Jorden Van Mechelen, President
Jorden works as Projectleader Building Techniques at Groep Van Roey. He obtained a Master’s in Civil Engineering at the Catholic University Leuven in 1998 and an MBA in Corporate Planning at the Free University Brussels in 2004. From 1995 until 2006 he was board member of the Jeugd- en Muziekorkest of Antwerp, where he also served as percussion section leader. Nowadays Jorden still performs as a drummer / percussionist in two rock bands.
Jessica Tortorice, Orchestra Manager
Jessica studied violin at the Juilliard School, Royal College of Music London and Aaron Copland School of Music. She is a permanent member of Boho Strings and a founding member of the boho4 string quartet. In recent years she has played with the New York Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, and the Monnaie Opera Orchestra.
Marc Sabbah (1988, New York City) is a viola soloist, chamber musician, composer and as of 2012, the solo violist with l’Orchestre National de Belgique (the National Orchestra of Belgium) and is regularly invited as guest principal viola of the Brussels Philharmonic. Marc has won top prizes at the Moscow Arts Competition in Boston, the Horowitz International Competition and Academy in Kiev, Ukraine, (2004) performing Hoffmeister concerto for viola and orchestra as well as Mozart Sinfonia Concertante with the Ukranian State Orchestra. In 2011, Marc Sabbah performed with Ivry Gitlis at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland where he also collaborated with artists Ferenz Rados, Gabor Takacs Nagy, Lawrence Power, Kim Kashkashian, David Dolan, Maasaki Suzuuki.
Bram Van Camp (°1980) is an award-winning Belgian composer. He has written for solo- and chamber groups, mixed ensemble and large orchestra, as well as a song cycle. His work has been recognized with the Belgian Artistic Promotion prize of SABAM and the Youth and Music Composition Prize, and he has won prizes at international competitions, including the Aquarius Composition Competition and the New Note International Composition Contest in Croatia. His works have been performed by the Arditti Quartet, Het Collectief, the Hermes Ensemble, I Solisti del Vento, and the Royal Flemish Philharmonic. His portrait-cd ‘Feasts of Fear and Agony’, performed by Het Collectief (Fuga Libera 2013) received positive reviews in Diapason (Fr) en Grammophone (UK).
Sergio Roberto Gratteri studied Musicology and Cultural Management at the universities of Leuven, Venice and Rome. Following his dissertation in Italian operatic history, he worked abroad as artistic adviser with ensembles such as Interpreti Veneziani and Museo della musica e di Vivaldi. Upon his return to Belgium he has been active as dramaturg, educational collaborator and coordinator of a series of artistic projects for cultural organizations such as Europalia, De Pianofabriek and Bozar.
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