Stephany Ortega

Stephany Ortega

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July 1st, 2017 - 20:00

Voyage Musical - du Nil à l'Oural

Wiltz's Festival - Luxembourg

May 28th, 2017 - 16:00

Voyage Musical - du Nil à l'Oural

Philharmonic Orchestra of Thionville - Metz

May 27th, 2017 - 16:00

Voyage Musical - du Nil à l'Oural

Philharmonic Orchestra of Thionville - Maizières-lès-Metz

May 7th, 2017 - 16:00

New opera:"The Hogboon"

Philharmonie Luxembourg - Luxembourg

May 6th, 2017 - 11:00

New opera: "The Hogboon"

Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra - Luxembourg

April 19th, 2017 - 20:00

DUO ROSA - "Return World Tour"

Palacio de Bellas Artes - Santo Domingo

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Stephany Ortega

Biography

Stephany Ortega is a young coloratura soprano; she is also a pianist and choir conductor. Born in the Dominican Republic, she has obtained Luxembourg citizenship and is now a dual national. At the Royal Conservatory of Brussels she received her Master of Arts diploma cum laude in voice; she has also obtained a Prix Supérieur in voice and a Premier Prix in piano at Luxembourg Conservatory and a Masters in Music from the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo where she graduated magna cum laude. Currently she is perfecting her training under the tutelage of Professor Daniel Ottevaere.

She is quite active as a solo and chamber music performer on the international music scene: she has made appearances throughout France, Spain, Belgium, Germany, the Dominican Republic and Luxembourg, including performances at the Philharmonie Luxembourg with Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Gast Waltzing, with the Symphonic Orchestra of Santo Domingo conducted by José Antonio Molina and with Estro Armonico Chamber Orchestra conducted by Carlo Jans. She has sung the role of Almirena in Haendel's Rinaldo at the Centre des Arts Pluriels, as well as one of the Three ladies in Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana at the Theatre of Esch-sur-Alzette. She shared the stage with Maximilian Schell at the Ruhrfestspiele in Recklinghausen (Germany) and at the Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg. She has also made appearances with 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.

She has been honored with several distinctions, including the Prix Servais from the Belgian Ministry of Culture as well as the Prix Vindelinck and Prix 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. 

Stephany Ortega and pianist Léna Kollmeier recently launched their first CD "Return", under the label Etcetera Records, at the Philharmonie Luxembourg. Together they form the DUO ROSA. The duo just started a promotional tour - Return World Tour - around Europe (Luxembourg, Brussels, Berlin, Madrid, Barcelona, Rome...), the US and the Dominican Republic, including appearances at Carnegie Hall in New York, La Monnaie in Brussels, and the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Santo Domingo.

She currently teaches voice at several institutions in Luxembourg:  the Conservatory of the North, the European Institute of Choral Singing and the Union Grand-Duc Adolphe.

Languages: Spanish, French, English, Italian, German and Luxembourgish.

 

Duo Rosa

Stephany Ortega - sopranoLéna Kollmeier - piano

"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 Brussels Royal Conservatory. 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 2013, the duo has performed in public in several 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. 

Duo Rosa recently launched its first CD Return (a journey between Europe and Latin America), under the label Et'cetera Records, at the Philharmonie Luxembourg in November 2016. 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 Dominican Republic, including appearances at Carneguie Hall in New York, La Monnaie in Brussels, and the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Santo Domingo.. Recently, Duo Rosa received recognition from the Dominican Consulate in Valencia for their “exemplary work at the service of art and culture”.

Discography

RETURN

Stephany Ortega - soprano & Léna Kollmeier - piano

Et’cetera Records - iTunes - Amazon

 

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