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Tcha Limberger Kalotaszeg trio & Laura Cortese invites: Begoña Riobo & Hannah Read

Fiddlers on the Move
Wednesday 2 March 2022 - 20h00
Molière Theatre - Galerie de la Porte de Namur, 3 Square du Bastion, 1050 Bruxelles
WED 02/03

In a few words, this will be an evening under the sign of virtuosity, made up of exceptional violinists.  The Tcha Limberger Trio and Laura Cortese, Begoña Riobo & Hannad Read are part of the international Fiddlers on the Move group which Wouter Vandenabeele (Tamala, Olla Vogala) organizes every year.

A multi-faceted creator, the American Laura Cortese enchants everyone wherever she goes.  This violinist, singer, songwriter, composer, maestro performs with several musical ensembles, and has founded her own string quartet, « Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards ». For our concert, Cortese has invited two musicians she has known for years. Begoña Riobó is one of the most renowned violinists of Galician music.  Among others, she has played with Carlos Núñez and Susana Seivan.  She made two albums with her own group, « Riobó ». Scotch musician Hannah Read is well known on both sides of the Atlantic. Besides her numerous collaborations (with, among others, Eliza Carthy and Karine Polwart, in « Songs of Separation »), she forges a singular repertoire rooted in the DNA of Scotch and American folk traditions.

Get ready to live unforgettable moments, containing solos of each violinist, completed with duets and trios. You’ll be treated to a long string of sounds and instruments, from Galician Muiñeiras to Scotch reels, not to mention several Appalachian songs.

  • Laura Cortese : violin, song
  • Begoña Riobo : violin
  • Hannah Read : violin, guitar, song

Méra, in Transylvania, used to be considered the center of Hungarian folklore.  It lost its luster after the disappearance of its ancient master violinists.  Fortunately, Belgian violinist Tcha Limberger and bass players Rudy Toni & Rudi Toni Jr stepped in, in order to perpetuate this musical tradition.  The Trio sings and plays hajnalis, heart-rending secular lamentations, as well as legényes, traditional dances reserved for men, and characterized by a fast tempo.

Kalotaszeg’s folkloric music is one of the most beautiful of the Hungarian heritage.  The Trio has sublimated it by adding minor refined, sensitive chords to he original pentatonic songs.  A musical task that bore unique melodies and surprising chord progressions.  Tcha Limberger, a member of the most famous gipsy family in Belgium, learned the Kalotaszeg style from the famous village musician Sándor « Neti » Fodor, who came from Transylvania. With his knowledge and his genius, Limberger will make you discover the riches of his culture during this exceptional evening.

  • Tcha Limberger : violin, song
  • Toni Rudi Senior : bratsch (alto)
  • Toni Rudi Junior : double-bass

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