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Winner of the 2019 Trinity Laban Soloists' Competition, 20-year-old Noelia Cotuna has been awarded numerous prizes at various international competitions. These include the 88th Concurso Permanente JM in Spain and the EMCY Prize, North London Camac Harp Competition and 'Suoni d'Arpa' International Harp Contest.
Since August 2019, Noelia has been a member of the Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker, where she currently works under the guidance of harpist Marie-Pierre Langlamet. An experienced orchestral player, she has performed and toured extensively under the baton of renowned conductors such as Kirill Petrenko, Daniel Harding, Zubin Mehta, Sir Simon Rattle and Christian Thielemann, amongst others.
Noelia is in high demand as a soloist and has been featured at the Proms at St Jude's Festival in London, Harp on Wight Festival, Rassegna dell'Arpa Viggianese, and frequently enjoys playing solo recitals for a large and varied range of audiences. Equally at home as a chamber musician, she performs with various ensembles around Europe and has appeared at the Philharmonie in Berlin, Cadogan Hall in London, and the National Auditorium of Music in Madrid.
She made her concerto debut in 2016 alongside the Orchestra of Valencia, and notable solo performances include Mozart's Flute and Harp Concerto as part of Madrid Symphony Orchestra's 'Proyecto Talentos' and most recently, H. Renié's Harp Concerto in C minor with Trinity Laban's Symphony Orchestra in London.
Born in Spain, Noelia started learning the harp at the age of six and two years later began her studies with Ana Martínez at the Professional Conservatoire of Music of Valencia. She completed her studies there in 2016, obtaining Professional Music Prizes in Harp and Chamber Music, and the Scholarship Prize of the RSEAPV.
She has recently graduated with a first class Bachelor in Music with honours from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, where she studied with Prof. Gabriella Dall'Olio and Frances Kelly. She was also awarded the 2019 John Marson Harp Prize for Outstanding Musicianship and was generously supported as a Gladys Bratton, Rosamund Mott, AIE Spain and Trinity College London Scholar. From October 2020, Noelia will be continuing her Masters studies at the Universität der Künste in Berlin with harpist Marion Ravot.
Paul Meyer is not only one of the outstanding clarinetists worldwide and performs regularly with the major orchestras in Europe and the USA, in the Far East and Australia, since 1988 he has also worked internationally as a conductor alongside his solo career. He is the founder of the Orchester de Chambre d'Alsace, was assistant to John Crewe at the Northern Junior Philharmonic in England and was appointed Associate Chief Conductor of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra by Myung Whun Chung in 2007, whose international profile he has above all with a French repertoire and works by Roussel, Dukas and Saint-Saëns. Paul Meyer is a co-founder of the orchestra academy there for young artists. From 2009 to 2012, Paul Meyer was chief conductor of the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra and has since worked with well-known orchestras such as the Orchester Philharmonique de Radio France, the Orchester Philharmonique de Nice, l'Orchestre National de Bordeaux, the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Danish Symphony Orchestra or the China Philharmonic, his artistic work to date is on more than 50 CDs Documented recordings with leading labels, including DGG, Sony, RCA, EMI and Virgin; for this he was awarded numerous prizes such as Fono-Forum, Diapason d'Or, Choc du Monde de la Musique, Gramophon and Grammy Awards. His recordings as a conductor with the Camerata Padova (piano concerts by Mozart and Haydn with JM Luisada), with the Royal Philharmonique de Liège (works by Darius Milhaud) and the Brussels Philharmonic (works by Corigliano & Carter), with the Staatskapelle Weimar (cello concert by Elgar & Walton) as well as horn concerts from different epochs with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and the highly successful CD "Bolero de Meyer" with the Tokyo Kosei Orchestra. His series of Play & Conduct recordings with the Orchester de Chambre de Lausanne has won awards.
In the series of chamber orchestras previously conducted by Paul Meyer, only the following are mentioned: Orchester de Chambre de Paris, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Stockholm Cham-ber Orchestra, Prague Philharmonia, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and the Munich chamber Orchestra.
In 2012, the French state Paul Meyer awarded the highest cultural award of the "Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" for its musical achievements to date.
In autumn 2018, Paul Meyer was unanimously elected to succeed Johannes Schlaefli as the new chief conductor of the Chamber Orchestra Mannheim, in whose hands the artistic development of the traditional orchestra will lie from the 2019/2020 season.
Georg Matthias Monn (1717–1750)
Franz Xaver Richter (1709–1789)
Sinfonia a quattro C-Dur "La Melodia Germanica"
Johann Christian Wagenseil (1715–1777)
Elias Parish-Alvars (1808–1849)
Concertino für Harfe und Streicher op. 34
Victor Herbert (1859–1924)
Serenade für Streicher op. 12