The selected candidate of the european step
Johanna Malangré, a natural leadership talent/a natural leader.
The Birmingham Symphony Orchestra describe her as «a natural conductor with exciting ideas ». The violonist Patricia Kopatchinskaja says «she has perfectly clear gestures with a great control over orchestra and score». Johanna’s electrifying musicality and charismatic leadership quickly establish her among the most interesting personalities in the young conductors’ generation. During summer 2017 she gained international attention as Conducting Fellow at Lucern Festival Academy. She was Assistant Conductor with the Bergische Philharmoniker and learned in masterclasses from mentors like Bernard Haitink and Paavo Järvi. Johanna Malangré, a musician constantly searching for what is behind the notes.
Her interest for orchestral conducting has its roots in her childhood, thanks to her parents that were taking her to classical concerts regularly. At the time she was captivated by the conductors mystical way of creating a sound world with their orchestra.
Passionate about opera, Johanna Malangré started her career working as assistant conductor for Chamber Opera Cologne in productions of Don Giovanni, My Fair Lady, La Cenerentola and Zauberflöte among others. Last season she led Dvořák’s Rusalka at the Pilsen Opera and had the opportunity to work with Cottbus State Orchestra and Meininger Hofkapelle.
The past season saw her debut with Süddeutsche Philarmonie Konstanz, she also conducted Musikcollegium Winterthur and collaborated with Bern Symphonic Orchestra leading several educational concerts. Johanna is music director of the ESME orchestra Munich. With music education close to her heart she is in constant search for developing creative programs and mixing disciplines like science and symphonic music.
Johanna received precious advice in masterclasses with Bernard Haitink, Paavo Järvi, Heinz Holliger, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Nicolas Pasquet and Leonid Grin. Born in 1989 in Cologne she studied in Cologne, Nuremberg and at the Salzburg Mozarteum. In 2015, she won the Richard Wagner Price and is currently studying in the prestigious conducting class of Prof. Johannes Schläfli at Zurich Arts University.
Vanessa Benelli Mosell
Vanessa Benelli Mosell
Vanessa Benelli Mosell, the rising star of the international musical scene.
Everywhere that the virtuoso pianist plays, she creates the same enthusiasm.
Her natural talent exploded to the world since her childhood.
Today, Vanessa Benelli Mosell, 31 years old, is reputed world wide for her dazzling mix of sensuality, strength, and technical virtuosity ; in her ways of playing and conducting. This rising star, inspired by her mentor Karlheinz Stockhausen and Yuri Bashmet, is acclaimed for her passion in equal ways: for the big classics of her repertoire but also her contemporary composers skills. Multilingual and globetrotter, she is a fresh breeze on the classical scene.
Some lives are marked by an early brilliance… Born in Prato, Tuscany, Vanessa Benelli Mosell celebrate her three years when she starts to play piano. At 4 years old, she gave her first concert and starts her musical studies at the International Piano Academy of Imola, where she is exceptionally admitted at 7 years old.
At 9 years old, the young prodigy is soloist in an orchestra, and 2 years later, she is starting an international career with Pascal Rogé. « She is the biggest musical natural talent that I have ever encounter in my life » says the pianist. He will not be the only one.
In 2007, she is invited to the Moscow Tchaïkovski Conservatory, where she studied with Mikhail Voskresensky. Next, she will study at the Royal College of Music in London, where she is following a « Performance Master » with Dmitri Alexeev.
During her abnormal carrer, she will met Yuri Bashmet, violinist and conductor, that will award her for the Elbe Festival, where she plays under her direction.
At the image of her musical personally, her discography celebrate famous classical composers (Haydn, Liszt, Rachmaninov, Debussy…) as much as the contemporary musicians (Stockhausen, Philip Glass…)
Her talent is plural and furthermore ; she is learning violon, chant, composition and orchestra conducting. She started studying the art of conducting in 2015 with Luca Pfaff in Strasbourg, while participating to different workshop in the world, with Lior Shambadal, Sandro Gorli and Ennio Nicotra… that explains naturally her presence for MAWOMA !
Since her debuts, Vanessa Benelli Mosell produced herself in the for corners of the planet : United States, Europe, China, Israel, Russia, Turkey… For example, she played at the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and even the Berliner Symphoniker…
Simone Menezes, an innovative and inspired route.
Italo-Brazilian, Simone Menezes is a visionary conductor, known for her artistic leadership her creativity and innovation. With panache, she is mixing the Classical Music Standard and Contemporary Brazilian pieces.
At 20 years old, she created her first orchestra and won the first price of the Brazilian Government Award. She founded La Camerata Latino Americana, distinguished as a very precursor Orchestra model in Latin America , by the International Society for the Performing Arts of New York.
Protected by Paavo Järvi, she invade Europe where she will be quickly renown for her talent, and became an invited, coveted conductor by many prestigious orchestras. With her engaged personality, she participated to the Guri restructuration project. It is an inspiration source of Démos, Musical & Orchestra Education Device with Social Vocation, of whom she is collaborating with the Paris Philarmonic and the Auvergne Orchestra.
Simone Menezes creates a unique musical vision. Her personality is avant-gardist, and charismatic. She is revolutionizing more than she produces.
She has studying orchestra conducting with John Neschling in Brazil, and then at the Ecole Normale de Musique of Paris. She studied only one year to get the diploma. She regularly received highlighting advices from Collin Metters, conductor and educator ; while her experiences in the Remix Ensemble (Portugal) and l’Ensemble Multilatérale (France) allowed her to develop her repertoire.
Rich of the meetings she made, her journey pushed her to collaborate with Paavo Järvi, Neeme Järvi, Leonid Grin, Marin Alsop, Thomas Adès, Lera Auerch, Clàudio Cruz…
When she returned to Brazil in 2008, Simone Menezes take the lead and direction of the Symphonic UNICAMP Orchestra « the Second Best Latin America University » according to the Times Higher Education – until 2012. With this orchestra, she is carving two Brazilian Contemporary Music, distinguished as « Best Brazilian Musical Project » by the Association of São Paulo Musical Critics.
Furthermore, she is invited by Marin Alsop to the Campos do Jordão Festival, but also by Paavo Järvi, Neeme Järvi et Leonid Grin to the Parnu Festival and at the Järvi Academy (Estonia).
Natural novator, she found in 2013 La Camerata Latino Americana. Since then, she is directing this ensemble, specialized in Latino-American repertoire performance. Regularly, she works with the São Paulo Youth Orchestra, one of the most promising ensemble in Latin America.
Her talent is quickly renown internationally, so she gets invited to the Orchestre National d’Ile de France, Rio de Janeiro National Symphonic Orchestra, Lausanne Chamber of Orchestra or even the Osaka Symphonic Orchestra…
Constantly in researches process, Simone Menezes likes to explore new creative possibilities. She is claiming the authenticity as « Art’s secret » and her leitmotiv is to build a unique history to share, for every concert, every performance.