January 25th, 2018 - 19:00
DUO ROSA: Showcase for the GRAMMY jury
Consulate of Luxembourg - New York
January 20th, 2018 - 20:00
Gala concert with Junglinster Wind Band
Junglinster's Church - Junglinster, Luxembourg
January 19th, 2018 - 20:00
DUO ROSA: Showcase for the ICMA jury
Philharmonie Luxembourg - Luxembourg
December 13th, 2017 - 20:00
DUO ROSA: « AMERICAN SOUL » (Art songs, Broadway & Cabaret Songs)
Neumünster Abbey - Luxembourg
December 8th, 2017 - 20:30
DUO ROSA presents "Return" in Paris
Fondation Biermans-Lapôtre - Paris
November 19th, 2017 - 20:30
LUCILIN: "Le bal contemporain"| Rainy Days
Carré - Luxembourg
"...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 is a Dominican-Luxembourgish coloratura soprano, a pianist and choir conductor. Quite active as a solo and chamber music performer on the international music scene, her eclectic repertoire goes from baroque to contemporary music, performing opera, Lied, oratorio, musical theatre and world music. She has made appearances throughout France, Spain, United States, Belgium, Italy, Germany, the Dominican Republic and Luxembourg, in venues like the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Philharmonie in Luxembourg, the Arsenal in Metz and the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels. As a soloist concert she sang with the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Waltzing, the Symphonic Orchestra of Santo Domingo conducted by Molina, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Thionville conducted by Siebert, among others. She shared the stage with the Oscar-winner Maximilian Schell at the Ruhrfestspiele in Recklinghausen (Germany) and at the Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg. She has also performed with the Royal Symphonic Band of the Belgian Guides, the Koninklijke Harmonie Sint Martinus Opgrimbie and with the Luxembourg Military Band in the presence of the Hereditary Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.
Furthermore, she has been involved in several operistic productions, like Haendel's Rinaldo, singing the role of Almirena, 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 Canellakis.
She has been honored with several distinctions, including a Silver Prize at the 2017 Manhattan International Music Competition; the Prize Servais from the Belgian Ministry of Culture and the Prizes Vindelinck and Lerminiaux from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. She also obtained the Baskin Robbins Excellence Prize, as well as a Bronze Medal at the Jeunes Solistes competition.
As a recitalist, she formed together with pianist Léna Kollmeier the DUO ROSA. In 2016, they launched their first CD "Return", under the label Etcetera Records, at the Philharmonie Luxembourg. The duo just finished a promotional tour - Return World Tour - around Europe (Luxembourg, Brussels, Berlin, Madrid, Barcelona, Rome...), the US and the Caribbean, including appearances at Carnegie Hall in New York, La Monnaie in Brussels, and the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Santo Domingo.
Ortega graduated with disctinction with a Master of Arts in voice at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels ; she has also obtained diplomas in voice, piano and jazz dance at Luxembourg Conservatory as well as a Master in Music from the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo where she graduated magna cum laude. Currently, she teaches voice at the Conservatory of the North and the Union Grand-Duc Adolphe in Luxembourg while preparing the recording of Duo Rosa's second album around the American composers with artsongs, Broadway and cabaret songs.
Languages: Spanish, French, English, Italian, German and Luxembourgish.
"Fantastic, excellent performance...
You really feel the same when you play together" Composer Wolfgang Rihm, "Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie", 2015
DUO ROSA emerged 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 style.
Since 2014, the duo has performed in numerous occasions in Belgium, Luxembourg and Spain. In 2015 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 launched their first CD "Return" (a journey between Europe and Latin America), under the label Et'cetera Records, at the Philharmonie Luxembourg. After that, the duo started a promotional tour - "Return World Tour" - across Europe (Brussels, Rome, Madrid, Berlin, Barcelona, Valencia, Vatican city...), the US and the Caribbean, including appearances at Carnegie Hall in New York, La Monnaie in Brussels, 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”.
Currently, the duo is preparing the recording of their second album around the American composers with artsongs, Broadway and cabaret songs.
Stephany Ortega - soprano & Léna Kollmeier - piano
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