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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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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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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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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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Piano

Olga KIRPICHEVA

Olga Kirpicheva does not hide it: great masters helped her to forge her talent : Elisso Virsaladze, Jacques Rouvier, Dimitri Bashkirov, Viktor Krainev and Michel Beroff. 
Olga Kirpicheva pursues a career as a soloist and chamber musician, performing in France, Belgium, Denmark, Italy and her native Russia. Along with the violinist Vera Lopatina and the cellist Adrien Bellom, Olga Kirpicheva is member of Trio Medici, a successfull piano trio. 
Olga Kirpicheva was recently selected for the "Monte Carlo Piano Master Competition" and she has played in Paris two Piano Concertos by Bach. 
This season, it will be possible to listen her playing two piano concertos by  Shostakovich and Ravel in the same concert.


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Piano Quartet

BERLIN PIANO QUARTET

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.


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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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Piano

Alexandra SILOCEA

Described a "unique talent" by International Piano Magazine, Romanian pianist Alexandra Silocea recently dazzled the musical world with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski.
"Immaculate taste, keen sense of phrasing and an exquisitely beautiful sound", Alexandra Silocea is supported by Elisabeth Leonskaja.


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Violin

Vera LOPATINA

Vera Lopatina was born in St. Petersburg. Winner of numerous international competitions, she performs in the best venues in France, Belgium, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Germany, China, Russia and in numerous festivals: La Roque d'Anthéron, Cully Classic (Switzerland), The Stars of Baikal (Irkutsk, Russia), Young Soloists of the 21st Century (St. Petersburg, Russia) ... Vera Lopatina devotes a lot of time to chamber music under the benevolent advises of pianist Jean-François Heisser and violist Miguel Da Silva. She is Konzertmeisterin of the Philharmonia Orchestra of Zurich. 


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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

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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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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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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Violon

Hugues BORSARELLO

Ask Hugues Borsarello when his first musical emotions began, he will reply that he does not know, that he does not remember it because he has lived there long before his birth. 
Hugues Borsarello has woven very intimate links with chamber music which is inseparable from the notion of sharing. No wonder he participated in many renowned festivals alongside Jérôme Ducros, Olivier Charlier, Gautier Capuçon .... 
Hugues Borsarello is a solo violinist and artistic director of La Follia Alsace chamber orchestra; he is also konzertmeister of the Lamoureux orchestra. 


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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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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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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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Pierre Genisson

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.

Akiko EBI with Martha Argerich

Akiko EBI is the favorite companion for 4 hands or 2 pianos concerts of Martha Argerich. Together, in Oct, they were together on stage in Martigny, Switzerland, to play the ravishing Ma Mère l'Oye, by Ravel.

Anna Fedorova plays Tckaikovsky's piano concerto at Concertgebouw

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 IN MEXICO

Olga Kirpicheva has been widely acclaimed in Mexico under maestro Lomonaco's baton

Next concerts

05 Feb

Pierre Genisson in Avignon

Opera Confluence - Avignon - France

Pierre GENISSON, clarinet
with Quatuor Varese. At 8.30pm
Clarinet Quintet by Mozart K.581
Clarinet Quintet by Brahms Op.115

16 Feb

Edna Stern and Alma Mahler

Philharmonie de Paris

Edna STERN, piano
Programme dedicated to Alma Mahler