Calendar 2009

16 August, Villa Cipressi, Varenna
Ponticellos

20 August, Ascension Church, Cadenabbia
Claudio Ferrarini

28 August, Villa Cipressi, Varenna
Floraleda Sacchi

5 September, Villa Vigoni, Menaggio
Duo Puglia-Meloni

10 September, Grand Hotel Victoria, Menaggio
Niniwe

13 September, Villa Cipressi, Varenna
Duo Arimany/Moreno

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10 September, 21:00
Grand Hotel Victoria, Menaggio

NINIWE
Winnie Brückner, Lena Sundermeyer, Caroline Krohn, Hanne Schellmann

PROGRAM:

Il programma del quartetto vocale Niniwe verrà annunciato dalle musiciste la sera del concerto e contine varie prime esecuzioni e nuove composizioni del gruppo.

THE MUSICIANS

Niniwe (quartetto vocale a cappella)
Winnie Brückner, Lena Sundermeyer, Caroline Krohn, Hanne Schellmann

NINIWE's success story began in June 2002 when the ensemble performed its own compositions in public for the first time at the award ceremony of Leipzig's 'Jazznachwuchs-Stipendium' in recognition of up and coming jazz talent. Since then, the quartet has been performing all across Europe at large and small festivals, repeatedly causing a sensation with its inventive arrangements. In 2004, it was chosen as the most promising 'Newcomer ensemble 2004' at the 'Festival for A Cappella Vocal Music' in Leipzig. These singers’ precision, blend, and creativity earned them the golden Ward-Swingle-Award at the International A Cappella Competition in Graz as well as the third prize of the 'Jugend kulturell Förderpreis' competition for their unconventional arrangements, both in 2004. At the 'Internationaler Wettbewerb für Vokalensembles 2005' in Tampere/Finland, NINIWE were presented with a special prize and most recently they won the International A Cappella Competition in Taiwan, 2006.
Highlights of 2005 were participation in the 'Budapester Frühlingsfestival', the 'Internationale A Cappella Woche Hannover', the 'Festival für Vokalmusik' in Leipzig, the 'Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, their 16-day tour of Taiwan, and a concert at the 'Voice Mania' festival in Vienna.
Niniwe predominantly perform original songs—for the most part written by Winnie Brückner—showing tight arrangements and a very special aesthetics of sound. It is tempting to associate their music with 'jazz' but you will also hear references to classical music, pop, and world music. NINIWE enrich their repertoire with renditions of more well known classical and jazz pieces. To them, improvisation is just as important as plumbing the depths of sound and groove with vocal possibilities alone.

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