In September 2023, the CvA welcomes no less than 4 new répétiteurs. After an intensive application procedure, we are very happy to present our new colleagues Patricia de la Vega, Michel Xie, Seán Morgan-Rooney and Pau Hernández Aleña. Coordinator Martijn Willers: "With their arrival, the CvA gains four great pianists, who are perfectly suited to the all-encompassing position of répétiteur."
In addition to her activities as a soloist, Patricia de la Vega is a very dedicated chamber music partner and regularly performs with renowned musicians in countries such as the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, Slovakia and Romania. Her pedagogic skills and her enthusiasm to pass on her experience and vision make her a widely appreciated teacher. More about Patricia.
Michel Xie has specialised in chamber music and as a répétiteur. Last season, he performed at Wigmore Hall (London, UK), among others, a CD recording was released with his duo partner Julie Park (viola) under Linn Records and received the Hodgson Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music (London, UK). He is founder and artistic director of a new chamber music festival in Wageningen: Rhinegold Festival. More about Michel
In addition to traditional repertoire, Seán Morgan-Rooney is involved in more exploratory, interdisciplinary performances. He has worked with silent film, dance and theatre, and was the pianist with the Hard Rain Ensemble, one of the UK's leading contemporary music ensembles. Seán also composes his own music, focusing on piano with electronics and song composition. More about Séan.
Pau Hernández Aleña will graduate from the Master Repetiteurship programme at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in 2023. He works as accompanying pianist at the National Opera Academy, as chamber music coach at the Sweelinck Academy for Young Talent and as piano teacher in the CvA Reach Out Programme for political refugees. As a passionate chamber musician, he is regularly invited to perform at home and abroad.