Sa 30. März 2019
20:30

La Vida Loca 'Bridges' (ROM/VEZ)

Matei Ioachimescu: flute
Alfredo Ovalles: piano

Der rumänische Flötenvirtuose Matei Ioachimescu und der vielseitige venezolanische Pianist Alfredo Ovalles, die beide in Wien ihre Zelte aufgeschlagen haben, führen ihr erfolgreiches Projekt La Vida Loca, das der Kammermusik für Flöte und Piano neues Leben einhaucht und für frische Impulse sorgt, 2019 mit einem neuem Werk namens „Bridges“ fort. Die beiden Ausnahmemusiker setzen sich mit ihren neuen, modernen Arrangements von in Venezuela, Peru, Argentinien, Kuba und Brasilien bekannten und populären Stücken über alle Grenzen zwischen Klassik, Jazz, Rock und zeitgenössischer Musik hinweg und bereichern ihr Repertoire mit Einflüssen aus aller Welt. In ihrem aktuellen Programm präsentieren sie – neben vielen anderen Überraschungen – ein außergewöhnliches Stück von Beat Furrer sowie eine neue Komposition (entstanden als Auftragsarbeit für ihr Projekt) des jungen Rumänen Cristian Lolea. Musikalische Erzählungen über die Freude am Leben oder verbotene Liebe, ein Loblied auf die Natur oder die brennende Sehnsucht nach der Vergangenheit werden da mit so viel Einfallsreichtum und explosiver Virtuosität kombiniert, dass die Zuhörer in den Sitzen tanzen, mitsingen und farbenfrohe Welten voll Leidenschaft bereisen können. (Pressetext)

“His playing moved the audience deeply, after each concert there were people in tears and the ovations were unusually long. Matei Ioachimescu is one of the greatest flutists, I have ever heard.” Kalevi Aho (composer)

Matei Ioachimescu, renowned Romanian flutist, has a very intense artistic activity as a soloist or as a member of several chamber music ensembles, being praised for his interpretations of baroque, contemporary music but also for his cross-over recitals. A graduate of the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, his home city by choosing, he won several competitions and grants (Thyl-Dürr or Yehudi Menuhin Foundation) and his collaborations with some of the most interesting musicians from Europe were unanimously appreciated by the audience in concert halls like Konzerthaus Wien, Ateneul Roman, Conservatorio Santa Cecilia, Budapest Music Center or Suntory Hall. His debut CD - "Lumiére", released in 2014 together with pianist Catalina Butcaru, is seen as an album of reference for the two instruments and was highly praised by the critics in Austria and Romania. His intense musical activity and the great quality of his projects brought him the title of « Ambassador of Integration » granted by the Austrian Secretary of the State. Matei Ioachimescu is invited as a member of the jury in several international competitions and has an important pedagogic activity reflected by numerous master-classes and workshops held in Romania, Croatia, Hungary and Austria.

Alfredo Ovalles is one of the most active soloists and chamber musicians from Venezuela. Having performed in places as diverse as Belarus, Germany, Spain, Mexico and the Dominican Republic, he has had the pleasure of playing in halls such as the Berliner Philharmonie, the Wiener Konzerthaus, Wiener Musikverein and London’s King’s Place. A strong advocate for contemporary music, Alfredo is always trying to test the limits of the piano as an instrument and looking to combine it with percussion instruments and expand it with electronic sounds. Due to his never-ending desire for musical experimentation, Alfredo devotes a big part of his time working with composers and performing premieres of pieces written for him or in collaboration with groups like Diaspora Duo, Green Thing Ensemble, and The Black Page Orchestra.

Mit freundlicher Unterstützung der Österreichisch-Rumänische Gesellschaft (www.austrom.eu)