Selim Aykal

Selim Aykal

Selim Aykal (1. Solo-Fagottist) wurde in der Türkei geboren und erhielt seine erste Ausbildung am staatlichen Konservatorium in Istanbul. 1992 begann er sein Studium an der Hochschule für Musik in Detmold bei Prof. Helmar Jung, das er 1998 bei Prof. Klaus Thunemann an der Musikhochschule »Hanns Eisler« Berlin fortsetzte. Er ist Preisträger verschiedenster Wettbewerbe: u. a. des Festival de la Musique de Toulon, des Japan Wind and Percussion Competition, des Concours International d´Execution Musicale sowie des 48th International Music Competition »Prager Frühling«.

1997|1998 war Selim Aykal Solo-Fagottist der Bamberger Symphoniker. Er gab Konzerte u. a. unter Horst Stein, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Herbert Blomstedt, Christof Eschenbach, Ingo Metzmacher und Antonio Pappano. Außerdem gastierte er mit den Berliner Philharmonikern, dem Bayerische Staatsorchester, den Münchener Philharmoniker, der Camerata Salzburg, dem Deutschen Symphonie Orchester, dem Hamburger Staatstheater. Solistisch arbeitete er mit der Mecklenburgischen Staatskapelle Schwerin, dem Prager Kammerorchester, dem Wiener Kammerorchester, den Berliner Symphonikern, dem Folkwang-Kammerorchester, dem Detmolder Kammerorchester und der Nordwestdeutschen Philharmonie.

Seit 1999 gibt er regelmäßig Meisterkurse in Kristiansand (Norwegen) und in Istanbul sowie 2008 in Peking. Seit 2007 bekleidet er einen Lehrauftrag am Staatlichen Konservatorium Istanbul sowie seit 2009 an der Musik Hochschule »Franz Liszt« in Weimar.

Selim Aykal ist seit 1999 Solo-Fagottist im Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin.



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Adventskalender im Foyer: Das 1. Fensterchen

Today in the foyer: "An American Christmas"
Favourite songs from North and South America
with Julie Wyma, Valeria Delmé and Jamison Livsey
5.00 p.m. / Rank foyer on the right
Duration: approx. 25 minutes / free admission

From the frosty north of Alaska to the southernmost tip of Chile, from Buenos Aires to New York City - the Advent season is celebrated across the entire American double continent. But there are huge differences in how Christmas is celebrated. This diversity is also reflected in the music that precedes and accompanies the festivities. While the Argentinian composer Ariel Ramírez takes up the lively rhythms of South American dances in his cantata "Navidad Nuestra" ("Our Christmas"), songs such as "White Christmas" or "I'll Be Home for Christmas" succeed in translating the contemplative into the popular in a unique way. Join sopranos Julie Wyma and Valeria Delmé and pianist Jamison Livsey on a journey through the musical realms on the other side of the Atlantic.

Julie Wyma comes from the USA and studied at the universities of Indiana, Missouri and Arizona. Numerous performances on the opera and concert stage have taken her throughout the USA and Europe. Since the 2021/22 season, she has been a member of the Deutsche Oper Berlin chorus as 1st soprano, where she not only sings in the major choral operas with her colleagues, but also takes on a solo role as La Conversa in SUOR ANGELICA. In addition to her work as a singer, Julie Wyma is also active as a singing teacher, costume designer and director.

Valeria Delmé was born in Buenos Aires and gained her first musical experience at an early age, including as a soloist in the children's chorus of the Teatro Colón. This was followed by further opera performances on various stages in Argentina and training at the Conservatorio Superior de Música "Manuel de Falla" before she began performing regularly in Germany in 2017. Valeria Delmé now sings as 2nd soprano in the chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

The pianist and conductor Jamison Livsey studied at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 2016, he conducted a premiere of TURN OF THE SCREW in Tel Aviv. He has worked as a répétiteur with conducting engagements at many opera companies, including Minnesota Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Sarasota Opera, Opera Cleveland, Anchorage Opera, Opera in Williamsburg, Toledo Opera, Sugar Creek Symphony and Song, Pine Mountain Music Festival and Opera North. He has also appeared with these opera companies as a harpsichordist and orchestral pianist with a repertoire ranging from Monteverdi and Rossini to the present day. He has worked as a guest conductor at Opera Santa Barbara. He is also active as a Lied accompanist, including for Vivica Genaux. At the Deutsche Oper Berlin, he works as a répétiteur in the chorus.