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.