The sensational Danish marimba soloist Ronni Kot Wenzell from Rio, Brazil joins Philippa Mo Violin, in a unique programme including his own arrangements of sublime Baroque masterworks from Bach’s orchestral suites and Schubert’s Ave Maria, before a magnificent display of his explosive virtuosity with Tango Jalousie and a twinning of Schubert’s sweeter L’Abeille and the unmissable and ferocious Flight of the Bumble Bee by Rimsky Korsakov like you have never heard it before.
Ronni Kot Wenzell is widely internationally active. He performs and tours in Europe, USA, Asia and South America as soloist, duo and as part of ensembles and as duo partner to the famous Chinese percussion virtuoso, prof. Li Biao. Acclaimed concerts have included the opening of Formula 1 in Shanghai, performances for NIKE in Los Angeles, AUDI in Germany, the opening of the National Centre for Performing Arts in China, and an invitation to perform at the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in Beijing.
During the past few years Ronni has toured intensively and held master classes at prestigious conservatories, academies and universities around the world, such as Juilliard, New York University, Royal College of Music in London, EMESP in São Paulo etc. He has recently toured South America (Uruguay, Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Colombia) with masterclasses and concerts in the biggest concert halls, such as Sala São Paulo, Brazil and Teatro Colón, Argentina among others.
Ronni is presently guest professor at Conservatório Brasileiro de Música in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and is supported by The Danish Arts Foundation.
Philippa Mo Violin studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London and at the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing. Philippa now performs extensively as a chamber musician. She has given performances and live broadcasts worldwide, including her acclaimed debut at the Wigmore Hall, recitals at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, St John’s, Smith Square, London, the Deutsches Museum, Munich, the Natural History Museum, Ulaan Bataar, when she was invited as the only British musician to participate as soloist in the International Music Festival of Contemporary Music, Mongolia in 2002. Philippa has also been invited to play at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, the Barbara Hepworth Museum and The Tate St Ives in the UK and more further afield at the Ankara International Music Festival and the Lincoln Center, New York.