In 2015, in the lively neighborhood of Russafa, renowned Valencian percussionist David Gadea meets up with Matthieu Saglio, “cellist of the thousand accents” (Jerez Texas, Cello Solo, Diouke), and Nesrine Belmokh, cellist with the Palau de les Arts orchestra, artist of the Cirque du Soleil, and singer. Magic simply happened immediately and the NES project became something real. NES blurred the lines between styles and languages in order to give birth to songs full of soul, alternating lyricism, intimacy and explosive expression.
Pic. by J. J. Todolí
Pic. by J. J. Todolí
Pic. by G. Omnès
Pic. by Vicente A. Jiménez
ABOUT THE BAND
3 creative souls, 3 exceptional artists, 3 musical minds
ABOUT THE MUSICIANS
Ineluctable drummer of the Valencia scene, David Gadea has offered his percussions to internationally famous artists like Sole Giménez, Ximo Tébar, Manu Tenorio, Josemi Carmona, Thaïs Morell, etc. This collaboration with such a variety of bands brought him to play in many foreign countries around the world and to take part in countless recordings. David’ style is to be noticed straight away, due to the peculiar diversity of the colourful palette of his sounds. This finesse, combined with his communicative force, allows him to create a style of great richness.
At the age of six, Nesrine was already singing and playing the mandolin in an arabo-andalus orchestra. Since then she hasn’t stopped carrying out many artistic lives. As a virtuoso cello player, her career stands out in the world of classical music. She was selected by the grand Lorin Maazel to take part with the Valencian Orquesta de la Ópera Reina Sofía. In 2015 she joined the West Eastern Divan Orquestra from Daniel Barenboim, with whom she plays on an intensive international tour. On the same year she participates in the show of Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna as a protagonist.
Nesrine is representing the world famous Yamaha brand.
Matthieu got famous as a first level cello player with an atypical and very personalised profile. Over the course of multiple projects and making his cello vibrating like no one else, Matthieu has been opening amazing new ways for his instrument, venturing into flamenco, jazz, Arabic-Andalusian music, African music, etc. In his multiple projects, where he usually also is composer, he has given concerts in more than 30 different countries. Enriched by this diversity, Matthieu offers the musical compositions of NES a unique and unclassifiable expression.