March 30, 2018

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Baroque music meets electronic music at the Easter Festival

The happy meeting between Justin Taylor, the most prominent young harpsichordist of his generation, and David Chalmin, a composer of the American minimalist movement, resulted in the commission of these Seven Particles, mixing baroque instruments with electric guitar and various synthesizers. Preceded by an anthology of major baroque works, these Seven Particles will leave a large part to the improvisation as it was the custom at the time.

Justin Taylor, harpsichord and organ

The young Franco-American musician won, at the age of 23, the First Prize of the prestigious Bruges International Harpsichord Competition(Musiqua Antica International Competition Brugge). He also won the Audience Prize, the Alpha Prize and the EUBO Developping Trust Prize for the most promising young European baroque musician. Justin was nominated for the Victoires de la musique classique 2017 in the category Instrumental Soloist Revelation. That same year, the professional critics' association awarded him the Musical Revelation Prize.

From a very young age, Justin Taylor has been playing the piano and the harpsichord with passion. After studying both instruments in Angers, his hometown, Justin continued his studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris in the classes of Roger Muraro for the piano and Olivier Baumont and Blandine Rannou for the harpsichord.

His first solo disc, released in September 2016 by Alpha, paints a musical portrait of the Forqueray family. This recording was awarded, among others, a CHOC de l'année Classica, a Gramophone Editor's Choice, a Grand Prix de l'Académie Charles Cros, a Qobuzissime. After the great success of this first recording, Justin continues his collaboration with Alpha and will release a second album, Continuum, in May 2018. As comfortable on the fortepiano as he is on the harpsichord, Justin Taylor has recorded Mozart's 17th concerto Le Concert de La Loge (CHOC Classica, Aparté label). He will be in residence at BOZAR in Brussels for the 2017/2018 season.

The young musician has performed in recital at the Roque d'Anthéron festival, at the Folle Journée de Nantes, at the Auditorium du Louvre... and in many European cities. Justin Taylor will be heard in concertos with the Orchestre Royal de chambre de Wallonie (Frank Braley), the Geneva Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre de Picardie and the Mannheim Orchestra...

Justin Taylor has not abandoned the chamber music repertoire. With his ensemble Le Consort, he won the First Prize and the Audience Prize at the 2017 Val de Loire International Early Music Competition, presided over by William Christie. The young musicians of Le Consort perform repertoires as varied as they are complementary: baroque trio sonatas, classical chamber music with fortepiano and vocal repertoire with mezzo-soprano Eva Zaïcik. They are about to release a recording of French cantatas for Alpha. Justin has already been the guest of several programs broadcast on France 3, France Musique, RTBF-Musiq3... Justin Taylor is supported by the Fondation d'entreprise Safran and has been in residence at the Fondation Singer-Polignac with Le Consort since 2016.

David Chalmin, electronics and electric guitar

Composer, producer, sound engineer and musician, whether classical or avant-garde, David Chalmin explores music in all its forms.

From September 2018 and for two seasons, David will be an associate composer at Lieu Unique in Nantes.

In 2017, the Easter Festival of Deauville commissioned him to write a piece for baroque ensemble and electronics.

In March 2017 he wrote the original music for Madonna's short film Her Story, filmed by Luigi & Iango.

He is a member of the band Triple Sun alongside Massimo Pupillo and Raphaël Séguinier. Their debut album The City Lies in Ruins was released by Consouling Sounds in May 2016. Triple Sun joined forces with pianist Katia Labèque to create a project around Moondog' s music, which premiered at the Nuits de Fourvière (Lyon) in 2016.

In September 2016, the band joined Bryce and Aaron Dessner (The National) and Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) for the Invisible Bridge project at the Philharmonie de Paris.

In 2015, the ballet Star-Cross'd Lovers for which David composed the music was premiered at the Cité de la Musique. This work written for pianists Katia & Marielle Labèque accompanied by electric guitar, electronics and percussion, is based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet . The recording of this piece was released in 2017 by Deutsche Grammophon.

In 2014, the WDR Orchestra of Cologne commissioned him to write a suite of arrangements of Bernard Hermann's film music for piano, electric guitar and bass, percussion and orchestra.

In 2013, he created the duo UBUNOIR with the drummer Raphaël Séguinier.

As a sound engineer and producer he has worked with Shannon Wright, The National, Katia & Marielle Labèque, The Third Eye Foundation, Zu, Orchard, Gaspar Claus, Angelique Ionatos, Sting, Nadeah, B For Bang, Kalakan, Perrine En Morceaux, Antoine Sahler, François Morel, etc...

All about the

22nd Easter Festival


This is a first for the Festival, this concert will be broadcast live on Facebook. The concerts take place in the Salle Elie de Brignac, usually dedicated to horse sales. Its interior architecture made of laminated wood provides a very high quality acoustic sound. Arranged in an amphitheater, the 550 seats guarantee what is precious during a concert: the proximity with the artists.

Prices :
- 1 concert: 30 € (members of the association: 25 €, - 18 years old, students and job seekers: 10 € with reservation, free 1h before the concert at the ticket office of the Elie de Brignac hall and within the limits of available seats).
- Subscription for 7 concerts : 170 € (association members : 130 €)

Ticketing opens on February 19, 2018
Center International de Deauville (CID)
1, avenue Lucien Barrière, 14800 Deauville
Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (without interruption)
Tel: 02 31 14 14 74

Sale on the spot before the concert - opening 1h before the concert
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