Stockholm Masterclasses and Orchestra 2019

Klavs Lewinsky

Klavs Lewinsky er uddannet som pianist fra Det Kgl. Danske Musikkonservatorium, hvor han
tog diplomeksamen i 1991.Endvidere har han en bachelorgrad i musikvidenskab fra Københavns
Universitet.
Har i en årrække virket som repetitør/akkompagnatør i utallige sammenhænge, som f.eks. :
Timelærer i repetition samt akkompagnatør på musikkonservatoriet, repetitør ved Det Kgl. Teater, repetition ved opera- og korprojekter etc.
I de senere år har han dog valgt at koncentrere sig om at arbejde med operagenren, hvilket han
ser som sit hovedområde. Han har her oparbejdet et omfattende kendskab til repertoire, stil, og
ikke mindst sangteknik, som han formidler til både aktive og kommende operasangere.

Aurora Chamber Orchestra Tour – May 2019

OLD OX FESTIVAL 2019

Giovanni Sollima

Camilla Tilling

 A successful debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier) was the start of a relationship which has seen her return to London as Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Dorinda (Orlando), Oscar (Un ballo in maschera), Arminda (La finta giardiniera), Gretel (Hansel und Gretel) and most recently as Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) – a role she has also performed for San Francisco Opera, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Bayerische Staatsoper and Opéra national de Paris. Camilla Tilling has appeared at The Metropolitan Opera as both Zerlina (Don Giovanni) and Nannetta (Falstaff), at Opéra national de Paris and Teatro alla Scala as Ilia (Idomeneo), and she’s performed the role of Sophie at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre, La Monnaie and at the Munich Opera Festival. She’s also enjoyed success as the Governess (The Turn of the Screw) for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice) at Salzburg Mozartwoche, Donna Clara (Der Zwerg) at Bayerische Staatsoper, and l’Ange (Saint François d’Assise) for Dutch National Opera. She’s appeared as Mélisande (Pelléas et Mélisande) at Madrid’s Teatro Real, Semperoper Dresden and with the Los Angeles Philharmonic; and she recently debuted the role of Contessa (Le nozze di Figaro) at Drottningholms Slottsteater and at Royal Swedish Opera. This season Camilla Tilling returns to Stockholm for her role debut as Blanche de la Force (Dialogues des Carmélites) under Marc Soustrot, and she also performs the role of Mélisande for Finnish National Opera under Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Peter Jablonski

Award-winning Swedish pianist Peter Jablonski has been in demand around the globe for nearly three decades as one of the leading classical music performers. His eclectic and extensive repertoire includes over fifty piano concertos by European, Russian, and American composers and all piano sonatas by Prokofiev.

Praised by Claudio Abbado for his sensitive interpretations, Jablonski is known for his extraordinary breadth of understanding and insight into the piano masterpieces he has been performing on major world stages. He has appeared with world leading orchestras such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Kirov, La Scala Philharmonic, Tonhalle Zurich, Orchestre Nationale de France, NHK Tokyo, DSO Berlin, Warsaw Philharmonic, Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Jablonski was awarded the prestigious Edison and Grammophone Classical Music awards for his extensive discography made for Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, and Philips. In January 2018 he signed a multi-disk recording contract with Ondine, which will include recordings of Scriabin’s complete mazurkas, the complete sonatas by Anton Rubinstein, and works by Aleksey Stanchinsky.

Jablonski is a Steinway Artist and recipient of the Litteris et Artibus medal for his services to culture, granted to him by the King of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf. He was granted a prestigious prize Svenskar i Världen (International Swedish Personality of the Year), receiving it before ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, and Astrid Lindgren.

Masterclass Conditions

Alexander Sitkovetsky, Violin

Alexander Sitkovetsky

“Sitkovetsky has a terrific technique to be sure, but his confident, entirely natural musicianship, is what sets him apart from the crowd.”-The Gramophone

“Mr Sitkovetsky poured his warm tone into the music’s soaring phrases, managing to sustain its impassioned lyricism and preserve its broad arcs of sound” – The New York Times

Alexander Sitkovetsky is increasingly more in demand both as soloist and as chamber musician. In 2009-2010 Alexander has performed once again with the BBC Concert Orchestra, the National Orchestra in Ecuador, and make his debuts with the l’Orchestre de Pau Pays de Béarn, and the Kammeorchester Heilbronn in Germany. He also made his debut with the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Denmark, where he on very short notice played Prokofiev no. 1. The concert was a tremendous success and he was reinvited. Sitkovetsky will also make his Swedish debut in 2010-11 seaon with Malmö Symphony Orchestra, where he wil play Brahms Double Concerto with Andreas Brantelid, conducted by Marc Soustrot.
He will also appear at the Dubrovnik, Utrecht, Cyprus and Julia Fischer and Friends Festivals as well as returning to the Wigmore Hall, and giving recitals in the UK, Holland and the USA.
In 2008 he debuted in Amsterdam Concertgebouw with the Netherlands Philharmonic with Yakov Kreizberg after which he received an immediate re-invitation for the 2010-2011 . Other previous engagements include concerts with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, the Southbank Sinfonia, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bangkok, Monterey Symphonies and the National Orchestra of Ecuador. He has appeared in prestigious festivals all over Europe.

Alexander is a committed chamber musician and has collaborated with some of the most important artists of today, including, Julia Fischer, Mischa Maisky, Bella Davidovich, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Julian Rachlin, Janine Jansen, Sarah Chang, Natalie Clein, Polina Leschenko, Julian Bliss, Maxim Rysanov, Sebastian Klinger, Michael Sanderling and many others.

Alexander Sitkovetsky was born in Moscow in 1983. He has studied with Natalia Boyarsky and Professor Hu Kun. Alexander is currently studying with Pavel Vernikov and has just been accepted for a prestigious Further Masters Program in Kronberg where he will take lessons with Anna Chumachenko.

He has released two CD recordings for Angel Records; one of them was released in 2004 and features concerto performances by Bach, Mendelssohn, Panufnik and Takemitsu This year Alexander has recorded the Mendelssohn Double Violin Concerto with Dinorah Varsi and the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra for Orfeo, and the Bach Double Violin Concerto with Julia Fischer and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields for Decca.