Oct. 21st 2012
Titulaires de plusieurs récompenses obtenues au Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris ou dans des Concours Internationaux, Valérie Muthig-Encklé et Willy Fontanel ont le plaisir depuis plus de dix ans d’interpréter le répertoire de piano à quatre mains régulièrement dans leur région et au delà des frontières.
Complices depuis leurs débuts au Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Metz, ils transmettent à leur public des interprétations où se mêlent musicalité, émotion, technicité et précision, fruit d’un travail rigoureux et d’un plaisir toujours partagé.
Program: Duo Ivoires_21.10.12
Jan. 20th 2013
SOO JUNG ANN
Soo-Jung Ann was born in Seoul in 1987. She began the piano at the age of 6 and studied at YewonArtSchool and the preparatory school of the Korean National University of Arts. She studied with Prof. Choong-Mo Kang and obtained a Bachelor Degree of Music at the Korean National University of Arts in Feb. 2007. She has been a student of Prof. John O’Conor and Thérèse Fahy at the RoyalIrishAcademy of Music since Sep. 2007. In 2009, she received her degree for Master of Music in Performance and now she is studying for the degree of Doctor in Music Performance. She has recently started her study with Prof. Pavel Gililov for a postgraduate course in Mozarteum since last October in 2012 as well.
Soo-Jung Ann has had great success at International Piano Competitions- the 6th prize of the Hamamatsu International Piano
Competition in 2009, the 3rd prize of the AXA Dublin International Piano Competition in 2009, the 4th prize of the Hong Kong International Piano Competition in 2011 where in the final she performed the Rachmaninoff 3rd piano concerto conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy. She recently was awarded the 1st prize with a Gold Medal at the 58th International Music Competition Maria Canals of Barcelona in 2012, and the number of concerts and Naxos CD recording will be offered to her as the supplementary prizes.
Soo-Jung Ann has performed widely throughout her native country Korea in addition to Ireland, France, Japan, Malaysia, Macedonia, Poland, and Russia and she has performed as concerto soloist with Kracow Philharmonic Orchestra, Macedonia Philharmonic Orchestra, Wieniawski Philharmonic Orchestra, Rzeszow Philharmonic Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, and Tokyo Universal Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also appeared at a number of music festival including Euro Music Festival and Academy in Leipzig, Germany, the HamamatsuMusicAcademy in Japan and the Aspen Music Festival and School in the USA.
Program: Soo Jung Ann_20.01.2013
April 7th 2013
Praised as an “excellent pianist” with “titanic force” (New York Times), Adam Marks combines a commitment to contemporary music with innovative programming designed to reach new audiences of all types. In 2008, Mr. Marks was a laureate of the Orleans Competition for music composed since 1900 in Orleans, France. A frequent recitalist, Adam has performed extensively throughout the United States, as well as Europe. As a soloist, Adam has appeared with the Manchester Symphony Orchestra, the National Repertory Orchestra, and the Brandeis-Wellesley Symphony Orchestra. Other notable venues include Salle Cortot in Paris, Zankel and Weill Halls at Carnegie, Miller Theatre in New York, the Ravinia Festival, Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Cultural Center, Montalvo Arts in California, and the New World Symphony Stage. As a teacher, Marks has presented lectures and masterclasses at Yale, Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music, Mannes, New York University, University of British Columbia, University of Northern Iowa, Carthage College, and Manchester College.
Collaboration is a crucial element in Marks’ career. As the pianist and Director of Artistic Programming for Chicago’s Fifth House Ensemble, he designs and presents programs for concert stages, cultural institutions, and educational facilities alike. Other endeavors include performances with mezzo-soprano Jennifer Beattie, graphic novelist Ezra Claytan Daniels, performance artist Connie Beckley, video artist Jenny Perlin, and many others.
Mr. Marks currently serves on the faculty of Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He holds degrees from Brandeis University and the Manhattan School of Music. His teachers include Anthony De Mare, Sara Davis Buechner, Donn-Alexandre Feder, Evan Hirsch, and Lois Banke. Adam Marks is on the professional artist roster of both Yamaha pianos and Schoenhut toy pianos.
Program: Adam Marks_07.04.13
June 9th 2013
Sarah Ristorcelli est diplômée du Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, de l’Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris et de l’Université de Montréal. Elle a étudié avec Nicolas Angelich, Françoise Thinat, Marc Durand et Marie-Françoise Bucquet.
Elle reçoit à Montréal une bourse d’excellence et l’ADAMI lui offre une bourse de projet international qui lui permet de suivre des master-class avec Marc Ponthus à New-York et dans le cadre de l’académie du Banff Center avec Julian Martin et Robert McDonald, professeurs à la Juilliard School. La musique de chambre occupe une place importante dans sa carrière. Elle reçoit le « Coup de cœur » du public sur France Musique dans l’émission « Dans la cour des grands » avec la flûtiste Charlotte Bletton.
Sarah Ristorcelli vient de jouer avec l’orchestre de l’Université de Montréal le Concerto n°2 de Beethoven.