Yaniv d’Or, Countertenor
Ensemble NAYA
Barrocade • Amit Tiefenbrunn, Director
Listen to an excerpt from
Shalom aleichem
The music and poetry of numerous persecuted and exiled minority cultures flourished throughout the Mediterranean and South America during the 17th century, the sensitivities of these displaced communities retaining powerful resonance today. These ancient narratives on beauty, love, joy and sorrow are expressed through Yaniv d’Or’s haunting voice against a ‘folk-Baroque’ instrumental backdrop that reinvents enchanting and distinctive musical worlds.
Yaniv d’Or   |    Amit Tiefenbrunn   |    Ensemble NAYA   |    Barrocade
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About Yaniv d’Or
Yaniv d’Or’s unique countertenor voice has made him one of the rising stars of the modern international music scene. British-Israeli d’Or studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, receiving the International Vocal Art Institution Prize and the Gottesman Award. In concert he has performed at the Mariinsky Theatre, Barbican Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Dome des Invalides, Lincoln Centre, Oslo Opera House, Mann Theatre and Caesarea Amphitheatre. He has appeared in recital at Château de Versailles and regularly appears at Wigmore Hall. A prolific recording artist, Yaniv d’Or is the recipient of the Gottesman Award for his album Liquefacta Est … with Ensemble NAYA.
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About Amit Tiefenbrunn
Music director of Barrocade, Amit Tiefenbrunn plays the viola da gamba and the violone, and builds musical instruments. He began his double-bass studies in Israel with Eli Magen, and continued his musical education at the Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU), where he studied the viola da gamba with A. Pols. In addition to his work as Barrocade’s music director, Tiefenbrunn also plays with various other ensembles, and has made several recordings with them. He participates regularly in leading classical and baroque music festivals, and in a variety of radio and television programmes in Israel and around the world.
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About the Ensemble NAYA
Ensemble NAYA is a collection of outstanding musicians with a multi-cultural background, who together share a passion for performing and exploring Western classical music and the music of other cultures. The group was established as a result of an exciting and successful musical relationship formed at Gothenburg Opera in Sweden, in 2008. The charm and expressive qualities of mandolin, oud, viola da gamba, lirone, sitar and psalterium converse with the silky countertenor of Yaniv d’Or against the evocative backdrop of theorbo, percussion, baroque guitar, organ and harpsichord, to create an enchanting experience for music lovers of all genres.
© Nitzan Shorer
About the Barrocade
Founded in 2007 by a group of passionate young musicians led by viola da gamba player Amit Tiefenbrunn, the Barrocade ensemble is now one of the most outstanding ensembles on the Israeli musical scene. The ensemble members, all graduates of leading European academies, specialise in early music, and play period instruments. The ensemble is famous for its rich sound that is derived from its large and varied basso continuo section.
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