Liszt, Ballade n°2
– G. Fauré, Sicilienne
– J. Brahms, sonata for violin and piano op.78 n°1 in G Maj
– Camille Saint-Saens, Danse Macabre
– G. Fauré, Après un Rêve
– F. Poulenc,
sonata for violin and piano – extrait-
After completing the conservatory of perpignan in the class of FM Rignol in 2013 at the age of 19, Matias Tanneche is received in the advanced course at the Conservatory of Saint-Maur des Fossés in the class of F. Rossano while being admitted in master-class with D. Pascal, professor at CNSM in Paris.
He is currently finishing his studies at the Pole of Higher Education of Music and Dance (PESMD) Bordeaux Aquitaine in the class of O. Chauzu parallel to his improvement in harmony in composition.
– Mathilde Amorsi begins the piano at the age of 7 in a small village in the south of France near the pianiste Muriel Delli. At the age of 11 she entered the Montpellier Conservatory and studied with Sophie Grattard, thanks to whom Mathilde obtained her graduation diploma at the Piano Conservatory at the age of 17. The same year she is admitted to CNSMD Lyon … may be a little too early!
She will study piano for one year with Alain Planes and Svetlana Eganian. Currently Mathilde Amorsi continues her musical training in the PESMD in the class of Hervé N’kaoua.
– Baptiste Guittet began playing the piano at the age of 7, but it was only later, at 16, that he joined the Conservatoire de Vannes in Fabrice Bourlet’s class, where he brilliantly obtained his DEM in 2015. He is now studying at PESMD in Hervé N’Kaoua’s class.
Curious, he is also passionate about the baroque repertoire and studies notably the harpsichord at the Bordeaux conservatory with Aurélien Delage and Kevin Manent where he gets his DEM in June 2018.
– Eva Lefebvre trained at CRR Rennes and Paris where she obtained her DEM clarinet and bass clarinet. She wins among others the First Prize of the International Academy of Music of Flaine in 2016.
She is currently studying at PESMD.
Beethoven – Bagatelle Op 126 No 3 in E flat major
32 Variations on a Theme in C Minor WoO 80
Schumann – Romance in F sharp Major Op 28 No 2
Liszt – from the three books of Années de pèlerinage:
From Première année: Suisse
Au Lac du Wallenstadt
From Deuxième année: Italie
From Troisième année
Les jeux d’eaux a la Villa d’Este
From Harmonies poétiques et religieuses
Chopin – The Four Scherzi
Scherzo No 1 in B Minor, Op 20
Scherzo No 2 in B flat Minor, Op 31
Scherzo No 3 in C sharp Minor, Op 39
Scherzo No 4 in E Major, Op 54
Christine Stevenson enjoys a distinguished career as a piano recitalist and concerto soloist throughout the UK and abroad. Her concerts continually draw critical acclaim for her virtuosity, musicianship, and the engaging rapport she establishes with audiences of all ages. She is a Director/Tutor at the annual Summer School for Pianists at Stowe [visit www.pianosummerschool.co.uk for details] and is on the staff of the Junior Department of the Royal College of Music in London. She writes about piano music at www.notesfromapianist.wordpress.com.
Her concerts this season explore the world of Preludes, featuring works by composers such as Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Kapustin, Franck, Debussy and Shostakovich, and her current blogpost series is on the subject of The Ubiquitous Prelude. Chamber music this year includes a piano trio by Clara Schumann in a presentation with LSO animateur Rachel Leach, as well as a performance of excerpts from Robert Schumann’s rarely heard Six Etudes en forme de canon, transcribed for two pianos by Debussy.
Christine’s solo concert programmes last season in the UK and in France had a Russian flavour, and featured works by Scriabin, Tchaikowsky, Rachmaninoff, and Moussorgsky. She also performed works for piano duo and piano duet in a concert entitled Twenty Digits, which included Rachmaninoff’s Suite Op 17 for two pianos, as well as music by Bach, Schubert and Dvorak. She performed music for left hand alone by Scriabin, Saint-Saens, and Chopin/Zichy, and her blogposts were on the theme of ‘Pictures at an Exhibition‘.
In 2015 her repertoire included works by Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Debussy and Liszt, along with music by John Adams, Peter Sculthorpe and Richard Nye, and she took part in a performance of a new cantata, Panathenaia, at the British Museum.
In 2014 her recitals were based around the Nocturne genre, featuring examples by Chopin, Grieg and Liszt, and her blogposts explored music with nocturnal associations.
Her concerts in 2013 included music related to the bicentenaries of Alkan, Verdi and Wagner, and her blogposts were entitled ‘Death in Venice’ . She made recordings of classics with the Carducci Quartet for Boosey & Hawkes, played with The Chamber Orchestra of London on the recording of Thomas Hewitt Jones’ ‘Incarnation’ for Regent Records, and performed and gave masterclasses at the Summer School for Pianists at its new home in the West Midlands.
In 2012 Christine performed piano repertoire by Debussy, particularly with reference to his links to Chopin and Liszt; Christine wrote a series of posts covering an A-Z of Debussy’s music, sub-titled “The French Connection”.
It being the year of the London Olympics, she also played in the World Premiere performance and recording of The Same Flame, a work for mixed voices and piano by Matt Harvey and Thomas Hewitt Jones, and was the pianist on three of the Olympic Mascots animated film soundtracks. She gave first performances in London of repertoire by Terry Mann and Helen Grime.
2011 being the bicentenary of Liszt’s birth, projects then included concerts in the UK and in Australia featuring works from the three volumes of ‘Années de Pèlerinage’. A Liszt birthday concert was given at Hatchlands on an historic 1845 Erard piano, signed by Liszt’s great rival, Thalberg. Christine’s recording of ‘Années de Pèlerinage – II – Italie’ was released on CD and iTunes, and received excellent reviews.
Winner of the prestigious Dom Polski Chopin Competition, Christine’s wide experience includes the premiere CD recording ofAlkan’s Rondo Brillant with members of the London Mozart Players, live and recorded broadcasts for the ABC and BBC, a period as Musician in Residence at the Chisholm Institute, performances in a film featuring chamber music of Margaret Sutherland and Helen Gifford, and an Arts Council tour of northern Australia in collaboration with selected actors, a visual artist and a dancer in multi-arts presentations.
An inspiring communicator, Christine has been invited to give masterclasses at Morley College, the City Lit Institute, Jackdaws Music Education Trust, the Hindhead Music Centre, for the Victorian Music Teachers’ Association in Australia and for the London Piano Circle. She has taught advanced pianists at Lancaster University, as well as pupils of all ages in schools in Cumbria, London and Suffolk, with many former pupils now active in the music profession. She is an examiner for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.
Born in Melbourne, Christine graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts with distinction, being twice awarded the Gaitskell prize for the most outstanding student. She studied with pupils of Cortot, of Nadia Boulanger and of Michelangeli, and with the celebrated English pianist, Ronald Smith, also participating in masterclasses given by Sergei Dorensky, Aldo Ciccolini and Vlado Perlemuter.
Critically acclaimed for The King of Hearts in Saint Etienne Opera, Aurélie Ligerot is distinguished by “A flexible phrasing, a luminous timbre, clear highs, and a dramatic sense and perfect gestures” (Concertclassic.com, March 2016 ). She performs in the major French houses such as the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse, The Opéra National de Bordeaux, the Opera companies of Avignon, Marseille and Toulon where she sings the tribute of honor in Macbeth and the high priestess in Verdi’s Aida, Anna Kennedy in Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda, Andreloun in Gounod’s Mireille, and Bianca in The Jano Rondine in Janaček’s Jenufa. Parallel to her studies at the Conservatoire de Bordeaux, the operatic company Opera Bastide has offered her principal roles, including Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte, and Michaela in Carmen. Abroad, she sings Donizetti’s Love in Sarzana (Italy) and Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata at the Hamburger Kammeroper (Germany), and recently Leïla in Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers at Opera Romana Craiova (Romania).
Her repertoire of sacred music includes Bach’s 140 and 150 cantatas, Zelenka’s Missa Votiva, Mendelssohn’s Symphony 2 “Lobgesang”, Rossini’s Small Mass, Carmina Burana by C. Orff and Poulenc’s Gloria. She has regularly performed with Antoine Chenuet, director of the program The Night Romance, and with the pianist François Henry in a work based on Théophile Gautier: Théophile Gautier, Muse of the Composers or One Does Not Trifle with the Melody, a program based on de Musset’s work with Jacques-François Loiseleur des Longchamps and Stéphanie Humeau. Her solo recital Désire[s] provides the beautiful part of the verist repertoire. This season, she takes on the role of Violeta in Traviata with the company Figaro Si Figaro Là. This recital will be on May 25 in a musical conference by Brigitte Durup on Verdi with tenor Olivier Trommenschlager.
Born in 1978, he began playing the piano at the age of 8. Admitted to the National Conservatory of Paris (CNR) in 1991, he entered the piano class of Pierre Réach and Marie-Louise Langlais organ. He works in parallel with Laurence Allix, renowned pedagogue. In 1993, he won the Ermend-Bonnal Prize of the first André Marchal International Organ Competition in Biarritz. In 1994 he attended the National Conservatory of Music (CNSM) in Paris, studying piano with Jean-François Heisser, and chamber music with Christian Ivaldi, and winning first prize in piano. He then took master classes with Rena Shereshevskaya in Colmar, while continuing his studies at the CNSM in Paris.
Simon Adda-Reyss has the privilege of receiving frequent advice from the master Olivier Messiaen. Both on the organ, on the piano and as a soloist or orator, he regularly performs in Paris (theater Châtelet, auditorium of the Musée d’Orsay, home of Radio France, etc), in the provinces, and abroad; notably in Moscow where he played in the grand hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory under the direction of Yuri Bashmet, and then in Japan, where he will perform again this year in Tokyo as part of the Ginza Chanel Chamber Music Festival. He was the accompanist of the singer Jane Rhodes. Recently, he played in the story of Babar F. Poulenc with actress Marie-Anne Chazel. Simon Adda-Reyss improvised the music of the modern series of drawings, broadcast on Canal + in 2000/2001. That same year, he was also chosen as piano accompanist by actor François Morel.
Always passionate about teaching and the transmission of knowledge, Simon Adda-Reyss holds the C.A., obtained under the supervision of the higher education of the National Conservatory of Music of Paris. In 2008, he was appointed Assistant Professor at the same school.
Simon Adda-Reyss also performs in partnership with the violinists Julien Dieudegard, Akiko Yamada and Nemanja Radulovic, the cellist Atsushi Sakai, and the singer Simon Edwards.