The 2016 Queen Elisabeth Musical Voyage will start in Lisbon next Friday 9.9.16 and arrive in Barcelona on Friday 16.9.16. It will showcase masters in residence, soloists in residence and alumni as well as international renowned soloists, in various locations and concert halls around the Iberian Peninsula. More information here
Music Chapel on tour: Lisboa – Sevilla – Tanger – Granada – Menorca – Barcelona
A Mendelssohn Program with Gulbenkian Orchestra Lisbon – Vlaams Radio Koor – Hervé Niquet, conductor – Anne-Catherine Gillet, soprano – Leon Kosavic, baritone – Denzil Delaere, tenor – Bertrand Duby, bass
Located in the centre of The Royal Alcazar of Seville, the Patio de la Monteria will provide an outstanding concert location.
With: Augustin Dumay, violin – Alexandra Cooreman, violin – Miguel da Silva, viola – Hélène Desaint, viola – Jeong Hyoun Lee, cello – Ori Epstein, cello – Kerson Leong, violin – Gulbenkian Orchestra Lisbon – Christopher Warren-Green, conductor – Piotr Anderszewski, piano
The Kasbah Palace also known as the Sultanate Palace overlooks the bay of Tangier with an amazing panoramic view over the Straits.
With: Maria João Pires, piano – Kaito Kobayashi, piano
The Monasterio de San Jerónimo, founded by Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon, is an exclusive venue for a concert…
With: Michel Serres, auteur & récitant – Miguel da Silva, viola – Mathieu van Bellen, violin – Kerson Leong, violin – Ori Epstein, cello
The Mahon theatre, built in 1829, is Spain’s oldest opera house. It was designed in a horseshoe shape for optimal acoustic quality.
With: Gulbenkian Orchestra Lisbon – Christopher Warren-Green, conductor – Augustin Dumay, violin – Miguel da Silva, viola – Maria João Pires, piano
For a whole week, several masters in residence, guest soloists, young soloists in residence at the Music Chapel and one of the best chamber orchestras in the world combine their talents to deliver to an enthusiastic audience, meetings, rehearsals, master classes and two daily concerts – one on board, the other on land, always at an exceptional location.
Piotr Anderszewski, piano
Born in Warsaw, recognised as one of the most inspired musicians of his generation, Piotr Anderszewski is a regular guest of the Berlin Philharmonic, the symphony orchestras of Boston, Chicago and London, the Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Sinfonia Varsovia, with whom he has made several recordings. Bach, Chopin and Szymanowski are at the heart of his repertoire – as pianist and as conductor – and have earned him a number of awards.
Anne-Catherine Gillet, soprano
At a very young age the Belgian soprano Anne-Catherine Gillet joined the company of the Opéra Royal de Wallonie where she took on the first roles of her career. Since 2003 she has performed a string of important roles at the Zürich Opera House and then at the Opéra-Comique de Paris as well as at the Opéra National de Paris. She has also sung at the Chorégies d’Orange, in Frankfurt and more recently at La Monnaie. She is growing particularly fond of the French nineteenth-century repertoire.
Christopher Warren-Green, conductor
Violinist and conductor British-born Christopher Warren-Green has held the position of Music Director of the London Chamber Orchestra and the Megaron Athens Orchestra since 1998 and 2004 respectively. He regularly conducts the Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, BBC Concert and London Philharmonic orchestras in London, a range of prestigious orchestras in the United States and the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Japan. He has recorded for BMG, EMI, Philips, Virgin, Chandos and DGG.
Hervé Niquet, conductor
Harpsichordist, organist, pianist, singer, composer, choir and orchestra conductor, Hervé Niquet is the founder and leader of the ensemble Le Concert Spirituel, musical director of the Flemish Radio Choir, and first guest conductor of the Brussels Philharmonic. He has performed with these ensembles and as a guest conductor in the most prestigious concert halls and festivals: Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and Philharmonie de Paris, Theater an der Wien, Théâtre de La Monnaie in Brussels, the Barbican Centre in London, etc. A leading expert on the baroque, he is also acknowledged as a specialist of French music in general, from Lully to Debussy and Ravel.
It was back in 1962 that the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation decided to establish a permanent orchestral body, which initially consisted of only twelve pieces. This collective was successively enlarged up to a permanent body of sixty six instrumentalists. This structure allows Orquestra Gulbenkian to interpret a wide repertoire which spans all of the Classical period, a significant part of 19th century orchestral literature and much of the music of the 20th century. Each season the orchestra executes a regular series of concerts at the Gulbenkian Grand Auditorium in Lisbon, working together with some of the biggest names in the world of music. It has also performed on numerous locations all over Portugal. The orchestra has been gradually expanding his activities in the international level, performing in Europe, Asia Africa and the Americas. Paul McCreesh was appointed Principal Conductor of Orquestra Gulbenkian beginning 2014.
Vlaamse Radio Koor
Housed in the Flagey Radio Building (Brussels, Belgium) since the 2005-2006 season, the Vlaams Radio Koor is a professional chamber choir whose programme includes works from the entire repertoire, with a particular emphasis on Flemish and contemporary music. It also commissions works from composers on a regular basis. Founded in 1937 by the former Belgian national broadcasting corporation INR/NIR, it was privatised in 1998, but has retained its radio chorus status. Bo Holten, was its first conductor. Since 2011 Hervé Niquet became the chief-conductor of the 24 singers.
Marcel Quillévéré, Speaker
A linguist by training, Marcel Quillévéré taught Spanish and music from a very young age. In 1977 he joined the Opéra Studio de Paris, then perfected his skills at the Julliard School of New York. All the while pursuing a career as an opera singer, he travelled across the Americas and discovered unpublished scores by Villa-Lobos in Rio. In 1995 he began his first radio broadcasts. In parallel he wrote several musical shows. He then became the assistant general director of the Opéra de Marseille and an advisor to the Théâtre du Châtelet. Since 2010 he has been juggling radio shows and conferences as well as travelling.