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About

Martina Menichetti is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, speaker, educator, music composer and arranger. As part of the Education department of the Philharmonie Luxembourg, she creates and curates a wide range of performances, music workshops and interactive participation projects for children, youngsters and adults. As a freelance educator and musician, she collaborates with a number of associations, schools and institutions on cultural projects.

She was born in Italy and grew up in Luxembourg. She obtained her diplomas in flute, piano and pedagogics at the Music Conservatories of Vienna, Maastricht and Esch-sur-Alzette. In addition, in Munich she studied media management and communication. After internships in stage direction at the Staatsoper and the Volksoper in Vienna, she directed operas for children and worked in concert production, managing hundreds of concerts in her 10 year professional live performance working experience. As a performer herself, her music genres range from pop to jazz, to musical theatre and scenic improvisation, and she specializes in folk music and performs with her group “Authentica”.

Biographie

Martina Menichetti est musicienne instrumentiste, chanteuse, présentatrice et créatrice de spectacles. Elle travaille dans le département Education de la Philharmonie Luxembourg. Elle est née en Italie et a grandi au Luxembourg. Elle a obtenu ses diplômes en flûte traversière, piano et pédagogie aux Conservatoires de musique de Vienne, Maastricht et Esch-sur-Alzette. En outre, à Munich elle a fait des études de gestion de médias et communication. Après des stages de mise en scène à la Staatsoper et à la Volksoper de Vienne, elle met en scène des opéras pour enfants et travaille dans la production de concerts. Elle est spécialisée en musique celtique-folk et se produit avec son groupe “Authentica”.

Biography

Martina Menichetti was born in Italy and grew up in Luxembourg. She accomplished her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in classical flute, piano, pedagogics and musicology/music theory in Luxembourg, Maastricht and Vienna, and studied Media and Communication Management at the Hochschule Fresenius in Munich. 

Classical music has been the main part of her education, but the genres of Pop, Jazz, Musical-Theatre, Folk and Irish Trad/Celtic music are part of her repertoire as well. She has performed onstage as singer and instrumentalist, among others, with the Luxembourgish Folk-group Dullemajik, artists such as Carlos Nunez and Dan ar Braz, and in various musical theatre productions and orchestras.

 

She has worked as assistant-director, stage manager, press and production assistant at the Lehár Festival Bad Ischl and held assistant-director internships at the Vienna State Opera and the Volksoper Vienna.
 

As a director, the operas she has staged are Mozart's “Cosi' fan tutte” at the Festwochen Gmunden Festival, Charpentier’s baroque opera “Actéon” in Graz, as well as stagings for children of Pergolesi’s “La Serva Padrona”, Humperdinck's "Hänsel & Gretel" and Weber's "Abu Hassan", productions which toured elementary schools in Munich and were produced by the "Voilà! Opera!" association.

In Munich, she also worked as concert manager, social media manager and business development associate at MünchenMusik. This concert agency organises up to 300 concerts and shows each year in all major venues in Munich (Philharmonic Concert Hall, Prinzregententheater and Herkulessaal among others), presenting world-class orchestras, conductors and soloists like London Philharmonic Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim or Cecilia Bartoli, as well as ballet classics, musical-theatre shows and large-scale live to projection concerts.

She currently lives in Luxembourg, is preparing upcoming solo projects as a singer, flutist and pianist, and works in the Education Department at the Philharmonie Luxembourg. She creates and produces a wide range of performances, music workshops and interactive participation projects for children, teens, schools and families, and is working together with musicians, actors, theatre & opera directors, orchestras and creatives from all over the world.   

Lebenslauf

Martina Menichetti in Italien geboren und wuchs in Luxemburg auf. Ihre Abschlüsse (Bachelor und Master) in Querflöte, Klavier, Pädagogik, Musiktheorie und -wissenschaft absolvierte sie in Luxemburg, Maastricht und Wien. Ihr Bachelor in Medien- und Kommunikationsmanagement absolvierte sie an der Hochschule Fresenius München. 

Ihr Repertoire umfasst nicht nur klassische Musik sondern ebenfalls Pop, Jazz, Musical, Folk und Irish Trad / Celtic. Als Sängerin und Instrumentalistin ist sie u.a. mit der luxemburgischen Folk-Gruppe Dullemajik, mit Künstlern wie Carlos Nunez und Dar ar Braz, sowie in verschiedenen Musiktheaterproduktionen und Orchestern aufgetreten.

In der Spielzeit 2012-13 arbeitete sie als Regieassistentin und Abendspielleiterin am Lehár Festival Bad Ischl und als Regiehospitantin an der Wiener Staatsoper und an der Wiener Volksoper. Bei der Münchner PR-Agentur Ophelias Culture PR absolvierte sie außerdem ein Praktikum im Jahr 2015. 

 

Die Opernproduktionen bei denen sie Regie führte waren Mozarts “Cosi' fan tutte” bei den Salzkammergut Festwochen Gmunden, Charpentiers Barockoper “Actéon” in Graz, sowie Pergolesis “La Serva Padrona”, Humperdincks "Hänsel und Gretel" und Webers "Abu Hassan" in München. Letztere entstanden im Rahmen des Projektes "Oper in Schulen" des "Voilà! Opera!" Vereins und wurde für Kinder in zahlreichen Grundschulen Münchens aufgeführt.

In München arbeitete sie als Projektmanagerin, Social Media Managerin und Business Development Associate bei MünchenMusik. Die Konzertagentur präsentiert rund 300 Veranstaltungen pro Jahr (Philharmonie im Gasteig, Prinzregententheater, Herkulessaal u.v.m.) mit Orchestern, Dirigenten und Solisten wie das London Philharmonic Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim und Cecilia Bartoli, sowie auch Ballettklassiker, Musicals und großformatige Kinoblockbuster mit Liveorchester.

Sie lebt zurzeit in Luxemburg, bereitet zukünftige Solo-Projekte als Sängerin, Flötistin und Pianistin vor, und arbeitet als Education Manager an der Philharmonie Luxemburg.  Dort ist sie als Musikvermittlerin verantwortlich für die Kreation und Produktion eines breiten Angebots an Konzerten, Musiktheaterproduktionen und interaktiven Workshops für Kinder, Jugendliche, Schulen und Familien, in Zusammenarbeit mit MusikerInnen, SchauspielerInnen, Theater- und OpernregisseurInnen, Orchestern und KünstlerInnen aus aller Welt.

Martina Menichetti spricht fließend Deutsch, Italienisch, Englisch, Französisch, Luxemburgisch, Spanisch und Niederländisch.

Projects

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Photo © Authentica / Lynn Theisen

Authentica

Folk, world and Celtic music

Authentica celebrates the beauty of the songs and stories from past and present traditions through the sounds of folk, world and Celtic music.

 

The five-piece band founded by singer, multi-instrumentalist and composer Martina Menichetti blends together lively tunes from the Celtic regions with folk songs from Luxembourg, exploring the country’s hidden treasure of legends and danceable tunes.

 

With songs in English, Luxembourgish and many other languages, Authentica combines ancient and modern instruments, original compositions and traditional songs, mystical ambiences and an energetic stage presence.

Discover Martina's new live music project and concert dates here:

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Past projects

«Die Schottische»

Eng abenteuerlech a musikalesch Rees fir Kanner ab 6 Joer

Watch the livestreamed concert presented and narrated by Martina Menichetti with the Orchestre Philarmonique du Luxembourg and conductor David Niemann. This show about Felix Mendelssohn's "Scottish" Symphony is designed for kids aged 6 to 12 and is in Luxembourgish.

Listen here to the radio interview about the narrated concert:

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Munich 2014-2018

Oper in Schulen

Director: Martina Menichetti

 

Opera for children touring elementary schools

Operas:

"Die Zauberflöte" von W.A.Mozart

"La Serva Padrona" by G.B. Pergolesi

"Hänsel und Gretel" von E. Humperdinck

Produced by "Voilà! Opera!" e.V.

Conductor: Stellario Fagone

Production Manager: Maria Czeiler

Graz 2013/2014

 

Director, stage and lighting designer:

Martina Menichetti

Opera: "Actéon"

 

composed by Marc-Antoine Charpentier 

conducted by Dario Luisi

Produced by Junge Musikschaffende
in cooperation with Musica Coeli

and Young Muse theatre festival

Stage design: M.M. / Zangger+Zangger / Radkohl Creation
Lighting design: M.M. / Antonia Zangger

Cosume design: Anna van de Woestijne
Production Manager: Antonia Zangger

Vienna & Gmunden 2013

Opera: Cosi' fan tutte

Director: Martina Menichetti

Conductor: Juan Sebastian Acosta
Opera by W. A. Mozart
Orchestra of the Technical University Vienna
 

Performance at the
"Salzkammergut Festwochen Gmunden" (Austria)

Vienna State Opera 2012

Assistant-director (internship)

 

Opera: "Alceste"

 

composed by Chr. W. Gluck

Director: Christof Loy

Conductor: Ivor Bolton

Freiburger Barockorchester

Vienna 2013

Award Ceremony Event

Event: Ceremony of honorary doctorate award to scientist and author Carl Djerassi

by the University of Applied Arts Vienna

 

Assistant-director and event performer

in the role of "Lady Brasenose"

Volksoper Vienna 2013

Assistant-director (internship)

 

Operetta: "Frau Luna"

composed by Paul Lincke

Director: Peter Lund

Conductor: Gerrit Prießnitz

Lehár Festival Bad Ischl 2015

Assistant-director and stage manager


Musical: "My Fair Lady"

by Jay Lerner and Frederick Lowe

Director: Isabella Gregor
Conductor: László Gyükér
Choreography: Mandy Garbrecht

 

Lehár Festival Bad Ischl 2012

Assistant-director, stage manager,
press and production assistant


Operetta:
"Der Vogelhändler"


composed by Carl Zeller

Director: Isabella Gregor
Conductor: Oliver Ostermann
Choreography: Mandy Garbrecht

Concerts

In concert with Carlos Núñez

and Dan Ar Braz

 

at "Zeltik Dudelange" - Luxembourg 2012

and at "Nuit Celtique d'Attert" - Belgium 2006 

In concert with

Zero Point 5

Rock/Pop/Country Band from Luxembourg

In concert with

Dullemajik

Luxembourgish Folk group

 

2007 - 2009

In concert with

Anxo Lorenzo

at "Nuit Celtique d'Attert" - Belgium 2011

Classical Concerts

In concert with

Ensemble Krisper

Viennese chamber music ensemble

Concert in Rosazzo (Italy) in 2014

In concert with the

TU Orchestra

 at Musikverein Vienna

Vienna 2013

Cosi' fan tutte

 

Orchestra of the Konservatorium Wien

Opera Production 2013

at Muth - Musik und Theater

Konzertsaal der Wiener Sängerknaben

Chamber Music concerts

in Maastricht, 2009-2011

In concert with

Imara Thomas - soprano

in and around Maastricht, 2010-2011

In concert with

 

Harmonie Municipale

d'Esch-Alzette

Member since 1998

Concerts at the Philharmonie Luxembourg and throughout Luxembourg and the surrounding region (France, Germany, Belgium)

Maastricht 2011

Little Shop of Horrors

in the role of the evil Orin Scrivello

Produced by Kumulus Maastricht

Esch-Alzette, Luxembourg 2008/09

Heiße Ecke - Das St.Pauli Musical

Produced by Cabaret Geoghelli