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Baltic Art Form 2015


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Baltic Art Form 2015


Hosted within beautiful, historical London settings, Baltic Art Form 2015 took place from June 15th to June 18th, and featured emerging and unseen artists, as well as established names. 

The full program of the festival included performances, creative labs, film screenings and concerts. Throughout the week Baltic Art Form presented a variety of international talents, such as renowned Latvian pianist Reinis Zariņš, UK based Fabio D'Andrea (composer and songwriter), Rosey Chan (pianist), Mark Kimmett and Lucy Balfour (Rambert dancers), Charlotte Ginsborg (independent film director), and the music collectives The Violet Hum and The Stolen Project.

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Artists


Artists


  ROSEY CHAN Rosey Chan is considered by many music critics to be one of the most exciting piano performers of her generation. Rosey's ability to combine classical music with contemporary influences such as jazz & 20th century ballards have helped promote her talent on an international stage. Rising to fame as part of the Yukawa-Chan Piano Duo, Rosey's first solo album was produced by Sting and recorded at his private studio in Italy. www.roseychan.com

 

ROSEY CHAN
Rosey Chan is considered by many music critics to be one of the most exciting piano performers of her generation. Rosey's ability to combine classical music with contemporary influences such as jazz & 20th century ballards have helped promote her talent on an international stage. Rising to fame as part of the Yukawa-Chan Piano Duo, Rosey's first solo album was produced by Sting and recorded at his private studio in Italy.

www.roseychan.com

  JULIA GILLESPIE Julia is a dance performance artist originally from Australia currently working in Rambert dance company in the UK. Prior to joining Rambert she has performed with Ballet de Victor Ullate in Madrid and the Dutch National Ballet. Julia has worked with most renowned choreographers such as Mark Baldwin, William Forsythe, David Dawson, Nicolo Fonte, Hans van Manen, Rudi van Dantzig and Kristof Pastor.  Julia's profile on Rambert website  

 

JULIA GILLESPIE

Julia is a dance performance artist originally from Australia currently working in Rambert dance company in the UK. Prior to joining Rambert she has performed with Ballet de Victor Ullate in Madrid and the Dutch National Ballet. Julia has worked with most renowned choreographers such as Mark Baldwin, William Forsythe, David Dawson, Nicolo Fonte, Hans van Manen, Rudi van Dantzig and Kristof Pastor. 

Julia's profile on Rambert website

 

  JUSTINA GRINGYTE Gringyte first trained as a pianist before studying singing at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, the Accademia Musicale Chigiana and the National Opera Studio. She is is a Samling Artist and since 2006 has learnt with Buddug Verona James. Engagements since leaving the Programme include Carmen for English National Opera, Fenena (Nabucco) for Welsh National Opera and at the Savonlinna Festival and Maddalena (Rigoletto) for ENO and the Bolshoi Theatre.

 

JUSTINA GRINGYTE

Gringyte first trained as a pianist before studying singing at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, the Accademia Musicale Chigiana and the National Opera Studio. She is is a Samling Artist and since 2006 has learnt with Buddug Verona James. Engagements since leaving the Programme include Carmen for English National Opera, Fenena (Nabucco) for Welsh National Opera and at the Savonlinna Festival and Maddalena (Rigoletto) for ENO and the Bolshoi Theatre.

  FABIO D'ANDREA Fabio D’Andrea is renowned UK composer famous for his collaborations with Classic FM. www.fabiodandrea.com

 

FABIO D'ANDREA

Fabio D’Andrea is renowned UK composer famous for his collaborations with Classic FM.

www.fabiodandrea.com

  RAIVIS MISJUNS Raivis Misjuns comes from Riga, Latvia. In 2009, he started to seriously commit himself both in double bass and composition, having lessons with the renowned composer Pēteris Vasks. Currently he is studying double bass and composition in the Royal Academy of Music. One of the directions Raivis is interested in is to develop as an artist combining various performance elements including his own compositions and double bass play.

 

RAIVIS MISJUNS

Raivis Misjuns comes from Riga, Latvia. In 2009, he started to seriously commit himself both in double bass and composition, having lessons with the renowned composer Pēteris Vasks. Currently he is studying double bass and composition in the Royal Academy of Music. One of the directions Raivis is interested in is to develop as an artist combining various performance elements including his own compositions and double bass play.

  SATOKO FUKUDA Satoko is a world recognised violinist. Since her concerto debut at thirteen, she has broadcasted an eclectic range of music for Classic FM, Resonance FM, BBC Radio 1, and BBC Radio 3. UK appearances include the Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall, the South Bank, and the Barbican. Moving fluidly beyond the classical music Satoko is a regular guest artist at events such as the London Fashion Show, and the London Jazz Festival. Satoko is also a guest lecturer at the University of Westminster inspiring the next generation of artists.

 

SATOKO FUKUDA

Satoko is a world recognised violinist. Since her concerto debut at thirteen, she has broadcasted an eclectic range of music for Classic FM, Resonance FM, BBC Radio 1, and BBC Radio 3. UK appearances include the Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall, the South Bank, and the Barbican. Moving fluidly beyond the classical music Satoko is a regular guest artist at events such as the London Fashion Show, and the London Jazz Festival. Satoko is also a guest lecturer at the University of Westminster inspiring the next generation of artists.

  REINIS ZARIŅŠ The two-times winner of the Great Music Award of Latvia, recording artist and laureate of 11 international competitions, Reinis Zariņš is actively performing as a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician in Great Britain, Latvia and in the wider Europe and North America. Reinis is a passionate advocate of meaningful contemporary music, and often performs Latvian music, including new works. www.reiniszarins.com  

 

REINIS ZARIŅŠ

The two-times winner of the Great Music Award of Latvia, recording artist and laureate of 11 international competitions, Reinis Zariņš is actively performing as a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician in Great Britain, Latvia and in the wider Europe and North America. Reinis is a passionate advocate of meaningful contemporary music, and often performs Latvian music, including new works.
www.reiniszarins.com

 

  THE STOLEN PROJECT First formed when creating a soundtrack for the Jack Kerouac novel On The Road, The Stolen Project mixes improvised music with structured compositions. It strives to create new musical landscapes, inviting the listener to close their eyes and imagine their own movie. Paulo Dias Duarte - Guitar/Composition, Ben Bastin - Bass, Chris Williams - Saxophones, Danny Keane - Cello, Kit Massey - Violin, Rob Pennel - Drums. http://thestolenproject.bandcamp.com

 

THE STOLEN PROJECT

First formed when creating a soundtrack for the Jack Kerouac novel On The Road, The Stolen Project mixes improvised music with structured compositions. It strives to create new musical landscapes, inviting the listener to close their eyes and imagine their own movie.

Paulo Dias Duarte - Guitar/Composition, Ben Bastin - Bass, Chris Williams - Saxophones, Danny Keane - Cello, Kit Massey - Violin, Rob Pennel - Drums.

http://thestolenproject.bandcamp.com

  THE VIOLET HUM The Violet Hum is a mad musical vegetable. It's melodic roots will nourish your soul and make your ears bleed honey. "Agonised and haunting... piano, close harmonies and Gilmour-like guitars" - MOJO Magazine www.theviolethum.com

 

THE VIOLET HUM

The Violet Hum is a mad musical vegetable. It's melodic roots will nourish your soul and make your ears bleed honey. "Agonised and haunting... piano, close harmonies and Gilmour-like guitars" - MOJO Magazine

www.theviolethum.com

  MICHELE MORAN Michele Moran is an Irish actress, singer, cabaret artist and a theatre maker. Her new show ‘Tell Michele A Secret’ is about people and the secrets they keep. Through performance she explores the crowd-sourced secrets in their depth and individuality, aspired to set the secret holder free through this art work. You could influence the performance by anonymously submitting your own secret at: www.tellmicheleasecret.com

 

MICHELE MORAN
Michele Moran is an Irish actress, singer, cabaret artist and a theatre maker. Her new show ‘Tell Michele A Secret’ is about people and the secrets they keep. Through performance she explores the crowd-sourced secrets in their depth and individuality, aspired to set the secret holder free through this art work. You could influence the performance by anonymously submitting your own secret at: www.tellmicheleasecret.com

  KLAUDIA WITTMANN An acknowledged choreographer and a contemporary dance artist Klaudia is using theatre and camera as a platform for questioning and exploring the potential of human body. Originally from Germany, Klaudia has been producing her work with a range of English and European artists over the last 6 years, she manifests the future of multi-cultural collaborative art.

 

KLAUDIA WITTMANN

An acknowledged choreographer and a contemporary dance artist Klaudia is using theatre and camera as a platform for questioning and exploring the potential of human body. Originally from Germany, Klaudia has been producing her work with a range of English and European artists over the last 6 years, she manifests the future of multi-cultural collaborative art.

  PLATON BURAVICKY Platon is a Latvian award winning classical composer with an interest in experimental sound world. He creates compositions using mathematical calculations, geometry and other statistical information drawn from visual stimulus. https://soundcloud.com/platon-buravicky

 

PLATON BURAVICKY

Platon is a Latvian award winning classical composer with an interest in experimental sound world. He creates compositions using mathematical calculations, geometry and other statistical information drawn from visual stimulus.

https://soundcloud.com/platon-buravicky

  ANNELIE NEDERBERG Annelie Nederberg is a Swedish musician based in the UK with a passion for the performing arts. She performs with gestures, feedback and subjects and composes acousmatic music in which the body and movement are important parts. www.annelienederberg.com

 

ANNELIE NEDERBERG

Annelie Nederberg is a Swedish musician based in the UK with a passion for the performing arts. She performs with gestures, feedback and subjects and composes acousmatic music in which the body and movement are important parts.

www.annelienederberg.com

  CHARLOTTE GINSBORG Charlotte Ginsborg is an artist filmmaker based in London. Her films combine narrative and documentary approaches to interrogate the documentary format. Her work has been screened and exhibited extensively nationally and internationally, including the Venice and Bucharest Biennales, the Serpentine Gallery and the ICA, London, the Pompidou Centre, Paris, and the Walker Arts Centre Minneapolis. www.charlotteginsborg.com

 

CHARLOTTE GINSBORG

Charlotte Ginsborg is an artist filmmaker based in London. Her films combine narrative and documentary approaches to interrogate the documentary format. Her work has been screened and exhibited extensively nationally and internationally, including the Venice and Bucharest Biennales, the Serpentine Gallery and the ICA, London, the Pompidou Centre, Paris, and the Walker Arts Centre Minneapolis.

www.charlotteginsborg.com

RICK FEDS Rick Feds is a Fulbright scholar and creator of the Jazz Drums program at Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music. He holds degrees from the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen and The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Rick is the Director and CEO of Rick Feds Society, an eclectic synthesis of electronic music featuring a wide range of guest artists from different genres. “RFS” is representing an ever evolving interpretation and celebration of the experimental music.


RICK FEDS

Rick Feds is a Fulbright scholar and creator of the Jazz Drums program at Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music. He holds degrees from the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen and The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Rick is the Director and CEO of Rick Feds Society, an eclectic synthesis of electronic music featuring a wide range of guest artists from different genres. “RFS” is representing an ever evolving interpretation and celebration of the experimental music.

  ANNA BEATRIZ MEIRELES Anna is a London based dance performance artist originally from Portugal. She works in a variety of dance styles from classical ballet to modern and contemporary dance and jazz ballet.

 

ANNA BEATRIZ MEIRELES

Anna is a London based dance performance artist originally from Portugal. She works in a variety of dance styles from classical ballet to modern and contemporary dance and jazz ballet.

  EMMA WATSON Emma is a British dancer based in London. Before training at London Contemporary Dance School she worked with a series of choreographers including Jasmin Vardimon, Cameron McMillan and Holly Noble. Whilst being at school she has worked freelancing on dance projects with Richard Chappell Dance and Charlie Brittain, film with the BBC and Hot Iron Films, and modelling for dance, fashion and art. She recently performed a duet with Kai Tomioka for the BBC young dancer final and will be performing a version of this piece in the open sharing.

 

EMMA WATSON

Emma is a British dancer based in London. Before training at London Contemporary Dance School she worked with a series of choreographers including Jasmin Vardimon, Cameron McMillan and Holly Noble. Whilst being at school she has worked freelancing on dance projects with Richard Chappell Dance and Charlie Brittain, film with the BBC and Hot Iron Films, and modelling for dance, fashion and art. She recently performed a duet with Kai Tomioka for the BBC young dancer final and will be performing a version of this piece in the open sharing.

  MARK KIMMETT Mark is a dance performance artist originally from Scotland currently working in Rambert dance company. Performing in various works whilst at Scottish Ballet, including Siobhan Davies’ White Man Sleeps, Tybalt in Krysztof Pastor’s Romeo & Juliet, Ashley Page’s Fearful Symmetries and Cheating Lying Stealing, Stephen Petronio’s MiddleSex George and Ride The Beast, George Balanchine’s Agon, and William Forsythe’s Artifact Suite. Mark also enjoyed performing with Rambert during their Asia tour in 2012. Mark's profile on Rambert website.

 

MARK KIMMETT

Mark is a dance performance artist originally from Scotland currently working in Rambert dance company. Performing in various works whilst at Scottish Ballet, including Siobhan Davies’ White Man Sleeps, Tybalt in Krysztof Pastor’s Romeo & Juliet, Ashley Page’s Fearful Symmetries and Cheating Lying Stealing, Stephen Petronio’s MiddleSex George and Ride The Beast, George Balanchine’s Agon, and William Forsythe’s Artifact Suite. Mark also enjoyed performing with Rambert during their Asia tour in 2012.

Mark's profile on Rambert website.

  MARYLEEN SCHILTKAMP Maryleen Schiltkamp studied art at the Rietveld Akademie and the Rijksakademie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam and exhibited in galleries and museums in a.o. New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Curacao, St.Petersburg and Prague. In recent years, Maryleen has been fascinated by the visual parallels of musical movement and colour relating to sound, through which a collaboration with musicians developed, in combining exhibitions and recitals (Musical Paintings), mixed-media projects for video-film (Musical Paintings in Process), and most recently, try-outs of action-painting during a recital.  http://www.maryleenschiltkamp.com/

 

MARYLEEN SCHILTKAMP

Maryleen Schiltkamp studied art at the Rietveld Akademie and the Rijksakademie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam and exhibited in galleries and museums in a.o. New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Curacao, St.Petersburg and Prague.
In recent years, Maryleen has been fascinated by the visual parallels of musical movement and colour relating to sound, through which a collaboration with musicians developed, in combining exhibitions and recitals (Musical Paintings), mixed-media projects for video-film (Musical Paintings in Process), and most recently, try-outs of action-painting during a recital.
 http://www.maryleenschiltkamp.com/

  IEVA STRAZDINA Ieva Strazdina is a Latvian artist based in London. She is particularly interested in exploring hidden 'dramas' and controversies of important theoretical, philosophical, religious texts and ideas through the live performance which shakes our, sometimes, received ideas about well known works and their authors. Ieva has worked with texts of Denis Diderot, Antonin Artaud, Arthur Rembaud, St Augustine and Guy Debord.

 

IEVA STRAZDINA

Ieva Strazdina is a Latvian artist based in London. She is particularly interested in exploring hidden 'dramas' and controversies of important theoretical, philosophical, religious texts and ideas through the live performance which shakes our, sometimes, received ideas about well known works and their authors. Ieva has worked with texts of Denis Diderot, Antonin Artaud, Arthur Rembaud, St Augustine and Guy Debord.

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