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The line between folk music and improvisation is very thin.
Concept of Kodály reframed explores the innovative combination of these two elements, at its heart presenting 2 masterpieces of Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály, extended by free improvisations inspired by his compositions.
Sonata for Solo Cello, Op. 8
Saxophone and shruti box
Duo for Violin and Cello Op. 7
Max Baillie violin
Susanne Szambelan Cello
Polish cellist Susanne Szambelan was born in New York and grew up in Poznan. In 2014 Susanne moved to Berlin, where she completed her bachelor’s and master’s degree atthe Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” with Prof. Stephan Forck and Prof. Claudio Bohorquez. Her great passion for chamber music has led to collaborations with artists such as Boris Brovtsyn, Daniel Hope, Noah Bendix-Balgley and the Vogler Quartet. Susanne hasperformed at festivals such as the Krzyżowa Music, Zermatt and Santander. In the 2021/24 season, Susanne is the scholarship holder of the Villa Musica Rheinland-Pfalz and Deutsche Orchesterstiftung: #MusikerZukunft 2023. Her solo and chamber music performances have been broadcast on ARTE Concert andDeutschlandfunk Kultur, among others. Recenlty she gave a solo recital at the Laeiszhalle Hamburg, presenting Polish program. Her latest CD dichter.liebe produced by Swiss label Prospero Classical has been nominatedfor Opus Klassik award 2023.
Thanks to the Villa Musica scholarship, since 2023 Susanne plays a cello by Jean Baptiste Vuillaume.
Hayden Chisholm is a New Zealand saxophonist and composer. After studying in Cologne on a DAAD scholarship, he continued his music studies in Japan and India. He has composedmusic for several installations by Rebecca Horn. In 2008 he was assistant director at theSalzburg Festival. He has taught at universities around the world and gives annualmasterclasses in Greece. He directed the Plushmusic Festival in Cologne from 2008 to 2018 and was artistic director of the Thessaloniki Jazz Festival in 2018. In 2013 he released the 13 box set “13 Views of the Heart’s Cargo” and received the German SWR Jazz Award. In 2015 he was “Improvisor in Residence” in Moers and opened the Moers Jazz Festival. In 2016 he released his second 13CD box set “Cusp of Oblivion” on the Moontower Foundation Edition and made his first short film “Sisyphus Runs”. In 2024 he will release a new box set with a new recording of Gurdjieff’s music and his complete audio book of Finnegans Wake.
British-German violinist Max Baillie has performed deep in the Sahara Desert withMaliannomads, has led Bjork’s band in the Royal Albert Hall, and played with Bobby McFerrin at Carnegie Hall. He is founding member of Lodestar Trio with its uniqueScandinavian folk versions of Bach and other Baroque music, and also of ZRI— a quintetinspired by the Viennese Red Hedgehog Tavern where Brahms and Schubert heard theGypsies play. Max enjoys appearing as guest leader-director for ensembles includingCHAARTS in Switzerland, Manchester Collective, Scottish Ensemble, Sinfonia Cymru, andcollaborating at chamber music festivals including UK, Romania, Italy, Norway, andBulgaria. Max is also one half of Sonnen, an experimental electronic music duo with VahaknMattosian. A graduate of the Yehudi Menuhin School, Max was mentored by the legendaryviolinist Ivry Gitlis. Max runs a concert series in his hometown in St Leonards on sea wherehe collaborates with many of his friends. Max plays the mandolin, and is a graduate of theYehudi Menuhin School, and later Christ’s College, Cambridge, where he was awarded firstclass honours in Political Philosophy. www.maxbaillie.com
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