Edin Karamazov, Indra String Quartet & Guitar Orchestra.Conductor
Meet two international big stars — the guitarist Edin Karamazov
and the composer and conductor Maestro Leo Brouwer
is undoubtedly one of the most interesting listeners on the international music scene. His width is immense and stretches from the 16th century luthero to the music of today. He is also famous for his collaborations with some of our most famous artists, such as the American super soprano and polar prize winner Renee Fleming, counter-terrorist Andreas Scholl and, above all, Sting, with which he made the featured album Songs from the Labyrinth with music by John Dowland.
Karamazov has participated in more than 80 albums and performs at several of the world's most prestigious concerts: Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Philharmonie in Berlin Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall in New York and the Opera in Sydney.
Beside the concert, Edin Karamazov will give a master class during the festival.Cuban Maestro Leo Brouwer
is one of today's most significant guitar composers. He is himself guitarist and has performed on the major concert scenes as well as the music festivals in Aldeburgh, Avignon, Edinburgh, Spoleto, Berlin and Rome. Since then, he is also conductor and has collaborated with orchestras like Berlin Philharmonic, BBC Concert Orchestra, Nouvelle Philharmonic in Paris and Madrid Symphonics. His music was from the beginning modernist, but from the 1980s, he has focused on a more tonally oriented music influenced by Cuba's home country.
At the concert at Uppsala International Guitar his El Decamerón Negro Quintetto
performed with Edin Karamazov as soloist. At the concert he will also conducts a Swedish guitar orchestra where his work Concierto de Tricastin
makes a Swedish premier. Brouwer has also previously used Boccaccio's famous novel collection Decamerone
as inspiration for his music. He will also conduct the European performance of the Concerto de Tricastin
for guitar duo and guitar orchestra.
Beside the concert, Leo Brouwer will hold a seminar about his work as a musician and composer and a master class.
Indra String Quartet
was founded in 1998 and has featured at many music festivals, including Music in Kullabygden, Åland Culture Festival, West Cork Chamber Music Festival (Ireland), Sandvik Chamber Music Festival and Europäische Kulturforum (Austria), and toured in Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Italy. The quartet has also participated in Lars Norén's play "Silent Music" in the Riksteater's direction and is closely involved in chamber music associations around Sweden.
The Indra String Quartet has received a number of scholarships and awards, including Confidencen and Anders Wall / Girestastiftelsen. In 2002, the Quartet fell fellow students at the Swedish Youth Music Chamber Organizers' Young & Loving Biennial in Västerås. The quartet has on several occasions participated in television and radio, among other things. At the official opening ceremony of the Parliament and in the week's concert in SVT with Sjostakovitj's string quartet no. 8 in collaboration with actor Henric Holmberg.
The guitar orchestra consists of established Swedish guitarists and students from among others music schools around Sweden. Soloists in the orchestra are guitarists Eric Lammers and Jakob Henriques.