21 July | 16.00
Møn Summer Concert's 6th edition opens with an intimate program for harp, flute and viola.
The festival continues its focus on works and composers with less attention to today's scenes. This is also done through an ensemble that is very rarely allowed to make up an entire concert by itself.
Prof. Alena Walentin is in concert with her colleague and viola player Prof. Patrick Jüdt from Kunstakademie Bern and Anne Denholm, who is solo harpist in the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Lior Navok: "Veiled Echoes"
Arnold Bax: Trio Elegiac Trio
Andre Jolivet: Petite Suite
Maurice Ravel: Sonatine en Trio arr. flute, viola, harp
Mel Bonis: Scenes de la forêt
Marguerite Roesgen-Champion: Suite Francaise for flute and harp
Elizabeth Poston: Trio for flute, viola and harp
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 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 performed as a guest – 1st flutist – with many orchestras, including the orchestra in Covent Garden, Iceland's Symphony Orchestra, The Philharmonia and MusicAeterna.
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.
Anne Denholm received her Masters in 2015 from the Royal Academy of Music (RAM) with distinction, followed by the Renata Scheffel-Stein Harp Prize, the Sir Reginald Thatcher Prize and a Regency Award for Outstanding Achievement.
During her studies at The Royal Academy, she was the first harpist to win the historic RAM Club Prize, twice the winner of the Skaila Kanga Harp Prize, and the holder of the Headley Trust Award and the John Thomas Scholarship. In July 2015 she was appointed official harpist to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.
She is the fifth artist to retain this position since re-entry in 2000.