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Leif Ove Andsnes
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(April 21, 2011 – Ojai, California) – To ensure vitality and diversity in programming across Festivals, the Ojai Music Festival welcomes a new music director each year. As the Ojai Music Festival anticipates the upcoming 65th Festival (June 9 – 12, 2011) with Music Director Dawn Upshaw, the Festival’s 2012 Music Director Leif Ove Andsnes announced his key artistic collaborators for the 2012 Festival.
Renowned as a pianist, Leif Ove Andsnes has had a rich experience curating festivals, most recently in New York’s Carnegie Hall, where Norway’s Risør Chamber Music Festival, for which Mr. Andsnes served as co-artistic director for nearly two decades, was in residence. For the 2012 Ojai Music Festival (June 7-10), Mr. Andsnes and Artistic Director Thomas W. Morris are shaping a program that fully reflects Mr. Andsnes’ artistic collaborations, the range of repertoire he loves, as well as a unique programming style that has infused his own festival in Risør. The 2012 Ojai Music Festival will include seven programs, each distinctive in their extreme eclecticism, both in repertoire and in the combinations of artists and performing forces. Joining Mr. Andsnes will be his long-time artistic colleagues – the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, mezzo-soprano Christianne Stotijn, frequent piano partner Marc-Andre Hamelin, conductor/composer Reinbert DeLeeuw, virtuosic clarinetist Martin Frøst, and award-winning actress Barbara Sukowa, who mesmerized Ojai audiences in 2008 with the west coast premiere of Michael Jarrell’s Cassandre. Additional programming details for the 2012 Ojai Music Festival will be announced in the fall.
Artistic Director Thomas W. Morris revealed the artists who will serve in the coming years as Festival music directors, including choreographer Mark Morris (2013) and pianist Jeremy Denk (2014).
Leif Ove Andsnes photo by Simon Folwer