Salida del Sol
In the Costa del Sol
Salida del Sol
In the Costa del Sol
A Project’s second music and art festival, titled Salida del Sol II, will take place from the 1st to 8th of October, 2017. It will be held along the Costa del Sol, Spain, from Malaga to Marbella. Costa del Sol’s finest local acts will be joined by a gallery of visual and performing artists from around the world in a cauldron of creativity. Each night will herald a different concept, exploring both the traditional and contemporary through audible and visual artistry. We will perform in such established venues as the Don Carlos Hotel, Puente Romano, Panorama 187 and Heritage Resorts.
Vaz Des is a duo consisting of Sydney-based vocalist Olivia Clare Vasquez and producer Jess Deskovic that began in 2014. Vazquez combines her RnB and soul influenced singing style with Deskovic's electronic music production, to create a mix of various inspirations and genres.
Vaz Des combines elements of jazz, R&B and soul with electronica and trip-hop drawing influences from the likes of Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Mux Mool, and J Dilla. Both members are current students of the Australian Institute of Music. Vaz Des set out to bring the genres of soul and R&B to a more electronic platform by incorporating Olivia’s singing style and musical influences from Jess’s previous musical project, Polhov.
In 2014, the duo recorded of their first song, The Walls. Currently, they plan on recording more original music, in addition to producing covers of songs that have inspired them to create music.
Korean-Australian pianist, Young Kwon Choi performs internationally as a soloist and collaborative artist. A graduate of the Hochschule für Musik Graz and the Royal Academy of Music, he has won numerous competitions, including the 2012 ABC Young Performers Awards (Keyboard) and the Bosendorfer Competition Austria.
In the 2015 concert season, he performed as a soloist in many major concert houses, with tours across Australia, UK, Italy, France, Germany, Japan, Denmark and China, to much acclaim. As an ardent chamber musician, he is artistic director of the Seoul Chamber Collective and a member of Trio Bresciani.
Based in Seoul, Young performs regularly with major symphony orchestras, and is an active collaborative pianist working with principal players of leading orchestras in South Korea as well as soloists from the Korea National Opera.
Formed in 1988, The International Music Society (TIMS) is a four-part choir that has been singing on the Costa del Sol for over 25 years. Its extensive repertoire includes the popular songs of yesterday and today, selections from well known musicals and films, extracts from the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan, choruses from well known operas and many classical and sacred pieces.
Musical Director: Margaret Williams
Margaret Williams trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and from there became a professional singer under the name Margaret Norden. She was a finalist in the Kathleen Ferrier Awards and the National Federation of Music Societies Award and won a recital at the Wigmore Hall in London. Her career covered opera, oratorio and recitals and was later extended to cover lighter work in Summer Season, Pantomime and Cabaret. She taught singing at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London and the Central School of Dancing and Performing Arts in Norwich and had a large private teaching practice for over 30 years, working with groups of young singers as well as teaching privately. Having sung with the TIMS Choir for many years, she is now delighted to be their Musical Director.
Agatha Yim is a professional flautist, filmmaker, and photographer. Having completed a double bachelor degree in Music (Hon) and Creative Arts in 2007 at the University of Melbourne, she spent two years at the Australian National Academy of Music on a full scholarship under the guidance of Margaret Crawford. In 2010, she received generous support from the Ian Potter Cultural Trust and the Tait Memorial Trust to pursue a Masters of Music in Performance at the Royal Academy of Music in London, studying with Michael Cox.
During her time in London, Agatha combined her passion for film and music by presenting a sonic cross-platform project titled Speaking in Tones, in which she wrote, directed, composed and performed. Its highly-received premiere at Everyman Screen on the Green led to its acceptance as part of the 2012 London Bloomsbury Festival.
These days Agatha does a balancing act between her passions. Aside from teaching music or freelancing with the likes of MSO or the Royal Australian Airforce Band, Agatha organizes cross-platform projects, or behind a camera, making films and taking photos under Polyphonic Pictures.
Michael Dahlenburg is a cellist and conductor. He has performed extensively as a chamber musician, most notably with Hamer Quartet, the first prize, audience prize and Musica Viva grand prize winners at the Asia Pacific Chamber Music Competition in 2009. He has given many performances as a soloist across Australia and abroad, including solo performances with Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Corpus Medicorum.
He has conducted the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra on numerous occasions over the years, including the 2015 season. As a member of conductor training by Symphony Australia, he has also conducted symphony orchestras across the Oceanic region, including the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. He has also conducted orchestral performances for education open days for ANAM, and numerous appearances with other ensembles including Corpus Medicorum, Melbourne Youth Music, State Music camp and community orchestras.
He was an Australian Chamber Orchestra Emerging Artist in 2008, and has since worked with ACO and ACO2. He is a core player with the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra and is a founding member of the Australian Octet.
Violinist Marisol Lee started learning violin at the age of five. She attended the Yewon Arts School and the Seoul Arts High School as the 'Sinsujeong Scholar.' She studied at the Seoul National University learning from Jong-Suk Lee, Sang-Hee Kwon, Mi-Kyung Lee, at the Hochschule fuer Musik und Theater Munich under the tutelage of Ingolf Turban and Maurice Hasson at the Royal Academy of Music where she graduated with first class honors.
She has received numerous prizes and awards. She is a laureate of the Max Rostal international competition in Germany, China International Competition in China, Windsor International Competiton in the UK and she was awarded the “Stennebruggen-Prize” as 'best soloist' in the Carl Flesh Academy in Baden-Baden, Germany. She has performed as soloist with numerous leading international orchestras including Beethoven Society Orchestra, Kammerakademie Orchester, Baden-Baden Philharmonie Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and most recently the Korea Chamber Orchestra with whom she will be touring Russia and the US as soloist.
She has played in masterclasses for Zakhar Bron, Maxim Vengerov, Igor Ozim, Daniel Hope, and Thomas Brandis. She has also participated in numerous festivals over the recent concert seasons, including the International Chamber Festival Miyazaki, Japan, Music Alp Festival in Seoul and Chamber Festival in Schaffhausen, Switzerland as Korean representative.