Theo Carpentier (°1998) is a Belgian classically trained violinist who is constantly looking for the intimate musical experience of small ensembles. He is interested in renewing traditional forms and in blending different styles.
Over the years he’s had the opportunity to perform with different ensembles. With Brussels Sinfonietta, he performed as a soloist Bach’s Double Violin Concerto (BWV. 1043) and W.A. Mozart’s second Violin Concerto (KV.211).
As a member of Belenos Duo, he won the Belgian national VLAMO competition for chamber music in 2016. With his own ensemble Narrante, he was a laureate of the Belgian folk competiton Muziekmozaïek in 2017.
During the Queen Elisabeth Competition in 2019, he was a member of the youth panel De Zes, and was so commenting on the performances.
At the moment he continues to devote further study to the violin- and chambermusic repertoire at the Conservatorium Maastricht (NL) with Piotr Jasiurkowski.
In previous years he has studied at the Kunsthumaniora Brussel and at the Academie Anderlecht with Erik Sluys. He continued his study at the Luca School of Arts with Elisa Kawaguti. He further immersed himself in classical music theory and counterpoint.
Theo also attended several masterclasses with Dirk Van de Velde, Guido De Neve, Aki Sauliere, Yuko Mori, Eeva Koskinen, David Grimal, Christine Busch and Christoph Schickedanz.
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Angela Ambrosini (°2000) is a German Nyckleharpa player with Italian roots.
She started to play this instrument at the age of ten. In 2013, she took part as a musician and a composer in the European ENCORE project (European Nickelharpa Cooperation – ORchestral Experience). The same year, she made her debut with the international Early Music ensemble Oni Wytars and she toured in France with the ensemble of Lucilla Galeazzi. In 2014 she performed for the first time in Italy, together with her father Marco Ambrosini. She also played with the Estonian vocal ensemble Vox Clamantis, with the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, and with the Czech Tiburtina Ensemble.
Angela also participated as a guest musician in the recording of several CD’s including Bell’amata (Ensemble Triskilian), Pippi Langstrumpf (musical), ENCORE, Swinging Christmass (Hinterland Jazz Orchestra), Synantis (Adriano Sangineto) and Zwischen Himmel und Hölle (Sybille Baumann).
Since 2011, she is a student at the European Nyckelharpa Training and she’s been doing masterclasses regurlaly at the Scuola di Musica Popolare di Forlimpopoli.
Angela took succesfully part in the Early Music Master Classes in 2014 and 2015 in Bertinoro, Italy, organised in cooparation with the Fondazione Alma Mater, the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna and the Musikhochschule Trossingen.
From 2016 till 2018 she was a student in the young talent’s class at the Conservatory of Lipsia, Germany.