16 June 2012

Night of the Unexpected in London

16 June, 8.00pm - 11.00pm

Night of the Unexpected in London

Monica Germino
Frank van der Weij
Joel Ryan
Evan Parker
Han Bennink
& much more

Bishopsgate Institute
London, UK

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

23 NOVEMBER, 22.00

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
Huddersfield, UK

World premieres
Catherine Kontz, Arnoud Noordegraaf

UK premieres David Dramm, Donnacha Dennehy, Julia Wolfe

This program is co-produced by the Gaudeamus Foundation & the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival & made possible with support from: Eduard van Beinum Foundation, Fonds Podiumkunsten (Performing Arts Fund NL) & STEIM

FRONTIERS Plus Festival

In residence at the FRONTIERS Plus Festival, Birmingham, UK

17 March, 19:30

Monica Germino, violin
Michaela Riener, voice
with faculty and students from the Birmingham Conservatoire

A range of Andriessen's solo and chamber works Louis Andriessen: Letter from Cathy, Le Voile du Bonheur, Shopping List of a Poisoner, Xenia, and other works.

Igor Stravinsky: The Owl and the Pussycat

Immediately following the event: informal post-concert discussion with the audience

19 March, 19:00

Monica Germino, violin
Michaela Riener, voice
with Thallein Ensemble

Daniele Rosina

Paul Newland: shellac (world premiere)

Louis Andriessen: M is for Mozart, La Passione

Adrian Boult Hall
Birmingham Conservatoire

15 February 2008

UK press for plugged & unplugged

Monica Germino's newest solo show plugged & unplugged received rave reviews in the UK press.

Her virtuosity was exhilarating...American-born, Netherlands-based, she is a young, striking presence whose recital was an integrated mixed-media event."

The Sunday Times (UK)

...Huddersfield's real stars are its performers, as further demonstrated by the dazzling violinist Monica Germino...

The Observer (UK)

Monica Germino, a vividly personable player on the electric and normal violin, works with a sound engineer to transform her violin at one moment into a colossally deep double bass, the next into a wailing electric guitar...

The Daily Telegraph (UK)

(In) the rest of her clever, enjoyable programme (plugged & unplugged), Bach shook hands with gutsy display pieces by Louis Andriessen and Heiner Goebbels and the curdled harmonies and screeches of Michael Gordon’s Industry.

The Times (UK)

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, UK

Monica Germino

Creator & composer
Nicholas Brown

The Soul Finds Rest in Unity: a new live installation-performance in a domestic environment with sound, video & micro-performances

Times & location TBA - please check the website:

16 November, 21.00

Night of the Unexpected

Roland Speckle and Graham McKenzie

Featuring Charlemagne Palestine, Alvin Curran, Monica Germino, Edwin van der Heide, Rhodri Davies & Ko Ishikawa, Evan Parker & Joel Ryan, Staalplaat Soundsystem, [rout], Niels Meliefste and many more...

Monica Germino performs Michael Gordon's Industry, for adapted violin and electronics

Bates Mill
The Blending Shed
Huddersfield, UK

The Night of the Unexpected is a one-night festival, an experience, an evening full of surprises...a statement about current developments in new music...showcases cutting edge techniques and international approaches to sound...

17 November, 16.00

Monica Germino, violin / electric violin Frank van der Weij, sound

Solo program
plugged & unplugged
for violin, adapted acoustic violin, electric violin, voice, soundtrack, effects, movement, light and installation

Jacob ter Veldhuis, J.S. Bach, Louis Andriessen, Heiner Goebbels, Nick Williams (WORLD PREMIERE), Nicholas Brown, Michael Gordon

Studio 2, Huddersfield, UK

Produced by HCMF/Supported by Foundation for the Performing Arts in The Netherlands



Louis Andriessen: La Passione

22 November, 19.30

Louis Andriessen: La Passione, double concerto for voice & violin

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Clark Rundell

Cristina Zavalloni, vocals
Monica Germino, violin

10 May 2006

Marlies Dekkers

Guest artist in Marlies Dekkers' latest show

London, England