Videostill Hans Hijmering
Maria Alejandra Castro Espejo is a is a Peruvian/ Dutch composer with a great passion for contemporary music. She aims to touch her audience in an idiom that is contemporary with an emphasis on melody and rhythmic energy.
"...her music is intriguing from the outset, with many skilfully mixed timbres of harp, guitar, cello, violin and percussion, and cunningly fanning out harmonies.” Frits van der Waa, De Volkskrant, 11-12-2015
!Viva la Vida!
Dramatic song cycle
for soprano and ensemble
Commissioned by Sinfonietta VivazzA
10 May, Karl Rahner Akademie, Colonne (try out)
12 May, Kulturbunker Colonne Mülheim
15 May, Palais Wittgenstein, Düsseldorf