Artists / Programmes

26 JUNE

7PM (london) / 20h (paris)

CARDUCCI STRING QUARTET

P. GLASS String Quartet No. 3, "Mishima"  

L. van BEETHOVEN String Quartet Op. 95 in F minor ‘Quartetto Serioso’

Matthew Denton - Violin

Michelle Fleming - Violin

Eoin Schmidt-Martin - Viola

Emma Denton - Cello

An internationally renowned Anglo-Irish string quartet based in the UK, the versatile and award-winning Carducci String Quartet has performed everything from brand new quartets, classic works by Haydn, complete Shostakovich cycles, and even partnered with folk-rock icon Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull.

 

Founded in 1997, the ensemble has won numerous international competitions, including Concert Artists Guild International Competition USA 2007 and First Prize at Finland’s Kuhmo International Chamber Music Competition 2004. In 2016, they took home a Royal Philharmonic Society Award for their performances of cycles of the complete Shostakovich Quartets. This Shostakovich15 project was accompanied by a recording of quartets 4, 8 and 11 for Signum Classics, to which the quartet added a further volume in spring 2019 (1,2 and 7) acclaimed by Gramophone Magazine for its “…athletic, upfront performances, clear in texture, forthright in tone and bold in articulation.”  

 

The quartet has released a bevy of acclaimed recordings on their own label, Carducci Classics, as well as Signum Classics, and their Naxos recordings of Philip Glass Quartets have had over six million plays on Spotify.

3 july

7PM (london) / 20h (paris)

DUO FURIOSO

D. GABRIELLI Canon in D Major

A. PIATTI Elegia per la morte di Anton Rubinstein for two cellos

J.B. BARRIERE Sonata for two Cellos in G major, No.10

D. POPPER Gavotte from Suite for two Cellos, Op. 16

J. OFFENBACH Duo for two cellos Op.52, No.3

M. KREČIČ "Bob's your uncle" (written for Duo Furioso)

F. BORSARELLO Tango triste

J. SIBELIUS Waterdroplets

Helena Švigelj - cello

Urška Horvat - cello

Duo Furioso consists of prizewinning young cellists Helena Švigelj and Urška Horvat from Slovenia. They started playing together during their postgraduate studies in Belgium in 2013, where they have held many appearances on stage, among them were two concerts at ''Fêtes de Wallonie'' in 2013 and 2014.

In July 2015 they debuted in a beautiful Union Hall in Maribor at Festival Lent, one of the most prestigious festivals in Slovenia.

After successfully passed audition in October 2017, they have become a part of Live Music Now, organization founded by Yehudi Menuhin.

In 2018, they were invited to play at the Go!Cello Festival in Cutty Sark, organized by the London Cello Society, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, and the National Maritime Museum. They have appeared in venues including Old Royal Naval Chapel in Greenwich (The Chapel of St Peter and St Paul), Judi Dench Theatre, Charlton House, Windsor Old Court, The Omnibus Theatre, Lighthouse (Poole's Centre for the Arts), Union Hall in Maribor (Slovenia), among others. 

Their passion for playing chamber music has always been their principal way to express. That is why they created this group. The young duo is looking for opportunities to express their love for classical music through numerous concerts.

IRINA LYAKHOSVSKAYA

R. SCHUMANN Novelette op.21 no.8 in F sharp minor

F. SCHUBERT Sonata in B flat major D 960

Irina Lyakhovskaya - piano

10 july

7PM (london) / 20h (paris)

Irina Lyakhovskaya is a highly regarded pianist performing as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist. She has given many performances at leading international venues including the Southbank Centre, Wigmore Hall, Symphony Hall, Cadogan Hall and St John’s Smith Square, St Petersburg Philharmonic, Smetana Hall and Porto Coliseum and at concert clubs and festivals across the UK.

Irina has recorded the complete Mozart Sonatas for Piano and Violin with violinist Eleanor Percy for the Melodiya label as well as sonatas by Brahms and Prokofiev for the IMLab label. As a concerto soloist, she has performed works by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schumann, Grieg, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Skryabin and Rachmaninov. She lives in London and is a faculty member at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Born in St Petersburg, she studied with Alexander Sandler at the St Petersburg Conservatoire and with John Bingham in London.

24 july

7PM (london) / 20h (paris)

DUO ŠINKOVEC BURSTIN

F. SCHUBERT Sonata in A minor for Arpeggione and Piano, D.821

L. van BEETHOVEN Romance in F, Op.50

M. BRUCH Romance in F, Op. 85

Ana Šinkovec - piano

Samuel Burstin - viola

Samuel Burstin is Joint Principal Viola of the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra in Ljubljana. He was previously a member of the Philharmonia Orchestra in London (2005-2017), and Associate Principal Viola of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in Wellington (2018-2020). Sam has played Principal Viola with the Philharmonia, BBC Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Scottish Chamber, English National Opera and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestras, and in recent years has worked regularly with the London Symphony Orchestra and orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Sam was born in London, and studied viola and conducting at Trinity Laban. In 2014 he was a prizewinner at the Evgeny Svetlanov International Conducting Competition in Paris. He has since conducted professionally in the UK, Russia and New Zealand. In 2011 he formed the Paradisal Players Orchestra, whose concerts have raised over £120,000 for charities including Amnesty International, the Red Cross and Alzheimer's UK. Most recently, they performed Mahler's 'Resurrection' Symphony No. 2 at Blackheath Halls for the singer Stephen Kennedy, who suffered a stroke in early 2019.

Ana Šinkovec Burstin - Born in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Ana Sinkovec Burstin is an international prize-winning pianist. She is the holder of five Masters degrees from conservatoires in Ljubljana, Brussels, Bergamo and Paris, and has won multiple awards, including First Prize at the Nikolai Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Paris. In 2004, whilst still a student, Ana was awarded the Prešeren Prize, the highest award for Achievements in Culture by Slovenia's Academy of Music. Ana has appeared as soloist with the Slovenian Philharmonic and Slovenian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestras, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Zagreb Soloists, and the Multicamerata Chamber Group (Poland). She has performed all across Europe and New Zealand. She made her London debut in 2013 with Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 at St John's, Smith Square with the Paradisal Players, with whom she returned in 2016 to play Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3. In 2015 Ana made her US debut playing Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra, and gave a solo recital at the Kennedy Centre in Washington D.C.. She has coached at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, Victoria University in Wellington. Next year she is due to start MSc

studies in Performance Studies at the Royal College of Music. In addition to musical degrees,  Ana holds a Master Degree in Translation Studies for English and French language.     

DUO ZYIA

N. paganini Duo concertant pour violon et violoncelle MS 107 n.2 en G Major, Allegro et Rondo Presto

K. MARATKA Poèmes

M. RAVEL Sonata for violin and cello

I. xenakis Diphli Zyia

21 august

7PM (london) / 20h (paris)

Apolline Kirklar - violin

Lucie Arnal - cello

The Duo Zyia consists of two young promising musicians Apolline Kirklar, violin, and Lucie Arnal, cello.

After playing together in the same string quartet for many years at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique of Lyon, they decided to create the duo.

Currently, the Duo Zyia is pursuing Master's Degree of Chamber Music at Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique of Paris. During this course, they are exploring the repertoire written especially for them, meeting and working with young composers.

They are very interested in playing all styles of music. As Duo Zyia, they are mainly focusing on modern music and new creations. They are setting up programs mixing all music languages, staying open-minded and without boundaries.

 In 2018, Duo Zyia won the First Prize at the North International Music Competition. They were also finalists at the International music competition « Luigi Nono » in Italy.

Blue vs Klassik

DUO PROST / TORTILLER

F. tortiller Merry Child

F. tortiller On ne danse qu'une seule fois

G. gershwin My man's gone now

G. gershwin Bee, you is my woman now

c. corea Children song

toni murena Indifférence

e. lukas Cage in a cave

F. tortiller Le passe-temps

I can get started with you (standard)

Alban darche El guepardio

Franck Tortiller - vibraphone

Nicolas Prost - Saxophone

25 august

7PM (london) / 20h (paris)

Franck Tortiller (* 1963) is a French jazz vibraphonist, marimba player, composer and big band leader.

Tortiller studied at the Conservatory of Dijon and then in Paris at the "Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de dance de Paris", where he studied percussion and music theory. In 1989 he won the first prize at the Concours de la Défense as a soloist. His first album in a collaborative trio with the drummer Pascal Vignon and the bassist Yves Rousseau Les Jours De Fête: Hommage à Jacques Tati was released in 1996 (CC Production). Other trio recordings are "Early Dawn" (2005) with drummer David Duteil and bass player Yves Torchinsky and "Impertinance" with Michel Godard (Tuba) and Patrice Héral (percussion). Together with the latter, he currently forms a cooperative trio (2013). Since 2009, he has directed a quartet with Matthieu Michel, Patrice Héral and bassist Antoine Reininger.

Between 1993 and 2000 he was a member of the Vienna Art Orchestra (recordings "American Rhapsody" with Dee Dee Bridgewater and Shirley Horn, "Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus"). He was also a member of the Quartet of Simon Spang-Hanssen, the sextet of Jean-Marc Padovani (Out of Tribute to Eric Dolphy) and Michel Godard (Cousins Germains, Archangelica, Ivresses) and Christian Muthspiel.

From 2005 to 2008 he was director of the Orchester National de Jazz (albums "Electrique", the Led Zeppelin tribute "Close to Heaven"). For his "Sentimental ¾" program, which was first presented with this orchestra, he received the Django d'Or (France) as the best live music in 2007.

As a composer he wrote commissioned compositions among other things for the Orchester de Massy and Radio France, as well as for his own grandformation.

Tortiller is the founder of the "Jazz à Couches" festival.

Nicolas Prost

Modern and imaginative saxophonist, Nicolas Prost likes to associate classical and contemporary musics with improvisation, voice, gesture and electronics.

Prize-winner of prestigious Conservatoire de Paris and several international competitions of chamber music and chamber musician member with the Variances et Saxiana, Ensembles, Nicolas Prost is also main saxophonist of the famous Concerts Lamoureux Orchestra in Paris.

As a soloist, Nicolas Prost plays concertos with Mexico Philarmonie, European camerata of London, SO Bangkok, Suisse-Romande Orchestra, but also in France with Philarmonique de Strasbourg, Capitole de Toulouse orchestra, etc.

His rich discography receives numerous positive reviews. Nicolas Prost is very involved in the evolution of his instrument. He presented World Premiere performance of more than news 80 pieces – Connesson, Escaich, Pécou, Bacri, Zavaro, Hersant, Beffa, Emler, Lauba, Beytelman, Naon, etc.  He also drafts numerous educational works and proposes the collection Saxiana –Billaudot , the serie Adolphe Sax Album -Lemoine and signs books saxophone et pédagogie,  saxophone à la française and new essential pedagogic and concert repertoire for saxophonists.  

At the same time as his concert activity, Nicolas Prost is teaching at St Maur Conservatoire, give lectures and Master-classes in Paris CNSM such as prestigious Universities  throughout all Europe, Asia and Americas.

Nicolas Prost is supported by Yamaha Musique Europe

DUO TROTOVŠEK / BIZJAK

f.a. hoffmeister Duo for Flute and Violin in G major

g.f. teleman Duo in G for Flute and Violin TWV 40:111

s. prokofiev Sonata for Two Violins in C major, Op.56

J. halvorsen Passacaglia for violin and viola/cello

Lana Trotovšek - violin

Boris Bizjak - flute

18 september

7PM (london) / 20h (paris)

Violinist Lana Trotovšek has captivated audiences with her ‘true feel of live intuitive performance’ (The Strad ) and for bringing ‘freshness, depth and insight’ to her interpretations. Washington Post has described her as ‘Radiant’ and praised her ‘clean, refined tone with musical sense of phrasing and impeccable intonation’.

Since her debut with the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra under Valery Gergiev in 2012, Lana Trotovsek appeared with some of the world’s finest orchestras.  In 2014, she toured with the Moscow Soloists and Yuri Bashmet and in 2016 she performed Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No.1 with the London Symphony Orchestra under Gianandrea Noseda. Her highlights in 2019 include Tchaikovsky violin concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Rafael Payare, Mendelssohn violin concerto with the RTS Symphony Orchestra in the Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre and an evening recital at the Wigmore Hall. 

In 2016/17 Lana performed double violin concertos with Sergey Krylov and the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra on a number of occasions including the Al Bustan Festival in Lebanon in 2018. In summer 2017 she was touring with John Malkovich and I Solisti Aquilani, performing Bach’s A minor violin concerto in festivals Emilia Romagna, Ljubljana, and Mittelfest.

Boris Bizjak has established himself as one of the most versatile flautists. Next to repertoire for modern flute, his passion for improvisation and baroque has lead him to master the art on a period instrument.​

Boris has appeared as a soloist with orchestras in UK, Japan, Serbia and Slovenia. Most recently with the Chamber Orchestra of Slovenian Philharmonic under Dmitry Sitkovetsky, City of London Chamber Orchestra under Michael Gammie, London Euphonia Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of the National Theatre Maribor under Milivoj Šurbek, Solisti Divini and the London Brandenburg Soloists.

He has performed in Slovenia, UK, USA, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Cyprus, Croatia, Serbia, The Netherlands, Japan and China in halls such as the Beijing Concert Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin, Lisinski Concert Hall in Zagreb, Slovenian Philharmonic Hall, Gallus Hall in Cankarjev Dom, St John Smith Square and St Martin-in-the-fields.

Photos credits:

Lana & Boris : Marco Borggreve / Duo Zyia : Raquel Panos & Capucine de Chocqueuse / Franck Tortiller : Jacques Revon / Carducci Quartet : Tom Barnes / Andy Holdsworth Photography /

Irina Lyakhovskaya: Charlotte Steeples

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