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Royal Conservatoire Antwerp

Alumnus premieres in Q. Elisabeth Hall

This piece "Ensaio para um s. joão" by Carlos Brito Dias, alumnus composition in 2014, post-graduation 2015 and currently Phd-student, was written between July 2016 and February 2017, as part of SoundMine (International course for composition with Wim Henderickx, Diederik Glorieux and Jorrit Tamminga) in Neerpelt. In this piece of approximately 3 minutes, traditional elements from Braga’s Festival of St. John (June the 24th) were used and reinterpreted. It was premiered on the 24th May 2017 at the Koningin Elisabethzaal, in Antwerp, by Antwerp Symphony Orchestra and Wim Henderickx as well as 7 other pieces by alumni of the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp: Jasper Charlet, Bram Rooses, Noah Senden, Michaël Denis, Vigdis Elst, Saskia Venegas and Fabio Videira.