Klanktheater formed during an artistic residency in Werkplaats K, the Netherlands in 2017. It is a multi-disciplinary group dedicated to experimentation with fresh ideas and living at the intersection of music, theater and multimedia performances. Together with composer Yvonne Freckmann, Clara Rivière released her first album of cello and electronic works, UNDA Cellotrónica.

Klanktheater: Clara Rivière & Yvonne Freckmann

Cuarteto Ascot – With the aim of giving voice to Spanish composers whose pieces are not so easily programmed, especially women composers, four members of Ohiua ensemble became a group in itself. Formed in 2020, nowadays they are working to offer a high quality chamber music sound and to bring to light the silenced. Named after the composer Rosa María Ascot, as an homage to what she represents.

Cuarteto Ascot rehearses.

Former ensembles

Going down memory lane to highlight ensembles I played with in the past.

Ensemble Oihua, formed in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, is a contemporary ensemble with Saskia Venegas as founder and artistic director. This group’s newest project dedicated to silenced composers during the Spanish Civil War, performed in a festival on November 2019 in Soria, Spain, a festival dedicated to memorialize history and advocate for human rights (13er Festival de la Memoria Histórica y de los Derechos Humanos Giulia Tamayo), and also at the closing of a commemorative exhibition Madrid, Spain in February 2020.

Ensemble Oihua takes a bow after the "Los Silenciados" concert commemorating silenced composers during the Spanish Civil War.
Ensemble Oihua takes a bow after the “Los Silenciados” concert commemorating silenced composers during the Spanish Civil War.

Dáviro piano trio dedicated to classical and romantic repertoire was originally Lieke Daniels, violin, Clara Rivière, cello and Guillermo Quintero Rojas, piano, based in the Netherlands. This international trio now has a new cellist named Chiung-Yin Huang, since Clara moved to Spain.

Dáviro in 2018

Zvov is a group of experimental and improvisation music that could be framed in the musical theatre style of cabaret. Their songs mixed the classic background of their members with a theatrical pop touch. After six active years, they continue to act regularly and have presented their first album together called Babel (2017). With this set when Clara was a member, the group created original works, developed musical workshops, organized summer courses and played at various festivals in the cited countries and Denmark.

Zvov has gone through several evolutions since his founding in 2014 as Zvuv. The current members since 2019 are the composer and violist Maya Felixbrodt and the bassist Shaya Feldman. Currently Zvov is active mainly in the Netherlands, Belgium and Israel. The members of the past who are part of the Zvov story are Clara Rivière, Cornelia Zambila, Camille Verhaak and Erica Bordon. To find out about the Zvov Sensory, click on Sensory.

Zvov trio in 2016

Goedlaak is a composer collective based in The Hague [NL].  Rivière was the cellist in the group of multi-instrumentalist/vocalist composers.  They presented their season opening concert in September 2014, titled “Zoom In” in the Laak Theater in Den Haag, and later became an official non-profit.

Goedlaak in 2014