Phoebe Violet - music, vocals, violin | Agata Sikorska - violin | Zsófia Günther-Mészáros - cello | Mathias Krispin Bucher - double bass | Recorded, mixed and mastered by Werner Angerer @ 4TuneStudio and Acoustic Art Studios
... from our last concert in Porgy&Bess! I selected some highlights from our concert so you can get a taste of what our ENTRE CIELO Y TIERRA performance sounds / looks / feels like.
ENTRE CIELO Y TIERRA
Between Heaven and Earth
The theme of this project is illusion and reality - heaven and earth as a metaphor -, presenting the limits and freedoms that both these worlds bestow upon us. Musically a mix between classical music, pop and Latin American song of the 20th Century, coming together to create a dramatic display of emotions, all in Spanish, all original scores.
Genre: Latin Chamber Pop.
ENTRE TÚ Y YO
Between You and Me
The highs and lows of love is the subject matter. From the woman's perspective, a feminist approach to writing love songs, where being fragile and emotional becomes a strength of its own. The duo presents romance in a fragile and minimalistic way, creating moments of intense intimacy. All in Spanish, all originial songs.
Genre: Pop, Chamber Music
LOS PASOS DESPUÉS
The Steps that Follow
A musical guideline of the emotional journey one goes through when a relationship ends: sadness, madness, loneliness, sorrow. A piece for two singing violinists and a dancer.
Genre: Modern classic, improvisation.
Phoebe Violet (CR/UK) - music / violin / vocals
Emily Stewart (UK/CR) - violin / vocals
ACCORDING TO EURYDICE
“According to Eurydice” is a musical myth that tells the tragic love story of Orpheus and Eurydice from the standpoint of Eurydice. The story begins with the death of the nymph and recounts her journey in the Underworld. Told in 6 scenes, the theatrical composition acts as an extension to the well known love story without altering Virgil's original myth.
A composition for voice, violin and double bass.
Genre: Music Theatre
Phoebe Violet, born in San José / Costa Rica in 1988 to Costa Rican mother and British father, began playing the violin at the age of 3. She was admitted in the Children's Orchestra of Costa Rica at the age of 6, and became part of the Chamber Orchestra at the age of 9. This early involvement in an orchestra had an immense effect on the natural approach that Phoebe Violet has in composing. She began writing songs at the age of 13 when learning to play the guitar.
Phoebe Violet moved to Linz / Austria with her family at the age of 14 where she continued her violin studies in the Musikschule der Stadt Linz. She won first prize for the competition Prima La Musica for Upper Austria at the age of 17, followed by several solo concerts in austrian music halls. At the age of 18, she wrote her first piece, a Cadenza to W.A. Mozart's A-Major violin concert that she performed in Bruckner Haus Linz, making this event an awakening to the vast possibilities that the world of composition brings within.
She moved to Vienna / Austria at the age of 18 where she began working as a freelance musician, mainly classical. At 21 she began performing her own songs in different formations, testing genres such as electronic, metal and free jazz. Whilst searching for precision and a general sound aesthetic, she found comfort and ease in the world of composing for string instruments.
With 23 she moved to San Francisco / USA where she explored the world of composition in a more profound way. After an intense autodidactic learning experience of all-in-all 8 months, she decided to return to Vienna where she currently resides.
Violin lessons (age 3 - 19) with Mercedes Moreno, Guido Calvo, Wolfhart Schuster, Marcus Wall
Ballet (age 4 - 14), Modern Dance (age 8 - 14)
Choir (age 4 - 9)
Piano lessons (age 6 - 9)
Painting lessons (age 7 - 18)
Guitar lessons (age 13 - 14)
Singing lessons since 2019 with Oliver Wejwar.
2006 - 2007 University of Applied Arts, Vienna; class Zaha Hadid
2007 - 2011, since 2019 Vienna University of Technology
2014 - 2016 University of Vienna