We are very pleased to welcome Camilla Hoitenga to the Garden City this week.
On Thursday evening, 19th November, she will perform for us at the AAMF’s “East Meets West“ concert under the stars. The venue is the garden area of the central Rotana Hotel. This free concert begins at 8pm.
And on Saturday, 21st November, Camilla will present a workshop at the House of Arts from 4pm.
Flutist Camilla Hoitenga is at home on stages all over the world, playing not only the C-flute but also the alto, bass, and piccolo flute and other varieties of her instrument.
Her repertoire ranges from pre-Bach to post-Stockhausen, from concertos to music for flute alone, and she performs state-of-the-art pieces for live video and electronics and interdisciplinary projects. Her recordings, in particular those with Kaija Saariaho, have won awards in France, Great Britain and in North America.
She has performed concertos written for her by composers such as Kaija Saariaho, Péter Köszeghy, Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi and Raminta Serksnyte and worked with conductors like Marin Alsop, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Susanna Mälkki, Alan Gilbert, and Vladimir Jurowski in concert halls and important festivals all over the world.
Commissions for her own music and improvisation have come from painters and sculptors (e.g. Mutsumi Okada, Jörg Immendorff) as well as from galleries and museums.
Camilla Hoitenga has taught at the State University of New York and at the Folkwang Hochschule Essen/Duisburg and continues to give masterclasses and workshops on various subjects for musicians of all ages.
Her own flute teachers were Darlene Dugan, Alexander Murray, Peter Lloyd and Marcel Moyse. Further inspiration came especially from her work with Karlheinz Stockhausen in Cologne.
Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (USA), Camilla Hoitenga now lives in Cologne, Germany. and Sylva, North Carolina.
Her appearance in Al Ain is being sponsored by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Abu Dhabi. Eastern Motors Company, the Rotana Hotel and “Oasis Living” magazine are also sponsoring this event. As a not-for-profit operation, we very much appreciate this vital corporate support for all of our music festival’s events.
The concert programme on Thursday evening also features the talents of the Oriental classical group, the Sharqi Ensemble, led by Dr Hasan Wahbah, with Dana Obeid on vocals; plus, music teachers from the House of Arts will be making their contributions once again to this major AAMF 2015 event. The House of Arts‘ management has played the central role in the organisation of this AAMF concert.