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Monica Germino & Julia Wolfe acknowledging Frank van der Weij (sound design), after the US premiere of With a blue dress on at the Bang on a Can Marathon
Monica Germino & Frank van der Weij in the spotlight:

Reviewers’ Choices for Best Musical Events of 2013
  • "In a program for violin and electronics at the Austrian Cultural Forum, Amsterdam-based Monica Germino showed the power of savvy programming, with Frank van der Weij using technology about as perfectly as it gets." 
The New York Times: Monica Germino Puts Electronics and Violin Together, and Myriad Sounds Ensue
  • "…an arresting duality of sound and image...psychologically dark and unsettling...tapped, stomped, played, hummed and sang...gloriously free and wild fiddle tantrum…virtuosity and mischief-making...sonic wizardry...astonishingly rich...virtuosic violin line...binary fire-engine siren...electronic fireworks...affecting vulnerability…"
The Strad: Sophistication and showmanship
  • "…Germino gave a veritable masterclass on the use of violin and electronics, packed with sophistication and showmanship....a violinist who leaves no elements to chance...electronics wizard Frank van der Weij"
READ MORE about Julia Wolfe's relentless and ravishing With a blue dress on
"...a gloriously free and wild fiddle tantrum in which virtuosity and mischief-making went hand in hand." - 
The New York Times
" amazing tour de force of progressive fiddling and paraphrasing." - The Glass
"…Germino was awe-inspiring...the sound design by Frank van der Weij was just right…..a major work for solo violin (expecting the violinist to sing)...definitely one of the highlights of the concert..."

Watch: Bang on a Can Marathon
About the Marathon:
For more press about Monica & Frank's shows: click here
February 3-9, 2014: guest artist in residence at the Boston Conservatory's New Music Festival, teaching and performing with faculty and students. Concerts run from February 6-9. For more details, see the Boston Conservatory website.

Saturday, February 8 at 8 PM: the first Boston performance of Louis Andriessen's La Girò, with guest soloist Monica Germino (violin/voice) & the Boston Conservatory New Music Festival Orchestra, Eric Hewitt conducting.
Monica Germino, Violectra (electric violin), performing Zuidam's BOSCH REQUIEM

Watch online: NTR (Dutch National Television)
Watch clip: Agnus Dei

  • "a stunning rock solo by electric violinist Monica Germino..."  -NRC Handelsblad
  • " if Jimmy Page or another past guitar God appeared..." -De Volkskrant
25 March 2014, 20:30
Monica Germino, violin/voice, Frank van der Weij, sound design
Presented by a great advocate of new music in the Netherlands: De Link
venue: Het Cenakel, Tilburg (NL)
Collaboration with Kate Moore on new works for violinist and sound designer

Besides the premiere of Vessels (2014) in Washington, D.C., look out for the premiere of a major work in fall 2013. Details TBA!
Trailer from the premiere of Louis Andriessen's La Girò
Monica Germino - violin/voice, London Sinfonietta, David Atherton, conductor
April 6-13, 2014: 
Andriessen Festival in Washington, D.C.

The Washington Post's Preview about the Festival
Check out the entire festival for a range of great concerts!
Later this spring:
May 8, 2014: Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam
Louis Andriessen: La Passione
Cristina Zavalloni & Monica Germino, soloists
Asko|Schönberg, Reinbert de Leeuw, conductor

May 2014: Angelica Festival in Bologna, Italy, with Cristina Zavalloni & Andrea Rebaudengo
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photo Monica & Frank: Elisabeth Melchior. Other photos: Tom Steenland & various friends
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Monica Germino is represented by Madigan New Music, New York City

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