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Lucia Mense Curriculum

Concert Activities

  • Performance of Medieval Music, Renaissance and the Baroque: chamber music projects, Opera - and Oratorio performances with Ensembles from Europe, the Baltic States and the USA
  • Modern Music: further development of the repertoire in collaboration with diverse composers. Numerous world premiere performances. Improvisation. Music Theatre.
  • Ensembles / on going projects:

              Baroque music:
    • Duo Recorder and Harpsichord; Duo Recorder and Lute

      Music of the middle ages and early Renaissance:
    • Ars Choralis Coeln, Director: Maria Jonas (Music of the middle Ages; Instruments: Women’s Schola, Fidel, Flute, Harp, Symphonia, Bells)
      www.maria-jonas.de/de/arschoraliscoeln
    • Ala Aurea (voice, portative organ, flutes), www.maria-jonas.de/de/alaaurea
    • Ensemble Beltatz (flute, recorder, harp, djoze), www.affettomusicale.beltatz.info

      New Music:
    • Electronic Counterpoint (solo-performance for recorder and live-electronics)
    • Duo Recorder and Electric Guitar; Duo Recorder and Percussion

      European/ Asian Projects:
    • ensemble dialog: musicians from China, Switzerland and Germany with pipa, recorder, cello and percussion; www.vimeo.com/7591482
    • koan trio (viola d´amore, gu-zheng, recorder), www.koantrio.info
  • Radio recordings and productions: WDR, DLR, ORF, Radio Bremen, SWR, HR, Euroradio, MDR, NDR, RAI Italia

CD-Productions 

  • 2014 Cage´s grandchildren
    compositions by Michael Pisaro, James Tenney, Cat Lamb, Tashi Wada, Michael Winter, Marc So, Liam Mooney, Scott Cazan, Laura Steenberge, Casey Anderson, Chris Kallmyer, Quentin Tolimeri
    co-production of Deutschlandfunk, label wandelweiser and worldedition
    recording: june 2013 by Deutschlandfunk, CD released in april 2014!
    www.wandelweiser.de

  • 2012 Exultet Celum - The instruments of the angels in Cologne cathedral
    Music of the 13th century from Cologne (Erzdiözesanbibliothek) 
    Ars Choralis Coeln and ensemble of medieval instruments 
    WDR 2012
    Book + CD at: Dom-Verlag Köln www.verlag-koelner-dom.de
  • 2011 electronic counterpoint
    new compositions for recorder and electronics by Marc Sabat, Ulrich Krieger, Manfred Stahnke, Sascha L. Lemke and Georg Hajdu
    label satelita www.satelita.de, a-musik Köln www.a-musik.com
  • 2011 Les Maries du Rhin
    Ensemble Ala Aurea, musical director: Maria Jonas
    label Raumklang, www.raumklang.de
  • 2009 Hildegard von Bingen: In festis Beatae Mariae Virginis
    Ensemble Ars Choralis Coeln, musical director: Maria Jonas                   Raumklang, www.raumklang.de
  • 2009 Canto novello - Italian Laude
    Ensemble Ars Choralis Coeln, musical director: Maria Jonas
    Ensemble Oni Wytars
    label Raumklang, www.raumklang.de
  • 2007 Letare Germania - Music of the Middle Ages for Elizabeth of Thuringia
    Ensemble Ars Choralis Coeln, musical director: Maria Jonas
    edition chrismon, www.chrismon.de
  • 2006 Rose van Jhericho - Liederbuch der Anna von Köln (um1500)
    Ars Choralis Coeln, musical director: Maria Jonas
    Raumklang, www.raumklang.de
    choc - Le Monde de la Musique, 5 Diapason
  • 2004 Complete cycle of “Sequenza”- and solo works by Luciano Berio
    with members of Ensemble Moderne and the Arditti-Quartet:
    Recording of “Gesti” for Solo Recorder
    (Co-Production by Mode Records/ New York and Hessen Radio)
    Jahrespreis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik 2007,
    Premio del Disco Amadeus 2008
  • 2003 Touch Three - Portrait of composer Phill Niblock:
    Recording of „Lucid Sea“ for Recorder(s)
    (Co-Production by Deutschland Radio and Touch Records, London)
  • 2002 ...Until... - Three versions of the composition „...Until...“ by Klarenz Barlow
    (Co-Production by Los Angeles River Records and Radio Bremen)
  • 2001 L´Ambitiosa - Virtuosic instrumental music of the Italian Early Baroque with Canzoni Cölln (sempre la musica Recordings)
  • 1998 Von Tristans Klage zur Kunst der Fuge
    with Flautando Köln (Helios-Verlag)
  • 1996 La Spiritata with Flautando Köln (Ars Musici)

Films

  • A tour through China and Switzerland with the ensemble dialog on www.vimeo.com/7591482
    with music by l. berio, du wei, e. gaudibert

Festivals (selected)

  • Tage Alter Musik in Herne
  • Arolser Barockfestspiele
  • Festival Blokflute & Electronics at Ijsbreker/ Amsterdam
  • Internationales Symposium der ERTA
  • Romanischer Sommer Köln
  • Banchetto Musicale/ Vilnius
  • Music from Germany/ Villa Aurora (Los Angeles)
  • Alte-Musik-Tage Stockstadt
  • Musica Nova in Deutschlandfunk
  • Schleswig–Holstein Festival
  • Waterford New Music Week (Ireland)
  • Musikprotokoll im Steirischen Herbst/ Graz
  • Jazz Festival Moers
  • primavera, UCSanta Barbara/ USA

Concert tours

...in Europe, Baltic States, the Balkans, Russia, Nicaragua, USA, China

Lecturer

...at courses and seminars about diverse subjects concerning Early and New Music in Germany, Holland, California, Nicaragua, USA

Education

  • 2000-01 Civica Scuola di Musica, Milan
    Major: Music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance,
    Primary teacher: Pedro Memelsdorff
  • 1994-98 Sweelinck-Konservatorium, Amsterdam
    Recorder studies: Walter van Hauwe
    Major: Contemporary Music
    1998 Concert exam ”Uitvoerend Musikus”
  • 1994-96 FolkwangHochschule Duisburg/ Essen
    Traverse Flute studies: Laurence Dean
  • 1988-96 Musikhochschule Köln
    Recorder studies: Prof. Günther Höller
  • 1996 Concert exam
  • 1994 "Reifeprüfung" (distinguished)

 

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