Artvark & Sinfonia Rotterdam

A long-cherished wish of Artvark has been fulfilled: a project with new original pieces, combined with 17 strings and percussion. Sinfonia Rotterdam is a chamber orchestra under the inspiring leadership of Conrad van Alphen (South Africa), the founder of this exciting and dynamic orchestra that celebrated its 20th anniversary in March 2020 with a concert in the Doelen with Dutch jazz saxophonist Benjamin Herman as soloist. Sinfonia’s repertoire is based on the classics from the 18th century, but the orchestra likes an adventure.

Such a line-up meant an enormous source of inspiration for Artvark and new depth in composing. This has resulted in four completely different pieces and in addition to these own compositions, Florian Magnus Maier and Martin Fondse have written new work especially for this collaboration.