Summer Festivals Part XII - HELLO STAGErs and their Festivals!
It’s time to look at the members who have
their own festivals as well as festivals who are
members of our community!
can already relax and look back to an extremely successful
2015 before she starts her busy season in October
which will see concerts in Turkey, the UK and Luxembourg.
The festival and it’s Festival Academy
is held in the small fishing village of Gümüşlük
on the south west coast of Turkey as well as the
nearby hotels and restaurants and various venues around the
Bodrum peninsula every summer since 2004.
In 2013 the festival gained an additional venue:
the magnificent Ancient Stone Quarry in Koyunbaba,
one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Of course the audience had the pleasure to hear Artistic advisor
Gülsin Onay in recital in the breathtaking venue.
Visiting Artists included the
and HELLO STAGErs
(see our cover photo).
It was the debut in Turkey for the Trio KlaViS.
Their pianist Sabina grew up in this country so
it was even more special for them to play there. Miha
- their sax - had arranged a folk tune from the
area in honor of the festival to complete their
Now the busy Trio is already preparing for another big
debut on their list: in October they are going to perform
in Germany for the first time and they are starting big at
Anika Vavic did not only gave a recital but joined
in the Festival Academy,
teaching in a masterclass for several days.
Speaking of debuts - Anika’s upcoming season will also
see some of those as she is hitting up North to conquer
Scotland together with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
She is also looking forward to work
with the Hessische Rundfunk in Frankfurt am Main
and to return to the Wiener Konzerthaus
this time together with the
ORF RSO Wien
under the baton of young conductor
who has just been promoted from
Dudamel fellow to Associated Conductor of the LA Phil.
The festival is also hosting a piano competion and we ar
happy to welcome it’s participants
Oyku Melis Sahin
to HELLO STAGE!
The Icelandic-American violinist
has aslo found a wonderful spot of the world to start her festival
„Aigues-vives en Musique“
each August. It is situated between Montpellier and
Nîmes in beautiful France.
she has created a hole lot of different concerts
including a folle journee, open rehearsals as well
as masterclasses in their own Academy.
Stefan Fehlandt and Stephan Forck
- both members of the
were to be found amongst the teachers
(as well actively taking part in the festival concerts).
Keep an eye out for applying for the Masterclasses for 2016 -
you will get a lot out of it!
Not only daily courses but also you will have the
opportunity to perform in public daily,
enlarge your repertoire and perform in the festival orchestra.
Plymouth State University
festival - the Music Director of the Las Vegas Philharmonic
also is the Artistic Director of the New Hampshire Music Festival.
It’s 63rd season has been titled „American Landscapes“
which it explored in Orchestral and Chamber Music concerts.
You could have even seen the
„The Wizard of Oz“
in an orchestral concert!
Sadly the festival already came to an
end and Donato is off back to California,
opening the Season in Las Vegas and returning to the
San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra
International Chamber Music Festival Joaquín Turina
is taking place for the 5th time at the beginning of
September in Sevilla, Spain. Artistic director
aim is to introduce the Andalusian cultural heritage to
their audience through he chamber music
works by the Sevillen composer Joaquín Turina.
The concerts are taking place in some of Seville’s most
historical buildings, among them the celebrated church
the House of the Family Salinas
and the informal "Bar Carbonería"
the famous Capitanía General at Plaza de España
with its treasure of a concert hall,
is opened to the public especially for the Festival,
the home of the Consulate of Portugal,
and as well the concert hall in the
But the festival’s residence and rehearsal space,
where the masterclasses also take place,
is the Conservatory Cristobal de Morales.
We are happy to spot
amongst the artists taking part and are wishing her, as
well as everybody else and the festival staff, toi toi toi /
in bocca lupo / break a leg / merde and ¡Buena suerte!
If you are junior member of Krzyowa Music remember,
get in touch with the Festival office or with us
to get your voucher code for a complimentary
PRO membership on HELLO STAGE!
Bettina Mehne manages
the relationships with Artists, Ensembles,
their Managements as well as Promoters on HELLO STAGE.
She toured Orchestras around the world,
worked for London and Germany based Managements,
took care of Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
as their Artistic Manager and headed
the Artistic Planning at the Wiener Konzerthaus for six seasons.
Follow Bettina on Twitter
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always reach out to her at email@example.com