Collectif Dissensus (Alexa Ciciretti & Edo Frenkel) is an ensemble performing historical, contemporary, and experimental music whose mission is to enact new aesthetic practices and in turn pioneer novel modes of social organization. Fundamental to the group’s practice is the collaborative development of original works showing the indelible tie between a work’s content and its performative context.
Edo Frenkel is a young conductor, composer, and pianist, quickly gaining attention on the international stage for his "performances of both intimacy and intensity” (Opera Magazine). His work encompasses the western cannon, opera, improvised, electronic, and experimental music, seeking to grapple with the socio-political implications of art in society and to unearth new possibilities for art creation, presentation, and organization.
Edo Frenkel has conducted many notable orchestras and ensembles throughout Europe, the Middle East, and North America. He has performed in Aldeburgh (United Kingdom) and Lucerne (Swizterland) Festivals, at the 2019 Ojai Festival (USA).
He served as Barbara Hannigan’s rehearsal pianist on the Satie: Socrate project at the Ruhrtriennale Festival (Germany) and Park Ave Armory. He performed in the Philadelphia Orchestra's SoundLAB in the Barnes/Stokowski Festival (USA). He served as répétiteur, coach, and keyboard player for the LUDWIG European/US tour.
In 2021 he will begin his tenure as JPYAP Assistant Conductor of the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.