Henri ROMAN bassoon and Guillaume FOURNIER piano @ Pôle d'Animation Culturelle
Mar 24 @ 16 h 00 min – 17 h 30 min

Programme :

JS Bach sonate bwv 1020 pour basson et piano

Johannes Brahms sonate en mib OP 120 n2 premier mouvement pour basson et piano

“Pour la main gauche seule”

Ravel : Cadence d’introduction solo du Concerto pour la main gauche

Scriabine : Prélude et Nocturne opus 9 pour la main gauche

Ravel : Cadence finale solo du Concerto pour la main gauche


Piotr Tchaïkovski six pièces pour basson et piano

Camille Saint Saens sonate pour basson et piano op 168

Benoit Dantin mana pour basson et piano

Biography Henri Roman

After graduating from the Conservatoire d’Angoulême, Henri Roman was admitted to the Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique de Lyon in the class of Amaury Wallez, where he was awarded first prize in 2002 and the Certificat d’Aptitude in 2004.

He then worked regularly in various chamber music groups, including the Confluences quintet, with which he won third prize at the Henri Tomasi international competition in 2004, the Cénoman ensemble, the wind octet at the chaise dieu festival, and the propos wind trio, with which he gave concerts in India, Pakistan, Japan, South America and Europe.

He also performs as a soloist with various orchestral groups (Orchestre de chambre de Paris, Orchestre Paul Kuentz, Orchestre des équipages de la flotte de Brest, Taipei University Orchestra, Antonio Vivaldi Ensemble, Cénomans Ensemble, etc.), with whom he likes to introduce audiences to the bassoon’s often little-known repertoire.

In February 2009 he was awarded 2nd prize in the international competition for the interpretation of French music dedicated to the bassoon in Paris Ville d’Avray.

As a teacher he taught bassoon and chamber music at the conservatoire of Le Mans from 2006 to 2018 and then at the conservatoire a rayonnement régional de saint Maur de Fossés until 2021. He has also published several works on bassoon pedagogy.

Henri Roman was a member of the Orchestre de chambre de Paris from 2007 to 2022 as second bassoon co-soloist.

Since September 2021, with a view to offering musical activities to as many people as possible, he has been in charge of musical activities for the national education system and as part of the urban policy for the Le Mans conservatoire.

Guillaume Fournier, piano

Guillaume Fournier was born in 1980 and won first prize at the Evian International Piano Competition, first prize at the Mayenne International Piano Competition and first prize at the Brest Competition.

Piano teacher at Le Mans Conservatoire since 2006, this former engineer is passionate about the meeting of the arts, and is the author and creator of several multimedia shows performed in France and abroad.

Specialist in Alexander Scriabin, he has given numerous recitals, concertos and lectures devoted to this composer, and has been invited on several occasions to take part in the “International Conferences”: “Way to Scriabin” at the composer’s House Museum in Moscow. His work has culminated in the creation of a Seul en Scène musical “Scriabin, Poète du Feu et de l’Extase”, which won 1st Prize at the Evian International Competition, presided over by François-René Duchâble. Finally, the Scriabin Museum in Moscow entrusted him with the honour of chairing the French ‘Alexandre Scriabine’ association.

A regular at long-night performances, he is the creator and artistic director of the “Pianoctambule, 24H piano(s)” festival in Le Mans, the 8th edition of which will take place in November 2024.

English pianist Vincent LING recital @ Pôle d'Animation Culturelle
Apr 14 @ 17 h 00 min – 18 h 00 min

Programme :

1) Carl Vine: Bagatelle No.1 “Darkly”, from 5 Bagatelles

2) Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.31 in A-flat Major, Op.110

  1. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo

    II. Allegro molto

    III. Adagio ma non troppo – Allegro ma non troppo

3) Chopin: Nocturne in B Major, Op.62 No.1 (7:00)

4) Granados: Allegro de Concierto

——————- Entracte  ————————

5) Mozart: Piano Sonata No.13 in B-flat Major, Kv.330

  1. Allegro

  2. Andante Cantabile

  3.  Allegro Grazioso

5) Albéniz: Iberia Book 1

  1. Evocación

    II. El Puerto

    III. El Corpus Christi en Sevilla

8) Wagner/Liszt: “Liebestod”, from Tristan und Isolde, S.447

Vincent currently studies at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz with Concert Pianist and Professor, Markus Schirmer. Born in the United Kingdom to Bolivian-Chinese Parents, he has performed in several prestigious venues such as the Wigmore Hall London, and gave a solo recital at the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room in November 2017. Having previously studied at the Royal College of Music Junior Department under Nataša Lipovšek with Scholarship, he was successful with numerous competitions in the U.K. He received 1st prize at the Beethoven Society of Europe’s Junior Intercollegiate Piano Competition in March 2016, and won several prizes at the Mid Somerset Festival in March 2018, including the Premiere Concerto Prize and the Outstanding Pianist of the Year Award.

Vincent has also received international success. In 2019, Vincent received 1st prize at the “Piano Talents” International Piano Competition 2019 in Milan and 2nd prize at the Cesar Franck International Piano Competition 2019 in Kraainem, Belgium. In September that year, he was invited to perform at Arsonore International Music Festival Graz amongst 6 other pianists from KUG to perform the complete Chopin nocturnes in one evening. Vincent’s recordings of the Op.9 nocturnes later aired on national Austrian radio “Ö1”.

More recently, he was awarded a Grand Prix “Crown of Stars” by the Music and Stars Awards Competition 2020, 1st Absolute Prize at the Franz Liszt Centre International Piano Competition 2021, and 1st Prize and “Best Performance of a 20th Century Work” in the Artists Category of the Nordic International Piano Competition 2021. He was then invited to give a recital at the Auditori Viader in Girona, Spain as part of the “Hammerklavier International Piano Series 2021” and also performed Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1 with Trowbridge Symphony Orchestra in England. This year saw Vincent make his Debut at the Wienermusikverein’s Gläserner Saal in Vienna, where he performed a self-curated programme of works by Reynaldo Hahn.

He has been invited to perform in numerous concert halls throughout Europe, notably in Italy, Germany, Croatia, England, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Poland and Austria, and was selected to participate in numerous masterclasses given by world-renowned pianists, such as Joanna Macgregor, Uta Weyand, Ewa Pobłocka, Ronan O’Hora and William Fong.

Vincent Ling – Pianiste


SERENADE trio : flute, guitar, viola @ Pôle d'Animation Culturelle
Apr 28 @ 17 h 00 min – 18 h 30 min

Program :

Anton Diabelli                     Grande sérénade op.95

            1 Menuetto             2 Trio             3 Menuetto

Gaspard Kummer              Sérénade op 81

            1 Allegro non tanto                                   2 Adagio non tanto

            3 Minuetto poco allegretto                    4 Rondo

Ludvig van Beethoven      Sérénade op 8 en ré maj  (1797)

            1 Marcia allegro, adagio                          2 Minuetto Allegretto

            3 Adagio                   4 Allegretto alla polacca

            5 Tema con variazioni. Andante quasi allegretto

For several decades at the dawn of the 19th century, the instrumental combination of a flute, viola and guitar inspired many musicians. The guitar, which was very much in vogue in all European capitals at the time, gave rise to an abundance of chamber music literature, of which the formula of flute, viola and guitar, at the dawn of Romanticism, was undoubtedly the most balanced and accomplished expression.

Since the second half of the 20th century, there has been a revival of interest in this chamber ensemble, which had been forgotten for some time. Perhaps remembering Debussy, who in 1915 composed a sonata for a similar group (flute, viola and harp), composers from all horizons added many new works to the repertoire of the trio: flute, viola and guitar.

After studying at the CRR in Aubervilliers-La Courneuve and the CRR in Boulogne, Séverine Joly obtained a degree in musicology from the Sorbonne. At the same time, she took part in a tour of the United States as a violinist with the La Sorbonne orchestra. With a state diploma in 2 disciplines (violin and viola), Séverine Joly joined the teaching team at the Conservatoire d’Alençon in 2005, where she now teaches. In 2010, she joined the Trio Sérénade as violist.

She has also enriched her artistic activity by taking part, on both violin and viola, in a variety of ensembles ranging from simple chamber music groups to symphony orchestras: Ensemble Cénoman in Sarthe, Ensemble Opus 61 in Alençon, Ensemble Instrumental de la Mayenne in Laval, Ensemble Offrandes based in Le Mans, etc.

Born in Le Mans in the Sarthe region of France, Nicolas Courtin trained at the CRR in Versailles, then at the CNSM on the rue de Madrid in Paris in Alexandre Lagoya’s class. As an artist, his repertoire often ventures along the side roads, from the music of the Renaissance to the creations of our time, as a soloist, in duo, trio, quartet, ensemble or with orchestra.

From 1987 to 2017: 30 years of artistic and human adventure with the Quatuor de Guitares de Versailles, of which he is a founding member. Their playground: from Washington to Casablanca, Bucharest to Dublin, Barcelona to Vilnius, Verona to Maastricht… 6 CDs of recitals or with orchestra mark this journey (Labels: De Plein Vent, Naxos, Centaur Records…). In 2004, he founded the Trio Sérénade to revive and promote the rich repertoire for flute, viola and guitar. In 2010, the year of its creation, he joined the Ensemble Offrandes, a collective dedicated to exploring and illuminating musical modernities, from Berg and Debussy to the creations of today’s composers.

His many activities make him an ardent defender of a plural guitar, rich in a wide variety of formations, styles and periods.

In 2019, he will publish Chroniques du pinceur de cordes (ed. Paulo Ramand), a book that marks a turning point in his quest for experimentation.

After studying with Jean-Christophe Falala at the CRR in Rouen, Julie Valognes continued her training by entering the class of Maxence Larrieu and Philippe Bernold at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Lyon. She took part in numerous master classes with Bartold Kuyjken, Philippe Debost and Aurèle Nicolet.

Noted at orchestral competitions, she took part in the France Musique recording of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Le Coq d’or as solo piccolo. Solo flute with the Orchestre de Normandie for two seasons, she also plays regularly with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Lorraine et des Alpes et Provence Côte d’Azur.

She is particularly interested in chamber music and music of the 20th and 21st centuries. She pursues an active and committed career with the Trio sérénade (trio for flute, viola and guitar), the Ensemble Contre-Ut, and the Ensemble Offrandes, supported by the Pays de Loire region and directed by Martin Moulin.


STIMMUNG trio : piano, violin, cello @ Pôle d'Animation Culturelle
May 25 @ 17 h 00 min – 18 h 30 min

Programme :

L.V. BEETHOVEN (1770 – 1827)

Trio N°5 op 70 n°1 en ré majeur        « les Esprits »   (1808)

1 Allegro vivace e con brio –      2 Largo assai ed espressivo –             3 Presto

Trio  N°7 op 97 en si bémol majeur   « à l’Archiduc » (1811)

1 Allegro moderato                                         2 Scherzo. Allegro

3 Andante cantabile ma pero con moto        4 Allegro moderato. Presto


After studying music in France, Romania and Germany (notably with the members of the Amadeus Quartet), he founded the Ysaÿe Quartet in 1984, followed by the Elysée Quartet in 1995. With these ensembles, he has made numerous recordings for the Decca, Harmondia Mundi, Philips and Zig-Zag Territoires labels, and has toured the world, giving concerts in such prestigious venues as New York’s Carnegie Hall, Vienna’s Musikverein, Salzburg’s Mozarteum, London’s Wigmore Hall and Queen Elisabeth Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and Paris’s Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.

His chamber music partners have included Augustin Dumay, Shlomo Mintz, Maria Joao Pires, Jean-Philippe Collard, Frank Braley and Michel Portal. Alongside his life as a concert artist, he also teaches at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris.

Yehudi Menuhin once said of him: “I owe one of the purest musical emotions of my life to this angelic musician.


Born into a family of musicians in 1972, Raphaël Chrétien began playing the piano and cello at an early age, first with his father and then with Alain Meunier. At the age of fourteen, he was selected by Mstislav Rostropovitch to take part in his Paris masterclass devoted to Prokofiev. The following year he entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris in the class of Phillippe Muller and Christian Ivaldi, where a few years later he was awarded first prizes in cello and chamber music.

During advanced courses at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris and the Basel Academy of Music (Konzert Diploma), he met Miklos Perenyi, Janos Starker and Paul Tortelier, as well as Pierre Boulez, who wrote at the time: “I heard Raphaël Chrétien and was deeply impressed by his performance of Beethoven’s triple concerto at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées…”.

Winner of several international competitions, including the Martinu Special Prize at the Prague International Competition and the Grand Prize and Audience Prize at the Belgrade International Competition, then enriched by his experience as co-principal of the London Symphony Orchestra, he embarked on an intense career as a concert pianist which has led him to perform all over the world today…

A much-appreciated partner in chamber music, Raphaël Chrétien is a regular guest at many French festivals (Classique au vert-Paris, Flâneries de Reims, Les Arcs, Folles journées de Nantes, Nancyphonies, Pâques de Deauville… ) and internationally (Keihanna concert series-Japan, Moscow conservatory in America, Musicadhoy-Esp, Nordic music days, Denmark, Settimane musicale di Siena-It…); he is also one of the few European musicians invited to the famous Marlboro music festival-Usa, alongside artists such as Midori, the Julliard quartet, Andras Schiff and Mitsuko Ushida.

As a soloist, he has performed with the Orchestre National d’Ile de France, Les Siècles, the Prague Philharmonic, the Salzburg Camerata, the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra, the Dresden Universitat Orchester, the Orchestre de Caen, the Orchestre de Cannes-PACA, the Basle Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Cuidad de Granada, etc. under the baton of Jiri Belohavek, Philippe Bender, Mark Foster, Philippe Herreweghe, Jean Jacques Kantorow, Gerard Korsten, Adrian Leaper, Jacques Mercier, François-Xavier Roth, Kaspar Zehnder and Ronald Zollman.

A particularly eclectic musician, his vast repertoire ranges from Bach suites for baroque instruments to the most contemporary works: he has performed or dedicated works by Nicolas Bacri, Franck Bedrossian, Paul Méfano, Piotr Moss, Philippe Schoeller, Alessandro Solbiati, Christian Lauba, Iannis Xenakis, Philippe Hersant and others, and for many years has played an active part in musical creation through numerous concerts and recordings.

His original discography, which began with the ‘first world recording’ of Alffredo Piatti’s Caprices for solo cello, has gradually expanded to include a number of titles ranging from Brahms to Ginastera, via Martinu, Duparc and Guy Ropartz, Saint-Saens, Lalo and Offenbach (duets for two cellos with Jérôme Pernoo), all discs regularly acclaimed by the press (ffff de Télérama, Recommandé par Classica, 10 de Répertoire, Sélection de l’Année du Monde, the Strad… )


Michaël Levinas is the son of the pianist Raïssa Levinas (1905-1994) and the philosopher Emmanuel Levinas (1906-1995). After studying at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris (Yvonne Loriod, Olivier Messiaen)2, Michaël Levinas attended courses at the GRM and Darmstadt (Xenakis, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Ligeti). In 1974 he joined the Itinéraire ensemble, of which he was an active founding member2 alongside Tristan Murail, Gérard Grisey and Roger Tessier. He was its director and president between 1985 and 2003. As a young confidant of the painter Balthus, during his stay at the Villa Médicis in Rome from 1975 to 19773, he composed Ouverture pour une fête étrange for the Villa’s gardens. He was appointed Professor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris2 in 1986. His teaching set the standard for the rest of the world. His students include Yann Robin, Oscar Strasnoy, Thomas Lacôte, Fabien Lévy, Kanako Abe, Claire Levacher, Francesco Filidei and Jean-Luc Hervé.

He was the first pianist of his generation, after Yves Nat, to record the complete Thirty-two Sonatas by Beethoven between 1988 and 1991 on the Adès label. This recording has been reissued by Universal Music. He has also performed the complete Beethoven Sonatas in concert, first in 1994 at the Salle Gaveau, and again in 2014 at the Collège des Bernardins in Paris. But it was his first CD devoted to Schumann, in particular the Krieleriana and the Fantaisie, recorded in 1982 by Adès, that launched his activity as a classical concert artist. He also devotes a large part of his playing to the chamber repertoire, and takes part in numerous European festival encounters.

His landmark recordings include the complete Études by Scriabin, the First Book of Études by Ligeti, the first volume of Préludes by Debussy, the Sonatas by Schubert, the Four Ballades by Chopin, the Diabelli Variations by Beethoven, the Carnaval and the Études symphoniques by Schumann, the First Sonata by Boulez, and the Mélodies by Fauré with singer Magali Léger.

Michael Levinas’s discography in the field of composition is distributed among several publishers.

The complete works of Michael Levinas are published by Henri Lemoine.

In 2017, Michael Levinas founded the “Stimmung Trio” alongside Christophe Giovaninetti (violinist) and Emmanuelle Bertrand (cellist).

One of the great pianists of our time, he recorded the complete Well-Tempered Clavier by Johann Sebastian Bach for Universal Music in 2003, which he performed in concert over two evenings at the Cité de la Musique in Paris in 2003.

He was elected to the Académie des Beaux-Arts on 18 March 20092, taking Jean-Louis Florentz’s seat, and was received into the Coupole on 15 June 2011 by François-Bernard Mâche.


Alessandro CIRRITO clarinet and Giulio POTENZA piano duo @ Pôle d'Animation Culturelle
Jun 16 @ 17 h 00 min – 18 h 30 min

Saint-Saens : Sonata per clarinetto e pianoforte op. 167 (1921)

1 – Allegretto

2 – Allegro animato

3 – Lento

4 – Molto allegro

C.Debussy: Premiere Rhapsodie

J.Brahms: Sonata per clarinetto e pianoforte op.120 n.1

1 – Allegro appassionato

2 – Andante un poco adagio

3 – Allegretto grazioso

Francis Poulenc, Sonata per clarinetto a pianoforte op 184

1 – Allegro tristamente (Allegretto – Très calme – Tempo allegretto)

2 –  Romanza (Très calme)

3 – Allegro con fuoco (Très animé)

Cirrito Alessandro born in Turin in 1989, began his studies at the Conservatorio V. Bellini in Palermo, where he graduated with top grades and honors. From 2011 to 2015 he completed the Master’s degree at the Musikhochshule in Karlsruhe under the tutorage of Prof. W.Meyer During his study He attended also master class whit Romain Guyot, Calogero Palermo, Fabrizio Meloni, Alessandro Carbonare, Paul Meyer, Sabine Meyer. Whilst a student he won many major internazionale Competition: 2008 » Eliodoro Sollima’s » Competition, in 2009 « Prize Albanese”, in 2013 he won the First Prize and the Audience Prize at the “Clarinet’s Awards Competition”(Germany), ecc.. In 2014, at the age of 24, he won the Audition for Section

Leader Principal Clarinet with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic (trial). He has been selected also in a lot of Audition and performed with many orchestra like : Verbier festival , Sinfonieorchester Münster, Ulster Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, Royal Liverpool Philarmonic, Malta Philarmonic, Badisches Staadtstheater Karlsruhe, Copenaghen Philarmonic,ecc.., alongside many leading conductors such as Michail Jurowki, Vasily Petrenko, Günter Neuhold, Maxime Pascal, Daniele Rustioni,ecc..

In 2017 he won the audition for Principal Clarinet n2 with the Ulster Orchestra ( Irland) where he performed until October 2019. He has tourned worldwide and performed in some of the finest Concert halls including the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Royal Albert Hall London( BBC Proms) and many others. He has also broadcast live concerts in radio and television for BBC radio 3, BBC radio Ulster, Rai Television and has recorded several CDs for labels such as Chandos, Naxos,ecc..

Very passionate about chamber music He has numerous perfoming for important Italian musical associations and organizations including “Amici della musica”, « FOSS », Rotary Club, ecc.. often with the international soprano Desirèe Rancatore.

Alessandro Cirrito plays a Buffet-Crampon Legende Clarinet.

Giulio Potenza (°1990) started the piano at the age of six and has since then established himself as a

respected concert pianist, teaching and performing extensively. He has been invited to play at prestigious international festivals and venues including the Martha Argerich’s Lugano Project of Lugano, the Bangkok International Piano Festival , the Lofoten Chamber Music Festival in Norway, the Carnegie Hall in New York, Musikverein in Wien, Filarmonia of Oviedo, St. John’s Smith Square, Bridgwater Hall of Manchester, Grieg Hall in Bergen, Auditorium Bernanos in Paris, and the Theter aan de parade in Hertogenbosch.

As a soloist, he has performed with the Florence Symphony Orchestra, directed by Piero Bellugi, the University of London Symphony Orchestra, directed by Daniel Capp Exeter Symphony Orchestra directed by Arturo Serna and the North Beds Orchestra directed by Jan Kaznowski. He has collaborated with many renowned artists such as Anton Niculescu, Silvia Mazzon, Jose Menor, Antonello Farulli, Daniel Rivera, Gabriele Baldocci, Stefano Farulli, Zoe Freedman ,Nicolas Dupont. His recitals and recordings have been broadcast by BBC Radio 3, Rai Radio 3, the Swiss Classical Radio, Radio Musiq 3, Radio Klara, Radio Vaticana, Radio Mozart Italia and Rai National Television. Giulio has won prizes at several important piano competitions including the Hanna Brooke prize for piano, for his excellence in the concert career at the Trinity Laban Conservatory; 2nd prize at the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition of New York (2016); 1st prize at the Seiler International piano competition (2002); “Highly Commended Award” at the Jacques Samuel Piano Competition of London (2012). He is professor of piano at the Trapani Conservatory of Musica in Italy and at the Windsor Piano Academy in U.K. and regularly gives master classes in the UK and abroad (Trinity Laban of Music and Dance London, Assumtpion University of Bangkok etc.).

Giulio Potenza holds a Postgraduate Degree, Postgraduate Artist Diploma Degree and ISP Advanced Diploma from the Trinity Laban Conservatorie of Muisc and Dance of London with Distinction. Furthemore he holds a Bachelor in History from University of Palermo. He completed his undergraduate music studies at the conservatory of Trapani (Italy).