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The premiere of Toivo Tulev's work in Belgium

On December 21, the Belgian contemporary music ensemble Fractales will premiere Toivo Tulev's ensemble piece "To a Distant Friend" (2020) for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano.

Toivo Tulev. Photo: Mare Raidma               Ensemble Fractales. Photo: Press materials

The ensemble's 10th birthday concert is a night of premieres: in addition to Tulev's piece, new opuses by Belgian composers Jean-Luc Fafchamps and Adrien Tsilogiannis and Austrian composer Matthias Kranebitter are planned. The concert will take place in Espace Senghor, the cultural center of Etterbeek in the Brussels region.

The contemporary music ensemble Fractales was founded in 2012 at the Brussels Conservatory and was born out of the mission to promote contemporary music. They have been coached and supported by renowned ensembles such as Ictus, Ensemble Recherche and Klangforum Wien. In 2019, the ensemble also visited Estonia at the AFEKT festival. The ensemble consists of: Gian Ponte (piano), Renata Kambarova (flute), Benjamin Maneyrol (clarinet), Marion Borgel (violin) and Merryl Havard (cello).