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Alice Ader

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Alice Ader is a graduate of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (unanimous first prize in 1963) and of the Akademie für Musik und Darstellunde Kunst of Vienna (Reifeprüfung in 1970, with special mention from the jury). She studied with Geneviève Dehelly and Jasques Fevrier (in France) and with Bruno Seidlhofer (in Austria from 1967 to 1970).

She was a winner in the Marguerite Long International Competition.

Several periods of study in Salzburg allowed her to explore the world of Lieder, and active involvement with this repertory was a vital addition to her solo career.

Alice Ader has given recitals and played concertos both in France and abroad, in well known places like Mozarteum, Konzerthaus (Vienna), Gulbenkian, Théâtre St Louis (Lisbon) Gaveau, Châtelet, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Salle Messiaen (Paris), La Monnaie (Brussels), Musée des Beaux Arts (Madrid), Wigmore Hall (London), Düsseldorf, Prague, Budapest, Moscow…

She plays as a soloist for radio and television : Radio France, the BBC, Radio Lisbon, BBC Canada, Südwestfünk…

In the last few years, she has done a lot of recordings, Debussy, Messiaen, Hersant… All of them have been greated with the highest acclaim and most have been awarded prizes.

Those last time, she recorded the Art of fugue (live CD), the complete Moussorgsky piano works, Sonatas of Scarlatti and soon will be recording Maurice Ravel works for piano.

Alice Ader plays as well contemporary music and the classical repertory.

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Música Callada

Música Callada

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Arnaud van de Cauter

Arnaud van de Cauter

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Arnaud van de Cauter

Arnaud Van de Cauter is organist at Notre-Dame du Sablon, in Brussels. He studied in Belgium (H. Schoonbroodt – Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles), France (Jean Boyer – CNR Lille) and Germany (Harald Vogel – Noorddeutsche Orgelakademie).

Lecturer in keyboard harmony at the Conservatoire royal de Musique de Mons, Arnaud Van de Cauter teaches organ at the Académie Saint-Grégoire de Tournai and at the Académie de Musique de Rixensart. Passionate teacher, he is also in charge of the organ examination at the IMEP (Institut Supérieur de Musique et de Pédagogie – Namur) and teaches history of music at the ICHEC Culturesin Brussels.

Founder and artistic director of the festival Orgue d’Août, he has overseen the organisation of ancient music concerts in Notre-Dame de la Chapelle in Brussels (www.placedelachappelle.org) since 1997. As a performer, he regularly plays in Belgium and abroad, both as soloist or in ensemble. He was invited by numerous festivals and concert organisers, including BOZAR, the Festival de Wallonie, theFestival d’Avignon and Toulouse-les-Orgues.

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Bruno Procopio

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Following his studies at the Paris Conservatory (CNSMDP) with Pierre Hantaï and Christophe Rousset, conductor and harpsichordist Bruno Procopio has pursued a varied and active international career. His activities as music director, soloist, and chamber musician have been enriched by his unusual talent for cultural entrepreneurship. In 2007 he founded the record label Paraty Productions – distributed worldwide by Harmonia Mundi – whose business model was recently praised in a feature article by Le Monde (“L’économie baroque du disque de classique”, 3 March 2016). Procopio is also co-owner of one of France’s most influential classical music websites: ClassiqueNews.

Bruno Procopio works in close collaboration with the Versailles Baroque Music Center (CMBV) to bring French Baroque repertoire to major South American opera houses and orchestras, with whom he has a long-standing special relationship.

A regular guest conductor of the Simón Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Bruno Procopio recorded the album “Rameau in Caracas” which received multiple distinctions including Classica Magazine’s “Choc” Award and 5 stars from Diapason Magazine. The recording was selected as Album of the Week by both Le Figaro in France and Classic FM in the U.K.

Prestigious orchestras such as the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra (OSB), the Manaus Opera Orchestra of Brazil, the Liège Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, “Les Siècles” Orchestra and Chorus, the Simón Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela and numerous other institutions have benefited from his expertise.

Always enthusiastic to share his knowledge, Procopio has given masterclasses in universities across Latin America including Rio de Janeiro’s UNIRIO, Simón Bolívar University in Caracas, and Chile’s Catholic University. He was also a guest at Beijing’s Central Conservatory, and regularly teaches harpsichord at the Accademia Villa Bossi in Italy.

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C.P.E. Bach, Württemberg Sonatas Wq. 49

C.P.E. Bach, Württemberg Sonatas Wq. 49

‘Rameau in Caracas’, Soloists of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

‘Rameau in Caracas’, Soloists of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

Rameau, Pièces de clavecin en concerts

Rameau, Pièces de clavecin en concerts

Outre-Mers

Outre-Mers

Portrait d’Iris, suites pour viole de gambe et pièces de clavecin de François Couperin

Portrait d’Iris, suites pour viole de gambe et pièces de clavecin de François Couperin

Sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord, J.S.Bach

Sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord, J.S.Bach

Partitas for harpsichord 5, 2, 6, J.S.Bach

Partitas for harpsichord 5, 2, 6, J.S.Bach

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Fisbach Panzl

Carl-Emmanuel Fisbach & David Christopher Panzl

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Fisbach Panzl

Born to a bicultural French-South American artistic family, Carl-Emmanuel Fisbach has consistently sought to explore and expand the saxophone’s repertoire. Above and beyond the more traditional works he performs as a soloist (Auvergne Orchestra, Ekaterinburg Philharmonic) and within the Denisov and Azar Duos, he collaborates regularly with composers and ensembles (Ensemble intercontemporain, Red Note Ensemble), and is a member of the “Futurs composés” network dedicated to new music. He integrates transcriptions into his repertoire, including tango. This open and eclectic approach has led to invitations to perform in international festivals (Flâneries Musicales de Reims, Festival Archipel Geneva, Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, and Suntory Hall Tokyo). His recordings feature Hispanic repertoire (Duo Azar, PAI Records, 2011) and new works for saxophone and cello (Denisov Duo, Meyer Foundation, 2014). Carl-Emmanuel Fisbach teaches at the Conservatoire of Calaisis, is a guest Professor at the Conservatoire of Lima, and has given master-classes throughout Europe, South America and Asia. A graduate of the Paris Conservatoire, he is a prize-winner in several national and international competitions.

The Austrian multi-percussionist David Christopher Panzl began his training at the age of four. He performed his first solo recital at the age of 13 together with the Philharmonic Orchestra Bad Reichenhall. During his school-days he visited New York several times in order to study Jazz. Thereafter Panzl moved to Vienna to complete his studies as a concert percussionist at the Conservatory of Vienna Private University under Professor Anton Mittermayr, where he received his Master of Arts with top honours in 2013. Lastly he studied Marimba in Tokyo at the Toho Gakuen School of Music under Keiko Abe. He is currently a teaching assistant at the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna and leads masterclasses worlwide. He is also jury member at several international competitions. As a soloist David Christopher Panzl has performed at Suntory Hall Tokyo, the Seoul Art Center, the Vienna Konzerthaus and at the opening festivities of the Salzburg Festival. He has collaborated with exceptional artists such as Keiko Abe, Nebojsa Zivkovic, Jeff Queen and orchestras such as Sarajevo Philharmonic, Bad Reichenhall Philharmonic, German Chamber-Orchestra Berlin.

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Tango Continuo

Tango Continuo

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Cindy Castillo & Aurélie Franck

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Cindy Castillo

High-spirited and inspiring, Cindy Castillo has been raising her visibility on the international scene of young organists through her concerts on four continents. She conceives her programs along original thematic lines and transports her audience into another world due to the passionate commitment of her interpretations. Beyond her “classical” concerts, both as a soloist and as part of chamber music, Cindy Castillo equally explores possible dialogues at the cutting edge between the organ and other artistic languages, prominently among them dance, video and electronic music. After graduating from the conservatories of Brussels, Namur, Strasbourg and Paris, she became a laureate of foundations such as Rotary, Vocatio, Wernaers and de Lacour, as well as being invited as artist in residence at Sapporo Concert Hall in 2008-2009. In addition to her activities as a performer, Cindy Castillo is also a producer and host at Musiq3, the Francophone classical radio station in Belgium.

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Aurélie Franck

Aurélie Franck graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels (singing), from the INSAS (theater staging) and received many prizes (Viñas, Rheinsberg Festival, Yamaha, Belgian Foundation ‘Vocatio’). She performed as a soloist at prestigious venues such as the Palais des Beaux Arts (Bozar) in Brussels, Royal Opera of Versailles, Opéra-Comique & Auditorium du Louvre in Paris & festivals like the Festival de Wallonie, Chamonix, Les Musicales de Normandie, Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik… As a contemporary musician, she had among others the opportunity to create the Passio secundum Lucam of Claude Ledoux in the Cathedral of Brussels & the mezzo soprano part in the opera Paulus by Thomas Jennefelt (co-production with the Deutsches Theater of Berlin) She was the solo mezzo soprano in Kopernikus (Claude Vivier) in a co-production between De Nederlandse Opera, Enoa & Vocaallab and sang together with the Asko/Schoenberg Ensemble in Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam.

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Fragments

Fragments

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Cyril Huvé

Cyril Huvé

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Cyril Huvé

Cyril Huvé is a disciple of Claudio Arrau and was also fortunate enough to be coached by Georges Cziffra. In addition to Huvé’s studies at the Paris Conservatory, he also earned a Bachelor’s degree in philosophy. A fortepiano specialist, he incorporates a deep knowledge of the original context of each work into his performances. Huvé is a pioneer in the rediscovery of nineteenth century keyboards and their expressive possibilities; he sees these instruments as a means to affirm the values of the Romantic tradition of piano performance that his mentors passed on to him.

For many years, Cyril Huvé taught at the Paris Conservatory as an assistant to the great French pedagogue Gérard Frémy. Huvé has been featured in numerous festivals and as a soloist with orchestras such as the Staatskapelle Dresden and The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with Roger Norrington. He has developed, while he was studying at the Paris Conservatory, a serie on performance practice for Radio-France from their archival recordings (les Vieilles Cires). He is the artistic director of the Académie de Musique de La Chaise-Dieu, which offers courses on performance practice. Among his recordings, he was a pioneer with the Chopin’s Ballads and Scherzi on historical fortepianos for EMI, recorded Liszt’s complete Songs with five singers, among which Ernst Haefliger, Brahms and Ligeti Horn Trios, quintets with the Hausmusik group, leaded by Monica Huggett, and plays chamber music with such partners as Les Folies Françoises’s leader, Patrick Cohen-Akénine, and the solo violin of the Minnesota Orchestra, Jorja Fleezanis, with whom he has recorded the ten Beethoven sonatas for fortepiano and violin (Cyprès).

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Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Broadwood 1840

Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Broadwood 1840

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Emmanuelle Guigues

Emmanuelle Guigues

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Emmanuelle Guigues

Born in Lyon, Emmanuelle Guigues studies the Viola da Gamba in the Conservatoire of Lyon with Genevieve Bégou, then in the Schola Cantorum of Basel with Jordi Savall and Paolo Pandolfo.  Holder of the Solist Diplôma in 1996, she improves her art two years more with Christophe Coin in the frame of the Professional Third Cyclus of the Conservatoire National supérieur de Musique de Paris.

Emmanuelle Guigues  plays and records with several ensembles notably:  La Simphonie du Marais, Le Concert d’Astrée, Les Paladins, xviii-21, Le Baroque Nomade, Le Parlement de Musique, Ricercar consort, Allegorie…
Since 1996, it is under the enlightened direction of Michaël Radulescu (Wien) that she played the Passions, as well as the musical Offering and the cantatas 106 and 198 of Bach.In 2004, she is invited to join the duet formed by Hugo Reyne and Pierre Hantaï: this collaboration goes on until now.

Of her very first meeting with the viola da gamba and its particular voice, she kept the taste of the sound sculpture: she practises the improvisation – as “another saying” – in duet with the accordionist Olivier Innocenti and in trio with the Syrian singer Noma Omran and the saxophonist Lionel Garcin.

She is also interested in the contemporary repertory for viola da gamba and played with composers such as George Benjamin or Claire Renard.

She cultivates with greediness transversal meetings with theater (Comedie Française, la Fabrique à Théâtre/Jean-Denis Monory), cinema (musical directing of a documentary by Bahman Kiarostami for Arte) or dance (compagnies Ana Yepes, Le Miroir des songes, Fêtes galantes, Les Cavatines).

She teaches the Viola da Gamba at the National School of Music of Villeurbanne and in the Conservatoire of Levallois.

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Rameau, Pièces de clavecin en concerts

Rameau, Pièces de clavecin en concerts

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EnsAliaMens

Ensemble Alia Mens

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Alia Mens Ensemble
Olivier Spilmont

The Alia Mens Ensemble features singers and period instrumentalists led by Olivier Spilmont. The ensemble has performed at numerous festivals and national concert halls, including Lille Opera, ”Embaroquement immédiat”, Festival de la Chabotterie, the Mont-Blanc Festival, Midsummer Festival, le Bateau feu-Dunkerque, le Phénix-Valenciennes, Arras Theater, the ”Musique et Mémoire” Festival, Teatro de Vicenza, Bozar Brussels, ”Tage alter Musik” Regensburg and many others.

Since 2012 the Alia Mens Ensemble has dedicated a substantial part of its activities to the works of Johann Sebastian Bach, the Weimar cantatas in particular. The ensemble also regularly performs Bach’s multi-keyboard concertos with harpsichordists Pierre Hantaï, Maude Gratton and Olivier Spilmont.

The ensemble is in residence at the “Musique et Mémoire” Festival for 3 years, starting in summer 2016. The ensemble is supported by the Hauts-de-France Region.

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La Cité Céleste

La Cité Céleste

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Ens Antiphona

Ensemble Antiphona

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Ens Antiphona

Created in 1996 by Rolandas Muleika, its artistic director, the Antiphona Ensemble promotes a vast vocal repertoire and endeavours to (re)discover some forsaken though remarkable works dating back from the Gregorian period up to the 19th century. The Antiphona Ensemble devotes all of its voices to serving early types of music from Perotin’s polyphonies and Monteverdi’s madrigals  to the finest  pages of Baroque music all over Europe. Among its latest ‘coups de coeur’ stand out  Bernard-Aymable Dupuy and  Joseph Vallette-de-Montigny the talented composers  who used to live in Toulouse as  well as  Czech composer  Jan Dismas Zelenka whose emotional expression  is close to Bach and Mozart’s. Eager to promote the musical heritage of their region, Rolandas Muleika and the Antiphona Ensemble have devoted the largest part of their yearly programming to Villefranche-de-Rouergue’s manuscripts for quite a few years. This collection of unpublished archives of outstanding musical quality, totally forgotten and bound to disappear, is being minutelyrestored and preserved. Thanks to its musicological and stylistic expertise, the Antiphona Ensemble can revive musical pieces by performing them aptly with respect to the specificities  of each period, each place or each composer. But the Antiphona Ensemble is also determined  to re-interpret this early music repertoire by blending it with contemporary pieces or pieces taken from the traditional repertoire. Thus the Ensemble re-creates some musical forms while modernizing them at the same time.  For instance, a contemporary piece on the theme of the Way of Saint James especially composed for us  or a new version of the first act of Monteverdi’s Orfeo with  a percussion ensemble are part of next season’s programme.

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Ensemble Antiphona, L’Occitanie baroque des Pénitents Noirs

Ensemble Antiphona, L’Occitanie baroque des Pénitents Noirs

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E concentus

Ensemble Concentus Peninsulae / Vasco Negreiros

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E concentus

Vasco Negreiros is primarily a conductor. He sees his compositional works not as abstract constructions, but as a matter for musicians to deal with, working gladly with its performers. Negreiros’ interest in composition is hence based on his practical experience as a musician, including a zest for improvisation, much more then on pure rational calculation.Besides his academic studies in conducting, concluded with the Kappell-Meister degree obtained at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst of Heidelberg-Mannheim (Germany), Vasco Negreiros is mainly dedicated to Early Music in Portugal, Spain, Germany and Brazil, although he also embraces other periods and styles. He teaches conducting, among other parallel signatures, in the Aveiro University, as well as in other parts of Portugal and other countries, in Master Classes, such as the Curso y Festival de Música Antigua de Daroca (Spain).

As a musicologist, essayist and editor, he has worked on the overtures by Jerónimo Francisco de Lima, which he published in 2014. On the other hand, his PhD examined the Livro de varios motetes. Officio da Semana Santa. E ovtras cousas, printed in 1648, which he published as a book-CD in 2005 with the National Press of Portugal. When he lived in Brazil, he published the CD Brasil Barroco (1989) including first contemporary performances of colonial music from the Minas Gerais state.

As a composer, he was awarded the 3rd Prize at the International Competition for Composition for Children’s Choir in Varna (Bulgaria). It is precisely within the field of creating works for young people that he mostly develops his compositional career, chiefly in Portugal and Spain, where some of his compositions and arrangements have been recorded. His children’s opera As palavras na barriga [Words in the Belly] — which opened the Festival Dias da Música, at the Centro Cultural de Belém, 2009 — and the musical tale O gato das botas [Puss in Boots], a pedagogical approach to symphonic music, were each performed over twenty times, reaching more than seven thousand children. The CD of the work ‘Peronatus Catus – cujusvis linguae’ [Puss in boots – in any language], in its Portuguese version (O Gato das Botas) , came out in June 2016, by the lable mPmP.

On the last years Vasco Negreiros studied mainly the Portuguese music of the 18th Century, publishing in 2015, for the french lable Paraty, the CD «Rabbia, Furor, Dispetto», featured by Monika Mauch and the Concentus Peninsulae, under his conducting, a monographic CD on operatic works by Jerónimo Francisco de Lima, editing also the several scores of this composer.

He also has been devoting his studies on the music of the Indian subcontinent, as well as on the study of Indian languages. His Sonata Hindustani, published 2015, should be only the first output of this dedication; others should follow soon!

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Rabbia, furor, dispetto

Rabbia, furor, dispetto

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