opia


Ensemble for contemporary Interpretation of Early Music | Medieval and Renaissance


Eva Leonie Fegers | Alina Loewenich | Fabio Kapeller

opia unites three musicians in search of tonal diversity, rhythmical finesse and experimental joy - Eva Leonie Fegers, Recorders, Renaissance-Flute and Voice, Alina Loewenich, Recorders and Fabio Kapeller, Percussion

After several years of collaboration in various constellations, the three musicians founded the ensemble in the spring of 2019. In April they already reached the final of the Tel Aviv Recorder Competition (under the name golden square). In July they won the 2nd Prize at the Concorso di Musica Antica "Maurizio Pratola ", L'Aquila (IT). The Vienna-based ensemble deals intensively with the lively, historical interpretation of medieval and renaissance music. 

So far they have performed in Austria, Italy and Israel. In the summer of 2019 they performed at the renowned Grafenegg Festival (AUT) and took part at Sweet Spot. on the Bavarian Radio.


 

members

Alina Loewenich

The recorder player Alina Loewenich dedicates herself as a soloist and ensemble player to Early Music and to Contemporary Music. The cities Cologne and Vienna currently form the environment for her artistic and musical work.

 
Eva Leonie Fegers

Eva Leonie Fegers

Eva Leonie Fegers is a musician living in Vienna – recorder and renaissance-traverso player, singer, music teacher and artistically creative artist.

 
FabioKapeller

Fabio Kapeller

Fabio Kapeller is a percussionist and project manager based in Vienna, Austria.

listen

Giuseppe Giamberti (1600 - 1662) - Trombetta

from: Duo Tessuti con diversi Solfeggiamenti, Scherzi, Perfidie et Oblighi

opia

Eva Leonie Fegers & Alina Loewenich | recorders

Fabio Kapeller | percussion

living room sessions Vol. I

early music in the cosy atmosphere of a living room

Vienna, 2019

 

Trotto

(Italy, 14th Century)

opia

Eva Leonie Fegers & Alina Loewenich - recorders

Fabio Kapeller - percussion

live at Israel Conservatory Tel Aviv

April, 2019

 

Eva Leonie Fegers & Alina Loewenich - Diminutions about Ciaconna in G

opia

Eva Leonie Fegers | recorder & voice

Alina Loewenich | recorder

Fabio Kapeller | percussion

living room sessions Vol. I

early music in the cosy atmosphere of a living room

Vienna, 2019

 

watch 

Giuseppe Giamberti (1600 - 1662) - Ballo del Mantua

from: Duo Tessuti con diversi Solfeggiamenti, Scherzi, Perfidie et Oblighi

opia

Eva Leonie Fegers & Alina Loewenich - recorders

Fabio Kapeller - percussion

live at Israel Conservatory Tel Aviv

April, 2019

Lamento di Tristano

(Italy, 14th Century)

opia

Eva Leonie Fegers & Alina Loewenich | recorders

Fabio Kapeller | percussion

living room sessions Vol. I

early music in the cosy atmosphere of a living room

Vienna, 2019

Trotto

(Italy, 14th Century)

opia

Eva Leonie Fegers & Alina Loewenich - recorders

Fabio Kapeller - percussion

live at Israel Conservatory Tel Aviv

April, 2019

Eva Leonie Fegers & Alina Loewenich - Diminutions about Ciaconna in G

opia

Eva Leonie Fegers | recorder & voice

Alina Loewenich | recorder

Fabio Kapeller | percussion

living room sessions Vol. I

early music in the cosy atmosphere of a living room

Vienna, 2019

Giuseppe Giamberti (1600 - 1662) - Trombetta

from: Duo Tessuti con diversi Solfeggiamenti, Scherzi, Perfidie et Oblighi

opia

Eva Leonie Fegers & Alina Loewenich | recorders

Fabio Kapeller | percussion

living room sessions Vol. I

early music in the cosy atmosphere of a living room

Vienna, 2019

impressions

copyright: Rita Johanna Sammer

 

upcoming events

November 2019 - Ö1 Kunstsonntag: Radiosession

December 2019 - Christmasconcerts in Vienna (AUT)

- living room concert: Recorder Sessions, Vienna (AUT)

January/February 2020 - Concerts in North Rhine Westphalia (Germany)

 

past events

 

curriculum vitae

Eva Leonie Fegers, born in 1987 in Mönchengladbach (GER), she discovered her passion for music very early: She received her first recorder lessons at the age of five. She studied recorder and music education with Dorothee Oberlinger, Mozarteum, Salzburg, Bart Coen and Bart Spanhove, LUCA School of Arts, Leuven and Carsten Eckert, University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna. In addition, she also studied classical singing with Otto Rastbichler and Traverso with Gertraud Wimmer. She graduated all her studies with distinction.

Eva Leonie Fegers has won prizes at numerous competitions, including the first prize at the Moeck/SRP Solo Recorder Playing Competition in 2011 and the third prize along with a ‘Förderpreis’ at the 15th International Music Competition OSAKA. In addition, she has been supported by the Nordrheinwestfälischen Sparkassen, the Senioren-Union NRW, the Manfred Vetter-Stiftung, and has received the Zonta Musikpreis. She is a member of the Austrian broadcaster Ö1’s young talent scheme.

Eva Leonie Fegers has a strong commitment to chamber music and is a member of several early and contemporary music ensembles. In addition to opia, she is a member of various ensembles for early music, contemporary music and soundperformance, including Organic Opera, Duo F/F and Meta & Magnet.

She has performed with ensembles such as the Hofkapelle Münich, Ensemble 1700, La Folia Barockorchester, Synchron Stage Orchestra and the Tonkünstlerorchester Niederösterreich.

In addition, she gave concerts at numerous festivals, for instance the Porto Frank Fest (UKR), Festival Grafenegg (AUT), Wien Modern (AUT), Festival for Early Music Knechtsteden (GER), Bach-Festival Arnstadt (GER) and the Royal Greenwich International Early Music Festival (UK). She has performed live at the German and Austrian radio stations Bayrischer Rundfunk and Ö1.

Eva Leonie Fegers has taken part in masterclasses with, amongst others, Walter van Hauwe, Han Tol, Paul Leenhouts, Lorenzo Cavasanti, Kees Boeke, Matthias Weilenmann, Reinhard Goebel and Trevor Pinnock.

The teaching of music and the enthusiasm for the recorder are very important to Eva Leonie Fegers: In addition to her teaching activities, she also holds workshops on contemporary music with a recorder.


Alina Loewenich was born in Troisdorf (GER) in 1990. In 2015 she started her studies with Prof. Carsten Eckert at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Künste in Vienna and finished her concert diploma with distinction in summer 2019. Before, she studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne where she complemented her major in recorder with the Bachelor degree courses in Instrumental Pedagogy and Elementary Music Pedagogy, where she completed all three studies with distinction as well.

Alina Loewenich won numerous prizes in international competitions: As a soloist, she won the second prize at the Nordhorn Recorder Competition 2019 (GER) and together with the ensemble opia, she was awarded at both, the Tel Aviv Recorder Competition 2019 (ISR) as well as this years Concorso di Musica Antica „Maurizio Pratola“, L’Aquila (IT), a second prize.

Alina Loewenich has received a number of scholarships, such as by the Werner Richard – Dr. Carl Dörken Stiftung in 2015, presenting herself as a soloist together with the Französische Kammerphilharmonie in the concert series Sommer-Schlösser–Virtuosen (GER), as well as participating as a solo artist in the Christmas concerts together with the Folkwang Kammerorchester Essen (GER).

In addition, she gave concerts at numerous festivals, for instance the Festival for Early Music Cologne, the Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht, the Grafenegg Festival a.o. and has performed live on the German radio station WDR 3 „Tonart“.

Through masterclasses and additional lessons she was taught and influenced by Dorothee Oberlinger, Maurice Steger, Walter van Hauwe, Maurizio Pisati, Giovanni Antonini, Kristian Bezuidenhout and other specialists of historical performance practice and contemporary music.

In autumn 2019, Alina Loewenich will start the Master of Music in Interpretation of Contemporary Music at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne with Prof. Smeyers.


Fabio Kapeller, born 1990 in Vienna he started playing the drum set at the age of 8. A few years into his percussion studies, he switched to classical percussion and timpani and enrolled at the Music and Arts University of Vienna where he graduated with distinction in 2015.

Fabio Kapeller has been an enthusiastic ensemble musician for over 20 years. Apart from performing with orchestras, in percussion ensembles, in bands and in ensembles playing contemporary music, the interpretation of early music is particularly close to his heart.

The path to the music of opia began with Fabio Kapeller's self-study of Western calligraphy back in 2009 and led to a desire to engage more intensively with the art of these past times after listening to a gifted CD with music from the Renaissance.

Fabio Kapeller builds his own mallets, drums and effects instruments, which he also uses playing with opia.

 

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