Giverny International Chamber Music Festival
En Francais : Le Festival Musique de chambre a Giverny 2005
|The second edition of the international chamber music Festival Musique
de chambre a Giverny organized by the association Musique de Chambre
en Normandie and its artistic director Michel Strauss
will take place from August 23rd thru September 4th, 2005.
Artists will reside at the Musée d'art Américain Giverny. The magical charm of this beauty-spot is ideal for musical experiments.
About twenty international chamber musicians
With Maria Belooussova et Jean Claude Vanden Eynden, Philippe Berrod, Amaury Coeytaux, Annar Follesø, Sarah Kapustin, Olga Polonsky, Pryia Mitchell, Svetlin Roussev et Joseph Silverstein, Vlad Bogdanas, Yuval Gotlibovitch, Vladimir Mendelssohn et François Méreaux, Amir Eldan, Dane Johansen, François Salque, Clara Strauss, Michel Strauss et Noelle Weidmann
Concerts are programmed in Giverny and all over Normandy in Boissy Mauvoisin (August 27th), Saint Germain des Angles (August 29th), Rouen (September 1st), Evreux (September 2nd) et Mantes (September 3rd).
|Festival Musique de chambre a Giverny is an exceptional opportunity
to hear chamber music masterpieces from the classical period to our days
performed in the heart of the impressionist city. The program ranges from
well known classical and romantic composers like Mozart, Schumann or Brahms,
to original compositions by Henri Dutilleux, the great composer who
will be the special guest of the festival.
The particularity of this festival lies in the fact that some young musicians of the highest level of excellence join their elders in performing chamber music. The training of these young artists will thus be considerably enhanced not only by learning from, but also by making music with great artists.
Concerts in Giverny
Saturday August 27th, 2005 Church of Giverny
L. Janacek : Pohadka Stories for cello and piano
Saturday August 27th, 2005 Musée dart américain
C. Franck (1822-1890) : Quintett with piano
Sunday 28th, 2005 Church of Giverny
W.A Mozart (1756-1791)
Saturday September 3rd, 2005 Musée dart américain de Giverny
A. Berg (1885-1935)
Saturday September 3rd, 2005 Giverny Musée dart américain
J. Haydn (1732-1809) Sept dernières paroles du christ pour quatuor
Sunday September 4th, 2005 Church of Giverny
Concerts outside Giverny
Thursday August 25, 2005 Grenier de la Mothe 20 h00
F. Schubert trio avec piano en mib, J. Haydn trio avec piano n1 mib
Le Grenier de la Mothe en Pays de Bray, Bailleul Neuville 76660 Londinieres
Friday August 26 Eglise de Boissy Mauvoisin 20H00
W.A Mozart Quintette en ut Maj pour 2 alti, J. Brahms Quintette en si m avec clarinette op 115
Eglise de Boissy-Mauvoisin 78200 Boissy Mauvoisin
Monday August 29 Espace culturel Saint Germain des Angles (l'usine à
L. W Beethoven : trio avec clarinette, J. Haydn Sept dernieres paroles du christ pour quatuor (extraits),
H. Dutilleux (compositeur invite) Quatuor Ainsi la nuit
Espace culturel Saint Germain des angles 5 rue de l Iton 27930 Saint germain des angles
Thursday September 1st Rouen Salle Ste Croix des Pelletiers 20H00
W.A Mozart Quatuor avec piano en mib Majeur K 493.
R. Strauss Sextuor de Capriccio
Salle Sainte Croix des Pelletiers 20 rue Sainte Croix des Pelletiers 76000 Rouen
Friday September 2 Evreux Petite salle du Cadran 20H00
L. Boccherini : Trio a cordes, R. Schumann : Trio avec piano op 80 en Fa Majeur J. Brahms Quintette avec piano
Petite Salle du Cadran Boulevard de Normandie 27000 EVREUX
Saturday September 3 Mantes la Jolie Centre Georges Brassens 18h00
M Bruch : huit pièces pour clarinette, alto, piano F. Mendelssohn Trio avec piano en re mineur op 49
CAC Georges Brassens 18, rue de Gassicourt 78200 MANTES-LA-JOLIE
Guest of honnor
Henri DUTILLEUX, composer
Henri Dutilleux was born in Angers, France, on 22 January 1916 into family deeply devoted to the arts. During his grammar school education, he studied piano, harmony and counterpoint with Victor Gallois at the Douai Conservatory. From 1933-1938 he attended the classes of Jean and Noël Gallon (harmony and counterpoint), Henri-Paul Busser (composition) and Maurice Emmanuel (history of music) at the Paris Conservatoire. After a little more than a years service as medical orderly in the army, Dutilleux ended up, in 1940, back in Paris, where he worked as a pianist, arranger and teacher. In 1942, he conducted the choir of the Paris Opera. From 1945 to 1963 he worked as Head of Music Production at the ORTF (French Broadcasting Service), a post from which he later resigned to concentrate on his own work as a composer. He was appointed as Professor of Composition at the École Normale de Musique in Paris from 1961 to 1970, and taught at the Paris Conservatoire as an associate professor from 1970 to 1971.
André Jolivet, Darius Milhaud, Francis Poulenc and Georges Auric came to be amongst his personal acquaintances, though Dutilleux has always strictly refused to join groups or musical schools or even to be regarded as belonging to a particular group. He composed symphonic works, solo concertos (cello, violin), chamber music and ballet scores which, since writing his first symphony in 1951, have secured him an international reputation.
He was awarded many prizes: in 1938 the "Grand Prix de Rome", in 1967 in France the "Grand Prix National de la Musique", and in 1994 the "Praemium Imperiale" for the body of his work. Dutilleux was a Member of the Conseil International de la Musique of the UNESCO, is an associate Member of the Royal Academy of Belgium and also - since 1981 - an Honorary Member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in New York. Since 1946 he has been married to the pianist Geneviève Joy.
The actors of the Festival
|Michel STRAUSS, cello, artistic director of the festival
Michel Strauss studied at Conservatoire superieur de Paris and at Yale University with P. Tortelier, M. Gendron and A. Parisot. In 1980 he was appointed principal cello solo of the Nouvel Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. In 1987 he was named the successor to M. Gendron at the Conservatoire de Paris. As a soloist and teacher, Michel Strauss is considered one of the most accomplished French musicians of his generation.
|Maria BELOOUSSOVA, piano
Maria Belooussova started her musical studies in Moscow where she graduated from Vladimir Tropp's class at the Music Academy of Russia. She then entered C. Ivaldi's class at the Paris Conservatoire. While persuing a career as a performer, she was notably awarded the Grand Prix at the Forum Musical de Normandie and the first prize at the International Tournament of Music in Rome. Her music tastes range from Russian and European romantic repertoire to the contemporary.
|Philippe BERROD, clarinet
First solo clarinetist of the Orchestre de Paris, Philippe Berrod becomes a member of the National Conservatory of Music and Dance of Paris at 18 years old and is awarded a First Prize unanimously. He is the holder of prizes from multiple international competitions (Paris, Prague, Menuhin Foundation, Prize from the Ministry of Culture), and is called as soloist by the Orchestre de Bretagne, and later by the Philharmonic orchestra of Radio France.
His priority is to keep classical music alive and contemporary. Therefore he is always on the look out for a new repertoire for his instrument and regularly collaborates with contemporary composers. He also composes solo clarinet works for musicians such as Gualtiero Dazzi, Augusto Manis, Kasper Toeplitz
He travels the world with ensembles such as TM+, Ader, Alternance he is regularly invited as soloist for concerts such as Mozats Concertos (with the Minsk Philharmonic, Les Musiciens du Louvre ) or for Dialogue de lombre Double by Boulez (Brazil, Argentina). He is often on stage with artists such as Christoph Eschenbach, T. Abea Zimmermann, the Manfred Quarto, the Wanderer Trio and other friends with whom he can fulfill his thirst for the offbeat tracks of living music.
|Vlad BOGADNAS, viola
Vlad Bogdanas studied violin with his mother. He obtained the Paris city first prize and then studied violin with Jean Lenert and Paul Boufil in Paris. He then studied viola with Vladimir Mendelssohn (Conservatoire Royal de La Haye) and Sabine Toutain in Paris.
Vlad Bogdanas performs with various chamber music ensemble and performed with artists such as Michel Strauss, Barbara Westphal or Joseph Silverstein. He regularly performs in France and abroad including in festivals such as « Musique classique sous les Tropiques » (Ile Maurice), Internationale Musiktage Koblenz, Festival di Musica « Cinque Terre »...
|Amaury COEYTAUX, violin
Born in 1984, Amaury Coeytaux starts piano at 4 and violin at 7. He studies at Bordeaux with Michel Lefebvre and then at the Paris CNSM with Jean-Jacques Kantorow. He is graduated at 16. He then studies with Jean Jacques Kantorow in Rotterdam and then in the United States with Pinchas Zukerman and Patinka Kopec. He studied with several musicians such as Zakhar Bron, Tibor Varga, Pierre Amoyal, Gérard Poulet, Michel Strauss, Bernard Greenhouse
He give several concerts since the age of 9 in chamber music or as a soloist. He won several Prizes including Premier prix Julius Stulberg », « Rosalind and Joseph Stone Berg Philarmonic » , concours « Carnegie Hall »
|Amir ELDAN, cello
Amir Eldan was the youngest member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra when he won the position of Associate Principal Cellist at twenty two. He performed with the Orchestra for three years and was invited by James Levine to perform with the MET Chamber Ensemble in Carnegie Hall.
Amir participated in the Gregor Piatigorsky Seminar for cellists, the Kronberg Cello Academy, in the music festivals of Aspen, La Jolla, Marlboro, Ravinia, Sarasota and West Cork, Ireland. He has also participated in the Open Chamber Music in Prussia Cove, England.
Amir taught and performed at the Heifetz International Institute and at ENCORE School for Strings, and has given a series of recitals in the U.S. and in Israel playing Bachs six suites. Currently, Amir is a candidate for the doctorate degree at Juilliard where he won the concerto competition and performed with the Juilliard orchestra at Alice Tully Hall.
His teachers include Peter Wiley, Richard Aaron, Bonnie Hampton and Joel Krosnick.
||Anar FOLLESO, violin,
Violinist Annar Follesø is one of Norways foremost musicians. He received his training at the Barratt Due Music Institute in Oslo and at Indiana University School of Music, Bloomington, USA, where he graduated with an Artist Diploma. In addition to his violin studies with professor Mauricio Fuks in Bloomington, he received instruction in baroque violin with professor Stanley Ritchie and in chamber music with György Sebök, Leonard Hokanson and Menahem Pressler.
Follesø became the first Norwegian violin soloist to perform at the Salzburg Festival, when he in 1998 won the violin prize at the International Summer Academy in Salzburg for his interpretation of the Bartók Solo Sonata. The same summer, his trio performance with Thomas Zehetmair and Ruth Killius at the International Chamber Music Festival in Stavanger won both critical and public acclaim.
In June 2003, Follesø released a CD together with pianist Helge Kjekshus, with works by the Norwegian composer Wolfgang Plagge. This CD has won much praise, both in Norwegian and international media. The Strad (London) wrote: the contrasting second movement (of Sonata III) is sleek and refined, giving Follesø the chance to show off his magnificently rich and honeyed tone The Rhapsody for solo violin is full of firecracker virtuosity and played with polish and great beauty by Follesø. Music Export Norway has recently chosen this record to be represented on a compilation CD made for their international promotion of Norwegian classical phonograms and musicians.
In December 2004 Follesø performed the Brahms double concerto together with the Finnish cellist Jan-Erik Gustafsson and conductor Rolf Gupta, a performance that received superb reviews. In April 2005 the record label 2L will release a new CD with Follesø. Here he will play works by Bartók together with pianist Christian Ihle Hadland and the young Finnish clarinet player Björn Nyman.
In June 2005, Annar Follesø will give 3 recitals at the Bergen International Festival. Follesøs schedule for 2005 also includes numerous performances in North America, including recitals in Boston, Minneapolis and New York with Christian Ihle Hadland. He will also play a guest recital at the Indiana University in Bloomington, together with the Belgian pianist Evelyne Brancart.
In August 2005, Follesø will take part in the international Giverny Hors les Murs chamber music festival in Normandy, France.
In February 2006, Follesø will give the premiere performance of Wolfgang Plagges new violin concerto, accompanied by the Norwegian Radio Orchestra.
|Yuval GOTLIBOVICH, viola|
|Dane JOHANSEN, cello
Dane Johansen, a native of Fairbanks, Alaska, began his studies at age four. He made his debut as a soloist at nine and has since appeared with orchestras and in recital throughout the United States. Dane began his education at the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of Richard Aaron in the Young Artist Program. Since then, Dane has been awarded prizes in regional and national competitions. He was featured as an Emerging Artist at the Seattle Chamber Music Festival and performed on the Steinway Concert Series in Chicago. During his summers, Dane has attended the ENCORE School for Strings, Kneisel Hall Chamber Festival, and the National Repertory Orchestra where he was principal cellist. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, Dane is currently studying at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris with Michel Strauss.
|Sarah KAPUSTIN, violin
Sarah Kapustins musical activities have taken her across North America, Europe and Australia, in performances as both soloist and chamber musician. Born in 1981 in Milwaukee, WI, she has been studying the violin since the age of four. Prizewinner in many competitions, Sarah has performed with such orchestras as the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Indiana University Philharmonic, Orquesta del Festival at Sala Nezahualcoyotl in Mexico City, and the Pasadena Symphony. In February 2005 she performed the Brahms Double Concerto with Amir Eldan, Otto Werner-Mueller and the Juilliard Symphony in Alice Tully Hall as winner of Juilliards concerto competition. Sarah has participated in masterclasses with many distinguished musicians, including Joshua Bell, Midori, Leonidas Kavakos and William Preucil.
An avid chamber musician, Sarah participated in the Festival de la Musique de Chambre en Normandie in France during the autumns of 2003 and 2004, where she performed with such artists as Claude Frank, Joseph Silverstein, Barbara Westphal, Michel Strauss and Vladimir Mendelssohn. In 1999 she competed in the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition as a member of the Dubinsky Quartet. The quartet, formed in 1995, also garnered prizes at the Fischoff and Coleman Chamber Music Competitions. She is currently a member of the Atlas Piano Trio, and has also performed chamber music at the Sarasota Music Festival, in Boston with the Arcturus Chamber Ensemble, and in several concerts with faculty at Indiana University. She will be participating in the Marlboro Music Festival this summer.
Sarah is currently pursuing a Masters degree in violin performance at The Juilliard School with Robert Mann. She previously received a Bachelor of Music and an Artist Diploma from Indiana University as a pupil of Mauricio Fuks. Future engagements include appearances with the Burnaby Symphony in Vancouver, Canada performing Mozart Concerto No. 5 and the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Atlas Trio.
|Vladimir MENDELSSOHN, viola
Born in a family of musicians, Vladimir Mendelssohn learnt music very young. He is studying in Bucarest and obtains the most prestigious awards in Occidental Europe. He performs as a soloist all over the worlds, records several pieces for viola and appears in numerous festivals. Vladimir Mendelssohn is also a composer.
He currently teaches in La Haye, at the CNSM de Paris. Since 2005, he is also the artistic director of the prestigious Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival.
|François MEREAUX, viola
François Méreaux studies violain Boulogne-sur Mer and then in Paris at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique with Bruno Pasquier and Françoise Gnéri. He also studied viola with Veronika Hagen, Hatto Beyerle, Sabine Toutain, Vladimir Mendelssohn and Jean Sulem and chamber music with Jean Mouillère, Alain Meunier, Christian Ivaldi and Daria Hovora.
He performed with several orchestras in France and abroad including with Emmanuel Krivine at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris with Emmanuel Krivine. Since 2001, he is the first solo viola at the Mente Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra.
François Méreaux won a prize of the Mécénat Musical société Générale and the Meyer Foundation. He recorded a CD of Bach solo viola works and Vincent dIndys sextet with the Joachim quartet.
Since 2003, François Méreaux is also the pedagogic director of a viola pubisching collection (Editions Pierre Lafitan).
|Priya MITCHELL, violin|
|Olga POLONSKY, violin
27 year-old violinist Olga Polonsky was born into a family of musicians in Moscow, Russia. She began violin studies at the Central Music School of Music affiliated with the Moscow Conservatory. Since immigrating to the United States in 1990, Ms. Polonsky has appeared as soloist with the Columbus (OH) Symphony Orchestra, Indian Hill Symphony (MA), Boston Philharmonic, Indiana University and Chamber Orchestras, Interlochen Arts Camp and Academy Orchestras, and the Boston Chamber Orchestra. She has also won numerous competitions, including the ASTA National Competition, the Columbus Symphony Concerto Competition, the MTNA National Instrumental Competition, and the Indiana University Concerto Competition. Ms. Polonsky has attended festivals throughout the U.S., Europe, and Japan, including Schlezwig-Holstein and Tanglewood Music Festivals of which she was concertmistress. She has toured extensively throughout Europe and Asia with the Verbier Festival Orchestra under the direction of James Levine and has served as principal second violin of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Chamber music performances have taken her to Marlboro, Sarasota, Prussia Cove, and Kronberg Academy festivals where she collaborated with such distinguished musicians as David Soyer, Joseph Silverstein, Gidon Kremer, Peter Wiley, Yuri Bashmet, and Kim Kashkashian, among others. A frequent recitalist, Ms. Polonsky has performed duo concerts with NEC piano professor Victor Rosenbaum, with Harvard and Boston University piano professor Robert Merfeld, and numerous recitals with her sister, pianist Anna Polonsky. She has also performed in such venues as Boston's Jordan Hall and Bargemusic in NY.
Recent highlights include a performance of the Brahms Double Concerto with members of the Boston Philharmonic, and a performance of the Mendelssohn Double Concerto with sister Anna Polonsky with the Indian Hill Symphony.
Ms. Polonsky pursued her violin studies with David and Linda Cerone at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She completed her Bachelor of Music Degree at Indiana University, where she studied with the renowned Russian violinist and teacher Nelli Shkolnikova. In the spring of 2001 she received her Master's Degree from the Longy School of Music, where she studied with the celebrated violinist Joseph Silverstein.
Ms. Polonsky currently resides in Boston where she is a regular substitute in the Boston Symphony, a concertmistress of the Indian Hill Symphony, and performs extensively as soloist, duo recitalist, and chamber musician.
|Svetlin ROUSSEV, violin
Born in 1976 in Roussé (Bulgary), Svetlin Roussev is studying in Roussé then in Paris at the CNSMDP with Gérard Poulet, Devy Erlih et Jean-Jacques Kantorow. He won several Prizes (Prix de lADAMI 2000 et 2001, Prix de la foundation Natexis, Prix de Sendaï ). He performed with several orchestras all over the world. He played as solo violin with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 2000, he was Solo violin at the Auvergne Chamber Orchestra. Since 2005, he is solo violin at the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.
In 2004, he recorded Pancho Vladirguerov s violin sonatas (Label Ambroisie)
|François SALQUE, cello
Francois Salque studied at the CNSM de Paris with Philippe Muller and Michel Strauss. He also obtained a master degree at the Yale University. He won several international Prizes including Lausanne, Munich, Genève, Tchaïkovski,le prix Pierre Fournier de la ville de , le premier prix à lunanimité du concours international Maurice Gendron et Paul Tortelier in Paris in 1991.
He performed with several orchestras such Munich Broadcasting Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestre de Monte-Carlo, Moscoc chamber musica orchestra, Toulouse chamber orchestra and Saint Petersbourg Camerata.
Since 2000, he is a member of the Ysaye Quartet and teaches with them at Paris Conservatoire.
|Joseph SILVERSTEIN, violin
Heir to the great Jewish-American violin tradition, Joseph SILVERSTEIN studied with such renowned violin teachers as B. Silverstein, E. Zimbalist, J. Gingold and M.Mischakoff. He was awarded a silver medal at the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels and the Walter W. Naumburg Award, thus launching an international career. Joseph Silverstein has performed as a soloist with more than 100 of the world's most prestigious orchestras, serving for 22 years as concertmaster of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He is a highly regarded conductor and chamber musician and teaches at Yale, Boston University and at the Curtis Institute.
|Clara STRAUSS, cello
Clara Strauss begins her studies at five with Jean Brizard, annie Cochet and Xavier Gagnepain at Boulogne Billancourt. She is graduated from the CNSM de Paris. She also obtained a master Degree at Stony Brook University (New Yok) with Timothy Eddy and Bernard Greenhouse.
She performes in several music chamber festivals (Verbier, Musicavoix, Beit Daniel-Israel, Virtuosi 2000 Russie, Ravigna USA) and performs with Vladimir Mendelssohn, Charles Neidich, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Romain Guyot, Joseph Silverstein. In 2002 She records a CD acclaimed by critics and the French composer Nicola Bacri dedicated a Trio to her.
Clara Strauss performs in several orchestras. Since 2003, she is a member of lOrchestre de lOpéra National de Paris.
|Jean-Claude VANDEN EYNDEN, piano
Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden is born in Bruxelles. He studies piano with Eduardo Del Pueyo in Bruxelles and wins at 16 Le concours de la Reine Elisabeth. He played with several orchestras all over the world including the Royal Philhamonic Orchestra in London or Symphonique de Saint-Pétersbourg.
He regularly performs chamber musica qu'Augustin Dumay, Silvia Marcovici, Michaela Martin, Miriam Fried, Gérard Caussé, Frans Helmerson, José Van Dam, Walter Boeykens, le Quatuor Enesco, le Quatuor Melos, le Quatuor Ysaye and played in several festivals. Since 1987, he is the artistic director of slavetot festival in Belgium.
He recorded several CD and he currently teaches at the Conservatoire de Bruxelles at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth. He is also the artistic director at the Centre Européen de Maîtrise pianistique Eduardo Del Pueyo.
|Noelle WEIDMANN, cello
Noelle Weidmann learnt cello in Metz. She is currently studying at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris with Michel Strauss. She plays with various French Orchestras including lOrchestre de lopéra de Paris.
She performs chamber music with prestigious musicians such as Jospeh Silverstein, Michel Strauss or Barbara Westphal.
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