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OPUS d’OR pour le CD PROKOFIEV

ŒUVRES POUR VIOLON ET PIANO

Kristi Gjezi (violon). Louis Lancien (piano)

Paraty 149182, Pias distribution

The famous Russian composer, Serge Prokofiev, is here on the menu, with three chamber works for violin and piano. The musicologist, Pierre-Emile Barabier, recently deceased, underlines with pertinence that: “Starting from 1933, and up to his definitive return to the USSR in 1938, Prokofiev progressively became a musician who was basically classical in form, profoundly imaginative harmonically, capable of motorically implacable explosiveness as well as an ineffable and “innocent” lyricism which were the glory of his “Soviet” ballets, Romeo and Juliette, and Cinderella. His youthful causticity and iconoclastic verve made way for an epic inspiration which make these “war” scores invaluable. In chamber music, he was only looking for difficult “challenges,” instrumental experiments, all the while attaining masterpiece status for his Sonata Nº1 for Violin and Piano Op.80.” And it is this work we hear on this disc, along with the Sonata Nº2 for Violin and Piano Op.94a, as well as the 5 Melodies Op.35 bis. Violinist Kristi Gjezi and pianist Louis Lancien share the same sense of musical discourse and their engagement is not the smallest plus of this remarkable CD. Colors, nuances, dynamics, and phrasing are masterfully and abundantly intoxicating. In short, this is a great discographic surprise by two artists whose careers need to be followed.

Jean-Jacques Millo

Translation Lawrence Schulman

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ARTICLE OPUS

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Prokofiev, Complete Original Works for Violon & Piano

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Kristi Gjezi et Louis Lancien

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Kristi Gjezi, violon

Kristi Gjezi started playing the violin with his father Spiro Gjezi. After studying at the Conservatory of Bordeaux, he joined CNSMD Paris at the age of 13 in the class of Patrice Fontanarosa. In 2005, Kristi Gjezi won the 1st prize at the International Violin Competition of Avignon (France). In 2007, he won his degree as honour student unanimously by the jury and then joined the advanced course in the classes of Jean Jacques Kantorow and Svetlin Roussev.

In 2008, Kristi Gjezi has won a 3rd prize at the prestigious International Violin Competition Tibor Varga – Sion (Switzerland). In 2009 he won the 2nd prize this time the famous international violin competition “Pablo de Sarasate” in Pamplona. He won also on September 2013 the 2nd prize at Vth Moscow International Competition David Oistrakh.

Regular festivals and classic scenes in France (Orangery Bagatelles, Autumn Music Festival, Petit Palais, City of Music, National Archives, Festival de Toulon etc..) Also he plays in Europe (Switzerland, Spain, France, Bulgaria) in Music room and as a soloist with many orchestras (Philharmonic Orchestra Zurich, Orchestre Pasdeloup, Marseille Opera Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Navarre, Pleven Philharmonic Orchestra …)

Regular guest on France Musique (invited on the emission Gaelle Legallic «Dans la Cour des Grands»), Kristi Gjezi was also supported by Natexis Banque Populaire Foundation and received a G.B Guadagnini violin of 1784, lent by the Zilber Foundation from 2007 to 2009. He also had the opportunity to play a Gagliano 1703 lent by the same foundation a year later.

Kristi Gjezi is actually 1st violin solo of Monte-Carlo Philarmonic Orchestra. He plays a J.B. Vuillaume loaned by an anonymous donator.

 

Louis Lancien, piano

Louis Lancien was born on 10 December 1989. He began studying the piano at age six with Michael Wladkowski, at the Conservatoire of the 18th arrondissement in Paris. In October 2000, he entered the Angers Regional Conservatory in Hélène Desmoulin’s class, and obtained his diploma two years later. In 2002, he enrolled at the École Normale de Musique de Paris under Michael Wladkowski. In April 2003, Lancien was awarded the “Excellence Prize” at the Angers Regional Conservatory, and in September of the same year, he completed his first year at the Paris Conservatory. He was awarded a Bachelor’s in performance (“prix”, or DFS degree) in June 2007, with the highest score of all piano graduates, as well as

a degree in harmony, which he studied with Yves Henry. Lancien began studies in chamber music with Itamar Golan in 2007 and continued in 2008 with Claire Desert and Ami Flammer. He began his Master’s degree in September 2008 with Brigitte Engerer at the Paris Conservatory

(CNSMDP), and at the same time won the Blüthner prize. Lancien was a scholarship student in 2009 at the École Normale de Musique de Paris for graduate studies with Michael Wladkowski. He was the sole laureate of the “Banque Populaire” foundation (NATEXIS) in June 2010.

Lancien returned to the École Normale to pursue a “Concert Performer’s Diploma” in Michael Wladkowski’s class, and was awarded a scholarship from the Zaleski Foundation for 2010-2011. He completed the concert performer’s diploma in April 2011 and subsequently obtained his Master’s in Accompaniment at the Paris Conservatory. He was appointed pianist at the Paris School of Dance and Opera in September 2016.

Lancien won 1st prize in the Montigny les Bretonneux Competition (2003) and the French Steinway Competition (2004); 3rd prize in the Brest Competition (2002) and the Claude Bonneton Competition (2009), 2nd prize at the Mayenne Competition (2009), as well as a special prize at the final stage of the Ettlingen International Competition for Young Pianists in 2006.

In 1999, he played at the Minsk Opera with the conservatory orchestra of Paris’s 18th Arrondissement. In 2001, he was invited by the Jeunesses Musicales de France to play the role of “Mozart” at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, for thirty performances. In 2003, he was invited by French Minister of Education “Luc Ferry” to play in a broadcast on France’s Channel 2 television. In 2005, he portrayed Mendelssohn at the Théâtre Mogador with the Paris Orchestra.

In 2008, he had the opportunity to play a sonata recital at the Petit Palais, which was broadcast on France Musique, Radio France’s classical music network. In 2011, he gave a solo recital on France Musique.

Lancien has been invited to numerous festivals: The “Boulogne-sur-Mer International Festival”, the “Festival International de l’Enfance”, the “Chopin Festival” in Nohant, the “Festival Ars Terra”, the “Liszt Festival of Chateauroux”, the “En Artois” festival, and the Dinard Festival. He has taken part in master-classes with Jacques Rouvier, J.P. Collard, J.C. Pennetier, A.R. El Bacha and Giovanni Belucci.

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Prokofiev, Complete Original Works for Violon & Piano

Prokofiev, Complete Original Works for Violon & Piano

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Lillian Gordis

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Born in 1992, Lillian Gordis discovered the harpsichord at the age of 9. At Pierre Hantaï’s encouragement, she moved to France at 16, where she was his private student from 2009 to 2013. She was also mentored by Skip Sempé and Bertrand Cuiller. In 2018, she received a master’s degree in performance, summa cum laude, from the Université Paris-Sorbonne and the Pôle Supérieur de Paris-Boulogne.She has been an invited soloist on France Musique’s radio show, Génération Jeunes Interprètes, and regularly performs as a soloist in festivals in France, across Europe and the United States. She plays in a duo with Jérôme Hantaï and maintains regular chamber music engagements.

Lillian is a four-time laureate of the Fondation Royaumont (2013, 2015-2017) and is supported by the Fondation d’entreprise Safran. Her first solo album, dedicated to sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti, is appearing in 2019 for Paraty (Harmonia Mundi-PIAS)

 

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ZONES | Domenico Scarlatti

ZONES | Domenico Scarlatti

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Clairs de Lune | Berlioz & Fauré

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Clairs de Lune | Berlioz – Fauré
Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, ténor & Quatuor Manfred

After more than 30 years of intense activity, the repertoire that our quartet has enjoyed, explored and championed is particularly vast. Several characteristics are expressed in it, and one of them is highlighted in this recording: our passion for the repertoire with voice.

The truly rich histories of string quartets, of the French mélodie and of the German Lied offer parallels, but curiously, they only rarely intersected (Schoeck, Wellesz, Schoenberg, Eisler, Hindemith, Milhaud wrote for voice and the quartet, but are not among the most sought-after composers). We often approach certain cycles through transcriptions that we commission or create for ourselves (Haydn, Schumann, Dvořák, Brahms, Mahler).

In response to the rich harmonic colours of Berlioz, Gabriel Fauré’s string quartet makes its presence felt through its entirely symbolist intimacy, its finely chiselled harmony, and “its thought purified up to the threshold of abstraction and evanescence”

With regard to the Summer Nights and in order to pursue our singular poetic path with Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, our dear quintet partner proposed to us the Fauréan vision of Gautier’s Lamento (Fauré kept the original title La chanson du pêcheur whereas Berlioz chose Sur les lagunes). In order to develop this long-distance dialogue between the two composers, we were tempted to compare the Clair de lune of Paul Verlaine by Fauré with that of Gautier by Berlioz.

This is how Clairs de lune was bornan album more poetic – more dreamlike – than musical, a truly personal album by our quartet, an amorous programme of mélodies for voice and string quartet.

Emmanuel Haratyk (Violist fot the Manfred Quartet).

 

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Clairs de Lune|Berlioz & Fauré

Clairs de Lune|Berlioz & Fauré

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Quatuor Manfred / Schumann & Tchaïkovsky

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Joanna Goodale - 2018 Portrait

Joanna Goodale

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Joanna Goodale - 2018 Portrait

JOANNA GOODALE, pianist & composer

Born into a British-Turkish family, Joanna Goodale is a French-Swiss pianist with an eclectic and creative identity, opening up the classical repertoire to traditional world music and to her own comprovisations.

She has been invited to perform in Switzerland, in France, in Germany, in Turkey, in Spain and in the United Kingdom. Graduate of a Master of Arts in Piano (Geneva) and a Master of Arts in Anthropology (London), she has benefitted from the support of the Fondation L’ABRI in Geneva and of the advice of internationally renowned pianists such as Alice Ader, Alain Kremksi, Cedric Pescia, Menahem Pressler and Anne Queffélec. Deeply convinced that music can transcend borders and touch the sublime, she invites her public to enter in communion with sound and silence in a space-time of rare intensity.

 

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Bach in a Circle

Bach in a Circle

Stéphane de Carvalho

Stéphane de Carvalho

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Stéphane de Carvalho

The guitarist Stéphane de Carvalho likes interpreting the repertoire which covers the periods of the Renaissance to the present day.

He also enjoys combining the guitar with the cello of Alain Meunier, the voice of the soprane Omo Bello and tenor Serge Goubioud, the harpsichord of Cédric Burgelin or the poetry told by Jean Jacques Epron.

Winning the First prize of the CNSM of Paris in the class of Alexandre Lagoya and Alberto Ponce, it is with Roberto Aussel at the Musikhochschule of Cologne that he affirmed his interpretative dimension, as well as in the class of chamber music cellist Alain Meunier and pianist Zhu Xiao Mei.

Aficionado of flamenco, he regularly goes to Granada, Seville, Jerez de la Frontera or Madrid to receive the teachings of the great masters and is currently dedicates himself to accompany the singing and flamenco dance on stage with his wife Tomomi Akao, a flamenco dancer.

He travels regularly to Spain, Italy, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Colombia, Chile, Bolivia, Mexico and has been awarded the Perez Nieto Prize at the M. M. Ponce of Mexico.

His first solo CD “Con Fuoco” featuring sonatas from the baroque Scarlatti to contemporary Ginastera has received great reviews from the public and the specialised press.

This second solo opus, “Cathedrals”, also released under the label Paraty, invites you to a trip to the South American continent where it highlights the union between the popular and the scholar …

 

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Con Fuoco

Con Fuoco

Cathédrales

Cathédrales

Fouchécourt

Jean-Paul Fouchécourt & Quatuor Manfred |Clairs de Lune

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Fouchécourt

Saturday 6 april, 20h

Eglise Protestante, 14 boulevard de Brosses 21000 Dijon

Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, ténor

& Quatuor Manfred

 

BERLIOZ, Les Nuits d’été, op.7

Transciption pour voix et quatuor à cordes, Emmanuel Haratyk

FAURÉ, Quatuor en mi mineur, op.121

FAURÉ, Six mélodies pour voix et quatuor

Transciption pour voix et quatuor à cordes, Emmanuel Haratyk

 

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Clairs de Lune|Berlioz & Fauré

Quatuor Manfred / Schumann & Tchaïkovsky

Quatuor Manfred / Schumann & Tchaïkovsky

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Ensemble Près de votre oreille | Come Sorrow

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Concert 1 st april – 20h

Athénée, Théâtre Louis Jouvet | 7 rue Boudreau 75009 Paris

Come Sorrow

Ensemble Près de votre oreille
avec Anaïs Bertrand – Mezzo soprane, Nicolas Brooymans – Basse, Thibaut Roussel – Luth renaissance, Robin Pharo – Viole de gambe et direction

”Wise griefes have joyfull turnings, Nice pleasures ende in mournings”.

 

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Come Sorrow, Songs by Robert Jones, Johan Dowland & Tobias Hume

Come Sorrow, Songs by Robert Jones, Johan Dowland & Tobias Hume

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