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Festival O/Modernt

​An illustrated talk

Wednesday 15 June, 19:00
Ulriksdal Palace Theatre Confidencen


Hugo Ticciati speaker
Mark Tatlow conductor
O/Modernt New Generation Artists
Lilla Akademien Chamber Orchestra

Music to include works by Astor Piazzolla, Arvo Pärt, Johann Sebastian Bach

Price 100 kr
Festival Pass 1600 kr

20% discount for Friends

Refresh your musical being by joining O/Modernt Artistic Director, Hugo Ticciati, and a group of artists from O/Modernt’s New Generation scheme for an illustrated talk on this year’s festival theme: un/conditioned listening. The programme includes a selection of classical and modern pieces performed by emerging talents from O/Modernt’s New Generation educational platform, which fosters holistic approaches to the culture of music-making that hark back to the ideals of the academies of ancient Greece, where the musician was – from alpha to omega – a citizen of the world.

Concert partner
Lilla Akademien

Mark Tatlow fortepiano
Mark Tatlow
Mark Tatlow

Conductor, keyboardist and educator, Mark Tatlow is pursuing doctoral studies at the University of Gothenburg. His artistic research centres around developing a decolonising performance praxis for early vocal music. Mark was previously Artistic Director at Drottningholms Slottsteater (2007–13), Professor of Musical Studies at the University College of Opera, Stockholm (2002–12), and is a co-founder of Performing Premodernity, a research project based at Stockholm University. Since 2002 he has been Lilla Akademien’s Artistic Advisor, and acts as Executive Co-ordinator of the school’s on-going rebuilding work. Recent opera performances include compiling and conducting Georgiana, the new award-winning eighteenth-century opera pasticcio commissioned for the fortieth anniversary of the Buxton Festival (UK), conducting and staging Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas for the Stift Festival (Holland), conducting at the Trigonale Festival (Austria) and leading Performing Premodernity's Rousseau Double Bill (Pygmalion and Le Devin du Village) at Confidencen. Future work includes preparing Uttini’s Birger Jarl.

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

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.

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Lilla Akademien Chamber Orchestra
Lilla Akademien Chamber Orchestra
Lilla Akademien Chamber Orchestra

The Chamber Orchestra of Lilla Akademien in Stockholm was founded in 2002. Since its establishment, the orchestra has given numerous concerts in Sweden, Norway, Switzerland and Italy, consolidating a broad repertoire ranging from the baroque of Bach and Handel to the modern-day music of Arvo Pärt and John Adams. The orchestra is made up of young musicians between the ages of 14 and 19, students of Lilla Akademien. The academy’s curriculum offers young people the opportunity to receive excellent musical training integrated within a regular school curriculum. Each young musician is trained in both the orchestral and solo repertoire and regularly attends chamber music courses. The orchestra’s activities involve intensive rehearsal work in sections with the teachers and the coordination of the Academy’s music director, violinist Nina Balabina. The orchestra is conducted by Maestro Mark Tatlow.

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