scholarships & Awards:

  • American- Israeli Cultural Foundation,
  • Silverman prize and International Vocal Arts Institute
Tuesday, 07 August 2012 15:20

Repertoire list

Opera/operette: Performed rolles  
Berg Wozzeck Marie (cover)
Bizet Carmen Carmen (concert)
Britten  Turn of the Screw  Miss Jessel 
Mascagni Cavalleria Rusticana Santuzza
Mozart Cosi fan tutte Fiordiliggi (concert)
Mussorgsky   Boris Godunov Marina Mnijeshek
Puccini    
  Tosca  Tosca
  Il Tabarro Giorgetta
  Suor Angelica  Suor Angelica
Strauss, J Die Fledermaus Rosalinde
Strauss, R Der Rosenkavalier Marschallin 
Verdi    
  Aida Aida (concert)
  La forza Del destino Leonora (concert)
  Un ballo in maschera Amelia (concert)
     
Puccini Turandot Turandot
Strauss, R Die Frau ohne Schatten The Dyer's wife
Wagner    
  Die Walküre  Sieglinde (concert)
  Lohengrin Elsa (concert)
  Tristan & Isolde Isolde (concert)
Weinberg Die Passagierin Lisa
Concerts/ Oratoria:    
Bach Magnificat  
Beethoven Symphony Nr. 9  
Berlioz Les Nuits d'Ete  
Brahms Deutsches Requiem  
Mahler Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen  
  Rückert lieder  
  Des Knaben Wundernho  
  Kindertotenlieder  
Schumann Frauenliebe und leben  
Strauss, R : Lieder     
  Cäcilie  
  Morgen  
  Wiegenlied  
Wagner

Wesendoncklieder

 
Rossini Petite messe solennelle  
Coming up performances:  
     
     
Monday, 30 July 2012 08:02

Video clips

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto Op 18 (from minute 07:00 till 45:00) 
Costa Rica 2013



 


 

Tuesday, 29 May 2012 13:35

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Bass-baritone Stefano de Peppo, was born in Italy and began his career as a boy soprano in the Children Chorus of La Scala in Milan.

After graduating at Civica Scuola di Musica in Milano he moved to London thanks to a scholarship, and studied at Royal College of Music and with private teachers.
He then moved to Mexico City and made his debut as a very young bass-baritone at Bellas Artes Opera House in 1990.

Leporello (don Giovanni), Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro), don Magnifico (La Cenerentola), Bartolo (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Publio (Mexican premier of Mozart’s “La Clemenza di Tito” with Ramon Vargas in  the title role) are some of the roles that made him very successful for and opened the doors for an international career. 
His vocal and acting skills, plus his crisp diction and musicality have made him a great and acclaimed specialist  in the comic Italian/French repertory of the 18th and 19th century.

He sang Mustafà (L’Italiana in Algeri), Dulcamara (L’Elisir d’amore), don Pasquale, Geronte (Manon Lescaut), Sulpice (La Fille du regiment), don Alfonso (Così fan tutte),  Sacristan (Tosca) at Minnesota Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Hamilton Opera in Canada, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Miami Lyric Opera, Sarasota Opera, Connecticut Grand Opera, New Jersey Opera, Houston Opera in the Heights, (USA), Teatro Villamarta, Teatro Cervantes, Gran Teatro de Cordoba, Gran Teatro de Zaragoza, Opera de Tenerife (SPAIN), Teatro Colon de Bogota (COLOMBIA), New Israeli Opera, Finnish National Opera.

In 2002 he sang Leporello in Rome with the famous baritone Renato Bruson as don Giovanni in a production televised by RAI and made into a commercial DVD.

After auditioning for Placido Domingo he was chosen to sing Betto (Gianni Schicchi) at Los Angeles Opera and at Washington Opera with Samuel Ramey as Schicchi in a new production by movie director William Friedkin. 

He has sang also Bartolo in Kansas with the delightful Rosina of worldwide acclaimed mezzo Joyce DiDonato.

He sang also a very successful Don Pasquale at Memphis Opera and at Opera in the Heights in Houston TX, the title   role of don Giovanni with Mozart Festival Opera, and the comic role of Barone Kelbar in the world premier of the revised edition of Verdi’s “Un giorno di regno” (A king for a day) with great acclaim at Sarasota Opera. 
Recent engagements include don Magnifico at Opera Monterrey (Mexico) and at Intermountain Opera, don Pasquale at Miami Lyric Opera. 
He also took part to Francesca Zambello’s megaproduction of La Boheme (as Schaunard) at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London.
He appeared in a televised concert at Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City with the worldwide famous Mexican tenor Javier Camarena. 

Also to be mentioned in the last 2 years his first successful take of the title role in Gianni Schicchi at Opera Santa Barbara, Sulpice at Arizona Opera, Dulcamara at Opera Costa Rica, don Alfonso at Sarasota Opera , don Magnifico at Lyric Opera of Chicago and at San Diego Opera and Sulpice at Austin Opera.

He will be soon again don Magnifico at Arizona Opera,  Leporello at Opera Monterrey, don Pasquale at Chautauqua Opera,  and the two Bartolos (Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro) in a tour of Spain and at Opera Tampa.

 

Updated: 2017-05-12