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Music theater, opera & new albums! 08 July 2019

Hola there!

I just got back from Catalunya performing in beautiful places like Les Borges, Tarragona, and Sitges with my baroque & contemporary ensemble Les Sélénites. Our cellist Gloria is also a wonderful poet. Through her we had the honor to present ourselves in one of the prestigious poetry festival in Sitges, next to the sea and an amazing castle/museum called Palau de Maricel (it is worth visiting!).

While I’m trying to adapt again with the dutch weather (..haha), I realised that I should share some exciting news with you all. So here we are.

Encyclopedia for the Modern Housewive with Touki Delphine at Over ‘t IJ Festival Amsterdam! And pssst.. the album is out!

In April, we finally released our CD titled “Kitchen Ballads” (also on Spotify) under the label of
TCBYML which includes the songs from our music theater performance the 'Encyclopedy for the Modern Housewife'. In this show, we are presenting some beautiful classical/baroque songs (Handel, Monteverdi, Purcel, Vivaldi, Ravel, & Seelig) in a new, fresh musical installation.

With the help of electronic instruments, home, garden and kitchen equipment and simple cookware, this music and visual art trio forms a tasteful living room orchestra. Each song is provided with a living room act from Baedeker's Encyclopedia for the Modern Housewife in the 60’s. All of this at a perfectly fitting location: the NEMO Science Museum depot.

  • Over 't IJ Festival / 9 July / 20:30 / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Over 't IJ Festival / 11 July / 20:30 / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Over 't IJ Festival / 12 July / 20:30 / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Over 't IJ Festival / 13 July / 17:00 & 20:30 / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Over 't IJ Festival / 14 July / 17:00 / Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Further info: Delphine.rocks

 

Concerts with Euskal Barrokensemble & Enrike Solinis. The Album of The First Voyage Round the World is also launched!

Together with Euskal Barrokensemble and their great music director/guitarist Enrike Solinis from the Basque country, I recorded an album 'The First Voyage around the World' (also on Spotify). This album not only includes songs from Basque country, but also songs from Sumba & Tidore, Indonesia. It is recorded under the label of Alia Vox Diversa, curated by Enrike Solinis and counseled by Jordi Savall. The album depicts the great adventure of the sailor from Getaria, the first who managed to complete along with 17 other men the first voyage around the world in 1522.

  • Rencontres musicales de Conques / 19 July / 21:30 / Conques, France
  • Festival Camino de Santiago / 3 August / 20:30 / Huesca, Spain
  • Lekeitioko Itsas Soinua / 11 August / t.b.a / Lekeitio, Spain

Further info: Solinis.com

 

CD Release of the Free Improvisation album with Merel Vercammen

Started with friendship, our interests to free improvisation grew stronger. Merel came up with idea of trying some things out. We started ‘jamming’ a few years ago and explore the possibility of what we have and could do as a classically trained violinist and singer. Merel continued pursuing the idea of making it into album and YES, finally it will be released on TRPTK during Gaudeamus in TivoliVredenburg on September 8th!

I’m so honored being part of this special project, starring also the amazing Ties Mellema, Rembrandt
 Frerichs, Maya Fridman, Wilco Oomkes, Vincent Houdijk, Tobias Borsboom, and Jaap Zwart.

 

OPERA SING ALONG with Philharmonie Zuidnederland (Uitzending gemist/Missed Broadcast)

Yesterday was the television broadcast of the Opera Sing Along where I sang on June 26th in ‘s-Hertogenbosch with Philharmonie Zuidnederland for MAX Omroep NPO 2. Along with Laetitia Gerards, Raoul Steffani, Shirma Rouse, and Per Otto Johansson. You could watch it back at: Uitzending Gemist.


Late Night Tales with Bernadeta Astari & Friends 06 October 2017

August 23rd 2017 Bernadeta and friends, Lisa Supadi on harp and Yosephine Madju on piano were asked last minute to give concert at iCanLive Studio Jakarta.

iCanLive Studio is a live concert place where they make HD video and audio recording. Their mission is to help young upcoming musicians produce an excellent promotional materials or even album materials. Three of them performed the programma that they played already at Samosir International Music Festival last August. The repertoire includes Indonesian songs, Classical - Opera Arias, and Bataknese songs (as they requested at the the music festival in Samosir, Sumatra Indonesia).

You can view the entire video here: https://youtu.be/RK8MQ0lUDxg


Sound Stories Festival Splendor 01 June 2017

Bernadeta was asked to share her stories about her life in The Netherlands, her cultural background, her passion, and her music together with 7 other musicians from Syria, Serbia, USA, and Libia. Check out the live stream video on facebook.


Opening Ceremony of NSS 2014 24 April 2014

Bernadeta was honored to be part of the opening ceremony of NSS 2014 in The Hague, in front of 53 world leaders, including Obama. Check out the video on youtube.com/watch?v=UyAQnuOC2wk


Fairy Queen, Reisopera & Veenfabriek 02 February 2014

Bernadeta Astari is going to sing in Fairy Queen, opera by Henry Purcell. A collaboration between The Dutch Touring Opera (Nationale Reisopera) with Veenfabriek, a dutch theater company.


International Vocal Competition 's Hertogenbosch 13 September 2012

Bernadeta won the North Brabant Prize at the final of International Vocal Competition s'Hertogenbosch, 30 September 2012 at Theater aan de Parade, Den Bosch. This prize is meant for young singer under 24 years old who could reach the final. She shared the prize together with the Dutch mezzo soprano, Maria Fiselier. The complete result can be viewed here.


Final Recital 28 June 2012

Bernadeta to present her final recital for her master's study of vocal performance at the Fentener van Vlissingen Zaal in the Utrechts Conservatorium, on 27 June 2012, 19.30hrs. Works by Granados, Messiaen, Seelig, Wolf, Melani, Berio, Mozart, and Verdi, to be on the programme.

Bernadeta will also be performing opera highlights of Mozart/Da Ponte as part of the  Grachtenfestival Amsterdam in Hilton Hotel (Amsterdam), on 11, 13, 14 August 2012. She will take the roles of Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) and Despina (Cosi Fan Tutte).


The Dutch Classical Talent 2012 03 June 2012

Bernadeta Astari won The Dutch Classical Talent 2012, held in het Kleine Zaal, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, accompanied by Japanese pianist Kanako Inoue. This awards her with a CD recording, prize money of € 10.000, a trophy, and a nameplate on the wall of the Kleine Zaal in Concertgebouw Amsterdam.

Dutchclassicaltalent.nl