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outHEAR New Music Week 2022

The outHEAR New Music Week is an international symposium and composition master class in which the Ensemble Klangforum Wien participates in collaboration with four members of the Performance Practice in Contemporary Music ensemble (PPCM). It is organized by the Mayor's Office for Culture and Science of the City of Larissa, Greece, (Panos Sapkas, Deputy Mayor) and will be held at the Municipal Conservatory of Larissa from 1 to 10 April 2022.

outHEAR New Music Week

Together with Performance Practice in Contemporary Music (PPCM) students, members of Klangforum Wien attend outHEAR New Music Week - an international symposium and master classes in composition in Larissa, where they share their knowledge of new music with a young generation of musicians and composers in workshops and instrumental courses.

The outHear New Music Week was initiated by pianist Christos Lenoutsos and is co-organized by the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz and the Department of Musicology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. It is supported by the Austrian Embassy in Athens, Greece.

The outHEAR symposium and composition master class is an intensive composition curriculum. Composers work closely with members of Klangforum Wien and renowned faculty Franck Bedrossian, Dimitri Papageorgiou and Orestis Toufektsis. Individual lessons and mentoring, master classes, coaching, rehearsals, discussions and performances take place within the framework of outHEAR New Music Week.

During the first three days, fellows and faculty members will present their artistic works at the symposium, giving all participants the opportunity to share their unique perspectives on composition, techniques, and innovations. During the week, Klangforum members will offer workshops on advanced instrumental techniques.

The 3rd edition of outHEAR New Music Week is made possible by the kind support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.

Krassimir Sterev, accordion
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Dimitrios Polisoidis, viola
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Gerald Preinfalk, saxophone
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Sophie Schafleitner, violin
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Ensemble in residence
Klangforum Wien

This year’s outHEAR New Music Week will be attended by four members of Klangforum Wien, who will give workshops on new music instrumental techniques in the course of the symposium.

Performance Practice Contemporary Music (PPCM) Ensemble, KUG

Gregory Chalier, flute

Gregory began playing the flute at the age of eight in Catherine Stutz's class at the Conservatoire de musique in Geneva. From the age of 16, he played in various youth orchestras. At the age of 19, Gregory entered the class of Michel Bellavance at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Geneva. During his training there, he attended master classes given by great flutists such as Patrick Gallois, Emmanuel Pahud, Paolo Taballione and Andrea Lieberknecht. Gregory successfully completed his master's degree in June 2016 and then studied with Adam Walker until September 2019.

As of spring 2021, he has been admitted to the Performance Practice in Contemporary Music program, where he studies with Klangforum Wien member Vera Fischer. A member of Ensemble Hegoa, Gregory is also active as a chamber musician in various formations. He also plays with musicians such as Adam Walker, Nora Cismondi, Raphael Christ, Fredrik Ekdahl and Dimitrios Polisoidis and at major European festivals such as Wien Modern, Impuls Festival or Festival Musica sull'Acqua.

Elena Arbonies, Klarniette

Elena Arbonies is from Durango, a city in the Basque Country, in the north of Spain. There she began studying music and clarinet at the age of 10, first as a hobby and later as a passion. At the age of 16 she had the opportunity to perform in a young orchestra, which led her to dedicate her life to music.

She studied clarinet in Musikene - San Sebastián (Spain) with José Luis Estellés, Anthony Pay and bass clarinet with Henri Bok. After that she went to Codarts - Rotterdam to continue her master studies under the direction of Nancy Braithwaite. Now she is enrolled in the Master PPCM in Graz.

Elena has performed in both youth and professional orchestras and has given clarinet concerts in Spain and the Netherlands. She was awarded at the "7th Competition for Young Basque Musicians" and the Scholarship for Young Musician:s of Vizcaya (Spain) and reached the finals of the Grachtenfestival Conservatorium Concours and the Prix D'Harmonie Competition Rotterdam.

She is currently interested in combining music and theater and is involved in a music and theater project for children in the Basque Country (Spain). She has performed at the music and art festivals Loraldia in Bilbao (Spain) and Quincena Musical de San Sebastián (Spain).

Lea Moullet, violin

Léa Moullet is a violinist from Fribourg, in the French part of Switzerland. A classical musician and teacher, she graduated from the Zurich University of the Arts in the class of Ulrich Gröner and Sergey Malov. There she had the opportunity to discover contemporary music under the guidance of teachers such as Lars Mlekusch, Martina Schucan and Rahel Cunz. Besides her studies, Léa has always improvised a lot with music. As a student of Lucas Niggli, she gave master classes in free improvisation in Bangkok and Singapore as his assistant. She is a member of Insub Meta Orchestra, the European orchestra for experimental and electroacoustic music based in Switzerland.

Passionate about art in all its forms, Léa has directed several transdisciplinary projects. One of the last projects was the film "Le Son du Béton", made for the Le Corbusier Pavilion in Zurich.

In October 2020, Léa Moullet began studying "Performance Practice in Contemporary Music" under the direction of Klangforum Wien in Graz. Léa has collaborated with many composers, CONDUCTOR:inside and teachers, including Matthias Pintscher, Helmut Lachenmann, Mark André, José Maria Sànchez-Verdù, William Blank, Simeon Pironkoff, Peter Rundel, Ernst Kovacic, Clemens Merkel, Rahel Cunz and many others.

Leo Morello, cello

Leo Morello, born in Italy in 1994, studies Performance Practice in Contemporary Music at Klangforum Wien at the Kunst Uni Graz. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, where he studied cello with Enrico Bronzi. In 2017 he studied in the class of Stephan Forck at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" in Berlin. Very important for his education were also the meetings with Antonio Meneses, Andreas Lindenbaum, Francesco Dillon, Marino Formenti, Reinhard Goebel.

He is a founding member of the New Art and Music Ensemble Salzburg, with whom he performs regularly in Europe. He has also performed with the Klangforum Vienna, the Austrian Ensemble for New Music Oenm, the WDR Symphony Orchestra, the Maurice Quartet, the Alter Ego Ensemble, the International Ensemble Modern Academy, the EUYO, the Villa Musica Mainz and as principal cellist of the Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna.

His interest in contemporary music has led him to numerous collaborations with renowned composers such as Enno Poppe, Georg Friedrich Haas, Bernhard Gander, Simon Steen-Andersen, Gerd Kühr, Achim Bornhöft, Reinhard Febel, Matteo Franceschini, Jose Maria Sanchez Verdu, Jorge Sanchez Chiong, Klaus Lang, Marco Stroppa.
He performed at the Abu Dhabi Festival, Sydney Opera House, Klangspuren Schwaz and Megaron Thessaloniki, aDevangarde Festival, Daegu Contemporary Music Festival, Philarmonie St. Petersburg, Impuls Festival Graz.

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