The famous singer Analia Selis will perform on July 31, starting at 7 pm, at Thalia Hall in Sibiu, besides one of the best string quartets in the world, ConTempo, as part of the “ICon Arts Celebrates!”, the organizers announced.
The program of the evening will include classical and contemporary works, much Argentinean tango and surprise moments.
Analia Selis was born in Argentina. She started singing from the first memories of her life. She performed in children’s and teenager’s choirs. In the year 1998, she gained the “Music Trainer Degree” at the Music University of San Miguel de Tucuman (Argentine), and in the year 2002, she gained a “Diploma în Vocal Performance” at “Longy School of Music” (Boston, USA). While being in the US, the yearning for Argentine led Analia on an unexpected road in her music life, towards Argentinean and Latin American folklore music. In US, she also met the appreciated Romanian cellist Răzvan Suma, and that moment changed her life. The artist moved to Romania.
Throughout her career, Analia performed numerous shows throughout the country, in Romania’s most important performance halls, the Palace Hall, the National Theatre, the Polyvalent Hall, the Radio Hall and halls of philharmonics all over the country. She sang live and made recording sessions at Romania’s most important radio and TV stations and was opening act to concerts by Buena Vista Social Club, Juanes, Natalie Imbruglia and Septeto National de Cuba.
“Last year, the singer started the collaboration with Argentinean pianist Mariano Castro (member of the famous tango band Narcotango), and presented the Romanian audience a various repertoire, from Latino-American folklore to tango. Also in the year 2014, Analia started out on a different music path, that brought Argentine closer – the road of tango. She debuted in the art of tango with the national tour “Do you like tango?”, together with cellist Razvan Suma and Argentinean guitarist Julio Santillan, a tour she resumed in May – June 2015, because of the success she enjoyed from behalf of the audience”, according to Agerpres.
Nicknamed “the ABBA of classical music”, the Ireland National Television and Radio Broadcaster quartet ConTempo is the central artist of the ICon Arts 2015 festival, scheduled during July 24 – August 1, in Sibiu. Considered one of the best in the world, the quartet is the central figure of the second edition of the “Celebrates!” series, that intends to bring each time a new appreciated cultural personality of the moment, as the main figure of the festival.
Founded in 1995, while its members were students of the Music University in Bucharest, the ConTempo quartet has become one of the most appreciated string quartets nowadays. They studied along with the most appreciated string quartets in the world, such as Amadeus, Alban Berg, Tokyo, Emerson, Hagen and Quartetto Italiano. After ten years of artistic residence in the city Galway, in 2013, based on an audition held all over Europe, ConTempo won the selection for the RTE residence, and became the string quartet of the Ireland National Television and Radio Broadcaster.
The tickets to the festival cost from RON 10 to 15 and may be purchased in the Eventim network, in Humanitas book shops and in the Domo, Germanos, Orange and Vodafone stores