Zondag 13 februari 2022
St. Gabriëlsklooster Haastrecht
Het Kloosterconcert dat jaarlijks samen met de Haastrechtse Kring wordt georganiseerd is inmiddels een succesvolle traditie geworden. Dit jaar wordt het concert verzorgd door het strijktrio Salome, bestaande uit Saskia Otto (viool), Anna-Magdalena den Herder (altviool) en Nuala McKenna (cello).
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Saskia Otto – viool
Anna-Magdalena den Herder – altviool
Nuala McKenna – cello
Trio Salome was formed in the season 2013-2014, during which the three string players took part in the Academy of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. During the academy they worked together intensively, playing numerous chamber music concerts, which ultimately inspired them to become an ensemble. In the past years they have regularly played together in different settings, as soloists, in orchestral setting and above all, as chamber musicians.
Saskia Otto was born in Amsterdam and started playing the violin at the age of 5. She studied in London, New York and Amsterdam where she completed her Masters Studies with Vera Beths. Since August 2018 Saskia holds the position of assistant concertmaster with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Saskia has been a guest leader of second violins with London Symphony Orchestra and regularly plays with Amsterdam Sinfonietta. Next to her busy life as an orchestral player Saskia loves to play as much chamber music as she can. She has performed chamber music at The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Delft Chamber Music Festival, Trieste Chamber Music Festival in Italy and Bayreuth Kreuth Musikfest in Germany.
Anna-Magdalena den Herder is known by her great sound and passionate way of playing. Her involvement with the audience has a great influence to share the music. Anna-Magdalena plays concerts as soloist with orchestras, performing pieces by Walton, Mozart, Berlioz, Shostakovich, Martinu, Bach, Telemann, Hindemith and other pieces. This also involves performing Bach 6th Brandenburg Concerto with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra in the big hall of the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. As an active chamber musician, Anna-Magdalena has performed internationally with musicians like violinists Gordan Nicolic, Liza Ferschtman, Alena Baeva, Candida Thompson; cellists Collin Car, Dmitry Ferschtman, Nicolas Altstaedt and many more. She performed with Gary Hoffman and Lynn Harrell during Kronberg Chambermusic Connects the world. In 2009, Anna-Magdalena was winner of the Kersjes-price, as first violist. She awarded 1st, 2nd and the Public’s prize at the National Amsterdam Viola Competition as well as taking 1st prizes at other competitions. 2013 she has been artist in residence during the NJO Music Summer, a great chance to devise programs and share this with big audience and great musicians. As an orchestra musician she is second leader of the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, based in Amsterdam with Gordan Nicolic as their artistic leader. She is regularly invited as guest leader at the Netherlands and abroad with Netherlands Philhamornisch Orchestra, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Residentie Orchestra, the Philharmonie Zuid Nederland, Het Gelders Orkest and more. She plays a Italian viola built by Marino Capicchioni 1965 a Rimini, made possible by National Musicinstrument Foundation. Her bow is by H. Gillet, purchase made possible by Stichting Eigen Muziekinstrument.
Born into a family of musicians, the German-Irish cellist Nuala McKenna first took up playing the piano when she was four years old. At eight years she started to play the cello. Only four years later she was accepted as a pre-student at the Musikhochschule Lubeck in the class of Prof. Ulf Tischbirek. From 2011-2014 she studied with Prof. Jean- Guihen Queyras at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg. She continued her studies in the class of Prof. Ivan Monighetti in Basel and is currently enrolled in the Soloists Program at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart in the class of Prof. Conradin Brotbek. She gained further inspiration by attending masterclasses and festivals with renowned musicians such as Frans Helmerson, Miklos Perenyi, Steven Isserlis, Truls Mørk, Philippe Muller, Gabor Tacaks-Nagy, Ferenc Rados, Anner Bylsma, Troels Svane, Jens Peter Maintz, Peter Bruns, Reinhard Goebel and Julian Steckel. Since 2012 Nuala is a member and also solo cellist of the Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble led by Thomas Hengelbrock. Here she discovered her passion for authentic historical performance and playing on gut strings. In the season 2013/14 she played as an academist in the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. Afterwards she completed a two-year academy in the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen led by Paavo Jarvi. She has participated in various international festivals like the Verbier Festival, International Bach Festival Gran Canaria, Schwetzinger Festspiele and the Podium Festival Esslingen. In the Netherlands she has performed at the ‘Grachtenfestival’ and ‘Wonderfeel Festival’ and can be heard at the ‘Klassifest’ next spring. She is artistic leader of her own festival ‘Musikfest Kahleby’ which was founded in summer 2016. She has performed concerts with renowned artists such as Maria Joao Pires, the Talich Quartet, Boris Garlitsky, Augustin Dumay, Miguel da Silva, Olli Mustonen, Axel Strauss and Jean-Guihen Queyras and has played recitals and chamber music in halls such as the Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Concertgebouw Amsterdam and the Flagey in Brussels. As a finalist of the Dutch Classical Talent, Nuala will play a concert tour with a solo program throughout all major halls of the Netherlands during the season 2018/19. Since 2014 she is member of the chamber music foundation program ‘Villa Musica’, performing concerts together renowned musicians. Furthermore the foundation is lending her a cello by William Forster with which she can perform baroque and early classical repertoire. For nearly seven years she has been receiving a scholarship by the „Heinz-Wüstenberg- Stiftung“ and has been supported by the ‘Marie Luise Imbusch-Stiftung’ and the ‘Oscar und Vera Ritter- Stiftung’. Furthermore she has also been annually presented with a scholarship by the „Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben“ and most recently been awarded their ‘Gerd Bucerius’ scholarship award. Nuala will commence work in her new position as solo cellist in the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen in March 2019. She is currently playing a cello with the label ,,Joseph Guarnerius, 2nd half 18th century”. It is on loan to her by the “Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben” as a result of being a laureate in the “Wettbewerb des Deutschen Musikinstrumentenfonds”.