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Sunday October 20 2013
Cd presentation Asteria ensemble

Location to be announced
15.30 / € 9,-
About the ensemble
As a duo, Sytse Buwalda and Saskia Spinder performed in the International Guitar Festival Zwolle before. In the presence of the famous Cuban composer Leo Brouwer, they performed a concert dedicated to this very composer. The performance proved to be an event of beautiful beginnings.

Leo Brouwer wrote a set of three songs for the duo, based on poems by Federico Garcia Lorca, asking them to play it on the Festival Leo Brouwer in Havana. In 2011 the duo was strengthened with the joining of Ferdinand Binnendijk (winner of the Prinses Christina Concours in 2011). Together they perform in the Netherlands and abroad under the name Asteria Ensemble.

The ensemble distinguishes itself with a repertoire consisting mostly of works dedicated to the trio. One of these composers is of course Leo Brouwer. Also the prized American-Greek composer Victor Kioulaphides wrote Hesse Lieder for them. Daan Manneke wrote the song Tweeling for the combination of countertenor and mandolin.

During the International Guitar Festival Zwolle 2013, the Asteria Ensemble will present their first CD with works of Leo Brouwer, Victor Kioulaphides and Manualde Falla.



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