Victoria Romann (flute) and Anna Berwanger (harp) are visiting Scotland from Live Music Now Dresden as part of an ongoing programme of international exchange between Live Music Now Scotland and branches of the scheme in Austria, France, Germany and the Netherlands. In addition to their Scottish Arts Club performance on Wednesday 10 October, they will give three education/outreach concerts including for children with severe and complex learning disabilities at the Royal Blind School in Edinburgh.
Tickets: Donation on arrival.
6.30pm Complimentary drink
7pm – 8pm Concert incl intermission
Anna Berwanger – Harp
After experiencing her very first harp concert in 1994, Anna Berwanger was incredibly fascinated and soon started to take her first harp lessons with Marlene Eberwein-Seefelder. One highlight in her adolescence was to win a scholarship of Bavarian Broadcasting for a masterclass in chamber music in 2008. Her studies with Prof. Astrid von Brück at the University of Music, Dresden aroused Anna Berwanger’s concentrated passion for chamber music that lasts until this very day. The Young Ensemble of the Semper Oper repeatedly employed her during her B. Mus. studies. At the same time, Anna Berwanger regularly played as a substitute in the orchestra of the Staatsoperette Dresden for more than one year. Anna is performing solo recitals as a scholarship holder of the “Live Music Now - Yehudi Menuhin Foundation” since 2013. Alongside her dedication to classical harp playing, her curiosity led her to take classes for basso continuo with Prof. Ludger Rémy, several projects with a variety of jazz musicians and take part in contemporary music projects with Mathias Spahlinger for example. Anna is studying her Master´s Degree (M.A) in Musical Performance Harp at the University of Music and Arts, Zurich with Prof. Sarah O’Brien since September 2016. She has also the honor to be taught by Arianna Savall in baroque harp as a minor subject.
Victoria Romann - Flute
From her early childhood, music has been a great influence on Victoria Romann’s life and career. Curious and fascinated by the complexity and diversity of music, she has sung in choirs, learned the piano and played the flute in orchestras and various chamber ensembles. After beginning her studies at the University of Music in Weimar, Victoria went on to complete her Bachelor of Music degree in 2015 at the University of Dresden with Professor Stéphane Réty. Because of her inspiring relationship with Professor Réty, Victoria continued with her Master of Music Degree in Dresden, graduating successfully in July 2017. Victoria gained a diversity of musical impulses in several masterclasses
with flutists such as Claude Lefebvre, Michael Kofler, Peter-Lukas Graf and Rachel Brown (baroque flute). Victoria has had the possibility to play with the Bochum Symphony orchestra in their youth education program. She also gained experience in professional orchestras like the Erfurt Philharmonic Orchestra as a regular substitute and the Young Ensemble of the Semperoper Dresden. Since 2013 Victoria has been performing solo and chamber music recitals as a scholarship holder of the “Live Music Now - Yehudi Menuhin Foundation”. Additionally, she is a founding member of the young german chamber-ensemble hankelmusik. Following her particular interest in Early Music performance, Victoria took the opportunity to study in Lyon, France, with Amélie Michel at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse from 2016 to 2018. Not only performing, but also the musical education takes an important part in Victoria‟s life. She is working as a teaching artist in Dresden, Germany and in 2017, she started an intercultural music project - „‟Architects of Music“ - for children and youth in Kampala, Uganda.