Pierre Génisson is one of the best representatives of his generation of the French winds's school. Winner of the prestigious Carl Nielsen International Competition, he has won the 1st Prize and the Audience Prize of the International Competition Jacques Lancelot of Tokyo. His first CD "Made in France", recorded with pianist David Bismuth (Aparté records), was hailed by audience and the press, including a Diapason d'Or and the 4 "ffff" of Télérama magazine. His new CD with Quartet 212 "How I Met Mozart" - Clarinet Quintets by Mozart and Weber (Aparté records) is already one of the great record successes of 2017 in France and abroad, awarded by 'Choc' Classica, 'Clef d'or' Res Musica, 'CD of the week' from the Sunday Times ...
Philippe de Chalendar devoted himself to orchestral conduct on the advice of his masters Leonard Bernstein and Sergiu Celibidache. In 1989, he was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the Besançon Conductor Competition. Since then, he has conducted numerous orchestras in France including the Orchestre National de France, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Orchestre Lamoureux and Orchestre de Nice. Former assistant of James Conlon in Cologne, the NY Metropolitan Opera and the Los Angeles Opera, he was appointed as chief conductor-assistant at the Opéra National de Paris. He has conducted in many opera houses such as Marseille, Nice, Dusseldorf, Bonn, Nuremberg and Budapest. Established in Hungary since 2001, he has conducted the majors orchestras of Central Europe in a vast operatic and symphonic repertoire.
Sasha Boldashev is a young russian harpist who has decided to widen the repertoire dedicated to his instrument. He has adapted for his instrument the major pieces of classical russian repertoire. As a composer, he works regularily for cinema and télévision.
As a soloist, Sasha Boldashev has played worldwide with the major orchestras. He is a living example of the new generation of harpist of our times.
At the age of 28, Lussiné Harutunian brings the greatest hopes of the Armenian violin. Laureate of several national and international competitions, graduated from the Sion High School of Music, class of Pavel Vernikov, she recently joined the class of Svetlin Roussev at the University of Music of Geneva.
Lussiné Harutunian leads a double career of violinist-soloist and chamber musician; she has already played in the USA, the Russian Federation, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Germany ...
Berlin Piano Quartet – rising soloists, chamber musicians and members of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra – have one thing in common: The passion to explore rarely performed repertoire for piano quartet.
Aside from performing the well-known piano quartets of Mozart, Brahms and Schumann, the Berlin Piano Quartet presents lesser known works by composers such as Martinů and Bridge. Through their work with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, these four musicians are constantly collaborating with the great musicians, conductors and composers of our time.
The Ukrainian pianist Aliya Akbergenova started the piano in Kiev before settling in Austria, in Graz, where she now resides. She is noticed for the elegance of her play and the elegance of her playing in Lyon during the International Piano Competition. Aliya Akbergenova now enjoys the teaching and support of pianist Elisabeth Leonskaya.
She gives numerous concerts and recitals in Austria and throughout Central Europe.
Right after a very busy summer schedule and a recording in London of a programme dedicated to Benny Goodman with BBC orchestra, Pierre GENISSON is back on stage with Schumann and Brahms with pianist Natacha Kudritskaya Oct 12th in Vincennes and Oct 13th in Le Vesinet to be continued on Elb river in Germany for a music cruise with Trio Wanderer.
Breaking news : watch now Anna Fedorova playing Tchaikovsky's piano concerto at Amsterdam Concertgebouw under Yves Abel's baton.
This vidéo could reach the fantastic success of Rachmaninov 2nd (20 millions viewers on youtube !)
Olga Kirpicheva has been widely acclaimed in Mexico under maestro Lomonaco's baton
Pierre GENISSON, clarinet
with Quatuor Varese. At 8.30pm
Clarinet Quintet by Mozart K.581
Clarinet Quintet by Brahms Op.115
Edna STERN, piano
Programme dedicated to Alma Mahler