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Marialena Fernandes

Marialena Fernandes and"Hotel Palindrone"
@ Art Chamber

date: Wednesday 18th Feb 2015

time: 7.30pm

Marialena Fernandes
Marialena Fernandes
Born in Mumbai, Marialena Fernandes has been since several years a recognised pianist on the international scene. After completing her education in Psychology from the Mumbai University, she went on to the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, where she received her Diploma with distinction in Piano and Chamber Music Performance studying with Walter Panhofer and Bruno Seidlhofer. Solo, chamber music and orchestral concert appearances followed and Fernandes is now regularly performing all over the world, including various TV and Radio broadcasts and CD recordings. Her repertoire does not only cover a broad range of classical music but reaches out for the contemporary, unconventional and improvised. Being appointed Professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, she is holding workshops and masterclasses, and serving as Jury member at International Competitions and as Artistic Director and Program Curator in series such as the "Uno, Due, Tre" Cycle at the Musikverein in Vienna. In 2013 Marialena has obtained her PhD from the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna.


200 Jahre Jubilaeum
India and Europe
Scarlatti, Bach, Mozart, Haydn. Traditional Folkore music leads us from the Alps to Scandinavia, from Galicia to the Balkans, from the Bretagne to Bavaria and the Danube region. And finally melodies from the Konkan, songs and dances from Goa and Mangalore where India meets Portugal

This musical confluence, however is far more than only the amalgamation of classical with world music or folklore. We hear Bourrees, Laendler, Scottish, Muineiras, Kopenitzas, Schleunigen and Polskas, teaming up with Goan folklore like Mandos, Dulpods and Deknis.

Marialena Fernandes originates from Goa and performs along with the Worldmusic group Hotel Palindrone, merging together musical Genres and styles - seemingly non compatibel. However these 4 multi instrumental virtuosi together with pianist Mariaelena use the entire reservoir of classical literature to highlight special aspects of this kind of music:
Josef Haydn & co as world musicians, dancing between different repertoires of their times inluding folk music and the popular music of the 18th century. They also had no problems with songs and dances of other cultures - like Haydn's ‚Ongarese and Zingarese', his scottish songs and the London synfonie No. 104, where we hear the Croatian song "Oj Jelena"

"Hotel Haydn" - an unsusual concert programme with five internationally successfull musicians, who can inspire the audiences no only by virtuosity, but also by charme and espirit.