The majestic Baroque interiors of The Royal Opera House, Mumbai are set to host the Dutch Baroque Gala brought by The Consulate General of the Kingdom of The Netherlands along with Avid Learning. This grand concert will feature performances by Dutch artistes, David van Ooijen on lute and Adelina Hasani on violin. Aptly staged at our heritage venue, the theme of the concert borrows from the historic Dutch Golden Era. In keeping with its rich surroundings, the performances will be tailored to present the style of Baroque music, inspired by the compositions of several musicians from the Dutch Golden Age. Music from The Dutch Golden Age was historically characterized by Baroque Orchestra, which comprised of basso continuo instruments such as the theorbo, lute, harpsichord and/or pipe organ as well as violins & woodwinds. The recital at the Royal Opera House will showcase the works of prominent musicians of the era. The two instruments in this recital - the lute & the violin represent the traditional and the evolved musical instruments of the era.
David van Ooijen plays solo music and accompanies singers on lutes and historical guitars. His work has been recognized both nationally and internationally. Internationally, he has performed in locations ranging from Berlin, Nagasaki, Tehran to Bratislava, Cambrils and more. In 2004 and 2005, two of his albums reached the number one spot on the classical charts of the Dutch national radio. As a result of his accomplishments, he even performed during the baptism service of Princess Ariane, daughter of King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands.Read more
Adelina Hasani began violin lessons at the young age of four years old. Over time, she graduated Cum Laude and became a frequent performer in Italy with the Hasani String Quartet, which eventually resulted in her being awarded several prestigious prizes. After being recognized for her talents, she became the artistic director of the annual Florence Chamber Music Festival and also played a key part in making the festival a well-known event. In 2002, Adelina became the concertmaster of the Brabant Philharmonic Orchestra in Eindhoven, now known as The Philharmonic of South Netherlands. She has performed extensively in concerts across India as well, being the guest concertmaster for the Symphony Orchestra of India since 2015.Read more