With the new program, La Vida Loca – “Bridges”, Romanian virtuoso flutist Matei Ioachimescu and Venezuelan versatile pianist Alfredo Ovalles, both international soloists based in Vienna, create a completely new world that nevertheless feels familiar. They are out to test the boundaries of what a flute and piano can do – mixing classical, jazz, rock, contemporary and folk music.
“We find ourselves in a world more fragmented every day. But Matei and I have taken it as an inspiration, putting together new arrangements of folk music from Latin America, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe, as well as new compositions created specifically for this program, managing to erase all musical and geographical borders.” (Alfredo Ovalles).
The dazzling virtuosity, the charming sense of humor and the warmth of the Venezuelan and Romanian personalities combine to bring a program filled with color and passion, sure to stay in the audience’s mind for a lifetime.