The Southern Cimbalom


31. January 2019




Odin Teatret
Særkærparken 144
7500 Holstebro

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120 kr / 60 kr

The Southern Cimbalom is a concert of solo cimbalom - a Eastern European string/percussion instrument - performed by the Chilean musician Rodrigo Contreras. In a journey through Balkan traditional melodies, original compositions and adaptations of Latin-American music for cimbalom, this concert invites the audience to think over the yearning for home from the point of view of a foreigner.


Rodrigo Contreras (Chile) musician, composer and cimbalom player.

He studied a BA in Music Theory at the University of Chile and a non-degree program in Folk Cimbalom at the Liszt Academy in Hungary.

Rodrigo worked in Chile as composer and musician of the theater company Triskel between 2008-2010. He also joined musical projects linked to fusion and world music, especially Balkan music, such as SinesteTrío, La Mano Ajena, the rock band for children Mosquitas Muertas and its acoustic version Inti Illimoscas. Rodrigo took part in several festivals with these bands, including Chilean Music Day (2011), Lollapalooza Chile (2012 and 2015), Olmué Festival (2014), Merkén Rock (2014), Las Condes World Music Festival (2015, 2016), among others, as well as numerous presentations in stages related to the Balkan-gypsy music scene in Santiago.

In 2015 he visited Varna, Bulgaria with his band SinesteTrío in order to study Bulgarian folk music with the kaval player Nikolay Doktorov. In 2016 he moved to Hungary in order to study cimbalom with Kálmán Balogh. During his stay there, he created the band Danube Trio, performing several concerts in Budapest and a tour in the Czech Republic organized by the folk band Praminky. In 2017, Rodrigo played a short concert in the conference ‘Hungarian traces and marks in Ibero-America’ at the Hungarian Parliament. Currently, he takes part as music director of Ikarus Stage Arts, a project directed by Carolina Pizarro and Luis Alonso, actors of the Odin Teatret.

30 January - 4 February 2019
at Odin Teatret, Holstebro, Denmark

Since the 1990s Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium/Odin Teatret has hosted and been responsible for various international theatre festivals amongst which the recurrent Odin Week Festival (presenting the different aspects of Odin Teatret’s work), Transit Festival (dedicated to the work of women in theatre), the Holstebro Festuge (involving the local community). From the 30th of January to the 4th of February 2019 the first NTL Theatre Festival and Meeting will be held at Odin Teatret, with workshops, work demonstrations, work-in-progress, performances and a symposium. The NTL Festival will present the work of some of the artists and groups that make up the autonomous and connected constellation of NTL long-time residents and co-productions. 

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Reserved tickets must be collected 15 min. before the performance begins

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