Throughout the concerts, discover the different facets of Brahms: virtuoso pianist, but also chamber musician and orchestrator of genius.
A colorful joust
A unique form, the trio, but three instruments that will compete for the spotlight. Indeed, by their respective sound colors, the horn, clarinet and violin will lead us to very different imaginary worlds. If it is the horn that Brahms chooses to evoke the mystery of the romantic forest, we know that it is rather an encounter that determines his choice for the clarinet. But will these wind instruments be able to compete with the strings and the piano, those kings of chamber music? The answer will be given at the end of this concert, which promises to be fascinating.
French horn player Félix Roth is a musician with a varied and original profile. Also a composer and arranger, his career presents a great artistic diversity. Trained at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris he explores the possibilities of his instrument by working on the music of his time (Academics of the Lucerne Festival 2018/2019 with George Benjamin and Peter Eötvös, Ensemble Intercontemporain), while being passionate about ancient instruments. In 2019 he makes his solo debut with Mozart’s fourth concerto accompanied by the Orchestre National d’Auvergne. He is invited by Renaud Capuçon to play the Brahms Trio during his festival Nouveaux Horizons, broadcasted on Arte and France Musique in November 2021.
Winner of the First Prize at the Geneva Competition in 2018 at the age of 22, Italian clarinetist Kevin Spagnolo has been leading an international career ever since. It is also following this competition that he released his first CD entitled Façades where we see him appear as a soloist opposite the Swedish Chamber Orchestra. He is also very active in various forms of chamber music. In addition to his concert activity, he devotes himself to teaching master classes throughout Europe and teaches at the Avos International School of Music in Rome.
Russian violinist Andrey Baranov won the Queen Elisabeth Competition of Belgium in 2012, which opened up international stages for him as a soloist. He also dabbles in chamber music, including as founder and first violinist of the David Oistrakh Quartet. He began his studies at the St. Petersburg Conservatory and then perfected his skills in Lausanne with Pierre Amoyal. At the age of 23, he became Pierre Amoyal’s assistant at the Lausanne Conservatory. Since then, he has also given master classes in music academies throughout the world.
“Estelle Revaz is an enlightened, lively and committed artist” Laurent Graulus, RTBF. Admitted at a very young age to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris (CNSMDP), the Swiss cellist Estelle Revaz is the subject of numerous awards that bring her to the stages of different continents. Her solo and chamber music discography includes Bach and friends, which brings together early music and contemporary music, Fugato, which links Beethoven, Brahms and R. Strauss, and Inspiration populaire, which explores the influence of folklore on the music of Schumann, Janáček and De Falla. Estelle Revaz plays a 1679 G. Grancino generously provided by the Fugato Foundation. She is the author of La Saltimbanque, to be published by Slatkine in September, a book that describes her international journey from Valais as well as her political commitment to cultural actors during the pandemic.
Italian pianist Leonora Armellini is the winner of the 2021 Warsaw Chopin Competition and the first Italian woman to have climbed to the top of this competition considered one of the most prestigious for piano. Leonora Armellini performs as a soloist and in chamber music with numerous orchestras in prestigious halls around the world: Carnegie Hall in New York, Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Salle Cortot in Paris, Warsaw Philharmonic, La Fenice Theatre in Venice, and throughout Europe, China, South Korea, Japan, among others. She trained in Italy in Venice, Rome and Imola and in Hamburg, Germany. In 2014 she published with Matteo Rampin the music diffusion book Mozart was cool, Bach even more (Salani), reprinted eight times and translated into Spanish.
Felix Roth, horn
Kevin Spagnolo, clarinet
Andrey Baranov, violin
Estelle Revaz, cello
Leonora Armellini, piano
Trio for horn, violin and piano in E flat major, op. 40
Trio for clarinet, cello and piano in A minor, op. 114
Trio for violin, cello and piano in C minor, Op. 101 No. 3
Doors open at 18:30.
Student : 15 CHF
Children -15 years old : Free entrance
Festival pass : 220 CHF (excluding children's concert).
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