Music Network Presents NETNAKISUM, On Tour 11 -19 November

06 October 2011

Music Network is delighted to present Netnakisum, an Austrian string trio featuring deeLinde, (cello and vocals), Magdalena Zenz, (violin and vocals) and Marie-theres Haertel, (viola and vocals). Best described as a force of nature, playing classical, folk and contemporary music with dizzying skill, the trio are on tour from 11th – 19th November. Drawing almost as much on their vocal as their instrumental abilities, this tour will be a high energy and genre-defying musical experience! Music Network tours provide a wonderful opportunity to see some of the world’s foremost musicians at affordable prices in venues around Ireland, and are presented in association with RTÉ lyric fm.  Music Network is funded by the Arts Council. Further information is available from or (01) 671 9429.

The hills of Ireland will soon be very much alive with the sound of Netnakisum, a young Austrian string trio brimming with attitude. If saying their name is a challenge (before you reach for the dictionary it’s the German word for street musicians – spelt backwards), be warned that this genre-busting classical/folk/whatever ensemble takes no prisoners, careering helter-skelter from Straussian waltzes and foot-stomping drinking songs to Britney Spears covers and avant-garde jazz – with a hint of yodelling thrown in for good measure, of course.

All this adds up to an exhilarating live show, but lurking behind the group’s energy and irresistible joie de vivre are three very serious and accomplished musicians (and talented singers) who have already recorded several albums together and toured extensively in Europe, America and Asia. Their tightly improvised and often highly rhythmic original compositions provide the perfect counterfoil for the fragile beauty of classics such as Ravel’s Pavane pour une infante défunte. All in all, this is a feast for the senses.

deeLinde was born and raised in Styria, Austria. She studied cello with Prof. Rudolf Leopold at the University of Music and performing Arts in Graz. When living in Vienna where she was member of the groups 4she and the K&L Orchestra, she took active part in the Viennese theatre production Poppea with which she was on tour in Sydney and Edinburgh. Very soon we will hear more music from her, when she’ll be on tour with her new duo Zivalinda.

Marie-theres Haertel studied at the Konservatorium Wien University with Gertrud Weinmeister, where she got her bachelor degree with the best grades. She attended the conservatory’s orchestra and was on tour in Venezuela. Marie-theres grew up in Styria, Austria, where she got in touch with traditional folk music since her childhood. She is a yodel-expert, with great skills as a teacher for adults and children, passing on the tradition and her very unique access of music. At the moment she lives in Berlin and is on tour with the 4&Alps&Jazz quartet.

Magdalena Zenz is a Styrian musician and singer who studied violin at the University of Music and performing Arts in Graz. As a child, she participated in the styrian children’s composition contest with her piece “Lalilo” (solo piano).This achievement constituted the foundation stone of her compositional career. Magdalena also took part in projects of the Dutch and Spanish national youth orchestra, Jeunesse orchestra Vienna, productions at the Burgtheater Wien, and Ericka Stucky’s bubble family. She currently lives in Vienna.


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