Z V E Z D O L I K I , a chamber music ensemble initially based in the norwegian church in antwerp, was founded by flautist oriana dierinck in 2009. in her projects and programs, artistic director oriana dierinck combines well and less known, old and new composers and/or compositions. combined with the concert series - Z V E Z D O L I K I concerts - in the norwegian church, Z V E Z D O L I K I also plays in cultural centres, on chamber music podia and classical music festivals.
Z V E Z D O L I K I is named after stravinsky's cantata (1912) for orchestra and male chorus on a text by russian symbolist poet konstantin balmont and that was dedicated to debussy. it was premiered in brussels in 1939 in the ' Institut Nationale de Radio-diffusion Belge ' conducted by franz andré.
the ensemble has been broadcast and interviewed on flemish classical radio KLARA and dutch RADIO 4. norwegian composer hugo harmens (2010) and belgian composers wim henderickx (2012), jeroen malaise (2015) and wilfried westerlinck (2016) dedicated new compositions to zvezdoliki.
in 2013, Z V E Z D O L I K I organised 'noot voor nood', a major charity project for the homeless in antwerp, which had a very successful second edition in 2016, with a performance of piazzolla's tango-operita 'marìa de buenos aires' in the magnificent bourlaschouwburg., with support of antwerp district. the third edition in 2019 took place in AMUZ, with a mix of improvisations and arrangements by oriana dierinck, all linked together into one circular, never-ending performance.
february 2018, a CD recording for antarctica records was made, released october 2018. this recording lead to very positive reviews in various international magazines and platforms and a live performance during 'de zevende dag' on 'éen'.
since september 2020, the new project 'GroundFlour' - a collab with oriana dierinck's partner, poet / artist douglas park has set foot in Guldensporenstraat, with support of borgerhout district and the city of antwerp..
nowadays, Z V E Z D O L I K I is considered to be one of the best and most interesting ensembles in belgium because of it's originality, energy and strikingly warm sound.