29th FESTIVAL OF NEW TALENTS AND GUESTS: PROGRAM

Masha Mosconi

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16
 
Laureates of the Prix des Abonnés 2018
Stéphanie MORALY, violin
Romain DAVID, piano
 
"A la classe de Maître Fauré"
- (Posthumous) sonata by RAVEL
- Sonata by AUBERT
- 1st sonata by FAURÉ
 
Stéphanie Moraly and Romain David have been performing in duo for over 10 years. Both passionate about sonatas, they have performed several recitals and strongly defended yesterday and today’s French music. The concerts of these musicians -awarded with the First Prize at the Conservatoire de Paris and winners of international concerts- attract French sonata’s lovers. In August 2018, they won the Prix des Abonnés of the Festival of chamber music of Villers s/mer for their recital dedicated to Fauré, Koechlin and Debussy. Stéphanie and Romain are respectively first violin and pianist of the Quintette Syntonia, the unique quintet featuring piano in France. The Syntonia music (album and radio recordings) currently serve as a reference (Franck, Schumann, Greif, Dvorak, Suk…).

Felix Broede

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17:
 
Ye-Eun Choi, Korean violinist
Dmitry SHISHKIN, Russian pianist
 
Ye-Eun Choi is defined by her dynamic sound, rich with vibrant timbre, sensitivity and nuance.
It’s an extremely rare mix. Ye-Eun Choi is an extraordinary soloist and chamber musician.
Her colourful, expressive lyricism and virtuosity is acclaimed by the international press.
 
Dmitry Shishkin is a Russian pianist and composer.
He gained the 1st Prize at the 73rd Geneva contest in November 2018 with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.
He is acclaimed by the international press that highlights his creative approach, singularity and brilliant piano competences:
“Excellence and joyfulness make integral part of Shishkin’s performance”.

Duo Bizart

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18
 
Duo b!z’art, piano with 4 hands
Geoffrey BAPTISTE
André ROE
 
"Bons baisers de Russie" 
- In the Steppes of Central Asia by BORODINE
- The Nutcracker by TCHAIKOVSKY
- Three Easy Pieces for Piano Duet by STRAVINSKY
- Suite opus 11 by RACHMANINOV
 
Playing piano with 4 hands, 2 musicians share the 88 keys of a piano. It’s a very uncommon spectacle, in which hands move with virtuosity on the keyboard. The ensemble performs a unique repertoire. The same instrument may be used to play lounge music or symphonic music, like an orchestra. Moreover, the musicians manage to communicate both with the piano and with the public. Sincerity, energy and love for music is what they seek.
 
Geoffrey Baptiste is a pianist in charge of celesta for the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège since 2006, with which he has given over 100 concerts. He has also collaborated with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg and the Philharmonie Zuidnederland. In January 2010, he performed Fantasy on Polish Airs by F. Chopin, accompanied by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège conducted by François-Xavier Roth.
 
André Roé, of Belgian and British origins, is a graduate of the Conservatoires Royaux de Liège and Brussels (E. Moguilevsky class), the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel and the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris «Alfred Cortot» (S. Markarov class). He is a laureate of several contests for young talents organized in Belgium France and Italy. In 2006, he has also gained the Prix Pelemans conferred by the Union des Compositeurs Belges for his significant contribution to the promotion of the national repertoire.

Nicodraps

MONDAY, AUGUST 19
 
MNM Trio, piano with 6 hands
Myriam AYARI
Nicolas COLINET
Matthieu NORMAND
 
Determined to shed new light on music, in 2012 Myriam Ayari, Nicolas Collinet and Matthieu Normand founded a trio focused on piano playing with 6 hands: "MNM". Their concert shows are entirely played with 6 hands on a piano and supported by joyful setting. These musicians bring together a renowned repertoire of pieces made for this type of group, but also multiple transcriptions, sometimes arranged by the trio. They focus on symphonic music and opera to reinvent the piano as a “pocket orchestra”. MNM Trio also performs rare pieces of the contemporary repertoire and turns towards jazz or tango. The ensemble gained the Prix Horlait-Dapsens and awards at the Octaves de la Musique 2018. They often perform in Belgium (Brussels Festival, Festival de Wallonie, Théâtre Marni, Salle Flagey, Festival Propulse, Festival Musiq’3…) and in other countries (France, Germany, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Congo, Gabon…).

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20
 
Violin, cello and piano trio
Hrachya AVANESYAN
Sevak AVANESYAN
Lily MAISKY
Armenian trio by BABADJANYAN
Trio n.2 by CHOSTAKOVITCH
 
Hrachya Avanesyan is considered as one of the most inspiring artists of his generation. In April 2006, when he still was a teenager, he won the first prize at the Yehudi Menuhin Competition. In 2008 his talent conquered the musical world, when he won the prestigious Carl Nielsen Competition in Denmark. Born in Armenia in 1986, Hrachya Avanesyan moved to Belgium with his family at the age of 16 and is now settled there. From 2003 to 2008, he studied at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels in the class of Igor Oistrakh, son and pupil of legendary David Oistrakh. Since 2007, he has studied at the Queen Elisabeth College of music in Belgium with Augustin Dumay.
 
The music career of Sevak Avanesyanis very fascinating: Sevak Avanesyan is described as "a musician of extraordinary virtuosity and a remarkable range of sound capacities" (Bernard Greenhouse) and "undoubtedly, one of the most gifted musicians of his generation” (Janos Starker). Armenian cellist Sevak Avanesyan has been the solo cellist of the National Orchestra of Belgium and regular member of the jury of the Concours de musique d'Ysaye, the Triomphe de l'Art and the UGAB.
 
Lily Maisky was born in Paris in 1987 and grew up in Brussels. She began playing the piano at the age of four, with Lyl Tiempo, also studying with Hagit Kerbel, Ilana Davids and Alan Weiss. Lily was a pupil at the “Purcell School of Music” from 2001 till 2005 where she also studied jazz piano. She has attended master classes and received musical advice from renowned artists including Martha Argerich, Dmitri Bashkirov, Joseph Kalichstein, Pavel Gililov and Vitalij Margulis to name a few.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21
 
Solo pianist of South Korea
Recital by Junhee KIM
 
Junhee Kim, South-Korean pianist, began playing the piano at the age of five. He received several international prizes and awards and started to perform in front of a public at the age of 14 with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Seoul. He entered the international spotlight by winning the 2nd Great Prize and 3 Special Prizes at the age of 17 at the Concours International Long-Thibaud in 2007. “He plays with extreme concentration. He is only 17, but already plays as a professional musician,” said Aldo Ciccolini, president of the jury. He received several international prizes and awards in the latest years, including the 1st Prize at the International Contest of Vladimir Horowitz (Kiev 2017), the 1st Prize at the International Piano Contest of Massarosa (Italy, 2013) and the 1st Prize at the Young Concert Artists European Auditions (Leipzig 2015).

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22
 
2 concerts by the Ciné-Trio in the cinema hall
Presented by Claude LELOUCH
 
6 pm: Music from cartoons, feature-length animated films
9 pm: International film music
 
The CINÉ-TRIO results from the friendship linking three musicians that graduated on the same year at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse of Paris: Philippe Barbey-Lallia, Cyril Baleton and Timothée Oudinot. Their shared passion for film music led them to found this ensemble when they were still studying. Since then, the CINÉ-TRIO has created about 350 original arrangements of some of the most famous soundtracks composed for cinema, ranging from films of the 1930s to contemporary films.