"De Ridder conducted with discerning pace and gave the music space to breathe. […] Energy, taste and a discriminating ear for balance and timbre are hallmarks of his conducting.”
NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS
London / Amsterdam
In April, André de Ridder conducted the world premiere of Michel van der Aas first 3D opera The Sunken Garden at English National Opera. The production will move to Amsterdam, as part of the Holland Festival, in June 2013, also conducted by André de Ridder.
De Ridder will take part in the Nico-Muhly-curated event at the Barbican Centre London "A Scream And An Outrage", conducting Britten Sinfonia in a concert with works by Bruce Dessner, Daniel Bjarnason and Muhly collaborations with Villagers and Glen Hansard on May 11.
The artist collective stargaze, co-founded by André de Ridder, is a think-tank as well as network and pool of young musicians, classically trained and particularly versed in contemporary music, exploring collaborations with musicians from different genres and backgrounds. On May 6, stargaze and the electronic musician Matthew Herbert will perform Terry Riley's seminal piece In C at the festival ACHT BRÜCKEN | Musik für Köln.
On May 19, a new concert series, "stargaze presents", will be launched at Volksbühne Berlin. The first event will feature the British band The Magnetic North and Canadian Sarah Neufeld, multi-instrumentalist and violinist of Arcade Fire. Further infos: www.we-are-stargaze.com