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May 2018

Quatuor Girard

Quatuor Girard

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Quatuor Girard

Composed of members of one large family, the Girard Quartet was born of a shared passion kindled by family performances of chamber music from a very early age.

Trained by the Ysaÿe Quartet at Paris’s Conservatoire Régional and then by Miguel da Silva at Genève’s Haute Ecole de Music, the Girard Quartet simultaneously studied with some of the greatest quartets at the European Chamber Music Academy, the Villecroze Académie musicale, Proquartet, and Aix-en-Provence’s Académie du festival, quickly making a name for themselves at several important international music competitions. Winners of the Prix Académie Maurice Ravel in 2010 at the Saint-Jean-de-Luz festival, the Quartet were also prize winners at the Concours de Genève in 2011, and followed this by winning awards from the Fondation Banque Populaire and the HSBC Académie du Festival in Aix-en-Provence.

Guests in many prestigious concert halls and festivals in France including the Musée d’Orsay Auditorium and the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Nantes’s La Folle Journée, Arles’s Soirées et Matinées musicales, the Deauville festival, and La Grange de Meslay, the Quartet are also sought after on the international scene, notably in London’s Wigmore Hall as well as in Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Morocco, Russia and Japan. The Girard Quartet perform with internationally renowned musicians such as Jean-Claude Pennetier, Henri Demarquette, Raphaël Pidoux, François Salque, Gérard Caussé, Ronald Van Spaendonck…

At present, they are quartet in residence at the Queen Elisabeth of Belgium’s Royal Chapel, where they benefit from close contact with the Artemis Quartet. They are also supported by the Singer-Polignac Foundation. Regular broadcasts on France Musique, Radio Classique and Musiq’3 allow the Quartet to share their precious musical projects with a large audience. The Quartet combine their concert activities with an ongoing drive to make their music available to all audiences. With this in mind, they have already established joint ventures with several primary schools and music schools. Their performance of Beethoven’s complete string quartets – between May 2015 and January 2018 at Caen Auditorium – was a decisive, memorable experience which will continue to shape their future.

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The Starry Sky Beethoven Hersant

The Starry Sky Beethoven Hersant

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consort Boul

Consort Brouillamini

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consort Boul

The “Consort Brouillamini” is an unusual formation which gather five recorder player from the “Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse” of Lyon (CNSMDL).

During these studies, the formation received a high quality education, provided by internationnal renamed teacher and obtain a master degree of chamber music with distinctions in 2010. Based on the study of former treaties, Consort Brouillamini aim to bring up to date the caracteristic musical practice of XVIe and XVIIe century. They propose their own retranscriptions of masterpieces from the baroque repertory and from the classical one, in order to always demonstrate original and various programms which may help the spectator to travel through the music. The formation is also focused on modern pieces. In september 2019, the ensemble will participate to the creation of the first opera of a young french composer, Benjamin Attahir, at the théâtre de le Monnaie in Bruxelles. The ensemble will join the symphonic orchestra of La Monnaie for this special event.

Consort Brouillamini obtained the first prize and the audience prize of the international contest of early music of Gijon (Spain) in july 2012 and the the first prize of the international contest of early music “Journées de Musiques Anciennes” of Vanves (France) in 2016.

Consort Brouillamini also received the audience prize for the musical season 2014 / 2015 of “Musée en musique” in Grenoble and performed a live on “France Musique” into the radio show “Génération Jeunes Interprètes”, animated by Gaëlle Le Gallic in 2015.

Consort Brouillamini already gave several live performance among the Rhône-Alpes region. They have been part of some musical festivals such as Jeudis Musicaux de Royan, Festival baroque de Tarentaise, Sinfonia en Périgord, Toulouse les Orgues, Le printemps des orgues, Festival des Festes Baroques, Les concerts d’Anacréon, La note envolée, … The musical formation also performed abroad : Gijon in Spain and at the “Ecchi Lontani de Cagliari” festival in Sardegna.

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Bach flûtes en fugue

Bach flûtes en fugue

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Vera & Romain

Véra Tsybakov & Romain Hervé

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Vera & Romain

Véra Tsybakov and Romain Hervé met at the Paris Conservatory (CNSMDP). Their complicity was instantaneous and quickly led them to perform together at the Cité de la Musique and Radio France.

Tsybakov and Hervé gained admission to the Paris Conservatory the same year. Both earned their Bachelor’s Degrees in piano and chamber music with distinction, before pursuing graduate studies.

A disciple of Brigitte Engerer, Véra Tsybakov is a laureate of the prestigious “Marguerite Long –Jacques Thibaud” International Competition, and the Banque Populaire Group Foundation. In addition, she won first prizes at competitions organized by Radio France, Steinway Paris, Zonta Club and Vulaines-sur-Seine.

Romain Hervé, a Classica Magazine “Discovery Artist” in 2003, is a laureate of the Geneva Arts Society International Competition, the Polignac Festival, a first-prize winner at the Radio France competition, and laureate of the Cziffra and Banque Populaire Foundations. He is proud to have had Pierre Froment (a disciple of Alfred Cortot) and Bruno Rigutto (a disciple of Samson François) as his mentors.

Tsybakov and Hervé have had the honor of appearing in many of France’s most renowned concert halls. In Paris, these include the Châtelet, Champs-Elysées and Mogador Theatres, the Salle Pleyel, the Salle Gaveau, the Cité de la Musique, and the Maison de Radio France. In the French provinces they have performed at the Cité des Congrès in Nantes, Avignon’s Palais des Papes, the Lyon Opera, the Saint Etienne Opera, and the Périgueux Palais des Congrès. They have also performed in Germany (Radio Hanover), Belgium (Royal Conservatory of Brussels), Korea (Seoul Arts Center Concert Hall), Holland (Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and Rotterdam’s De Doelen), Japan (Musashino and Kanazawa), Singapore (Esplanade Concert Hall), and Switzerland (the Athénée Theater and Studio Ansermet).

They enjoy designing themed programs and collaborating with French actors such as Francis Perrin, Robin Renucci, Francois Beaulieu and Daniel Mesguich.

Véra Tsybakov and Romain Hervé have recorded several CDs for French record labels Calliope, Intrada and Saphir Productions. Their recordings have won multiple awards in France, including RTL Radio’s Critic’s Choice Award, FNAC’s Choice Award, an R10 Rating from Classica Magazine, a Recording of the Year Award from Pianiste Magazine, and 5 stars from Diapason Magazine and 4 stars from Le Monde de la Musique.

Véra Tsybakov has also recorded 43 instructional DVDs for Pianiste Magazine. Her “Piano Kit” – a compilation of piano lessons – is available on Sony Classical.

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Debussy Dialogue de l’Eau et de l’Air

Debussy Dialogue de l’Eau et de l’Air

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