Stephany Ortega

Stephany Ortega

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February 12th, 2025 - 20:00

Stephany Ortega Trio: "ASTOR PIAZZOLLA: Tango Passion! "

W:Halll - Brussels, Belgium

November 9th, 2024 - 20:00

Stephany Ortega Trio: "ASTOR PIAZZOLLA: Tango Passion! "

Escher Theater - Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

October 25th, 2024 - 20:00

Stephany Ortega Trio: "ASTOR PIAZZOLLA: Tango Passion! "

Mierscher Kulturhaus - Mersch, Luxembourg

October 24th, 2024 - 20:00

Stephany Ortega Trio: "ASTOR PIAZZOLLA: Tango Passion! "

Mierscher Kulturhaus - Mersch, Luxembourg

October 10th, 2024 - 19:00

Stephany Ortega Trio: "ASTOR PIAZZOLLA: Tango Passion! " | ALBUM RELEASE

Trifolion - Echternach, Luxembourg

May 12th, 2024 - 16:00

Stephany Ortega Trio: "ASTOR PIAZZOLLA : Tango Passion!"

Maison Camille Kerger - Hellange, Luxembourg

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Stephany Ortega

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"...Ms. Ortega is an extremely gifted coloratura soprano with a warm, powerful, and flexible sound, vey true intonation with seemingly little effort, and an immediacy of expressiveness that engaged the listener every moment."  New York Concert Review at Carnegie Hall (2017).

Stephany Ortega is a Dominican-Luxembourger classical and pop singer (soprano), pianist, composer, and choir conductor. Her repertoire ranges from Baroque to modern music including opera, Lied, contemporary music, musical theatre, jazz, and pop music. Thoroughly active on the international scene, she has made appearances throughout China, Europe, the USA, and the Caribbean, in venues such as the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Philharmonie in Luxembourg, L'Arsenal in Metz, El Ateneo in Madrid and the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels.  As a soloist she has sung with the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Gast Waltzing, the Symphonic Orchestra of Santo Domingo conducted by José Antonio Molina, the contemporary music ensemble United Instruments of Lucilin, the Royal Symphonic Band of the Belgian Guides conducted by Yves Segers, and the Luxembourg Military Band in the presence of the Hereditary Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, among others.

Furthermore, she has covered roles in several operatic productions including "Rinaldo" by Haendel (Almirena), "Die Zauberflöte" by Mozart (Papagena), "Cavalleria Rusticana" by Mascagni (a Lady), and, most recently, "The Hogboon" by Peter Maxwell Davies, performed with the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Karina Canellakis. 

In the fields of dance and theatre, she has collaborated with the choreographers Anu Sistonen, Annick Pütz, Ning Xi, and Kevin Polak, as well with as stage directors including Frank Hoffmann, Tomo Sugao, Jenny Beacraft, and Carole Lorang. She also shared the stage with the Oscar-winning actor Maximilian Schell at the Ruhrfestspiele in Recklinghausen and at the Grand Theatre of Luxembourg.

She has been honoured with several distinctions, including a nomination by the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) for her second album "American Soul: from Broadway to Paris", the Silver Prize at the Manhattan International Music Competition, the Servais Prize awarded by the Belgian Ministry of Culture, the Vindelinck and Lerminiaux Prizes conferred by the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, three nominations as an "Artist who excels abroad" and one as a "Lyric Artist of the Year" by the Dominican Soberano Prizes, two nominations by the Dominican Emigrant Prize Mr. Oscar de la Renta, and a Bronze Medal at the Jeunes Solistes European Competition.  She has also been distinguished as a Cultural Ambassador of Luxembourg by Maison Moderne. 

From 2014 to 2022, she formed the DUO ROSA together with pianist Léna Kollmeier. In 2016, they launched their first album "Return" (Etcetera Records) at the Philharmonie Luxembourg, and went on a promotional tour with over 25 concerts in Europe, the USA, and the Caribbean. In 2019, they released the ICMA-nominated album "American Soul: from Broadway to Paris" (Hänssler Classic) featuring art songs, Broadway melodies, and cabaret tunes. 

Recently, she has just created a new ensemble called "STEPHANY ORTEGA TRIO", composed of Belgian accordionist Christophe Delporte, and French double bass player Adrien Tyberghein. The trio has just recorded the soprano's third CD: "Astor Piazzolla: Tango Passion!", which will be released in 2024. 

Ortega graduated with honours and holds a Master of Arts in voice from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. She has obtained diplomas in voice, piano, choir conducting, and jazz dance at the Luxembourg Conservatory, as well as a Bachelor in Music from the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo where she graduated magna cum laude. She is a former professor at the Conservatory of the North and at the European Institute of Choral Singing, both in Luxembourg. She currently teaches classical singing at the Luxembourg Conservatory, and pop/rock singing at the Echternach Music School in Luxembourg.

Languages: Spanish, English, French, Italian, German, and Luxembourgish.

STEPHANY ORTEGA TRIO

Stephany Ortega
soprano
Christophe Delporte
accordion & bandoneon
Adrien Tyberghein
double bass

"ASTOR PIAZZOLLA : Tango Passion!" New Album: Release in 2024!

The « Stephany Ortega Trio »  is an ensemble composed by soprano Stephany Ortega, accordionist and bandoneonist Christophe Delporte, and double bassist Adrien Tyberghein. Their goal: to create a captivating and original symbiosis between classical and popular music.

Astor Piazzolla: Tango Passion!

Astor Piazzolla, one of the most famous composers of the last century and creator of « Tango Nuevo », is honored in this recital. His music is so varied, with its surprising sonorities and rich rhythms, that his work is an inexhaustible source of emotion and sensuality, and his compositions are enjoyed by all generations.

The Stephany Ortega Trio's eclectic line-up and original arrangements allow Piazzolla's songs to navigate between classical, popular and contemporary music, with a touch of pop and electronica that blends wonderfully with Stephany's lyrical yet modern voice. Together, they have created an authentic and passionate program of the most beautiful ‘tango canción’ and ‘Milongas’.

After two critically acclaimed albums, «Return» and «American Soul: from Broadway to Paris» (Hänssler Classic), the latter nominated for an International Classical Music Award (ICMA), soprano Stephany Ortega continues to highlight her Latin American roots, bridging the gap between classical and popular singing. The trio is currently preparing the release of their album: « Astor Piazzolla : Tango Passion! » , to be launched in 2024.  With this recital, the « Stephany Ortega Trio » will introduce you, with charm and originality, to the extraordinary world of Astor Piazzolla's ‘Tango Nuevo’ !

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Le « Stephany Ortega Trio » est un ensemble composé par la soprano Stephany Ortega, l’accordéoniste et bandonéiste Christophe Delporte et le contrebassiste Adrien Tyberghein. Leur finalité : créer une symbiose, à la fois captivante et originale, entre la musique classique et populaire.

Astor Piazzolla: Tango Passion!

Astor Piazzolla, l’un des compositeurs les plus illustres du dernier siècle et créateur du « Tango Nuevo », est mis à l’honneur dans ce récital. Sa musique si variée, ses sonorités surprenantes, sa richesse rythmique, font de son œuvre une source inépuisable d’émotions et de sensualité, ses compositions débordent toutes les générations.

La formation éclectique des membres du « Stephany Ortega Trio », ainsi que ses arrangements originaux, permettent aux chansons de Piazzolla de naviguer entre la musique classique, populaire et contemporaine, avec une petite touche pop et électronique, qui se mélange merveilleusement avec la voix, à la fois lyrique et moderne, de Stephany. Ensemble, ils ont créé un programme authentique et passionné, composé des plus beaux ‘tango canción’ et ‘Milongas’.

Après deux albums salués par la critique, « Return » et « American Soul : from Broadway to Paris » (Hänssler Classic), ce dernier nominé aux International Classical Music Awards (ICMA), la soprano Stephany Ortega continue à mettre en valeur ses racines latino-américaines, en créant un pont entre le chant classique et populaire. Actuellement le trio prépare la sortie de leur album : « Astor Piazzolla : Tango Passion! », qui sera lancé en 2024.  Avec ce récital, le « Stephany Ortega Trio » vous fera découvrir, avec charme et originalité, l’univers extraordinaire du ‘Tango Nuevo’ d’Astor Piazzolla !

 

Discography

AMERICAN SOUL : from Broadway to Paris - 2019

Art songs, Broadway & cabaret songs | Stephany Ortega - soprano & Léna Kollmeier - piano | Nominee ICMA 2020

Hänssler Classic - iTunes - Amazon - Spotify

RETURN - 2016

Art songs from Europe & Latin America | Stephany Ortega - soprano & Léna Kollmeier - piano

Et’cetera Records - iTunes - Amazon - Spotify

 

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"I feel pretty" - Bernstein - American Soul : from Broadway to Paris
"El dulcero" - Lecuona - Return
"I got rythm" - Gershwin - American Soul : from Broadway to Paris