Throughout the concerts, discover the different facets of Brahms: virtuoso pianist, but also chamber musician and orchestrator of genius.
2 x 2 soloists
While concertos for several solo instruments became rare in Brahms’ Romantic period, they were common in the Baroque period and up to Mozart. The symmetry between these works of very different styles is all the more surprising. On the one hand, Mozart wanted to compose a flute concerto for a patron who asked to be allowed to play with his harpist daughter. On the other hand, Brahms first thought of a cello concerto but added a violin in order to reconcile with a violinist friend. A bit prosaic as an artistic motivation?
No matter, these works are among the most beautiful in the repertoire and this opening night will shine with a thousand lights!
Currently Artist-in-Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, the Danube violinist Anna Egholm embodies the new generation of instrumental soloists. A laureate of the Ysaÿe, Carl Nielsen and Tibor Varga competitions (1st prize), she plays regularly with various European and American orchestras. Her first album, recorded with the Sinfonia Varsovia orchestra following the Thierry Scherz prize she won at the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, was released in March 2023 – it includes the Nielsen concertos and Szymanowski’s 2nd. Anna plays on a Joseph Guarnerius from 1730-33 called The Sphinx.
Admitted at a very young age to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris (CNSMDP), Swiss cellist Estelle Revaz has been the subject of numerous awards that have taken her to the stages of various continents. Her discography with orchestra includes Cantique with the magnificent Schelomo by Ernest Bloch and Journey to Geneva with works for cello and orchestra by Frank Martin. Estelle Revaz plays a G. Grancino of 1679 generously made available to her by the Fugato Foundation. She is the author of ” La Saltimbanque “, to be published in September by Slatkine.
“Estelle Revaz is an enlightened, lively and committed artist.
Laurent Graulus, RTBF
French flutist Ludivine Moreau becomes Solo Flute at the Lille National Orchestra in 2021. She is regularly invited to prestigious European orchestras such as the Orchestre National de France, the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande or the Opéra de Paris.
The Swiss harpist Laudine Dard performs in the largest halls in Europe with the Cameristi della Scala, the Swiss Youth Symphony Orchestra or the London City Philharmonic. Passionate about chamber music, she also plays with various ensembles, including the Levedy Ensemble quintet (female vocal quartet and harp), which has won several awards. Her training has taken her to Geneva, Vienna, London and finally Munich. Her talent and influence have been the subject of numerous distinctions.
Founded and directed by Mathieu Herzog, Appassionato inscribes its artistic line under the sign of excellence for all. Not content with offering the public interpretations of symphonic masterpieces, the orchestra and its conductor make the greatest works of the repertoire available and easy to access. This is evidenced by the Vous Trouvez Ça Classique? series, in partnership with the Seine Musicale in the Paris region.
Appassionato receives support from Adami, Spedidam and the Caisse des Dépôts.
A “complete” artist, “a true musician” are among the words that come up most often to describe conductor, composer and orchestrator Mathieu Herzog. After 15 years as the violist of the Quatuor Ebène, in 2015 he created Appassionato, an orchestra with which he has a passionate and ever-evolving relationship. Mathieu is also an orchestrator, both for Appassionato and for classical musicians such as Philippe Jaroussky, Ludovic Tézier or Natalie Dessay.
Anna Egholm, violin,
Estelle Revaz, cello
Ludivine Moreau, flute,
Laudine Dard, harp
Mathieu Herzog, direction
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concerto for flute and harp in C major, K. 299/297
Concerto for violin and cello in A minor, Op. 102
Doors open at 18:30.
Student : 15 CHF
Children -15 years old : Free entrance
Festival pass : 220 CHF (excluding children's concert).
Champéry Catholic Chuch