vrijdag 9 oktober 2020 – 20.00 uur

NoWoC – ensemble
de Hongaarse zangeres Johanna Földesi
de Estse fluitiste Liis Lulla-Knape
de Israëlische blokfluitist Galit Zadok
een culturele uitwisseling geïnspireerd door folklore, traditionele en kunstmuziek
Béla Bartók, Naomi Shemer, Miina Härma en anderen

Ensemble NOWOC brengt internationaal cultureel erfgoed muzikaal samen

Drie musici afkomstig uit Hongarije, Estland en Israël zullen op vrijdag 9 oktober om 20.00 uur in ’t Mosterdzaadje een concert verzorgen. Ensemble NOWOC biedt een culturele uitwisseling tussen de Hongaarse zangeres Johanna Földesi, de Estse fluitiste Liis Lulla-Knape en de Israëlische blokfluitist Galit Zadok. Wonend en werkend in Nederland wekte de heimwee naar hun thuisland de interesse en de wens voor deze samenwerking.
Het ensemble, opgericht in 2016, onderzoekt nieuwe manieren om de muzikale normen uit te voeren met hun eigen arrangementen en brengt hun muzikale erfgoed samen, geïnspireerd door folklore, traditionele en kunstmuziek; het programma bestaat uit composities van Béla Bartók, Naomi Shemer, Miina Härma en anderen. Ensemble NoWoC debuteerde in The Night of Light (2017) in de domkerk van Utrecht, gevolgd door huiskamerconcerten en een concerttournee in Estland (2017). De unieke combinatie van fluiten, blokfluiten en stem komt naar voren in één muzikale universele taal.

Johanna Földesi was born in 1986 in Gyula, Hungary. Growing up in Dévaványa, she already started taking music lessons as a kid. In 2003 she began her studies in solo singing at the Béla Bartók Music School in Békéscsaba in the class of Erzsébet Feichter. In 2005, after graduating from high school, she continued to take private lessons in Budapest with Zsolt Oláh and in 2006 she was admitted to the Baptist Theological Academy where she was chapel master, studying conducting. During the following years she actively served the baptist communities in her county as a musician. In 2008 she continued her studies in the Netherlands at the Fontys Conservatoire in Tilburg, studying Early Music in the singing classes of Ildikó Hajnal and Peggy Hegeman. The latter also introduced Johanna to the world of musical theatre. She obtained her Master’s degree in 2014. During these years, at the masterclasses of Kinga Cserjési and Heent Prins, she became acquainted with the Libero Canto Approach. This method of the Hungarian voice pedagogue Lajos Szamosi had a great influence on her, and ever since she has included its explored techniques into her professional singing and teaching. In 2012 she founded the Early Music ensemble Scherzi Musici, which still performs in the Netherlands. Johanna is also active as a choir conductor in the Netherlands.

Liis Lulla-Knape was born in 1987 in Estonia. She started her music studies at an early age of 6 in Kuressaare Music School studying recorder and flute. In 2002 she continued her music studies in Tallinn Music High School in Neeme Punder’s flute and recorder class. After graduating in 2006, she was admitted to Amsterdam Conservatorium for Bachelor degree studying with Harrie Starreveld. In 2012 she continued her studies in Tilburg Fontys Conservatorium with Leon Berendse, Wilbert Hazelzet and Edith Van Dyck. In 2014 she received her Master of Music degree. Liis is a very versatile flutist, she has taken part in various competitions, projects and played in front of different orchestras. Her repertoire varies from the Baroque to the 21st century and Irish music. She has performed in Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and in Muziekgebouw aan’t Ij. And has been involved both as a chamber musician and as a soloist in different ensembles such as harp and flute duo “ Dubbel en Dwars” with Lotje Meijer. Since 2007 Liis established a summer chamber music concert series in Estonia. Liis is also a member of Hungarian vocal ensemble “Bartóks Roses”.

Galit Zadok is a graduate of the Israeli Conservatory of Music – Tel Aviv where she had obtained a diploma in both recorder and flute. She holds a bachelor diploma in recorder from The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and from The Conservatorium van Amsterdam, where Galit has completed her historical bassoon bachelor with Benny Aghassi. Starting in September 2020, Galit will be following the masters programme at the Royal Conservatoire – The Hague. In 2010 Galit was a semifinalist at the Paul Ben-Haim competition, she had won the American-Israel Scholarship for the years 2010-2012, and also received The Avi Fellowship Scholarship foundation for the year 2012-2013. Galit has received the Siday Fellowship for Musical Creativity for the year 2016-2017 and in 2018 she was accepted to the Erasmus programme at the Conservatorio di Milano.
From early on Galit had been playing in various ensembles. Early music and classical groups, those of multi-cultural influences (traditional Arabic, Jewish heritage, Balkan and more) which led her also into the contemporary music scene. She has been performing in different venues and festivals in Israel and Europe. Galit is the (co-)musical director of the early music ensembles we’N band and La Voz Humana. She is also actively involved in the contemporay-classical-folk scene with Ensemble Nowoc.

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