HVEM & HVAD: Pre Festival Talk – Michael Bo taler med komponist & forfatter Karl Aage Rasmussen og dirigent & musikforsker Mark Tatlow
HVEM & HVAD: Åbningskoncert "Fra Monteverdi til Vivaldi" med Festival Orkestret
Ved Åbningskoncerten kl. 15.00-16.00 præsenterer alle festivalens kunstnere musik af Monteverdi - Gabrieli - Corelli og selvfølgelig Vivaldi.
Festivalen åbnes af NEMF-medlem og formand for Næstved Kommunes Demokrati- og Kulturudvalg Linda Frederiksen.
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Peter Spissky, violin & Artistic direction
Peter Spissky, violin & Artistic direction
Peter Spissky studied violin at the Music Academy in Bratislava, Slovakia (soloist diploma 1991), and the Music Academy in Malmö, Sweden, where he received a soloist diploma in 1995. From 1988, parallel with his modern violin studies, he intensively researched in historical performance practice and 1999 was appointed a concertmaster in Concerto Copenhagen, the leading baroque orchestra in Europe. With CoCo, Peter is involved in concert tours (i.e. Musikverein in Vienna, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, USA and Japan) and recordings with conductors such as Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Paul Hillier, Andrew Lawrence-King and Alfredo Bernardini.
Apart from his concertmaster position in Concerto Copenhagen, Peter Spissky is a musical director of Camerata Øresund, orchestra of young generation players based in Copenhagen/Malmö. Camerata has launched their official debut in November 2010 with a series of concerts called “Bach on the Bridge” (hinting on the Oresund bridge connecting south Sweden with Denmark), including Bach violin concertos. Between 2000-2010 he made a great success with the chamber group Baroque Fever, known for its extrovert energetic shows, bringing the early music to the new younger audiences.
As a guest concertmaster/conductor he appears regularly with Barokkanerne in Oslo, Baroque Aros in Aarhus, Skalholt Bach Consort in Iceland, Finnish Baroque Orchestra, Jönköping Sinfonietta, Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, and Tallinn Chamber Orchestra. As a violinist he participates in Barokksolistene (Oslo), Solamente naturali (Baratislava), Festspiel Orchester Göttingen and Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra (with Stephen Stubbs and Paul Odette).
Peter Spissky is a teacher in baroque violin at the Musikhögskolan i Malmö, Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium in Copenhagen and gives Master Classes all around Scandinavia.
In September 2010 he was accepted at the Lund University for an artistic research program, leading to a doctorate.
Barokensemblet Camerata Øresund blev startet i 2010 og samler den nyeste generation af barok musikere som har studeret på Konservatorierne i Øresundsregionen, eller er flyttet hertil for at starte en karriere i områdets spændende musik miljø. Camerata Øresunder blevet kendt for sin kommunikative og energiske spillestil, og sin unge eksplosive entusiasme. Ensemblets musikere har alle specialiseret sig i historisk opførelsespraksis og ledes af violinisten og barokspecialisten Peter Spissky. Camerata Øresund lægger stor vægt på den fleksible interaktion mellem musikerne og nyder at både skabe og formidle musikken i det levende øjeblik af opførslen.
Lige fra starten har Camerata Øresund lagt vægt på at finde og præsentere unge talenter, både instrumentalister og sangere. Peter Spisskys entusiastiske pædagogiske aktivitet på Musikhögskolan i Malmö, DKDM og MGK, har tiltrukket unge musikere og givet dem et kreativt og musikalsk tiltag til tidlig musik. Og strømmen af talenter fortsætter.
HVEM & HVAD: Artist Talk – Karin Fich interviewer Robert Hollingworth og Mark Tatlow
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Robert has spent much of his life looking for ways to share his love of Renaissance and 20th/21st century music, often by creating ground-breaking projects which present music to audiences in innovative ways. He founded I Fagiolini in 1986; with them he has presented their signature projects including Simunye, The Full Monteverdi, Tallis in Wonderland, and How Like An Angel (with Australian contemporary circus group C!RCA), and Betrayal: a polyphonic crime drama (for singers and dancers based on the music of Gesualdo), which premiered at the Barbican in May 2015.Norddeutscher Rundfunk Chor, Nederlands Kamerkoor, Narodowe Forum Muzyki, Wrocław (Acis & Galatea), Symphonieorchester Wuppertal (Judas Maccabeus) and Monteverdi L’Orfeo in Venice. In 2016 he conducted the Danish National Vocal Ensemble in a new conceptual project, Angels and Demons, and makes his debut with RIAS Kammerkoor in 2018.
In 2011, his world premiere recording of Striggio Mass in 40 Parts was released on Decca with an all-star UK line-up, remaining at the top of the specialist classical chart for nearly four months and winning the 2011 Gramophone Early Music Award and a Diapason d’or de l’année. 1612 Italian Vespers was released on Decca in June 2012 and was chosen as Gramophone CD of the Month and was performed live in the 2012 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. Robert arranged the music for the album Shakespeare: The Sonnets and appeared extensively on BBC TV and radio discussing the disc. Amuse-Bouche (French Choral Delicacies) was released on Decca Classics in April 2016, was CD of the Month for Gramophone Magazine, and shortlisted for a 2016 Gramophone Classical Music Award. It includes the world premiere and film of Jean Françaix 12-voice Ode à la gastronomie: “entirely fresh and unexpected, a recording that’s a bit sexy, a bit silly and absolutely, unmissably superb.” (Gramophone) 2017 album releases include Peerson Grave Chamber Music with Fretwork and Monteverdi: The Other Vespers, in collaboration with Monteverdi’s 450th anniversary and the 2017 tour, ‘Living Monteverdi’.
Robert has worked on a number of films and writes and presents for BBC Radio 3 (CD Review, The Early Music Show, The Choir and Discovering Music). In 2012 he ran a conducting masterclass and lecture for the American Choral Directors’ Association conference and was the Special Guest Director & speaker at the Association of British Choral Director’s 30th annual convention (2015). His MA in solo-voice-ensemble singing at the University of York (where he is a Reader in Music) is now in its fourth year.
HVEM & HVAD: Opera-premiere: Antonio Vivaldi: 'Il Giustino'
Giustino: Steffen Jespersen (counter tenor) – Arianna: Beate Mordal (soprano)
Anastasio: Fanny Kempe (mezzo) – Amanzio: Frøy Hovland Holtbakk (soprano)
Leocasta: Julia Ojansivu (soprano) – Vitaliano: Johan Olsson (tenor)
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Operaen ‘Il Giustino’
Næstved Early Music Festival - NEMF præsenterer barokoperaen ‘Il Giustino’ af italienske Antonio Vivaldi, 17-19. august.
Vivaldi som særligt er berømt for alle sine violinkoncerter blandt andre ‘De fire Årstider’ skrev også en lang række sjældent opførte operaer. NEMFs kunstneriske leder, violinist Peter Spissky har valgt operaen 'Il Giustino', der handler om bonden Giustino, som redder en prinsesses liv og derpå bliver involveret i nogle magtkampe om kejsertronen i Konstantinopel.
Det er lykkedes NEMF at få fat på italienske Deda Cristina Colonna til at instruere operaen i Næstved med nogle af skandinaviens mest lovende sangere. Colonna var i 2015 nomineret til en Reumert for en anden Vivaldi-opera under Copenhagen Opera Festival
Instruktør: Deda Cristina Colonna
Musikalsk ledelse: Peter Spissky
Orkester: Camerata Øresund
Giustino: Steffen Jespersen (counter tenor)
Arianna: Beate Mordal (soprano)
Anastasio: Fanny Kempe (mezzo)
Amanzio: Frøy Hovland Holtbakk (soprano)
Leocasta: Julia Ojansivu (soprano)
Vitaliano: Johan Olsson (tenor)
Deda Cristina Colonna, Opera Director
Deda Cristina Colonna, Opera Director
Deda Cristina Colonna is a director and choreographer; her favourite repertoire is Baroque and Classical opera, as well as all the works through-composed. Her style is deeply influenced by her own stage experience, with a special expertise in baroque dance, rhetorical gesture and period acting. Although it is based on historically informed practice , her work reaches out to today's audiences through the use of a modern stage style, influenced also by drama and other forms of contemporary theater.
Deda Cristina Colonna graduated in classical ballet at Civico Istituto Musicale Brera (Novara) and at Ecole Supérieure d’Etudes Chorégraphiques (Paris). She graduated from the Sorbonne, specialising in Renaissance and Baroque Dance. Later she graduated from the acting school of Teatro Stabile di Genova and acted in productions from Shakespeare to Chekhov and Genet in Italy, France and Germany. She has worked with the company Theater der Klänge (Düsseldorf) and was a soloist and guest choreographer with the New York Baroque Dance Company.
As a director she created original works, among which Voluptas Dolendi - I Gesti del Caravaggio, from the 15th and 16th Centuries Tetraktys ovvero la prima età del mondo (Teatro Verdi, Trieste), and has choreographed and / or staged over 25 works, among which, recently: Ottone in Villa by F. Vivaldi (Copenhagen Opera Festival: nomination for the Reumert Award for best opera 2014), Il Giasone by F. Cavalli and Il Matrimonio Segreto by D. Cimarosa (Drottningholm Palace Theatre), L'Incoronazione di Poppea by C. Monteverdi and Gesualdo-Shadows by the contemporary composer Bo Holten (Copenhagen Royal Opera/Takkelloftet), Armide by J.B. Lully (Innsbruck Festival of Early Music / Music Festival Potsdam Sanssouci), Nina, o sia la Pazza per Amore by G. Paisiello and Comala by P. Morandi for Vadstena-Akedemien (Sweden), Didone Abbandonata by L. Vinci (Opera Florence / Maggio Musicale Fiorentino). She has been teaching baroque dance, gesture and acting for over 25 years and has taught courses and master classes in various Institutions in Italy and abroad. In 2014 she was Guest Visiting Professor at University of Stockholm/Performing Premodernity.
She was Director of the Dance School of Civico Istituto Brera in Novara, Italy from 2008 to 2013. Her research in baroque dance have been published in the acts of various international conventions and in the trade press. She works in Italian, English, French, German and Spanish.
HVEM & HVAD: Alehouse med Barokksolistene og Bjarte Eike
"Oliver Cromwell (1599 - 1658) var en særdeles streng og puritanske herre, der var overbevist om, at han var Guds udvalgte redskab. Så hans mission var at omskabe Britannien til en jordisk gudsstat. Intet mindre! Derfor lukkede han bl.a. teatrene, men folkets musik lod sig selvfølgelig ikke udrydde. Den flyttede til mere ydmyge og trange, men ikke mindre livlige øl-knejper, "alehouses", og det er denne levende kultur, der har fascineret Barokksolistene.
De spiller fremragende, til dels på historiske instrumenter, og her har de og deres kunstneriske leder, violinisten Bjarte Eike, påtaget sig at genskabe stemningen fra Cromwells England. Det lykkes i den grad. Det er lige før, man rækker hånden op og råber på mere øl - og endelig også mere musik!"
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Barokksolistene, founded and led by Norwegian violinist and Artistic Director Bjarte Eike, is a baroque ensemble that “brings the raw rhythms of Scandinavian folk music to… the high baroque” (- Financial Times). They draw on their native influences and traditions to produce unique projects and programmes that range from performances of Handel’s operas to their unique, branded Alehouse Sessions. They are currently the Ensemble-in-Residence at the Bergen National Opera. Recent highlights have included a critically acclaimed production of Handel’s Alcina with the Norwegian National Opera, a series of performances in Norway of a reconstruction of Bach’s St Mark Passion and a European tour of Alehouse Sessions to mark their 10th anniversary in 2015. Upcoming performances include appearances at many of Europe’s leading venues and festivals, including the Musikverein in Vienna, Norwegian National Opera, Den Ny Opera in Esbjerg, Utrecht Early Music Festival, Klagenfurt Festival, the Rheingau Festival and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.