COMING CONCERTS
2022 - 2023

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Brussels Muzieque and Le Baixu invite you to this special concert marking the start of their collaboration.

In this program, Nadja Nevolovitch - leader of the 1st violins at Brussels Philharmonic, Monika Młynarczykco-principal viola at Opera 'La Monnaie/De Munt' and Eduardo Tonietto - cellist and artistic director of Brussels Muzieque, will perform the well known Schubert trio in Bb major and present to the public the less known Hungarian composer Dohnányi Ernő, performing his "Serenade" for string trio, and the string trio by Polish-Jewish composer Weinberg as well. 

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Brussels Muzieque invites you to a musical evening out of the usual canon.

This concert features chamber music’s most canonic formation, the string quartet; however this time, in the highly unconventional setting of violin, viola and… two cellos!

Let yourself be surprised by the string quartet no.2 in A minor by Anton Arenski in this unusual instrumentation. It gives the quartet a special emphasis around the mid and low frequencies, that dark but warm timbre reminiscent of Franz Schubert's string quintet for two cellos.

Adding to this concert’s unique repertoire, Belgian composer and Brussels Muzieque’s composer-in-residence Walter Hus has contributed another rare composition for this peculiar ensemble: an adaptation of his string quartet “Five to Five”, where one of the two cellos performs in place of the original viola.

To finish off the program, Maurice Ravel’s sonata for violin and cello makes the cello the protagonist once again. In almost all the duos for violin and cello written before Ravel’s, the violin predominates because of its higher register, and the cello is mainly used as an accompanying instrument. Not so with Ravel in this duo; the two instruments are truly equal partners by giving each of them an independent and equally important melodic line.

Misako Akama (concertmaster at the Belgian National Orchestra), Monika Mlynarczyk (co-principal viola at La Monnaie/De Munt), Dmitry Silvian (solo cello at the Belgian National Orchestra), and Eduardo Tonietto (solo cello Flemish Chamber Orchestra and artistic director of Brussels Muzieque) will brighten a dark winter night with the warm timbre of these masterpieces.

This concert has the financial support of the subsidies of Féderation Wallonie-Bruxelles and the sponsorship of Delen Private Bank.

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Dream away with us this evening. Brussels Muzieque has concocted a musical impressionist gift.
 
Just like the impressionist painters Monet, Manet and Degas opposed conventions armed with vibrant colours and short, quick brushstrokes, so did Claude Debussy break the musical mould of his time. His dreamy and sensual compositions with short melodic motives and unique instrumental timbres make for a music with no hard edges. It feels unrooted in time. 

Brussels Muzique’s concert features Debussy’s Sonata for flute, viola, and harp. A very uncommon setting for those times. It gained, however, immediate popularity thanks to its colorful bright sound. Such instrument combination inspired many other composers of the 20th century, such as Arnold Bax with his Elegiac Trio. Strikingly, both compositions were created in the wake of dramatic events (WWI for Debussy’s Sonata and the Eastern rising in Ireland for Bax’s Elegiac Trio), which becomes evident in the melancholy and veiled sadness that runs through these works.
 
To continue, Matteo Delmonte (solo flute at the Brussels Opera House ‘La Monnaie/De Munt’), Monika Mlynarczyk (co-principal viola at the Brussels Opera House ‘La Monnaie/De Munt’) and Emma Wauters (harp professor at Leuven LUCA school of arts) will also bring to the stage a Sonata from Nino Rota, Italian composer world-famous for his film scores (Fellini, Visconti and Coppola), and a transcript of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet by Gilad Cohen.

 

JANUARY 11th at 19h

Italian Cultural Institute Brussels

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Composed in September of 1828, during the final weeks of Schubert's life, the String Quintet in C for two violins, viola and two cellos was the composer's last instrumental work and ranks among his greatest accomplishments. Schubert's decision to use a second cello, rather than the second viola (characteristic of earlier quintets), adds to the overall richness of the piece, contributing to a texture richer in the low and mid registers.

Schubert's writing for this string quintet is in fact symphonic, revealing touches of "orchestration" that would have been assigned to winds and brass in one of his symphonies. In doing that, he revolutionized the art of writing for strings. He created sounds that no one had ever created before in a small string ensemble, constantly varying the texture as he did it. There are vast changes of light and color in the piece, as well as great harmonic variation.

Brussels Muzieque presents a new original transcript for string quintet of the Allegretto of Beethoven’s Symphony no. 7. The Allegretto was encored at the premiere of the seventh symphony of Beethoven, a huge success in itself, and the movement remained popular since. Eduardo Tonietto, Artistic Director of Brussels Muzieque, made the transcript of this famous orchestral work for the string quintet setting.
Enjoy these 2 absolute masterpieces of the Early Romantic period, brought to you by Sylvie Huang (laureate at the Queen Elisabeth competition violin), Nadja Nevolovitch (leader 1st violins Brussels Philharmonic), Monika Mlynarczyk (co-principal viola at La Monnaie/De Munt), Stephanie Huang (laureate at the Queen Elisabeth competition cello) and Eduardo Tonietto (solo cello at the Flemish Chamber Orchestra and artistic director of Brussels Muzieque).

This concert has the financial support of the subsidies of Féderation Wallonie-Bruxelles.

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PIANO RECITAL - February 9th at 19h

Italian Cultural Institute Brussels

Marco Mantovani - assistant piano professor at the Royal Conservatoire of Brussels

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Brussels Muzieque invites you to an evening of lyricism with three of the greatest composers of the Romantic period interpreted by a special ensemble set: soprano, clarinet and piano. The lyric soprano Déborah Salazar, the concert pianist Monika Dars and Daniel Mourek - solo clarinet of Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen, will combine the unique colors and nuances of their instruments to recreate masterpieces by Schubert, Schumann and Brahms.

• Der Hirt aux dem Felsen, Schubert - trio

• Drei Fantasiestücke, Schumann - duo clarinet piano

• Frauenliebe und Leben, Schumann lieder

• Zwei Gesänge op 91, Brahms - trio

soprano · Déborah Salazar

clarinet · Daniel Mourek
piano · Monika Dars

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UNORTHODOX QUARTET - MARCH 7th at 19h

Italian Cultural Institute Brussels

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PIANO TRIO - APRIL 27th at 19h

Italian Cultural Institute Brussels

Lily Maisky - concert pianist based in Brussels

Misako Akama - concertmaster of the Belgian National Orchestra

Eduardo Tonietto - cellist and artistic director of Brussels Muzieque

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PIANO CLARINET VIOLIN TRIO - MAY 17th at 19h

Italian Cultural Institute Brussels

Monika Dars - concert pianist based in Brussels

Maura Marinucci - solo clarinet of Brussels Philharmonic

Nadja Nevolovitsch - leader of the 1st violins of Brussels Philharmonic

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PREVIOUS CONCERTS

Season 2022 - 2023

FLUTE QUARTETS
FULL CIRCLE 20 NOVEMBER 2022 - 20h
 

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Immerse yourself in a revived performance of the once acclaimed flute quartet ensemble, in this original concert by Brussels Muzieque.

The flute quartet setting - comprising a flute, violin, viola and cello - reached the pinnacle of success in the second half of the 18th century, to the extent that it even rivaled the popularity of the string quartet at that time. Its success brought many famous composers including Mozart, Haydn and Bach to explore this instrumentation; however, as from the 19th century, the flute quartet completely lost its popularity to the string quartet once again and virtually no compositions were written for it until the 20th century.

The beauty of combining flute and strings should not be forgotten, therefore Brussels Muzieque has assembled an accomplished team of musicians to bring the uniqueness of the flute quartet back to life, and back to you.

Aldo Baerten (principal flutist in the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra), Jacqueline Preys (Principal 2nd violins at the Belgian National Orchestra), Monika Mlynarczyk (co-principal viola La Monnaie/De Munt), and David Poskin (laureate at the David Popper Cello Competition) will revive the music for flute quartet by performing works from its high days by Haydn and J. C. Bach and by presenting some more recent work from the 20th century for flute and strings by Van Gilse and Roussel.

This concert has the financial support of the subsidies of Féderation Wallonie-Bruxelles.

PIANO BASSOON DUO
FULL CIRCLE 12 OCTOBER 2022 - 20h
 

You might have enjoyed many times the bucolic color of a bassoon solo during a symphonic performance, as in Stravinsky's Sacre du Printemps opening, or even within a wind quintet; however, experiencing a recital where the sole companion of this unique instrument will be his fellow pianist, will dive you in a whole new universe of sounds and characters that only such a combination can provide.
In this recital, romantics such as Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff, impressionists and symbolists such as Saint-Saens and Scriabin, among other great composers will be presented to you by pianist Lily Maisky and bassoonist Mavroudes Troullos, who will take you through this journey exploring the Bassoon's expression and virtuosity combined with the monumental presence and versatility of the piano.

This concert has the financial support of the subsidies of Féderation Wallonie-Bruxelles.

Season 2021 - 2022

CHAMBER JAZZ CONSORT
FULL CIRCLE 5 JULY 2022 - 20h
 

Born in Uzbekistan and from Ukrainian roots, clarinetist Anton Jakimenko arrived as a refugee in the Netherlands as a child. Coming from a both classical and jazz background, he developed a unique form of sound expression transiting among the Western music language, Slavic folklore, and Eastern traditions.
Multiple award winner jazz violinist Oene van Geel will be joining the ensemble and sharing the stage with three other classical string players: Sarah Oates - concertmaster of the London Philharmonia, Maeva Laroque - co-principal of 2nd violins in the Brussels Opera 'La Monnaie' and Eduardo Tonietto - cellist and artistic director of Brussels Muzieque.
Together in this diverse background, they will present a myriad of original compositions, some more traditional themes, and a few surprises.
Come share this moment with us, where classical meets jazz.

UNORTHODOX QUARTET
FULL CIRCLE 14 JUNE 2022 - 20h
 

Four musicians based in Brussels - all with Italian roots - will be presenting a colorful program with an unorthodox instruments combination of winds and cello. 

Matteo Del Monte and Antonio Capolupo - respectively solo flutist and solo clarinetist of the Opera La Monnaie, Gordon Fantini - solo bassoonist of the Belgian National Orchestra, and Eduardo Tonietto - cellist and artistic director of Brussels Muzieque, will be mixing the richness and variety of timbers of their instruments to recreate well-known and beloved pieces by Mozart, and Beethoven, transcribed for this unorthodox instrumentation.

Special in the program will be the new transcription for the ensemble of Beethoven's first string quartet in F major and the well-known Divertimento in D major of Mozart, originally written for string quartet as well. You will have the unique chance of listening to this piece performed in a totally different instrumentation.

STRING TRIOS
FULL CIRCLE 14 MAY 2022 - 20h
 

FIN DE SIÈCLE: TRANSFIGURING ROMANTICISM
FULL CIRCLE 20 MARCH 2022 - 20h
 

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The Phoenix Sextet, made up of soloists from major European orchestras, has prepared a monumental program for you: the sextets of Brahms op. 18 and the Verklaerte Nacht by Schoenberg - the masterpiece from the (still) late Romantic style of the composer, based on Dehmel's poetic work whose erotic content generated huge turmoil in the conservative society of the time.

 

Brussels Muzieque invites you once more to share an evening of chamber music hosted at the beautiful theatre of our partner Full Circle Ideas.
Nadja Nevolovitch -
leader of the 1st violins at Brussels Philharmonic, Monika Młynarczykco-principal viola at Opera 'La Monnaie/De Munt' and Eduardo Tonietto - cellist and artistic director of Brussels Muzieque, will perform the well known Schubert trio in Bb major and present to the public the less known Hungarian composer Dohnányi Ernő, performing his "Serenade" for string trio. Intercalating the two pieces for trio, the musicians will interpret as well two duos: Mozart's in G major for violin and viola and the famous Duet “with two eyeglasses obligato” by Beethoven for viola and cello.

SOPRANO-CLARINET-PIANO TRIOS

FULL CIRCLE 10 DECEMBER 2021 - 20h

 

Brussels Muzieque invites you to an evening of lyricism with three of the greatest composers of the Romantic period interpreted by a special ensemble set: soprano, clarinet and piano. The lyric soprano Déborah Salazar, the concert pianist Monika Dars and Daniel Mourek - solo clarinet of Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen, will combine the unique colors and nuances of their instruments to recreate masterpieces by Schubert, Schumann and Brahms.

• Der Hirt aux dem Felsen, Schubert - trio

• Drei Fantasiestücke, Schumann - duo clarinet piano

• Frauenliebe und Leben, Schumann lieder

• Zwei Gesänge op 91, Brahms - trio

soprano · Déborah Salazar

clarinet · Daniel Mourek
piano · Monika Dars

DIVERTIMENTO

ART BASE 3 NOVEMBER 2021 - 20h

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four musicians based in Brussels but with Italian roots will be presenting a colorful program, mixing the richness of timbers of a flute, clarinet, bassoon, and a cello, to recreate well-known and beloved pieces by Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven, transcribed for this unorthodox instrumentation.

• J. S. Bach, Trio Sonata, BWV 1039 (flute, bassoon and cello)
• J. S. Bach, Flute Sonata in E Major, BWV 1035
• L. van Beethoven, Duet for Clarinet and Bassoon in B flat major, WoO 27 No. 3
• W. A. Mozart, Divertimento for 3 basset horns No. 1 in B flat major, KV 439b (transcribed for flute, clarinet and bassoon)
• W. A. Mozart, Divertimento for strings in D major, K. 136 (transcribed for flute, clarinet, bassoon and cello)

flute · Matteo Del Monte

clarinet · Antonio Capolupo
bassoon · Gordon Fantini

cello · Eduardo Tonietto

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A WHOLE WEEKEND OF CONCERTS
IN THE LAST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER

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Season 2020 - 2021
(covid-19 year)

CLARINET TRIOS

FULL CIRCLE HOUSE 26 SEPTEMBER  ART BASE 27 SEPTEMBER 2020

Robert Schumann · Trio "Märchenerzählungen" for Clarinet, Viola & Piano, op. 132
Reinhold Glière ·  8 Pieces for Viola & Cello, op. 39
Johannes Brahms ·  Trio for Clarinet, Cello & Piano, op. 114

clarinet · Antonio Capolupo
viola · Monika Młynarczyk
cello · Eduardo Tonietto
piano · Marco Prevosto

GOLDBERG VARIATIONS FOR TRIO

FULL CIRCLE HOUSE 15 OCTOBER 2020

Johann Sebastian Bach · Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (arrangement for string trio) 

violin · Sadie Fields
viola · Clement Holvoet

cello · Romain Dhainaut

Season 2019 - 2020

AND THEN I KNEW 'TWAS WIND 

ART BASE 10 FEBRUARY 2020  FULL CIRCLE HOUSE 13 FEBRUARY 2020 

Toru Takemitsu · And then I knew ‘twas wind (Flute, Viola & Harp)
Albert Roussel · Trio for Flute, Viola & Cello, op. 40
Joseph Jongen · Deux pieces en trio for Flute, Cello & Harp, op. 80
Toru Takemitsu · Towards the sea (Alto Flute & Harp)
Rebecca Clarke · Two Pieces for Viola & Cello

flute · Jill Jeschek 
viola · Monika Mlynarczyk
cello · Eduardo Tonietto 
harp · Emma Wauters

THE QUINTET ART BASE 13 OCTOBER 2019

Beethoven · 7th Symphony in A major: II. Allegretto 

(arranged for quintet by Eduardo Tonietto)

Schubert · String Quintet in C major

violin · Anton Skakun
violin · Eline Pauwels

viola · Mihai Cocea

cello · Karel Steylaerts

cello · Eduardo Tonietto

THE SEASONS ART BASE 26 NOVEMBER 2019

Vivaldi · The Four Seasons and more...​

violin solo · Angelina Abagieva
violin · Anton Skakun 
violin · Lubka Lingorska
viola · Ian Psegodschi
cello · Eduardo Tonietto
double bass · Julita Fasseva

OLD MASTERS ART BASE 11 SEPTEMBER 2019

Bach · Orchestral Suite No.2 in B minor
Mozart · Flute quartet in D major
baroque & classical · selection of arias for soprano, flute and strings

flute · Jill Jeschek 
viola · Monika Mlynarczyk
cello · Eduardo Tonietto 
harp · Emma Wauters

IMPRESSIONISM ART BASE 17 SEPTEMBER 2019

Ravel · String Quartet in F major
Debussy · Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp
Ravel · Introduction & Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet & String Quartet

violin · Maéva Laroque
violin · Anton Skakun
viola · Monika Młynarczyk
cello · Eduardo Tonietto
harp · Emma Wauters
flute · Jill Jeschek 
clarinet · Daniel Mourek