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Festival O/Modernt


NATURE AND CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES

Sunday 12 June, 12:45-14:00

Skogsdopp

Följ med vår certifierade guide Ulrika Hjertstrand på en stilla promenad i parken där hon ger en introduktion till skogsbad – en japansk metod för att varva ner i naturen och låta kroppen och själen komma till ro med närvaro och tid till reflektion. Skogsbad (shinrin-yoku) har varit en del av det nationella hälsoprogrammet i Japan sedan 1982 och har en vetenskapligt bevisad positiv effekt på vår fysiska och mentala hälsa.

Passar vuxna.

På svenska.


Ta med vatten, kläder efter väder och gärna ett sittunderlag.
Samling utanför huvudentrén till Ulriksdals slottsteater Confidencen.


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CHILDLIKE WONDER & FAIRY-TALES
Part one

Sunday 12 June, 15:00
Ulriksdal Palace Theatre Confidencen

Artists

Christoffer Sundqvist clarinet
Bryony Gibson-Cornish viola
Irina Zahharenkova piano

Programme

Jörg Widmann Es war einmal …
Robert Schumann Märchenzählungen Op. 132
Claude Debussy Hommage à Haydn
Joseph Franz Haydn Piano Sonata in E-flat Major Hob XVI:52


Price 150 kr
Festival Pass 1600 kr

20% discount for Friends

This chamber concert for clarinet and piano is the first instalment in an O/Modernt day that is devoted to the unexpected and unsettling pleasures of the childlike imagination. Jörg Widmann’s Es war einmal … (‘Once upon a time …’), which takes inspiration from fairy tales, is no mere nostalgic escape into Never Never Land, but a consciously quixotic rebuttal of contemporary reality. Conversely, as Widmann remarks, despite its seemingly naivety, Schumann’s Märchenerzählungen evokes the complex disjointedness of the fairy tale genre. Finally, Haydn’s Sonata in E flat major – the last and greatest of his experiments in the form – confronts the willing listener with dynamic modulations that have been aptly described as Haydn’s musical purple patches.


Christoffer Sundqvist Clarinet
Christoffer Sundqvist
Christoffer Sundqvist
Clarinet

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.

Bryony Gibson-Cornish viola
Bryony Gibson-Cornish
Bryony Gibson-Cornish
viola

New Zealand-born violist Bryony Gibson-Cornish has established herself in London as a dynamic and committed chamber musician, orchestral musician and teacher. Various accolades include being awarded the Tagore Gold Medal upon graduating from the Royal College of Music, and studying at the Juilliard School as a Fulbright Scholar. She is a member of the Marmén Quartet, winners of the Banff and Bordeaux International String Quartet Competitions. Bryony also loves spending time with the London Mozart Players, where she is No. 2 Viola. As a teacher, she assists her former professor Andriy Viytovych at the Royal College of Music. Recent visits to New Zealand have included performing and teaching at the International Akaroa Music Festival and recording New Zealand composer Philip Norman’s When Gravity Fails with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Bryony plays a 1932 Vincenzo Sannino Viola, made in Rome, and is grateful to the Loan Fund for Musical Instruments for their assistance.

Irina Zahharenkova piano
Irina Zahharenkova
Irina Zahharenkova
piano

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.

CHILDLIKE WONDER & FAIRY-TALES
Part two

Sunday 12 June, 19:00
Ulriksdal Palace Theatre Confidencen

Artists

Oscar Malmqvist boy soprano
Janne Thomsen flute
Siobhan Parker oboe
Christoffer Sundqvist clarinet
Björn Olsson horn
Lisa Viguier Vallgårda harp
Hugo Ticciati violin
Julian Arp cello
Claude Frochaux cello
Kristjan Randalu piano
O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra

Programme

Claude Debussy /Arr. Paolo Fradiani Prélude à L’apres-midi d’un Faune
Franz Joseph Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major

Interval

Arvo Pärt Vater unser
Ülo Vinter/Kristjan Randalu Pippi Longstocking
Uno Naissoo/Kristjan Randalu Mouse-Hunt
Arvo Pärt Mozart-Adagio
Kustas Kikerpuu/Kristjan Randalu Dandelion
Arvo Pärt Wiegenlied
Swedish Trad. Visa från Utanmyra
Arvo Pärt Darf ich


Price 290 kr
Festival Pass 1600 kr

20% discount for Friends

Our evening excursion into the colourful realm of fantastical enchantments features three interpretations of some well-known fairy tales by star Estonian pianist Kristjan Randalu, who is famed for his spectacular cadenzas. Randalu’s classical and jazz fusions are interwoven with four bewitching invocations of transcendence by Arvo Pärt and a setting of a Swedish traditional folk song, Visa från Utanmyra. This storybook of musical tales is aptly prefaced by Debussy’s revolutionary Prélude à L’après-midi d’un faune (1894), with its improvisatory textures that both evoke and evade narrative structures. At the heart of the concert is the playful, childlike innocence of Haydn’s very first cello concerto (No. 1 in C major), composed around 1765, but only rediscovered in full in 1961.


Concert partners
Embassy of Estonia, Stockholm
Estonian Institute


Julian Arp cello
Julian Arp
Julian Arp
cello

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.

Hugo Ticciati violin
Hugo Ticciati
Hugo Ticciati
violin

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

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.

Festival 2022

Violins
CLARA BJERHAG
LUCA BOGNÁR
LAIA BRAUN
GABRIEL CORNET
XENIA GEUGELIN
JULIJA IVANOVAITÉ
ISKANDAR KOMILOV
SOFIA KORTELAINEN
MIRIAM LILJIFORS
LAURA LUNANSKY
JOHANNES MARMÉN
VICKY SAYLES
LIANA SVENSSON
HUGO TICCIATI
OSCAR TREITLER

Violas
JENNY AUGUSTINSSON
BRYONY GIBSON-CORNISH
FLORIAN HUBER
PRZEMYSŁAW PUJANEK
FRAUKE STEICHERT
HUGO SVENSSON

Cellos
JULIAN ARP
HEDVIG BENGSTON
REBECKA ERICSSON
CLAUDE FROCHAUX
EDWARD KING
SINÉAD O’HALLORAN

Double Basses
JORDI CARRASCO HJELM
JAKUB BECERRA PIETRYKA
BENJAMIN ZIAI

Oboe
HANNES HEINEMANN
INKEN MENCK
SIOBHAN PARKER

Bassoon
JONATHAN BAUER
ANDERS ENGSTRÖM

Horn
ANNA FERRIOL DE CIURANA
BJÖRN OLSSON
EELIS MALMIVIRTAV

Theorb
KARL NYHLIN


Christoffer Sundqvist Clarinet
Christoffer Sundqvist
Christoffer Sundqvist
Clarinet

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 Flute
Janne Thomsen
Janne Thomsen
Flute

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.

Björn Olsson French Horn
Björn Olsson
Björn Olsson
French Horn

Born in Trollhättan, Sweden, Björn Olsson is a member of the Royal Swedish Orchestra, resident at the Royal Opera in Stockholm. He studied with professor Frøydis Ree Wekre at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo. Björn has appeared as a guest with orchestras including the Oslo Philharmonic, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Norwegian and Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestras, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester. Björn teaches the horn at Lilla Akademien and at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.

Kristjan Randalu piano
Kristjan Randalu
Kristjan Randalu
piano

Kristjan Randalu is among the most sought-after piano players of his generation, carrying the torch in both the improvised world of jazz and the traditional realm of classical music. Herbie Hancock, the piano master himself, has called him a ‘dazzling piano player’. Between creating his own original blend of contemporary jazz as a leader, and collaborating with several generations of respected musicians, including fellow ECM recording artist Trygve Seim and saxophonist David Liebman, Randalu has brought his music to some of the world’s most renowned jazz festivals and concert halls. He is also viewed as an esteemed interpreter of a broad spectrum of contemporary and classical music, performing alongside internationally acclaimed ensembles of the stature of the London Symphony Orchestra and the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, under esteemed conductors like Kristjan Järvi and Dennis Russell Davies. His discography of more than forty albums has won him several awards, including Jazz Artist of the Year and Jazz Composer of the year in Estonia.

Lisa Viguier Vallgårda harp
Lisa Viguier Vallgårda
Lisa Viguier Vallgårda
harp

Lisa Viguier Vallgårda, who was born in Bordeaux, studied the harp with Pierre Jamet and at the Conservatory of Music in Paris. She has been a solo harpist with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra since 1993.

Siobhan Parker  oboe
Siobhan Parker 
Siobhan Parker 
oboe

Scottish Oboist Siobhan Parker holds a bachelor’s degree from the Royal Scottish Conservatoire and a master’s in Orchestral Performance from Gothenburg’s University. In 2016 she attended the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic’s Orchestra Academy. Siobhan enjoys a varied freelance career working with orchestras throughout the country. This has included contracts with Sweden’s Royal Opera Orchestra, Wermlands Opera and Gothenburg Wind Orchestra, whilst working regularly with orchestras such as Gävle Symphony Orchestra, Västerås Sinfonietta and Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. In 2020, Siobhan had the pleasure of performing Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde with Folkoperan and continued to work with them in 2021. Siobhan is a keen chamber musician and is currently part of Chamber Music Scotland’s Musician’s Recovery, Resilience and Growth Project. When not performing, Siobhan enjoys teaching the younger generations of oboists, both at Sollentuna’s Kulturskolan and Lilla Akademien.

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