Z V E Z D O L I K I , a chamber music ensemble based 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 their own concert series - Z V E Z D O L I K I concerts - in borgerhout, antwerp, Z V E Z D O L I K I also plays in cultural centres, on chamber music podia and classical music festivals.
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.
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 composers hugo harmens (2010) and dagfinn koch (2022) and belgian composers wim henderickx (2012), jeroen malaise (2015), wilfried westerlinck (2016) and dimitri arnauts-kolokolov (2023) dedicated new compositions to zvezdoliki.
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 national TV channel 'éen'.
as from 2023 onwards, more 'maría de buenos aires' is coming, as well as the fourth edition of our charity project 'Noot voor Nood', an international chamber music exchange with basque country and a new CD recording.
recently, the city of antwerp invited the ensemble for a festive reception at the magnificent antwerp city hall.