Matinée Concert: Møn Festival Ensemble 2
22 July | At 11 a.m
The festival Møn Sommerkoncert's presented in its 5th season a new course under the name "Masterclass & Festival Ensemble". The course gives young professionals who want to create a career in their own name the opportunity to work equally with professionals, established artists and professors from some of Europe's leading institutions.
The ensemble works during the festival with its own repertoire, which is subsequently presented both on Møn and further on at international festivals and concert series.
The ensemble consists of both young musicians and ballet dancers. At this concert, it is the ensemble's musicians who perform with this year's associated teachers Patrick Jüdt, Hartmut Rohde, Joanna Zathey, Alena Walentin and Niklas Walentin, in guest performances with Anne Denholm.
Marcel Tournier (1879-1951)
Suite for flute, violin, viola, cello and harp, opus 34 Soir Danse
Andrea Tarrodi (*1981)
The four seasons (2022)
Concertino for violin and chamber orchestra
Reinhold Glière (1875-1956)
Oktet for 4 violins, 2 violas
og 2 cellos, D-dur, opus 5
Møn Festival Ensemble
Archie Auger (bassoon) is a versatile and enigmatic musician who has a varied career across Europe. He currently works as second principal bassoon in the Royal Danish Orchestra in Copenhagen and has worked with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Copenhagen Phil, Odense Symphony Orchestra, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. As a soloist, he has performed the Jolivet Piano Concerto and Daugherty's immensely stylish Dead Elvis. Archie has studied at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, the Royal Danish Academy of Music and the Royal Conservatoire The Hague.
Emma Baird (violin) began playing at the age of 4 and has subsequently attended the junior department of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and St Mary's Music School. She continued her studies as a scholarship student at the Royal Academy of Music in London under So-Ock Kim and Ying Xue and also studied baroque violin with Nicolette Moonen. Emma is currently pursuing her soloist training with Andrea Gajic at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She has performed solo and chamber music repertoire at the Bath Festival, Petworth Festival and St James Church Piccadilly. Emma is a keen chamber musician and has recently been awarded the RAM Isaacs and Pirani Piano Trio Prize in 2022 and the RCS Governor's Recital Prize for Chamber Music in 2023.
Freja Julie Rasch Eskildsen (violin) has just completed her bachelor's degree at the Royal Danish Academy of Music with Professor Tim Frederiksen and Professor Peter Herresthal as teachers. She is a former prize winner at the Berlingske Classical Music Competition, Øresund Soloist and Jacob Gade's violin competition and is part of Jacob Gade's talent program with a focus on chamber music and performance. She has participated in solo masterclasses in Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Canada and Germany and is also a committed chamber musician playing with her trio, Trio Vita.
Edoardo Grieco (violin) was born in Turin in 1999. He is currently studying for his master's degree in chamber music at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel with Rainer Schmidt and Anton Kernjak. He regularly collaborates with the Turin Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition, he has won numerous prizes and scholarships in competitions. These include the "Premio M. Marin" and "Premio W. Baldasso". He was honored as the best graduate of the Bachelor of Violin in 2019, and as the best student of the Conservatory of Turin in 2020. His performances have been broadcast on Sky Classica HD and Rai Radio 3.
Kristín Ýr Jónsdóttir (flute) is studying her master's degree at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen with Alena Walentin. She has performed as a soloist with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and has participated in various competitions, both as a soloist and chamber musician. Her woodwind quintet Vindtro won first prize in The Nordic Wind Chamber Music Competition in 2021 and was selected for the P2 Chamber Music Competition in 2022. Kristín is a regular substitute in various orchestras in Denmark and Iceland, including the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Copenhagen Philharmonic and the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra.
Justin Julian (viola) was born in Sydney and is currently principal viola of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. He has also appeared as guest violinist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and worked with the Opera Australia Orchestra. While studying with Roger Benedict at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Justin was an Emerging Artist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and completed the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellowship program. Justin has participated in masterclasses with Anne Sophie Mutter, Isabelle van Keulen, Hartmut Rohde, Jean Sulem and William Coleman. He has also participated in courses including the Britten-Pears Young Artist Program, Mozarteum Summer Academy and Carl Flesch Academy.
Theresa Laun (cello) started playing at the age of 5 and is currently studying with Reinhard Latzko in Vienna. She has won both the national competition "prima la musica" and "musica juventutis", which has led to several performances at the Wiener Konzerthaus and Wiener Musikverein, Mozarthaus, Biennale Horn, among others. Theresa is a member of the cello quartet "Die Kolophonistinnen". With her ensemble she has recorded the CD "Heldinnenleben", won the BePhilharmonic competition in Vienna and was awarded second place at the Fanny-Mendelssohn Förderpreis. Theresa has toured Chile and performed in many of Austria's most important concert venues and halls such as the Wiener Konzerthaus, Wiener Musikverein and Musikverein Graz.
Maja Majkowska (violin) was born in 2004. She started playing the violin when she was 7 years old. She has won many competitions all over the world: USA, Italy, Great Britain, France and Austria. The most recent awards she received in the II Kyoto International Music Competition - second prize and the North American Virtuoso International Music Competition - platinum prize. She has participated in workshops with the most experienced artists. In 2023, Maja graduated from the Music High School in Wroclaw with an honorary degree.
David Moosmann (violin) completed his bachelor's degree with prof. Heime Müller at the Musikhochschule Lübeck. He is currently pursuing his master's degree with Prof. Thomas Reif at the University of Mozarteum. Thomas Reif at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg. David was concertmaster of the "Junge Deutsche Philharmonie" and played concerts together with Nicolas Altstaedt in the Elbphilharmonie, Berliner Philharmonie and Dresdner Philharmonie. As a soloist, he played with the Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester, Kammerphilharmonie Rhein-Erft and Symphonic Youngsters Flensburg. Currently, David is an academician at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich and plays in the Bavarian State Orchestra.
Lorenzo Nguyen (piano) was born in 1998. After obtaining a Master's degree with distinction, he is currently studying at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel, Switzerland. He has performed both as a soloist and chamber musician and has shared the stage with artists such as Dmitry Matvienko, Bruno Giuranna, Giampaolo Pretto, Luca Ranieri and Roberto Bolle.
Sebastian Pilz (cello) was born on July 31, 1999 in Munich and received his first lessons at the age of five. In the following years he studied with Manuel von der Nahmer, Ilia Yourivich Laporev, Aleksandr Khramouchin and Professor Justus Grimm. Sebastian is currently studying in the class of Professor Mathias Johansen (Feldkirch, Austria). As a member of the ODEON Youth Symphony Orchestra (sponsor orchestra of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra), he toured Europe and China. He plays an instrument by French violin maker Christian Bayon.
Kaat Schraepen (viola) was immediately captured by the warm sound of the viola, leading her to pursue this passion from the age of 7. Since then, her musical horizons have expanded and a deep love for solo playing and chamber music has grown. Always seeking to enrich her musical vision, she has participated in masterclasses and festivals with renowned musicians across Europe and currently studies with Mikhail Zemtsov. Her continuous strive to improve, winning prizes at national and international competitions, has made her one of the most remarkable violists of her generation.
Matylda Stasiak (violin) is 17 years old and is in 5th grade at the Fryderyk Chopin Secondary Music School in Krakow, where she studies with Aleksandra Steczkowskas. Matylda improves her skills in numerous violin courses with excellent teachers such as prof. Wojciech Koprowski, prof. Juliette Kang, prof. Ariane Matthäus, prof. Magdalena Szczepanowska, prof. Yair Kless and prof. Eyal Kless. She has performed on the castle stage in Łańcut, in Bratislava on the stage of the Academy of Fine Arts, with the Archetti Orchestra in Jaworzno, in the Krakow Philharmonic and in the Krzysztof Penderecki Concert Hall in Luslawice. She is the winner of numerous violin competitions, both as a soloist and in chamber ensembles. In the last school year, she won the title of laureate by participating in national and international competitions, including Budapest, Dolny Kubin, Prague, Rome, Kraków, Łódź. Matylda has received a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
Patrick Jüdt is professor of viola, chamber music and contemporary music at the Hochschule der Künste Bern and teaches at ECMA (European Chamber Music Academy) and is artistic director of the Bern ECMA Session.
He performs at some of the most important music festivals and concert halls such as Wiener Festwochen, Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival, Luzern Musikfestival, Ojay Festival (California), Berliner Philharmonie, Kölner Philharmonie, Tonhalle Zürich, Théatre des Champs-Élysées (Paris), Wigmore Hall (London ).
A close collaboration as a chamber musician with composers and musicians such as among others Helmut Lachenmann, György Kurtág, Heinz Holliger, Jürg Wyttenbach, Hansheinz Schneeberger has built up his deep interest in the intimate connection between avant-garde and cultural tradition.
Alena Walentin is known as one of the most versatile young flutists and has an international career as a soloist, chamber musician and guest flutist with leading orchestras.
She often appears as a workshop leader, adjudicator, chamber music teacher and is a professor of flute and chamber music at several leading institutions, such as the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
Alena has performed solo works with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra and has given numerous concerts in the major concert halls throughout Europe, North America and Asia.
Alena has appeared as a guest - 1st flutist - with many orchestras, including the orchestra in Covent Garden, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, The Philharmonia and MusicAeterna.
As a pianist, Joanna Zathey is not only in demand internationally as an accompanist but also for her experience as a teacher and advisor in chamber music.
After studies as a soloist with Grzegorz Kurzyński and as a chamber musician with Prof. Dora Schwarzberg's has excelled at international competitions in both aspects.
She is an official accompanist at many of the biggest competitions in Europe and has received more than 70 honorary awards as an accompanist.
Since 2011, she has formed a permanent duo with violinist Jaroslaw Nadrzycki, where they have most recently recorded sonatas by Brahms for Orphée Classics.
Anne Denholm modtog sin kandidat i 2015 fra Royal Academy of Music (RAM) med udmærkelse, efterfuldt af Renata Scheffel-Stein Harp-prisen, Sir Reginald Thatcher-prisen og en Regency Award for bemærkelsesværdig præstation. Under hendes studier på The Royal Academy var hun den første harpenist til at vinde den historiske RAM Club Prize, to gange vinderen af Skaila Kanga Harp-prisen, og indehaveren af Headley Trust Award og John Thomas Scholarship. I juli 2015 blev hun udnævnt til officiel harpist for hans kongelige højhed Prinsen af Wales. Hun den femte kunstner, der har bevaret denne stilling siden genindtræden i 2000.
Hartmut Rohde is one of the leading and most in-demand European violists, known for his stylistic and rhetorical versatility.
He is particularly interested in bringing a historical approach to his interpretations of the classical, romantic and contemporary repertoires.
Among Rohde's regular chamber music partners are Janine Jansen, Jörg Widmann, Christian Tetzlaff, Kolja Blacher, Paul Meyer, Lars Vogt and David Geringas. He holds a professorship at the University of the Arts Berlin and is a founding member of the famous Mozart Piano Quartet, which undertakes extensive worldwide tours.
"Valentin is a fastidious, well-trained musician.
(..) I hope he starts to visit our shores often."
- The Washington Post
With more than 25 international music awards, 6 albums and 70 annual performances as a soloist and chamber musician, Niklas Walentin is an internationally sought-after name.
He performs in concert halls such as Carnegie Hall in New York and the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, and is also seen as artistic director at a number of festivals in Europe.
He often gives masterclasses at home and abroad, and is also co-founder of the ensemble Trio Vitruvi, which is behind the award-winning "Chamber Ballet"