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Masterclass: Séverine Ballon

Monday, February 24, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.

PONCHO Hall, 710 East Roy Street, Seattle, WA

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French cellist Séverine Ballon presents a masterclass.


Séverine Ballon studied cello at the Hochschulen für Musik in Berlin and Lübeck with Joseph Schwab and Troels Svane. She also studied contemporary cello technique with Siegfried Palm, Lukas Fels and Rohan de Saram. She was a participant in the International Ensemble Modern Academy (2004-2005) and was a solo cellist in the Toulouse Chamber Orchestra (2006-2007) before deciding to specialize in contemporary music performance. Ms. Ballon is a member of the ensembles ELISION (Australia), Ensemble Sillages and multilatérale (Paris) and works regularly with such ensembles as Klangforum Wien, musikFabrik (Cologne), Ictus, Ensemble Inytercontemporain… In 2008-2009, she was at Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart) for a six-month residency. She attaches particular importance to working directly with composers (Helmut Lachenmann, Liza Lim, James Dillon, Jonathan Harvey…) and has premiered several solo works (Liza Lim, Erik Ulman, Stefano Bulfon, Alex Sigman). She recently collaborated with composer David Coll on his multimedia work 68 at IRCAM, and on an installation project with photographer Evi Keller. She regularly performs in a duo with electronic artist Sébastien Roux. Séverine Ballon was the prize-winner of the 2004 international contemporary music performance competition Gioia del Colle (Italy) and of the Marie-Luise Imbusch Foundation.

http://www.severineballon.com/

Location

PONCHO Hall, 710 East Roy Street, Seattle, WA

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