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–Beethoven (1770-1827), String trio n.1 op.3 (1796)
1 Allegro con brio 2 Andante 3 Minuetto Allegretto
4 Adagio 5 Minuetto Moderato 6 Finale. Allegro
–Jean Cras (1879-1932), String trio
1 2 Lento 3 Animé 4 Très animé
–Jean Françaix (1912-1997), String trio (1933)
1 Allegretto, vivo 2 Scherzo, vivo 3 Andante 4 Rondo, vivo
Shuichi Okada violin Manuel Vioque-Judde viola Bumjun Kim cello
The Arnold Trio was born from the meeting of three young soloists, senior members of the Seiji Ozawa International Academy, Shuichi Okada (violin), Manuel Vioque-Judde (viola) and Bumjun Kim (cello).
Winners of major international competitions (Primrose, Tertis, Markneukirchen, Lipizer, Osaka), they are regularly called upon to perform on the greatest stages in France and abroad as soloists or in chamber music.
Greatly influenced by the practice of chamber music within the prestigious academy of the conductor Seiji Ozawa, the trio is characterized by the constant search for a sound of great homogeneity usually reserved exclusively for string quartets.
Its first recording, devoted to Beethoven’s String Trios Op. 9 (Mirare, 2021), received five stars from Classica and a Diapason d’Or.
The Arnold Trio is in residence at the Singer-Polignac Foundation since 2019.
Shuichi Okada violin
Born in 1995 in Bordeaux, he began studying the violin at the age of 5. After beginning his studies at the Bordeaux Conservatory with Stéphane Rougier, he was admitted to the Paris Conservatory at the age of 15, in the class of Roland Daugareil, Suzanne Gessner and Christophe Poiget. He continued his studies at the Barenboim Said Academy in Berlin with Mihaela Martin and is currently studying at the Queen Elisabeth Chapel with Augustin Dumay.
Being passionate about chamber music, he joined the prestigious class of the Ysaye Quartet, and had the chance to work with teachers such as Claire Désert, François Salque, Jérôme Pernoo or the Wanderer Trio. He often participates in master classes, notably with Mihaela Martin, Pavel Vernikov, Patrice Fontanarosa, Donk Suk Kang, Sarah Nemtanu, Stephan Picard… Shuichi is selected to participate in prestigious academies, such as the Seiji Ozawa Academy (Switzerland), the Carl Flesch Academy (where he was awarded the Stennebrüggen Prize, the Carl Flesch Prize and the Ginette Neveu Prize), or the Santander Festival.
He has won many competitions: 2nd prize at the Postacchini International Competition, 1st prize at the Ginette Neveu International Competition, 1st prize as well as the prize for the most outstanding personality at the Mirecourt International Competition, and more recently he has won prestigious competitions such as the Lipizer Competition (Gorizia) or the Fritz Kreisler Competition (Vienna).
In 2015 he won the second prize at the Markneukirchen competition, and received the « Prince of Hessen » prize at the master classes at the Kronberg Academy.
This gave him the opportunity to play with orchestras such as the Avignon lyric orchestra, the Weimar Hochschule orchestra, the Nancy symphony orchestra, the DFO orchestra (at the Salle Pleyel), the « Nouvelle Europe » chamber orchestra, the Baden-Baden Philharmonic, the Vogtland Philharmonic, the Normandy Orchestra, the Toulon Opera Orchestra, the Bayonne Orchestra, the Pasdeloup Orchestra, the Biel Symphony Orchestra. ..
Shuichi is regularly invited to festivals, such as the festival « Mr Haydn’s holidays », the festival of La Roque d’Anthéron as part of the ensembles in residence, the festival of the Vézère, the musical moments of La Baule, les folles journées de Nantes et Tokyo, the Seiji Ozawa festival in Mastumoto, the Easter festival in Deauville, the Radio-France festival, the Giverny festival, the 1001 notes festival, the Val d’Izère festival, the « musique à Guéthary » festival, the festival of the orangery of Sceaux, the festival of the Palazetto Bru Zane, where he has performed with artists such as Jerôme Pernoo, Jerôme Ducros, Michel Strauss, Raphael Pidoux, Jean-Claude Vanden Eyden, Peter Frankl, Philippe Jaroussky Mathieu Herzog, Antoine Tamestit, Claire Désert, Lise Berthaud, Itamar Golan, Jean-François Heisser, Amaury Coeytaux, Stéphanie-Marie Degand, Gérard Caussé, Pierre Fouchenneret, Augustin Dumay, François Salque, Gary Hoffman, Miguel Da Silva. ..
He has played in major concert halls as a soloist or in chamber music at the Salle Pleyel, the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, the Salle Cortot, the Victoria Hall in Geneva, the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, the large hall of the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the large hall of the Philharmonie in Paris, the Fondation Louis Vuitton, the Bozar in Brussels, the Cité de la Musique…
Shuichi is also the violinist of the Arnold trio composed of Bum Jun Kim (cello) and Manuel Vioque Judde (viola). They are in residence at the Singer-Polignac Foundation.
He released his first CD (Brahms/Schumann) with pianist Clément Lefebvre, on the Mirare label.
He also recorded Brahms’ string quintets and sextets with Pierre Fouchenneret, Lise Berthaud, Adrien Boisseau, François Salque and Yan Levionnois, as part of the « Complete Brahms Chamber Music » for the B-record label.
With the Alpha label, he recorded Schubert’s octet and Raphaël Merlin’s octet, as well as with the singer Veronique Gens and the Igiardini ensemble in French melodies, rewarded by a choc de classica, a diapason d’or, and nominated at the Victoires de la musique classique in the recording category.
With the Arnold Trio, he recorded Beethoven’s trios op.9 for Mirare. This recording was awarded a Diapason d’Or and a Radio Classique trophy.
He is supported by the Safran Foundation, the Rhine Gold and the Banque Populaire. He plays on a magnificent violin by Carlo Tononi from 1710, belonging to the Belgian royal family.
Manuel Vioque-Judde viola
Born in 1991, Manuel Vioque-Judde is recognised as one of the most gifted and charismatic musicians of his generation.
Winner of numerous international competitions, he was awarded at the two most prestigious ones, in 2014 in Los Angeles at the XIV Primrose Competition, and in 2016 at the XII Tertis Competition on the Isle of Man.
Among his important engagements as a soloist, he has collaborated in France with the Orchestre Français des Jeunes, the Orchestre de Chambre Nouvelle Europe and the Orchestre des Lauréats du Conservatoire, in Venezuela with the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, in the Czech Republic with the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, in Germany with the Vogtland Philharmonic Orchestra and
Elbland Philharmonie Sachsen, in the USA with the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, in Sweden with Camerata Nordica and in Belgium with the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie.
Manuel Vioque-Judde is also an accomplished chamber musician; his chamber music partners include Claire Désert, Augustin Dumay, Jonathan Fournel, Nathanaël Gouin, Ilya Gringolts, Gary Hoffman, Victor Julien-Laferrière, Barnabás Kelemen, Suyoen Kim, Gidon Kremer, Alexandre Kantorow, Dmitri Masleev, Aurélien Pascal, Denis Pascal, Bruno Philippe, Alexandra Soumm, Christian Tetzlaff, the Wanderer Trio, the Arod Quartet, the Van Kuijk Quartet. ..
He has played on the most important international stages, at the Folle Journée de Nantes, the Kamermuziek Festival Amsterdam, the Festival International de la Roque d’Anthéron, the Verbier Festival, the Folle Journée Niigata, the Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival, the Easter Festival in Aix en Provence, the Tanglewood Music Festival, the 5th Festival of Young European Soloists in Venezuela, the Easter Festival in Deauville, the Bozar in Brussels, the Philharmonie in Paris, the Victoria Hall in Geneva. ..
His musical education began in Paris at the age of 5 with the learning of the viola but also the intensive practice of singing and piano, which allowed him to join the Maîtrise de Radio France at a very young age. A pupil of Laurent Verney, he was unanimously awarded first prize at the National Competition for Young Violists at the age of 15. He then entered the Paris Conservatoire in Jean Sulem’s class. He then continued his training with violists Antoine Tamestit, Tatjana Masurenko, Miguel Da Silva and Lawrence Power.
Manuel Vioque-Judde is laureate of the Banque Populaire Foundation and Adami Classical Revelation 2017.
In 2019, he founded the Arnold Trio alongside Shuichi Okada and Bumjun Kim, whose first recording devoted to L.V.Beethoven’s string trios opus 9 was named « diapason d’or » (Mirare 2021).
Artistic director of the Just Classik Festival in Troyes since 2018, he plays on a viola by German violin maker Stephan von Baehr.
Bumjun KIM cello
Born in 1994 in South Korea, Bumjun arrived in France at the age of 7 months.
He studied in the class of Xavier Gagnepain at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Boulogne-Billancourt before being admitted to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris at the age of 15, in the class of Philippe Muller.
He then continued his studies in Berlin with Troels Svane and in Paris with Jérôme Pernoo.
Winner of numerous international prizes, he was soon invited to perform at festivals in Europe and Asia such as the Moments Musicaux de la Baule, the Radio France festival, the Printemps des Arts festival in Monte Carlo, the Easter festival in Deauville, the Seiji Ozawa festival in Matsumoto, the Roque d’Anthéron festival, the Les Arcs festival as well as the Folles journées in Nantes and Tokyo.
During his last years at the conservatory, he made his debut as a soloist, notably at the Philharmonie de Paris and the Seoul Art Center.
Since then he has performed at the Victoria Hall in Geneva, the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, the Louis Vuitton Foundation, the Berlin Philharmonic and the Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood in the United States.
Recent performances include the Brahms Double Concerto under the baton of conductor Christoph Eschenbach, with violinist Suyoen Kim and the KBS Symphony Orchestra in Seoul.
In 2019, Bumjun will join the renowned Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, where he will have the privilege of sharing the stage with the greatest conductors of our time.
Passionate about chamber music, Bumjun has always led an active life as a chamber musician. A senior member of the Seiji Ozawa International Academy in Switzerland, in 2018 he founded the Arnold Trio, which is in residence at the Singer-Polignac Foundation in Paris.
In 2020, the trio will record Beethoven’s Opus 9 trios with the Mirare label. This recording will be awarded a Diapason d’Or, and a Radio Classique Trophy.
Bumjun is a laureate of the Adami, Safran, Or du Rhin and Banque Populaire foundations, and currently plays a magnificent French cello dating from 1916 by Sébastien-Auguste Deroux