Møn Festival Ensemble 1
21 July | 19.30
The festival Møn Sommerkoncert presented during its 5th season a new education-program 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.
Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837)
Serenade nr. 2, C-dur, opus 66
for flute, bassoon, violin, viola and piano
Allegro maestoso (La Clemenza di Tito)
Larghetto con espressivo (Tryllefløjten)
Allegretto alla spagniola Andantino (Zephir)
Allegro (La Tempesta di Mare)
Andante con moto (Tryllefløjten)
Allegro moderato (Marche)
Theobald Böhm (1794-1881)
Trois duos de Mendelssohn et Lachner, opus 33
for 2 flutes and piano
Allegretto non troppo
Allegro non troppo
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Quintet, f-mol, opus 34 for piano, 2 violins,
viola and cello
Allegro non troppo
Andante, un poco adagio
Scherzo: Allegro Poco sostenuto -
Allegro non troppo - Presto non troppo
Møn Festival Ensemble
Archie Auger is a British bassoonist and currently works as second principal bassoon in the Royal Danish Orchestra in Copenhagen. He has studied at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, the Royal Danish Academy of Music and the Royal Conservatoire The Hague.
Elisa Bartolomé Gómez is a flutist from the Canary Island of Tenerife, Spain. She completed her bachelor's degree at the Higher Conservatory of Music of the Canary Islands with the highest grade. Elisa studies classical flute at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague with Alena Walentin.
Theresa Laun is an Austrian cellist who 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.
Antonia Ohnimus is a German violist. In 2016 she completed her master's degree at the Universität der Künste (Berlin) with Hartmut Rohde. She is a multiple prize winner of international and national competitions. Since 2022, she has been playing regularly as a substitute with the Vienna Philharmonic and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, among others. She is also a member of the international Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra.
Freja Julie Rasch Eskildsen is a Danish violinist who 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.
Kristín Ýr Jónsdóttir is an Icelandic flutist. She is studying her master's degree at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen with Alena Walentin. 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.
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 world tours.
"Walentin 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 "Kammerballetten".
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 Music Festival, Luzern Music Festival, 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.