Actress (alias Darren Cunningham)

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names from the bass music scene published their music. As Actress, Cunningham published his debut album Hazyville in 2008. This was followed by Splazsh (2010), R.I.P. (2012), and most recently AZD (2017), among other works. He collaborated on a film by Belgian photographer Pierre Debusschere and played various big live shows, including performances at Sonar in Tokyo and Barcelona, at the Tate Modern (with visual artists Yayoi Kusama and Agnes Martin) and in London. Actress has worked with the London Contemporary Orchestra. They have given various concerts and last year published Lageos, a shared album. The Netherlands Chamber Choir was founded in 1937. In addition to its own concert series, the choir frequently collaborates with renowned ensembles such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Asko | Schönberg, La Fenice and Le Concert Lorrain. They have released more than seventy-five recordings on CD, many of which have garnered awards. Peter Dijkstra has been the choir’s chief conductor since 2015. His predecessors include Felix de Nobel, the choir’s founder, Uwe Gronostay, Tõnu Kaljuste, Stephen Layton and Risto Joost. Education and participation is a vital part of the choir’s mission. The Netherlands has thousands of amateur choirs and numerous youth choirs to which the Netherlands Chamber Choir provides coaching and workshops, and it “adopts” choirs as supporting acts for their concerts. The choir has been a regular guest at the festival since 1949. Recent Holland Festival performances include The Book of Sand (2015), Het nieuwe Babylon (2017) and Gesualdo (2018). Vanessa Benelli Mosell (1987) began playing the piano at the age of three with Alberto Alinari in Florence. At seven years old she was admitted at the International Piano Academy in Imola, where she has been studying with Franco Scala till 2006. She also studied with Mikhail Voskresensky and Dmitri Alexeev. Mosell is a Young Steinway Artist. Mosells debut recording, Virtuoso Piano Music, released in 2011 by Brilliant Classics, has gained international acclaim. Mosell has played with orchestras as the Berliner Symphoniker, the Münchner Symphoniker, the Edmonton Symphony and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra. In 2004 she was awarded the Elba Festival Prize. Internationally renowned for her performances of Stockhausen’s Klavierstücke, Vanessa met the composer for the first time in 2006. Following her recording of Klavierstücke I-IV, she was invited by the composer himself to study with him in Germany. Since that time till the composer’s death, she has been working closely with the famous composer, receiving much critical acclaim and prizes for her interpretations. Robert Ames (1985) is the co-conductor of the London Contemporary Orchestra. He can be found conducting them in an eclectic range of venues from Oval Space in East London through to the hallowed surroundings of London’s great concert halls. Although classical music is central to Ames, he also works with a wide range of artists from Fashion designer Vivien Westwood to Ron Arad, Frank Ocean, DJ Shadow or Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead. His work is as likely to take in sessions at Abbey Road, the National Theatre or working in the film studio on projects such as John Maclean’s Sundance Flim Festival award winning Slow West or premiering new works by Terry Riley. Ames is also much in demand as a viola player premiering many solo and chamber works by leading composers of his generation. When Ames set up the London Contemporary Orchestra with fellow conductor Hugh Brunt in 2008, his mission was to ‘think very differently about what people want to listen to’. This led to LCO winning the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Ensemble award in 2015. There are no borders, frontiers or barriers in his own tastes, which are likely to range from Actress to Adès, Foals to Feldman or Couperin to Cage.