Phoenix Trio Fr. 1. 6.2018 20 Uhr

Phoenix Trio will present two intimate concerts in Berlin on the first weekend of June.

1. June, 19.30 – ¡NOTE NEW ADDRESS!
ORi, Friedelstraße 8, 12047 Berlin
Entry by donation

2. June – salon concert in Berlin-Neukölln, „Erster Internationaler Neuköllner Kultur- und Debattier-Salon“
Doors open 19.30. Entry by (home-cooked/not packaged) food donation. RSVP: Martina Rummel, mrummel@t-online.de

PROGRAM:
Leo Brouwer: Paistajes, Retratos Y Mujeres
F. Molino: Grand Trio Concertant
JS Bach: G Minor Sonata BWV 1020
Dusan Bogdanovic: Delphic Hymns
Elena Kats-Chernin: Character Interludes

Artists: Lina Andonovska – flutes, Alexina Hawkins (Germany) – viola, Harold Gretton (France) – guitar

Andonovska/Hawkins/Gretton (Phoenix Trio) come together for this concert of new and old, reimagining some chamber music masterpieces alongside recently penned compositions for the combination. Collectively, the performers have performed with some of the most acclaimed ensembles on the globe including the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Kammerakademie Potsdam and the Deutsches Kammerorchester and individually have growing reputations as international soloists and chamber musicians. The trio formed in 2008 when they were all students at the Australian National University. After parting ways for a decade, the trio have come together to perform a series of concerts around Europe during the 2018/2019 season.

Lina Andonovska leads a diverse career as soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, collaborator and educator. Quickly gaining recognition internationally as a fearless and versatile artist, she has collaborated and performed with Crash Ensemble, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond), s t a r g a z e, Southern Cross Soloists (Aus) and eighth blackbird (USA). She is critically acclaimed for her interpretation of new music, having closely collaborated with Louis Andriessen, Brett Dean, Ann Cleare, Donnacha Dennehy, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Thomas Ades, Anthony Pateras and Nick Roth. Rolling Stone Magazine hailed her performance of Bun-Ching Lam’s piccolo concertino at the Bang On A Can Summer Festival as “superbly played, (ranging) from sustained ‘somebody-please-get-that-tea-kettle’ squeaks to the flit and flutter of its beautifully lilting trills…”

In 2018/2019, Lina will be appearing with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Southern Cross Soloists and ULYSSES Ensemble; performing the latest opera by Dennehy/Walsh with Crash Ensemble throughout Europe, performing recitals at MusicaOcúpa Festival (Ecuador) and Unerhörte Musik (Berlin) and joining s t a r g a z e at the Edinburgh International Festival.

Alexina Hawkins is an Australian violist currently living in Berlin. She has performed in various ensembles, including Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin, Kammerakademie Potsdam, ensemble interface, Streicherakademie Bozen, Geneva Camerata, amongst others.

Alexina studied viola with William Coleman, Tor Fromyhr, Caroline Henbest and Chris Moore, at the ANU School of Music (Canberra), Australian National Academy of Music (Melbourne) and privately in Berlin. In solo/chamber/chamber orchestra mediums, she has performed at festivals including Bang On A Can Summer Festival (USA), Huntington Estate Music Festival, Canberra International Music Festival, Bangalow Festival (Festival Quartet, 2017), Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music (Australia), Musikfest Goslar, Rheingau Musik Festival, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany), Festival Opera Barga (Italy) and NOMUS Festival (Serbia). Performance highlights of 2018 include a solo recital in the legendary new music series Unerhörte Musik at BKA-Theater, a piano quartet collaboration in the Sonntagskonzerte im Spiegelsaal series at Clärchens Ballhaus, and flute, viola and guitar trios in Berlin and Potsdam with Harold Gretton and Lina Andonovska.

Harold Gretton began playing guitar at the age of 7. In 2001 he started his Bachelor of Music studies at the Australian National University (ANU) School of Music which he completed with first-class honours in 2006. He is a PhD candidate at the ANU School of Music, researching historically informed performance practice of early-19th century guitar repertoire. Harold has won numerous national and international competitions, including first prize in the Vienna Guitar Forum – International Guitar Competition (Austria), first prize in the Cordoba Guitar Festival – International Guitar Competition (Spain), first prize in the Coria International Guitar Competition (Spain), first prize in the Transylvania International Guitar Competition (Romania), first prize in the 10th Sernancelhe International Guitar Competition (Portugal), and first prize in the International Competition of 20th Century Guitar Music Interpretation in Lagonegro (Italy).

Matthias W.