Composition + Performance Workshop. ULYSSES Ensemble, Oliver Knussen and Colin Matthews


07/2017 Snape Maltings – UK

 

This renowned course directed by Oliver Knussen and Colin Matthews is one of Snape Maltings, the home of Aldeburgh Music, longest-running schemes and boasts many successful alumni including such names as Thomas Adès, Julian Anderson, Anna Meredith and Francisco Coll-Garcia.

 

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Oliver Knussen © Mark Allan BBC

 

From 4th to 14th July 2017 an ensemble of 16 instrumentalists joins six young composers to develop new music as well as prepare key repertoire pieces from the last 100 years. Oliver Knussen and Colin Matthews lead a group of eminent tutors who, in recent years, have included Michael Thompson (horn), Zoe Martlew (cello), and Melinda Maxwell (oboe).

 

This course is part of the ULYSSES Network and the ensemble forms the core of the new ULYSSES Ensemble, to be launched in 2017.
Besides participating to the workshop at Snape Maltings, the young musicians will join the ULYSSES ensemble on a tour to Ircam in Paris (FR) and Royaumont Foundation (FR).

 

All new music is showcased in a final performance on Friday 14th July, which will be repeated in a high-profile concert at the 2018 Aldeburgh Festival.

 

You can find a very interesting article about this workshop program at Snape Maltings here.

 

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Colin Matthews © Fiona Garden

 

More information here.

 

Musicians participating to the ULYSSES Ensemble during its tour stop at Snape Maltings:

Flute Zachary Sheets
Oboe Hannah Weisbach
Clarinet I Gleb Kanasevich
Bassoon Hae Won Oh Kim
Horn Daniel Brottman
Trumpet Chloé Abbott
Trombone Antonio Jimenez
Violin Jacobo Hernandez-Enriquez
Violin Veronique Mathieu
Viola Alfonso Noriega
Cello Emilie Gerard-Charest
Bass Nazarii Stets
Harp Rahel Schweizer
Percussion Kaja Farszy
Percussion II Gyula Lajho
Piano Daniele Fasani

 

At Snape Maltings, the participants will work on this repertoire among other pieces:

 

 

 

 

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