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Festival O/Modernt

11 - 16 June 2021


Sunday 13 June 19:00 CEST
Ulriksdal Palace Theatre Confidencen

LUCIANA MANCINI mezzo-soprano
FILIP KOROŠEC percussion

Hildegard von Bingen (1098–1179) /arr. Johannes Marmén (b.1990) Vos flores rosarum

María Grever (1885–1951) Alma mia

Arturs Maskats (b.1957) Summer Dreams for violin, mezzo-soprano and string orchestra

Marcelo Nisinman (b.1970) Gaia’s Tango for violoncello, bandoneon and strings

Eladia Blázquez (1931–2005) /arr. Sverre Indris Joner Sin Piel


Dobrinka Tabakova (b.1980) /arr. O/Modernt Frozen River Flows

Astor Piazzolla (1921–1992) /arr. Leonid Desyatnikov (b.1955) Verano Porteño from ‘Estaciones Portenas’

Chabuca Granda (1920–1983) /arr. Sverre Indris Joner María Landó

Astor Piazzolla /arr. Leonid Desyatnikov Invierno Porteño from ‘Estaciones Portenas’

Anonymous Nani Nani (Sephardic Lullaby)

Astor Piazzolla /arr. Sverre Indris Joner ‘Yo soy Maria’ from Maria de Buenos Aires

*Commissioned by O/Modernt & Kremerata Baltica

A concert devoted to the musical identities of women from many times and places is sparked by the paradox that the first named composer in the history of western music was Hildegard von Bingen, whose Vos flores rosarum is transformed into a wordless piece for strings. Woven into a tapestry made from the often neglected voices of women from South America is Gaia Tango by Marcelo Nisinman: a new work commissioned by O/Modernt that goes in search of maternal roots. It is preceded by another O/Modernt commission: Summer Dreams by Arturs Maskats, which sets two verses by Emily Dickinson. Buenos Aires is a recurring leitmotif in this concert, notably in some ingenious arrangements of Astor Piazzolla’s ‘Four Seasons’, and a performance of the vocal centrepiece of his tango opera, María de Buenos Aires. Punctuating the emotional fireworks are the Judeo-Spanish tones of a Sephardic lullaby and the contemplative sinuosity of Dobrinka Tabakova’s Frozen River Flows.

All concerts will be live-streamed on takt1.com

Julian Arp cello
Julian Arp
Julian Arp

Julian Arp studied at the Academy of Music ‘Hanns Eisler’ in Berlin with Boris Pergamenschikow. He continued his studies with David Geringas and Eberhard Feltz. As a soloist and chamber musician Julian appears regularly at festivals, including the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Rheingau Music Festival, Beethovenfest Bonn, Beauvais, Montreux, SoNoRo Bucharest, Stellenbosch, Stift Festival, the Oxford Chamber Music Festival and IMS Prussia Cove. The Duo Arp/Frantz has released three CDs. In the words of Fono Forum: ‘They make music into pure celebration. It all sounds and sings.’ Contemporary composers, including Odeh-Tamimi, Koch, Nemtsov and Dinescu have written pieces for him. He is a co-founder of the festival Zeitkunst which has been a guest at the Centre Pompidou, Radialsystem Berlin, Israel, England and Rio de Janeiro. Julian regularly gives master classes in Germany and abroad, and teaches at the University for Arts in Graz, Austria.

Luciana Mancini mezzo-soprano
Luciana Mancini
Luciana Mancini

Mezzo-soprano Luciana Mancini received bachelor degrees in Classical Singing and Early Music Performance Practice at the Royal Conservatory of Den Haag in Holland. She joined the Opera Studio while working on her Master thesis around Italian monodies of the 1600´s, receiving her Masters degree from the Early Music Department in 2009. Her specialization led her to collaborate with some of the most committed and brilliant musicians, artists, stage directors and choreographers in wonderful venues and festivals around the world. Born in Sweden, but of Chilean descent, with both parents being musicians, her upbringing was embraced by classical music and folkmusic from around the world, which naturally led Luciana into exploring several colors of vocal expression from a very early age, having widened her artistical career to diverse genres, adapting to the different styles with great care and fascination.

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Hugo Ticciati violin
Hugo Ticciati
Hugo Ticciati

As violinist, leader and conductor, Hugo Ticciati imbibes all possible forms of creativity, whether it be performing world premieres in the most prestigious venues around the world, improvising with monks in India, or devising innovative programmes for O/Modernt Orchestra and Festival which he founded in 2011. Alongside his passion to discover and learn from the music of previous epochs and non-western traditions, Hugo embraces the world of contemporary music. To date, over forty works have been written for and dedicated to him by a host of eminent composers, including Erkki-Sven Tüür, Pēteris Vasks, Victoria Borisova-Ollas, Albert Schnelzer and Dobrinka Tabakova.

As the Artistic Director of his own O/Modernt Orchestra, and Artistic Partner with Manchester Camerata, Hugo collaborates regularly with Kremerata Baltica, Basel Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and Orchestra da Camera di Perugia. Most recently, he has been invited to work with Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra and Vienna Chamber Orchestra.

Gaining a growing reputation for his innovative and adventurous programming, Hugo is frequently asked to devise and present concerts and festivals with a unique twist. This has led to ongoing collaborations with Wigmore Hall and Kings Place in London. Pursuing his passion for chamber music, Hugo has developed special artistic partnerships with members of the O/Modernt Soloists as well as other internationally renowned artists, notably Evelyn Glennie, Anne Sofie von Otter, Nils Landgren, Steven Isserlis, Angela Hewitt and Olli Mustonen.

Hugo frequently gives master-classes and lectures on music-related subjects both at Scandinavia’s leading specialist music school Lilla Akademien, where he holds the post of Deputy Artistic Director, and other educational institutions around the world.

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O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra
O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra
O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra

Festival 2021

Clara Bjerhag
Tim Brackman
Siljamari Heikinheimo
Johannes Marmén
Liana Svensson
Hugo Ticciati
Édua Zádory

Jenny Augustinsson
Bryony Gibson-Cornish
Francis Kefford

Julian Arp
Claude Frochaux
Edward King

Double bass
Jordi Carrasco-Hjelm

Directed by violinist Hugo Ticciati, the O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra is an integral part of O/Modernt. Comprised of top players from all over Europe, the orchestra performs eclectic and adventurous programmes, with anything from arrangements of medieval motets to Bach, Webern and Metallica. The orchestra regularly collaborates with world-renowned soloists such as Evelyn Glennie, Steven Isserlis, Anne Sofie von Otter and Nils Landgren, as well as jazz artists, rappers, choreographers, rock-balancers and more!

Over the last decade, the orchestra has gained an international reputation, with performances at the Wigmore Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin, Wiener Musikverein and Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam. The O/Modernt players enjoy a wide range of outreach and educational projects in Sweden, the UK and further afield in India.

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O/Modernt New Generation Artists
O/Modernt New Generation Artists
O/Modernt New Generation Artists

Festival 2021

JACK BANK violin

Always searching for new ways to encourage the next generation of young musicians, in 2017 O/Modernt launched its New Generation scheme as part of O/Modernt Academy – an educational platform that grounds musical tuition in a truly holistic approach that takes its inspiration from the academies of ancient Greece. The programme provides young, talented instrumentalists from Stockholm with a unique opportunity to learn from and perform in concert alongside members of the O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra as well as world-class soloists. It also includes a series of performance events, masterclasses, open rehearsals and study exchanges devised by O/Modernt. Participants in the New Generation Scheme regularly perform at the annual Festival O/Modernt in Stockholm and often complement the O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra when it is on tour. In 2021, New Generation students will be performing with the orchestra at the Konzerthaus in Berlin and the Kölner Philharmonie.

Leandro Mancini-Olivos drums & percussion
Leandro Mancini-Olivos
Leandro Mancini-Olivos
drums & percussion

Leandro Mancini-Olivos is a Swedish-Chilean drummer and percussionist, based in London. Growing up in a family of popular and classical musicians, Leandro was exposed to diverse music from all corners of the world and has developed a wide spectrum of musical genres. In 2004 Leandro began his freelance career in Santiago as a sideman for local and international artists such as Miguel Botafogo aka Don Vilanova. In 2009 he moved to the UK, where he studied Music Performance in Drums at the London Centre of Contemporary Music with Pete Zeldman, Richard Brook and Graham Fox, among others. Since 2010 he has performed, recorded and toured the UK extensively with several established artists and groups, mainly from the London scene. Most recently Leandro was invited to collaborate with Owen Shiers (Cynefin) and Cherise Adams-Burnett. Performing and recording on sessions that span from modern jazz to baroque and from welsh folk to west african rhythms, Leandro has been invited to appear at some of Europe’s most prestigious venues and festivals.

Marcelo Nisinman composer & bandoneon
Marcelo Nisinman
Marcelo Nisinman
composer & bandoneon

Born in Buenos Aires, Nisinman is an international composer and master performer of bandoneon. He currently resides in Basel, Switzerland. He studied bandoneon with Julio Pane, and composition with Guillermo Graetzer in Buenos Aires, and Detlev Müller-Siemens in the Basel Musik Akademie. Renowned as a bandoneon soloist, he has performed with Martha Argerich, Gidon Kremer, Gary Burton, Fernando Suarez Paz, Assad Brothers, the WDR Big Band, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Belgrad, the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Charles Dutoit and the Luzerner Simfoniorchester. He has also composed a number of orchestral works that include the bandoneon, notably ‘Dark Blue Tango’ (Ricordi Editions), conducted and premiered by Facundo Agudin. He collaborates constantly both as composer and performer in numerous musical projects and recordings with Daniel Rowland, Diana Ketler, Alberto Mesirca, Julia Schroeder, Anna Fedorova, Natacha Kudritskaya, Chen Halevi, Maja Bogdanovic, Gareth Lubbe, Philippe Graffin, Helena Winkelman, Zoran Markovic, Alfredo Perl and the Baltic Neopolis Orchestra.

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Filip Korošec percussion
Filip Korošec
Filip Korošec

Filip Korošec is one of the most exciting up-and-coming percussionists in Sweden. He has performed all over Europe as a soloist and a member of chamber groups. He is the first recipient of the prestigious Marimba One Excellency Award, which was awarded for his performances in IPCL competition in Luxembourg and second recipient of Blåsmusikpriset. Currently he is studying for his master's degree at Kungliga Musikhögskolan in Stockholm with Joakim Anterot, Daniel Berg and Mikael Nilsson. He has previously worked and performed with Anders Åstrand, Leif Karlsson, Anders Holdar, Katarzyna Mycka, Simon Klavžar and others. With his main focus on contemporary percussion repertoire, Filip plays lots of new works for percussion and electronics, but his repertoire also ranges from jazz to baroque and anything in between, and he brings a fresh perspective to what classical percussion can be.

All concerts will be live-streamed on takt1.com