Lea Desandre & Jupiter : Chasing RainbowsLea Desandre, Thomas Dunford and his ensemble Jupiter are premiering their « Chasing Rainbows », an hommage to the Broadway icon Julie Andrews, at the Opéra de Rouen! To be discovered : some excerpts from musicals such as The Sound of Music, The Boyfriend, Cinderella, My fair Lady, Mary Poppins, Victor Victoria and West Side Story, on December 22nd and 23rd.
Quatuor Arod: Valence & RotterdamThe Quatuor Arod is in concert at the Théâtre de la Ville in Valence after a screening of the documentary Ménage à Quatre by Bruno Monsaingeon, in a programme Haydn, Attahir and Debussy (on December 3rd), and at De Doelen in Rotterdam in the same programme (the 19th).
Julien Henric honors Maria CallasAfter Montpellier in November, Julien Henric pays tribute to Maria Callas in Mandelieu-La-Napoule (December 14), alongside soprano Cristina Pasaroiu and tenor Leonardo Sánchez: they retrace the life of La Callas through famous arias and duets as well as original texts by Olivier Bellamy.
Shani Diluka at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and at the Philharmonie de ParisShani Diluka is back at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées (on December 10th) for L’Histoire de Babar (animated illustrations by Cécile Pruvot) alongside François Morel. She is performing works by Kosma, Poulenc and Satie. She then performs minimalist works (Glass, Cage, Moondog) alongside illustrator Matthias Lehmann in Métamorphoses, a show based on Kafka’s eponymous work at the Philharmonie de Paris (16th).
Félicien Brut with the Orchestre Symphonique de l’Opéra de Limoges/Nouvelle-AquitaineFélicien Brut make his debuts alongside the Orchestre Symphonique de l’Opéra de Limoges/Nouvelle-Aquitaine, conducted by Johanna Malangré. He is performing Olympia by Karol Beffa, and the Concerto by Romain Dumas (premiered in 2023 with the Orchestre National de Bretagne), in the Grande Salle of the Opéra de Limoges on December 8th.
Alexandre Tharaud & RavelAlexandre Tharaud spends his month of December under the star of Ravel: he is back with the Orchestre Français des Jeunes and Michael Schønwandt at the Philharmonie de Paris in the Concerto en sol (the 5th) and then, the Nice Opera Orchestra under the baton of Daniele Callegari for the Left hand Concerto (on the 9th).
Marc Mauillon: Offenbach in Montpellier and at the ElbPhilharmonie HamburgMarc Mauillon resumes his rôle of Bobinet in La Vie Parisienne at the Opéra-Comédie in Montpellier, under the baton of Romain Dumas, directed by Christian Lacroix ‘from December 20th to January 4th). He then performs the title-role in Orphée aux Enfers with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, under the baton of Marc Minkowski!
Pierre Dumoussaud conducts the Orchestre de Chambre de Nouvelle-AquitainePierre Dumoussaud makes his debuts with the Orchestre de Chambre de Nouvelle-Aquitaine in December in a programme consisting of Gershwin, Copland (Clarinet concerto with Pierre Génisson), Goodman as well as Weill’s Second Symphony. They are performing in Marennes (the 15th), in Châtellerault (the 16th), and in Poitiers (the 17th).
Thomas Enhco makes his debuts at the Tonhalle ZürichThomas Enhco makes his debuts with the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, conducted by Alondra de la Parra, for the New Years Eve concerts (on December 30th and 31st). He is performing Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin, within a South American-inspired program (Chavez, Bernstein, Piazzolla).
Raphaël Pichon conducts the Münchner PhilharmonikerRaphaël Pichon conducts the Münchner Philharmoniker alongside singers Ying Fang, Ema Nikolovska, Robin Tritschler and Christian Immler, in a programme Schubert-Mozart. Not to miss on November 10th and 11th at the Isarphilharmonie.
Pierre Dumoussaud and Julien Henric at the Donizetti FestivalPierre Dumoussaud and Julien Henric (Lord Arthur Bucklaw) make their debuts at the Donizetti Festival in Bergamo, in Lucie de Lammermoor, staged by Jacopo Spirei, alongside notably Alexandre Duhamel (Henri Ashton), Patrick Kabongo (Edgard Ravenswood) and Caterina Sala (title-role), from November 18th to December 1st.
Marc Mauillon at the Théâtre des Champs ElyséesMarc Mauillon is at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Die Zauberflöte by Mozart, under the direction of François-Xavier Roth, staged by Cédric Klapisch. He embodies Monostatos alongside notably Cyrille Dubois (Tamino), Florian Karrer (Papageno) et Catherine Trottman (Papagena). From November 14th to 24th.
Thibaut Garcia at the Chapelle Corneille and at the Salle CortotThibaut Garcia is on tour on the occasion of the release of his album “El Bohemio”: he is in recital at the Chapelle Corneille in Rouen on November 21st – broadcasted live on Arte Concert. He also gives a week later the same recital at the Salle Cortot in Paris on the 28th.
Shani Diluka in recitalIn November, Shani Diluka is performing at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées (the 12th) alongside actor Denis Podalydès of the Comédie Française in Voix Off, a blend of storytelling and Bach and American minimalists music. Then on the same day, she is in recital at the Rencontres Musicales en Artois (Schubert, Liszt, Beethoven).
Tanguy de Williencourt in EuropeTanguy de Williencourt is in recital along with Bruno Philippe on the occasion of the release of their album of French music (Saint-Saëns, Franck, Fauré, Poulenc) : at La Courroie (on November 11th and 12th), then at the Wigmore Hall (the 26th). He is also performing at the Festpielhaus Baden-Baden along with the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble (the 23rd).
Lea Desandre and Thomas Dunford return to Carnegie HallThe duo Lea Desandre and Thomas Dunford returns across the Atlantic. They are in recital at Carnegie Hall (on November 2nd), in Philadelphia (the 3rd), at the Phillips Collection in Washington DC (the 5th), in Salt Lake City (the 7th), in San Diego (the 10th) and in Tucson (the 12th). Thomas Dunford is then in solo recital at the Philharmonie de Paris (the 26th).
Félicien Brut in concertoFelicien Brut reunites with the conductor Aurélien Azan Zielenski, this time alongside the Orchestre National de Bretagne, at the Opéra de Rennes (on November 3rd), to give Romain Dumas’s Concerto for accordion, premiered last August.
Amandine Beyer and Gli Incogniti at the Opéra de MontpellierAmandine Beyer and her ensemble Gli Incogniti are at the Opéra de Montpellier alongside Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s dance company Rosas to resume the show Mystery Sonatas/For Rosa – with the complete Rosary Sonatas by Biber (on November 14th and 15th).
Pierre Dumoussaud at the Staatsoper BerlinPierre Dumoussaud makes his debuts at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin conducting Idomeneo by Mozart, staging by David Mc Vicar. On stage are performing Saimir Pirgu (Idomeneo), Anna Stéphany (Idamante) & Mélissa Petit (Ilia). From October 13th to 27th.
Timothy Ridout – Gramophone Awards 2023Timothy Ridout is a finalist in the prestigious Gramophone Awards 2023 in the concerto category for his album devoted to Elgar & Bloch on Harmonia Mundi. Fingers crossed!
The Quatuor Arod releases a new albumThe Quatuor Arod releases a new album with Erato / Warner Classics, devoted to the pillars of French music : Ravel, Debussy and Attahir (Al Asr, co-commissioned in 2018 with ProQuartet and La Belle Saison). They are on European tour during the month of October: Schiermonnikoog Festival (the 1st and the 2nd), at the TivoliVrendenburg Utrecht (the 4th), in Viterbo, Italy (the 6th), in Fürstenfeldbruck (the 7th), in Villingen-Schwenningen (the 8th), in Gunzenhausen (the 15th), in Turin (the 18th), and on October 30th for a special event concert at the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord.
Julien Henric debuts at the Foundation Calouste GulbenkianJulien Henric makes his debuts at the Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon: he is performing Roméo et Juliette by Berlios along with Beth Taylor and Vincent le Texier, the choir and orchestra of the Gulbenkian, under the baton of John Nelson (October 5th and 6th).
Thomas Enhco at the Festival Pianoscope and with the Orchestre de PicardieThe Festival Pianoscope (Beauvais) has appointed Thomas Enhco to curate their 17th Festival edition, from October 13th to 15th. He is performing with Vassilena Serafimova in Bach Mirror (the 13th), with Stéphane Kerecki in A Modern Songbook (the 14th), and with Sarah Nemtanu and the Orchestre de Picardie under the baton if Johanna Malangré, Ravel’s Concerto en sol and his work Le Murmure des Oiseaux (the 15th). He then continues his tour with the orchestra in Abbeville (the 17th) and in Hirson (the 21st).
Lea Desandre, Thomas Dunford and “Idylle”October sees the release of the album Idylle by Thomas Dunford and Lea Desandre, with Erato / Warner Classics. An album of love songs of all eras, from Charpentier to Barbara, passing through Satie, Debussy, Offenbach and… Françoise Hardy! On the occasion of this release, the duo is in concert at the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord on the 23rd and on the 29th at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.
Thibaut Garcia on tourThibaut Garcia continues his Barrios tour on the occasion of the release of his album El Bohemio: he is performing at the Internationales de la Guitare (on October 1st) and in London (the 3rd). He then resumes his tour with the countertenor Philippe Jaroussky. They are in concert in Southern America, in Santa Rita Vineyards in Colombia (the 12th), and at the Auditorie Santa Ursula in Lima (the 14th).
Sleep tight, Tharaud is backAlexandre Tharaud gives a series of nocturnal musical sessions at the Philharmonie de Paris, with surprise guests: "Dodo Tharaud", a meditative musical moment in the dark. Not to be missed on 5, 6 and 7 October (two sessions each evening).
Tanguy de Williencourt on tour with the Sympfonieorkest VlaanderenThe pianist Tanguy de Williencourt is on tour with the Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen with Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto n°1 under the baton of Martjin Dendievel. They will be at the Bruges Concertgebouw (October 5th), at the CC Zwaneberg in Schouburg (the 6th), at De Singel Antwerpen (the 8th), and at De Biljoke in Gent (the 14th).
Damien Bigourdan at the Festival EnescuDamien Bigourdan makes his debuts at the Festival Enescu in Olivier Messiaen’s Saint François d’Assise. He embodies the Leper notably alongside Antoine Kessel, Elena Tsallagova, and Le Balcon, under the baton of Maxime Pascal, for a unique performance on September 20th. He also resumes his role of Alfredo Germont in the musical show “Traviata, you deserve a better future” after the work of Verdi, on September 12th, 14th, 15th, 22nd, 23rd, 26th, 27th, 29th and 30th as well as October 3rd at the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord in Paris.
Lea Desandre on a Japanese tour with Thomas DunfordLea Desandre and Thomas Dunford are on a Japanese tour to give their Italian (Monteverdi, Frescobaldi, Kapdberger, Merula) and French « Laissez durer la nuit » programmes. They are performing on September 18th at the Taisetsushi Crystal Hall in Asahikawa, in Tokyo at the Oji Hall on the 20th and on the 21st at the Toyosu Civic Hall and then on the 23rd at the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.
Anne Gastinel at the Festival Lumières d’EuropeAnne Gastinel is taking part in the Festival Lumières d’Europe, taking place in Bucharest during the Festival Enescu. It consists of masterclasses, conferences and concerts (built on works by Frank, Fauré, Debussy, Ravel, Chausson and Enescu) on the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th September.
Shani Diluka at the Théâtre du Châtelet and at the Salle Garnier in MonacoShani Diluka returns to the Théâtre du Châtelet for « Flouz », second part of the tryptic « Paradox Palace », after « Watch », under the direction of Jérôme Comte and Olivier Fredj, sharing the stage with musicians of the Ensemble Intercontemporain, among others, on September 8th, 9th and 10th. She then joins the musicians of the Orchestre Philharmonique of Montecarlo on September 17th for a concert honoring Rainier III (for the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of his birth), for a programme consisting of works by Boulanger and Mozart.
Thomas Enhco at the Philharmonie de ParisThomas Enhco returns to the Philharmonie de Paris : he is taking part in the annual Schubertiade, curated this year by Maria Joao Pires. He improvises on the great themes of Schubert on September 15th and 17th in the Grande Salle Pierre Boulez, and on the 16th at the Cité de la Musique.
Thibaut Garcia in Germany and SpainThibaut Garcia is performing in solo recital in Germany, on the figure of Agustin Barrios: he is at the Bremen Musikfest on September 5th, and on the 6th at the Traunsteiner Festival. He also makes his debuts at the Málaga Guitar Festival on the 29th.
Gli Incogniti in FranceAmandine Beyer’s ensemble returns to the Festival d’Ambronay on September 15th with the programme « The Bread of Lief », which consists of concerti grossi of Corelli and Haendel. They are also performing at the Festival de Saint-Denis on the 29th with the programme « BWV… or not? », lauching their residence there for the 2023-2024 season.
The Quatuor Arod at the Orangerie de SceauxThe Quatuor Arod is at the Festival de l’Orangerie in Sceaux for a concert lauching their next tour related to their next CD (to be released on October 27th). You can see them on September 23rd: for the projection of the documentary “Ménage à Quatre” by Bruno Monsaingeon at the movies, and then for their concert (Debussy, Attahir, Ravel).
Julien Henric at the Grand Théâtre de GenèveJulien Henric is performing on the stage of the Grand Théâtre de Genève in Verdi’s Don Carlos, under the baton of Marc Minkowski and the direction of Lydia Steier. He embodies the Count of Lerma alongside notably Charles Castronovo, Stéphane Degout… Not to miss on September 15th, 17th, 21st, 24th, 26th and 28th!
Alexandre Tharaud on tour with the OFJIn August, Alexandre Tharaud is playing Ravel’s Concerto en Sol alongside the Orchestre Français des Jeunes, conducted by Michael Schonwandt. They are in concert on August 23rd at the Saline Royale d’Arc et Senans, on the 25th at the Festival de la Chaise-Dieu, and on the 27th at the Konzerthaus Berlin.
Raphaël Pichon and Lea Desandre in The Marriage of FigaroRaphaël Pichon is still conducting The Marriage of Figaro in Salzburg, directed by Marin Kušej. Performances with Lea Desandre (Cherub), and notably soprano Sabine Devieihle on August 5th, 11th, 15th, 17th et 20th.
Tanguy de Williencourt on French tourTanguy de Williencourt is in recital on August 1st at La Roque d’Anthéron, on the stage of the Parc du Chateau de Florans: he is giving the Première Année (Suisse) of the Années de Pélérinage, as part of an integral alongside Jean-Frédéric Neuburger and Nathanaël Gouin. He then gives recitals on the 14th at the Domaine du Rayol (Beethoven, Schubert, Lizst), in Arreau on the 19th and in Armagnac on the 20th.
Félicien Brut touring EuropeFélicien Brut is touring France and Europe throughout August: he is playing with Thibaut Garcia, Lucienne Renaudin-Vary, Christian-Pierre La Marca, Edouard Macarez and the quintet Tango Nuevo, in France as well as in Lithuania and in Italy. On the 18th and the 19th, he is playing in concerto (a creation by Romain Dumas) at the Festi’Val d’Arly alongside conductor Aurélien Azan Zielinski.
Thomas Enhco on tour in FranceThomas Enhco continues his French tour : he plays on the 11th with the Quintet Tango Nuevo in Fouras, on the 12th in solo recital at the Festival Classique à Guéthary, on the 24th in Vézelay for a programme inspired by Violeta Parra alongside notably Emiliano Gonzalez Toro, and on the 26th at the festival Piano sous les arbres, alongside bassist Stéphane Kerecki for the programme of their new album « A Modern Songbook ».
Thibaut Garcia at the Rheingau FestivalThibaut Garcia is on recital on August 5th at Kloster Eberbach in Eltville, Germany, for the Rheingau Musik Festival. He gives a programme devoted to « Guitar’s Chopin » Barrios, with works by Albeniz, Llobet, Tarrega, Sainz de la Maza… as well.
Marc Mauillon in Titon et L’AuroreMarc Mauillon resumes his rôle of the god Aeolus in Titon et l’Aurore by Mondonville alongside les Arts Florissants, under the baton of William Christie, in the spectacular gardens of the latter. Not to miss on August 25th and 26th!
Gli Incogniti on tour in Spain and in GermanyAmandine Beyer’s ensemble is giving two concerts in Europe in August, with the programme « The Bread of Life », consisting of Corelli’s and Haendel’s Concerti grossi : at the Festival de Toroella on August 5th, and on the 6th at the Festival Peñiscola. On August 10th, they are performing at the Brühler Schlosskonzert in Germany, with a programme consisting of Richter, CPE Bach and Haydn’s works.
The Quatuor Arod at the Festival de la Chaise-DieuThe Quatuor Arod returns at the Festival de la Chaise Dieu and is performing on August 23rd alongside the Quatuor Hanson, for a programme devoted to Octets by Bruch, Shostakovitch and Mendelssohn. On the 24th, they are giving a quartet programme (Shostakovitch-Brahms), at the Auditorium Cziffra.
Bruno Philippe and Tanguy de Williencourt, the eternal companionshipDuring July, Bruno Philippe and Tanguy de Williencourt are touring the festivals of France. They are performing at Violoncelles en Folie on July 18th, at Promenades musicales du Pays d'Auge on July 22th and at Haut Calavon on July 28th. On the programme: Fauré, Schumann, Franck and Chopin, as a preview of their CD devoted to this repertoire, to be released in the autumn by Harmonia mundi.
Shani Diluka in Sri LankaShani Diluka gives two concerts in Colombo on July 8th and 11th. The programme includes Beethoven's Concerto No. 5 Op. 73 "The Emperor" which she performs accompanied by the Sri Lanka Symphony Orchestra.
Julien Henric at the Nuits Lyriques in MarmandeOn July 22th, Julien Henric embodies Alfredo in Guisepe Verdi's La Traviata in a short version with five stage partners in Gujan-Mestras, before a full-length performance in Marmande at the Théâtre Comoedia on August 19th.
Lea Desandre and Raphaël Pichon at the Salrbug FestivalFrom July 27th, Raphaël Pichon conducts the Wiener Phiharmoniker for the summer performances of The Marriage of Figaro at the Salzburg Festival in which Lea Desandre reprises her role as Cherubino. The director Martin Kušej gives us his version of this timeless opera.
The Arod Quartet’s summer tourThe 4 musicians are back together for a summer tour, kicking off the month of July at the Estivales de musique in the Médoc on July 7th, then moving on to the Dresden Frauenkirche in Germany on July 8th, finishing with the Saou chante Mozart festival on July 9th. We then have to wait until the end of the month to see them again in Gstaad on July 19th, then at the Marvao International Music Festival on the 26th and 27th July.
Thomas Enhco in MexicoAt the start of July, Thomas Enhco is at the Paax GNP Festival curated by the conductor Alondra de la Parra in Juárez, Mexico. After few Late Night concerts, he closes this edition on July 8th with Gershwin's Concerto in F for piano and orchestra, accompanied by the Impossible Orchestra.
Thibaut Garcia, the grand tour of summer festivalsThis July, Thibaut Garcia is touring the festivals of France and Germany with the guitarist Antoine Morinière and the accordionist Félicien Brut. The guitarist friends are playing Bach's Goldberg Variations on July 5th, 11th, 13th, 19th and 24th in France and at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Iserlohn guitar festival. Accompanied by Félicien Brut, he plays Vol de Nuit on July 3th and 15th. He also performs solo on the 17th and 21th July.
Anne Gastinel in Amsterdam for a Dvořák eveningAnne Gastinel, accompanied by the Orchestre National de Lille, performs at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw on July 19th ! The programme includes an evening of Dvořák under the direction of Alexandre Bloch.
Alexandre Tharaud tours FranceThis July, Alexandre Tharaud continues his Unstill Life adventure in collaboration with dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied. The duo performs in Carcassonne and then at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées at the beginning of the month, before Alexandre Tharaud’s return to the Festival de la Roque d'Anthéron for a performance on July 27th.
Thomas Enhco at the Opéra de Saint-EtienneThomas Enhco is making his debuts at the Opéra de Saint-Etienne for a Gershwin night. He is performing alongside conductor Giuseppe Grazioli, and is playing Concerto in F as well as Rhapsody in Blue, on June 27th at the Théâtre Massenet.
Pierre Dumoussaud back at the Opéra GarnierPierre Dumoussaud returns to the pit of the Opéra Garnier to conduct L’Histoire de Manon (Massenet), ballet in three acts (choreography MacMillan), every night from Tuesdays to Saturdays starting from June 20th.
Julien Henric at the Opéra de RouenThe tenor Julien Henric is performing at the Opéra de Rouen in Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette, under the baton of Pierre Dumoussaud, as Tybalt, on the 9th, 11th, 13th and 15th.
Damien Bigourdan au Festival PulsationsDamien Bigourdan is at Raphaël Pichon’s Festival Pulsations in June, at the Théâtre Femina in Bordeaux. He embodies Alfredo Germont in the musical show « Traviata, you deserve a better future » after the work of Verdi, by Benjamin Lazae, Florent Hubert and Judith Chemla. Not to miss on June 26th and 27th.
Lea Desandre returns to the Opera de ParisLea Desandre returns to the stage of the Opera Garnier: she embodies Stephano in Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette, alongside notably Elsa Dreisig, Benjamin Bernheim, Laurent Naouri… for the June performances, on the 17th, 20th, 23rd, 26th and 27th.
Jupiter at the Festival de Saint-Denis and at the Festival d’Auvers-sur-OiseThe Jupiter Ensemble, under the direction of Thomas Dunford, is in Saint-Denis on June 4th for the programme Amazone with the singer Lea Desandre. On the 22nd, the ensemble is at Auvers Sur Oise for a programme consisting of concertos by Bach and Vivaldi, with notably Théotime Langlois de Swarte and Bruno Philippe.
Thibaut Garcia in JapanThibaut Garcia is back in Japan for a recital tour, in a programme around the works of Barrios : he performs on the 17th in Saitama, on the 18th and 21st in Tokyo, on the 20th in Kanagawa and on the 23rd in Osaka.
Marc Mauillon and Michel Fau in Zémire et AzorIn June, you can find Marc Mauillon and Michel Fau in Zémire et Azor (conducted by Louis Langrée) by André Grétry : Marc Mauillon embodies Sander, and Michel Fau, who is staging the opera, the evil fairy. Not to miss on the 23rd, 25th, 26th, 28th and 29th June, as well as July 1st (conducted by Théotime Langlois de Swarte) at the Opéra-Comique.
Alexandre Tharaud and Benjamin Millepied at the Nuits de FourvièreAlexandre Tharaud and Benjamin Millepied launch their common projects, Unstill Life, a creation combining dance and piano, which are equally passionate to either of them. A performance to be discovered at the Nuits de Fourvière, at the Grand Théâtre, on June 13rd, 14th and 15th.
Thomas Enhco in concerto in EpinalIn May, Thomas Enhco is performing along with the Orchestral Ensemble Epinal La Belle Image, under the baton of Aurélien Azan Zielinski for a concert consisting of his own works (his Piano Concerto as well as the piece Eclipse), as well as Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin. He is performing on May 11th the Auditorium de La Louvière in Epinal.
Alexandre Tharaud in recital at the Philharmonie de ParisAlexandre Tharaud returns at the Philharmonie de Paris for a solo recital. He gives, in the Grande Salle Pierre Boulez, Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, Grieg’s Lyric Pieces, his own piece Corpus Volubilis as well as Beethoven Sonata Apassionata. A concert that promises to be unforgettable.
Pierre Dumoussaud back at the Opéra de RouenPierre Dumoussaud is performing at the Opéra de Rouen for a programme around Debussy (Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, La Mer) et Ravel (Ma Mère l’Oye, La Valse) and dance. He is conducting the orchestra on May 12th and 13th at the Théâtre des Arts in Rouen, and on the 14th in Forges.
Tanguy de Williencourt, artist director of the Tempo Piano Croisic FestivalTanguy de Williencourt takes up the artistic direction of the Festival « Tempo Piano » in le Croisic. On the programme this year notably Félicien Brut alongside Edouard Macarez on May 19th, Bruno Philippe and Tanguy de Williencourt on May 20th, and the Quatuor Arod with Claire Désert on the 21st. Not to miss!
Amandine Beyer back in SaintesIn May, Amandine Beyer meets the Jeune Orchestre de l’Abbaye again, under the baton of Léo Warynski. She plays the Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, on the 22nd in Saintes and on the 23rd at the Théâtre des Quatre Saisons in Gradignan.
Thibaut Garcia on European tourIn May, Thibaut Garcia tours Europe : he plays on the 6th in Avellino (Italy), on the 10th at the Bridge Festival in Eindhoven (Netherlands), on the 16th at La Criée in Marseille with the Tango Nuevo Quintet, on the 18th in Lucern, on the 20th in Paris (Festival Bagatelles), then in Parma, on the 25th in concerto and on the 26th in solo recital.
The Quatuor Arod on tour in France and in EuropeThe French and European tour of the Quatuor Arod starts again in May : they are performing at the Opéra de Rouen on the 11th, in Le Croisic on the 21st and in Bourgoin-Jallieu on the 25th. They also get back on stage with cellist Julia Hagen for Schubert’s Quintet, on the 23rd in Potsdam!
Anne Gastinel on tour in SpainAnne Gastinel is on tour with the Euskadiko Orquestra, under the direction of Karel March Chichon. She is playing the Cello concerto by Korngold, on May 4th in Donostia, on May 8th in Pamplona, on the 9th in Vitoria-Gasteiz, and on the 12th in Bilbao.
Julien Henric joins L’Agence for worldwide general managementTenor Julien Henric is joining L’Agence. After debuts at the Teatre de Liceu in Barcelona, at the Opéra de Bordeaux and at the Opéra de Paris, the young tenor, who graduated in 2019, is on stage at the Opéra de Rouen, and back at the Festival de Marmande for 2023. Welcome to him!
Raphaël Pichon laureate of the Victoires de la Musique ClassiqueRaphaël Pichon and his ensemble Pygmalion are laureates of the Victoires de la Musique Classique : they win the « recording of the year » Victoire with the Matthaüs-Passion by JS Bach, alongside notably Sabine Deviehle and Stéphane Degout.
Alexandre Tharaud in residence at the Auditorium de LyonAlexandre Tharaud returns in Lyon in April: he plays the Concerto pour la main gauche by Ravel alongside the Orchestre National de Lyon, under the baton of David Afkham, on the 20th in Liège and on the 22nd in Lyon. On the 21st, he plays in a performance blending music and readings of his book by actor Gilles Privat, with musicians of the orchestra. This is followed by a Dodo Tharaud, an experience of musical relaxiation. On the 23rd, he is in concert with Angélique Kidjo.
Pierre Dumoussaud conducts IphigénieAfter the success of Hamlet (Télérama « Pierre Dumoussaud’s conducting insists of the dramatism of the score […] a freedom of interpretation that will have elicited nothing but applause. » Pierre Dumoussaud returns to the Opera of Montpellier to conduct Iphigénie en Tauride by Gluck. Not to miss on April 19th, 21st and 23rd!
Thomas Dunford and Lea Desandre in EuropeThomas Dunford and Lea Desandre reunite with Jupiter Ensemble and Ambroisine Bré to perform the Leçons de Ténèbres, on April 6th at the Kölner Philharmonie, and on the 17th at the AMUZ Festival. They then meet again as a duo at the Auditori de Barcelona for their programme Laissez durer la nuit.
Thomas Enhco : from the Köln Concert to JapanIn April, Thomas Enhco gives a second life to Keith Jarrett’s iconic “Köln Concert” alongside Maki Namekawa at the Philharmonie de Paris on April 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th. He then flies to Japan where he performs Mozart’s Concerto N°21 along with the Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa conducted by Jean-Claude Casadesus. He then gives solo recitals on the 22nd at the Seijo Hall in Tokyo, on the 23rd in Fukuoka and on the 25th in Tokyo again, at the Nikkei Hall.
The Kitgut Quartet on tour in SwedenIn April, Amandine Beyer’s Kitgut Quartet is reunited for a long Swedish tour, in programs combining Telemann, Schiedt, Alberechtsberger, Schubert, Purcell, Haydn, Locke… Not to miss on the 16th in Båstad, on the 18th in Malmö, on the 19th in Laholm, on the 22nd in Särö et on the 23rd in Halmstad.
Bruno Philippe and Tanguy de Williencourt at the Festival de Pâques d’Aix en ProvenceFor the 10 years anniversary of the Festival de Pâques d’Aix-en-Provence, Bruno Philippe returns for two concerts on April 14th and 16th. As for Tanguy de Williencourt, he plays alongside David Kadouch and the Quintette Ouranos (Mozart’s Quintet for piano and winds and Schubert’s Fantasie).
The Quatuor Arod on tour in the USIn April, the Quatuor Arod returns to the USA: they are in Rockville (MD) on the 23rd, in Occidental (CA) on the 28th, in San Francisco on the 29th, in Walnut Creek on the 30th and in Palo Alto on May 1st.
Anne Gastinel in concert in CanadaAnne Gastinel reunites with her stage partners Philippe Cassard and David Grimal for a concert at the Salle Bourgie in Montréal, on April 20th, alongside violist Juean-Miguel Hernandez (for Fauré’s Piano Quartet and Schubert’s Trio n°2), and a concert at the Club Musical de Québec on April 23rd (Beethoven, Brahms, Ravel).
Anne Gastinel is playing Brahms Double ConcertoAnne Gastinel is back on stage with David Grimal in March to perform Brahms’s Double Concerto, on the 18th at the Théâtre de Caen, and on the 25th at The Volcan in Le Havre. The both of them meet their trio partner Philippe Cassard for three concerts: the 19th in Caen, the 23rd in Charleville-Mézières, and on the 26th in Le Havre, to continue their homage to Brahms with chamber music.
The Piazzolla Quintet in FranceThe quintet Félicien Brut, Thomas Enhco, Jordan Victoria, Thibaut Garcia and Edouard Macarez reunites for two concerts in March. They are honouring Piazzolla on March 9th at the Halle aux Grains in Blois, and on the 11th at the Auditorium of the Opéra de Bordeaux, with their programme « Tango Nuevo ».
Raphaël Pichon at the Opéra du RhinIn March and April, Raphaël Pichon conducts his ensemble Pygmalion in L’Incoronazione di Poppea at the Opéra du Rhin. He also conducts the singers Giulia Semenzato (Poppea), Kangmin Justin Kim (Nero), Emeliano Gonzalez Toro (Arnalta) alongisde director Evgeny Titov. A first fot the conductor, not to be missed, on March 24th, 26th, 28th and 30th, on April 1st, 16th, 18th and 29th.
Marc Mauillon returns to CopenhagenMarc Mauillon returns at the Danish Royal Opera in the title rôle of Orfeo by Monteverdi, under the baton of Lars Ulrik Mortensen and the direction of Jetske Mijnssen. He is on stage on March 24th, 26th, 28th and 30th, as well as April 1st and 5th.
Thibaut Garcia meets the Orchestre du Capitole again for a new concertoThibaut Garcia returns in Toulouse to perform alongside the Orchestre National du Capitole for the world premiere of the first guitar concerto by Benjamin Attahir, conducted by Pierre Bleuse. A concert not to miss, in Toulouse or on France Music radio, on March 17th.
Pierre Dumoussaud conducts HamletIn March, Pierre Dumoussaud makes his debuts with the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Paris : he conducts Hamlet by Ambroise Thomas, in a staging by Krzysztof Warlikowski, with notably Ludovic Tézier (title role), Eve-Maud Hubeaux, Jean Teitgen… Not to miss on March 11th, 14th, 17th, 21st, 24th, 27th, 30th, as well as April 2nd, 5th and 9th.
Jupiter on tour in the US and in CanadaThe Ensemble Jupiter is back in North America for a major tour. Gathering around Thomas Dunford are Bruno Philippe, Lea Desandre… They are giving their programme Vivaldi: in Princeton on the 9th, in Philadelphia on the 10th, in Albany on the 12th, in Québec on the 14th, in Montreal on the 15th, in Berkley on the 17th, in Vancouver the 19th, in Colombus the 25th and in Saint Paul on the 26th.
Amandine Beyer and Gli Incogniti on French tourIn March, Gli Incogniti are touring France to give the Rosary Sonatas by Biber, still alongside Anne Teresa de Keersmaecker’s dance company Rosas. They are performing at Lille opera on March 14th, 15th and 16th, in Paris at the Théâtre du Chatelet on the 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th, and at the Arsenal de Metz on the 31st. On another note, Amandine Beyer is the ambassador of the Early Music Day 2023, which is taking place on March 21st.
Félicien Brut makes his debuts in LebanonFélicien Brut makes his debuts at the Festival Al Bustan in Lebanon alongside his stage partners, the Quatuor Hermès and double-bassist Edouard Macarez on March 13th, for a program consisting of contemporary work, musette waltzes and emblematic pieces of the repertoire. Not to miss!
Alexandre Tharaud at the Festival PrésencesAlexandre Tharaud is performing at the Festival Présences on February 11th at the Maison de la Radio. Alongside the Orchestre National de France under the baton of François-Xavier Roth, he plays the world premiere of Mare Marginis for piano and orchestra by Ramon Lazkano.
Anne Gastinel at the Folle Journée de Nantes and in CherbourgThe month of February is placed under the sign of chamber music for Anne Gastinel. She is playing on the 4th at the Folle Journée de Nantes along with Claire Désert and Pierre Fouchenneret (Notturno by Schubert, Verklärte Nacht trio transcription by Schoenberg), and on the 9th alongside the Quatuor Confluence for Schubert’s Quintet in Cherbourg.
Timothy Ridout in recital at the Salle CortotOn February 2nd, Timothy Ridout is back in Paris for a recital with pianist James Baillieu around Williams, Bloch and Clarke, at the Salle Cortot. A concert not to miss!
Bruno Philippe in concertoBruno Philippe meets the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Rouen again for the Concerto in A Major of CPE Bach, under the baton of Andreas Spring. He plays at the Théâtre des Arts on February 10th and 11th, and on the 12th in Bourg-Achard.
Thibaut Garcia on European tourThibaut Garcia is on European tour. He meets Josep-Ramon Olivé again at the Philharmonie de Paris on February 5th, where he plays on the guitars of the Music Museum of the Cité de la Musique. On the 17th, he makes his debuts at the Muziekgebouw Amsterdam alongside Philippe Jaroussky, with whom he returns to the Théâtre des Champs Elysées on the 19th. He then flies to Norway for the Hemsing Festival, alongside notably Eldbjørg Hemsing, Adrien La Marca, the Goldmund Quartet…
Pierre Dumoussaud conducts the Orchestre Philharmonie de StrasbourgPierre Dumoussaud makes his debuts with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg. He is in concert on February 11th for two concerts of Pierre et le Loup. A performance of the whole family, narrated by Mélody Pini!
Jérôme Ducros returns to the USIn February, Jérôme Ducros returns to Argyros (Ketchum, ID, USA) along with Gautier Capuçon for two recitals around the Sensations album. They are in concert on the 24th and the 25th.
Félicien Brut in AlbertvilleFélicien Brut makes his debuts with the Orchestre d’Harmonie d’Albertville alongside Lucienne Renaudin-Vary. The two musicians play at the Dôme on February 4th for the New Year concert of the orchestra, in a program that will notably consist of Caprice d’Accordéoniste by Thibault Perrine, of the Flambée Montalbanaise… A unique concert not to be missed!
The Quatuor Arod on European tourIn February, the Quatuor Arod is on tour in Germany and in France: they are in Reutlingen and Göppingen on February 2nd and 3rd, and in Sarcelles on the 4th, as well as at the Opéra de Montpellier on the 15th, for programs around Debussy and Attahir.
Alexandre Tharaud on tour with Jean-Guihen QueyrasAlexandre Tharaud is on tour with cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras, for a programme around works of Marin Marais: they are playing all across Europe in January. On the 13th, they are performing at the Philharmonie de Paris, and on the 22Nd at the Auditorium National de Lyon. Two French concerts that promise to be unforgettable!
Anne Gastinel in concertoAnne Gastinel is returning to the Orchestre National de Lyon, alongside violinist Alena Baeva, for Brahms Double Concerto. Under the baton of conductor Speranza Scappucci, she is performing on January 12th at the Auditorium de Lyon and on January 13th at the Seine Musicale.
Shani Diluka makes her debuts at the Wigmore HallShani Diluka is returning to London to debute at the Wigmore Hall on January 16th. She is giving a programme consisting of works by Beethoven, Grieg and Liszt, « Entre ciel et terre » (Between Heaven and Earth).
Pierre Dumoussaud in JapanPierre Dumoussaud is flying to Japan to conduct the Ensemble Kanazawa Orchestra again, for a French program (Menut, Ravel, Poulenc) on January 28th.
Lea Desandre in MadridLea Desandre returns to the Teatro Real de Madrid, under the baton of William Christie, alongside Les Arts Florissants for 5 performances of Dido & Aeneas, where she is holding the title-role. Not to miss between January 17th and 22nd.
Félicien Brut in concertoFélicien Brut is making his debuts with the Orchestre de Tours, with which he gives a programme consisting of Piazzolla, Waksman and Perrine. Not to miss on January 6th and 7th in Tours, and on the 8th in Vendôme!
Amandine Beyer and Gli Incogniti in EuropeIn January, Amandine Beyer and Gli Incogniti return to La Coursive for the “chocolate concert” on January 8th, in their program “Beyond the limits”. The ensemble continues their Europen tour alongside dance company Rosas, playing the Rosary Sonatas by Heirich Ignaz Franz Biber : they are in Porto on the 20th and 21st, then in Lisboa on the 25th and 26th.
The Quatuor Arod in Hong KongThe Quatuor Arod is making their debut in Hong Kong, for an only concert (Mendelssohn, Attahir, Debussy and premiering Pendulum by Liu Kon Lok.) After a few masterclasses, they are performing on January 16th.
Dayner Tafur Diaz makes his debuts in MulhouseOn January 1st, Dayner Tafur Diaz makes his debuts in Mulhouse and Colmar, where he conducts the Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse for their New Years concert, “Harp and New Year” - along with notably the soloist Emmanuel Ceysson.
Timothy Ridout and BerliozTimothy Ridout is releasing a new album around Berlioz along with John Nelson and the Orchestre National de Strasbourg, in which he offers a magistral performance of the iconic Harold en Italie, which complements the Nuits d’été (Michael Spyres) which preceeds his work on the album – not to pass on!
Pierre Dumoussaud conducts CinderellaPierre Dumoussaud is returning to Bordeaux to conduct the Orchestre National de Bordeaux Aquitaine, which accompanies Bordeaux ballet in Prokofiev’s Cinderella : a good way to end 2022. Not to miss on December 10th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st!
The Quatuor Arod on European tourThe Quatuor Arod continues to tour Europe: on December 11th, they are returning to Brighton for a programme around Debussy, Attahir and Mendelssohn. On December 16th, they are playing at the Salle Cortot in Paris for the opening of the season of Les Complices du Lynx, in a programme around Debussy Quartet and Schumann Piano Quintet with pianist Théo Fouchenneret. On the 18th, they are making their debuts in Florence, where they will perform Attahir and Mendelssohn.
Jérôme Ducros in concert with Gautier CapuçonJérôme Ducros is in concert with Gautier Capuçon – on December 1st at the Cirque d’Hiver in Paris for the release of the album Sensations, along with the Orchestre National de Bretagne, conducted by Johanna Malangré. On December 10th, they are in reital at the Wigmore Hall.
Félicien Brut in concert at the Théâtre du ChâteletOn December 12th, Félicien Brut celebrates the release of his new album: J’ai deux amours – The Paris album, at the Théâtre du Châtelet, alongside the Republican Guard Orchestra as well as numerous surprise guests! A unique concert not to be missed!
Jupiter on European tourJupiter tours Europe in December. Firstly alongside Iestyn Davies and Lea Desandre: they are at the Luxembourg Philharmonie on the 6th, at the Wigmore Hall on the 8th, at the Wiener Konzerthaud on the 9th, on a Haendel programme. They then are giving their Vivaldi programme, alongside notably cellist Bruno Philippe, on the 11th at the Berliner Staatsoper, and on the 13th at the TAP Poitiers.
Shani Diluka on tour in Sri Lanka and IndiaShani Diluka in on tour in December: she is giving Mozart’s Concerto N.23 in Colombo, alongside Colombo Chamber Music Society Orchestra, under the baton of Lakshman De Seram. She then flies to India where she is giving two recitals: on December 15th in Chandigarh, and on the 16th in Delhi.
Gli Incogniti on tour in France and ItalyAmandine Beyer and Gli Incogniti go back on stage in December for a French and Italian tour – around Bach “Concertos for the Prince” as well as their last programme Il mondo al rovescio. You can see them on December 2nd in Naples, on December 4th at the Théâtre de Cornouailles, and on the 6th in Toulouse.
Little Shop of Horrors at the Opéra-Comique!This winter, Maxime Pascal conducts the musical Little Shop of Horrors, orchestrated by Arthur Lavandier at the Opéra-Comique, alongside Valérie Lesort and Christian Hecq, with notably Marc Mauillon and Damien Bigourdan. Not to miss on the 10th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 16th, 18th, 20th, 21st, 24th and 25th of December!
New signature : Dayner Tafur DiazL’Agence is thrilled to welcome young peruvian conductor, Dayner Tafur Diaz. At only 24 years old, he has won the first prize of the International Conductor Competition in Liège. Already recognized as a “genius of the baton”, he is returning to Liège next season, and will also debut at the Orchestre de Mulhouse.
Alexandre Tharaud and CinemaAt the time of the release of his album Cinéma (Erato Warner Classics), pianist Alexandre Tharaud presents the program to the public on the 12th in Montauban alongside conductor Sonia Ben Santamaria and the Orchestre National de la Cité d’Ingres, on the 17th in Amiens, and on the 30th at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées with the Orchestre National de Bordeaux Aquitaine, under the baton of Pierre Dumoussaud. He is also in recital in Aurillac on the 19th and in Bourgoin-Jallieu on the 24th.
The Quatuor Arod on European tourThe Quatuor Arod is on European tour in November in programs around works of Bartok, Schubert, Mozart, Janacek, Debussy… They return to Germany alongside cellist Julia Hagen on the 9th in Neumarkt, and on the 21st as a quartet in Lindau. In the mean time, they are going to Vienne, France, on November 13th, and in Switzerland in Boswil on the 20th and in Liestal on the 22nd. They conclude their tour on the 25th in Prague alongside Boris Borgolotto.
Raphaël Pichon in BostonRaphaël Pichon meets the Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra again for two performances of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro alongside director James Darrah. He conducts notably Jacquelyn Stucker (Contessa), Cody Quattlebaum (Conte) Krzysztof Bączyk (Figaro) and Ying Fang (Susanna). Not to miss on November 17th and 18th in Boston!
Thibaut Garcia on European tourIn November, Thibaut Garcia makes his debuts with the Orchestre National de Lyon, under the baton of Ben Glassberg. The guitarist plays the Aranjuez Concerto in Lyon on November 11th, and at the Grand Théâtre de Provence in Aix-en-Provence on the 12th.
Thomas Dunford on tour in North AmericaThomas Dunford returns to the other side of the Atlantic, firstly in duo with one of his long-time stage partner, Iestyn Davies, on November 14th in San Francisco, on the 16th in Bennington, on the 18th in St James Lancaster, on the 20th at the Caramoor Festival. He then continues his tour solo with a Bach programme, on the 25th in Vancouver, on the 26th in Victoria, on the 27th in Calgary, on the 29th in Montreal, then December 3rd at the Library of Congress in Washington DC.
Félicien Brut on an Irish tourFélicien Brut is on an Irish tour in November, alongside Christian-Pierre La Marca, for a program blending different culture, different styles, different musical personalities. You can see them perform in Letterkenny on the 10th, in Leap on the 12th, in Clifden on the 14th, in Roscommon on the 15th, in Dublin on the 16th, in Listowel on the 17th et in Kilkenny on the 18th.
Lea Desandre : European tour with Cecila BartoliLea Desandre re-embodies Annio in La Clemenza di Tito for a European tour alongside Cecilia Bartoli, under the baton of Gianluca Capuano: you can see them perfom on November 19th at the Fondation Gianadda in Martignt, on the 22nd at Zürich Tonhalle, on the 25th at Paris Philharmonie, on the 28th at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège, on the 30th at LuxPhil, and on December 3rd at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.
Amandine Beyer in Saintes and LilleAmandine Beyer conducts the Jeune Orchestre de l’Abbaye in Saintes on November 16th, in Beethoven 1st Symphony and Hummel Piano Concerto n°2, with pianofortist Luca Montebugnoli. She is then playing at Lille Opera to accompany dancer Boris Charmatz in his project 10000 Gestes. Two unique events not to miss!
The Kitgut Quartet in Rouen and DijonThe Kitgut Quartet makes its debut in Rouen at the Chapelle Corneille on February 24th for a programme based on Purcell, Locke and Haydn. They will be at the Dijon Opera on 29th and 30th March for a multi-disciplinary programme alongside dancer Boris Chamatz, as part of his collaboration with Amandine Beyer.
Alexandre Tharaud in recitalAlexandre Tharaud is back on the road in France: he is in solo recital on February 6th and 9th in Périgueux and then in Lyon, on February 17th and 19th in Rouen and Bordeaux with Sabine Devieilhe, on March 25th in Metz with Angélique Kidjo, and on March 27th in Strasbourg in a programme of chamber music around Beethoven.
The Quatuor Arod on tourIn March, the Arod Quartet reunites with cellist Julia Hagen for a tour of Germany, from Baden-Württemberg to Schleswig-Holstein, to perform Schubert's Two-Cello Quintet and Mozart's "Dissonnance" Quartet. They are then returning to the United States for a tour of the country: La Jolla, Santa Barbara, Oklahoma City, Charlottesville, Bryan and Tempe.
Marc Mauillon returns to PelléasIn March, Marc Mauillon takes up the title role in Pelléas et Mélisande alongside Judith Chemla, under the baton of Kirill Karabits and the direction of Benjamin Lazar at the Montpellier Opera. To be seen on March 9th, 11th and 13th.
Thibaut Garcia on European tourAfter his tour with Philippe Jaroussky, in their programme A sa guitare, Thibaut Garcia continues to go around Europe in different formations: in chamber music at the Buergenstock festival (Switzerland) with, among others, Andreas Ottensamer, in a concerto in Saint-Etienne, in a duet with Félicien Brut in Belfast, with the Piazzolla quintet in Villers-Cotterêts, as a soloist in Abbeville or in Bergen, Norway.
Michel Fau resumes his Wozzeck directionAfter the success in Toulouse last November, Michel Fau is staging Wozzeck again at the Opéra Garnier in Montecarlo. Not to be missed on March 25th, 27th and 29th!
Pierre Dumoussaud: the next revelation?Pierre Dumoussaud has been nominated in the new category "Revelation conductor" for the Victoires de la Musique Classique, which will take place on March 9th at the Grand Théâtre de Provence. In February, Pierre Dumoussaud is returning to the Bordeaux Opera Orchestra for five performances of Jules Massenet's Werther, alongside Romain Gilbert (stage director). He will conduct Benjamin Bernheim in the title role until February 12th, date on which it will be possible to listen to the live broadcast on France Musique.
Lea Desandre : from Paris to the USAAfter receiving critical acclaim, Lea Desandre continues to play Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel at the Opéra de Paris until February 18th. She will then fly to the United States for the first tour of Jupiter across the Atlantic (alongside Thomas Dunford and Bruno Philippe). The ensemble will make its debut in San Francisco, San Diego, Washington and at Carnegie Hall in New York
Amandine Beyer and Gli Incogniti on European tourGli Incogniti and Amandine Beyer are resuming their collaboration with the dance company Rosas (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker) in the programme Mysteriën Sonaten, based on Biber's Rosary Sonatas, which are famous for their numerous violin scordaturas. Not to be missed from 16 to 18 February in Bruges, 11 and 12 March in London and 18 and 19 in Seville.
Amandine Beyer, summer tour with Gli IncognitiEmbaroquement immédiat with Amandine Beyer, on July 7 at the Saint-Géry Church! This festival is part of a tour of the violinist with her ensemble Gli Incogniti, which starts in Marseille on July 3 for Mars en baroque, stops in Switzerland on July 4 and 5 for the Summer Concerts in Saint-Germain, before joining Brittany on July 8 for the Petit Festival en Trégor.
Piazzolla Quintet: Radio France Montpellier – With the creation of Thomas EnhcoThe Piazzolla Quintet is the guest of the Radio France Montpellier Festival on July 21. Félicien Brut, Thibaut Garcia, Thomas Enhco, Edouard Macarez and Jordan Victoria pay tribute to the famous Argentinean composer whose centenary year is 2021. Their program also features a creation by Thomas Enhco. On July 27, the quintet plays in Béziers, before continuing the festivities in August.
Tharaud, Diluka, Enhco at the Debussy FestivalThe Debussy Festival in Argenton-sur-Creuse is the meeting point for three of the Agency's artists. Alexandre Tharaud and Rameau on July 22, Thomas Enhco and Bach on July 24, Shani Diluka and Proust also on July 24. Rendezvous for three charming afternoons in the Grenouille garden, in a light atmosphere with a guinguette feel.
Shani Diluka, European tourFor this month of July, Shani Diluka is touring Europe! First in Switzerland in Boswil then in Collonge-Bellerive with the CHAARTS orchestra conducted by Gábor Takács-Nagy on July 4 and 8, then in Austria at the Schubert Hall of the Konzerthaus in Vienna on July 13... to return to France on July 31 at the Toulon Opera, with a Beethoven/Liszt/Rhim program.
Marc Mauillon in the Abbatiale de ConcquesThe Festival Radio France Montpellier welcomes Marc Mauillon on July 22 at the Abbey of Concques for a concert around the Leçons de Ténèbres, by Michel Lambert. This repertoire gave him the material for a critically acclaimed recording, chosen by France Musique, Choc Classica and Gramophone recommendation.
Bruno Philippe reveals Bach at La Roche-GuyonOn July 29, Bruno Philipe performs the Bach suites at the Festival des Révélations de La Roche-Guyon, where he had, in the past, participated in masterclasses. After having recorded them a few months before, this is the first concert where he gives these suites in front of an audience since the interruption linked to the health crisis. Something to look forward to and get your tickets now!
Jupiter : tour in the north of EuropeThe Ensemble Jupiter chooses the Nordic countries as the best destination for its summer tour, with its Amazon program. Thomas Dunford will play two concerts with Théotime Langlois de Swarte; these Mad Lovers (the title of their last CD) will propose a program around Eccles, Purcell, Dowland and other British composers of the 17th and 18th centuries. For travelers, rendez-vous on July 17 and 18 in Wonderfeel (Netherlands), on July 20 and 21 in Hindsgavl (Netherlands), on July 24 and 25 in Haapsalu (Estonia).
Arod Quartet: German rideThis summer, the Arod Quartet is riding through Germany: in Schleswig-Holstein on July 8, 10 and 11 with Daniel Hope, Rheingau on July 14, Mettlach on July 16 and 18, they take Haydn, Schumann, Debussy and Mendelsohn with them... before taking Beethoven and Kurtàg to Marvao, Portugal, on July 29.
Lea Desandre, the Cherub of AixThe Festival of Aix en Provence welcomes Lea Desandre from July 2 to 16 for 7 performances of The Marriage of Figaro. She plays Cherubino in a staging by Lotte de Beer, under the direction of Thomas Hengelbroeck. The director, renowned for her committed readings, brings Mozart's work into resonance with the Me Too movement, and tackles head-on the apprenticeship of life through the relationships of sex and power.
Viva Vivaldi in Avignon !Lea Desandre, Thomas Dunford and the Ensemble Jupiter are this June 12 at the Jardin du Musée Calvet in a co-production of the Opéra grand Avignon, along with Bruno Philippe. A program around the great arias of Vivaldi, from Juditha triumphans to Il Farnace, through Griselda, for the season of Baroque Music in Avignon.
And Vlan ! Damien Bigourdan at the ChâteletFor the whole of the second half of June, Damien Bigourdan will be performing Vlan dans l'oeil, an opera-bouffe in three acts by Hervé, in the role of Alexandrivore. Created in video at the Bordeaux Opera, this show finally arrives on stage at the Théâtre du Châtelet. Directed by Pierre André Weitz, of course accompanied by Olivier Py, this production by the Palazzetto Bru Zane, which focuses on French romantic music, is an opportunity to rediscover a repertoire that has been somewhat neglected in recent years.
Pierre Dumoussaud with his head in the stars at the Opéra national de ParisThis June 2, the conductor Pierre Dumoussaud makes his debut at the Opéra national de Paris. At the Palais Garnier, he conducts the Étoiles and the Ballet de l'Opéra in a tribute to Roland Petit, with three of his mythical works: Carmen, Le Jeune Homme et la Mort and Le Rendez-vous. In addition, on June 8, the TV channel Culturebox will broadcast its "Gala pour une salle vide" (Gala for an empty hall) imagined with the director Michel Fau at the Opéra Comique (Paris) with Marie-Nicole Lemieux.
A composition by Thomas Enhco and Oli !The France Inter podcast "Une histoire et Oli" is coming to the stage, with two stories by Nina Bouraoui and Nicolas Mathieu, set to music by an original work by Thomas Enhco and performed by the musicians of the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra. Four concerts for young audiences are scheduled for June 25 and 26 at the Radio France auditorium, but it will also be possible to listen to them again in the fall on France Inter.
Bruno Philippe passion Elgar with the Orchestra of the Opera of RouenOn Friday, June 25, the Rouen Normandy Opera honors Bruno Philippe, accompanied by the Rouen Orchestra under the baton of Ben Glassberg. An opportunity to rediscover Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor and Brahms' Symphony n°1. Not to be missed!
Thomas Dunford and Jean Rondeau in MoldovaOn June 15, Thomas Dunford and Jean Rondeau will be performing in the Church of Saint Wenceslas in Tišnov. The 26th International Music Festival Concentus Moraviae offers, with this duo, a French program around the composers Robert de Visée, Marin Marais, François Couperin, Antoine Forqueray and Jean-Henri d'Anglebert. Thomas Dunford will then leave for the Espinho Festival in Portugal on June 25, the International Guitar Festival on June 27, and the Hardelot Festival on July 1...more to follow!
Shani Diluka with Amos Gitaï at the Théâtre de la VilleShani Diluka is at the Théâtre de la Ville on June 28 and 29, and on July 1 for "Yitzhak Rabin: chronicle of an assassination", a show at the crossroads of music, video and theater, conceived by Amos Gitai for the 25th anniversary of the death of the Israeli Prime Minister. A program bringing together György Ligeti, Benjamin Britten and Franck Krawczyk. Alongside Shani Diluka, among others, Natalie Dessay, Sarah Adler, Irène Jacob, Guillaume de Chassy and Bruno Maurice.
Travel of the Agency’s Artists to the Festival Musiq’3The Festival Musiq'3 welcomes on June 25, 26 and 27 not 1, not 2, not 3...but 6 artists of the Agency. Anne Gastinel, in duet with Xavier Phillips in Offenbach's cello duets, Amandine Beyer in a Tchaikovsky-Bach-Bartok-Scarlatescu program with the Festival's orchestra...and Thomas Enhco, Félicien Brut, Jordan Victoria, Thibaut Garcia, gathered in quintet with Edouard Marcarez for a Piazzolla concert.
Michel Fau electrifies the Capitole of ToulouseFrom June 25 to July 4, Michel Fau directs Elektra, Richard Strauss' one-act opera. Adapted from Hugo von Hofmannsthal's tragedy, it tells the story of Electra who, with her brother Orestes, decides to avenge her father Agamemnon, murdered by their mother and her lover. Alongside Michel Fau, Frank Beermann as musical director, and the soprano Ricarda Merbeth as Elektra, in costumes designed by Christian Lacroix.
The Arod Quartet sets the Frankurt Opera on fireWith a reputation that precedes it, winner of the second prize at the ARD competition in Munich and of the public's choice award, the Arod Quartet returns to German soil at full gallop. Already invited twice, the quartet takes over the Mozart Hall of the Old Opera House in Frankfurt for a concert around three composers, Haydn, Bartok and Mendelssohn: three centuries, three masterpieces.
The Quatuor Arod, between Schubert and BeethovenThe new recording of the Quatuor Arod, devoted to Schubert quartets (The Death and the Maiden¸Quartettsatz and the Quartet N°4) was just released by Erato/Warner Classics, and is available on all streaming platforms. The end of the year is also devoted to Beetoven : the quartet pays tribute to the composer by giving the complete Rasumovsky quartets : they are playing in Pau on October 18th, in Saint-Paul de Léon on November 8th, at the Bouffes du Nord on November 30th, and in December, in Luxembourg Philharmonie on the 1sta, and in Rotterdam on the 8th.
Thibaut Garcia plays AranjuezThibaut Garcia is releasing his new album, Aranjuez, with Erato/Warner Classics, accompanied by the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, conducted by Ben Glassberg. The album is already awarded of a Gramophone Editors Choice, a Diapason d’Or and a Choc Classica. To celebrate this release, Thibaut Garcia is in concert at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées on October 22nd with the Orchestre de Paris, under the baton of Antonio Mendez. On the 30th he is in Tarbes, and the 31st in Toulouse, with the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, under the baton of Kerem Hasan.
Lea Desandre and Raphaël Pichon at the Opéra ComiqueIn November, The Opéra Comique is putting Rameau and his opera “Hippolyte et Aricie” in the spotlight. Raphaël Pichon is conducting his ensemble Pygmalion for the occasion, as well as Lea Desandre who is singing alongside notably Elsa Benoît, Stéphane Degout… Not to miss at 3PM on the 11th, 14th, 15th, 18th, 21st and 22nd November!
Marc Minkowski at the Berlin PhilharmonieMarc Minkowski returns to the Berlin Philharmonie from October 15th to 17th. He is conducting the iconic Berliner Philharmoniker, in a program consisting of the Fire Symphony by Haydn, and of “Prometheus Creatures” by Beethoven.
Pierre Dumoussaud conducts Pelléas et MélisandePierre Dumoussaud is returning to the Opéra de Bordeaux. He conducts Pelléas et Mélisande by Debussy, staged by Philippe Béziat and Florent Siaud. On stage, you can see notably Stanislas de Barbeyrac (Pelléas) and Chiara Skerath (Mélisande). Not to miss on November 4th, 5th and 7th!
Ré Majeure 2020!Ré Majeure, the festival of Marc Minkowski, is taking place at the end of October 2020 for a new edition. This year, pianist Alexandre Tharaud is in recital, the accordionist Félicien Brut meets with the brothers of brass Romain and Thomas Leleu, Les Musiciens du Louvre are conducted by Christoph Koncz for a Mozart program, and the violinist Amandine Beyer makes her debuts on the island with her ensemble Gli Incogniti. Not to miss, from October 30th to November 1st.
Timothy Ridout in LilleTimothy Ridout makes his debuts in the Nouveau Siècle alongside the Orchestre National de Lille, under the baton of Jean-Claude Casadesus. He plays Hindemith’s Trauermusik, as well as Henri Casadesus’s Violat Concerto. He is playing in Lille on October 22nd and 25th, on the 23th in Hazebrouck and on the 24th in Estaires.
Marc Mauillon pays an hommage to FauréMarc Mauillon is at the Capitole de Toulouse for concerts paying tribute to Gabriel Fauré. He embodies Csésippe in a concert version of Pénélope on October 23rd, alongside notably Catherine Hunold (Penelope) and Airam Hernández (Ulysses), directed by Anne Le Bozec, who he is performing with on the 25th for a lied recital « Fauré et ses poètes ».
Maxime Pascal and Le Balcon at Paris PhilharmoniePursuing his project of interpreting the complete Licht operas by Stockhausen, Maxime Pascale and his ensemble Le Balcon are performing at the Philharmonie de Paris on October 24th to give the Dienstag aus Licht, actually the third “light” opera interpreted by the ensemble, after Donnerstag and Samstag.
Jérôme Ducros on French Tour with Gautier CapuçonJérôme Ducros is joining Gautier Capuçon for several dates of his French tour: in Nice on July 30th, in Brignoles on August 1st, in Pennautier on the 5th, in Pau on the 7th, in Anglet on the 8th for a festive program, coming from both classical and popular repertoire. Not to miss!
The Quatuor Arod in SwitzerlandFor the Quatuor Arod, the summer will be Swiss. They are recording their new album dedicated to Schubert (Warner Classics-Erato) at the Théâtre Populaire Romand in La Chaux de Fonds, where they are also giving a concert (their first one since the lockdown) on July 7th. The quartet is also returning to Verbier Festival on July 17th and 18th, for orchestral and chamber music programs.
Bruno Philippe at the Rencontres Musicales d’EvianBruno Philippe is performing at the Rencontres Musicales d’Evian on July 9th, alongside Liya Petrova, Antoine Tamestit and Alexandre Kantorow, in a program with works by Debussy, Shostakovitch and Brahms. The concert is also being streamed on Medici.
Anne Gastinel in trio at La Roque d’AnthéronAnne Gastinel reunites with her trio partners Philippe Cassard (piano) and David Grimal (violin) on July 18thand 19th at the Grange aux Pianos in Chassignoles for a Beethoven program. They are also performing at the International Piano Festival of La Roque d’Anthéron on August 20th. Not to miss!
The summery collaborations of Thomas EnhcoJust for this summer, Thomas Enhco is sharing the stage with several other pianists! On July 20th, he is performing with Paul Lay and Denis Pascal at the Festival Saoû Chante Mozart. He is also reuniting with pianist Jean-François Zygel for an improvisation concert, at the Festival Debussy on July 23rd.
Thomas Dunford at the Festival de Saintes with Jean RondeauThomas Dunford reunites with his partner Jean Rondeau for a recital at the Festival de Saintes, whose edition this year is meant to be digital : the concerts are broadcasted on giant screens in the area of the abbey. The musicians are performing the program of their last album Barricades (Erato/2020), baroque music by Couperin, De Visée, d’Anglebert… Not to miss on July 22nd at 22h00!
Shani Diluka on French tourShani Diluka is performing at the Scène Nationale de Châteauvallon on July 17thwith Charles Berling and Bérengère Warluzel, on the 18th in solo recital (works by Beethoven) and on the 19th with the Chanteurs d’Oiseaux. She is also in recital on August 2nd at the Abbaye de la Celle as well as the on the 4thand 5th on Yeu Island, with programs linking music and literature.
Lea Desandre returns to SalzburgLea Desandre is re-invited at the Salzburg Festival for the centenary edition! She is making her debut as Despina in Cosi fan tutte, under the baton of Joana Mallwitz and the direction of Christof Loy, alongside the Vienna Philharmonic as well as Elsa Dreisig, Marianne Crebassa and BogdanVolkov. Not to miss on August 5th, 9th, 12th, 15th and 18th.
Félicien Brut in duo with Thibaut GarciaIn July, Félicien Brut and Thibaut Garcia are in residence at La Cité de la Voix in Vézelay to explore the guitar-accordion repertoire ans creating their duo! On July 11th, they are giving their first concert. On the program, works by Gnattali, Ravel, Piazzola, Granados…
In light of the global sanitary situation, the April concerts have been cancelled. The artists of L’Agence hope to reunite with you in May.
In light of the global sanitary situation, the April concerts have been cancelled. The artists of L’Agence hope to reunite with you in May.
In light of the global sanitary situation, the April concerts have been cancelled. The artists of L’Agence hope to reunite with you in May.
Thomas Dunford en concerto avec le Cincinnati OrchestraThomas Dunford is invited to play two concertos by Vivaldi with the Cincinnati Orchestre conducted by Jonathan Cohen. They will be playing on March 13th and 14th at the Cincinnati Concert Hall.
The Quatuor Arod in the USA and CanadaAfter touring in Italy, Norway and Israel in February, the Quatuor Arod is flying to America in March 2020. From Alabama to California, through Canada, they will be playing Haydn, Bartok and Beethoven at Huntsville (6 March), Calgary (8 and 9 March), Santa Barbara (12 March) and at La Jolla (15 and 16 March).
Anne Gastinel in MontrealTo celebrate Beethoven, Anne Gastinel is invited at the Salle Bourgie in Montréal to play in a big chamber music project. Alongside David Grimal, Philippe Cassard and the trio Strauss, MacNabey, Haimocitz. They will be playing piano trios, quartets and quintets on March 13th, 14th and 15th.
Marc Mauillon, Orfeo in CopenhagenMarc Mauillon finds one of his favorite roles with Monteverdi's Orfeo which he will sing for his debut at the Copenhagen Opera. He will also find there his accomplice the stage director Jetzke Mijnssen, with whom Marc had recently collaborated for the Orfeo of ... Rossi. Considered one of the first operas in the history of music, Monteverdi's Orfeo will be conducted here by Lars Ulrik Mortensen with the Concerto Copenhagen.
Vespers by Raphaël Pichon – from Paris to New YorkIn Bordeaux, then at the Philharmonie de Paris and at the Royal Chapel of Versailles, Raphael Pichon and his Pygmalion group make us rediscover the world of Michael Praetorius. Psalms, motets and magnificat: the chef drew on the materials to imagine a vespers office. And other Vespers are waiting for him soon: those of Monteverdi, whom he will conduct in New York (Park Avenue Armory) in the production directed by Pierre Audi.
Lea Desandre & Marc Minkowski create the event in Geneva“Les Huguenots” returns to the Grand Théâtre de Genève - Giacomo Meyerbeer's opera had not been heard in the most Protestant of Swiss cities since 1927. Lea Desandre embodies the malicious Urbain and Marc Minkowski conducts the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande for this new production directed by Jossi Wieler and Sergio Morabito.
Jérôme Ducros on tour with Gautier CapuçonJérôme Ducros is on tour with one of his long-standing stage partner, Gautier Capuçon. Beethoven, Fauré, Debussy : the two musicians are performing iconic sonatas from the cello repertoire in March. You can listen to them on March 2nd in Beirut (Al Bustan), on the 3rd in Cambridge, on the 4th in Lugano and on the 5th in Saint-Emilion for 4 exceptional nights !
Bruno Philippe at the Centre de Musique de Chambre de ParisIn March, Bruno Philippe returns to the Centre de Musique de Chambre de Paris in a program dedicated to Jérôme Ducros. He is performing on the first half of the evenings. You can listen to him on the 5th, 6th and 7th with Jérôme Pernoo and Kojiro Okada in the Trio for 2 cellos and piano, and from the 12th to the 21st alongside William Hagen and Jérôme Ducros for the Trio for violin, cello and piano.
Damien Bigourdan in OffenbachIn March, Damien Bigourdan joins Adriana Bignagni Lesca again for their performance (staged by Romain Gibert) dedicated to Lischen et Fritzchen by Jacques Offenbach and Un mari dans la serrure by Frédéric Wachs. After perfoming in Aix-en-Provence and Venice in February, they are in Paris (Théâtre Marigny) then in Montpellier. Not to miss on the 1st, 3rd, 4t, 5th, 2th and 29th !
Marc Minkonwski conducts AriodanteSince November Marc Minkowski has been on European tour (Grenoble, Hamburg, Cologne, Paris, Bordeaux) conducting the Musiciens du Louvre as well as notably Marianne Crebassa and James Platt in a production of Ariodante by Haendel. He concludes this publicly hailed tour at the Halle aux Grains in Toulouse on December 2nd. A night not to miss !
Raphael Pichon on tourRaphaël Pichon conducts his ensemble Pygmalion in a tour for his album « Liberta’ », released with Harmonia mundi this year, alongside singers Mari Eriksmoen, Siobhan Stagg, Adèle Charvet, Linard Vrielink, John Chest and Nahuel di Pierro. You can see them on the 1éth and 13th in Nancy, on the 15th at the Grange au Lac in Evian, on the 16th at the Halle aux Grains in Toulouse, on the 17th at the Philharmonie de Paris, on the 18th at the Auditorium of Bordeaux, on the 21st at the Opéra de Massy and on the 22nd at the Théâtre de Caen.
Thomas Enhco in MartiniqueThomas Enhco is performing in Martinique on December 5th. He is accompanied by his quartet (Trumpetist David Enhco, double bassist Jérémy Bruyère and drummer Matthieu Chazarenc). He is making his debuts on stage Tropiques Atrium for their jazz festival, and is followed by Spanish vocalist Diego el Cigala.)
Thibaut Garcia makes his debuts in TurkeyThibaut Garcia concludes the year 2019 by making his debuts in Turkey. He is giving a recital consisting of works extracted from his last album “Bach Inspirations” (Barrios, Bach) on the one hand, and on the other hand pieces largely inspired by various folklores (Llobet, Domeniconi, Albeniz and Giuliani). Not to miss on the 14th in Istanbul!
Thomas Dunford at the Musée D’OrsayThomas Dunford plays at the Musée D’Orsay in December. On the 10th, he is performing with countertenor Iestyn Davies for a program consisting of works by Monteverdi, Kapsberger, Dalza, Monteverdi, Frescobaldi and Merula. On the 19th, he is in recital with harpsichordist Jean Rondeau, in their program “La Mascarade”.
The Arts Florissants celebrate their 40th anniversary with Lea Desandre and Marc Mauillon2019 is the the year of the 40th anniversary of Les Arts Florissants, founded by William Christie. To celebrate, the ensemble is on tour in December, with Lea Desandre and Marc Mauillon. You can see them on the 8th at the Barbican Center in London, on the 11th at the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, on the 13th at the Festpielhaus Baden-Baden, on the 15th at the Auditorio of Madrid, and on the 21st at the Philharmonie de Paris.
The Quatuor Arod on tour with Alexandre TharaudThe Quatuor Arod continues its collaboration with pianist Alexandre Tharaud. They are on European tour, where they are performing Franck’s Piano Quintet. The quartet is also performing works by Schubert, Mozart and Bartok. You can see them in Montpellier on the 14th, on the 16th in Geneva, on the 17th in Nijmegen and on the 18th in Brussels.
Bruno Philippe in concertoBruno Philippe returns to Italie to give the Concerto n°1 in C Major by Haydn. He plays alongside the Young Musicians Europeran Orchestra. Not to miss on December 7th in Forli’, under the baton of Paolo Olmi, and on the 9th in Ravenna, under the baton of Matteo Parmeggiani.
Pierre Dumoussaud and Michel Fau direct La Belle HélèneIn December, to end the Offenbach year, Pierre Dumoussaud conducts the Sinfonietta Lausanne in La Belle Hélène, staged by Michel Fau. They are directing the singers Julien Dran and Julie Robard-Gendre, respectively Pâris and Hélène. Not to miss on the 22nd, 23rd, 27th, 29th, 30th and 31st December at Lausanne Opera !
Jérôme Ducros joins L’Agence!The pianist and composer Jérôme Ducros joins L’Agence! Recognized chamber musician, he performs with the greatest, such as Gautier Capuçon, Renaud Capuçon, Philippe Jarrousky, Bruno Philippe… This season, you can see him at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, at the Wien Konzerthaus, at the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, at the Cologne Philharmonie, at the Wigmore Hall…
Amandine Beyer and Gli Incogniti on tourAmandine Beyer and Gli Incogniti are touring again and are performing in Spain, Belgium and Germany. On October 9th, they are in Santiago de Compostela for their program BWV or not. On the 11th, they are in Famenne (Belgium) with Vivaldi Concertos. Then they are joining forces with Kristian Bezuidenhout (pianoforte) for a German tour : on the 20th in Esssen, on the 22nd in Bayreuth and on the 24th in Neumarkt.
Thomas Enhco in France and BelgiumThomas Enhco is on tour in October, in Belgium and in France. He is performing at the Festival Brabant-Wallon( Musiq’3) on the 3rd with his jazz trio, and on the 4th with his scene partner Vassilena Serafimova, who he is meeting again on the 8th, at the Arsenal in Metz. On October 5th, he is performing at the Jazz au fil de l’Oise festival with cellist François Salque. He is also performing on the 12th and 13th at the festival Pianoscope in Beauvais – this year artistically directed by Khatia Buniatishvili. He is also playing on the 18th at the Festival Jazz en Bièvre (solo recital) and on the 19th with his brother, trumpetist David Enhco in Eymet for the Jazz’off festival.
Bruno Philippe to release his new albumBruno Philippe issues a third opus with Harmonia Mundi, this time devoted to Prokofiev, with the Sinfonia Concertante (with Frankfurt Radio Orchestra under the baton og Christoph Eschenbach), and the Cello sonata with his stage partner Tanguy de Williencourt. You can hear the duo on October 10th at 8pm at the Salle Cortot in Paris, to celebrate the issue of the CD!
Jupiter Ensemble to release their first album: VivaldiAfter nearly a year and a half of existence, the ensemble of Thomas Dunford is releasing afirst CD with Alpha classics/Outhere, dedicated to the work of Antonio Vivaldi. The dream team consists notably of Lea Desandre, Jean Rondeau, Bruno Philippe and Peter Whelan.
Thibaut Garcia and Timothy Ridout on the BBC and France MusiqueIn October, the BBC and France Musique are giving an “international cooperation” weekend, during which a BBC program is broadcasted on the France Musique waves as well as the contrary. For this unique occasion, you can hear the British violist Timothy Ridout alongside pianist Guillaume Vincent, in live broadcast from the Théâtre de l’Alliance on October 11th at 6pm (French time), as well as guitarist Thibaut Garcia from Maida Vale Studios on October 12th at 4pm (French time). To listen (again) here.
Lea Desandre as Rosina at l’Opéra de RouenLea Desandre makes her debuts as Rosina in the iconic Barbiere di Seviglia by Rossini, under the baton of Italian conductor Antonello Allemandi and the direction of Pierre-Emmanuel Rousseau. She performs alongside Xabier Anduaga and Joshua Hopkins (notably). Not to miss at the Opéra de Rouen on October 1st, 3rd and 5th!
Pierre Dumoussaud conducts Hamlet.After two first performances in September, Pierre Dumoussaud conducts the ONPL in a production of Hamlet by Ambroise Thomas, alongside stage director Franck van Laecke. He is conducting Kevin Greenlaw, Charles Rice, Marianne Lambert notably. Not to miss in Nantes on October 1st, 2nd and 4th! The program is also given again in Rennes from the 6th to the 10th November and in Angers on the 24th and 26th November.
The Quatuor Arod releases its new CD: “The Mathilde album”On October 4th is released The Mathilde Album, which is the new CD of the Quatuor Arod, dedicated to Mathilde Zemlinsky, muse of her brother Alexander Zemlinsky, of her husband Arnold Schönberg and of the student of the latter, Anton Webern. For this second opus at Warner/Erato, the quartet makes a bold choice, alongside soprano Elsa Dreisig. You can hear them in this program on October 11th at the Philharmonie de Paris!
Jupiter on tourThe Ensemble Jupiter, conducted by Thomas Dunford, is at the Festival de Sablé on August 23rd, for a concerto program: lute and mandolin concerto by Vivaldi as well as Aranjuez concerto by Rodrigo arranged for guitar and string quintet. On the 24th, the ensemble is also at the Festival de Rocamadour with mezzo-soprano Lea Desandre and their Vivaldi program.
Shani Diluka and Nathalie DessayShani Diluka is performing on August 18th at the Eglise de Beaufort in Luxemburg in the program “Clair de Lune” alongside Nathalie Dessay and Stella Grigorian. She is also in recital on August 21st at the Festival de Perros-Guirrec with a program consisting of works by Beethoven, Debussy and Grieg.
The Quatuor Arod on tourThe Quatuor Arod continues its French tour with Haydn, Bartók and Brahms. On August 5th, they are performing at the Musicales du Golfe, on August 8th at the Jeudis Musicaux de Royan with Camille Thomas. They are also performing at the Musicales de Normandie on August 16th and at the Festival de Quatuor à cordes du Lubéron on August 18th.
Bruno Philippe at the opening of the Festival de DinardBruno Philippe is performing on August 10th for the opening of the Festival de Dinard, with the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne. He is performing Camille Saint-Saëns’s Cello Concerto N°, under the baton of Grant Llewellyn. He is also performing at the Molyvos International Music Festival from August 16th to 19th, alongside chamber musicians such as Christian Tetzlaff, Benjamin Beilman, Volker Jacobsen, Timothy Ridout…
Thibaut Garcia on tourThibaut Garcia continues his summer tour. On August 5th, he is in recital at the Iserlohn Guitar Festival in Germany, and on August 20th at the Festival de la Vézère where he is performing with cellist Anastasia Kobekina. On August 23rd, he is joining the Ensemble Jupiter and Thomas Dunford at the Festival de Sablé for a concerto program. He is also giving a recital at the Musicales de Normandie on August 24th.
Thomas Enhco returns at La Roque D’AnthéronAfter a very prolific month of July, Thomas is playing at the Festival Classique au Vert in Paris with his stage partner marimbist Vassielna Serafimova, and on August 12th at the International Piano Festival la Roque d’Anthéron, at the Fabrique in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.
Thomas Dunford’s tourThomas continues his summer collaboration. On August 6th he is at the Festival Musiquer en sol for a duet with countertenor Iestyn Davies, on August 11th at the Semaine Musicale de Quimper with Emiliano Gonzalez Toro and on August 13th and 14th in Bozan (Turkey) with the trio Jasmin Toccata.
Lea Desandre in SalzburgLea Desandre returns at the Salzburg Festival for the whole month. She embodies Venus in the new production of Orphée aux Enfers by Offenbach, staged by Barrie Kosky and conducted by Enrique Mazzola. The performances are taking place from August 14th to 30th. Lea is also performing on August 17th and 18th under the baton of Raphaël Pichon, for a matinée dedicated to Mozart.
Amandine Beyer and Gli IncognitiAmandine is on Summer tour with her ensemble Gli Incogniti. They are at the Festival de Torroella de Montgril on August 18th as well as San Quirico (Italy) from August 23rd to 26th to give masterclasses in the breathtakinh Palazzo Chigi. They are playing Haydn’s Symphony N°47, the violin, harpsichord and strings concerto, the Symphony N°64 “Tempora Mutantur” as well as several surprises.
Guillaume Vincent, artistic director at the Beauregard FestivalThe Festival in Beauregard, directed by Guillaume Vincent, will be held this year from July 17 to 27 with invited artists and orchestras: Orchestre des Pays de Savoie, David and Thomas Enhco, Caroline Casadesus, Adelaide Ferriere, Nathanael Gouin, Marion Jacquard and Katerine Nikitine, Amaury Viduvier, Hanson Quartet, Ismael Margain, Guillaume Bellom, Edgar Moreau.
Raphaël Pichon at le Festival d’AixRaphaël Pichon is at the Festival d’Aix en Provence on the 3rd, 5th, 8th, 10th, 13th, 16th, 18th and 19th of July for a staged version of the Mozart Requiem entrusted to the director Romeo Castellucci and performed by the Ensemble Pygmalion under his direction.
Timothy Ridout at Les Rencontres Musicales of EvianTimothy Ridout is back in France for two dates this month. He is at the Rencontres Musicales of Evian on July 5th in chamber music with Hyeyoon Park, Kian Soltani and Benjamin Grosvenor. He is also on July 18th and 19th at the Montpellier France Radio Festival with the pianist Frank Dupree.
Arod Quartet at Verbier FestivalThe Quatuor Arod is back to the Verbier Festival on July 20th for a program dedicated to Anton Webern, BélaBartók and Johannes Brahms. The musicians are also touring the UK with two concerts on July 7th and 11th at the Cheltenham Festival, UK and July 12th at the Barbican Center.
Bruno Philippe and l’Orchestre de Chambre de ParisBruno Philippe is making his debuts with the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris on July 4th and 5th under the direction of Ben Glassberg. The program is Camille Saint-Saëns' Cello Concerto No. 1. Bruno is also meeting Jupiter and Vivaldi on July 12th at the Hindsgavl Festival in Denmark and is performing on July 20th at the Young Talents Festival (Paris) for a carte blanche, with Jérôme Ducros, LiyaPetrova, Eva Zavaro and Adrien Boisseau.
Summer Festivals tour for Thibaut GarciaThibaut Garcia begins his summer festivals tour. He is at the Musicales de Redon on July 8th, at the Cheltenham Festival in the UK on July 11th with the Quatuor Arod and the tenor Alessandro Fisher, at the Young Talent Festival of Paris in duet with Antoine Morinière on July 13th, at Bagnères de Bigorre on July 17th, at the Festival Jeunes Virtuoses en Limouxin on July 18th, at the Musicales de Pommiers on July 19th, at the Toulouse summer festival with Julien Martineau on July 24th and at the Soirées Musicales de l’Abbaye de la Celle the 26 of July.
Thomas Enhco with Avignon Provence OrchestraAfter a tour in Taiwan last June, Thomas Enhco, is with the Avignon-Provence Orchestra, conducted by Samuel Jean, on July 26 at the Court of the Duchy of Uzès (UzèsFestival) for a retake of his piano concerto and orchestra as well as Ravel's Concerto in G.
The many facets of Thomas DunfordJuly is synonymous of multiple collaborations for Thomas Dunford. He is performing at the Lockenhaus Festival in Austria on July 7th with Jean Rondeau and Nicolas Altstaedt, at the Festival of Aix-en-Provence on July 8th in duet with Lea Desandre, on July 12th with his ensemble Jupiter for the Hindsgavl Festival in Denmark, and at Promenades en Pays d'Auge on July 31th with Bruno Philippe
Shani Diluka at La Roque d’AnthéronAfter a remarkable concerto last year, Shani Diluka returns to the International Piano Festival La Roque d'Anthéron on the 30th of July, at the Cloister of the Silvacane Abbey, with her program "Temperaments", dedicated to CPE Bach, Mozart and Beethoven.
Bruno PhilippeBruno Philippe is in recital at La Seine Musicale’s Auditorium on June 9th for a program dedicated to the Sonata for cello No. 1 by Nikolai Miaskovsky and the Sonata byRachmaninoff with Jerome Ducros. He is also on June 14th at the Palais de Compiègne with the Landesjugenorchester as well as on June 16th at the WDR-Sendesaal in Köln, Germany under the baton of Sebastian Tewinkel for Jacques Offenbach's cello concerto and live broadcasted on WDR radio.
Maxime Pascal at the Staatsoper in BerlinMaxime Pascal is at the Staatsoper in Berlin on the 1st and 7th of June for a new production of Pelléas et Mélisande, a lyric drama by Claude Debussy and Maurice Maeterlinck. The staging is done by Ruth Berghaus and the scenography by Hartmut Meyer. Maxime is conducting the Staatsoper Orchestra and Choir.
Ensemble JupiterJupiter, Thomas Dunford’s ensemble begins his summer Vivaldi tour with a concert on June 30th at the Musiq'3 Festival in Brussels! The whole team is performing there, with Thomas Dunford, Lea Desandre, Jean Rondeau, Douglas Balliett, Bruno Philippe, Theotime Langlois de Swarte, Peter Whelan, Jérôme Van Waerbeke and Sophie Gent.
Thibaut Garcia in Japan and BelgiumThibaut Garcia begins his first tour in Japan. He is at Oji Hall in Tokyo on June 14th, at the Aoyama Baroque Sall in Kyoto on June 15th, on June 16th at the Arts Center Recital Hall in Hyogo and June 18th in Nagoya. The 14th Jun concert is broadcasted by NHK radio. Thibaut is then makinghis debuts at the Musiq'3 Festival at the Flagey Hall in Brussels.
Thomas Enhco and Vassilena Serafimova: from Taiwan to LilleThomas Enhco is in Taiwan on May 30th and on June 1th for duet concerts with Vassilena Serafimova at the National Concert Hall in Taipei. The duo is then returning to the Lille Pianos Festival on June 16th with a Bach and Improvisations program.
Thomas Dunford in Barcelona and at the Early Music Festival in MagueloneThomas Dunford is at the Palau de la Mùsica in Barcelona on June 6th for a Bach solo recital. He is also at the Maguelone Festival on June 11th with the mezzo-soprano Lea Desandre, for a varied program of compositions for lute and voice. Concert to review on the Mezzochannel.
Pierre Dumoussaud at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and in JapanPierre Dumoussaud conductsl’Orchestre National d’Ile de France at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées on June2nd and 3rd for the concert of Radio Classique "Passionnément Mozart" with the soloists, Amandine Boudeville, Ambroise Bré, julien Dran, Jean -Sébastien Bou, NicolasCavallier and Pierre Génisson. Thenhe is flying to Japan for his debuts with the Kanazawa Orchestra on June 8th at the Ishikawa Ongakudo Concert Hall.
Lea Desandre at SalzbourgLea Desandre isinvited to the Pentecost Festival of Salzburg directed by Cecilia Bartoli on June 8th for a Farinelli and Friends program, with Julie Fuchs, Patricia Petibon, Sandrine Piau, Nuria Rial, Cecilia Bartoli, VivicaGenaux, Ann Hallenberg, Christophe Dumaux, Philippe Jaroussky, and conducted by Gianluca Capuano. She is also performing in the role of Abele the next day in The Death of Abel
Damien Bigourdan at the Théâtre Marigny in ParisDamien Bigourdan is at the ThéâtreMarigny on the 7th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th and 14th of June, in a production of Mam'zelleNitouche by Hervé staged by Pierre André Weitz. He plays the role of Floridor, alongside the Orchestre des Frivolités Parisiennes and Christophe Grapperon at the direction.
Marc Mauillon at BordeauxMarc Mauillon is in concert on May 17th for a “Midi musical” at the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux with his program, Songline, monodic itinerary. He is also in concert in Cremona, Italy on May 11th with the Poème Harmonique with a program consecrated to Mozart's La Miserere d'Allegri for the Claudio Monteverdi Festival.
Bruno Philippe on tour with Offenbach’s Cello ConcertoBruno Philippe is performing on May 4th at the Burg Langendorf in Zülpich and on May 5th at the Erholungshaus in Leverkusen, Germany with the Landesjugenorchester NRW. The orchestra is conducted by Sebastian Tewinkel. Bruno Philippe gives again this concerto at the MC2 of Grenoble (France) on May 9th with the Orchestra of les Musicians du Louvre and the Orchestra of the Campuses under the baton of Pierre Dumoussaud.
Thibaut Garcia in concerto in the south of FranceThibaut Garcia is in concert on Sunday May 12th at l’Opéra de Nice, with l’Orchestre de l’opera de Nice for Manuel Ponce's Concerto del Sur, under the baton of Frédéric Deloche. Thibaut is also in concert on May 18th at Juan les Pins, at the Palais des Congrès with l’Orchestre de Cannes, under the baton of Benjamin Levy.
Thomas Enhco at the Philharmonie de ParisThomas Enhco is in concert at the Philharmonie de Paris on May 17th and 18th for the complete Piano Studies by Philip Glass. He is performing Etudes n ° 9 and n ° 10 alongside pianists Philip Glass, Maki Namekawa, VikingurOlafsson, Anton Batagov, Katia Labèque, Marielle Labèque, Nicolas Horvath, Celimène Daudet and Aron Diehl.
Thomas Dunford in a US TourThomas Dunford is touring the United States. He will be performing on May 12th in Baltimore with the Arcangelo, in duet with Iestyn Davies on May 14th at the Kennedy Center in Washington and May 16th at the Carnegie Hall in New York. Thomas Dunford is also in concert at la Philharmonie de Paris with Pygmalion for Bach's Mass in B, and at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Orfeo by Monteverdi with Lea Desandre and Emiliano Gonzalez-Toro
Pierre Dumoussaud with the Lorraine OrchestraOn May 17th and 19th, Pierre Dumoussaud is conducting l’Orchestre National de Lorraine at L’Arsenal in Metz for an evening dedicated to “Images of Africa”. The program will includes The Abduction from the Seraglio,by W.A Mozart, la Suite Algérienne and Africa by Camille Saint Saëns, Escales by Jacques Ibert and Beni Mora, oriental suite for orchestra by Gustav Holst.
Shani Diluka and the Modigliani QuartetShani Diluka is in concert on May 26th 2019 with the Modigliani Quartet at the Moments musicaux de Touraine Festival. They are performing a program consisting of Mozart's K310 Sonata in A minor and Robert Schumann's Piano Quintet, as well as a surprise solo piece: not to miss!
Lea Desandre at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées and at the Philharmonie de ParisLea Desandre is at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in a production of Orfeo by Monteverdi. She plays Messagera alongside Thomas Dunford, lute and conductor, as well as Emiliano Gonzalez-Toro as Orfeo and conductor. Lea is in concert at the Philharmonie de Paris on May 24th with Pygmalion directed by Raphael Pichon for Bach’sMass in B. On May 21st, she is performing at Pavia's Fraschini Theater in a production of La Mort d'Abel alongside Julie Fuchs, Nahuel Di Pierro and Christophe Dumaux.
Damien Bigourdan at l’Opéra ComiqueThe tenor Damien Bigourdan is at the Opéra Comique in a new production of Manon by Jules Massenet, staged by Olivier Py, in the role of Guillot de Morfontaine with Les Musiciens du Louvre conducted by Marc Minkowski.
Bruno Philippe in Slovakia and in MaroccoBruno Philippe starts a tour in various regions for this month of April. First, Slovakia in recital on April 10 at the Slovak Music Center in Bratislava with the pianist Tanguy of Williencourt. He is also performing in Morocco in Essaouira for three chamber music concerts on April 25th, 26th and 27th at the Printemps Musical des Alizés.
Michel Fau at l’Opéra ComiqueAfter his success in Toulouse with the staging of Ariane in Naxos, Michel Fau is at the Opéra Comique to stage The Postillon of Lonjumeau until April 9th. He also plays Rose in this new production. A staging already acclaimed by critics.
Lea Desandre and Thomas DunfordApril is an intimate collaboration with mezzo-soprano Lea Desandre and lutenist Thomas Dunford. They are in concert on April 21st in the south of France, at the Theophanies as well as on March 23rd at the Théâtre du Graslin in Nantes for a program with the works of Charpentier, Lambert, Visée...
Pierre Dumoussaud returns to Bordeaux and DeauvillePierre Dumoussaud returns to the Opéra de Bordeaux on April 11th and 12th for a program dedicated to the last Seven Words of Christ to the Cross by Joseph Haydn. He is also in concert on May 1st at the Festival de Pâques de Deauville with Renaud Capuçon in a program dedicated to the composer Paul Hindemith.
The Quatuor Arod on US tour and at the Auditorium du LouvreThe Quatuor Arod is touring the United States with a premiere at the New York Carnegie Hall. Back from this super tour they are in concert at l’Auditorium du Louvre for a program around Béla Bartok, Joseph Haydn and Johannes Brahms.
Guillaume Vincent in Essaouira and at the Festival de Pâques de DeauvilleAfter his China tour last month, Guillaume Vincent is performing from April 23th to 28th in Essaouira, Marocco, as well as the Festival de Pâques de Deauville on the 2th of May with l’Ensemble Ouranos and Bruno Philippe.
Damien Bigourdan at l’Opéra ComiqueThe tenor Damien Bigourdan is at the Opéra de Bordeaux then at the Opéra Comique in a new production of Manon, Jules Massenet, staged by Olivier Py, in the role of Guillot de Montfortaine with Les Musiciens du Louvre conducted by Marc Minkowski.
Thomas Enhco in recital at La Cigale and at Le Printemps de BourgesThomas Enhco continues his creative momentum in April and is performing at La Cigale in Paris as well as at the Printemps de Bourges for a solo program. Two concerts for the release of his new Album Thirthy, which presents the different dimensions of his musical work and compositions.
Amandine Beyer at the Opéra de ParisIn March, the performance « Les Six Concertos Brandebourgeois » by the dance company Rosas is performed again at the Opera de Paris. In the orchestra pit, you can find the B’Rock and Gli Ingogniti Orchestras, both conducted by Amandine Beyer. Not to miss at the Opéra Garnier, from the March 8th to 14th!
Guillaume Vincent in France and in ChinaGuillaume Vincent is performing on March 5th at the Théâtre du Volcan in Le Havre, in a special program with the actress Valentine Jongen, program consisting of works by Chopin, Lizst, Debussy, Gershwin, but also Michel Legrand, The Beatles… From the 28th to the 30th, he is touring in China with the violinist Brieuc Vourch. Not to miss!
Thomas Enhco on European tourAfter the issue of his new CD with Sony, Thomas Enhco is performing in chamber music and in solo in Europe in March. On the 13th, he is invited by cellist Henri Demarquette to perform at the Seine Musicale, notably along with Raquel Camarinha, Dan Zhu and Jean-Frédéric Neuburger. On the 21st, he is in concerto with the Orchestre à vent de la musique de l’air, under the baton of Claude Kesmaecker. On the 22nd, he is playing solo in Italy, at the Fazioli Hall in Sacile. On the 30th, he is performing in Heidelberg along with Quatuor Arod as well as the marimba-player Vassilena Serafimova.
Bruno Philippe in France and in BelgiumAfter the issue of his critically praised new album across Russian music, Bruno Philippe performs in France and in Belgium. You can see him perform on March 15th with violinst Yuzuko Horigome and pianist Yannick Van de Velde in Sint Niklaas (Belgium), and on March 24th and 29th respectively in Croissy and in Saint-Germain en Laye, with his stage partner Tanguy de Williencourt.
Timothy Ridout returns to FranceThe violist Timothy Ridout is back in France in March, along with flutist Adam Walker and harpist Anneleen Lenaerts, in a program consisting of works by Debussy, Ravel, Takemitsu, Saariaho and Arnold. You can see them perform on March 21st at the Auditorium du Louvre, and on March 31st at the Auditorium du Musée de Grenoble.
Thibaut Garcia: The « Young soloist of the year » on tourAfter winning the award of the “Young soloist of the year” at the Victoires de la Musique Classique in February, Thibaut Garcia resumes his European tour in March, in concerto as well as in recital. On March 20th, he gives the Guitar concerto op.140 by Ferdinando Carulli in Moscow, accompanied by the "Evgeny Svetlanov" State Symphony orchestra. On the 23rd, he is in recital in Moscow. He is then performing the Aranjuez Concerto accompanied by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Kensho Watanabe, on March 28th and 29th, and back in recital on the 30th at the Seine Musicale.
Lea Desandre on European tourIn March, Lea Desandre works again with the conductor Raphaël Pichon and his Ensemble Pygmalion for a new European tour, but this time presenting the Mass in B by J-S Bach. Notably alongside Joanne Lunn and Emiliano Gonzalez Toro, they are performing in the great Alte Oper in Frankfurt on the 6th, Cologne Philharmonie on the 7th, Essen Philharmonie on th 9th, and Chapelle Royale de Versailles on the 13th and 14th.
Pierre Dumoussaud conducts the Greek National OperaIn March, Pierre Dumoussaud conducts Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti again, only this time at the Greek National Opera. Along with stage director Theodoros Terzopoulos, he conducts notably Mary Ellen Nesi (Iphigenia) and Dimitri Tiliakos (Oreste) as well as the National Opera. After the premier on February 14th, you can see him on March 3rd, 10th, 20th, 22nd and 24th in Athens!
The Quatuor Arod still on European tourAfter their China debuts in February, the Quatuor Arod is performing all over Europe in March. They are performing on March 10th at the Festpielhaus in Baden-Baden, on the 11th at Vienna Musikverein, on the 13th at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, on the 15th at the Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie in Leeuwarden, on the 19th at Rouen University, on the 21st at the Auditori in Barcelona, on the 27th at the Heidelberg Festival, notably with Thomas Enhco, and on the 30th at the Dortmund Konzerthaus with the harpist Anaïs Gaudemard.
Raphaël Pichon conducts Lea Desandre in MonteverdiAfter series of concerts at Amsterdam Muziekgebouw and at the Opéra de Bordeaux, Raphaël Pichon re-performs Monterverdi’s Vespers and Stravaganza d’Amore by Monteverdi at the Chapelle Royale de Versailles. He is conducting his Ensemble Pygmalion as well as the young soprano Lea Desandre (among others). You can see them perform the Vespers on February 9th and 10th and the Stravaganza d’Amore on the 11th.
Shani Diluka records her new project CosmosIn February, Shani Diluka imports in Europe her project Cosmos, about Beethoven and India. Accompanied by tablah player Prabhu Edouard as well as by sitarist Sahana Banerjee, they are recording this exceptional project in Schloss Elmau where they are giving the German premiere on February 9th. They are reperforming this program on February 14th at the Tschaikowsky-Saal of Hamburg.
Thomas Enhco issues a new CD and premieres his new concerto in PauFebruary is Thomas Enhco’s month: is new CD, Thirty, is issued with Sony. Furthermore, he is premiering his own new concerto, this time written for piano, marimba and symphony orchestra in Pau, with his stage partner Vassilena Serafimova and under the baton of Fayçal Karaoui, who is conducting the Orchestre de Pau Pays de Béarn – you can find them on February 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th in Pau!
Bruno Philippe issues a new CD!On February 8th, Bruno Philippe’s second CD with label Harmonia Mundi is out! With pianist Jérôme Ducros, he offers a program of Russian sonatas, with works by Nikolaï Miaskovski and Sergeï Rachmaninov. Not to miss in the shops and online!
Timothy Ridout in France and in LondonAfter a European tour, including a very remarked concert in Gstaad in January, the violist Timothy Ridout is the guest of Clément Rochefort for the French radio program “Génération Jeunes Interpretes” on February 16th. He is performing with the pianist Frank Dupree. Timothy is also performing with the Quatuor Arod in London, on February 24th as well as on the 25th at the Wigmore Hall.
Thibaut Garcia nominated at the Victoires de la MusiqueThibaut Garcia reached the finals of the Victoires de la Musique Classique in the category « Young instrumental soloists ». The ceremony is taking place on February 13th at the Seine Musicale in Boulogne Billancourt and is being live broadcasted on French TV channel France 3. Do not forget to vote (until February 12th!)
Thomas Dunford on European tourThomas Dunford does not stop! In February, he is on tour in France and in Europe with various partners. You can find him on February 2nd at the Opéra de Montpellier with Jasmin Toccata, on the 10th at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées with Jean Rondeau and Nicolas Alsteadt, on the 15th and the 16th with notably Yura Lee, Jean Rondeau and Anne-Sofie von Otter, and on the 17th at the Swiss radio RTS with Lea Desandre.
Pierre Dumoussaud conducts the Orchestre de l’Opéra de LimogesPierre Dumoussaud is conducting the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Limoges, which accompanies the Ballet de l’Opéra de Bordeaux in a program focused on Kylian, Béjart and Robbins: they are playing excerpts from Mozart Piano Concertos, Mahler’s Lieder, and Chopin’s works. Not to miss on the 9th and 10th February in Limoges!
The Quatuor Arod on European and Chinese tourThe Quatuor Arod never stops! In February, they are on an international tour, in Europe and in China. You can find them on the 2nd at th Stockholm Konzerthuset, on the 5th at Copenhagen Black Diamond, on the 10th at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, on the 16th in Shanghai, on the 18th in Shenyang, on the 24th and 25th in London with violist Timothy Ridout, and on the 28th at the Musical Chapel of Brussels.
Amandine Beyer joins L’Agence!
The violinist Amandine Beyer has join L’Agence. As a solist or with her different ensembles (Gli Incogniti, Kitgut Quartet...), she performs in the entire world (USA, Canada, Brazil, Italy, Japan...). In 2018, she creates a new project dedicated to Bach’s music, with the choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker.
Timothy Ridout plays at the festival Sommets Musicaux of Gstaad
Timothy Ridout performs in Gstaad on January 27th. He is accompanied by the pianist Jâms Coleman, in a various program: Pensiero and Allegro appassionato by Frank Bridge, "Chjam’è rispondi” by Yan Maresz (a command by the festival), Lachrymae for alto and piano opus 48 by Benjamin Britten, and the Sonata n°1 in ut minor opus 18 by York Bowen.
Bruno Philippe released his new album
In January, Bruno Philippe is recording the Symphony-Concerto in E minor opus 125 by Prokofiev for the label Harmonia Mundi. He is accompanied by the Hessischer Rundfunk Simfonieorchester conducted by Christoph Eschenbach.
Anne Gastinel performs Variations Rococo by Tchaikovsky
The cellist Anne Gastinel is performing at the Palau de la Música Catalana on January 19th and at the Sant Cugat del Vallès 20th. Accompanied by the Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès conducted by James Ross, she performs Variations Rococo by Tchaikovsky.
Shani Diluka performs at Ettelbruck
On January 27th at the Centre des Arts Pluriels in Luxembourg, the pianist Shani Diluka is performing a program which consists of works by Edvard Grieg, Claude Debussy and Ludwig Van Beethoven.
The Quatuor Arod on a european tour
The Quatuor Arod makes his debuts at the Elbphilhamonie on January 16th, and at the Queen’s Hall of Edimburg on January 21st. They are also performing at the Dimanches musicaux de Castres on the January 27th and the Salle Molière in Lyon on the January 30th.
Marc Mauillon with Les Siècles for the New Year’s Eve concert
Marc Mauillon performs at the New Year’s Eve Concert of the orchestra Les Siècles conducted by François-Xavier Roth. At the program: Mozart! Arias from The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and The Magic Flute. Concert on January 8th at the Cité de la Musique of Soissons.
Marc Minkowski conducts The Marriage of Figaro
In January, Marc Minkowski and Les Musiciens du Louvre are on tour to perform The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. They are performing in the region of Isère from January 18th to February 3rd.
Lea Desandre with Pygmalion : “Stravaganza d’Amore !”
From January 23rd to February 11th, Lea Desandre and the Ensemble Pygmalion are presenting their program “Stravaganza d’Amore !” that evokes the birth of the opera at the Medicis court. A program which presents works by Caccini, Peri, Malvezzi, Marenzio, Striggio, Allegri, Brunelli and Cavalieri. They are in Amsterdam on January 23rd and 24th, in Bordeaux on January 29th and 30th, and in Versailles on February 10th and 11th.
Thomas Dunford performs with Jasmin Toccata
The trio Jasmin Toccata, composed of Keyvan Cheminari, Thomas Dunford and Jean Rondeau, is performing on January 15th at the Maison des Arts du Léman, in Thonon-les-bains. They play works by Robert de Visée, Henry Purcell, Bernardo Storace, Kapsberger, Padre Soler, with many improvisations and oriental sounds.