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"A New Touch of Latin" is a more flexibel variation on the previous project.
In this formation with Violin and Guitar, Ann Vancoillie performs with different high level guitarist who all have specific style qualities. The formation can be extended with a singer or/and second guitarist (Trio Suriyè, with Paola Marquez & Carlos Jupafo)
"A New Touch of Latin" is a swinging latin/classic music style project which grew out of the collaboration between violin and guitar. It celebrates the typical music of Latin America distilling its themes from e.a. tango, milonga and salsa in combination with classical themes in combination with improvisations of the musicians. The correctness of a viruoso latin style, swinging accompagnements
and combination with a the classical interpretation, technique and virtuosity gives a very special blend and synergy between the musicians;
Exclusive arrangements of guitar and violin made by the musicians, improvisational skills on violin and guitar, this outstanding project deliver an exhilarating interpretation with each performance.
Ann Vancoillie enjoyed a classical education (First prizes, Higher diplomas for violin as well as for chamber music and teaching qualifications at the Mozarteum Salzburg and the Royal Conservatories of Ghent and Brussels, plus masterclasses with several great masters), works as a soloist first violin in the Flemish Opera Ghent/Antwerpen, also plays as a guest baroque violin and modern violin in several known baroque and contemporary ensembles, improvises her own music, sometimes in collaboration with visual artists She played as a soloist with several major orchestras, chamber ensembles and has created several works written especially for her. A combination of music from different worlds and periods with a love for the proper performance practice and accuracy of style is always her goal for each composition that she brings. She plays on a beautiful violin made by Carlo Giuseppe Oddone, her bow is made by J.B. Vuillaume. Very recently she was selected as Belgian violinist to play in the World Peace Orchestra with 21 musicians of the United Nations representing their country in South-Korea. She performed as a soloïst in the military Camp Greaves and with the WPO, and as a leader of the second violins in Busan and in the Dorasan Station, the DMZ that divides North-Korea from South-Korea.