‘LES MATINÉES DU PIANO’ SEASON
For about 25 years, the ‘Salle de l’Institut’ in Orléans has offered 4 recitals each season, which take place on Sunday mornings, with young pianists who are often laureates of international piano competitions (sometimes from the Piano Competition of Orléans and especially laureates awarded for special prizes such as Ohana, Jolivet, Boucourechliev, etc.).
Sunday morning – 10.45AM
Free entrance, according to availability
Conservatory of Orléans, Salle de l’Institut, 4 place Sainte-Croix, 45000 Orléans – France
Matinée du Piano – October 12th 2014
Nariya NOGI, japanese pianist, who studied in China and France, won several piano competitions in China as well as Franz Liszt International Competition.
In 2014, Nariya Nogi was awarded the Alfred Cortot Prize, by l’Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris.
– Josef Haydn : Sonate Hoboken XVI n°29 en fa majeur (1774)
Moderato, Adagio, Finale Tempo di Minuetto
– Tōru Takemitsu : Rain Tree Sketch II, à la mémoire d’Olivier Messiaen, pour piano (1992)
– Modest Moussorgski : Tableaux d’une Exposition (1874)
Matinée du Piano – November 16th 2014
A versatile performer of both contemporary as well as traditional repertoire, Imri Talgam has played throughout the world, including Europe, Mexico and the U.S.
Recent appearances as soloist and in collaboration with leading ensembles and chamber groups.
In Israel he has appeared as soloist with several major orchestras, such as the Haifa symphony orchestra and the ISO. He has won several prizes at competitions and his playing has been recorded for a CD production by the Deutchlandfunk Cologne.
Festival appearances include the Lucerne Festival, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Mänttämusic festival as well as Lincoln center’s annual FOCUS festival.
During 2009 he studied with Matti Raekallio at the at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover. His studies (M.Mus) concluded with Raekallio and Robert McDonald at the Juilliard school of music in 2012. Talgam pursues a doctoral degree at the City University of New York under Ursula Oppens, as a recipient of the graduate center fellowship.
In March 2014, he won the 1st Prize at the 11th International Piano Competition of Orléans, France.
– J.S. Bach
Partita n°6, en mi mineur (BWV 830)
– R. Schumann
Grande Humoresque, en si bémol majeur, Opus 20
– O. Messiaen
Extrait de Vingt regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus :
X. Regard de l’Esprit de joie
Matinée du Piano – January 18th 2015
Pianist SooJin Anjou enjoys an astonishingly varied and extensive international career as soloist, chamber musician and partner in diverse interdisciplinary projects. Born in South Korea, she received her training in the United States, Hungary and Germany. She graduated from the Juilliard School in 2002 as the only person in that school’s 109-year history to win both of Juilliard’s undergraduate commencement prizes, for achievement in music and the liberal arts. While at Juilliard, she was a recipient of the Vladimir Horowitz Scholarship and, having won the school’s annual concerto competition, performed Mozart’s Piano Concerto K. 482 with the Juilliard Orchestra conducted by Otto-Werner Mueller. While still a student, she was prominently featured in Asahi-TV’s documentary “New York, New Yorkers”, which was televised in many parts of Asia and released on DVD. After private studies with Ferenc Rados in Budapest, she completed her Diplom and Konzertexam at the Berlin University of the Arts as a pupil of Klaus Hellwig, with a minor in fortepiano.
SooJin Anjou is an avid performer of contemporary music, and composers have been entrusting their work to her since she was 15. As a member of the New Juilliard Ensemble, she premiered or performed works by, among others, Valentin Silvestrov, Elena Kats-Chernin and David Del Tredici. She was soloist with the Ensemble in Lee Hyla’s Piano Concerto No.2, at Alice Tully Hall. In 2010, she commissioned and premiered new works by three composers to commemorate the bicentennial of the births of Schumann and Chopin. In 2015, her world-premiere recording of the complete piano works of Morton Subotnick will be released on the Mode label.
Ms. Anjou also devotes herself with enthusiasm to chamber music, especially with voice: she has received intensive coaching from Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Julia Varady on the lied and opera repertoire. She has a special passion for interdisciplinary projects, and was the musical director of the first German-language production of Moises Kaufman’s play “33 Variations”, which premiered at the Renaissance-Theater Berlin in 2010. To date, she has performed this play nearly 100 times. In 2011, Ms. Anjou joined the acclaimed German theater ensemble “Nico and the Navigators”, known for their unique improvisation-based Musiktheater, to create an acclaimed staged version of Rossini’s “Petite Messe Solennelle”.
As a soloist, she made her Boston Symphony Orchestra debut at 16 with Prokofiev’s 3rd Piano Concerto. She became known in Europe after winning a prize at the Robert Schumann International Piano Competition (Zwickau, Germany), and is also a laureate of the Orléans International Piano Competition (France). Her broad repertoire includes more than 30 concertos, ranging from Bach to Berio, as well as the complete works of Ravel and the complete Transcendental Etudes of Liszt.
SooJin Anjou is currently based in Berlin.
Matinée du Piano – June 14th 2015
Kathrin Isabelle Klein
June 14th, 10.45am
Concert in Orléans, Salle de l’Institut.
Contrapunctus 9, extrait de “L’Art de la Fugue”
L. van Beethoven
Sonate n°31 op. 110 en la bémol majeur
Moderato cantabile molto espressivo, Allegro molto, Adagio ma non troppo – Allegro ma non troppo (Fuga)
Contrapunctus 11, extrait de “L’Art de la Fugue”
Incises (version 2001)
Prélude, Choral et Fugue