Ensemble Nuanz

Photo: Sebastian Klein

In 2015 Nathanael Carré founded the Ensemble Nuanz together with musicians from the Stuttgart State Orchestra (Staatsorchester Stuttgart). They recorded in 2019 their first CD "Palette" highly acclaimed by the press.

Pictures from the recording of "Palette"

with the Label Ars-Produktion and the sound engineer Martin Rust,

recorded in February 2019 in the Immanuelskirche Wuppertal, Germany

Photos: Martin Rust

Evgeny Popov, violin

Russian violinist Evgeny Popov was born 1980 in Voronezh. After receiving his first violin education at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, Evgeny became a student of Professor Jacek Klimkiewicz at the Folkwang University in Essen. He received further important artistic impulses in masterclasses with well-known violinists such as Wolfgang Marschner and Irina Bochkova.

During his studies, Evgeny received a development grant from the Lions Club Niederrhein. During that time, he was an understudy at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein and concertmaster of the conservatory’s student orchestra.

Evgeny Popov won first prize at the Folkwang Competition and appeared in concert throughout Europe and Asia as well as on live radio broadcasts for Deutschlandradio and SWR 2.

In 2004 he became a permanent member of the Nuremberg Philharmonic Orchestra and later of the Stuttgart State Orchestra, where he is a section leader of the first violins.

Evgeny Popov is also in demand as a chamber music partner and performs internationally in various ensembles.

(Translation: Hannes Rox)

Alexander Jussov, violin

Alexander Jussov, b. 1988 in Kiev, Ukraine, studied at Karlsruhe’s University of Music and at the University of Arts in Berlin.

He appeared at the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, the Rheingau Music Festival, Musikfest Stuttgart and at the Konzerthaus in Berlin as a member of the Artevio Quartet. As a member of the Artevio Quartet, he was also the chamber music partner of Martin Stadtfeldt, Daniel Müller-Schott and of the Gewandhaus Quartet, among others. He has recorded for radio broadcast with German Radio. Alexander Jussov is a permanent member of the Stuttgart State Orchestra since 2015.

(Translation: Hannes Rox)

Jan Melichar, viola

Jan Melichar studied at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and from 2008 with Wolfram Christ at the University of Music in Freiburg. His studies were supported by sponsorship grants from the E.T.A. Hoffmann Foundation and by the Orchestra Academy of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra.

Jan Melichar has won prizes at several competitions, including second prize at the Beethoven’s Hradec International Music Competition and first prize at the National Competition of Czech Conservatories in Teplice.

Jan Melichar is a member of the Stuttgart State Orchestra since 2012 and associate principal viola since 2014.

(Translation: Hannes Rox)

Robin Porta, viola

Violist Robin Porta was born in Stuttgart. He completed his tonmeister studies at the University in Detmold while also studying viola with Mikhail Mouller and Christophe Desjardins. He went on to study in the Masters programme with Volker Jacobsen at the University of Music, Theatre and Media in Hanover.

As an honorary member of the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, Robin Porta was active on the programme committee and as an instructor during the orchestra’s group rehearsals.

Robin Porta was an academy member of the Staatskapelle Dresden. Since 2014 he is a member of the viola section of the Stuttgart State Orchestra.

His interest in the viola d’amore came about as a result of his regular performances as a stage musician.

(Translation: Hannes Rox)

Jan Pas, violoncello

Jan Pas (b. 1962 in Belgium) received his first instruction on the violoncello at the age of eight at the music school in Lokeren and won cello and chamber music prizes soon after. He later continued his studies with André Messens at the Royal Conservatory in Ghent, with Irene Güdel at the University of Music in Detmold, as well as with Prof. Wolfgang Böttcher.

Jan Pas was a prize winner of the Pro Civitate International Music Competition as well as of the Tenuto Competition of Belgian Radio and Television. He became solo cello with the Royal Opera House Orchestra in Brussels at the age of 17, and later with the National Theatre in Mannheim.

Jan Pas was hired as solo cellist of the Stuttgart State Orchestra in 1988 and is a permanent member of the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra since 1995. He regularly performs on concert stages in Belgium and abroad and has featured on several recordings, including an album with Friedrich Gulda’s Violoncello Concerto together with the SWR Orchestra Stuttgart.

Jan Pas plays a violoncello by Tomasso Balestrieri of Mantua from 1760.

(Translation: Hannes Rox)

Stefan Koch-Roos, double bass

In his day job, Stefan Koch-Roos is double bassist in the orchestra, but he also studied classical guitar for several years at the Lübeck Academy of Music after developing a special interest in the instrument. He later decided to embark on a career as an orchestra musician, and since 1989 he is associate principal double bassist with the Stuttgart State Orchestra.

As a guitarist, Stefan performs regularly on concert and operatic stages, so for example in passages from Il barbiere di Siviglia, Falstaff, La Juive, Wozzeck, and Moses and Aaron among others. Stefan Koch-Roos has performed both as a guitarist and double bassist for many years as a member of the Alt-Wiener Strauss Ensemble, the Asperger Kammersolisten, Trio Emanuel, and of the Klezmer Fantasies ensemble. Stefan also recorded a duo album entitled intermezzo eins together with violinist Roland Heuer.

After meeting Nestor Marconi, Stefan Koch-Roos began to study the Tango Argentino. This was followed by performances with the bandoneon player Luis Stazo as well as tango concerts with the pianist Juan José Chuquisengo, violinist Nina Karmon, Argentine pianist and composer Martín Palmeri, and vocalist Teresa Smolnik.

(Translation: Hannes Rox)

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