December 6th, 2020 - 17:00
Zhuhai International Design Week
Zhuahi Huafa & CPAA Grand Theatre - Zhuhai, China
December 5th, 2020 - 17:00
December 4th, 2020 - 17:00
September 27th, 2020 - 15:00
TalentLAB - theater & music: Les Pastèques ne se mangent pas en novembre
Grand Theatre of Luxembourg - Luxembourg
September 27th, 2020 - 17:00
September 26th, 2020 - 15:00
Premio Emigrante Dominicano
"...Ms. Ortega is an extremely gifted coloratura soprano with a warm, powerful, and flexible sound, vey true intonation with seemingly little effort, and an immediacy of expressiveness that engaged the listener every moment." New York Concert Review at Carnegie Hall (Duo Rosa, 2017).
Stephany Ortega, coloratura soprano, was born in the Dominican Republic and has also obtained Luxembourg citizenship by naturalization. Her repertoire ranges from Baroque to contemporary including opera, Lied, musical theatre and world music. Quite active as a solo and chamber music performer on the international scene, she has made appearances throughout China, Europe, the United States and the Caribbean, in venues like the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Philharmonie in Luxembourg, L'Arsenal in Metz, El Ateneo in Madrid and the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels. As a soloist she sang with the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Gast Waltzing, the Symphonic Orchestra of Santo Domingo conducted by José Antonio Molina, the ensemble for contemporary music United Instruments of Lucilin, the Royal Symphonic Band of the Belgian Guides and with the Luxembourg Military Band in the presence of the Hereditary Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, among others.
Furthermore, she has been involved in several operistic productions, like in "Rinaldo" by Haendel, singing the role of Almirena; "Die Zauberflöte" by Mozart as Papagena or "Cavalleria Rusticana" by Mascagni, as one of the Three ladies, the latest production being "The Hogboon" by Davies, performed with the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Karina Canellakis. She also shared the stage with the Oscar-winner actor Maximilian Schell at the Ruhrfestspiele in Recklinghausen and at the Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg.
She has been granted several awards and nominations such as the Silver Prize at the Manhattan International Music Competition in New York; a nomination to her DUO ROSA by the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) 2020 for their second CD "American Soul"; two nominations as an 'Artist who excels abroad' by the Dominican award Premios Soberano; the Prize Servais from the Belgian Ministry of Culture; the Prizes Vindelinck and Lerminiaux from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels; the Baskin Robbins Excellence Prize; two nominations by the Dominican Emigrant Prize Mr. Oscar de la Renta, as well as a Bronze Medal at the Jeunes Solistes competition. Recently, she has been also distinguished as a 'Cultural Ambassador of Luxembourg' by Maison Moderne.
Since 2014, she forms together with pianist Léna Kollmeier the DUO ROSA. In 2016, they launched their first album "Return" (Etcetera Records) at the Philharmonie Luxembourg, and started a promotional tour - Return World Tour - around 18 cities in Europe, the US and the Caribbean. In 2019, they released their second album "American Soul: from Broadway to Paris" (Hänssler Classic) featuring art songs, Broadway melodies and cabaret tunes, and began their new international tour: American Soul Tour. Recently, their album "American Soul" has been nominated by the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) 2020, Stephany being the first Dominican artist to receive this recognition.
Stephany Ortega graduated with honours and holds a Master of Arts in voice from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. She has obtained various diplomas in singing, piano and jazz dance at the Luxembourg Conservatory as well as a Bachelor in Music from the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo where she graduated magna cum laude. During many years she was professor at the Conservatory of the North and at the European Institute of Choral Singing in Luxembourg. Currently, she's living between China and Luxembourg.
Languages: Spanish, English, French, Italian, German and Luxembourgish.
她还被授予了非常多的荣誉，包括《美国灵魂》专辑为国际古典音乐大奖被提名，曼哈顿国际音乐竞赛斩获了银奖、取得两次多米尼加君主奖“海外杰出艺术家”提名、比利时文化部颁发的塞维斯奖、自布鲁塞尔皇家音乐学院的温德莱林克与米尼奖、巴斯金罗宾斯杰出奖以及青年大赛的铜奖。她还被卢森堡媒体——“现代建筑” 授予了 “卢森堡文化大使” 的称号。
从2014年起，她与钢琴家莉娜科尔·梅耶一起组成组合DUO ROSA。于2016年她们发行了首张专辑《重返》(“Return” / Etcetera Records），还开始了世界巡回宣传演出——涵盖欧洲18个不同城市、美国和加勒比海地区。在2019年发行了以艺术歌曲、百老汇乐曲、卡巴莱曲子为主题的被提名的歌曲专辑《美国灵魂：从百老汇到巴黎》（“American Soul: from Broadway to Paris” / Hänssler Classic），并起始新的国际巡回演出。
"Fantastic, excellent performance...
You really feel the same when you play together" Composer Wolfgang Rihm, "Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie", 2015
DUO ROSA emerged in 2014 thanks to a wonderful friendship and meeting of musical minds between soprano Stephany Ortega and pianist Léna Kollmeier when they were studying at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. Thanks to their comprehensive training in classical and modern music, they are able to approach traditional repertoire with ease, while tackling the challenges of contemporary music and exploring several world music styles.
In 2014, the duo performed in numerous occasions in Belgium, Luxembourg and Spain. One year later, they had the opportunity to work together with renowned composer Wolfgang Rihm and performed several of his works at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels with great success.
In 2016, Duo Rosa released their first album "Return" (Et'cetera Records), an imaginary journey from Europe to Latin America: the disc was hailed by the international press. They followed up on their release with a promotional tour - Return World Tour - across 18 cities in Europe, the US and the Caribbean, including appearances at Carnegie Hall in New York, La Monnaie in Brussels, El Ateneo in Madrid, the Philharmonie Luxembourg, the Fondation Biermans-Lapôtre in Paris and the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Santo Domingo. During the tour, Duo Rosa received recognition from the Dominican Consulate in Valencia for their “exemplary work at the service of art and culture around the world”.
In 2019, they released their second album "American Soul: from Broadway to Paris" (Hänssler Classic) featuring art songs, Broadway melodies and cabaret tunes, and began their new international tour: American Soul Tour. Recently, their album "American Soul" has been nominated by the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) 2020, Stephany being the first Dominican artist to receive this recognition.
Currently, the duo continues their American Soul Tour that already took them to Luxembourg, England, Belgium and Dominican Republic this year.
Art songs, Broadway & cabaret songs | Stephany Ortega - soprano & Léna Kollmeier - piano | Nominee ICMA 2020
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Art songs from Europe & Latin America | Stephany Ortega - soprano & Léna Kollmeier - piano
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