CONDUCTOR

FERGUS MCALPINE

Fergus McAlpine graduated from the National Orchestra Conducting Master of the Netherlands, through the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague in 2020. He was the winner of the James Conlon Conducting Prize at the 2017 Aspen Music Festival, a participant in the 10th masterclass with David Zinman and the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich and has conducted the Netherlands Philharmonic, Residentie Orkest, Dutch Ballet, Noord Nederlands Orkest, Asko|Schönberg, Münchner Symphoniker and the Ulster Orchestra, among others. During 2021 he will assist in Michel van der Aa’s production “Upload" with De Nedelandse Opera, Oper Köln and the Bregenzer Festspiele.

Photo by Joe Mazza

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

KATHERINE WEBER

Soprano Katherine Weber made her company debut in the title role of Iolanta by Tchaikovsky with Chicago Opera Theater in the fall of 2018, where she was described by Opera News as “gleaming, responsive soprano distinguished by an incisive thrust in the upper register and a very individual splash of citrus in the timbre that was particularly appealing.”  She also returned to Du Page Opera in 2020, in Chicago, performing the role of Valencienne in The Merry Widow.  In the previous seasons she performed the role of Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus and in 2018 the role of Violetta in La Traviata.  Katherine has also made company debuts as Violetta in La Traviata with the Boulder Symphony and the Aspen Music Festival, where she sang under the baton of George Manahan.  As Violetta, she was described by Opera News as “confident singing actress with a magnetic stage presence and abundant potential” who “sang the most demanding of arias with seemingly little effort.”  Katherine is an American soprano living in the Netherlands.  She recently performed her first Mahler 4 with the Noord Nederland Orkest and is looking forward to performing and recording projects here with the Zemlinsky Chamber Orchestra.

MUSICIANS

FLUTE

Mirna Ackers (NLD)

Ema Bajc (SVN)

Bogdan Preda (ROU)

OBOE

Peter Lacković (SVN)

Ella Botter (NLD)

Cèlia Tort Pujol (ESP)

COR ANGLAIS

Maud Busschers (NLD)

CLARINETS

Bram Boesschen Hospers (NLD)

Femke van de Bergh (NLD)

Elisa Sgorbini (ITA)

Erick Rojas Toapanta (ECU)

BASSOON

Lily Simpson (USA)

Luís Tasso Athayde Santos (AUD)

Evert van Noort (NLD)

SAXOPHONE
Carlos Gimenez Martinez (ESP)

HORNS

Christian Fisalli (AUS)

Alberto Fernandez Almaraz (ESP)

Milo Maestri (ITA)

PERCUSSION

Ambro Golachowski (POL)

Béa Picard (LUX)

ACCORDION

Robbrecht Van Cauwenberghe (BEL)

PIANO

Johannes Asfaw (NLD)

HARP

Lisa De Bruycker (BEL)

VIOLIN

Phoebe Tarleton (GBR)

Karina Sosnowska (POL)

Valentine Blangé (NLD)

VIOLA

Ruth Bosboom (NLD)

Sara De Carvalho Farinha (PRT)

Fiachra de hOra (IRL)

May Bardsley (AUS)

VIOLONCELLO

Esther ten Kate (NLD)

Daniele Lorefice (ITA)

Emma Warmelink (NLD)

DOUBLE BASS

Ebony Lim (AUS)

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