Friday 10 June, 19:00
Ulriksdal Palace Theatre Confidencen
Janne Thomsen flute
Christoffer Sundqvist clarinet
Hugo Ticciati violin
Julian Arp cello
Claude Frochaux cello
Miklós Lukács cimbalom
Irina Zahharenkova piano
O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra
Franz Joseph Haydn Piano Trio No. 39 in G major (‘Gypsy’)
Franz Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 8 in F sharp minor S.244
Roma Trad. (Hungarian Gypsy Anthem) /Arr. Miklós Lukács Zöld az erdo (‘Green is the Forest’)
Franz Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 11 in A minor S.244
Béla Bartók /Arr. David Lundblad Romanian Folk Dances Sz. 56, BB 68
Béla Bartók 44 Duos for 2 Violins Sz. 98 (Selection)
Béla Bartók Divertimento BB 118, Allegro non troppo, Molto adagio, Allegro assai
Johannes Brahms /Arr. David Lundblad Clarinet Quintet in B minor Op. 115, Adagio
Johannes Brahms /Arr. David Lundblad Hungarian Dances No. 1
Roma Trad. / Arr. Miklós Lukács Hajnali dal (‘Dawn Song’)
Johannes Brahms /Arr. David Lundblad Hungarian Dance No. 4
Boris Pigovat Jewish Wedding
Johannes Brahms /Arr. David Lundblad Hungarian Dances No. 5
Vittorio Monti /Arr. David Lundblad Czardas
Price 350 kr
Festival Pass 1600 kr
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Wandering and dancing to the accompaniment of impassioned, exotic Hungarian rhythms and melodies are the threads that run through this concert, which takes inspiration from Haydn’s Piano Trio No. 39, the ‘Gypsy’. Written in London in 1795, and dedicated to Rebecca Schroeter – a woman Haydn said he would have married, had he been free – the work explodes dazzlingly with tunes that Haydn knew from the neighbourhood of Esterházy, the home of his long-term patrons. Thereafter, the performance presents an extravaganza of wanderlust in a variety of moods, featuring Liszt, Bartók, Brahms and the modern master of the cimbalom (the Hungarian dulcimer), Miklós Lukács.
Embassy of Hungary, Stockholm
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.
The Italian cellist Claude Frochaux began playing the cello at the Suzuki Talent Center before moving onto the Conservatory of Turin. Studies followed in Frankfurt, Essen and Madrid. As a sought-after and passionate chamber musician, he is a guest at festivals including Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Mozartfest Würzburg, Beethovenfest Bonn, Oxford, Enescu Bucharest and venues such as Wigmore Hall and Kings Place London, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Konzerthaus Berlin and Laeiszhalle Hamburg. He also broadcasts repeatedly on the radio, notably with BR, WDR, SWR, Deutschlandfunk and Radio Clasica. In 2008 he founded the Monte Piano Trio, which has won numerous international prizes (Maria Canals Barcelona, Brahms Austria, Schumann Frankfurt and Folkwang Prize) and regularly gives concerts. He collaborates with groups inlcuding Ensemble Midwest Denmark, Amici Ensemble Frankfurt and Ensemble Ruhr. Claude is founder and artistic director of Kammermusikfest Sylt, which takes place every year on the German island of Sylt, and the music-project MUSICA+ in Frankfurt.
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.
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 critically-acclaimed performances at the Wigmore Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin, Wiener Musikverein and Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam. Recent and upcoming highlights include concerts in Kölner Philharmonie, Elbphilharmonie, Berwaldhallen, Kings Place and Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall. The O/Modernt players enjoy a wide range of outreach and educational projects in Sweden, the UK and further afield in India.
JORDI CARRASCO HJELM
JAKUB BECERRA PIETRYKA
ANNA FERRIOL DE CIURANA
Christoffer Sundqvist, who was born in Stockholm, moved to Finland at the age of six and began his clarinet studies at the Jakobstad Conservatory with Bernhard Nylund. Alongside his outstanding performances of classical repertoire, he is an ambassador for contemporary Nordic music. Composers including Magnus Lindberg, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Aulis Sallinen and Sebastian Fagerlund have written more than twenty works for him. Christoffer has appeared as soloist with orchestras across Europe. A passionate chamber musician, he is co-founder of the brass quintet Arktinen Hysteria and a long-term member of the Plus Ensemble, based in Turku. Christoffer collaborates regularly with Pekka Kuusisto, Hugo Ticciati, Angela Hewitt, Oliver Triendl and Niek de Groot. Since 2013 he has been Artistic Director of the Jakobstad Sinfonietta and Rusk Chamber Music Festival in Jakobstad. His discography includes releases on BIS, Alba and Ondine Records, many of which have been awarded Emma prizes.
Janne Thomsen started playing the flute in Denmark at the age of six. Her professional career began when she won the Young Musician of the Year Award in Denmark, which was followed by competition wins in Paris, Prague, Bayreuth, Rome, Vienna and Boston. She studied at London’s Royal Academy of Music and at the Paris Conservatoire under William Bennett, Maurice Bourgue and the Amadeus Quartet. Janne has played as a soloist with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, the Danish Radio Symphony and Kremerata Baltica, and she performs worldwide as a chamber musician. Greatly interested in commissioning new and exciting music for her instrument, she taught at the Mozarteum Salzburg and Lucerne School of Music until 2010. Janne is artistic director of Klassiske Dage: Holstebro International Music Festival, Denmark, which she founded in 2005.
Irina Zahharenkova is one of the most outstanding keyboard performers of her generation to emerge from Estonia. She has won first prizes from major international piano competitions, notably the International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition (Leipzig, 2006), Alessandro Casagrande International Piano Competition (Terni, 2006), International Competition George Enescu (Bucharest, 2005) and Jaén International Piano Contest (Jaén, 2004). In 2008 she was a prize-winner in the Artur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in Tel Aviv. Irina has also been a laureate in the Prague Spring competition in Czech Republic (2005) – as a harpsichordist and as fortepianist in Festival van Vlaanderen competition in Bruges (2004). She was the winner of the 2007 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship Award.
Miklós Lukács is one of the world’s most active and versatile cimbalom players. Contemporary music, jazz and the folk music of different cultures create a perfect symbiosis in his artistry. Pieces composed for him include Da Capo by Péter Eötvös, and concertos by Máté Bella, Kornél Fekete-Kovács, Béla Szakcsi Lakatos, Kálmán Oláh, Kristóf Bacsó, György Vukán and Mihály Borbély. He has been the soloist with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, RAI National Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg and ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra among many others. He has played with jazz greats including Charles Lloyd, Archie Shepp, Steve Coleman, Bill Frisell, Chris Potter, Uri Caine and Frank London. Since 2001 he has taught at the Rajkó-Talentum Dance and Music Art School, and lectured at the Snétberger Music Talent Center. He has been awarded prizes by Hungarian Heritage and Hungarian Arts, and twice by Artisjus and Gramofon.