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Montserrat Caballé

Montserrat Caballé, soprano Her international breakthrough came in 1965. She was asked at short notice to learn the title role in Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia which was to be given a concert performance in Carnegie Hall. She was utterly unknown, but after her first aria the astounded New York audience gave her an ovation that lasted […]

Naum Starkmann

Naum Starkmann, piano (1927-2006) « Le Raphaël du piano », « le poète du son », « le maître de la respiration légère », c’est ainsi qu’a été qualifié le professeur Naum Starkmann, musicien remarquable et « artiste émérite de Russie ». Ce pianiste bénéficie d’une réputation méritée de poète lyrique raffiné, au son expressif et mélodieux, d’artiste accompli capable d’exprimer précisément et […]

Isabelle and Florence Lafitte

Isabelle and Florence Lafitte, two piano-duo THE SPIRIT OF DUO. Isabelle and Florence Lafitte are sisters and twins. So much for the anecdotal information, which the press offices never fails to take up. But, leaving beside the incidental facts, they are also part of a restricted world, that of the duo for two pianos, rare […]

Marcela Roggeri and Florent Héau

Marcela Roggeri and Florent Héau, piano – clarinet MARCELA ROGGERI Voted “International Revelation: Solo Instrumentalist of the Year“ at the French Classical Music Awards (Victoires de la Musique) in 2006, the Argentinean pianist Marcela Roggeri has all the qualities of the great argentine piano tradition, as well as the zest we associate with South American […]

Matt Haimovitz

Matt Haimovitz, cello Cellist Matt Haimovitz has established himself as one of classical music’s most adventurous artists, equally at ease playing the masterworks for his instrument in solo, chamber and concerto performances in leading concert halls as he is bringing classical music to new listeners in surprising new venues. A teacher, a record label entrepreneur, […]

Anne Gastinel

Anne Gastinel, cello Born in 1971 Anne Gastinel began playing the cello at the age of four while studying simultaneously the piano and the oboe. She gave her television début at the age of 10 as concert soloist. Five years later Anne Gastinel finished first place at the Music Conservatory in Lyon went on to […]

Thierry Escaich, composer

Thierry Escaich, composer & organist After his periods as composer in residence with the Orchestre National de Lille, the Orchestre de Bretagne and the Orchestra National de Lyon, Thierry Escaich took up his position as associated composer with the Ensemble orchestral de Paris in September 2011. Thierry Escaich was voted Best Composer of the Year at the […]

Michel Béroff

Michel Béroff, piano Michel Beroff was born in France in 1950. After graduating from the Paris conservatoire in 1966, he won the following year the first prize at the first international Olivier Messiaen piano competition. He has been since considered one of the most outstanding interpreter of Messiaen’s music. During the next years he played […]

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