In 2019, 30 Orlando chamber musicians and soloists will make every effort to make all programs a joy to listen to. And then we don’t even include the 20 singers of the Opera Zuid Theatre Choir (they sing with the Gruppo Montebello in Psalm 23 by Alexander Zemlinsky).
Besides the many returning musicians and permanent ensembles (Russian Quartet and Osiris Trio), you can also enjoy the following musicians in August, who make their first debut at Orlando: soprano Anna Lucia Richter (in songs by Anton Webern and Alban Berg), violinist Kristian Winther ( o.a. in the first Violin Sonata by Béla Bartók and the monumental violin concerto by Max Reger), violinist Shunske Sato, artistic director Bach Vereniging (a.o. in works by Bach, Van Eijken, Mozart), pianist Shuann Chai (a.o. Beethoven, Hummel, Schumann), trumpeter Cyrus Allyar (Webern, Poulenc, Kox) and trombonist Arno Schipdam (Webern, Poulenc).
Harpist Judith Soumillion was here last year as well, she will return for some special works (Webern, Fauré, Liszt). Clarinetist Lluís Casanova Martínez was part of the masterclass last year. He made a huge impression with his playing, reason enough for us to invite him to return this year as a ‘real’ Orlando musician. He now plays bass clarinet, in the Gruppo Montebello in works by Webern and with the wind quintet of the Gruppo in Mládí by Leoš Janáček.