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Flint Juventino Beppe´s works have been performed worldwide on different venues and occations.


Saturday, 7th of February 2009, «Flute Concerto No.1» Op.70 had its world premiere in St. John's Smith Square, London.
Photo: Tarjei Abelsen, Saltenposten


Concerts and Events - a brief history


Through the years, Composer AS has organised several concerts and events.

Earlier contributors includes Wolfgang Plagge, Harald Aadland, Tom Ottar Andreassen, Geir Henning Braaten, Knut Erik Sundquist, Roger Arve Vigulf, Joachim Knoph, Håvard Daae Rognli, Arvid Engegård, Frøydis Ree Wekre, Ørnulf Lillebjerka, Erling Riibe Ramskjell, Gaute Vikdal, Flint Juventino Beppe, Tormod Knapp, among others.


THE GAMBA CONCERT

Mini tour with Ralph Rousseau Meulenbroeks, viola da gamba

13th of August 2009 kl. 19:30 - Saltdal kirke, Rognan 

14th of August 2009 kl. 19:30 - Tromsdalen kirke, Tromsø (Ishavskatedralen)


The program consists of baroque music, in addition to Berg´s work «Lying on a Ledge» Op.29 - in a version for viola da gamba.



Flint Juventino Beppe and Ralph Rousseau Meulenbroeks after the world premiere
of «Lying on a Ledge» Op.29b - in a version for viola da gamba solo.


Ralph Rousseau began playing the piano and bass guitar at the age of eight. He later combined his conservatoire double-bass studies with a university physics degree, graduating 'cum laude' in both. His professional career began as a double-bass player, where he performed with, among others, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. He also combined this with pop, jazz and rock music.

In 1996 he changed direction and took up the viola da gamba. He studied with Jaap ter Linden and rapidly became the most prominent Netherlands ambassador for the seven-stringed instrument. He has been soloist with, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Gelders Orchestra, the Residentie Orchestra Bach Ensembles, the North-Netherlands Orchestra and the Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra, with such conductors as Sir Roger Norrington and Ivan Fischer.

Ralph's greatest strength is his interpretation of the works for solo viola da gamba. Various composers have created new works for him and his solo concerts have brought him to chamber music festivals throughout Europe, the United States, Thailand and China. The presentation of his concerts is very personal; he introduces the works himself and his commentary creates an intimate atmosphere even in the largest of halls.

His CD recordings of composers such as Bach and Marais are internationally praised and his cross-over work has also gained exceptional recognition. At the end of 2008 Ralph signed a recording contract with Challenge Records and brought out his CD 'Chansons d'Amour'. This was received with critical acclaim: "Chansons d'Amour is more than flirtation. It is real love." (Klassieke Zaken)

Ralph plays an original instrument by Georg Aman (1705), a seven string bass by Reinhard Ossenbrunner and a copy of a division viol by Floris-Jan van der Voort. Bows by Gerhard Landwehr.

Ralph is an devout practitioner of t'ai chi and macrobiotic cooking and has a very broad scope of interests, ranging from history, astronomy, and astrophysics to aviation. He obtained his private pilot licence in 2009. He lives with his partner Josée in Utrecht, the Netherlands.





Rebekka Nystabakk and Flint Juventino Beppe after a screening of Vicino alla Montagna in London (2009)




World premiere with flutist Emily Beynon, Vladimir Ashkenazy & Philharmonia Orchestra


Saturday, 7th of February 2009, «Flute Concerto No.1» Op.70 had its world premiere. About 500 people attended this concert in St. John's Smith Square, London.

For the publishing company Symbiophonic, this evening will enter history as one of the greatest and most memorable Events ever.
 
In addition to sparkling performances of Sibelius' «Karelia Suite» Op.11 & «Symphony No.7» Op.105, harpist Catherine Beynon, flutist Emily Beynon & Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy gave exceptional performances of Flint Juventino Beppe's «Flute Concerto No.1» Op.70 (world premiere), «Heart» Op.27 No.5 (UK premiere) & «Flute Mystery» Op.66b (UK premiere).



Flint Juventino Beppe lectured at the Tchaikovsky conservatory in Moscow, March 2008.

Organizers and participants, Moscow, 2008.


Photos from concerts during Blåfrostfestivalen 2008 and Moscow 2008


   

Judith Hall, Andrew Ball, Yuri Medianik, Pluri_Art Ensemble and Elisabeth Turmo - all performing music by Flint Juventino Beppe in 2008.



Concert in Saltdal church, Rognan & Bodø kulturhus, Bodø - Norway 

April 27 and 28, 2003

Performances of several compositions, e.g. «Violin Sonata No.2» Op.56
Also, a studio recording of «Distant Words» Op.43 and «Destructive Network» Op.10 for the next CD release.

Performed by

Arvid Engegård - fiolin
Håvard Daae Rognli - bratsj
Ørnulf Lillebjerka - cello
Knut Erik Sundquist - kontrabass
Roger Arve Vigulf - klarinett 1
Håvard Lund - klarinett 2
Joachim Knoph - piano




Concert in Saltdal Church, Rognan - Norway & Bodin Church, Bodø 
December 18, 2000

Performed by

Wolfgang Plagge - piano
Håvard Daae Rognli - viola
Ingebjørg Kibsgaard - flute
Hazel Eilertsen - soprano 
Martha Mikalsen - church organ




Concert at Munch-museum, Oslo - Norway

December 10, 2000

Performances of several compositions, e.g. the first performance of 
«Distant Words» Op.43 for clarinet / string trio.

Performed by

Harald Aadland - violin
Håvard Daae Rognli - viola
Katharina Hager - violoncello
Knut Erik Sundquist - contrabass
Roger Arve Vigulf - clarinet
Geir Henning Braaten - piano




Concert at Munch-museum, Oslo - Norway

December 5, 1999

First performances of works, such as «Violin Sonata No.1» op.50

Performed by

Wolfgang Plagge - piano
Tom Ottar Andreassen - flute
Håvard Daae Rognli - violin
Erling Riibe Ramskjell - perc.
Flint Juventino Beppe - perc.




December 6, 1998

Concert at Munch-museum, Oslo - Norway


World Preimere: The cellist Tormod Knapp performing «Lying on a Ledge» Op. 29 , 
at the Munch-museum 1998.

First performances of works, as «Flute Sonata No.1» Op.40

Performed by

Wolfgang Plagge - piano
Tom Ottar Andreassen - flute
Håvard Daae Rognli - violin
Håkon Jessen - viola
Tormod Knapp - violoncello
Steinar Børmer - contrabass
Erling Riibe Ramskjell - perc.
Flint Juventino Beppe - perc.




Composer's Evening in Sofienberg Church, Oslo - Norway

December 18, 1997

Several first performances: «Lonely Fryshild» Op.6, «People of Blue Dimension» Op.4a etc.

Performed by

Lena Kristin Ellingsen - soprano
Frøydis Ree Wekre - french horn
Tom Ottar Andreassen - flute
Gaute Vikdal - trombone
Wolfgang Plagge - piano