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Nexus Baroque (DE)

Yeuntae Jung: recorder

Julia Andres: recorder

Hyngun Cho: cello

Amandine Affagard: baroque lute

Camille Ravot: harpsichord

 

NEXUS [lat. Connection], links old and new.

The ensemble was founded by our recorder players Yeuntae Jung and Julia Andres in 2012 - with the intention of making early music audible in new ways.

We build a bridge between music from the baroque era and ears from today. Each of us have had access to a solid education with renowned musicians in the field of-historically informed performance practice. This foundation allows us to approach the music of the baroque era in an original style but with new insight, in order to play in a creative and unconventional way. Our perpetual aim: never losing the contact between music, ourselves and you (our-audience).

 

2016: Audience award & 2nd prize at XVII. Biagio Marini Competition

2015: Eeemerging award - York Early Music International Young Artists Competition

2014: 2nd prize - Alice-Samter Competition

2014: Rheinsberger Hofkapelle – Ensemble in Residence

2013: 3rd prize - 1. Internationaler Berlin Bach Competition iano trio ter z Davidom Breitmanom, Bobom Levinom in Bartom von Ootom.

 

Julia Andres, recorder

Julia Andres from Schwedt, Germany studied Instrumental Pedagogy with special focus on Recorder from 2007 till 2012 with Professor Christoph Huntgeburth at the University for Arts in Berlin.
She received the highest grade on her final examination. After postgraduate studies in modern performance with Susanne Froehlich and in historical performance with Christoph Huntgeburth she currently follows her aims in contemporary music within a Master of music. Musicians such as Prof. Gerd Lünenbürger, Antonio Politano among others, gave her great musical impulses and influenced her art. In 2005 and 2006 she was winner of "Young Musicians" at the national competition of Germany in the categories recorder solo and new music. Since 2011 she is a fellow of "Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Berlin". That same year, she starts taking private singing lessons with the Baroque soloist Doerthe Maria Sandmann.

 

Yeuntae Jung, recorder

Yeuntae Jung from Seong-Nam, South Korea studied privately recorder from 2007 to 2008. He studied recorder at the University of Arts in Berlin with Prof. Christoph Huntgeburth. In 2015 he received his diploma with the best marks and a place for Master study in recorder at the University of Arts in Berlin after his final recital. Master classes and lessons with Pedro Memelsdorff, Prof. Shigeharu Yamaoka, Kees Boeke, Susanne Fröhlich, Jin-Hee Cho, Martin Ripper and Prof. Michael Form influenced his musicality.  With his ensemble nexus baroque, Yeuntae Jung won the 3rd prize at the first "International Berliner Bach Competition 2013", the 2nd prize at "Alice-Samter- Competition 2014", "Eeemerging Project Prize" at the "York Early Music International Young Artist Competition 2015", the 2nd prize and the Audience award at the "17th Biagio Marini Competition". As a soloist he won the 2nd prize at the renowned early music competition "International Competition Musica Antiqua 2017". Yeuntae Jung works as recorder teacher at the music schools "Engelbert Humperdinck" in Potsdam-Mittelmark and "Tomatenklang" in Berlin.

 

Hyngun Cho, cello

Hyngun Cho from Gwang-joo, South Korea began to play Classical Cello at the age of 15 years. His path led him to the Berlin University of the Arts, where he studied with Markus Möllenbeck baroque cello and received chamber music lessons with Prof. Mitzi Meyerson. From 2011 to 2013. He continued his studies at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya in Barcelona with Prof. Bruno Cocset and deepened his knowledge in the ensemble with Prof. Pedro Memelsdorff. In addition to the solo music is Hyngun Cho committed for various ensembles and played among others in the ensemble "La Prosperina", with whom he won the Award for Early Music and the Audience Award in Saarbrücken in of 2010. With Ensemble ‘Matis' he won in 2013 at the International Telemann Competition for Chamber Music Ensembles 2nd prize. In addition, He was awarded as a Solist, 3rd prize at the International Competition Musica Antiqua Bruges 2014.

 

Amandine Affagard, lute

Amandine Affagard received her first guitar lesson at six years old in Bordeaux (France). From 2006 to 2011, she studied at the Conservatory of Marseille with Raymond Gratien and then at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Geneva (Switzerland) with the composer Dusan Bogdanovic. She graduated with a “Bachelor of Arts” in 2013 and did an Erasmus- Exchange at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar (Germany) with Prof. Thomas Müller-Pering and Björn Colell where she received her first theorbo lessons. In February 2017 she graduated with a “Master of Early Music” (theorbo, lute and baroque guitar) at the Universität der Künste Berlin.  She won among others the “Prize Pierre Barbizet” at the Bach Competition in Marseille, the First Prize at the “Clés d’Or” Competition in Paris, was awardee of the Lions Club in France, of the Foundation Ad Infinitum, of the Paul-Hindemith- Gesellschaft and of the Live Music Now Yehudi Menuhin e.V. She was invited to the International Feminist Art Festival Berlin, the 8th Guitar Festival Cuxhaven, the Festspielen Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the 45. Istanbul Music Festival, participated in projects in many concert and opera places (Berliner Dom, Residenz München, Neuköllner Oper,...) and collaborated with renowned ensembles like Musica Sequenza and the Ensemble Baroque de Limoges under the direction of Christophe Coin.

 

Camille Ravot, harpsichord

Born in Paris in 1993, Camille began studying the harpsichord at the age of 13 along with her piano training. After a rich academic curriculum in Paris with Noëlle Spieth and Frédéric Michel (as teachers), she has been able to study both in Paris National Supérieur Conservatoire (CNSM) with Olivier Baumont and Blandine Rannou and in the Royal Academy of Music London with Carole Cerasi and Terrence Charlston. Camille is currently completing a Master Degree and an Education Degree in Paris. She is a keen chamber music player and has performed in a wide range of ensembles on the harpsichord, piano or organ. She has played the continuo on the harpsichord for Rachel Podger at the Wigmore Hall with RAM Baroque Soloists, with Laurence Cummings in a performance of Telemann’s Water music and on organ continuo for the Kohn Foundation Bach series. She also regularly works with young Ensembles such as the Goldfinch Ensemble or Nexus Baroque.As a soloist, Camille has won the second prize at the Sir Anthony Lewis Memorial Prize organized by the Musica britannica éditions. Her interest for Contemporary music led her to collaborate with several composers as Benjamin Attahir for his recreation of the first french Opera « La Pastorale », with Christophe Belletente and « La Compagnie des lunes errantes » for a « Tristan et Iseult » played in La cartoucherie de Vincennes, with Betsy Jolas for a concert in « La cité de la musique » and with the Maja Ensemble for Ligeti's « Aventures et Nouvelles Aventures » in the Fondation Singer-Polignac in Paris. Camille is the dedicatee of several pièces including « L’Acte et la matière » by Raphael Sévère, a piece for Harpsichord and Piano written especially for a project that she co founded, mixing the two instruments. Passionate by the music of the age of Bach’s sons, she begins the Forte Piano which express perfectly the aesthetic of this period. First of all with Carole Cerasi then with Patrick Cohen and for Masterclasses with the Oberlin Piano trio and David Breitman, Bob Levine, Bart von Oot.