IRENE sorozábal- voice
Adrián Moncada -Piano
With their new project Adrián and Irene present a musical reflection on their cultural roots. Rebolada is a voice and piano performance in which each of their musical histories converges in a common language between folklore, contemporary jazz and historical performance practice.
Pianist Adrián Moncada and singer Irene Sorozábal present a musical reflection about their cultural roots. Rebolada is a deconstruction of some of Spanish traditional cultural influences through a contemporary prism. Sounds and echoes of folkloric dances are intertwined with jazz harmonies and the surprising quality of free improvisation.
This Netherlands-based duo met during their studies at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. Adrián studied jazz and Irene studied recorder and historical singing. Their goal is to construct a cultural identity that embraces both the characteristics of our day and age and the moral of the stories coming out of the symbolism of folklore.
This project is in itself a sort of awakening; the rise of a forgotten folklore that leads the way into a personal and contemporary folklore
Rebolada performance during Encuentro 6 in Splendor Amsterdam:
Rebolada plays "Ronda" in Encuentro 6 in Splendor, Amsterdam
Adrián Moncada is an Amsterdam based pianist and composer originally from Madrid, Spain. He started this studies in the Netherlands in 2014, and graduated Cum Laude from the jazz performance program at CvA in 2020. During his time in NL he received lessons and masterclasses from musicians like Brad Mehldau, Gerald Clayton, Harmen Fraanje, Rob van Bavel, Karel Boehlee and Franz von Chossy.
He has participated in various prestigious competitions such as: Keep an Eye The Records Competition, Dutch Jazz Competition, and Leiden Jazz Award
His main projects are: Adrián Moncada 6tet, with which he is released his debut album in March 2021, and Adrián Moncada with strings.
In addition to his own projects, he is a sought after piano player as a sideman in some of the upcoming young bands in the Netherlands, such as: Liquid Identities, Noneto Desconcertante, Garden Crack with Michael Moore, Marta Arpini Pocket Orchestra, Mehmet Polat Quartet, Chai Masters, Irene Sorozábal K U R K U M A and REBOLADA.
More information about these bands and their recordings in: https://www.adrian-moncada.com
Irene Sorozábal is a Spanish recorder player and mezzosoprano based in Amsterdam. She studies a master in Historical Singing with Xenia Meijer in the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. She obtained her Recorder Bachelor degree in the same conservatory in 2018 with Erik Bosgraaf. She attends masterclasses with Margreet Honig, Emma Kirkby, Rebecca Stewart and Harmen Fraanje among others.
Irene has performed Early Music, Classical and Contemporary music in festivals like Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Amsterdam Fringe Festival and Zürcher Theaterspektakel among others. She collaborates with ensembles like the Royal Wind Music, Nieuwe Philarmonie Utrecht and Musica Temprana.
Her artistic creation is enriched by other performing disciplines like dance, improvisation and theatre which Irene integrates in her work through collaborations with creators like Rubber Bodies, Abhishek Thapar, Current Space and Moving Strings.