Begegnungen III

Fabia Mantwill Orchestra

An emotional concert experience between jazz and film music, which takes the listener on a musical journey through the most diverse cultures and regions of the world.
Impressionistic at times, gentle, then dance-like and groovy again, the Fabia Mantwill Orchestra impressively tells musical stories inspired by special corners of this earth. The Fabia Mantwill Orchestra is a young and unconventional crossover orchestra, combining a chamber orchestra with a jazz large ensemble. Under the motto Encounters, FMO stages a multifaceted cross-genre concert experience that takes the listener on a special journey through the most diverse cultures and regions of the world. This time we will travel to Ghana, Nepal, Tanzania and France. Passion, respect and emotionality as well as artistic quality are the focus of the international Fabia Mantwill Orchestra. Fantastically they combine different cultural influences and build a bridge between classical music, jazz and film music.

Background Fabia Mantwill:
The saxophonist, vocalist and composer is already one of the established greats in the German jazz scene - and with a pronounced international impact. She has already written for the Metropole Orkest (NL) under the direction of Vince Mendoza and feat. Becca Stevens. In November 2018 the premiere of her orchestral work Sasa ndio Sasa took place at the Elbphilharmonie, where she simultaneously appeared as composer, conductor and soloist. In 2017 Fabia Mantwill was selected to participate in the International Workshop for Jazz and Creative Music at the Banff Center in Canada, conducted by Vijay Iyer and Tyshawn Sorey. In 2016 she was awarded the Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead Residency by the John F. Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts. She has performed at the Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.) and the Apollo Theater (New York) and toured China, India, Brazil, West Africa, Canada, USA & Europe. Since 2019 she has conducted her own interdisciplinary concert series in Berlin under the title ART.IST, to which she regularly invites international guest musicians and artists.