Bourgie Hall presents

Violinist Daniel Hope – The Soul of Ireland

From nostalgic, dream-inducing tunes to playful rigaudons that make you tap your feet, this concert captures the rich musical heritage of Ireland, its myths and its legends. Through traditional Irish music from the Renaissance to the present day, Daniel Hope and his ensemble bring the beauty and magic of the Emerald Isle to life.

Jueun Lee, violin student at Schulich School of Music of McGill University, will give a 15-minute performance at the beginning of the concert.

Daniel Hope , violin

Violinist Daniel Hope is valued and celebrated worldwide for his musical creativity and his commitment to humanitarian causes. In support of other artists, he created and hosted over 150 episodes of music and talk in the award-winning Hope@Home livestream series broadcast by the ARTE TV channel during the 2020 lockdown. With the beginning of the Ukraine conflict in 2022, he initiated several benefit concerts with Ukrainian pianist Alexey Botvinov.

An exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist since 2007, Hope travels the globe as both chamber musician and soloist, collaborating with leading orchestras and conductors. Music Director of the Zurich Chamber Orchestra since 2016, in 2018 he took up the same position with San Francisco’s New Century Chamber Orchestra. In 2019, he also became Artistic Director of the Frauenkirche Dresden, and he has been President of the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn since 2020.

Hope works regularly with conductors such as Christoph Eschenbach, Simon Rattle, Vladimir Jurowski, Iván Fischer and Christian Thielemann, as well as with renowned symphony orchestras around the world and composers such as Alfred Schnittke, György Kurtág, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Tōru Takemitsu and Tan Dun. His discography includes more than 30 albums, which have received awards including the German Record Critics’ Prize, the Diapason d’Or of the Year, the Edison Classical Award and the Prix Caecilia.

Hope studied violin with Zakhar Bron, Itzhak Rashkovsky and Felix Andrievsky and he completed his training at the London Royal Academy of Music. He worked closely with his mentor Yehudi Menuhin, with whom he gave numerous concerts worldwide. He lives with his family in Berlin and plays the “Ex-Lipiński” Guarneri del Gesù from 1742, which is generously made available to him.

Simos Papanas, violin

Simos Papanas was born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1979. He has studied violin, baroque violin, composition and mathematics at the New Conservatory of Thessaloniki, Oberlin College and Yale University. He studied violin with Petar Arnaoudov, Taras Gabora and Erick Friedman, baroque violin with Marilyn McDonald and composition with Christos Samaras.

He has played as a soloist with orchestras such as the Staatskaplle Dresden, the Bolshoi Theater Orchestra, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the Kammerorchester Basel, the Geneva Camerata, the Prague Symphony Orchestra, the Athens and Thessaloniki State Orchestras, the National Symphony Orchestra of the Greek Radio, the Sofia Philharmonic, the Sofia Soloists, the Cyprus Symphony, the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the Southwest German Symphony Orchestra, the American Bach Soloists and the Philharmonia Moments Musicaux (Taiwan).

Nicola Mosca, cello

Nicola Mosca was born in 1976 in Turin, Italy to American and Italian parents. He began his cello studies under the tutelage of his father Antonio Mosca at the Suzuki school in Turin. When he was eleven years old Nicola added the harp to his musical pursuits and studied with Prof. Vera Barlati and later with Gabriella Bosio. He continued his cello studies at the Conservatory in Turin with Renzo Brancaleon and Marco Ferrari. Moving to Basel, Switzerland to study at the Musik Academy he earned his soloist diploma in 1999 with Prof. Ursula Holliger and his master’s degree in cello with Prof. Ivan Monighetti in 2000.

An active soloist, he has performed with many orchestras, including the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the Basel Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra da camera di Salerno and the Munich Radio Orchestra under the direction of Bobby McFerrin. His very popular recitals often showcase his talent on both the cello and harp and have been presented in venues such as the Gasteig hall in Munich and at The Davos Festival. Nicola Mosca also plays chamber music with artists such as Giuliano Carmignola, Rudolf Buchbinder, Oliver Schnyder and Mario Brunello. He performs regularly with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra as principle cello, and plays on a cello from 1690 from Antonio Mariani.

Emanuele Forni, lute

Emanuele Forni began his musical training as a self-taught musician, concentrating on popular music, rock, and jazz. He obtained his diploma in guitar and jazz harmony with Alberto Ferra at the European Music Institute, in classical guitar at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan with Lena Kokkaliari and Paolo Cherici, and in contemporary music (Concert Diploma) at the High School of Arts in Bern with Elena Casoli. Forni studied ancient music and different plucked instruments at the Schola Cantorum Basilensis; composition, performing practice, taking part in masterclasses, and advance courses with musicians of great human qualities and musical depth such Jordi Savall, Dave Liebman, Fabio Vacchi, Paul O’Dette, and Luciano Berio.

The interpretation of contemporary works, for and with the guitar and lutes, has enabled him to
work with many contemporary composers such as Georges Aperghis, Hugues Dufourt, Peter Eötvös, Maurizio Pisati, Ulrich Krieger, Alessandro Solbiati, and Giorgio Tedde.

Markellos Chryssicos, harpsichord

Markellos Chryssicos studied the harpsichord with M. Dalmati in Athens. He continued his studies on Historical Performance in Paris with S. Romeo and O. Baumont, in Salzburg with K. Gilbert and S. Rampe and in Geneva with the late Ch. Jaccottet of whom he was the last student.

Having acquired a vast and solid repertoire ranging from early madrigals to Rossini operas, he founded the Latinitas Nostra ensemble making odd musical pairings the trademark of the group – in projects such as An English Traveller into the Levant with Elisabethan and Ottoman music (Athens Festival 2013) and “… for soon I will be layed in earth…” with French Leçons des Ténèbres and Rebetiko music (Onassis Cultural Center 2015). His production of Monteverdi’s Incoronazione di Poppea as well as Stradella’s San Giovanni Battista have been acclaimed as highlights of the International Athens Festival.

Michael Metzler, percussion

Michael Metzler was born in Leipzig, Germany. He is one of the leading percussionists of his generation and belongs to the first squad of the world-wide frame drum family. Inspired by virtuosos like Glen Velez in New York and Ahmed Subhy in Cairo, he has made this very special kind of percussion well-known in Europe and gone on to develop it further.

Originating from a Saxonian foundry family, Metzler has studied historic bell and carillon founding and runs a small, high-quality shop for bells, percussion, and ethnic instruments in Berlin.

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 7:30pm
Bourgie Hall
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