Concert No. 2


9th August

'Saftstationen - Damme'

Anne Denholm, Alena Walentin, Timotheé Botbol, Jordan Sian & Niklas Walentin

Anne Denholm received her Master’s in 2015 from the Royal Academy of Music (RAM) with distinction, graduating with the Renata Scheffel-Stein Harp Prize, the Sir Reginald Thatcher prize and a Regency Award for notable achievement. Whilst at the Royal Academy, she was the first harpist to win the historic RAM Club Prize, twice winner of the Skaila Kanga Harp Prize, and holder of a Headley Trust Award and the John Thomas Scholarship. In July 2015 she was appointed Official Harpist to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, the 5th artist to hold this position since its reinstatement in 2000.

Jordan Sian has performed as a chamber musician across Europe in concert halls including the Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre, Sage Gateshead, Cadogan Hall and the Kammermusiksall of the Berlin Philharmonie. Recent festival appearances have included both Illuminating Britten and Dialogue at the Barbican Centre, the Allegrovivo Kammermusikfestival in Austria and Gaestival in Switzerland. He has been a prizewinner in international competitions, receiving awards from the European Music Festival for Young People, Val Tidone Strings Competition, Worshipful Company of Musicians and BBC Performing Arts Fund. 

Alena Walentin is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music and an Altus Artist. She is a reciepient of numerous prizes such as the 1st prizes at British Flute Society’s Competitions, International Flute Competition “Friedrich Kuhlau”and Royal Academy of Music flute competition.

Alena Walentin performed joint recitals with such big figures as Emmanuel Pahud and William Bennet. She has performed at the most prestigious UK venues including Royal Festival Hall, Buckingham Palace, Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall, Windsor Castle, and the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. 

Swiss cellist Timothée Botbol is a Park Lane Group Young Artist, Yeomen of the Worshipful Company of Musicians and Concordia Artist. Starting his early musical education in Geneva at the Jaques Dalcroze Institute, he later progressed to the Lausanne Haute École de Musique and the Royal College of Music on the Artist Diploma program. He is currently holding a trial position as sub-principal cellist with the Welsh National Opera. In addition to cello, Timothée has performed regularly as a baritone soloist, singing at Geneva’s Victoria Hall accompanied by the Geneva Chamber Orchestra.

Niklas Walentin, Danish/Swiss, born in 1994, began playing violin at the age of six. He is an international 

acclaimed soloist and has appeared with all the Danish States orchestras and abroad played recitals and concertos at prestigeous venues like The Mariinsky Theater and the Philharmonia in Sct. Petersburg, Carnegie Hall in New York and The Phillips Collection in Washington. He is triple prize winner of The 9th Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition and the Danish Critics Award 2015. Niklas Walentin is the violinist in Trio Vitruvi and the artistic director at Møn Sommerkoncert.

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