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Momentos de Música presents: Wouter Harbers and The Bach Quartet

Momentos de Música is honored to introduce Wouter Harbers and The Bach Quartet at the 19th and 20th of November 2016. These five highly qualified Dutch musicians perform a varied program of Bach and Chopin. The performance might remind you of the the previous Momentos de Música event with Daniel Wayenberg & Martin Oeiwhere where they performed the second Piano Concert of Chopin and the second of Rachmaninov on two grand pianos.

Wouter Harbers.

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Wouter Harbers is a sought-after pianist who has many successful private concert series and recorded his first solo album ‘Romance’ with L’Orchestra Particolare, in 2015. His mission is “to make piano music accessible to a wide audience.”

Wouter has a broad musical interest: apart from piano, he started playing the organ at young age, and when he was 19 years old he conducted Handel’s Messiah. Since 2005, he plays the piano and in 2008, during a CD recording and tour with Schubert’s Schwanengesang, he accompanied baritone Kees van Bochove on the wing. In 2011 he won the EMG competition as a pianist: after which he rapidly developed his career. He performed for 2000 adults in the Beatrix Theater in Utrecht, for 1800 adults in the Word Forum at The Hague and he performed for several ministers and the Prime Minister Mark Rutte. In 2013 he debuted on Radio and TV. He also performed several piano concerts with Orchestras (4th Beethoven’s and Chopin’s First).

His teachers were: Bernhard Principal Choral Conducting), Arend-Jan van de Kettelarij, Dick Sand Erman and Peter Eilander (organ). Wouter also attended master classes with Gerard de Wit and Wibi Soerjadi.

In addition to his appearances as a pianist, Wouter is an active choir accompanist and soloist, being a music director of two choirs (Vocal Emsamble Lobet den Herrn to Bode Questions and Kerkkoor Driebergen), a coach of the Thomas Ensamle in Zeist, a pianist in three churches, a jury member of the NPC competition and a piano teacher.

Upcoming season, a new CD recording of Chopin’s First Piano Concert is planned with the professional Ars Música Orchestra. As Ab Nieuwdorp, presenter Music at the table, ‘Radio 4’ stated: “… A new star in the firmament piano!”

The Bach Quartet

Robert Cekov

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In the former Yugoslavia, Robert Cekov won the first and third prize in two state competitions for young violists. In 1989 he finished his conservatory studies in Novi Sad with Ilya Grubert. In the years of 1985-1990 he gave many recitals with piano accompaniment at various music festivals in Belgrade, Skopje and Novi Sad.  In 1996 he obtained a performing musician diploma under guidance of Olga Martinova at the Rotterdam Conservatory, the Netherlands. Since 1990 he works as the first violinist with tutti Dutch Ballet Orchestra (now Ballet Orchestra) in Amsterdam. He performs regularly as a soloist with the Orchestra Macedonish Philharmonic and plays chamber music with different ensembles. Cekov alos plays with the famous pianist Jan Mulder, who was concertmaster of the orchestra the Mulder Consort, Ichtus String Quartet, Holland Symfonia quintet. Furthermore, he plays regularly with world quartet Souvenir, and performs with several world music ensembles. Cekov worked as a soloist on numerous recordings including the piano album ‘Romance’ of pianist Wouter Harbers.

Joel Waterman 

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Joel Waterman (violist) received his first violin lessons from his father and continued his violin studies with Coosje Wijzenbeek in Hilversum. At the age of sixteen, he switched to the viola, and studied with Marjolein Dispa at the Conservatorium in Amsterdam, where he graduated summa cum laude in 2002. He also studied at the University of Bloomington, Indiana with Rostislav Dubinsky. In Bloomington he received the Kreisler Award.

Since 1995, Joel is a substitute with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and a guest leader at the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra, the Radio Chamber Philharmonic and Amsterdam Sinfonietta. He is very active in chamber music, and has played with musicians such as Janine Jansen, Liza Ferschtman, Paolo Giacometti and Rian de Waal. Furthermore, he is co-founder of the ensemble Cameleon and since 2008 violist of the Utrecht String Quartet.

Evelien Prakke

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Evelien Prakke studied with Dmitri Ferschtman in Amsterdam, and was a guest student in Bloomington together with Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi. During her studies she was a member of the EUYO and played violin conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini. Currently, Evelien works as a guest solo cellist with the Orquesta de la Ciudad de Granada. Evelien is also a deputy solo cellist with The Holland Symfonia and works freelance at Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and at the Dutch Chamber Orchestra. Her love for chamber music brought her into contact with musicians with whom she performed at festivals in Sicily, Italy, Switzerland, England, France and Japan. This summer, Evelien plays in different chamber music ensembles at the Klankkleur Festival, Peter the Great Festival, Grachten Festival Amsterdam (with the Alma Trio) and the Stift Festival.

Hebe Mensinga

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Hebe Mensinga (1972) has been concertmaster of the Holland Symfonia Quintet, where they played with violinists Emmy Verheij, Philippe Graffin and Herman Krebbers. Hebe started with violin lessons at the age of eight with Coosje Wijzenbeek. After this, she studied with Wiktor Liberman at the School of Arts in Utrecht where she graduated cum laude in 1998. Hebe also studied with Yfrah Neaman in London and with Peter Matzka in Cologne and she participated in master classes with Herman Krebbers, Menahem Pressler, Rostropovich and Joseph Gingold.

Furthermore, Hebe is regularly guest concertmaster with orchestras such as the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. Hebe played solo with orchestras such as Amsterdam Sinfonietta, the Esterhazy Orchestra and the Helsinki Philharmonic Radio. In 2008, the Ulster Orchestrain Belfast invited her to perform the, specially written for her, violin concerto by Klaas de Vries. Hebe Mensinga has teamed with violinists as Emmy Verheij, Philippe Graffin and Herman Krebbers. With the latter she performed the Bach double concerto in the ConcertgebouwnAmsterdam. From 2003 to 2008 she was the majoring teacher on the Conservatory of Zwolle. She played in various chamber music ensembles, including the Delos Ensemble, with which she made tours through Syria, Lebanon and Bosnia-Herzegovina, which won the Vriendenkrans’ Concertgebouw Prize. She regularly gives chamber music in various ensembles and plays a Jean Baptiste Vuillaume from 1867, made available by the National Music Fund.

Current information

For more information about the program and to order your tickets online, visit our event page.

For questions call +34 634 979 620 or email peter@momentosdemusica.es

Momentos de Música – contact: Peter Neeteson

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Momentos de Musica welcomes the wonderful Duo Aria

This month we are proud to welcome ‘Duo Aria’, this special duo consists of Lola Smolokowski (pianist) and Nadia Kashaeva (mezzo-soprano). Since the concert will take place inside of the beautiful Villa El Nido places are limited, which is why we chose to host two concerts in a row: on the 24th and the 25th of September. Some of you might remember Nadia’s wonderful performance last year, when Peter Neeteson accompanied her on the piano. This year she will perform in ‘Duo Aria’ and will be accompanied by Lola.

Lola Smolokowski

The video above shows footage of a performance Lola did in 2005, she played excerpts from Tchaikowsky Balets.

From an early age Lola was determined to learn Russian pianism, which is why she participated in various television kid talent shows and studied at the Gnessin Music Academy in Moscow.

When she turned 18 she moved to Europe to improve her skills even further. In those years she won awards in several competitions in France, Italy and Switzerland.

Performing with a symphonic orchestra is something she has always loved and during her years of studying at the Geneva Conservatory she found another passion: chamber music and accompaniment of vocalists.

Nadia Kashaeva

This performance is from Valentines day 2016, when Nadia performed love songs at the Javea Parador.

She is a multi-talented musician from Ukraine who performs musical, operetta, church music, baroque music and opera. In 2011 she received an honorary laureate at the “Vox Rotary”, a young opera singers competition in Lithuania, Latvia and Finland. She has a masters degree at the Lithuanian National Academy of Art and Music.

Her debut was in 2005, at the Klaipeda Music Theatre in the opera “The barber from Sevilla” from G. Rossini. Since then she has performed in numerous musicals, operas and operettas.

Concert information

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6 top- musicians on violin, viola, cello, bass, piano & oboe

An extraordinary group of top musicians are performing exclusively in Villa El Nido. We are proud to welcome Alexey Lundin, the first violinist of the Moscow Orchestra and Vsevolod Dvorkin on the piano, and the proud members of the Arteunita Ensemble from the Opera Orchestra of Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía Valencia; Iakov Zats (viola), Christopher Bouman (oboe), Yuri Golubev (doublebass) and Olga Kotchenkova (cello).

Plácido Domingo: “The quality of these musicians is exceptional. I am very enthusiastic about this group and I recommended them highly”

Here is an impression of an earlier concert at Villa El Nido.

 

Two piano concertos by two master-pianists on two grand pianos in Jávea.

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Daniël Wayenberg (86) and young talent Martin Oei (20) will be performing the 2nd piano concerto of Chopin and the 2nd of Rachmaninov in Villa El Nido, Jávea.

22, 23 & 24 April is going to be special for classical music lovers in the Costa Blanca. Wayenberg & Oei, will perform in Villa El Nido on one stage, quatre-mains and solo, and together on 2  grand pianos playing the two major Piano Concertos (2nd Chopin and Rachmaninov 2nd) in one concert.

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(quatre mains)

Chopin, Frederic: Piano Concerto No. 2 opus 21 : I. Maestoso; II. Larghetto; III. Allegro vivace
(on 2 grand pianos)

Liszt, Franz: Selection from the Études d’exécution transcendentes
(Wayenberg solo)

Rachmaninov , Sergej: Pianoconcert no. 2 in c mineur, opus 18 : I. Moderato; II. Adagio sostenuto; lII. Allegro scherzando
(on 2 grand pianos)

wayenbergThe world-famous pianist Daniël Wayenberg (86) made his international breakthrough in 1949 and is considered one of the best pianists ever from the Netherlands. In his long career, Daniel played with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and many times with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam. Wayenberg and Martin Oei played together many concerts in sold out venues, as in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Regularly featured together with Martin Oei on Dutch television.

Martin Oei (20) started playing the piano at a young age from his tenth first time at the Young Musicians Academy Fontys Conservatory and from 2013 studying at the conservatory. At age 18, Martin had already recorded three CDs and (reconstructed by musicologist Cees Nieuwenhuizen) a world premiere at the “Beethoven Festival” in Bonn with the first performance of Beethoven’s FantasiaSonata. Won several awards (among others Pr. Christina Concours).

Wayenberg and Oei have been working together for several years and enjoy playing quatre mains, also in the presence of the Dutch Queen Maxima. Dutch master pianist Wayenberg and Martin Oei did a successful Costa Blanca concert tour in December 2014 performartin-met-nming in Dénia, Alicante, Jávea and Benidorm, after which the organizer Momentos de Música was overwhelmed with positive reactions. Wayenberg and Oei agreed to come back in April for a serie of intimate concerts exclusively at Villa El Nido in Jávea. The venue facilitates up to 50 guests indoors, however with good weather there is room for 75 guests in the garden. The shielded patio area near the pool provides a spacious setting to meet one another, including of course the talent.

The house and garden concerts in ”Villa El Nido” provide a stage for high-quality classical music and international musicians. The concert are characterized by a cozy and relaxed atmosphere where guest have a chance to meet & greet with the musicians and mingle as during intermission and after the concert. The concert feel like a day out; being served welcome drinks and a freshly prepared 5-course menu and open bar, everything is included in the concert ticket price. There seem to be quite some people enjoying the concept as Momentos de Música organized 10 concerts in Villa El Nido in 2015, most sold out.

Don’t miss out on this special day and visit www.momentosdemusica.es for more info and ticket ordering. For questions call +34 634 979 620 or email peter@momentosdemusica.es

Momentos de Música – contact: Peter Neeteson

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03738 Xàbia / Jávea

+34 634 979 620

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Matinee House Concerts 12 & 13 March 2016

Enjoying classical music with Momentos de Música

_DSF1621 (1)Two Russian top-musicians are playing the 12th and 13th of March at the Matinee House Concerts at “Villa El Nido” in Jávea with pianist Vsevolod Dvorkin from Milan and cellist Olga Kotchenkova from Berlin / Valencia (member of the renowned orchestra La Palau de la Reine Sofia / Opera Orchestra Valencia).

Momentos de Música is an initiative that started 1,5 years ago by Peter Neeteson, bringing together international music lovers in the house and garden of “Villa El Nido” in Jávea to enjoy good music together, complemented with fine wines and good food. The intimate setting of the villa creates a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere where all nationalities are brought together with each other and can socialize with the musicians. Inside is space for up to 50 guests, for garden concert this goes up to around 80 guests. Momentos de Música organizes its concerts always with a meet
& greet with the musicians, while enjoying all-included food freshly prepared and served by the waiters, so no standing in line for a buffet. Did we mention the open bar?

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Various renowned musicians have given concerts last year in the villa and on stage in the garden: last Spring a duo playing piano & cello (Dutchman Adrian van Dongen, attached to Conservatory Valencia together with Carlos Apellaniz), then an ensemble of seven musicians (violinists, cellist, bassist, harpist, clarinetist, flutist) from the renowned orchestra La Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia / Opera Orchestra of Valencia. In September 2015 a unique format where seven professional musicians from our region all took the stage for fifteen minutes each: piano-flute (Calpe) duet piano (Benidorm), guitar (Jávea), piano / organ-violin (Denia), piano / organ – mezzo soprano (Javea), piano / organ solo (Jávea).
Hosting a very beautiful concert by Trio Sefardo Espagnol (guitar, violin, mezzo-soprano), it’s typical Sephardic music which was very well received.
For more info see: https://www.momentosdemusica.es/artist-listing/

If you are interested in experiencing this special ambiance to enjoy classical music, go to the website www.momentosdemusica.es and subscribe with your email address, you will receive newsletters with announcements of upcoming concerts by Momentos de Música.

Tickets are now available online for the matinee concerts on the 12th and 13th of March.
Welcome drinks from 14:00, the concert starts at 14:30.

Program:
Hindemith Solo Sonate Nr. 3, 1st part, Cello solo

Bach Prelude & Fugue Suite C minor, Cello solo;
Beethoven Sonata A dur, Cello & Piano
Intermission
Schumann Novel Letta Fis Moll, piano solo

Träumerei Schumann, Cello & Piano;
Brahms Sonata F Dur, Cello & Piano

Приобщитесь к классической музыке вместе с Momentos de Música

Два известных русских музыканта играют 12 и 13 марта в зале Matinee House
Концерты на вилле El Nido в городе Хавеа: выступает пианист Всеволод Дворкин из Милана и виолончелистка Ольга Котченкова из Берлина/Валенсии (член известного оркестра Дворца искусств имени королевы Софии/Оперы Валенсии).

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Momentos de Música – это проект, начало которому было положено 1,5 года назад Петером Неетесоном для того, чтобы собрать вместе ценителей музыки из разных стран на вилле El Nido с садом в Хавее, чтобы в приятной компании наслаждаться хорошей музыкой в сопровождении изысканных вин и превосходных блюд. В уютном интерьере виллы, где царит расслабленная и приятная атмосфера, представители всех национальностей могут пообщаться друг с другом и с музыкантами. В зале виллы могут разместиться до 50 гостей, а в саду — до 80.
Momentos de Música всегда организует концерты с приемом, в ходе которого публика может пообщаться с музыкантами, и где свежеприготовленные блюда, входящие в стоимость билета, подаются официантами, так что гостям нет необходимости стоять в очереди в буфет. А о бесплатном баре мы упомянули?
В прошлом году многие известные музыканты дали концерты на вилле и на сцене в саду: прошлой весной здесь играл дуэт фортепиано и виолончели (голландец Адриан ван Донген, прикрепленный к Консерватории Валенсии вместе с Карлосом Апелланисом), затем — ансамбль из семи музыкантов (скрипки, вVsevolod-Dvorkin-H3B&Wиолончель, бас, арфа, кларнет, флейта) из знаменитого оркестра дворца искусств имени королевы Софии/Оперы Валенсии. В сентябре 2015 года состоялся концерт в уникальном формате, где семь профессиональных музыкантов из нашего региона выступали каждый в течение 15 минут: фортепиано-флейта (Кальп), фортепианный дуэт (Бенидорм), гитара (Хавеа), фортепиано/орган-скрипка (Дения), фортепиано/орган меццо-сопрано (Хавеа), фортепиано/органное соло (Хавеа).
Трио Sefardo Espagnol (гитара, скрипка, меццо-сопрано) также дало здесь великолепный концерт традиционной сефардской музыки, который был прекрасно принят аудиторией.
Для получения более подробной информации посетите сайт: https://www.momentosdemusica.es/artistlisting/ 

Если вы желаете приобщиться к классической музыке в этой особой атмосфере, посетите сайт www.momentosdemusica.es , оставьте свой адрес электронной почты и подпишитесь на новостные бюллетени с объявлениями о предстоящих концертах Momentos de Música.

Билеты на дневные концерты 12 и 13 марта можно приобрести онлайн уже сейчас.
Приветственные напитки подаются с 14:00, концерт начинается в 14:30.

Программа:
Хиндемит, сольная соната №3, 1-я часть, для виолончели соло; Бах, прелюдия и фуга сюиты до-минор для виолончели соло;
Бетховен, соната ля-мажор для виолончели и фортепиано
Антракт
Шуман, новелетта фа-диез минор для фортепиано соло; Шуман, фантазия для виолончели и фортепиано; Брамс, соната фа-мажор для виолончели и фортепиано

Video: Impression of Garden Concerts June -filmed from a drone

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The Arteunita Ensemble, usually performing at the famous Opera House of Valencia, the Palau de les Arts Reine Sofia, visited Jávea for two Momentos de Música concerts. Two beautiful days with 160 people that came out to enjoy these 8 top-level musicians, filling the garden with romantic classical chamber music. Surrounded by truly beautiful acoustics we enjoyed various combinations of viola, violin, cello, bass, clarinet, flute and harp.

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Of course the ensemble played The Swan by Saint-Saën on the cello and harp. The ambiance was something special, everything went quiet and still, with the exception of a bird or two that seem to hum along with the music coming from the garden. Sharing these types of moments with our many international guests accompanied by cava, wines and good food is what forms the base of Momentos de Música, a unique atmosphere that is becoming a phenomena here in the Costa Blanca.

Take a look at the video made with a drone flying over the garden during the concert:

During the event we had live recordings and interviews held with Peter and the musicians for the radio, you can enjoy the concerts and interviews here: “Momentos de Musica; classical music speaks any language!”   Newspapers The Costa Blanca Nachrichten, De Week and Hallo featured articles on the concerts.

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Upcoming events

Momentos de Música is working on the preparations for two upcoming garden concert on Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 September. A selection of 7 professional musicians will play in duo’s in a sort of mini-concert-parade format (don’t worry, will be explained in the next newsletter). This will include exciting combinations with Spanish guitar, transverse flute, violin, soprano, piano and organ.

End of October or beginning November we will organise two more garden concerts. From December to April we will move from the garden to indoors, for the more intimate house concerts seating up to 40 guests in Villa El Nido, like we did last year with the Dutch pianists Wayenberg & Oei. I am hoping to bring these two top-pianists back to Jávea in the summer of 2016 but this time for a garden concert.

More about the upcoming events will be communicated shortly via our newsletter. Sign-up on www.momentosdemusica.es.

Thanks for the ongoing enthusiasm and see you soon!

Musical regards,

Peter Neeteson – Momentos de Música

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Adrian van Dongen and Carlos Apellániz

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Garden concerts in “El Nido Villa Javea” 2 & 3 May, 2015

Entirely in the spirit of Momentos de Musica: renowned musicians, relaxed ambience in the garden, poolside and patio area, meet & greet with the musicians and with getting to know one another (7 nationalities) with good food and drinks. I thank all those present (125) for their enthusiastic reactions.

A grand performance by Cellist Adrian van Dongen and Pianist Carlos Apellániz

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Program:

Beethoven: Sonate no 4 in C major op. 102, no. 1
Andante, Vivace, Adagio, Allegro Vivace

R. Schumann: Drei fantasiestucke, op. 73. Leicht und mit Ausdruck, Lebhaft, leicht, Rasch und mit Feuer

S. Rachmaninoff: Vocalise op. 39

P.I. Tsjaikovsky: Nocturno op. 19, no. 4

Intermission

Cl. Debussy: Sonate pour violoncelle y piano. Proloque, Sérénade y Finale

Fr. Liszt: Fantasia quasi sonata, Dante-sonata, piano-solo

D. Popper: Hungarische Rhapsodie op. 68, cello and piano

 

 

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Wayenberg & Oei

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Piano maestro (85) and wunderkind (18) on a single piano

Pianists Daniël Wayenberg & Martin Oei are bringing top-level music to the Costa Blanca in December.
Daniël Wayenberg is considered as one of the best pianists ever from the Netherlands is playing solo and quatre-mains with Martin Oei at 5 locations in the Costa Blanca from 21-28 December.

Peter Neeteson of Momentos de Música explains:

“It is great that Daniël and Martin are coming to Jávea. As they are my houseguests in the week around Christmas we spoke about the idea to play in local venues, where we get to raise some money for local charities and give the community here a chance to go to one ofthe concerts.

They will be playing on Steinway Concert Grand pianos and we get to bring these top quality musicians not only to the Palau de la Música de València, but also to the ADDA Alicante and the Dutch church in Benidorm.
On Christmas day Wayenberg & Oei are playing at the Hotel Dénia Marriott La Sella followed by the Christmas brunch. I am really happy to be bringing high­level talent literally to our backyard, hosting two exclusive house concerts in Javea as well.”

Daniël and Martin have been working together for some time now and both consider playing quatre­mains stimulating and get to learn from each other. Wayenberg: “I too can learn a thing or two from my young friend Martin. I watch him find different solutions.” Recently the two played quatre­mains in the presence of the Dutch queen Máxima. And now we get to welcome them to Costa Blanca, Valencia over Madrid.

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