Young musicians inspire through early music
It is an integral part of the Festival philosophy to offer promising up-and-coming artists from the European early music scene an international platform. This takes place not only in the context of the eeemerging project, but also in chamber music concerts featuring young ensembles and in our large-scale productions.
Young Talent in the Festival
After being awarded a degree in architecture, Dorota Karolczak has focused mainly on the art of staging spatial concepts by means of theatre, performances, art and design. Following numerous jobs as an assistant or project manager in the field of scenery for operas and musicals, she is designing set and costumes for this year’s »Festival opera Rodrigo.
Raphael Höhn gained his first experience of singing as an alto soloist in the Zürich Boys’ Choir, before studying voice at Zürich University of the Arts, and was awarded a master’s degree in early music at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. He’s a member of the vocal ensemble Voces Suaves, and a prizewinner at the International Bach Competition in Leipzig. In the »Festival’s oratorio Saul, he sings the role of the High Priest.
She was four years old when she heard a dulcimer played for the first time, and fell in love immediately with its crystalline, celestial sound. Today, Franziska Fleischanderl is a virtuoso on this rather special instrument. With her ensemble for historical salterio music, Il Dolce Conforto, she has already recorded two prize-winning CDs much acclaimed by the musical press. As a solo performer, she will be appearing at the »Sunrise! Concert.
Concerto di Margherita
In 2014, the five young musicians from the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis got together to form the ensemble Concerto di Margherita, which marries their own voices to the instrumental sound of theorbo, viola da gamba, baroque guitar, harp and lute. The main repertoire focuses on self-accompanied vocal and instrumental music of the late 16th century. Since 2016, the quintet has been supported by the »‘eeemerging’ scholarship programme, and will be appearing at the »Late Evening Concert on May 25, 2019.
Titelbild oben: Alciro Theodoro da Silva