London Arte Chamber Orchestra
About London Arte Chamber Orchestra
London Arte Chamber Orchestra (LACO) The London Arte Chamber Orchestra is fully integrated by professional musicians with passion to deliver new music and great soloist opportunities focusing on performing a vast repertory and music from all periods and styles. Laco has recently been part of a vast and successful tour to 8 cities of China in September 2017 and has been invited to perform to China in 2018
Having only experienced it once, it is difficult to put my feelings, impressions, and thoughts from Brachetta’s string quartet, separated into three separate movements, into words. To some extent, what I can express will only be ‘general’, but… I thought it was wonderful. Structurally, the first movement grabbed me and took me on a fast-paced journey – it was frantic, confusing, violent and visceral. During the second movement, I felt a ‘drop’ in energy, a lull and a calming, but a false one –a mixture of emotions similar to the feeling one gets between a headache and the state of reverie as one wakes from a dream – damp, cloudy and nostalgic. Then the third movement picked up again. Revitalising and re-energising, it took me back to the first… almost. It was as if there was something slightly different – it was reminiscent of the first, but there had been a change, as if Fabricio had metamorphosed, had been unknowingly re-directed, by the events and concomitant emotions caused by those in the second movement. It felt like the first movement was Brachetta in his true element – hectic, passionate, excitable, frustrated… Then the nature and energy expressed in the ‘events’ of the second movement had changed (or were changing) him… almost as if he were caged – left ignored, drugged and sedated by the challenges and vicissitudes of everyday life. Then the cage door was opened. There was still the need and desire for self-expression, but it felt like there was a struggle within, that he was finding it impossible to absolve and release himself from the things that had changed and affected him… like after one loses a loved one, through death or separation… They have had an effect on one’s existence, and can never truly be deleted from the history of the soul. It felt that Brachetta’s natural spirit was most truly represented in the form of the cello – calm, authoritative, secure, but quiet… Like when one is truly relaxed, rested and without worry. The first violin felt like the movement and mood of his mind – powerful, chaotic but organised, directorial and communicative. The second violin and the viola felt like Brachetta’s insecurities and instabilities within himself and with the world around him, interrupting the truthful aspects and expressions of his individual self, and representing the elements of (his) life that cause doubt and anxiety. A fantastic piece of moving and challenging music! (STEPHEN PUCCI AT LONDON’S COMPOSERS GROUP-LONDON)
He is just 28 old, yet he has tasted success and knows how it feels to receive standing ovations by hundreds of people. Currently Boyan Ivanov is the only Bulgarian clarinettist in the UK. Captivating the hearts of the English, the young Bulgarian is now using his talent in an attempt to support those, who have had strokes or suffered brain injuries. On 28 January Boyan performed two clarinet concertos in one concert as a soloist of the London Arte Chamber Orchestra at St. Gabriel’s Church in Pimlico, London. The concert was a charity event donating all the funds raised to the Stroke Association. The idea belongs to Argentinean conductor Fabricio Brachetta, whose father has also had a stroke. Brachetta was stunned by Boyan’s talent when he heard him playing Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with the Dulwich Symphony Orchestra. He then decided it was the gifted Bulgarian musician, who could deliver a brilliant performance playing to a full house. Boyan Ivanov was born in Yambol. In his tender years he took piano lessons. He started playing clarinet at the Plovdiv Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts. In 2003 the clarinettist artist won third prize from the 2003 International Competition for French Music Performance.He has participated in the Master classes of Andrew Marriner (UK), Robert Spring (USA), Charles Neidich (USA), Reiner Wehle (Germany), Nicolas Balderou (France), Herve Cligniez (France). Boyan has played as a soloist and toured extensively throughout Europe and South Korea with several Bulgarian orchestras. In 2008/09 he studied with the Spanish virtuoso clarinettist, Joan Enric Lluna at Trinity College of Music, where he was Principal Clarinet of the Trinity Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, and played with Trinity Jazz Ensemble. He participated in the Young Janacek Philharmonic under the direction of Jan Latham Koenig in France. Later he was invited by Italian pianist Emilio Aversano to make his debut on the Italian stage with two concerts in Tropea and Pizzo. In 2010 Boyan got his Master Degree from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he was studying with Julian Farrell and Nick Carpenter, and was Principal Clarinet of the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra. The same year he received the Making Music Philip & Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists. For the time being he is the only Bulgarian musician, who has received this prestigious award. He plays regularly with Orion Symphony Orchestra and London Arte Chamber Orchestra.
“A fantastic night of moving and challenging music!. The orchestra shows a fantastic balance and understanding of the classic repertoire. Anahit Chaushyan was superb performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto 27 with London Arte Chamber Orchestra