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Clarinet

Pierre GENISSON

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 ...


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Piano

Anna FEDOROVA

Anna Fedorova is one of the most brilliant representatives of the younger generation of classical pianists. She has already played in the most prestigious concert halls such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam where she has been heard more than twenty times. Anna Fedorova has participated in numerous international festivals as well as recital, chamber music and orchestra. 
More than 16 millions viewers saw on Youtube her interpretation of Rachmaninov's 2nd Piano concerto at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, an absolute record in the classical world. 


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Conductor

Philippe de CHALENDAR

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.


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Piano Cello duet

Anna Fedorova and Benedict Klöckner

This is the story of an unexpected meeting on the platform of the tiny swiss railway  station of Verbier. Since this moment, Anna FEDOROVA and Benedikt KLOECKNER are playing together the magnificent repertoire for cello and piano. 
2 CDs later, they are both acclaimed on major stages such as Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Rio de Janeiro, HongKong or Berlin


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violin

Lussiné HARUTUNIAN

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 ...


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harp

Sasha BOLDASHEV

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.  


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Piano & String quartet

WIENER KAMMER SYMPH QUINTET & Didier CASTELL-JACOMIN

Wiener Kammer Symphony Quintet has teamed up with French pianist Didier Castell-Jacomin to perform the most beautiful repertoire. 
A talent meeting for a outstanding sextet.
Mozart and Viennese composers can not be better served.


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Jazz

Laurent NAOURI / Guillaume de CHASSY

Pianist and arranger Guillaume de Chassy once had an genious idea : to create a whole set of melodies signed by Prokofiev ... that this composer having ever thought of it himself ! 
To do this, Guillaume de Chassy transcribed for the voice themes from Serge Prokofiev's major works ; then he adapted them with texts of great Russian poets. Amazing proposal that required great partners. 
The project includes high-performance improvisers such as clarinettist Thomas Savy and bassist Arnault Cuisinier and the fantastic voice of the great baritone Laurent Naouri
These "Imaginary songs" are at the crossroads of lyrical and jazz; a dive into a poetic and singular universe. 
Extracts from Hans Eisler's 'Hollywood Songbook' complete the program.


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Piano

Akiko EBI

Akiko EBI is an acclaimed world-class pianist for more than 30 years. She has performed under the baton of the greatest conductors: Skrowacewsky, Brüggen, Foster, Janowski, Sinaisky, Guschlbauer, Calderon, Koschler, Fournet, Sado, Inoue, Kobayashi and with the best orchestras such as Orch. Warsaw Philharmonic, Orch. Philharmonique de Radio France, Philharmonia, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Japan, New Philharmonic Orchestra of Japan... 
Akiko EBI is also the partner of 2 pianos recitals of Martha Argerich.


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Cello

Dimitri MASLENNIKOV

Dimitri Maslennikov started well his musical life. Former winner of the Tchaikovsky Competition and the Rostropovitch Competition, she was invited by renowned orchestras such as The Soloists of Moscow (Yuri Bashmet), The Virtuosos of Moscow (V. Spivakov), the Philharmonic Orchestra of Israel, The Symphony Orchestra (K. Nagano) ... Meeting with Christoph Eschenbach has been decisive: Dimitri plays under his baton with the NDR Orchestra Hamburg, Bamberger Symphoniker, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Dimitri Maslennikov recorded the two Cello Concertos by Shostakovich with the NDR Orchestra Hamburg conducted by C. Eschenbach (Phoenix-Naxos). 


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Orchestras & ensembles

Ensemble Les VIRTUOSES

Ensemble Les Virtuoses is a chamber orchestra with variable geometry created in 2011. 
The ensemble consists of 6 to 12 musicians of great talent directed by violinist Vadim Tchijik. Dynamism, energy, brio, musicality and sense of realities characterize them. The ensemble's composition makes it possible to approach a varied repertoire ranging from baroque music to the present day. 


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Trumpet

Thierry CAENS

A sought-after soloist, Thierry Caens is the guest of the world's greatest venues, from the Victoria Hall in Geneva to the Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo, the Palau de la Musica in Barcelona, through the United States, China, Italy and Paris (Salle Pleyel, Salle Gaveau, Radio-France, Theater des Champs Elysées, Châtelet ...). A trumpet player of the organist Jean Guillou, Thierry Caens performs with Nelson Freire, Dimitri Sitkovetski, Jean-François Heisser and many others. 
Extreme curiosity and openness characterize Thierry Caens; he likes to confront the most diverse musical universes: Jazz with M. Solal or R. Galliano, Cinema with M. Legrand, G. Yared, V. Cosma or L. Schiffrin, the Song with W. Sheller, L. Wilson or World Music with JJ Mosalini, G. Beytelmann or Misia.


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Piano

Aliya AKBERGENOVA

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.


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Jazz

Laurent NAOURI and Manuel ROCHEMAN

This unusual jazz duet brings together Laurent Naouri, one of France's greatest lyric voices, a bass-baritone opera singer with the voice of a crooner  and Manuel Rocheman, an extraordinary jazz pianist and sole recognized heir to Martial Solal. 
Together, they sails on a musical universe that mixes American jazz and Brazilian influences.


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Cello

Jean-Philippe AUDIN

"He makes a sunny day by himself " said William Sheller.Jean-Philippe Audin plays the works of his "childhood friends" (Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, Dvorak ...). He re-reads the romantics and broadens his repertoire according to the most recent encounters: he was the first classical soloist to hold the stage of the Palais des Congrès for a week in a rock show and the first classical artist to stay more than a year in the charts with "Song of Ocarina", n°1 in the Top 50, and the album "Ocarina" was n°1 in the Top Album with more than 1 million copies. 
Jean-Philippe Audin pursues a career in the concert halls as well as in the studios for advertising, cinema and song.


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Piano

Alina AZARIO

Born in Romania, Alina Azario has trained in Paris with Elisabeth Leonskaya, Boris Berman, Jacques Rouvier and Laurent Cabasso then in Germany with Evgeni Koroliov at the Hochschule für Musik in Hamburg. Alina Azario has yet performed in major festivals such as "Piano aux Jacobins" (Toulouse, France), Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival (Germany), MozartFest (Würzburg, Germany), Puplinge Festival. With Renaud Capuçon, Alina has recorded the soundtrack of Marjane Satrapi's movie Poulet aux Prunes. Very fond of chamber music, Alina Azario plays with Renaud Capuçon, Marina Chiche, Pierre Genisson, Adrien Boisseau, Alberto Menchen ... 


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07 July

Pierre GENISSON at Cambrai festival

CAMBRAI - FRANCE

Pierre GENISSON, clarinet 
New piece by Montalbetti on Matisse le 7 juillet
Schubert : Octet / Beethoven : Septet / Strauss : Till Eulenspiegel July  9th 
Brahms : with François Chaplin, Geneviève Laurenceau, Antoine Perlot, Delphine Haidan and Olivier Bellamy July 11th 
in Festival de Cambrai


14 July

Pierre Genisson at Festival Saoû chante Mozart

Saoû - Château d'Eurre - France

Pierre Genisson, clarinette
July 14th : Mozart : Sérénade K388 and K406
With Marie-Josèphe Jude, Hélène Devilleneuve, Julien Hardy and André Cazalet
July 17th : Mozart Clarinet Quintet K581, with Quatuor Modigliani
Dans le cadre du festival Saoû chante Mozart

15 July

Pierre Genisson at Festival de Montpellier

Salle Pasteur-Montpellier - France

Pierre GENISSON, clarinette
Weber : Grand Duo concertant / Schumann : Fantasiestücke / Mantovani : Bug / Saint-Saëns : Sonate opus 67
Avec la pianiste Natacha Kudritskaya
Dans le cadre du festival de Montpellier Occitanie


18 July

Pierre Genisson in Arcachon

Arcachon - France

Pierre GENISSON, clarinet 
With David Bismuth, piano

20 July

Pierre GENISSON : recitals and masterclasses

Mexico - Mexique

Pierre GENISSON, clarinette
Recitals and masterclasses

26 July

Pierre Genisson at Festival de Pontlevoy

Pontlevoy - France

Pierre Génisson, clarinet
With Magali Léger, soprano and Yves Henry, piano
Programme : An american summer night
In Festival de Pontlevoy

31 July

Pierre Genisson in Erbalunga - Corsica

Ile de Corse - France

Pierre GENISSON, clarinet
Concert and recital
In Festival d'Erbalunga

01 Aug

Pierre genisson à Obernai

Obernai - Alsace - France

Pierre GENISSON, clarinette
Rencontre avec Johannes Brahms
Avec François Chaplin, Geneviève Laurenceau, Antoine Perlot, Delphine Haidan et Olivier Bellamy
Dans le cadre du Festival d'Obernai

05 Aug

Pierre Genisson at Académie internationale de Nice

Nice - France

Pierre GENISSON, clarinet 
Masterclasses and concerts
In Académie internationale de Nice

07 Aug

Pierre Genisson plays trio in Nice

Nice - France

Pierre GENISSON, clarinet 
With Jérôme Pernoo, cello and Johan Schmidt, piano

08 Aug

Pierre Genisson at Festival de Comminges

Basilique Saint Just - Valcabrère

Pierre GENISSON, clarinette
Avec Quatuor Hermès, string quartet 
Clarinet Quintets by Mozart and Brahms
Dans le cadre du Festival du Comminges

22 Aug

Pierre Genisson at Festival d'Entrecasteaux

Sillans La Cascade

Pierre GENISSON, clarinet
Mozart : Trio des Quilles et Quintette avec clarinette
Prokofiev : Quintette en sol
Connesson : sextuor
Avec Sébastien Surel et Olivia Hugues, violons, Xandi van Dijk, alto, Alain Meunier, violoncelle, Natacha Kudritskaya, piano, Laurène Durantel, contrebasse, Jérôme Guichard, hautbois
In Festival d'Entrecasteaux

11 Sep

Alexandra Silocea plays Shostakovich under Jurowski's baton

Bucarest - Roumanie

Alexandra SILOCEA, piano
SHOSTAKOVICH : Piano concerto 2
STATE ACADEMIC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF RUSSIA “EVGENY SVETLANOV”
VLADIMIR JUROWSKI conductor
In Enescu festival

29 Sep

Pierre Génisson at Nuits romantiques du Lac du Bourget

Le Bourget du Lac - France

Pierre GENISSON, clarinet
with Trio Zadig
In Festival des Nuits romantiques du Lac du Bourget