Ensemble K, Ensemble Sequenza 9.3 & Simone Menezes

Biography Ensemble K, Ensemble Sequenza 9.3 & Simone Menezes

Simone Menezes
Italian-Brazilian conductor, the visionary Simone Menezes, is known for her artistic and innovative leadership. At the tender age of 20, she founded her first chamber orchestra, Camerata Latino Americana, which was distinguished in the International Society for the Performing Arts of New York. She subsequently co-founded the “Villa-Lobos Project”, an international project dedicated to Brazilian classical repertory. Recent appearances include engagements with orchestras such as Rotterdam's Philharmonic Orchestra (Holland), Orchestre National d’Île-de-France, Orchestre National du Pays de la Loire, Orchestre National de l'Opera de Lorraine (France), Orquestra Sinfônica Nacional (Rio de Janeiro - Brazil), Osaka Symphony Orchestra (Japan), among others. Menezes has recorded 2 CDs and premiered over 20 works. In 2019 she placed second in the European Competition of Female Conductors "Mawoma" in Vienne. In 2020, her new project "K", based in the geographical triangle Brussels - North France - Paris, makes its exciting debut. We hope it will be one of many!

Ensemble K
Founded and directed by the Italian-Brazilian conductor Simone Menezes, K is a multicultural ensemble based in the Hauts-de-France whose musicians are recruited around the geographical axis Brussels - Hauts de France - Paris. K is a chamber music ensemble with variable geometry which offers an innovative, unique and deeply cosmopolitan approach to classical music. Indeed, the musicians of the ensemble, with very different backgrounds and multiple cultural origins, have a real ability to think outside the box. K is currently in residence in the town of Croix (Hauts-de-France).

Sequenza 9.3
is a vocal ensemble consisting of singers who are professional soloists. If their artistic journey crosses the lyrical scene, they have all chosen to serve and share contemporary vocal art with passion.

The vocal quality and the artistic dimension of each one, the precision which they carry out, their faithful engagement within Sequenza 9.3 under the demanding and generous direction of Catherine Simonpietri, have contributed to give form and finesse to the interpretations of the ensemble.

In search of an aesthetic ideal, Catherine Simonpietri articulates the artistic project of the Ensemble through creation, today's life force, and tradition, the heritage of a founding patrimony.

She enriches her research with meetings with creators and performers of our time: composers, instrumentalists, choreographers, circus artists, artists from the world of jazz and popular music…

The ambitions of Sequenza 9.3 artists are to transmit, explore new paths, awaken and cultivate everyone’s taste.

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