The figure skater elegantly swings across the mirror-smooth ice surface, accompanied by the gentle sounds of the piano - a musical spectacle embedded in a backdrop of snow and ice. This is how the Pontresina Ice Concerts presented themselves until the 1940s. Suppressed by the winter cold, the Pontresin Winter Orchestras were not held for a long time. The Camerata Pontresina, Momento Sounds, Nils Burri and other brave artists brave the Engadine winter and venture back onto the ice stage this season. The ice concerts in the Upper Engadine communities lead artfully through January and February. The Lej Suot in Silvaplana, Lake St. Moritz and the ice rinks in the villages serve as the stage.
Canadian-born musicians and multi-instrumentalists Jonathan Chan and Jan Bislin have been friends since childhood and formed Momento while completing their Masters in Performance at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. They have performed in Europe, North America and China as an acoustic and electronic violin duo, specialising in upbeat originals and classic pop remixes.
Momento´s set-up consists of acoustic and electric violins, synthesizers, sample pads and a loop station to create an original, engaging and unique show.
Thanks to the Sofar Sounds platform, the duo have amassed over 500´000 views on YouTube and have performed as support acts for James Blunt, Time Minchin, Dynamo and Gary Barlow on various UK and international tours.
Jan and Jon both come from an intense classical upbringing and this is often reflected in their music. They describe themselves as genre-crossing producers and build their sets with the sole intention of creating a multi-faceted journey full of emotional twists and turns.
As part of the Engadine Ice Concerts, Momento will be playing at the Roseg ice rink in Pontresina on 10 February at 5pm. Enjoy a hot drink on the terrace of the Restaurant Giardin or move on skates to the sounds on the ice rink.
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