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NEW GENERATION SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

A transformative journey in symphonic exploration

In collaboration with Young Euro Classic and Queen Silvia Concert Hall

Join the O/Modernt New Generation Symphony Experience!

O/Modernt is thrilled to announce the launch of the New Generation Symphony Orchestra. At the invitation of Young Euro Classic Festival and Berlin Konzerthaus we bring together talented instrumentalists to perform in Stockholm and Berlin.

Join a transformative journey where young musicians converge from across Northern Europe at the newly-opened Queen Silvia Concert Hall for a week of rehearsals, masterclasses and optional workshops in movement, dance, breath, meditation, and improvisation. The symphony orchestra’s first tour starts in Stockholm and is followed by a concert at the Young Euro Classic Festival in Berlin Konzerthaus. Guided by top European mentors and performing alongside seasoned virtuosos, embrace this opportunity to shape the future of classical music.


It has always been the task of the new generation to provoke changes — Ludwig von Mises
Everything is alive; everything is interconnected — Cicero
Emma Bonicci Singer
Emma Bonicci
Emma Bonicci
Singer

As an actor, singer and teacher, Emma Bonnici has worked with award-winning, internationally renowned performance and dance companies, as well as with acting schools, in both her native England and internationally. Key collaborations include Song of the Goat Theatre, Clod Ensemble, Fabien Prioville Dance Company, Two Women Machine Show, Mechanimal, Manchester Metropolitan University and Cabuia Teatro. Emma, who teaches performance, voice and movement, traces the origins of her work back to the Polish physical theatre inspired by Jerzy Grotowski, with particular emphases on performance integrity, polyphonic music and the immemorial narrative power of musical stories that are rooted in people, the landscape and ancient traditions.

Matthew Barley Cello
Matthew Barley
Matthew Barley
Cello

Matthew Barley's musical world has no geographical, social or stylistic boundaries. His activities in performance, improvisation, cross-disciplinary projects, composition, and pioneering community programmes have developed to form a uniquely eclectic international career. He has been described as 'the world's most adventurous cellist' and is as comfortable with core-classical repertoire and improvisation as he is in a night-club or the Amazon rainforest.

'Fortunate to be doing what I dreamed of doing as a child; I try to find a way to play whatever music I love - so I collaborate, improvise, juxtapose, arrange and rearrange.' Matthew's studies were at the Guildhall School in London, and the Moscow Conservatoire, and he is a passionate advocate of lifelong learning – constantly seeking to evolve and develop the art of life as a travelling musician living in a vibrant community of family and friends.
He has played in many of the world's great concert halls, given premieres by Pascal Dusapin, James MacMillan, Thomas Larcher, Dai Fujikura, Detlev Glanert and Nitin Sawhney; performed with Amjad Ali Khan, Matthias Goerne, the Labeque Sisters, Dima Slobodeniouk, Marin Alsop, Martin Frøst, Avi Avital, Jon Lord (Deep Purple), and the Nederlands Dans Theatre, records for Signum Classics and has appeared on tv and radio worldwide.
Matthew is married to Russian violinist Viktoria Mullova. He plays a Cesare Gigli cello from Rome, c.1750

Sascha Bota Viola
Sascha Bota
Sascha Bota
Viola

Sascha has quickly established himself as one of the most sought-after viola players in London. Since relocating to the UK in 2017 he has been in high demand as soloist, chamber musician and guest principal with symphony and chamber orchestras alike. He joined the Navarra String Quartet in 2018 and Britten Sinfonia in 2021 as associate leader of the viola section. Last season featured Sascha as soloist in the Musikverein Vienna, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Printzregententheater in Munich and Konzerthaus Berlin along with partner Antoine Tamestit and the AKAMUS Berlin. He is a member of the Oculi Sextet and Sakuntala String Trio, both based in London. Sascha appears frequently as guest principal player of Aurora Orchestra, London Mozart Players, Academy of Ancient Music, English Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra and the Romanian Chamber Orchestra, a newly founded project very close to his heart in Romania. He enjoys both gut stringing his viola at different pitches as well as playing jazz in various ensembles. Newly Sascha has joined the professorial staff at Trinity University in London. Sascha joins the O’Modernt with great joy and commitment in both UK and international concerts.


Iurii Gavryliuk Bass
Iurii Gavryliuk
Iurii Gavryliuk
Bass

Double bassist Iurii Gavryliuk began his music studies in Ukraine at the age of 14. In 2011 he received a full scholarship to continue his education at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London with Rinat Ibragimov. Iurii has worked with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and O/Modernt, among others. In 2016, he participated in the Chamber Music Connects the World festival in Kronberg, Germany.

Mikael Oskarsson trombone
Mikael Oskarsson
Mikael Oskarsson
trombone

Mikael Oskarsson studied at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm (1987–91) with Sven-Erik Eriksson, Jan Andersson and Michael Lind. After graduating, he travelled to Chicago for further studies with Chicago Symphony performers Michael Mulcahy and Charlie Vernon, as well as the legendary Arnold Jacobs. In 1999 Mikael was appointed principal trombonist at the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Stockholm, where he has played for nearly twenty years under conductors including Esa Pekka Salonen, Manfred Honeck and Daniel Harding.

Marina Grauman violin
Marina Grauman
Marina Grauman
violin

Born in 1994 to the family of professional musicians, Marina Grauman began her violin studies at the age of 5. In 2012 she graduated with honors from the Special Music College of the St.Petersburg Conservatoire (Prof. Shalman) and received her Bachelor, Master and Konzertexamen diploma, all with honors, at Hochschule für Musik Hans Eisler Berlin under Prof. Ulf Wallin.

After being a Karajan-Academy member of the Berliner Philharmoniker 2018/2019 she is now holding the 1. concertmaster position of the Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (DSO Berlin) from 2019 on. Further expiriences as guest concertmaster include many orchestras such as Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Staatskapelle Dresden and NDR Hannover or chamber orchestra formations as the Boulez Ensemble. She also led chamber orchestra projects at the Kammerakademie Potsdam and the DSO.
As a member of the Trio Marvin (piano trio) she is a prizewinner of the ARD Competition in Munich (3. Prize) and the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition (1. Prize and Grand Prize).
She also holds a DAAD-Prize 2015, which is awarded to international students who have distinguished themselves through outstanding achievements.
She performed all over the world as a soloist with an orchestra (Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin DSO, Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, Munich Chamber orchestra, St.Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, Slovak Sinfonietta etc.) and as a member of various chamber ensembles.
During her studies Marina Grauman won respectively TONALi 2014, Hans and Stefan Bernbeck Stiftung (Frankfurt) and Lucia Löser Kulturfond (Berlin) scholarships.
The concerts were broadcasted on ARTE, Deutschlandfunk Kultur, BR, ORF, Fine Music Radio Capetown and others.

Björn Olsson french horn
Björn Olsson
Björn Olsson
french horn

Björn Olsson fick sin utbildning vid Norges Musikkhøgskole för Professor Frøydis Ree Wekre. Sedan 2006 är han medlem av Kungliga Hovkapellet och har även gästat orkestrar som Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe och Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie. Björn undervisar hornisterna på Lilla Akademien sedan 2011.

Priya Mitchell violin
Priya Mitchell
Priya Mitchell
violin

Priya grew up in Oxford and studied with David Takeno in London and Zachar Bron in Germany. She was then chosen as British representative of the European Concert Halls Organisation ‘Rising Stars’ Series. This led to highly acclaimed tours and performances with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, London Mozart Players, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and the Philharmonia. Priya’s highly acclaimed Oxford Chamber Music Festival inspired The Daily Telegraph to call it ‘a musical miracle’.

Dirk piano
Dirk
Dirk
piano

Dirk Mommertz was born in Mainz and studied in Karlsruhe, Frankfurt, Paris and Cologne. He is the artistic Director of the ‘Festival Spring Rügen’, and has received many international awards as a pianist. He is a member of the renowned Fauré Quartet, who have performed internationally in some of the world’s most eminent halls. Their prize-winning recordings on the Deutsche Grammophon and Sony Classical have singled the group out as a ground-breaking ensemble equally at home with the classics as well as more experimental contemporary repertoire. Dirk has also appeared as a soloist with several renowned orchestras. From 2000 to 2005, Dirk lectured in piano at the Musik hochschule Karlsruhe. He was then Professor of Chamber Music at the Universities of Essen and Nuremberg before being appointed Head of Chamber Music at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich in 2015, where he became Vice President in 2019. His teaching extends to public master classes all over the world.

Eva Aronian violin
Eva Aronian
Eva Aronian
violin

Praised as an artist “balancing emotional weight and technical virtuosity [...] conveying the music’s power with a persuasiveness matched by few” (Culture Spot LA), Canadian violinist Eva Aronian is currently Principal 2nd violin of the Royal Northern Sinfonia.

A passionate chamber musician, Eva has been featured at festivals and series including the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, ChamberFest Cleveland, Festival of the Sound, Dilijan Chamber Music Series, and Yellow Barn. She has recently performed with the Doric String Quartet and the Navarra Quartet. She has also performed with orchestras and ensembles such as the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, 12 Ensemble, Australian Chamber Orchestra, and principal playing with the Hallé and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Eva studied at the New England Conservatory in Boston with Donald Weilerstein, and received her Artist Diploma with David Takeno from the Guildhall School for Music and Drama.

She is very grateful to the Canada Council for the Arts for the generous loan of a 1715 Domenico
Montagnana violin.

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Application
Application

Latest 15 April

Send 1 to 3 videos totalling 10–15 minutes with one or more pieces that clearly reflects the level of your playing. Each piece or excerpt is to be recorded in one take.
The videos can be sent as youtube/dropbox/vimeo links or by wetransfer to newgeneration@omodernt.com

In the mail please include:
-First and second names
-Age
-Country of residence
-Instrument
-Place of study (if applicable)

If you wish to apply for an additional scholarship for travel to and accommodation in Stockholm, please include a short text (ca. 100–200 words) outlining your motivation and financial circumstances.

Results will be announced on 25 April


Who can apply?

All orchestral instrumentalists aged between 16 and 26

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