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Nov
11
Sun
2018
Audrey Lonca-Alberto piano recital @ Pôle d'Animation Culturelle
Nov 11 @ 16 h 00 min – 18 h 00 min

Program:

– Robert Schumann, Carnaval op. 9
– Claude Debussy, Images (1er livre)
–                             Étude pour les tierces
– Frédéric  Chopin, Polonaise fantaisie op.61
–                             Nocturne op.55 n°2
–                             Valse op.42
–                             Surprise

Coming from a family of musicians, Audrey Lonca-Alberto was immersed from an early age in an artistic world. She began her musical studies at the age of five, first in the Dordogne, then at the Limoges CRR, where she graduated at the age of thirteen with a Diplôme d’Etudes Musicales, followed two years later by her prize for perfection.   At the age of seventeen, Audrey Lonca-Alberto had the chance to meet Erik Berchot and to benefit from his experience of concertizing and pedagogy in his class at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, where she obtained her Higher Diploma in Music with the unanimous decision and congratulations of the jury.  In 2014, she received her Diploma in Concertizing.
Following these diplomas she was awarded several national and international competition prizes, such as the Donostia San Sebastian in which she was a winner at fifteen years of age.
 
She was also a recipient of of scholarships from several organizations, most notably the Académie Musicale de Val d’Isère, and even, in 2015, from the French American Piano Society which permitted her to be presented on the New York stage, and to perfect her talent among renowned pianists there.
 
She was further enriched by studies and advice from great piano musicians and teachers such as B. Rigutto, J. Rouvier, C. Désert, F-R Duchâble, P. Devoyon, M. Rudy, D. Rahmanov, J. Swann, and also from D. Erlih in the chamber music genre.
 
She recorded for Mezzo  (Musicians en herbe) and France Bleu.  From the age of thirteen she performed as soloist and in chamber music throughout France and abroad in various festivals such as  Jeune Talents, Sinfonia, Les Jeudis du Piano in Geneva, Lezard-en-Seine, Afimarte in Madrid, Musiques d’été au Château de Lourmarin, Musique en Valois, to name a few.
 
She also had the opportunity to play with orchestras – most notably,  at the age of twelve, performing Beethoven’s first piano concerto.  In 2013, she played Ravel’s piano concerto in G under the direction of B. Rossignol.  In 2017, she performed the Complete Works of Bach for two, three and four pianos under the direction of E. Berchot.
 
Audrey Lonca-Alberto is the winner of the Banque Populaire Foundation, and has just been chosen for the Manchester International Competition in Great Britain.

Dec
2
Sun
2018
Ani HOVHANNISYAN violon / Serge PALOYAN piano duet
Dec 2 @ 16 h 00 min – 17 h 30 min

Program :

BACH  violon concerto en A minor (transcription pour violon et piano)

BEETHOVEN Sonata N°5 en F major op 24 “Spring”

SCHUBERT sonatine No.2 en A  minor, op.137

KOMITAS Krunk

KHATCHATOURIAN Oror

2013      Unite states Agency international développement « USAID »

I received a certificate from USAID which is a qualification for working with disabled children in schools and colleges that is headquartered in the USA

2012     Berlin  International festival  young  classical music.

2011      « Traveling Notes » International Music Festival – certificat of excellence

2010     Participation in Turkey  to Armenia Youth Symphony Orchestra

2009/2010  Master’s Degree of musical art instrument performance violon

from Erevan   Komitas  Conservatory – Arménie

2004/2009 – Diploma for violin instrumental performance Erevan   Komitas  Conservatory – Arménie

1994/2004 – Baccalauréat du collège Tchaïkovski

EXPERIENCES PROFESSIONNELLES

2011- 2013       Violon teacher  Collège de Arnaud Babajanian

2009- 2011         Organizer of Hrachuhi Jianyan Art School

2005 – 2013         Baroque Orchestra of Yerevan – Armenia

2005 – 2012        Erévan Orchestra soloist

 

Born in the Haute Vallée du Rhône in the city of Vienne where he still resides, Sarkis Paloyan pursued his musical studies at the Lyon Conservatory of Music, learning the bass trombone, the trumpet, the piano and the organ.
When he was fifteen years old, he went to a performance of Carmen, directed by Roberto Benzi.  For him this was a revelation, and he decided to become a conductor.
“Work is the best way to realize your dreams and to find your freedom.  Aim higher than the mountain in order to reach the summit,” said Sarkis’ Armenian grandfather, Abraham Arabian.
Putting this maxim into practice, Sarkis, known as Serge in French, became not only the well known conductor, Serge Paloyan, but also a highly original composer, sought after not only for his inventiveness but also for his purely refined sensitivity.
Today, Sarkis is professor of conducting at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Lyon, and he directs the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Lyon, which brings together new talent from all over the world.  Meanwhile, his travels have taken him to Prague, Boston and Rochester in the USA, Kkrosno in Poland, and Lviv in the Ukraine, where he directed the National Orchestra.  As director, he established schools of music theory in Grigny, La Ciotat, Toulon, Sarkis won first prize at the Avignon International Competition for Musical Composition and of the SACEM (Society of Authors, Composers and Musical Editors).
Presently, Sarkis Paloyan divides his time between teaching, composing, and concertizing in France, Poland and Armenia.  But that is not all.  He is also building collaborations for future projects with lyric artists and concert instrumentalists.

Dec
15
Sat
2018
Camille THEVENEAU violin / Florent LING piano recital
Dec 15 @ 10 h 02 min – 11 h 02 min

 

Program :

Brahms  sonat n°1 in G Maj

Poulenc sonata

Saint-Saëns : danse Macabre

 

 

Dec
22
Sat
2018
Christmas concert with Caroline GY and Patrick HILLIARD : Offenbach and sacred music
Dec 22 @ 16 h 00 min – 17 h 15 min

1 Musique sacrée

– Domine Deus (A Vivaldi – Gloria)

– Laudate Dominum (WA Mozart – Vêpres solennelles d’un confesseur)

– Ave Maria

– Bereite dich Zion ( Bach / Oratorio de Noël)
– Erbarme dich ( Bach / Passion selon St Mathieu)

2 – Récital Offenbach / Opéra comique “ Chère Hélène !…”

 1 : Invocation à Vénus

 2 : Ah ! Que les hommes sont bêtes

 3 : Lettre de la Périchole

 4 : La Griserie

 5 : Amours divins

 6 : Ah ! Que j’aime les militaires

 7 : La déclaration

 8 : L’aveu

 Final : Barcarolle

 

Caroline Gy discovered music while studying piano and music theory, beginning with lessons from her mother, an excellent pianist, and later with private professors in Cannes.
Letting music drop to second place in order to pursue computer studies in college, she was not to resume music until 2004, at which point she began voice lessons with Bertrand Kovack in Avignon.
Her motivation and passion for music drove her to waste no more time, and from that moment she dedicated more and more of her time to the study of voice.
Caroline Gy moved to the Bordeaux region in January 2006, and began perfecting her technique with Lucette Brachet taking on French opera roles for mezzos such as Dalila, Carmen, Charlotte, and then adding to her repertoire with the Verdi roles of Azucena/Il Trovatore, Emilia/Otello, Fenena/Nabucco and Maddalena/Rigoletto.
She participates regularly with the master classes of Viorica Cortez.
She performs recitals in the operatic genres of French and Italian opera as well as French traditional melodies and German lieder (Strauss, Schubert, Brahms).
In 2011, Caroline Gy was invited to Constanza Opera in Romania to sing the Mozart Requiem as alto soloist as well as the Brahms Rhapsodie for alto.
In 2013, she was given the title role of Carmen in The Great Arias of Carmen proposed by the Association of the Friends of the Grand Theater, and staged by Lucette Brachet.  The performance was presented at the Grand Theater of Bordeaux.
During the year 2014, Caroline Gy developed her Oratorio repertoire in order to fulfill invitations to various festivals in 2014 and 2015:  Haëndel’s Messie, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, and Mozart’s Great Mass in C.
At the end of 2014, she created a musical event entitled The Lyric Salon which unanimously seduced the public.
During the summer of 2015, Ms. Gy performed at the Festival of Base-Navarre in recital.  Later, she sang in the closing ceremony for the Journées de Patrimoine festivities at the Abbey of Saint Sever, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In 2016, Caroline Gy performed Carmen again in July, as well as several oratorio and operatic recitals in various venues such as the Créon Organ Festival, Saint Cyprien, Toulouse, Cannes, Lisbon, and Zurich.
During the summer of 2017, Ms. Gy developed and extended her repertoire in response to requests for a recital of Baroque opera (Vivaldi, Haëndel) in Marmande.  During the festival, she also performed an evening recital titled Pastel Night in Albi.  In October 2017, she had great success with the return of her Lyric Salon at the Athénée in Bordeaux.
In 2018, Ms. Gy was invited to perform during the opening concert of the Espace Culturel Germaine Tillion in Bergerac in order to sing a program of French and Italian opera.
The 2018 Journées de Patrimoine were an occasion for Caroline Gy to perform at the sumptuous Saint Eutrope Basilica in Saintes, where the audience was overwhelmed by the very high quality of her interpretation.

 

Encouraged by two English singers, Elizabeth Harwood and Maureen Lehane, Patrick Hilliard studied keyboard accompaniment for piano and organ at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.  He was educated by David Lloyd, Geoffrey Pratly and Robin Bowman, and in 1986 he won the Peter Pears prize in London.
Afterwards, having moved to France, he accompanied numerous artists such as Michel Piquemal and Beatrice Uriah-Monzon and Atarah Ben Tovim, the masters of Radio France and the Regional Choir of the Midi-Pyrenees.
Voice conductor as well as choir conductor, Mr. Hilliard collaborates with the opera companies of Toulon and Bordeaux, the Festivals of Haut Quercy, the Sinfonia en Périgord (with Michel Laplénie and Sagitarius) and the Périgord Noir Festival. He is currently choirmaster of the Ensemble Vocal Arnaut-de-Mareuil
Mr. Hilliard holds a Certificate of Aptitude in piano accompaniment, and works in several conservatories in Southwest France.  He also continues to perform with the new generation of French singers, namely André Heyboer, Hermine Huguenel, and Stanislas de Barbeyrac.
Passionate about 19th century French music, he rediscovered and recorded the works of Marie de Grandval and produced two recordings of chamber music for piano.

 

Jan
13
Sun
2019
Noriko OGAWA piano recital
Jan 13 @ 16 h 00 min – 17 h 30 min

Program:

Mozart : sonata N°11 in A maj K331

Debussy; Images Book I

Debussy; Estampes

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Rentaro Taki; Grudge (one of the very first piano pieces ever written in Japan, 2 mins)

Yoshihiro Kanno;  A Particle of Water for piano and Myochin Hibashi Chopsticks (written for Noriko)

Chopin;  Waltz Brlliante Op.18

Chopin;  Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise

Noriko Ogawa has achieved considerable renown throughout the world since her success at the Leeds International Piano Competition. Noriko’s “ravishingly poetic playing” (Telegraph) sets her apart from her contemporaries and acclaim for her complete Debussy series with BIS Records, confirms her as a fine Debussy specialist. Her Images Book I and II were chosen as the top recommendation ‘exquisite delicacy’, BBC Radio 3’s CD Review, January 2014. Noriko’s latest recording for BIS records is of solo piano music by Eric Satie.

Noriko appears with all the major European, Japanese and US orchestras including the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Czech National Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, as well as the BBC Symphony Orchestra for the world premiere of Richard Dubugnon’s Piano Concerto. Noriko made her BBC Proms debut in August 2013 and appeared again in 2014 with the Endymion Ensemble. She was the Artistic Director for the Reflections on Debussy Festival 2012 at Bridgewater Hall. In 2015 she continued as Associate Artist for Ravel and Rachmaninov Festival.

As a recitalist and chamber musician, with her piano duet partner Kathryn Stott, Noriko has performed Malcolm Arnold’s Concerto for Two Pianos at the 2013 BBC Proms.

Noriko regularly judges the BBC Young Musician, Munich International Piano Competition, Honens International Piano Competition and the Scottish International Piano Competition. Noriko has been appointed as Chairperson of the Jury for Japan’s prestigious 10th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in 2018.

Noriko’s Japanese translation of Susan Tomes’s book Out of Silence – a pianist’s yearbook has been reprinted due to popular demand.

Noriko is passionate about charity work, after the tsunami in Japan in 2011, she has raised over £40,000 for the British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Fund. Noriko founded Jamie’s Concerts a series for autistic children and parents and is a Cultural Ambassador for the National Autistic Society.

Noriko is a professor at Guildhall School of Music and Drama.