お待たせをいたしました。
今週末のニセコクラシックコンサートのプログラムが、カルテットメンバーから届きました。

*ミニコンサート* (2月2日および2月4日) 

-Dohnanyi: Serenade for String Trio, 1st movement only, ドホナーニ:弦楽三重奏のための セレナーデ第1楽章 (5 min.)
-いずみたく:見上げてごらん夜の星を (3 min.)
-Studio Ghibli/ひさいし – もののけ姫 (5 min.)
-Studio Ghibli/ひさいし – 海の見える街 (3 min.)
-Beatles: Yesterday  ビートルズ:イエスタデイ(5 min.)
-Japanese folk song medley  日本の”フォークソング”メドレー(10 min.)
-Encore:アンコール♪

*フルコンサート*(2月3日 有島記念館およびワイスホテル 内容は2会場で若干変わります)

-Japanese folk song medley,日本の”フォークソング”メドレー (10 min.)
-Ferroud: Bergere Captive for solo flute フェルー:フルート独奏「恋する女羊飼い」 (3 min.)
-Dohnanyi: Serenade for String Trio, 1st, 2nd, 5th mvmts. ドホナーニ:弦楽三重奏のための セレナーデ第1,2,5楽章 (15 min.)
-Beethoven: Serenade for Flute, Violin, Viola, 1st and 5th mvmts. ベートーベン:セレナーデ 第1,5楽章(10 min.)
-Villa-Lobos: Duo for Flute and Cello, 1st mvmt  ヴィラ=ロボス:フルートとチェロのデュエット (3 min.)
-Mozart: Quartet for Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello, complete モーツアルト:カルテット(15 min.)
-Encore: ♪

どうぞお楽しみに!

(プログラムの一部は、予告なく変更になることがあります。ご了承ください。)

#Introduction of some pieces.

E. Dohnanyi: Serenade for string trio
Ernst von Dohnanyi was a rising star in the musical world of Hungry in the early 20th century. Praised by Brahms and Bartok, his music has both the dark contrapuntal sound of late 19th century Germany as well as the flair and virtuosity of Hungarian folk music. Dohnanyi composed the Serenade for String Trio in 1904. With five movements including a march-like opening movement it models earlier serenades, like the one by Beethoven. We will be playing the first, second, and last movements; a bright march, a beautiful romance, and a fun and whimsical rondo.

Pierre-Octave Ferroud: Bergére Captive for solo flute
Bergére Captive means the Captive Shepherd. It is the first piece of three little solo pieces by Pierre-Octave Ferroud. He was a very active and talented french composer but died very tragically in a car crash when he was only 36. This piece he wrote when he was only 21. It is one of the pieces that Melkorka will be performing in the Kobe International Flute Competition in March this year.

Beethoven: Serenade for flute, violin and viola
Beethoven usually did not write chamber music specifically for flute. Some pieces were written in such a way that one could play the part on either a flute or a violin, whatever was lying around the house! But this Serenade has both flute and violin and is also unusual because there is no cello and the viola is left with the bass part. This makes the piece sound very light and happy. Serenades were common at the time of Haydn and Mozart and written for small settings like we have here today. This piece sounds very classical in style, like it could be written by Mozart. We are playing the first movement and the last two movements of the Serenade. The first movement is marked; Entrada, to indicate that it is played when an important person walks through the door. So we shall see if someone comes when we play!

Mozart: Flute quartet in D major
Mozart was 21, like Ferroud, when he wrote the quartet in D for flute, violin, viola and cello. A rich amateur flutist, Ferdinand de Jean, ordered from Mozart in December 1777, three short concertos and two quartets, to be completed in two months. But Mozart had trouble finishing it and he never got paid the whole amount for the order. Two concertos and two quartets was all he wrote for the flute and some people say that he never wanted to write flute music again after that. But we are lucky to have this beautiful piece that we will perform today.

Heitor Villa-Lobos: A movement from the Jet Whistle
The Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos learned the clarinet and cello from his father when he was a child, but then he mainly played in bands and theater groups and was self-educated in music. When he was 18 he went traveling in the Amazon and got a lot of inspiration from traditional and folk music. He then became famous very quickly and traveled to Paris, where he met Ravel, Stravinsky and Prokofiev and received the most acclaim any Brazilian composer has had internationally. But he never forgot his background, the street bands of Rio and the folk music from the Amazon.

Here comes the program for the Niseko Classical concerts this weekend from our musicians.

*Short Program* ( 2 & 4 Feb)
-Dohnanyi: Serenade for String Trio, 1st movement only, (5 min.)
-Taku Izumi:Miagete goran yoru no hoshi wo (3 min.)
-Studio Ghibli/ Hisaishi Yuzuru –Mononoke hime (5 min.)
-Studio Ghibli/ Hisaishi Yuzuru – Umi no mieru machi (3 min.)
-Beatles: Yesterday (5 min.)
-Japanese folk song medley (10 min.)
-Encore:♪

*Long Program* (For both concerts on 3 Feb,possibly with little variation.) 
-Japanese folk song medley, (10 min.)
-Ferroud: Bergere Captive for solo flute (3 min.)
-Dohnanyi: Serenade for String Trio, 1st, 2nd, 5th mvmts. (15 min.)
-Beethoven: Serenade for Flute, Violin, Viola, 1st and 5th mvmts. (10 min.)
-Villa-Lobos: Duo for Flute and Cello, 1st mvmt (3 min.)
-Mozart: Quartet for Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello, complete (15 min.)
-Encore:♪

Enjoy♪

*Programs may be changed without notice.Thank you.

#Introduction of some pieces.

E. Dohnanyi: Serenade for string trio
Ernst von Dohnanyi was a rising star in the musical world of Hungry in the early 20th century. Praised by Brahms and Bartok, his music has both the dark contrapuntal sound of late 19th century Germany as well as the flair and virtuosity of Hungarian folk music. Dohnanyi composed the Serenade for String Trio in 1904. With five movements including a march-like opening movement it models earlier serenades, like the one by Beethoven. We will be playing the first, second, and last movements; a bright march, a beautiful romance, and a fun and whimsical rondo.

Pierre-Octave Ferroud: Bergére Captive for solo flute
Bergére Captive means the Captive Shepherd. It is the first piece of three little solo pieces by Pierre-Octave Ferroud. He was a very active and talented french composer but died very tragically in a car crash when he was only 36. This piece he wrote when he was only 21. It is one of the pieces that Melkorka will be performing in the Kobe International Flute Competition in March this year.

Beethoven: Serenade for flute, violin and viola
Beethoven usually did not write chamber music specifically for flute. Some pieces were written in such a way that one could play the part on either a flute or a violin, whatever was lying around the house! But this Serenade has both flute and violin and is also unusual because there is no cello and the viola is left with the bass part. This makes the piece sound very light and happy. Serenades were common at the time of Haydn and Mozart and written for small settings like we have here today. This piece sounds very classical in style, like it could be written by Mozart. We are playing the first movement and the last two movements of the Serenade. The first movement is marked; Entrada, to indicate that it is played when an important person walks through the door. So we shall see if someone comes when we play!

Mozart: Flute quartet in D major
Mozart was 21, like Ferroud, when he wrote the quartet in D for flute, violin, viola and cello. A rich amateur flutist, Ferdinand de Jean, ordered from Mozart in December 1777, three short concertos and two quartets, to be completed in two months. But Mozart had trouble finishing it and he never got paid the whole amount for the order. Two concertos and two quartets was all he wrote for the flute and some people say that he never wanted to write flute music again after that. But we are lucky to have this beautiful piece that we will perform today.

Heitor Villa-Lobos: A movement from the Jet Whistle
The Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos learned the clarinet and cello from his father when he was a child, but then he mainly played in bands and theater groups and was self-educated in music. When he was 18 he went traveling in the Amazon and got a lot of inspiration from traditional and folk music. He then became famous very quickly and traveled to Paris, where he met Ravel, Stravinsky and Prokofiev and received the most acclaim any Brazilian composer has had internationally. But he never forgot his background, the street bands of Rio and the folk music from the Amazon.

「題名のない音楽会」の司会でもよく知られる指揮者佐渡裕さんが「本当に作りたかった未来形のオーケストラ」を目指して結成した兵庫県立芸術文化センタ(HPAC)オーケストラから4名の女性演奏家が北の大地に憧れてやってきます。

彼女たちはいずれも世界各地のオーディションで選ばれた新進気鋭のアーティスト。インターナショナルでフレッシュなオーケストラの一員として活動する彼女たちの奏でる音楽は、きっとニセコに温かい愛をいっぱい届けてくれることでしょう。

2013年2月2日(土) 開演21:00 (約40分)
場所:ナチュラルリゾートワイスホテル
※どなたでもご自由に鑑賞いただけます。

2013年2月3日(日) 開演15:00 (約90分)
場所:有島記念館
入場無料(常設展・企画展への入場は、観覧料が必要です)

2013年2月3日(日 開演19:30(約90分)
場所:ナチュラルリゾートニセコワイスホテル
※どなたでもご自由に鑑賞いただけます。

2013年2月4日(日) 開演19:00(約40分)
場所:ノーザンリゾートアンヌプリ “エクラ”
※”エクラ”でお食事をされるお客様が対象です。

出演者:
チャン・スージン(ヴァイオリン)
レベッカ・マタヨシ(チェロ)
アンドレア・クレサーテル(ビオラ)
メルコルカ・オラフスドッティア(フルート)
(HPAC 兵庫県立芸術文化センター管弦楽団所属「In a rare appearance in the northern prefecture of Hokkaido, four musicians from Sado-san’s Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra revisiting Niseko and presenting a diverse chamber music concert. Selected through competitive international auditions to play in this unique orchestra, Soojin Chang(Violin), Rebecca Matayoshi(viola), Andrea Kleesattel(cello), and Melkorka Olafsdottir(flute) will step out of their roles as orchestral musicians to play member will find something to love.

2nd. Feb.2013(sat) 21:00〜21:40  at Niseko Weiss Hotel
-short performance of folk and popular classical songs.

3rd Feb 2013(sun) 15:00〜16:30 at Arishima Takeo Memorial Museum
-Mozart Quartet for Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello, and more.

19:30〜21:00 at Niseko Weiss Hotel
-Mozart Quartet for Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello, and more.

4th Feb 2013(mon) 19:00〜19:40 at Niseko Northern Resort An’nupuri “ECLAT”
-short performance of folk and popular classical songs.

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チャン・スージン

ヴァイオリンのチャン・スージンは米国ミシガン州ブルームフィールドヒルズ生まれ。オーケストラを飛び出して友人と一緒に演奏するこの機会を何より楽しみにしています。

(2013年2月2〜4日 ニセコクラシックコンサート出演)Soojin Chang, violin, from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA, received her Bachelor and Masters degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music. She is currently a member of the Hyogo Preforming Arts Center Orchestra. She is very excited to be performing chamber music works with her colleagues in Japan.

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ヴィオラのレベッカ・マタヨシは米国イリノイ州シカゴが故郷。食とワインと旅が大好きです。

(2013年2月2〜4日 ニセコクラシックコンサート出演)
Rebecca Matayoshi is a native of Chicago, IL and studied viola performance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and New England Conservatory under Rudolf Haken, Masumi Rostad and Marcus Thompson, respectively.
In 2010, she joined the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra as a section violist. Additionally, she has concertized all over the US, Japan and Europe through various festivals such as the Pacific Music Festival(Sapporo), International Music Academy(Czech Republic), among others.
Outside of music, Rebecca enjoys traveling to exciting new places and exploring the world of food and wine.

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AndreaCelloチェロのアンドレア・クレサーテルは米国オハイオ州シンシナティ生まれ。音楽は彼女を世界へ導き、そして美しい日本での演奏の機会をもたらしました。

(2013年2月2〜4日 ニセコクラシックコンサート出演)
AndreaCelloAndrea Kleesattel is native Cincinnati, Ohio in the United States of America. Although educated in this mid-western area of her home country, music has taken her to many places around the world. She is very happy to be continuing this trend and making music in the beautiful country of Japan.

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フルートのメルコルカ・オラフスドッティアはアイスランドのレイキャビック出身。ハイキングとヨガを楽しみながらフラノを旅行中に奈津子と出会い、いつかニセコで演奏をと約束しました。
http://www.melkorkaolafsdottir.com

(2013年2月2〜4日 ニセコクラシックコンサート出演)
A finalist at the Carl Nielsen International Flute Competition in 2010, Melkorka Ólafsdóttir studied at the Reykjavik College of Music and the Icelandic Academy of Arts with Maria Cederborg, Hallfríður Ólafsdóttir and Bernard Wilkinson. She went on to complete a B. Mus degree from the Royal Conservatory in the Hague, where she studied with Emily Beynon, principal flutist of the Concertgebouw Orchestra. A year later she completed a M. Mus from the Amsterdam Conservatory with Harrie Starreveld.

 

Melkorka completed her second Masters degree from the Orchestral Training program at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London 2007. A holder of the James Galway Award, she was coached by players of the London Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestra. In London she also took private lessons with Sharon Williams (principal piccolo, LSO) and Paul Edmund-Davies (Philharmonia Orchestra), serving as the assistant of the latter at his summer class, Flute Kitchen, at Harrogate, England in 2007.

 

During 2005-2008 Melkorka also attended lessons with Patrick Gallois in Paris, France, completing the Premier Prix and Prix de Exellence degrees, both at the top of the class. She has attended master-classes around the world, with teachers such as Patricia Morris, Peter Lloyd, William Bennett, Jeanne Baxtresser, Michel Debost, Robert Dick, Peter-Lucas Graf, Wissam Boustany, Jacques Zoon, Paul Edmund-Davies and Samuel Coles.

 

Melkorka has played with different ensembles and orchestras, including Orkester Norden, The Reykjavik Wind Quintet, the Caput Ensamble (Iceland), Het Nieuw Ensemble, The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (Netherlands). In 2009-2011 she was the principal flutist of the Icelandic Opera. She is one of the founders and first flutist of the Isafold Chamber Orchestra (Iceland). From 2006 she has acted as a substitute in the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra and during the 2008-2009 season she was the principal piccolo player, also playing 2nd flute when needed. From September 2011 Melkorka has been the co-principal flutist of the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra in Japan.

 

Melkorka joined the ISO as a soloist playing Ibert’s Flute Concerto in 2004 and Atli Heimir Sveinsson’sFlute Concerto in 2009. In September 2011 she performed Toru Takemitsu’s I hear the water dreaming with the ISO in the new concert hall Harpa, conducted by the new chief conductor, Ilan Volkov. In spring 2011 she played solo recitals at the Radial System in Berlin, Cité des Arts in Paris, at The Foundling Museum in London and the Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle, USA.

 

Melkorka has appeared as a soloist with the Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra (C.P.E. Bach: Concerto in G major), The Caput Ensemble (O. Kentish: Echo and Narcissus) The Icelandic Youth Orchestra (C.Reinecke:Flute Concerto), the Icelandic Flute Ensemble (H. Gudmundsson: Lux) and the Odense Symphony Orchestra (W.A.Mozart: Concerto in G, C. Nielsen: Flute Concerto). She has performed solo and chamber music around Europe and in the USA. In 2008 she toured Iceland performing all of Telemann’s Fantasies for solo flute in churches around the country. The Fantasies were recorded by the National Radio and broadcast on Christmas Eve 2008.

 

Melkorka is a qualified yoga teacher from the Triyoga Center in London

viahttp://www.melkorkaolafsdottir.com

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1月12日~14日の3日間に渡り、エリア内各所で開催された「第4回 ニセコ冬の音楽祭」が、大盛況のうちに幕を閉じました。
斬新なアイディアと演奏スタイルを追い求める、オーストラリア室内管弦楽団(ACO)の芸術監督リチャード・トネッティ氏と楽団の主要演奏者たちにより、本年の公演も昨年同様、3日間異なる
プログラムが組まれ、楽団のユニークかつワールドクラスのパフォーマンスを見ようと、全日程来場されるお客さまも多数いらっしゃるほどでした。

昨年に続き、日本を代表する若手クラシックギター奏者の大萩康司さんが全公演を通してゲストとして出演された他、いまオーストラリアで最も人気ある音楽奏者の一人であるジョゼフ・タワドロス氏によるエジプトの伝統楽器ウードの演奏もあり、大いに観客を魅了しました。
今回の音楽祭は、これまで以上に多くの外国人観光客が来場されていた
ことが印象的でした。各会場の入場者数の速報は次の通りです。

    1月12日(土) HANAZONO308 150人
    1月13日(日) グラン・ヒラフ マウンテンセンター 200人
    1月14日(月) ヒルトンニセコビレッジ 250人

延べ600人は過去最高記録となりました。
本音楽祭は、今回はじめて実行委員会による企画・運営で行われました。
地元のご協賛者様をはじめとし、ボランティアスタッフの皆様等、多くの方々からのご支援とご協力により、無事成功を収めることができました。
この場をお借りして、イベント開催に当たりお力添えくださいました皆様に、心より御礼申し上げます。
今回、演奏をしてくださったACOのメンバー、スタッフ、および大萩康司さんは、ニセコでの滞在を大変楽しまれたごようすで、口々に「来年もまた来たい」と言ってそれぞれの帰途に着かれました。
「ニセコ冬の音楽祭」が、エリアを代表する冬の文化イベントとして、末長く開催を続けて行けますよう、引き続き地元住民・関係者の皆様からのご理解とご協力を、何卒よろしくお願い致します。

※本イベントに関する事前のプレスリリースはNWMF2013プレスリリースからご覧ください。

The fourth annual Niseko Winter Festival was held successfully last weekend, from 12 to 14 January.
Richard Tognetti, innovative artistic director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, along with his principal musicians, showcased a unique program each night at venues across the Niseko area. The varied performances and selections drew record audiences;

    12 January (Sat.) HANAZONO308 150
    13 January (Sun.) Grand Hirafu Mountain Center 200
    14 January (Mon.) Hilton Niseko Village 250

600 people attended the winter music series. Many fans were present on all three days.
In special performances during the event, Yasuji Ohagi, one of Japan’s leading classical guitarists, collaborated with the ACO.
Joseph Tawadros, one of the most popular musicians in Australia, fascinated the audiences with his playing on the exotic Egyptian oud.
This year, the number of international visitors saw a distinct increase.
The musicians and the ACO staff seemed to enjoy their stays in Niseko. It is apparent that this unique event has been gaining both local and international recognition. This was the first time for this executive committee to plan and organize the event, and it would not have been successful if not for the support of the sponsors, the volunteer staff and other local business partners. Thanks to everyone for your continuous support! We sincerely hope that the Niseko Winter Music Festival will keep growing as a keystone cultural event of Niseko’s winter, and we appreciate everyone’s continued support.By The Excutive Committee for the Niseko Winter Music Festival.

For more information, please refer to NisekoRelease.pdf.