Viennese Fantasy & Serendipity: Marialena Fernandes and Trio Viennair
Viennese Fantasy & Serendipity: Marialena Fernandes and Trio Viennair
in support of CherYsh foundation
Presented by The Bangalore School of Music and CherYsh Trust, a registered non-profit organization that brings quality learning and livelihood opportunities as close to home as possible for rural girl children and women, to present Viennese Fantasy and Serendipity, a concert by acclaimed India-born Austrian Piannist, Marialena Fernandes, and the Trio Viennair, consisting of Julia Zulus on the Oboe, Frederick Alvarado on the Clarinet and Maria Jauk on the Flute; all accomplished musicians and artistes in their own right. This concert which is also part of the month-long 15th East West Music and Dance Encounter 2017 which features over a 100 reputed Indian and International artistes performing at venues spread across Bangalore, aims at raising funds for CherYsh foundation’s various developmental projects.
About Marialena Fernandes and Trio Viennair
Born in Mumbai, Marialena Fernandes has been since several years a recognized pianist on the international music circuit. After completing her education in Psychology from the Mumbai University she went on to the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, where she received her Diploma with distinction in Piano and Chamber Music Performance studying with Walter Panhofer and Bruno Seidlhofer. Solo, chamber music and orchestra concert appearances followed and Fernandes now regularly performs all over the world, including various TV and Radio broadcasts and CD recordings. Her repertoire does not only cover a broad range of classical music but reaches out for the contemporary, unconventional and improvised. Being appointed Professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna she is holds workshops and master-classes and serves as Jury member at International Competitions and as Artistic Director and Program Curator in series such as the ‘Uno, Due, Tre’ Cycle at the Musikverein in Vienna and Crossover and experimental projects, in which Fernandes incorporates classical, ethno, jazz and world music fusions with an emphasis on Improvisation. Marialena’s latest ‘Quest for Passion‘ Project, a cooperation between the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and artistic organisations in Bangalore, Mangalore and Goa, aims at spreading and sharing Music among students and talented youth in these Portuguese-colonised cities of India. Marialena is a regular performing artiste at the East West Music and Dance Encounters.
In 2013 Marialena obtained her PhD from the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. In support of the CherYsh Foundation, Marialena Fernandes performs with the woodwind Trio Viennair consisting of Julia Zulus on the Oboe, Frederick Alvarado on the Clarinet and Maria Jauk on the Flute; all accomplished musicians and artistes in their own right.
About The 15th East West Music and Dance Encounter 2017
Beginning from February 4, 2017, to commemorate the birth anniversary of the BSM’s Late Founder, Mrs Aruna Sunderlal, EWMD 2017 will be a month-long celebration of the best of classical and contemporary music and dance by over a 100 globally-reputed artistes; both Indian and western and will be held at multiple venues spread across Bangalore to make it a truly city-wide celebration. Entry to some events are ticketed while for others it is either free or through special passes. Like all its predecessors, EWMD-2017, too will be a celebration of the spirit of Music from the East and West and will feature grand inaugural and closing concerts, solo recitals, workshops, lectures, panel discussions and dialogues between artistes.
The East-West Music and Dance Festival was initiated in 1990 with an organizing committee comprising of experts from both the Indian and Western Classical Music/Dance scene like world-renowned Scientist and Pianist-par-excellance, Dr. Raja Ramanna, Vainika Dr. Doraiswamy Iyengar, Scholar Shri. B. V. K Shastry and other luminaries, including a representative from the Dept. of Kannada and Culture, Government of India, and local music activists. Indian Council for Cultural Relations(ICCR) has supported the Festival since its inception, through their invaluable help with overseas artistes’ participation. This year we are especially grateful to the Consulates of Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, Poland, Canada, Germany and France for their support and assistance in artiste co-ordination and hospitality.
Artistes from several countries come together to participate in scintillating Concerts of exceptional brilliance, while Seminars and Panel Discussions on relevant topics bring a better understanding of the cultures of the East and West, workshops and master-classes by the performing artistes, ensure that global music standards of performance and technique are transferred to student musicians to mould them into the next generation of performing artistes and thereby the cycle of growth and evolution and growth continues.
By the end of each Festival, cultural boundaries are melted down, perceptions are bridged and new doors of understanding and friendship are thrown open.
Past artistes have included Odissi danseuse, the Late Protima Gauri Bedi, Saxophonist, Dr. Kadri Gopalnath, Veena Exponent, Dr. V. Doraiswamy Iyengar, Hungarian-American Pianist, Lydia Orias, Canadian Soprano, Audrey Leonard Borschel, Swedish Soprano, Helen Larsson, Dr. Suma Sudhindra, Dr. Madhu Natraj and STEM Theatre Dancers, Grammy Awardee, Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Tabla Maestro, Dr, Zakir Hussain, Sarod Virtuoso, Amjad Ali Khan, Indian-born Austrian Pianist and Professor, Marialena Fernandes, French Bassoonist, David Chukrov, French Opera Singers, Aude Priya Wicziarg and Jane Camillioni, The Bangalore School of Music Chamber Orchestra, The Bangalore School of Music Choral Ensemble, Bharatnatyam expert, Vani Ganapathy, Guitarist, Konarak Reddy, Violinist, Dr. L. Subramaniam, World Fusion jazz Ensemble, MoonArra, French Celebrity Pianist, Marouan Benabdallah, Duo Sirocco of France and Puducherry Woodwinds, American Guitarist, Rebecca Miller and many more Western and Indian Artistes of repute.
Spread across venues as varied as varied as Guru Nanak Bhavan, Aruna Sunderlal Auditorium (Bangalore School of Music) St. Joseph’s Boys’ High School, Jagriti Theatre (Whitefield) St Mark’s Cathedral, St Andrew’s Church, Jawahar Bal Bhavan, aPaulogy Gallery, EWMD2017 will span the length and breadth of Bangalore, thereby hoping to take the Festival to just about everyone.
About CherYsh Foundation
CherYsh Trust is a registered non-profit organization that brings quality learning and livelihood opportunities as close to home as possible for rural girl children and women. The CherYsh approach focuses on key stages in the lifecycle of a girl: from a young child, to young girl, and to woman. Change is initiated during these stages through support to early learning, skilling, and livelihoods in a healthy environment in the village neighborhood. The ecosystem is built through careful collaboration, with the goal of shared ownership. CherYsh embraces Technology as a key enabler of data-rich solutions in the mission to educate, prepare and secure rural girls and women.
Tickets at Rs 300 per head are available at CherYsh Foundation as well as at the BSM (080-41285017:Monday through Saturday, 11:00am to 7:00pm)
Viennese Fantasy & Serendipity on Sunday | 9th February 2017 | 7:30 PM
Guru Nanak Bhavan