Recurring artists working with Lux Beata

Viols                   

Asami Orihara

 

Born in Saitama, Japan, Asami started studying the viola da gamba with Yukimi Kambe at the Kunitachi College of Music, where she was studying musicology and the traditional Japanese instrument Sho.

In 2010 she graduated and also received the Arima Prize, an award given to singularly outstanding students. In the same year she moved to Belgium to study with Philippe Pierlot at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, where she received her Master's diploma with distinction in 2016.

After her graduation she moved back to Japan where she is currently pursuing a career as soloist and chamber musician.

Rebecca Lefèvre

 

Rebecca grew up in the south of Sweden, where she played piano and cello from a young age.

From 2006 she studied the viola da gamba with Philippe Pierlot at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel where

she obtained her master's degree in 2011.

Rebecca has participated in masterclasses with Wieland Kuijken, Paolo Pandolfo, Jordi Savall and Vittorio Ghielmi.

She is now a freelance musician playing in Belgium, France, Germany, Scandinavia and Japan with chamber music groups such as LinGon, Amaranthus, Duo Chelys, BachPlus, Ardalus …

Rebecca is currently studying the lute with Xavier Diaz-Latorre.

Anne Bernard

 

Anne Bernard entered the conservatory of Liège,her native city, in 1998 to

study classical guitar with Luc Vander Borght and Johan Fostier. She graduated

in several diciplines, most notably those of guitar playing and history of music.

Next to her studies of the guitar she began studying the viol with Sophie Watillon

and later Philippe Pierlot, and in 2010 she gained her Master’s degree with him at

the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel.

Her attraction to living music traditions and their way oflearning and playing by

ear and heart has at the same time taken her in other directions, studying with

Michel Massot and taking improvisational lessons with Garrett List.

Anne performs regularly in chamber music ensembles like Ensemble Vendetta

(of which she is the musical director), Musica Favola (with Stephan Van Dijk),

La Roza Enflorese (with Bernard Mouton), as well as Hathor Consort

(with Romina Lischka), which whom she recently recorded Johan Dowland’s Lachrimae on the record label Outhere.

She is also invested in projects of folk music, with groups like Izberg, Myriam Szabo and Anwar Abudragh (« La Danse du Luth »), and she has collaborated in several theatre productions, for example performances for children (Sterrekind – with Compagnie Carlotta, Zindering – under A. Aerts), as well as « Het Leven een Droom », produced by NTGent and toured in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Poland.

Miron Andres

Miron Andres (1989, Czech Republic/Afghanistan) studied viola da gamba at the Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität with Pierre Pitzl, and graduated from the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Basel, CH), specializing in medieval and renaissance music (vielle and renaissance viola da gamba) with Randall Cook. Further studies led him to Joshua Cheatham at the Utrecht Conservatory and the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, where he specialized in violone and contemporary music on the viola da gamba with Maggie Urquhart. In 2017 he graduated with a Master's degree cum laude.

His teachers also include Brigitte Gasser, Martin Bauer and Mieneke van der Velden.

 

As a soloist, as well as chamber musician he has toured all across the world with groups such as Musica Temprana, Ensemble Hesperis, Alter-Natives, Contactus, Ugly Pug, Lux Beata, Capella dei Signori, Ensemble Joseph Hel, Europa Ritrovata and many others.

 

He's been heard in festivals such as the BRQ Vantaa (Finland), Festival de Musique Ancinene de Callas (France) and the Grachtenfestival Amsterdam (The Netherlands).

He won the second prize (ensemble) of the Förderpreis für Alte Musik Saarbrücken 2012, as well as the first prize (duo) of the EAR-ly competition in Vantaa (Finland) 2016. 

In 2019 he won the International Van Wassenaer Early Music Competition in Utrecht, with the duo Contactus (jury prize, AVROTROS radio prize and the OOM-prize).

 

Next to early music he continuously premiers works for viola da gamba (solo, ensemble and opera).  Some of these works have been premiered at festivals such as the Tampering 2017 (Tampere, Finland), Opera Forward Festival Amsterdam 2017, Prix Annelie de Man 2018 (Amsterdam) and the Grachtenfestival Amsterdam 2018. 

 

Miron Andres also creates new music, notably with electronic musician and composer Dyonisios Papanicolaou (Paris) and visual artist Mohsin Shafi (Lahore, Pakistan).

Harp                   

Sarah Louise Ridy

Sarah Louise Ridy gained her bachelor degree in modern harp at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England, before going on to obtain both bachelor and master degrees in baroque harp performance.  She was the first student to be awarded a masters degree in baroque harp at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag, the Netherlands.

Sarah performs with numerous ensembles throughout Europe, in a variety of styles but  many of which are rooted in ancient music.  She currently lives in the countryside in the  south of Belgium together with her cat, but enjoys to travel as part of her career, and has  performed as far afield as Israel, Greece, Colombia, Croatia and USA.  Sarah also performs  solo concerts and is always excited by the prospect of exploring new repertoire for the baroque harp.  She is currently one of the Baroque harp tutors at the Koninklijk Conservatorium.

Pianoforte and Harpsichord              

Sayuri Nagoya

Born in Tokyo, she grew up in an environment full of art playing violin, clarinet, singing and dancing, also creating picture books. She studied modern piano with Minoru Nojima at the Toho Gakuen Graduate School. After writing her master's thesis on the subject of keyboard history, she was inspired by the historical instruments and started to study the harpsichord. 

 

From 2011, she began her pianoforte study at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussels as scholarship student of the government of Belgium, where in 2014 she obtained Master Diploma for pianoforte with Great distinction.

She received the 1st prize in the 3rd Rosenstock International piano competition (modern piano) and the 2nd Rome Fortepiano International Competition - "Muzio Clementi Prize”, and also won prizes at the 4th International Geelvinck Fortepiano Concours and the Square Piano Award. As the prizewinner of this competition, she performed for broadcast on Dutch Radio 4.

In 2018 She will release her first CD with the works by Anton Eberl from the BRILLIANT CLASSICS. Her report and essay about pianoforte were posted in the Japanese Classic Music Magazine 'Chopin'.

She studied Modern piano with prof. Suzuko Sato, Joko Gondo, and Minoru Nojima, harpsichord with prof. Chiyoko Arita, Ewald Demeyere, Kris Verhelst and Herman Stinders, pianoforte with prof. Piet Kuijken, Boyan Vodenitcharovthe and Bart Van Oort, Chamber music with prof. Kazuoki Fujii, Ryo Terakado, Masahiro Arita. 

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