Throughout the concerts, discover the different facets of Brahms: virtuoso pianist, but also chamber musician and orchestrator of genius.
A wolf in Champéry?
Despite the recommendations of his Grandfather, Pierre loves to go into the nature and discuss with his friends the animals who each have their little character: the bird argues with the duck and narrowly escapes the claws of the cat. But the wolf comes out of the forest… Will the bird manage to escape again?
And what will become of Pierre who has moved away from his home?
In his own way, Benjamin Cuche will tell us this story full of suspense, a story in which each animal or character is represented by an instrument. Which instrument do you think the wolf will use?
Benjamin Cuche, 56, half of the duo Cuche and Barbezat, comedian, humorist, showman. He walks on the boards at the age of 11 years and will not come down anymore. They will take him from Quebec to Korea, from the circus ring to small cafe theaters and television sets.
Self-taught, he trained following many courses and internships, then by surrounding himself with professionals and by giving courses himself. He has fun in theater, in improvisation, on television and a little in cinema. Without being a musician at all, he even has the privilege to participate in different musical shows by showing his talent of narrator and entertainer.
Flutist Claire Chanelet trained in the Paris region and then in Geneva. She is principal flute of the Orchestre Sinfonietta de Lausanne and a member of the Lemanic Modern Ensemble, a collective committed to contemporary creation. She also teaches at the Montreux-Vevey-Riviera Conservatory.
A native of the Lake Geneva region, clarinetist Emilie Duss trained in Lausanne, Lucerne and Helsinki. She currently divides her time between teaching in the Music Schools of Nyon and Terre Sainte and various chamber music activities, notably with the wind quintet àVensemble and the clarinet-piano duo Classique Emotion.
After obtaining her Bachelor’s degree and then a Master’s degree in orchestral performance at the HEM in Lausanne, Claire Thomas continued her training at the HEM in Geneva where she obtained a specialized Master’s degree as a soloist with distinction. She also trained to play historical instruments. She teaches oboe in the Geneva region and works with ensembles such as Gli Angeli Genève, the Geneva Chamber Orchestra and the Talens Lyriques.
Originally from Limousin, Benoît Durand moved to the Geneva region after entering the Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève where he obtained two masters in pedagogy and concert. Wishing to take advantage of the multitude of activities that music offers, he multiplies his experiences. He teaches horn, plays in various orchestras in French-speaking Switzerland and in chamber music with the Léman Wind Quintet. For several years, he has also been directing wind orchestras.
Bassoonist Michele Danzi trained in Italy, Salzburg and Lausanne.As an orchestral musician, he regularly collaborates with several Swiss and Italian orchestras, and in particular with the Orchestre Sinfonietta de Lausanne or the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne. He teaches bassoon at the Conservatoire Cantonal du Valais and introductory music at the Conservatoire de Lausanne.
Benjamin Cuche, humorist
Claire Chanelet, flute
Emilie Duss, clarinet
Claire Thomas, oboe
Benoît Durand, horn
Michele Danzi, bassoon
– Surprise snack for each child
– Duration of the concert : 45 minutes
– Musical and family show (from 3 years old)
– Serge Prokofiev’s musical tale revisited by comedian Benjamin Cuche
Doors open at 18:30.
Free for accompanying persons.
Champéry Catholic Chuch