Alexandra 

Karastoyanova-Hermentin  SHLIKERMAN

                                                                                   Composer / Pianist

 

\\\\\\  \\\\\\  \\Her Works play very fluid with a century-long musical tradition\\\|||||\\ \\|||||  \\\|||||| |||\\\  (mica Austria)

 

"... an opulent pleasure of sound"  as described by the "Süddeutsche Zeitung" on the composer, who was awarded the Austrian State Prize "Outstanding Artist Award - Musik 2013" by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, for her composition "Elimo"

 

© Stefanie Luger     

Alexandra  Karastoyanova-Hermentin´s orchestra work

 

ist nominated for the

RYCHENBERG COMPETITION 2018-2020

 In June 2018 the Musikkollegium Winterthur launched an international composition contest in collaboration with the Fotomuseum Winterthur. A total of 191 composers from over 30 countries applied for the competition. The jury, chaired by the Swiss composer Alfred Zimmerlin, nominated 10 works.The Rychenberg Competition will award prizes worth  a total of CHF 100,000.     

                                     

T A R S I S   for Orchestra

Musikkollegium Winterthur

Dir. Pierre-Alain Monot

RYCHENBERG COMPETITION

 

CD Bird as Prophet             

New Focus Recordings 2019 New York        

"kastena  for violin and cello                    &

   "Mari MAMOfor violin, flute and percussion

                                                   

 David Bowlin   &  

Katinka Klejn, Ayano Kataoka, Conor Nelson 

Works by Mario Davidovsky, Alexandra Karastoyanova-Hermentin, Martin Bresnick,  George Walker, Du Yun                                                    

"...The refined and enigmatic music of Alexandra Karastoyanova-Hermentin figures heavily in Bird as Prophet, comprising almost half of the record’s entire length and adding an important dimension to Bowlin’s explorations of tradition versus the new and uncharted..."         -Daniel Schreiner, 11.27.19, I Care If You Liste 

 

 "The haunting work begins with a cello drone over which Bowlin plays a dramatic cadenza that is full of heart-wrenching imagery.   -Mike Telin, Cleveland Classical                                                                                     

As Bird as Prophets possibly most ambitious statement, Mari Mamo carries a poignant reverence for the Bulgarian singing tradition, yet squarely within Karastoyanova-Hermentin’s unique musical world."

 -Daniel Schreiner, I Care If You Listen




Alexandra Karastoyanova-Hermentin receives for her work  the Austrian State Prize "Outstanding Artist Award - Musik 2013" of the Austrian Federal Chancellery, as a reward of her excellent compositions work, given to one musician nationwide and awarded by the Federal Minister Dr. Claudia Schmied.

 

"Mit “Elimo“ hat Alexandra Karastoyanova-Hermentin Musik geschaffen, für die zutrifft, was die Dichterin Ingeborg Bachmann für die Poesie eingefordert hat: "Scharf von Erkenntnis und bitter von Sehnsucht"      

 (Dr. Dr. Gerhard Gensch, Donau Universität Krems)

 

 

 

| "Scarlatti Aria" for piano

performed by Alexandra Karastoyanova-Hermentin

 

W. A. MOZART Piano Concerto Kv 491 c-minor

Alexandra Karastoyanova-Hermentin

(solo & cadences)


 «PHACE | Le Marteau sans maître: Ensemble» 2017

 World premiere of "LETREI" for ensemble

commissioned by the Wiener Konzerthaus and ensemble PHACE 

Simeon Pironkoff (cond)

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 Festival ULTRASCHALL Berlin |  17.01.2020 | HEIMATHAFEN NEUKÖLN

Peter Sigl (vc) & Nora Skuta (piano)

Works by: Manuela Kerer, Olga Neuwirth, Clara Iannotta, Aleksandra Karastoyanova-Hermentin, Margareta Ferek-Petric, Vasilikí Krimitzá, Sofia Gubaidulina, Elena Mendoza

Stiftung Mozarteum|1. Dezember 2018 | Großer Saal Mozarteum,

 Festival "DIALOGE"Salzburg

for violin & violoncello

ensemble oenm Salzburg

Peter Sigl (vc), Per Rundberg (pno) 

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"ANNÄHERUNG" 

for Orchestra

Comissioned by the Government of the Province Salzburg presented in the “Viva!Mozart” exhibition in Salzburg celebrating Mozart's 250th birthday. 

 

Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg (recorded by labels "Oehms" & Sony)

Johannes Kalitzke (cond)

 

„DIE MUSIK SELBST IST KONKRET GENUG.“ – ALEXANDRA KARASTOYANOVA-HERMENTIN IM MICA-INTERVIEW

25. JANUAR 2021

"Sie ist Jury-Mitglied mehrerer internationaler Kompositions- und Klavierwettbewerbe, war 2013 Mentorin für Komposition beim damaligen BMUKK (heute BKA) und ihre Musik ist mit mehreren Preisen ausgezeichnet. Ihre Werke fordern Höchstleistungen von ihren Interpret*innen, doch diese fordert sie auch von sich. Ihre Musik lässt sich weder der traditionellen noch der zeitgenössischen Sparte zuordnen und ist in höchstem Maße eines: virtuos. " Mit ALEXANDRA KARASTOYANOVA-HERMENTIN sprach Sylvia Wendrock.

                    Das ganze Interview ist hier zu lesen.

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

NEW WORK for ensemble

comissioned by the Aspekte Festival Salzburg, opening concert

Salzburg, March 6th, 2022

 

 

NEW WORK for piano and chamber orchestra

comissioned by the Tiroler Kammerorchester InnStrumenti

Innsbruck, June 2022

 

 

STREICHQUARTETT (2021) 

first performance                     

comissioned by the Stadler Quartett   

 

Frank Stadler/vn, Izso Bajusz/vn, Predrag Katanic/vla, Florian Simma/vc

- FP: october 27th , Alte Schmiede, Wien

Festival WØD-Weinberg, Salzburg, december  5th 2021

 

supported by:pported

                                

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 4th of October 2021

the 43.  performance of  KASTENA for violin and violoncello

ZAGROS Ensemble, Musikkitalo, Helsinki

 

 

 September 19th, 2021

Premiere  of  

HOMMAGE AN SCARLATTI (2021) for violoncello solo

Festival "Warshau Autumn"  (Poland)  &  Austrian Culture Forum Warshau

Tomasz Skweres (Vc)  

listen to the translation of the Austrian Culture Forum Warshau  hier 

 

 

30. October 2021 (postponed - April 2022)

HOMMAGE AN SCARLATTI

 Cafe "Korb" , Vienna

Tomasz Skweres (Vc)

  

 

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 © by Alexandra Karastoyanova-Hermentin 2021