The North American and English 20th century
August 22nd, 2020 - 20:30
PALMA: Sant Francesc Cloister
7è Festival Nits Clàssiques de la Tramuntana
Conductor: Barry Sargent
Soprano: Sheva Tehoval
Three Olympians - Peter Boyer (1970)
1.Apollo 2.Aphrodite 3.Ares
Adagio for strings - Samuel Barber (1910 - 1981)
Hoe Down - Aaron Copland (1900 - 1990)
Summertime - George Gershwin (1898 - 1937)
Glosa - Baltasar Samper (1888 - 1966)
Les Illuminations, Op.18 - Edward Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
1.Fanfare 2.Villes 3.Phrase, Antique 4.Royauté 5.Marine 6.Interlude 7.Being beauteous 8.Parade 9.Départ
Violins: Mayumi Sargent
Violas: Eura Fortuny
Cellos: Paula Martos
Bass: Pablo Moreno
Born in Cincinnati (USA), where he begins his musical studies with Sigmund Effron. At the age of 15 he performs as soloist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the following year with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. He continues his studies with Andor Toth at the Oberlin Conservatory where he graduates with "High Honors". Later he moves his residency to Paris to broaden his violinistic knowledge with the leadership of Gerard Poulet. In this same city he comes in contact with the cellist Christophe Coin, who invites him to play with the Ensemble Mosaïque, encouraging him to investigate and interpret with historic instruments. He studies baroque violin with Monica Huggett.
Since then he has been concertmaster of prestigious baroque ensembles; in France with Les Arts Florissants, Les Talents Liriques, Seminario Musicale, in Holand with the Bach Vereinigen, in Italy with Promo Musica, in Germany with Kölner Academie and concertmaster-conductor of Concerto Köln. He has collaborated as well with Frans Brüggen, Ton Koopman, Jordi Savall, Christopher Hogwood and Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
In Spain, where he resides, he has been first violin of Al Ayre Español, invited concertmaster of Gran Teatre de Liceu in Barcelona, Bilbao Symphony Orchestra, Extremadura Orchestra, Euskadi Symphony Orchestra, Navarra Symphony Orchestra, Canary Islands Philharmonic Orchestra. His work as a conductor has been extens in Spain. He has been founder and director of three orchestras: Seville Barroque Orchestra, Camerata Sa Nostra and Mallorca Baroque Orchestra. He has conducted the Canary Islands Philharmonic Orchestra, Granollers Orchestra, Menorca Island Orchestra, City of Granada Orchestra, Terrassa 48 Chamber Orchestra, the Jove de Catalunya and the Jove Barroca of Andalucia. Presently he's the conductor of Ensemble Tramuntana
The young soprano Sheva Tehoval is the daughter of a French blues musician who got her first taste of classical singing at the age of six with Children’s choir of the Brussels Opera.
She began her studies in Brussels with Eunice Arias, continuing with Christoph Pregardien at the Cologne Music University and Mary Nelson in London’s Royal Academy of Music. Sheva furthered her musical experiences with renowned teachers such as Klesie Kelly-Moog, Michael Gees, Richard Stokes, Malcolm Martineau, Robert Holl, and Graham Johnson.
She has performed on many of Europe’s stages, including the Théâtre royal de la Monnaie, the Beethovenhaus in Bonn, the Kölner Philharmonie, Concertgebouw Brugge, and the Herkulessaal in Munich. Sheva Tehoval sang as a soloist, amongst others, with ensembles la petite bande, SWR Rundfunk Orchestra, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, and the French Insula Orchestra, whilst working with renowned musicians and directors such as Laurent Pelly, Séverine Chavrier, Thomas Jolly, Philippe Graffin, Matthias Pintscher, and Laurence Equilbey.
Besides the Operatic stage, the soprano focuses on interpreting art song repertoire and contemporary music.
Sheva has had successes in many European competitions. In 2014, she won the First Prize as well as the Audience Prize at the Concours Prix Jacques Dôme in Verviers, Belgium, the Second Prize at the Karlsruher Wettbewerb für die Interpretation zeitgenössischer Musik, and was the laureate at the International Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels. In 2016, Sheva received a Deutschen Musikwettbewerb scholarship in Bonn, as well as the First Prize in the Opera category, The First Prize in the Mélodie française category, the Prix jeune espoir, and the Audience Prize at the International Competition in Marmande, France. In 2017, the soprano won the Emmerich Smolda Prize in Landau in der Pfalz. Photo: ©dyod.be