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After a very studious summer reading musicology and aesthetics, back on the road. Can’t wait to come back to Leicester! Two years ago it had been all about Czech music with so many discoveries for me (jewels by Smetana, Dvorak or Suk). Last year we had the craziest time with Beethoven works facing French fin-de-siècle masterpieces. And this year, an incredibly exciting british programme, masterfully composed by Nicholas Daniel! The group of musicians is just wonderful. More infos here
Just back from Kfar Blum Festival in Galilee (what a magical place!) where I had such a good time with wonderful colleagues: Zvi Plesser, Ori Kam and Eric Lesage. I will be back in Israel at the end of April to perform one of my very favorite concertos (you can’t fight it… :-): Brahms with Netanya Chamber Orchestra at Haifa Auditorium. We had a special and beautiful time last November (more…)
On March 17th-19th I will be playing in Israel at Kfar Blum Festival with wonderful musicians: Zvi Plesser, cello; Ori Kam, viola and Eric Lesage, piano. On the “menu”, among others, two of my teenage absolutely favorite chamber music pieces: Dohnanyi Sérénade (If you haven’t heard of Heifetz-Primrose-Feuermann recording yet, well…run and listen to it!) and Fauré Piano Quartet Nr.1 (which I played as a young student at Verbier Academy & Festival in 2001 but also recently in September at Leicester Music Festival – fond memories!). Can’t wait!
On February 15th @Reid_Hall, Paris Columbia Global Center, we played with the amazing finnish cellist Anssi Karttunen, a wonderful “Columbiana” programme including two violin and cello duos – two french premieres – by F. Lerdahl “Give and take” and K. Saariaho “Aure”. This has been such a treat! The place is beautiful and inspiring. A few pics to share with you the experience:
February 15th @Reid_Hall, Paris at 7 PM. Columbia Global Center.
A wonderful “Columbiana” programme by the finnish cellist Anssi Karttunen, including two violin and cello duos – two french premieres – by F. Lerdahl and K. Saariaho
More infos here.
Ce programme intitulé “Columbiana” a été constitué par le violoncelliste finlandais, Anssi Karttunen; un de mes partenaires de musique de chambre favoris! Anssi a regroupé plusieurs pièces écrites par des compositeurs tous connectés avec la prestigieuse Columbia University (alumni, professeurs). Nous jouerons notamment le Duo “Give and Take” de Fred Lerdahl. En parallèle, cela sera l’occasion de rendre hommage au regretté Henri Dutilleux qui aurait eu 100 ans fin Janvier. Anssi jouera une des Strophes sur le nom de Sacher pour violoncelle seul de Dutilleux et en duo, nous jouerons en première francaise une pièce de la compositrice Kaija Saariaho intitulée “Aure“, pièce dédiée à Dutilleux.
The young violinist Marina Chiche has an innate ability to captivate and inspire her audiences. Her artistic activities bear witness to her versatility as a musician; as soloist, chamber musician and teacher she is equally at home in any repertoire. This broad spectrum encompasses period instrument performance, contemporary music and directing ensembles from the violin. She plays with a constant passion and energy irresistible to the listener.
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