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Séverine Ballon

Programme to include:
Rebecca Saunders – Solitude
Liza Lim – an ocean beyond earth, for solo Cello, set in an installation, prepared with violin and thread
Evan Johnson – dozens of canons: Anaïs Faivre Haumonté, (UK premiere)
Iannis Xenakis – Kottos
Martin Iddon – Λεύκη (Leuke), (world premiere)

Séverine Ballon‘s work focuses on regular performance of key works of the cello repertoire, as well as numerous collaborations with composers; in addition, her researches as an improviser have helped her to extend the sonic and technical resources of her instrument. She studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin and in Lübeck with Joseph Schwab and Troels Svane. She perfected her contemporary cello technique with cellists Siegfried Palm, Pierre Strauch and Rohan de Saram. Séverine particularly enjoys working with contemporary composers, who have included Helmut Lachenmann, Chaya Czernowin, Rebecca Saunders and Liza Lim. She has also worked with many of the best known
contemporary music ensembles including Klangforum Wien, musikFabrik, Ensemble Intercontemporain and Ictus. She is a member of the Elision ensemble (Australia).

Tickets: £8 – advance | £10 – on the door | Free – students and under 16s
Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall

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