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IPEW 2010 – artists & ensembles

7. Međunarodni udaraljkaški tjedan 14. – 16. 01. 2010.

International Percussion Ensemble Week – IPEW 2010.

Dom kulture, Bjelovar

Fuji & Asano Ensemble (Japan)

Fujii Trio and Uruki

VOĐA GRUPE / GROUP LEADER: Haruka Fujii

ČLANOVI GRUPEIZVOĐAČI / GROUP MEMBERSPERFORMERS:

  • Mutsuko Fujii
  • Haruka Fujii
  • Rika Fujii
  • Machiko Asano
  • Rie Ota
  • Akiko Kaneda

Fuji TrioKratka biografija:

Strast obitelji Fujii za japanskom glazbom na marimbi odvela ih je na turneju po svijetu posljednjih sedam godina. Izvodili su svoj program u poznatijim prostorima u SAD-u uključujući Carnegie Hall, Juilliard School i University of Michigan, a ostale turneje odvele su ih u PASIC 09 showcase concert u SAD, Švicarskoj i Kini. Matsuko, istaknuta marimbistica i učiteljica u Japanu, prva je generacija studenata Keiko Abe. Pomogla je u razvoju japanske literature za Marimbu od 1950. Naručila je preko četrdeset skladbi od velikana suvremene japanske glazbe uključujući Akira Miyoshi, Maki Ishii, Toshi Ichiyanagi i Akira Nishimura. Njezini iscrpni istraživački napori rezultirali su Fujii Database of Japanese Marimba Works sada objavljenim na web stranicama PAS. Haruka, koja je živjela u New Yorku od 1998. i gradila karijeru kao solo udaraljkašica, te njezina sestra Rika koja je aktivna slobodna umjetnica u Tokiju, ponosno su se pridružile svojoj majci Matsuko u predstavljanju povijesnog programa japanske glazbe za marimbu.


Short bio:

The Fujii family’s passion for Japanese marimba music has led them to tour internationally for the past seven years. They have performed at major venues in the US including Carnegie Hall, the Juilliard School, and University of Michigan, other recent tours has taken them to PASIC 09 showcase concert in the US, Switzerland and China. Mutsuko, a noted marimbist and teacher in Japan, is a first generation Keiko Abe student. She has aided and experienced the development of Japanese marimba literature since the 1950’s. She has commissioned over forty pieces from the titans of contemporary Japanese music including Akira Miyoshi, Maki Ishii, Toshi Ichiyanagi and Akira Nishimura. Her exhaustive research efforts in this area have resulted in the Fujii Database of Japanese Marimba Works now featured on the PAS website. Haruka, who has lived In New York City since 1998 and is pursuing an international career as a solo percussionist, and her sister Rika, who is an active freelancer in Tokyo, proudly join their mother Mutsuko in introducing an important and historical program of great Japanese marimba music.

Mlada japanska sviračica Taiko bubnja, Machiko Asano kćer je Akitoshi Asano, vlasnice tvrtke za proizvodnju tradicionalnih Taiko bubnjeva. Ima svoj godišnji nacionalni glazbeni show i surađuje s mnogim svjetski aktivnim umjetnicima. Gospođica Asano utemeljitelj je ženskog Taiko ansambla „Uruki“.

Japan’s most up coming young Taiko Drum player, Machiko Asano is a daughter of Akitoshi Asano, the owner of the world-renowned and historical JapaneseTaiko Drum maker. She has been featured in the most popular annual national music show, and collaborated with internationally active artists including Kansai Yamamoto, Taiko band, and Takashi Hosokawa. Ms. Asano is a founder of female Taiko ensemble group Uruki.

 

Boomerang Quartet (Hrvatska) i Paolo Cimmino (Italija)

BOOMerang / HR & Paolo Cimmino / I & Monika Cerovčec / HR

VOĐA GRUPE / GROUP LEADER: Marko Mihajlović

ČLANOVI GRUPE – IZVOĐAČI / GROUP MEMBERS – PERFORMERS:

  • Marko Mihajlović
  • Josip Konfic
  • Krunoslav Benko
  • Hrvoje Sekovanić

BOOMerangKratka biografija:

Kvartet Boomerang je sastavljen od bivših i sadašnjih studenata udaraljki na muzičkoj akademiji u Zagrebu.Prvi zapažen nastup kvartet je imao na međunarodnom festivalu udaraljkaških ansambala (IPEW) u Bjelovaru 2007, gdje je dobio odlične kritike u pisanim medijima i pohvale voditelja renomiranih stranih ansambala udaraljki. Od tada nastupa diljem Hrvatske sa svojim projektom Percussion vibes. Projekt je osmišljen u svrhu približavanja udaraljkaške glazbe u podrucja na kojima ona nije zastupljena u koncertnim programima, te prilizavanje publike svim mogučnostima muziciranja na udaraljkama. Sastoji se od obrada klasičnih kompozicija, poznatih kompozicija za udaraljke te suvremenih djela pisanih upravo za ovaj kvartet. Svi članovi kvarteta dobitnici su nagrada na državnim natjecanjima glazbe i plesa u kategorijama udaraljke i komorna glazba te raznih drugih kao sto su Rektorova nagrada, Ivo Vuljevic itd..

 

Monika Cerovčec

Monika CerovčecMonika Cerovčec (Varaždin, 1983.) diplomirala je glazbenu kulturu na Muzičkoj akademiji u Zagrebu, a ove će godine diplomirati i pjevanje u klasi prof. Lidije Horvat-Dunjko. Godine 2007. osvojila je 1. nagradu na državnom natjecanju pjevača u Dubrovniku. Iste godine dobiva stipendiju za razmjenu studenata pa jedan semestar sluša u Mainzu u klasi prof. A. Karasiaka. Debitirala je u HNK Zagreb u ulozi drugog dječaka u Mozartovoj Čarobnoj fruli pod ravnanjem mo. V. Kranjčevića, a 2008. godine nastupa u ulozi Nimfe u Monteverdijevom Orfeju pod ravnanjem H. Niqueta. Stalna je članica zbora HRT-a.

 Monika Cerovcec (Varaždin, 1983) graduated in the music education from the Zagreb Academy of Music and in 2009, she is expected to complete her studies in singing in the class of Lidija Horvat-Dunjko. In 2007, she won the first prize at the national competition in Dubrovnik as well as a student exchange scholarship which provided her with an opportunity to join the class of A. Karasiak in Mainz for one term. She made her stage debut as the Second Boy in The Magic Flute by W. A. Mozart under the baton of Vladimir Kranjcevic at the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb. In 2008, she appeared as a Nymph in Monteverdi’s Orfeo under the baton of Hervé Niquet. She is a regular member of the Croatian Radio and Television Choir.

 

Paolo Cimmino

Paolo CimminoPaolo Cimmino rođen je u Napulju 1964.
Predaje udaraljke na Muzičkoj akademiji “G. Martucci” i
stil etno glazbe na Sveučilištu u Salernu, te na Univerzitetu za glazbu u Rimu.
Dvanaest sezona bio je član „Teatro S. Carlo Orchestra” u Napulju, a istovremeno razvija strast za proučavanjem narodne glazbe s nekoliko radnih grupa kao što su “Tamburi del Vesuvio” i “Nuova Compagnia di canto Popolare “.

Kroz nekoliko godina, nakon što je upoznao eksperte tradicionalne talijanske glazbe (Alfia Antica, Nanda Citarella i Antonia Matronea) i drugih kultura (T. R. Sunderasan, T. Sankaran, Ghatam Suresh) unaprijedio je studij južnotalijanske popularne glazbe i dodao mu muzikalnost i tradiciju južne Indije.
Danas, osim što je suosnivač Frame Drums Europe udruge utemeljene u Barceloni, nastupa uz „Trio Shadows“ (klavir, violončelo, udaraljke), s „Jingles & Frames” (duo udaraljki) i daje koncerte kako u Italiji, tako i inozemstvu, sa svojim prijateljima i glazbenicima Glenom Velezom, Ganeshom Kumarom i Ghatamom Sureshom.
Paolo je napisao opsežne edukativne materijale o tamburello tehnici, kao što je novi način sviranja tamburella i „5 tamburello solos u izdanju „Note Di Merito” (Italija).


Paolo Cimmino

Paolo Cimmino was born in Naples in 1964.

He teaches Percussion Instruments at the Academy of Music “ G. Martucci ” in Salerno.

Furthermore he teaches Percussion in the Ethnic Music Style for “MusicAteneo” at the University in Salerno and FrameDrums at the University of Music in Rome.

For twelve seasons he was member of the Teatro S. Carlo Orchestra in Naples, and at the same time, he cultivated the passion and the study of ethnic music working with several groups such as “ Tamburi del Vesuvio” and “Nuova Compagnia di Canto Popolare”.

For several years , after the meeting both with experts of traditional Italian Music (Alfio Antico, Nando Citarella e Antonio Matrone) and of other culture (T.R. Sunderasan, T.Sankaran, Ghatam Suresh) he improved the study of the South Italy Popular Music contaminating it with the musicality and the tradition of South India.

 

Nowadays, apart from being a co-founder of the Frame Drums Europe associations based

in Barcelona, he performs with the Trio Shadows (piano, violoncello, percussion),with Jingles & Frames (duo of percussion) and he gives concerts both in Italy and abroad, with his friends and players Glen Velez, Ganesh Kumar, (who played in Paolo’s CD “For Gaya”) and Ghatam Suresh.

Paolo has written extensive educational materials on the tamburello and its Technique, such as A new way of Playing Tamburello and 5 tamburello solos published by Note Di Merito (Italy), distributed by Versand H. Brandt (Germany) and by Mr Glen Velez (www.glenvelez.com).

Paolo is endorser for Meinl Percussion

 

Kutztown University Percussion Ensemble i Frank Kummor (USA)

Kutztown University Percussion Ensemble

VOĐA GRUPE / GROUP LEADER: Frank Kumor

ČLANOVI GRUPE – IZVOĐAČI / GROUP MEMBERS – PERFORMERS:

  • Frank Kumor
  • Dr. Maria Asteriadou piano soloist
  • Elizabeth Carlisle – Soloist Assistant
  • Brittany Hassler – Conductor.
  • Nathaniel Labe
  • Anthony Merlino
  • Dante Marmo
  • Steve Dierkes
  • Tyler Chambers
  • Colin Walker
  • Terence Anderson
  • Matt Phillips
  • Mary Rose
  • Brook Ann Coco

Kutztown University Percussion EnsembleKratka biografija:

Dr. Frank Kumor trenutno radi na „Kutztown University“, gdje je pomoćnik ravnatelja Udaraljkaškog studija i ravna svjetskim ansamblom udaraljki. Ovaj ansambl specijalizirao se za izvedbe udaraljkaške glazbe Zapadne Afrike, Gane i Brazila. Njegova knjiga, kojoj je koautor sa Chalom Eduardom, „Drum Circle, vodič kroz svijet udaraljki“, koju je objavila kompanija „Alfred Publishing“ prikazuje dvadeset osam svjetskih udaraljki s pet kontinenata i sadrži interaktivni CD-ROM-a. Njegovo „online savjetovalište“ može se vidjeti na web stranici „Alfreda“.

Dr. Kumor izvodi solističke recitale, vodi radionice i organizira koncerte s „Kutztown University Percussion Ensemble“ širom svijeta. Kao solist, dr. Kumor je nastupao na „Patagonia International Percussion Festival“, Rio Negro, Argentina, na poljskom „International Percussion Festival“, Wroclaw i Opole, te je nastupao kao „Artist-In-Residence“ na Univerzetetu u Montevideu, Urugvaj, University of Campinas, Brazil, Kenyatta University, Kenija i „Conservatorio Professional Municipale de Ribarojja“, Španjolska. Predstavio je radionice na glazbenim susretima udruga odgajatelja u Pennsylvaniji, Gruzije i Texasu i na „Percussive Arts Society International Convention“. Dr. Kumor i Udaraljkaški ansambl Sveučilišta Kutztown nastupili su na „Portoriko Percussion Festival“ (2005), „Paris International Percussion Festival“ (2006.), „College Music Society International Conference“ u Bangkoku – Tajland (2007), a u ožujku 2008. boravili su tjedan dana na „American University in Athens“ u Grčkoj.
Dr. Kumor je scenski izvođač i demonstrator za Paiste činele, Yamaha udaraljke, Remo udaraljke, Mike Balter mallets, Silver Fox palice i Alfred Publishing Company.

 

Short bio:

Dr. Frank Kumor is currently on the music faculty at Kutztown University where he the Assistant Director of Percussion Studies and conducts the world percussion ensemble. This ensemble specializes in the drumming of West Africa, Ghana, and Brazil. His book, co-authored with Chalo Eduardo, Drum Circle, A Guide To World Percussion, has been released by Alfred Publishing Company which features twenty-eight world percussion instruments from five continents and an interactive CD-ROM. His online clinics can be viewed at the Alfred website.

Dr. Kumor presents solo recitals and workshops as well as concerts with the Kutztown University Percussion Ensemble worldwide. As a soloist, Dr. Kumor has performed at the Patagonia International Percussion Festival, Rio Negro, Argentina, at the Polish International Percussion Festival, Wroclaw and Opole, Poland, and has served as Artist-In-Residence at University of Montevideo, Uruguay, University of Campinas, Brazil, Kenyatta University, Kenya and Conservatorio Professional Municipale de Ribarojja, Spain. Nationally, he has presented workshops at music educator association meetings in Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Texas and at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. Dr. Kumor and the Kutztown University Percussion Ensemble have performed at the Puerto Rico Percussion Festival(2005), Paris International Percussion Festival(2006), College Music Society International Conference in Bangkok Thailand (2007), and in March 2008, they will be serve a week residency at the American University in Athens Greece.

Dr. Kumor is a Performing Artist and Clinician for Paiste Cymbals, Yamaha Percussion, Remo Percussion, Mike Balter Mallets, Silver Fox Drumsticks and Alfred Publishing Company.

 

Biografija ansambla

Udaraljkaški ansambl Sveučilišta Kutztown osnovan je u jesen 1986. Od tada je više od 150 učenika sudjelovalo u stvaranju glazbe na udaraljkama. Ansambl izvodi literaturu koncertnog stila. Drugim riječima, literatura koja koristi orkestralne udaraljke, koja je skladana ili aranžirana za koncertnu izvedbu. Obzirom da je za većinu članova ovo bilo prvo iskustvo sviranja u ansamblu, izabrani repertoar sastojao se od glazbe skladane za srednju razinu težine. Pod vodstvom dr. Will Rapp, razina izvedbe brzo je porasla i ansambl je izvedbu doveo do umjetničkih razina karakterističnih za sveučilišnih ansamble udaraljki u cijeloj zemlji.

Godine 1989., ansambl je počeo pokazivati svoj interes za izvođenje svjetske glazbe. Nakon nabavke seta čeličnih bubnjeva (steel drum), ansambl je krenuo proučavati i izvoditi Calypso glazbu nastalu na otocima Trinidad i Tobago. To je područje u kojem bivši studenti trenutno nastavljaju nastupati profesionalno. Ansambl nastavlja razvijati svoj koncertni repertoar, a interes u svijetu glazbe potaknut „Steel Drum“ sastavom proširio se na druga područja udaraljki. Studenti koji su imali svoje kolekcije ručnih bubnjeva (hand drum) počeli su skladati za „hand drum“ ansambl. Ansambl koristi konge (Latinska Amerika), djembes (Afrika), ashikos (Afrika), doumbeks (Bliski Istok), te razne shakere i zvečke. Ovaj ansambl je formalno organiziran kao „Kutztown Univerity World Percussion Ensemble“ 1997. Od tog vremena, „Kutztown Univerity World Percussion Ensemble“ je proučavao i izvodio glazbu na prikupljenim instrumentima iz Brazila, zapadne Afrike, Gane, Bliskog Istoka i Latinske Amerike. Od svog nastanka, ansambl je ugostio afričke udaraljkaše, Leona Mobleya (1999), marimbista, Michaela Burritta (2000), brazilskog skladatelja, Neya Rosaura (2001), snimatelja umjetnika / skladatelja / aranžera, Dicka Schorya (2002). 2002. „Fall Artist in Residence“ započinje programom marimbistice Rebecca Kite koja svira s ansamblom. Predstavljeni umjetnik na „Artist in Residence“ u proljeće 2003. bio je latinski perkusionist Ruben Alvarez. Ostali umjetnici izvođači koji su nastupali ili držali predavanja za studente: Tony Vacca, John Riley, Steve Fidyk, Mat Britanije, Dan Moore, Paulo Mattioli, Glen Velez, Paul Evans, Jeff Thomas i William Moersch.

Kutztown Univerity World Percussion Ensemble je također aktivan u izvođenju novih djela. 2002. na jesenskom Festivalu umjetnosti ansambl premijerno izvodi dva nova djela skladatelja Davida Himesa, “Elementi” za ansambl udaraljki, i “Requiem i molitva” za zbor i ansambl udaraljki. Ansambl je premijerno izvodio brojna nova djela, od kojih će tri biti izvedena u ovom programu. Ansambl je nastupao u Europi, Aziji i Južnoj Americi te im je čast biti dio ovog festivala.

Kutztown University Percussion Ensemble nastao je 1986. godine pod vodstvom Dr. Will Rapp. Tijekom godina od svog osnutka, ansambl je istraživao glazbu za udaraljke u svim oblicima. Ansambl održava četiri koncerta godišnje na sveučilištu, gdje predstavljaju tradicionalnu afričku, brazilsku, latinoameričku, bliskoistočnu, karipsku, kao i koncertnu glazbu iz standardnog repertoara ansambla udaraljki. Također aktivno praizvodi nova djela međunarodno priznatih skladatelja kao što su ova prezentirana u ovom programu. Osim nastupa u Puerto Ricu, grupa je nastupila u Parizu, Bangkoku i Ateni. Počašćeni su pozivom u Hrvatsku i nadaju se da će publika uživati u njihovom programu.

 

Ensemble Bio

The Kutztown University Percussion Ensemble was formed in the fall of 1986. Since that time, over 150 students have participated in making music on percussion instruments. The ensemble began performing literature of a concert style. In other words, literature that uses orchestral percussion instruments, which perform music arranged or composed expressly for concert performance. Because this was the first percussion ensemble experience for most of the original members, the chosen repertoire consisted of music composed on an intermediate difficulty level. Under the direction of Dr. Will Rapp, the performance level was quickly raised and the ensemble began to experience performing on the artistic levels characteristic of university percussion ensembles across the country.

In 1989, the ensemble began its interest in performing world music. After acquiring a set of steel drums, the ensemble set off on its study and performance of the Calypso music developed on the islands of Trinidad and Tobago. This is an area in which former students currently continue to perform professionally. As the ensemble continued to develop its concert repertoire, the interest in world music sparked by the Steel Drum Band would spread into other areas of percussion. Students who had their own collections of hand drums began to compose and arrange works for hand drum ensemble. This ensemble performed on conga drums (Latin America), djembes (Africa), ashikos (Africa), doumbeks (Middle East), and various shakers and rattles. This ensemble was formally organized as the KU World Percussion Ensemble in 1997. Since this time, the KU World Percussion Ensemble has studied and performed music and collected instruments from Brazil, West Africa, Ghana, the Middle East, and Latin America. Since this first residency, the ensemble has hosted African Percussionist, Leon Mobley (1999), Marimbist, Michael Burritt (2000), Brazilian Composer, Ney Rosauro (2001), Recording Artist / Composer / Arranger, Dick Schory (2002). 2002 also began a Fall Artist in Residence program as marimbist, Rebecca Kite performed with the ensemble. The featured Artist in Residence for Spring 2003 was latin percussionist Ruben Alvarez, highlights the 2003 Artist-In-Residence program. Other performing artists that have performed or taught the students of the KU percussion program include, Tony Vacca, John Riley, Steve Fidyk, Mat Britain, Dan Moore, Paulo Mattioli, Glen Velez, Paul Evans, Jeff Thomas, and William Moersch,

The KU Percussion Program is also active in the commissioning of new works. At the 2002 Fall Festival of the Arts the ensemble premiered two new works by composer David Himes, “Elements” for percussion ensemble, and “Requiem and Prayer” for choir and percussion ensemble. In 2003, KU Percussion was part of a consortium that commission composer, David Gillingham, to compose a new Concerto for Piano and Percussion Ensemble. This work was be premiered during the 2003-2004 academic year. Since then, the ensemble has premiered numerous new works three of which will be performed on this program. The ensemble has performed in Europe, Asia and South America and is delighted to be a part of this festival.

The Kutztown University Percussion Ensemble has been organized since 1986 under the direction of Dr. Will Rapp.  Over the years since its foundation, the ensemble has explored music for percussion in all its forms.  The Ensemble presents four concerts per year at the university which have traditional African, Brazilian, Latin American, Middle Eastern, Caribbean, as well as concert music from the standard percussion ensemble repertoire.  The ensemble also actively commissions new works from internationally recognized composers such as those presented on this program.  With its first International Invitation in 2005 to the Puerto Rico International Percussion Festival, the group has performed in Paris, France, Bangkok Thailand, and Athens, Greece.  We are very honored to make our first tip to Croatia and we hope you enjoy our program. 

 

Dr. Maria Asteriadou – solistica

Rodom iz Grčke, Maria ASTERIADOU je priznata solistica i komorna glazbenica, hvaljena kao umjetnica s intenzivnom ličnosti, virtuoznog talenta i lijepog tona. Maria Asteriadou nastupala je u velikim dvoranama diljem Sjedinjenih Država i Kanade, kao i u Austriji, Francuskoj, Grčkoj, Italiji, Luksemburgu, Rumunjskoj, Španjolskoj, Švicarskoj i Njemačkoj. Njezin orkestralni angažmani uključuju nastupe sa Simfonijskim orkestrom Radio Moskve, „Academy of St. Martin of the Fields“, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Nacionalnim simfonijskim orkestrom Costa Rica, „Stuttgart Kamerata“, „Luksemburg Philharmonia“, Bukureštanskim komornim orkestrom, „Virtuosi Moldavi“ Rumunjska, „Iasi Philharmonic“ Rumunjska, „Manhattan School Symphony Orchestra“, „Adrian Symphony Orchestra“, Kanadskom komornom akademijom, Atenskim državnim orkestrom, Atenskim komornim orkestrom „Kamerata“, kao i Solunskim državnim i gradskim orkestrima.

Njezina ljubav prema svojoj rodnoj Grčkoj i entuzijazam za novu glazbu rezultirao je prestižnim praizvedbama djela mnogih velikih grčkih skladatelja kao što su Manos Hadzidakis, Perikles Koukos, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Emilios Riadis, Christos Samaras, Yiorgos Sicilianos, Nikos Skalkottas, kao i Amerikanac rođen u Grčkoj George Tsontakis.


Kao aktivna komorna glazbenica, Maria Asteriadou je surađivala s članovima filharmonije u New Yorku i redovito nastupa na festivalima Summer Music Institutes. Zajedno s violinistom Kurtom Nikkanenom osnovala je „Elektra Chamber Players“, ansambl koji čine izvođači iz velikih orkestara i konzervatorija New Yorka.

Uz brojna priznanja i nagrade, Maria Asteriadou osvojila je prvu nagradu Državnog konzervatorija u Grčkoj, kao i nagradu „Maria Callas“ na međunarodnom pijanističkom natjecanju. Maria Asteriadou je jedina pijanistica Musik Hochschule in Freiburg koja je nastupala u čast skladatelj i dirigenta Pierrea Bouleza u Baden Badenu u Njemačkoj. Oba njezina Genevska debi recitala, kao i njezin debi na Weill Hall u New Yorku u Carnegie Hallu, bili su dočekani s odličnim kritikama.

Godine 1992. osvojila je prvo mjesto na klavirskom natjecanju „Dora Zaslovsky“ na Manhattan School of Music u New Yorku i time je izabrana za suradnju s poznatim dirigentom Christopherom Keeneom u hvaljenoj izvedbi Beethovenovog trećeg klavirskog koncerta.

Sa violinistom Georgeom Demertzisom, Maria Asteriadou je snimila kompletan glasovirski i gudački komorni opus Nikosa Skalkottasa i kompletan violinski i glasovirski opus Carla Nielsena za BIS (snimateljska marka). Za istu kuću također snima Concertino za dva klavira Nikosa Skalkottasa. Ostale CD-snimke uključuju djela grčkog skladatelja Yiorgosa Sicilianosa, Emiliosa Riadisa, Dimitria Mitropoulosa kao i američkog skladatelja Rona Wassermana. Maria Asteriadou često čujemo uživo na nastupima na radiju i televiziji u Europi i Sjedinjenim Državama, uključujući WQXR-FM s Robertom Shermanom.

Maria Asteriadou doktorirala je glazbene umjetnosti na studiju „Manhattan School of Music“, gdje je studirala s Constance Keene. Dobila je „Master of Music“ stupanj na „Juilliard School“, kao i studentsku stipendiju Jakova Lateinera. Poslije toga pohađa dodiplomski studij na „State Conservatory of Music“ u Solunu, Grčka. Maria Asteriadou primljena je na „Hochschule in Musik“ – Freiburg u Njemačkoj. Kao studentica Tibora Hazaya i primila je „Solist Graduate Diploma“. Radila je također s Gyorgyem Sebokom, Richardom Goodeom, Domnom Evnouchidou i Vitaljiem Margulisom.
Pored svoje solo karijere Marija Asteriadou strastvena je i energična učiteljica. Radi na fakultetu „Algonquin“ Međunarodnog glazbenog zavoda u Kanadi, u „Summer Arts Institute in University of Michigan“, te u ljetnoj glazbenoj akademiji u Athytosu, Grčka. Od 1992. do 2002. godine, umjetnička je direktorica „Silver Bay Summer Music Festivala“ u New Yorku. Podučava komornu glazbu u New Yorku, te klavir i komornu glazbu na Kutztown fakultetu Sveučilišta u Pennsylvaniji. Predaje i na „Manhattan School of Music“.

Dr. Maria Asteriadou – soloist

A native of Greece, MARIA ASTERIADOU is an acclaimed soloist and chamber musician highly praised as an artist with intense personality, virtuosic flair and beautiful tone.

Maria Asteriadou has performed in major halls throughout the United States and Canada as well as Austria, France, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Romania, Spain, Switzerland and Germany. Her orchestra engagements include appearances with the Moscow Radio Symphony, Academy of St. Martin of the Fields, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica, Stuttgart Kamerata, Luxembourg Philharmonia, Bucharest Chamber Orchestra, Virtuosi Moldavi Romania, Iasi Philharmonic Romania, Manhattan School Symphony Orchestra, Adrian Symphony Orchestra, Canadian Chamber Academy, Athens State Orchestra, Kamerata (Athens Chamber Orchestra) as well as the Thessaloniki State and City Orchestras.

Her love for her native Greece and her enthusiasm for new music has resulted in prestigious premiere performances of works by many of Greece’s most important composers such as Manos Hadzidakis, Perikles Koukos, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Emilios Riadis, Christos Samaras, Yiorgos Sicilianos, Nikos Skalkottas, as well as American born Greek composer George Tsontakis.

As an active chamber musician, Maria Asteriadou has collaborated with members of the New York Philharmonic and performs regularly in Festivals and Summer Music Institutes. Together with violinist Kurt Nikkanen founded the Elektra Chamber Players an ensemble comprised of performers from the great orchestras and conservatories of New York City.

The recipient of numerous awards and prizes, Maria Asteriadou won first prize in performance from the State Conservatory in Greece as well as top prize in the Maria Callas International Piano Competition. Maria Asteriadou enjoys the distinction of being the only pianist selected from the Musik Hochschule in Freiburg to perform in honor of the composer-conductor Pierre Boulez in Baden Baden, Germany. Both her Geneva debut recital, as well as her debut at Weill Hall in New York’s Carnegie Hall, for which she won the sponsoring competitions, were greeted with rave reviews. In 1992 she won the Dora Zaslovsky piano competition at the Manhattan School of Music in New York and consequently was selected to collaborate with the renowned conductor, Christopher Keene in a critically acclaimed performance of Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto.

With violinist George Demertzis, Maria Asteriadou has recorded the complete piano and string chamber works by Nikos Skalkottas and the complete violin and piano works by Carl Nielsen for BIS (recording label). On the same label she has also recorded the Concertino for two pianos by Nikos Skalkottas. Other CD recordings include works by Greek composers Yiorgos Sicilianos, Emilios Riadis, Dimitri Mitropoulos as well as American composer Ron Wasserman. Maria Asteriadou has been heard frequently in live performances on radio and television in Europe and in the United States, including the WQXR-FM with Robert Sherman.

Maria Asteriadou holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Constance Keene. She received her Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School, as a scholarship student of Jacob Lateiner. Following her undergraduate studies at the State Conservatory of Music in Thessaloniki, Greece, Maria Asteriadou was accepted at the Musik Hochschule in Freiburg, Germany as a student of Tibor Hazay and received her Graduate Soloist Diploma with high honors. She has also worked with Gyorgy Sebok, Richard Goode, Domna Evnouchidou and Vitalji Margulis.

In addition to her performing career Maria Asteriadou is also an energetic and passionate teacher. She has been faculty at the Algonquin International Music Institute in Canada, the Summer Arts Institute in University of Michigan and the Summer Music Academy in Athytos, Greece. From 1992 to 2002, she has been the Artistic and Chamber Music Director of the Silver Bay Summer Music Festival in New York. She has also served as Chamber Music Coach at the New York Piano Competition. Maria Asteriadou is is on the Piano and Chamber Music faculty of Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. She is also teaching at the Manhattan School of Music, in the College and Preparatory Division.

The Kutztown University Percussion Ensemble has been organized since 1986 under the direction of Dr. Will Rapp. Over the years since its foundation, the ensemble has explored music for percussion in all its forms. The Ensemble presents four concerts per year at the university which have traditional African, Brazilian, Latin American, Middle Eastern, Caribbean, as well as concert music from the standard percussion ensemble repertoire. The ensemble also actively commissions new works from internationally recognized composers such as those presented on this program. With its first International Invitation in 2005 to the Puerto Rico International Percussion Festival, the group has performed in Paris, France, Bangkok Thailand, and Athens, Greece. We are very honored to make our first tip to Croatia and we hope you enjoy our program.

 

 

Martin & PER EX Orchestra (Makedonija)

VOĐA GRUPE / GROUP LEADER: Martin Vucic

ČLANOVI GRUPE – IZVOĐAČI / GROUP MEMBERS – PERFORMERS:

  • Martin Vučić
  • Marko Markovski
  • Atanas Aleksov
  • Vlatko Gjorgievski 
  • Nikola Avtovski 
  • Zoran Kirjakovski
  • Emran Nezirovski

 


MARTIN VUČIĆ
– biografija

MARTIN & per-ex orchestraMartin Vučić rođen je 07.08.1982. u Skopju, Republika Makedonija. U srednjoj školi bio je član udaraljkaške sekcije te u to vrijeme postao bubnjar grupe “Arija” s kojom prvi put debitira i kao skladatelj. Muzičku akademiju upisuje kao izvanredno nadareni učenik i popularni udaraljkaš. Tada je započeo sa svojom solo karijerom kao vokalni umjetnik i dobio odlične kritike. S pjesmom “Rano mi e da se vrzam” na “Ohrid festu” osvojio je drugo mjesto i nagradu publike, a ista pjesma je najpopularnija pjesma 2002. godine u Republici Makedoniji. Na festivalu Budva 2002. (Srbija) osvojio je nagradu novinara i kritičara. On je bio “otkriće godine” što mu je omogućilo ugovor s “BK sound”. Dobio je nagradu za interpretaciju na festivalu “Makfest” za pjesmu “Harem”. Novinari mu dodjeljuju nagradu za najuspješniju pjesmu na Međunarodnom festivalu u Zrenjaninu (Srbija), Grand Prix na Ohrid fest 2003. osvaja treće mjesto na internacionalnoj večeri, 2. mjesto publike na Međunarodnom festivalu u Banjoj Luci B & H, Radijski Grand Prix na festivalu u Zenici (BiH) 2004. Na poziv turske radio-televizije pojavio se u najpopularnijem showu u Istanbulu, gdje je poznat kao “Makedonski Tarkan”. Godine 2005. bio je izabran kao predstavnik svoje zemlje na Euroviziji s pjesmom “Make My Day”. Izabran je kao zvijezda za City Records. U 2004. godini producirao je svoj drugi album pod nazivom MUZA. On je jedan od najviše ocijenjenih popularnih umjetnika na makedonskoj i balkanskoj glazbenoj sceni. Diplomirao je udaraljke na Muzičkoj akademiji u lipnju 2006. u klasi prof. Mojca Sedeu, s najvišom ocjenom. Imao je nekoliko uspješnih koncerata u zemlji i inozemstvu tijekom svog dodiplomskog studija. Bio je član ansambla Sonant, a zajedno su osvojili drugu nagradu na Svjetskom festivalu za udaraljke u Sofiji (Bugarska).
Njegov posljednji etno projekt izveden je na “Ohridskom ljetnom festivalu 2008.”

S projektom “Zvuci Makedonije” Martin i Per-ex Ansambl doprinose očuvanju i prezentiranju autentične makedonske glazbe i instrumentalnih izvedbi poznatih folk izvođača poput Pece Atanasovskog. U ovom projektu sudjeluju mladi profesionalni umjetnici i pedagozi već poznati javnosti u Makedoniji i inozemstvu.

 

MARTIN VUCIC – Bio

Martin was born on 07.08.1982 in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. He finished primary school in Skopje and even since he was just small child he expressed a great inters in music. His first contact with music was at the age of 3 when for the first time he started to play on drums. Meanwhile he had experienced his first contact with an audience playing at the solo concert of the popular Macedonian group in that period “Tavce Gravce”. At the age of seven he looks a part in the children’s musical festival for newly arranged songs “Pletenka”. As a solo interpretation he won the second prize given from the audience. During that period he continued with his education in the primary music school graduating with honors’. In the meantime he joined the youth theatre playing a role in a show “Memories in the night” from the director Bonjo Lungov. He played the role of a drummer who plays on small drums. In his secondary school he was a member of the percussion section. At that time he became a member of the group “Arija” as a drummer and for the first time he made his debut as a composer. At the Music Academy he entered as an extraordinarily gifted student and popular percussionist. He then started with his solo carrier as a vocal artist and excellent reviews. With the song “Rano mi e da se vrzam” at “Ohrid fest” he won the second place prize given from the audience, the same song was the most popular song of the year 2002 in the Republic of Macedonia. At the festival Budva 2002 (Serbia ) he won the prize from the journalist and critics. He was “discovery of the year” 2002 in Serbia and entering in an album contract with BK sound. Discovery of the year 2002 in Macedonia. Interpretation award at the festival “Makfest” for the song “Harem”. Journalists awarded for most successful song at the International festival in Zrenjanin (Serbia ). Grand Prix at the Ohrid fest 2003. 2003 3-rd place on the international evening. 2nd palce given from the audience at the International festival in Banja Luka B&H. Grand prix at Radiski festival in Zenica(B&H) 2004. Singer of the year 2004 in Macedonian at the manifestation “Stars night” and also duet of the year at that manifestation. In response to the invitation from the Turkish radio television he is appearing in the most popular shows in Istanbul where, he is known as “Macedonian Tarkan”. In 2005 he has been voted to represent his country at the Eurovision song contest with the song “Make my Day”. He has been selected as an executive star for CITY RECORDS. In the year 2004 he produced his second album named MUZA. He is one of the most popularly rated artistes on the Macedonian and Balkan music scene. He graduated at the Music Academy in June 2006, at the percussions department – prof. Mojca Sedeu, with the highest GPA. He had several successful concerts in the country, and abroad during his undergraduate studies. He was a member of the SONANT ensemble, and together they won the second prize at the World Festival for percussion instruments in Sofia, Bulgaria.

His last project was etno and was performed at the “Ohrid summer festival- 2008”- 02.08.2008.

 

biNg bang (Hrvatska)

biNg-bang i gosti / biNg-bang & guest stars

VOĐA GRUPE / GROUP LEADER: Igor Lešnik

ČLANOVI GRUPE – IZVOĐAČI / GROUP MEMBERS – PERFORMERS:

Kruno Benko, Josip Konfic, Kaja Farszky, Anita Primorac, Spela Mastnak, Nikola Sinković,Tomi Spasevski, David Slatinek, Boris Žuvela, Luka Pešutić, Milan Filić, Ivan Ježek

 

Short bio:

biNg-bangbiNg bang percussion ensemble was founded in 1999 under artistic leadership of Igor Lesnik during one of summer festivals organized by Jeunesses Musicales in JM International Cultural Center in Groznjan. Ensemble’s performing members are the best percussion students of Croatia and laureates of various percussion competitions. In addition to standard percussion ensemble repertoire biNg bang is also premiering works of Croatian composers. Currently, the list of ensemble’s guest soloists includes renowned artists such Ney Rosauro, Jean Geoffroy, John Beck, Michael Udow, Payton MacDonald, Fernando Hashimoto, Angel Frette, Ludwig Albert and others.

biNg bang is a winner of the Percussive Arts Society 2004 percussion ensemble competition and as 2004 world’s best university level percussion ensemble performed showcase concert at PASIC in Nashville/USA. biNg bang is recipient of Special Rector’s prize of Zagreb University in 2005 and 2009 and was proclaimed the best chamber ensemble in 2005 winning also “Ivo Vuljevic” Prize. Among ensembles important successes is also invitation to perform as official accompanying ensemble of 2007 Universal Marimba Competition in Belgium. biNg bang is also the first prize winner at 2009 EMJ Festival & Competition in Neerpelt, Belgium.

biNg bang recent international touring includes Argentina, Austria, Belgium, China, France, Italy, Poland, Puerto Rico, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Uruguay and USA. They also appeared at important international percussion festivals such Perkumania in Paris, Crossdrumming in Warsaw, Nights of Percussion in Graz, Percussion Days in Valencia, Patagonia Percussion festival in Argentina, TIPC in Taipei to name only few…

Their debut recording entitled biNg bang plays lesnik appeared at American label Equilibrium and receives wide international acclaim.

 

gosti / guest stars

Matej Meštrović & Kristina Bjelopavlović / HR

MATEJ MEŠTROVIĆ

Rođen je 16.06.1969. u Zagrebu u umjetničkoj obitelji. Nakon završene srednje škole, smjer klavir u klasi prof. Ljerke Čavić – Tomčik, upisuje Muzičku Akademiju u Novom Sadu u klasi prof. Arbo Valdma. 1988. godine prelazi na Muzičku Akademiju u Zagrebu u klasu prof. Pavice Gvozdić te apsolvira 2000. godine. Na Danima hrvatske glazbe 1985. sudjeluje kao najmlađi kompozitor.


Na 17. Muzičkom biennalu u Zagrebu 1993. nastupa s grupom muzičara pod nazivom In Ripples. Ovaj je koncert jedini rasprodani koncert 17. Muzičkog biennala. U suradnji s redateljem Ivanom Rocom i pratećim glazbenicima ostvaruje prvu video aleatoričku kompoziciju, pionirski pokušaj na polju integracije audia i videa u živoj izvedbi.

U veljači 1994. ostvaruje još jedan koncertni projekt, ponovo u Hrvatskom glazbenom zavodu pod nazivom “NEW AGE FOR EVERY AGE”. Ovaj koncert održan je u tri dijela, bez elektronike, isključivo na klaviru, uz nastup saksofonista Igora Geržine u drugom dijelu koncerta.


“Okruživši se trodjelnom formom pravilne dramaturške formule i klasično odnjegovanog osjećaja za vrijeme, melodiju i njezin neposredno koristan efekt na slušne pipke, skladatelj Matej Meštrović i ovaj je put, poput mnogih prije njega, bio sam svoj majstor…a Matej mag, guru, čarobnjak ili možda vrag s anđeoski nevinim licem, doista zna što hoće i kako to može postići.”
-Branko Magdić – Večernji list.

U listopadu 1994. odlazi u Amsterdam gdje dvije godine sklada operu “Gypsy Girl” za talijanskog dirigenta i producenta operne glazbe Giuseppea Raffu.

U travnju 1998. sklada glazbu za film pune kružne projekcije od 360 stupnjeva, redatelja Vinka Brešana “Jedan dan na Hrvatskoj obali” koji se prikazuje na svjetskoj izložbi EXPO 1998. u Lisabonu.

U studenom 1999. dobitnik je NAGRADE GRADA ZAGREBA za izvanrednu realizaciju hrvatskog paviljona i izložbe na Svjetskoj izložbi EXPO ’98. u Lisabonu.

U lipnju 2000. sklada glazbu za film kružne projekcije od 360 stupnjeva, redatelja Tomislava Rukavine “Dreamscape”, koji se prikazuje na svjetskoj izložbi EXPO 2000. u Hannoveru.


U listopadu 2002. osvaja prvu nagradu za najbolji nacionalni turistički film, na Međunarodnom festivalu turističkog filma u Splitu SWITF CRO 2002 , za autorski film “CROATIAN DREAM HVAR”.


U rujnu 2004. osvaja posebnu nagradu gradonačelnika Karlovy Vary za film CROATIAN DREAM DUBROVNIK.
U studenom 2004. ostvaruje autorski CD pod naslovom “Zvuci Velebita” koji je uz časopis “National Geographic” distribuiran u nakladi od 45.000 primjeraka.


“Matej se zanosi melodijom, prepušta joj se, vodi je u dubine i visine, razvija je i pretvara u nešto novo i ponovno joj se vraća… Ona mu služi i da registarskim silaženjem iz prozračno kristalnih visina u mekano tople dubine istraži i osvoji zvukovni prostor, pronalazeći posebnosti u svakom djeliću glasovirskoga spektra. ” Irena Paulus – Vijenac.
U listopadu 2005. osvaja nagradu za najbolji turistički film u svim kategorijama na međunarodnom festivalu “TOURFILM 2005” u Poznanu. 


2005. god. kao skladatelj i kao redatelj ostvaruje projekt promocije Hrvatske spomeničke baštine pri UNESCO-u. 2005., 2006. i 2007. god. ostvaruje suradnju sa Tončijem Huljićem i surađuje na albumima “A New World”, “Electrik” i “Pure” Maksima Mrvice.


Upravo završava materijal za dva klavira pod nazivom “Twenty Fingers”, koji uskoro izlazi u notnom izdanju Muzičkog Informativnog Centra u Zagrebu.
Redoviti je član Hrvatskog društva skladatelja i Zajednice samostalnih umjetnika Hrvatske. 

Matej Meštrović & Kristina Bjelopavlović

KRISTINA BJELOPAVLOVIĆ

Rođena je 1983. u Zagrebu. Laureat je međunarodnog pijanističkog natjecanja u Senigaliji i pobjednica međunarodnih pijanističkih natjecanja u Pietra Liguri, Pinerolu, Cortemilii; dobitnica je i 6 prvih nagrada na hrvatskim državnim natjecanjima učenika i studenata glazbe (među kojima je i dobitnica apsolutne prve nagrade – kao članica klavirskog dua na natjecanju komornih sastava). Za akademsku godinu 2002./03. dobitnica je rektorove nagrade.


Od 1997.-2003. stipendistica je Grada Zagreba. Sa 16 godina upisuje Muzičku Akademiju u Zagrebu, sa 20 godina diplomira u klasi prof. Sretne Meštrović; na istoj ustanovi završava poslijediplomski studij kod prof. Marine Ambokadze. Također se usavršavala na domaćim i inozemnim seminarima kod uglednih klavirskih pedagoga (Ph.Fowke, P.Donohoe, A.Valdma, K.H.Kämmerling, E.Indjic, A.Ciccolini, N. Flores).
Eugen Indjić (pijanist i profesor na Akademiji u Parizu i Amsterdamu) opisuje ju kao “…čudesnu mladu pijanisticu razvijene glazbene osobnosti, istančane tehnike i osobitog glazbenog senzibiliteta”. Noel Flores (prof. Bečke akademije) u njoj vidi “…snažnu i vrlo zanimljivu glazbenu osobnost. O skladbama koje svira ima vlastite zamisli i interpretira ih na vrlo zanimljiv način, temperamentno, projektivno i vrlo izražajno uz briljantnu tehniku sviranja. Čim počne svirati postaje jasno da je to glazbenica snažne scenske prezentnosti i pijanistica velikog solističkog talenta.”

Njezini koncerti odlično su prihvaćeni od publike, a kritičari ju opisuju kao „glazbeni dragulj“, (G. F. Jelović za Hrvatski radio) „maštovitu pijanisticu čija je stilski besprijekorna interpretacija prožeta šarmantnom ljupkošću, kristalnog i predivnog toplog zvuka“, (P. Venuzzi Merzo za La voce del popolo);te joj nastupe ocjenjuju kao „koncert za pamćenje“ , „nesvakidašnji doživljaj virtuoznog pijanizma“ i zaključuju da se “pojavila zvijezda na našem pijanističkom nebu“ (Nenad Turkalj za Vjesnik).


Uspješno je nastupala kao solistica uz ansambl Zagrebačkih solista, Zagrebačku filharmoniju, Dubrovački simfonijski orkestar i Orkestar Opere HNK Ivana pl. Zajca-Rijeka. Od 2004. ima status samostalnog umjetnika, redovito snima za Hrvatski radio, te predaje na Teološkom fakultetu Matija Vlačić Ilirik. Od nedavnih važnijih nastupa ističe se serija koncerata po Hrvatskoj u sklopu akcije „Više glazbe, manje mina“- za razminiranje Hrvatske; koncertna turneja po Japanu (Tokyo, Kawasaki, Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto, Akita itd), zapaženi koncert na Festivalu hrvatske glazbe u Berlinu, kao i nadolazeći koncert na Festivalu hrvatske glazbe u Beču.