June 22nd, 2018 - 18:00
Luxembourg National Day Reception in Shanghai
Consulate General of Luxembourg - Shanghai, China
April 28th, 2018 - 20:00
"Chemical Reaction" - Contemporary dance meets Opera
Art Avenue - Zhuhai, China
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
"...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. 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, China, United States, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Luxembourg and the Caribbean, in venues like the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Philharmonie in Luxembourg, the Arsenal in Metz, El Ateneo in Madrid and the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels. As a soloist concert she sang with the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Gast Waltzing, the Symphonic Orchestra of Santo Domingo conducted by José Antonio Molina, the contemporary orchestra United Instruments of Lucilin, among others. She shared the stage with the Oscar-winner Maximilian Schell at the Ruhrfestspiele in Recklinghausen and at the Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg. She has also performed 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.
Furthermore, she has been involved in several operistic productions, like Haendel's Rinaldo, 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 has been honoured with several distinctions, including a Silver Prize at the 2017 Manhattan International Music Competition; a nomination as an 'Artist who stands out abroad' by the 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, as well as a Bronze Medal at the Jeunes Solistes competition. She has been also distinguished as a 'Cultural Ambassador of Luxembourg' by Maison Moderne.
As a recitalist, she forms together with pianist Léna Kollmeier the DUO ROSA. In 2016, they launched their first album "Return", under the label Etcetera Records, at the Philharmonie Luxembourg. The duo just finished a promotional tour - Return World Tour - around 18 cities in Europe (Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Madrid, Barcelona, Rome...), the US and the Caribbean, including appearances at Carnegie Hall in New York, La Monnaie in Brussels, El Ateneo in Madrid, the Fondation Biermans-Lapôtre in Paris, and the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Santo Domingo.
Ortega graduated with distinction 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 the Luxembourg Conservatory as well as a Master in Music from the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo where she graduated magna cum laude. During many years she was teaching singing at the Conservatory of the North in Luxembourg and at the European Institute of Choral Singing. Currently, she's living in China while preparing some new projects as well as the release of DUO ROSA's second album "American Soul: From Broadway to Paris!" featuring art songs, Broadway melodies and cabaret tunes by American composers.
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 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”.
Currently, the duo is preparing the recording of their second album "American Soul : From Broadway to Paris!" featuring art songs, Broadway melodies and cabaret tunes by American composers, as well as an international tour.
Art songs from Europe & Latin America | Stephany Ortega - soprano & Léna Kollmeier - piano
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