Christy Collet 1st violin, from South Africa
David Van Ransbeeck, 2nd violin Belgium
Katarina Baker, viola, from Germany, lives in Ireland. We play many of her compositions.
Liesbet Engelen, cello, Belgium
"Hungarian inspired alternative folk"
with Gabor Voros on guitar and vocals, David Van Ransbeeck on the violin, and Luc Van der Stock on electric bass
What do you get when you put James Brown and Ronny Drew in the same room? Cpt. Fonk!
Picea Orientalis is a string orchestra that brews Western and Eastern music traditions. Western structures, harmonies and bow techniques, together with middle Eastern and balkan ornaments and improvisations, form the DNA of the orchestra. The uniqueness of the orchestra stems from the diversity of its members, and the openness to uncharted musical paths and new trajectories. Picea Orientalis aims above all to build bridges between various music worlds and various audiences.