During the series of ‘discoveries on Sunday’ at BIJ ANDREAS, we give a stage to up-and-coming talent. There are regular concerts on Sunday afternoons at 4:00 PM.
|Ana Balestra, soprano
|Roza Herwig , mezzo-soprano
|Lucie Horsch , piano
In collaboration with the Grote Zangers Foundation, which aims to promote Liedkunst in the Netherlands and to support promising young singers in the starting phase of their career, you can listen to a festive Christmas concert at BIJ ANDREAS on 18 December.
In a wonderful program you will travel through three centuries of music history. From Pergolesi (part of the Stabat Mater) and Vivaldi, via Mozart (arias from, among others, Cosí fan tutte) and Offenbach (the Barcarolle from Les Contes d’ Hoffman) to Bernstein and Berio (some of the Folksongs).
The performers are two great talents. First of all, the Dutch-Argentine soprano Ana Balestra, who graduated cum laude from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in May 2021 with her warm, full voice and passionate interpretations. She then did a master’s degree at the Opera Academy in Copenhagen, which is affiliated with the Opera House.
Mezzo-soprano Roza Herwig is a multi-talent; besides her singing she acts, plays the violin, presents and writes plays. In 2021 she successfully completed her Bachelor of Classical Singing at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, after which she continued her singing studies in the Artist Masters at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London.
Both singers are accompanied by none other than Lucie Horsch. She broke through as a child prodigy on her first instrument, the recorder. Moreover, she is a very deserving pianist. In 2020 she was one of the youngest winners of the Dutch Music Prize ever. This year she received the coveted Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship.
This is the first concert by Jonge Grote Zangers outside of Amsterdam and is made possible in part by the Zadelhoff Culture Fund.
BIJ ANDREAS is happy to offer you a glass of Glühwein after the concert.