CONCERT IN SCHLOSSTHEATER SCHÖNBRUNN IN APRIL 2015

 

 

On April 03rd 2015 the Valsassina Ensemble Vienna performs a Concert at the Schlosstheater Schönbrunn with the conductor Filip Paluchowski and the Cellist Jakob Stepp.

PRIMAVERA FESTIVAL 2015 CONCERT WITH ROBERTO ABRAHAM

 

 

The Valsassina Ensemble cooperates with the mexican composer Roberto Abraham and will play for the first time 3 compositions of him in Vienna (Schlosstheater Schönbrunn)

CARNEGIE HALL DEBUT 2014

 

 

 

The Valsassina Ensemble Vienna is pleased to announce our Debut at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York City, USA.

MEXICAN STATE OPERA DEBUT
PALACIO DE BELLAS ARTES

 

 

In spring 2014 we had the great pleasure of playing or Debut at the most important Hall of Mexico City. Soloists: Ethel Merhaut, Soprano & León de Castillo, Tenor.

LÉON DE CASTILLO

 

an Austrian-Mexican Tenor, made his debut in Mexico at the early age of 5 and in Vienna at the age of 8 as a soloist with the 'Mozart Sängerknaben' at the "Volksoper", "Staatsoper" and also at the "Musikverein" and "Konzerthaus". He began his studies in 2007 at the "Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien" under Karlheinz Hanser and Gabriele Lechner and had his debut in 2008 with Placido Domingo in the Zarzuela "Luisa Fernanda" in "Theater an der Wien".

 

In 2010 he appeared there once again with the famous Tenor as the "Thug" in 'Il Postino', in 2009 with Christian Gerhaher as "Wachtmeister" in Henzes "Prinz von Homburg", and in 2011 as "Melibeo" at Haydn's "La Fedelta Premiata" and as "Mars" in Händels "Rynaldo" at the LifeBall in Vienna.

 

2012 saw his Debut at 'Bellas Artes' (State Opera Mexico) and that year he also sang the role of "Alfred" in "Die Fledermaus" at the "Teatro Peón Contreras". 2012 also included Lied-Recitals at the Austrian Cultural Forum, Concerts with a wide variety of symphony orchestras, etc.In 2013 he sang at the Wiener Konzerthaus, Wiener Musikverein, Wiener Ehrbar Saal, Bellas Artes, Teatro Peón Contreras and founded the Primavera Festival Vienna.

LUKAS MEDLAM

 

born in 1985, started the piano at the age of five and the violin at the age of six learning at first with his mother, herself a professional violinist, before going to the Purcell school where he studied with Paul Barritt, leader of the Halle Orchestra.

 

Lukas was leader of the Hampshire Youth Orchestra for two years but ultimately prefers the solo and chamber music repertoire. In 2000 Lukas won the Basingstoke Young Musician of the Year competition,  followed in June 2002 by the Newbury Young Musician of the Year both as a pianist. The award included a concerto performance with the Southern Sinfonia in Autumn 2003. Lukas studied violin for a year with Itzhak Rashkovsky at the Royal College of Music, before embarking on a four-year physics degree at Imperial College London, where a music scholarship ensured his continuing studies at the RCM.
He spent his third year in Padova, working on a major research project and learning Italian.  He performed the Barber Violin Concerto with the Imperial College Symphony Orchestra. Now that his academic pursuit is over, he plans to perform more concerts internationally and is commencing a masters in violin at the Vienna consertavoire.

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NEW DIRECTION IN 2015

 

 


Starting 2015 a new direction of the Orchestra started to work for the next seasons. News coming up soon !

PRIMAVERA FESTIVAL  CONCERTS 2015 WITH FILIP PALUCHOWSKI

 

 

The Valsassina Ensemble has invited
Filip Paluchowski to conduct the 2015 Primavera Festival Concerts.

JAKOB STEPP PLAYS HAYDN - CELLO

 

 

 

The Valsassina Ensemble Vienna is pleased to announce the performance of Joseph Haydns C Mayor Cello Concert which will be performed by Jakob Stepp - an excellent student of Heinrich Schiff.

VALSASSINA SOLOISTS - Nov. 2014

 

 

 

In Winter 2014 we played a concert at the Viennese Gaspalais, playing for the first time Shostakovichs Chamber Symphony (a.o.)

LUKAS MEDLAM WILL MOVE ON TO NEW CHALLENGES


We thank Lukas Medlam for his splendid participation being our member for several years and wish him all the best moving on to new challenges.

WIENER MUSIKVEREIN DEBUT



The Valsassina Ensemble celebrated a Debut Concert at the Wiener Musikverein together with the Soprano Ethel Merhaut, the tenor León de Castillo and the conductor Marc Leroy Calatayud.

CONCERTS IN MEXICO 2014

 

 

 

The Valsassina Ensemble Vienna is pleased to announce 22 upcoming concerts in Mexico.

These concerts take place in Mexico City, Cuernavaca and Mérida.

WIENER KONZERTHAUS DEBUT

 

 

 

Last fall on September 17th the Valsassina Ensemble played a Debut Concert at the distinguished Wiener Konzerthaus under the baton of Marta Gardolinska.

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SUPPORT


We support young conductors, composers, ensemble members and soloists.

COOPERATION WITH THE MEXICAN COMPOSER ROBERTO ABRAHAM

In fall 2014 we started a new cooperation with a talented composer: Roberto Abraham.

He studied in Vienna and Salzburg and performed in different international venues, as in Austria and in Mexico.

GILBERTO BOSQUES - DEDICATION



Valsassina Ensemble dedicated several concerts since 2012 to the mexican Consul - Gilberto Bosques - also know as the "MEXICAN SCHINDLER" - he saved more than 44.000 people by giving them Visas to Mexico in 1939 in Marselle, France.

EHRBAR SAAL DEBUT 2013



In December 2013 we played a concert at the Viennese Ehrbar Saal together with following artists: Marc Leroy-Calatayud, Conductor |  Ethel Merhaut, Soprano  |  Dorottya Lang, Mezzo Soprano  |  León de Castillo, Tenor and Leo Schmidt, Cello.

COOPERATION WITH DOBLINGER

 

 


Starting in 2013 / 2014 we cooperate with Music Publisher 'Musikhaus Doblinger Wien'.

Works of their artists will be played by Valsassina Ensemble.

MARTA GARDOLINSKA



Marta Gardolinska conducted the Viennese Radio Symphony Orchestra at the Goldener Saal of the Wiener Musikverein. Congratulations !

PRIMAVERA FESTIVAL  CONCERTS 2014 WITH MARC LEROY-CALATAYUD

 

 

The Valsassina Ensemble has invited
Marce Leroy-Calatayud to conduct the 2014 Primavera Festival Concerts.

FOCUS ON EISLER, RUBIN, SCHOENTHAL

 

 

 

Since 2013 a part of our repertoire focuses on the work of austrian and german composers that lived and worked in Mexico.

WE THANK OUR TECHNICIANS



Thanks a lot to our hardworking and diligent technicians: Konstantin Maier, Christian Hauff, F. Madio, Gernot Oberholzer, Rainer Wieden, David Sonntag, Georg Rodolf, Ernst Stephan und Radoslav Kontic.

CONSULTING GROUP
Dr. THOMAS ROTHSCHILD


Due to new demands and challenges we started a cooperation with Dr. Thomas Rothschild, who will serve us in the future as our consultant.

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MUSIC EDUCATION - VEDU


In our General Assembly in spring 2015 we started a new education programm "VEDU".

New music education projects will follow up soon !

COOPERATION WITH THE AUSTRIAN COMPOSER WILHELM SPULLER

In summer 2012 we started a new cooperation with a good friend of the Orchestra: Wilhelm Spuller.

He studied in Vienna at the Music University and at the Conservatory of the City of Vienna

PRIMAVERA FESTIVAL 2013



The resident Orchestra of the Primavera Festival Viena is the Valsassina Ensemble since 2013.

 

We dedicate our repertoire to the main topics: openness and tolerance.

A CONCERT WITH 3 CONDUCTORS

 

 


In the Viennese Gaspalais we presented a programme with 3 different conductors:

Ingmar Beck, Juan Miceli and Marc Leroy Calatayud.

COOPERATION WITH OWEN KILGOUR

 

 


News in our technical department.

The film production division will cooperate with Owen Kilgour

ENSEMBLE MEETINGS

 

 

 

The young members met several times at the Thurn-Valsassina Palace in the city center of Vienna to plan the future projects.

MEXICO TOUR 2015



In Spring 2014 the Valsassina Ensemble travelled through Mexico having more than 22 concerts - playing at the most important Concert Halls of Mexico as the Palacio de Bellas Artes or the Sala Nezahualcóyotl.

MEXICO TOUR WITH LEROY-CALATAYUD

 

 

 

The Valsassina Ensemble has invited
Marc Leroy-Calatayud to conduct the concerts during their tour in Mexico.

MUSIC RESEARCH



Together with University Professors and León de Castillo we researched in Mexico about different austrian and german composers living and working in Mexico.

CARIBBEAN CONCERTS

 

 

 

Valsassina Ensemble is proud to announce 5 concerts at the Caribbean Region of Mexico - 2 of them being open air concerts.

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REHEARSAL AT GALERIE NÄCHST ST. STEPHAN

 

A rehearsal was planned at the renowned austrian Galery Nächst St. Stephan.

The musical programm included music of Hanns Eisler and Paul Hindemith.

VALSASSINA REHEARSALS

 

 

The Valsassina Ensembles rehearsal schedule is programmed in relation to our concert schedule.

VALSASSINA STIMMFÜHRER REHEARSALS


The rehearsals of the leaders of the first, second violins, violas and cellli will be held at the viennese Palace Thurn-Valsassina.

ELECTION OF PRESS SPOKESMAN:
SLAVISA ZEZELJ


We elected our new press spokesman - Slavisa Zezelj.

Congratulations !

COOPERATION WITH
CY JOHANNSTRAUSSGASSE Production


The Valsassina Ensemble started a new cooperation with the video production specialists of CY JOHANNSTRAUSGASSE

WE THANK Mag. Dr. GEORG TONAUER



Mr. Dr. Tonauer helped us making our first steps as a young Chamber Orchestra in Vienna.

Thank you very much !

COOPERATION WITH THE BRITISH-AUSTRIAN COMPOSER LUKAS MEDLAM

 

 

We support the British-Austrian composer and violinist Lukas Medlam.

His compositions will be played in our next concerts. Congratulations Lukas !

VIENNESE PALACE SERIES



Suiting the viennese culture of musical performances at the distinguished concert halls at the "Wiener Palais" - we started our first concert and event series in different palaces in Vienna.

ATRIUM YOUNG ARTISTS



The collective of artists "Atrium Young Artists" - also known as AYA - will collaborate with us and we will be included to their Artist list.

COOPERATION WITH ATELIER

RAINER & STRAUSS


Our chosen graphic studio will be the Atelier Rainer & Strauss.

Web Design, Social Media and Video Productions !

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PHOTOSHOOTING WITH WOLFGANG BOHUSCH

We had our first photosthooting at the Donauweibchen Stiege of the Hotel Imperial in Vienna.

COOPERATION WITH STRING WINGS


Valsassina Ensemble Vienna started in 2012 a cooperatoin with the international string cooperation String Wing.

COOPERATION WITH INGMAR BECK AND JUAN MARTIN MICELLI


The Valsassina Ensemble Vienna will start a cooperation with two young conductors Ingmar Beck and Juan Martin Micelli.

A NEW HOMEPAGE



www.valsassina-ensemble.com

goes online !

INVITATION LORENZ MÜLLER

 

 

 

We invited the young viennese conductor Lorenz Müller to cooperate with us at our last event at Palais Schönburg.

 

 

 

CY & EP

 

 

 

Valsassina Ensemble was born in our social gatherings at the viennese Palais Thurn-Valsassina.

 

 

 

EVENT  AT VIENNESE KAISERHAUS

 

 

 

Our first Event will take place at the viennese Palais Kaiserhaus. The Conductor Filip Paluchowski will lead the coaching of the music direction.

INTERNATIONAL MEMBERS



Our members are international students and graduates of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, the Conservatory of Vienna, the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, the Joseph Haydn Conservatory Eisenstadt and the Mozarteum Salzburg

VALSASSINA ENSEMBLE IS BORN !

 

 

 

Let's celebrate !

Contact:.

The Valsassina Ensemble Vienna -  www.valsassina-ensemble.com

Directory Board:

León de Castillo, Slavisa Zezelj, Florian Moser, Max Smirzitz

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