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Arsys Bourgogne / Mihály Zeke

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Directed by the young conductor Mihály Zeke, Arsys Bourgogne is a vocal ensemble whose mission is to perform everything from early choral music to contemporary compositions. Founded in 1999 by Pierre Cao, who conducted the ensemble for 15 years, Arsys Bourgogne has a rich history filled with quality and excellence. The ensemble is comprised of 8 to 16 singers and takes on six centuries of a cappella vocal repertoire as well as choral works with orchestra.

Since taking on the artistic direction in 2015, Mihály Zeke has brought Arsys Bourgogne into new and original choral music experiences. He is interested in forging links between Early and New music by creating strong relationships with today’s composers, such as Alexandros Markeas and Benoît Menut.

From Claudio Monteverdi to Olivier Messiaen, through Johann Sebastian Bach Giacinto Scelsi and Philippe Hersant, Arsys Bourgogne’s programs showcase composers from different eras in order to bring a new sense of meaning to each work. The ensemble also proposes new multidisciplinary programs that have elements of dramaturgy and staging. With a rich history of performing oratorios, Arsys pursues collaborations with well-known ensembles such as La Fenice, Les Surprises and accentus. These joint efforts enhance and expand the ensemble’s repertoire and allow for performances of works such as the Monteverdi Vespers, Handel’s Dixit Dominus or Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de confessore.

Arsys Bourgogne is strongly committed to pedagogical activities and provides professional development to young singers who are enrolled in Music Conservatories or Écoles Supérieures de Musiques, such as the ESM Bourgogne-Franche-Comté.

Arsys Bourgogne rehearses and performs regularly in Vézelay with rehearsals open to the public and concerts in the Rencontres Musicales de Vézelay. Since 2015, Arsys Bourgogne has become a part of the «Public Establishment, La Cité de la Voix.

Arsys Bourgogne is supported by the Regional Council of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, the Ministry of Culture and Communication (DRAC Bourgogne-Franche-Comté) the Departmental Council of the Yonne.

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Benoît Babel

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Benoit Babel

Born in 1988, Benoît Babel studied at the conservatories of Bordeaux and Rueil-Malmaison, and then at the conservatoire de Paris in the class of Noëlle Spieth. Benoît Babel teaches the harpsichord at the conservatoire de Versailles and participates as faculty at the Académie baroque international du Périgord noir (direction Iñaki Encina Oyón). In 2014, with the ensemble Zaïs that he directs from the harpsichord and in collaboration with Paul Goussot, he recorded a program of concertos for organ and orchestra by G.F. Handel and J.P. Rameau. This recording is available at paraty.fr. With the violinist and conductor Johannes Pramsohler, he participated in the première of the opera Croesus by Reinhardt Kaiser (2020, Paris, Théâtre de l’Athenée) and Theodora by Handel (2021, Buenos Aires, Teatro Colón).

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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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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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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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Collectif Trytone

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Collectif Trytone : Founded in 2016 by pianist Lucie de Saint Vincent, the Collectif Trytone came together around the idea of a musical synthesis, seeking to open the borders between musics, musicians, and the public. The Collectif explores a universe of possibilities, aiming to break down both stylistic and musical barriers. Meeting at the intersection of Baroque, Classical music and jazz, mixing different kinds of improvisations, this unconventional quintet creates a symbiosis between these genres and practices, bringing the music of the past into a contemporary context. Back to Bach, the Collectif’s first album, draws on the music of J.S. Bach as a wellspring of inspiration.

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Consort Brouillamini

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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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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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DSCH - Shostakovich Ensemble

DSCH – Schostakovich Ensemble

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DSCH – Shostakovich Ensemble

The DSCH – Shostakovich Ensemble is a chamber music project based in Lisbon since its creation by the pianist Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro in 2006, the centennial year of the birth of the composer Dmitri Shostakovich, to whom the ensemble owes its name, using his famous musical signature DSCH. A mixed-format chamber ensemble, the Shostakovich Ensemble constitutes a platform for the meeting and interaction of excellent musicians. The vast repertory of the Shostakovich Ensemble includes works by composers from various periods and musical styles, from Bach to Schumann, from Mozart to Messiaen, from Brahms to Ravel, from Beethoven to Dvořák, including Portuguese composers, and contemporaries such as Sofia Gubaidulina, with whom the Ensemble has established a close collaboration. Since its debut in 2006, the Shostakovich Ensemble presents its concert season in Portugal and became Ensemble in Residence at the Belém Cultural Center in Lisbon in 2008. It has performed in several countries, such as Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, Estonia, Sweden or Russia, obtaining a great receptivity of the public and excellent reviews of the musical critic. Throughout its existence, it has had the participation of musicians such as Corey Cerovsek, Adrian Brendel, Renaud Capuçon, Pascal Moraguès, Jack Liebeck, José van Dam, Benjamin Schmid, Isabel Charisius, Michel Portal, Gary Hoffman, Eldar Nebolsin, Tatiana Samouil , Adriana Ferreira, Gérard Caussé, Cerys Jones, Christian Poltéra, Rosa Maria Barrantes, Lars Anders Tomter, Nicolas Altstaedt, Kyril Zlotnikov, Edgar Moreau, Tiago Pinto-Ribeiro, Pedro Carneiro, Silvia Careddu, Marcelo Nisinman, Anna Samuil, Ramón Ortega Quero and Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro, among others. The Ensemble recorded concerts for Radio Antena 2 and for the Mezzo channel. The DSCH – Shostakovich Ensemble has the artistic direction of Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro.

 

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Duo Aurore

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DUO AURORE  

Renata Bittencourt and Diego Munhoz, two young and talented pianists, founded the group in 2010. They are devoted to promoting the Brazilian and Argentinian repertoire for two pianos and piano four hands in addition to the Western classical repertoire. Graduates from the chamber music program of the École normale de musique de Paris, the pair also obtained a Concert Diploma from the Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Paris. Together, the Duo Aurore won the Monaco International Piano Four Hands Competition in 2016 and the Cziffra Foundation Award in 2017. Since then, they have pursued their careers as concert performers with recitals in Europe and Brazil.
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