Ferrandou Musique
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Welcome to Ferrandou Musique!

Our aim at Ferrandou Musique is twofold. For the best young musicians from the Royal Academy of Music we aim to generate an atmosphere in which they can work at high intensity on three different wide-ranging programmes during a residency of one week. They eat well, sleep well, practice well, enjoy the pool and surroundings and come up with some splendid music making.
This is where you, our faithful audience, comes in. We value your presence as much as theirs, and are so happy to see and feel the warmth of your welcome to these young players.
We try to find new and interesting venues for our concerts in churches and villages that we have recently discovered, and which we hope you too will visit, maybe for the first time, to sample our annual selection of stars in the making.

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Concerts

Trio Opal

Easter Weekend (28/03 - 04/04)
The Trio Opal (violin, cello, piano)

Friday 19 March at 20h30
Ferrandou Atelier

Haydn Piano Trio No.43, Hob XV:27 in C major (20’)
Debussy Sonata for violin and piano
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Lutoslawski "Subito" for violin and piano
Mendelssohn Piano Trio Op.66 in C minor

Monday 2 April at 16h00
Church of Saint-Blaise in Puybrun

Bach Suite No 2 for Cello
Brahms Piano Trio Op.101 in C minor
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Ysaÿe Sonata for solo violin in G major
Ravel Piano Trio in A minor

Tuesday 3 April at 20h30
Church of Saint-Saturnin in Sioniac

C. Schumann 3 Romances for violin and piano, Op.22
C. Schumann Piano Trio in G minor, Op.17
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R. Schumann Fantasiestücke, Op.73
R. Schumann Piano Trio Op.63 in D minor

Connaught Brass

Whitsun Weekend (16/05 - 23/05)
Connaught Brass (2 trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba)

Saturday 19 May at 20h30
Church of Saint-Maur in Martel

Susato - Suite
Ewald - Quintet No. 3
Rachmaninoff - Bogoroditse Devo
Bozza - Sonatine
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Longworth - Quintet
Tavener - The Lamb
Take 6 - A Quiet Place
Pirchner - L’homme au marteau dans la poche

Sunday 20 May at 17h00
Church of Saint-Martin in Vayrac

Bach arr. Canadian Brass - Fugue in G minor
Ewald - Quintet No. 1
Ravel arr. Taillard - Pavane pour une infante défunte
Howells arr. Aaron Akugbo - A Spotless Rose
Plog - Four Sketches
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Crespo - Suite Americana
Bruckner - Libera me in f minor
Nilsson - Wendepunkt
Schubert - Adagio in G
Gershwin arr. Taillard - American in Paris

Monday 21 May at 20h30
Church of Saint-Pierre in Autoire

Rameau - Dardanus Suite
Bach - Toccata and Fugue in d minor
Arnold - Quintet
Gershwin arr. Jack Gale - Porgy and Bess
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Hillborg - Quintet
Bruckner - Christus Factus Est
Messiaen - O Sacrum Convivium
Ewald - Quintet No. 2

Connaught Brass

Le Weekend du Quatorze Juillet (11/07 - 18/07)
Kilian van Rooij (violin) with Asagi Nakata (piano)

Friday 13 July at 20h30
Tauriac - Ferrandou Atelier

Dvorak - 4 Pièces Romantiques
Franck - Sonata for violin and piano
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Clara Schumann - 3 Romances for violin and piano Op.22
Ravel - Gaspard de la Nuit - piano solo
Rachmaninov - Vocalise
Waxman - Carmen Fantasie

Sunday 15 July at 17h30
Curemonte - Église Saint-Barthélemy

Dvorak - 4 Pièces Romantiques
Franck - Sonata for violin and piano
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Clara Schumann - 3 Romances for violin and piano Op.22
Ravel - Gaspard de la Nuit - piano solo
Rachmaninov - Vocalise
Waxman - Carmen Fantasie

Monday 16 July at 20h30
Liourdres - Église

Dvorak - Pièces Romantiques n° 3 and 4
Schubert - Fantasie in C
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Ysaÿe - Sonata
Franck - Sonata

Tuesday 17 July at 21h00
Autoire - Église Saint-Pierre

Schubert - Impromptu n° 3 (Arr. Heifetz/Kilian van Rooij)
Schubert - Fantasie in C
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Ysaÿe - Sonata
Franck - Sonata

a Voice From Heaven

A VOICE FROM HEAVEN (20/08)
Choir of The King’s Consort
Robert King conductor

A delicious programme of unaccompanied masterpieces from the finest British Romantics, including ravishing settings by Stanford, Howells, Walton and their contemporaries. The two Harris settings are jewels of the repertoire: Howells’ motet for the slain president Kennedy is a devastating masterwork.

Monday 20 August at 20h30
Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne - Abbaye Saint-Pierre

Naylor - Vox dicentis: clama
Stanford - Three Latin Motets (Justorum animae : Coelos ascendit hodie : Beati quorum via)
Howells - I heard a voice from heaven
Walton - Set me as a seal
Walton - Where does the uttered music go
Harris - Faire is the Heaven
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Britten - A Hymn to St Cecilia
Hewitt Jones - Drop, drop, slow tears
Murrill - The souls of the righteous
Leighton - Drop, drop, slow tears
Stanford - I heard a voice from heaven
Harris - Bring us O Lord God
Howells - Take him earth for cherishing (Motet on the death of President Kennedy)

Czigány Quartet

Journées Fin Août (29/08 - 05/09)
Czigány Quartet String quartet with David Wilson-Johnson (baritone)

Friday 31 August at 20h30
Tauriac - Tauriac - Ferrandou Atelier

Mozart Divertimenti en Ré
Ligeti "Métamorphoses nocturnes"
Dohnanyi Quatuor n° 3 en La Mineur

Saturday 1 September at 20h30
Puybrun - Église Saint-Blaise

Haydn Quatuor Op 77 n° 1
Louise Drewett Quiver (création)
Samuel Barber Dover Beach pour baryton et quatuor à cordes
Beethoven Quatuor Op 18 n° 1

Sunday 2 September at 17h00
Vayrac - Église Saint-Martin

Samuel Barber Adagio
Samuel Barber Dover Beach pour baryton et quatuor à cordes
Andrew Norman Sabina
Miguel de Aguila Presto II
Brahms Quatuor en Ut mineur Op 51 n° 1

Czigány Quartet

Concert for Remembrance (10/11 - 11/11)
Echéa Quartet with David Wilson-Johnson (baritone)

Saturday 10 November at 5pm
Prudhomat - Church Saint-Gilles de Bonneviole

Beethoven Quartet in F Op 18 n° 1
Samuel Barber Adagio
Samuel Barber Dover Beach for baritone and string quartet
Brahms Quartet in C minor Op 51 n° 1

Sunday 11 November at 4pm
Vayrac - Church Saint-Martin

Haydn Quartet in G Op 77 n° 1
Stravinsky Three pieces for string quartet (1918)
Debussy Quartet in G minor Op 10
Samuel Barber Adagio

Meraki Trio

Easter Weekend (17/04 - 24/04)
Trio Meraki

Friday 19 April at 20h30
Tauriac - Ferrandou Atelier

Schumann Fantasiestücke, op 88
Rebecca Clarke Trio (1921)
Schubert Trio no 1 in B flat , op.99 (D898)

Sunday 21 April at 16h00
Puybrun - Church of St Blaise

Schumann Adagio & Allegro, op 70
Chopin Sonata for cello and piano in G minor, op 65
Haydn Trio in D minor Hob XV:23
Beethoven Trio no 4 in B flat, op 11

Monday 22 April at 16h00
Vayrac - Church Saint-Martin

Chopin Ballade no 4, op 52
Fauré Sonata for violin and piano in A, op 13
Beethoven Trio no 7 (The Archduke) in B flat, op 97

Daphnis quintet

Whitsun Weekend (06/06 - 12/06)
Daphnis Wind Quintet with Elizabeth Haughan (piano)

Poulenc

Friday 7 june at 20h30
Tauriac - Ferrandou Atelier



"Poulenc pure and simple"

Sonata for flute
Sonata for oboe
Sonata for clarinet
Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano
Duo for clarinet and bassoon
Sextet

Sunday 9 June at 16h00
Castelnau - Collégiale du Château de Castelnau


"Neoclassical Winds"

Ravel Tombeau de Couperin
Villa Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras no.6 for flute and bassoon
Françaix Quintet no.1
Ibert Trois Pièces
Ligeti Six Bagatelles
Nielsen Quintet

Monday 10 June at 16h00
Tauriac - Church Saint-Martial


"America vs Britain"

York Bowen Sonata for flute and piano
Malcolm Arnold Three Chanties
Elliot Carter Gra
Schifrin La New Orleans
Barber Summer Music
Edwin Roxburgh Stardrift
Gershwin Porgy and Bess for wind quintet

Catz Choir

Choir of St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge
Director Dr. Edward Wickham

Saturday 22 june at 20h30
Beaulieu sur Dordogne - Abbey at Beaulieu

Sunday 23 June at 16h00
Rocamadour - Sanctuary of Notre-Dame

Monday 24 June at 21h00
Carennac - Priory of Saint Pierre

Tour repertoire to include:

Magnificat
Nunc dimittis
Exsurge Domine
Tunes from Archbishop Parker’s Psalter
Settings from the Genevan Psalter
Die mit Tränen säen
Schaffe in mir, Gott
Three motets:
- Beati quorum via
- Justorum animae
- Coelos ascendit hodie
Salve regina
Exultate Deo
Lord thou hast searched me out
Gaudent in coelis
Organ works tbc
Arvo Pärt
Arvo Pärt
William Byrd (1538-1623)
Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
Claude Le Jeune and Claude Goudimel
Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897):
Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)



Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Joanna Marsh (contemporary)
Sally Beamish (contemporary)

Trio Opal

Weekend of 14th July (11/07 - 18/07)
The Trio Opal (violin, cello, piano)

Saturday 13 July at 20h30
Tauriac - Ferrandou Atelier

Debussy Reverie for piano
Debussy Valse ‘La plus que lente’ for cello and piano
Debussy Beau Soir for violin and piano
Debussy G major trio
Smetana G minor trio

Sunday 14 July at 20h30
Curemonte - Église Saint-Barthélemy

Haydn E flat major trio
Ravel Pièce en forme de habanera for cello and piano
Ravel Duo for violin and cello
Ravel Trio in A minor

Tuesday 16 July at 20h30
Tauriac - Church Saint-Martial

Beethoven C minor trio
Beethoven Archduke trio

Letters to Louise
Saturday 3 August at 20h30

With Monique Sicard, Christophe Vautier (piano) and David Wilson-Johnson (baritone)

Louise

"December 26, 1999. Storm Lothar hits an old Quercynois house in Chapou. Workmen are called to repair the damage and discover, hidden in the stonework around the chimney, two hundred letters addressed to Louise, a young peasant girl, written by Justin, her husband: called up to the front in the autumn of 1914, he was to return finally five years later to the village. Throughout this entire period, Justin continued to write to Louise, Louise to Justin. We are missing Louise's writings today, but we can guess the content from the answers offered by Justin, which is exceptional both for its duration and for the attachment and solidarity shown by the two protagonists. In addition to valuable information on local peasant life of the early twentieth century, we will give, with the help of two actors, a reading of these letters, enriched with songs and music. Our performance of one hour’s duration will be followed by a discussion lasting about half an hour. With Monique Sicard, Christophe Vautier (piano) and David Wilson-Johnson (baritone)

Christophe Vautier, piano
dimanche 4 août à 16h00

Grieg Lyric Pieces :

- "Notturno" opus 54 no 4
- "Wedding-day at Troldhaugen" opus 65 no 6

Rachmaninoff "Etudes tableaux opus 33

Debussy "Children's Corner:'

- 'Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum'
- 'Jimbo's Lullaby'
- 'Serenade for the Doll'
- 'the Snow is Dancing'
- 'the Little Shepherd'
- 'Golliwog's Cake Walk'

Granados "Goyescas":

- 'Complaints,or the girl and the nightingale'
- 'the Fandango by Candlelight'


Chris There are different pianists.
Artists delivering uncompromising music, clear and bright,
go closer to an incandescence, an inner fire, go to the heart of a work.

« It's been years since I'd seen him get up like this ». György Cziffra's wife, secretly and emotionally, thanks Christophe who has just played in front of the Master. In addition to becoming a laureate of his Foundation, Christophe Vautier was to be his last student. The Master will make him work the last year of his life.

Christophe began his solo career with Rachmaninov's second concerto. A concert tour in France, of course and in Italy, China, Mexico or Africa. Meetings and exchanges…

The pianist Cécile Edel-Latos, who introduced him to music, will remain an echo in every moment. Christophe goes to work in England with pianist Sulamita Aronowsky. Pure piano. At the slightest note in which she does not recognize Haydn, she will ask him to stop playing. The authenticity of the sound. He finds her 15 years later and plays for her: "This is the progress I was expecting from you".

The "job of living", cross roads, feed on all that creates matter and dreams. Do not play to play, but to have something to tell, to transmit. One of his teachers will say to him: "If we all have the same technique, we will never have the same sound, because we do not have the same story".

From the first note, recognize the composer. Sound and orchestration. This is where everything is played out. A music rid of all meandering and all irrelevant matter. And today be ready, finally, to convey that.

The music performed by Christophe Vautier is a music that feels good. His concerts are and will always be a moment apart. Something that hangs and leaves a trace.

Connaught Brass

Weekend of 15th August (12/08 - 25/08)
Connaught Brass (2 trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba)

Wednesday 14 August at 20h30
Church of Saint-Maur in Martel

Rameau Dardanus suite
Ewald Quintet no 1
Messiaen O Sacrum Convivium
Gershwin American in Paris
Gershwin 3 Preludes
Bruckner Christus Factus Est
Take 6 A Quiet Place
Bernstein West Side Story

Thursday 15 August at 16h00
Church of Saint-Martin in Vayrac

J S Bach Little fugue in G minor
Mathias Summer Dances
Rachmaninoff Ave Maria
Gershwin Porgy and Bess
J S Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Ewald Quintet No 4
- Jive for Five

Saturday 17 August at 20h30
Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne - Abbaye Saint-Pierre

Susato Suite
Tilson -Thomas Street Song
Rimsky-Korsakov Procession of the Nobles
Dukas Fanfare to "La Péri"
Bruckner Libera Me
Ravel Pavane pour une Infante défunte
Gershwin Someone to watch over me

Monday 19 August at 16h00
Prudhomat - Chapel of the Chateau de Castelnau

Holst Jupiter
Faure Pavane
Crespo Suite Americana
Rossini Largo al factotum
Plog Quintet
Longworth Movement 4
Ewald Quinet No2

CANCELLED

Trio Opal

Whitsun weekend (27/05 - 03/06)
Trio Opal (violin, cello, piano)

Friday 29 May at 20h30
Tauriac - Ferrandou Atelier

Beethoven Trio Op.1 n°1 in E flat major
Toru Takemitsu “Between Tides”
Schubert Trio in B flat major n°1

Sunday 31 May at 16h00
Vayrac - Église Saint-Martin

Schumann Fantasiestücke Trio Op.88
Ravel Duo for violin and cello
Brahms Trio in B major Op.8 n°1

Monday 1 June at 16h00
Gagnac - Église Saint-Martin

Schumann Fantasiestücke Trio Op.88
Toru Takemitsu "Between Tides"
Brahms Trio in B major Op.8 n°1


Trio Opal

  • Eriko Nagayama violin
  • Joel Siepmann cello
  • Yi-Shing Cheng piano
The prize-winning Trio Opal was founded in 2017 during each member’s study at the Royal Academy of Music. They were nominated to represent the RAM in the 2018 Intercollegiate Piano Trio Competition in Birmingham, in which they were awarded first prize. They were also finalists in the inaugural Birmingham International Piano Chamber Music Festival in November 2018. Recently, they were awarded the Commission and the Audience prizes in the Trondheim International Chamber Music competition 2019 and have been reinvited for the 2020 Festival.
They have performed at Wigmore Hall, Colston Hall, the Ivor Gurney Hall in Gloucester, the Royal Academy of Music, St Mary’s Perivale, St. Martin-in-the-Fields and many more in the U.K.
In April 2018 and July 2019 they were invited to Ferrandou, France, where they performed a wide range of repertoire in six concerts. In Summer 2019 they were also invited to the Lake District Summer Music Festival, Rye Arts Festival, Dartington International Summer School and live broadcast on the BBC radio 3 “In Tune”.
Their future engagements include concerts at the RAM, the Royal Birmingham Conservatory, St. Mary’s Perivale, Barnes Music Society and in Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh.
Trio Opal receive coaching from world-renowned professors violinist Gyorgy Pauk, cellist Christoph Richter and pianist Michael Dussek. Their extensive performing experience has led them to win competitions, play with the top London orchestras such as LPO, LSO and RPO, to perform on live radio and Wigmore Hall and more. After graduating, they were invited to be Cavatina-Trio-In-Residence at the Royal Academy of Music and are continuing their work as Chamber Music Fellows in the academic year 2019/20.

Eriko plays a violin by Nicolo Gagliano, Naples, 1755 and Joel plays a cello by Giulio Degani, Venezia, 1906 kindly on loan from the Royal Academy of Music.

CANCELLED

Catz Choir

Choir of St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge

Dr. Edward Wickham director
Dame Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
David Wilson-Johnson baritone
Joel Siepmann cello
Caius Lee organ

Programme
Requiem

Four motets
- Ubi caritas
- Tota pulchra es
- Tu es Petrus
- Tantum ergo

Vinea mea electa
Timor et tremor

Magnificat Primi toni
O clap your hands
Salve regina

Hail, gladdening light
Bring us, O Lord God

Selections from ‘O’ Antiphons
Nunc dimittis
Maurice Duruflé

Maurice Duruflé





Francis Poulenc
Francis Poulenc

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Orlando Gibbons
Tomás Luis de Victoria

Charles Wood
William Harris

Christopher Fox
Gustav Holst

Saturday 20 June at 20h30
Beaulieu sur Dordogne - Abbatiale Saint-Pierre

Sunday 21 June at 16h00
Turenne - Collégiale Notre-Dame-et-Saint-Pantaléon

Monday 22 June at 21h00
Carennac - Prieuré de Saint Pierre
A cappella programme

St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, boasts a distinguished and varied musical tradition, in which the College Choir plays a major role.
With musical activities ranging from intimate chamber/consort singing to large-scale choral consorts, from Anglican Evensong to Choral Compline, members of St Catharine’s College Choir have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of musical activities; and in its role as an ambassador for St Catharine's outside the College walls, the Choir’s concerts and recordings, educational and community work, has earned it a reputation for innovation and excellence.
The focus of the Choir’s activities is the Chapel, with one of the est acoustics in Cambridge, and the regular weekly services of Evensong, Eucharist and Compline. At Sunday Evensong we sing the Anglican liturgy in its traditional form, while at Thursday night Compline we use Medieval Gregorian chant, choral and instrumental chamber music to create a more intimate atmosphere. The Choir gives regular concerts, often of major choral works such as the Monteverdi Vespers and Mozart's Requiem, in collaboration with professional instrumentalists. The choir is also embarked on a series of recordings for the Resonus label, the latest of which - Gaudent in Coelis - was released in March 2017.
The Choir is made up of approximately 24 singers, drawn mainly from undergraduate and graduate students at St Catharine’s College, but also open to students from other colleges. Prospective singers may wish to apply for a Choral Scholarship in advance of their arrival at Cambridge; singers can also audition when they arrive in Cambridge as freshers. The Choir is a lively and sociable group, a characteristic of the College as a whole. This is enhanced by the opportunities provided for choir members to share meals together, tour and record together and play a part in some of the most significant events in the College’s calendar. St Catharine's aims to attract talented and ambitious singers who are nevertheless not wanting to devote all their energies to this one activity. Members of the Choir have the opportunity to be involved in a wider range of musical and non-musical activities such as running the College Music Society, playing for, singing in and even producing musicals and operas.

CANCELLED

Hill Quartet

Weekend of 14th July (15/07 - 22/07)
Hill String Quartet

Friday 17 July at 20h30
Tauriac - Ferrandou Atelier

Misha Mullov-Abbado Winter Blues (2020 commission)
Brahms String Quartet No.2 in A minor
Ravel String Quartet

Sunday 19 July at 21h00
Sioniac - Église Saint-Saturnin

Webern Langsamer Satz
Beethoven String Quartet in A major, Op.18 No.5
Mendelssohn String Quartet No.2 in A minor, Op13

Monday 20 July at 21h00
Prudhomat - Collégiale Saint-Louis du château de Castelnau

Suk Meditation on an Old Czech Hymn “St Wenceslas”
Haydn String Quartet in G major, Op.76 No.1
Korngold String Quartet No.2 in Eb Op.26


The Hill Quartet is made up of four postgraduate students from the Royal Academy of Music:

  • Bridget O’Donnell (Australia) Violin
  • Kath Roberts (UK) Violin
  • Julia Doukakis (Australia) Viola
  • Ben Michaels (UK) Violoncello
Newly formed in September 2018, the quartet were recently awarded the Royal Academy’s Sir John Barbirolli prize in recognition of the achievements during their first year and are scholars of the Academy’s ASSET Scheme, a chamber music fast track course. They are mentored by John Myerscough, cellist of the Doric String Quartet, and have been coached by Jon Thorne, the Piatti String Quartet, Hartmut Rohde, and Levon Chilingirian.

Following recent recitals at the Marylebone and Petworth Chamber Music Festivals, the quartet has enjoyed performances at St Martin-in-the-Fields and St James’s Piccadilly Church this autumn. Their 2019/20 season will feature a varied recital series at the Royal Academy of Music, exploring lesser known quartet works, and including a new jazz-influenced commission by composer Misha Mullov-Abbado.

Website www.hillquartet.com
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/hillquartet/?hl=en
Twitter https://twitter.com/HillQuartet

CANCELLED

Lyrus Winds

Weekend of 15th August (12/08 - 19/08)
Lyrus Winds with Julian Chan (piano)

Friday 14 August at 20h30
Tauriac - Ferrandou Atelier

Ligeti Six Bagatelles
Bozza Oboe Sonata
Thuille Sextet
Poulenc Flute Sonata
Bozza En Irlande
Saint-Saëns Bassoon Sonata
Poulenc Sextet

Sunday 16 August at 16h00
Noailhac - Église Saint-Pierre-ès-Liens

Bozza Image for solo flute
Francaix Quintet no.2
Mozart Piano Quintet
Bozza Scherzo for wind quintet
Taffanel Wind Quintet
Beethoven Piano Quintet

Monday 17 August at 21h00
Prudhomat - Collégiale Saint-Louis du château de Castelnau

Barber Summer Music
Bozza Quartet
Cambini Quintet
Bozza Variations sur un theme
Ibert Wind Quintet
Pierné Bucolique variée
Nielsen Wind Quintet


Members:

  • Mina Middleton Flute
  • Eleanor Sullivan Oboe
  • Zoe Tweed Horn
  • Phillip Pike Bassoon
  • James Gilbert Clarinet
  • Julian Chan Jun Feng Piano

all met during their time playing with the National Youth Orchestra and, discovering they would all be studying at the same conservatoire and knowing that they wanted chamber music to be a big part of their careers, they decided to start a group. Upon meeting Phil in their first week at the Royal Academy of Music, Lyrus Winds was started.
They are now in their fourth year of playing together and the group has been fortunate enough to receive coaching from musicians including Keith Bragg, Michael Cox and John Orford, as well as from the Academy Fellows, Moriarty Winds.
They were highly commended in the Nicholas Blake Prize at the Academy, and have enjoyed covering a variety of repertoire in exciting concert opportunities. These include playing Janacek’s ‘Mladi’ as part of the Academy’s festival with the Czech Philharmonic, and a lunchtime recital at the Royal Academy, playing Barber, Nielsen and Ligeti. Their third year at the Academy has seen Lyrus Winds explore more contemporary music. They collaborated with academy conductor Elias Brown to perform Ligeti’s ‘Chamber Concerto for 13 Instruments’. This was followed by the opportunity to perform Priaulx Rainier’s ‘six pieces for wind quintet’. In the future they hope to continue exploring more varied repertoire. Upcoming concerts include a concert for the RAM lunchtime concert series per-forming Poulenc’s sextet and the lesser known Thuille sextet with pianist Julian Chan.

CANCELLED

Daphnis Wind Quintet

Weekend of 15th August
Daphnis Wind Quintet with Mark Rogers (piano)

Friday 14 August at 20h30
Vayrac - Église Saint-Martin

Silvestrini - Étude
Debussy - Beau soir
Fauré - Pavane
Fauré - Vocalise
Fauré - Après un rêve
Ravel - Vocalise
Ravel - Pavane
Poulenc - Vocalise
Poulenc - Les chemins de l'amour
Poulenc - Sextet

Saturday 15 August at 19h30
Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne - Abbaye Saint-Pierre

Nielsen - Chaconne
Ibert - Vocalise
Grieg - Den Bergtekne with David Wilson-Johnson (baritone)
Ibert - Trois Pièces
Nielsen - Quintette

Sunday 16 August at 16h00
Noailhac - Église Saint-Pierre-ès-Liens

Malcolm Arnold - Trois Shanties
Britten - Metamorphosen
Villa Lobos - Bachianas Brasileiras
Schifrin - New Orleans
Hahn - à Chloris
Barber - Canzone
Barber - Summer Music


Members:

  • Frederico Paixão - Flute
  • Hannah Condliffe - Oboe
  • Jack Reddick - Clarinet
  • Elliot Howley - Horn
  • William Gough - Bassoon
  • Mark Rogers - Piano

The Daphnis Wind Quintet was formed in 2017, with students from RAM and RCM who had previously played together in the National Youth Orchestra and the University of London Symphony Orchestra. They are the winners of the Nicholas Blake Prize 2018 at the Academy. Daphnis have received coaching from Keith Bragg, Robin O’Neill, Mel Ragge, Sam Coles, Moriarty Winds and Notus Winds. The last couple of years have seen some of its members appear as concerto soloists in genres ranging from baroque to contemporary. As orchestral musicians, they are also on the extras list or trialing with Sinfonia Cymru, BBC SSO, RSNO, RLPO, RPO and Philharmonia. Recent engagements have included performances at The Purcell School and at the Royal Academy of Music. Daphnis have an interest in outreach work and all types of music, from orchestral transcriptions to jazz.

CANCELLED

Mazzolini

Journées Européennes du Patrimoine (16/09 - 23/09)
Trio Mazzolini (violin, cello, piano)

Saturday 19 September at 20h30
Puybrun - Église St-Blaise

Gretchaninov cello sonata in E minor Op 113
Messiaen Theme and variations (1932)
Copland Prelude for piano trio
Gliere duo 8 Pieces op 39
Gretchaninov Piano Trio no 1 in Cminor Op 38

Sunday 20 September at 15h00
Cavagnac - Église Notre-Dame de l'Assomption

Wagner (Liszt) Tannhauser Ouverture
Gliere Duo 8 pieces Op. 39
Haydn "Gypsy” Trio no 39 in G major
Debussy La fille aux cheveux de lin
Mendelssohn Trio no 2 in C minor

Tuesday 22 September at 20h30
Gagnac - Église Saint-Martin

Mozart Trio in G K 496
Bach Chaconne
Debussy Cello Sonata
Per Nörgaard “Spell”
Debussy Trio in G

Jack Greed is a violinist from Leeds currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Joshua Fisher. Jack plays regularly with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of Opera North, the Sinfonia of London and the John Wilson Orchestra, and was named on the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme in 2019. He is also first violinist of the Kirkman Quartet, who are currently the St Peter’s Fellowship quartet at Eaton Square, and Quartet in Residence at the Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival. Jack’s Master’s degree is generously supported by the Drake Calleja, Countess of Munster, and Craxton Memorial trusts. He plays on a 1710 Giofredo Cappa violin on loan from the Academy.

Yurie Lee is quickly gaining recognition as a versatile cellist. This past season saw her as Principal Cello with the Royal Academy Symphony Orchestra under the batons of Jac van Steen and Edward Gardner. She is also a member of the Kirkman Quartet. Yurie began playing the cello at the age of five before joining the Junior department at the Royal Academy of Music with a scholarship. She later received a scholarship for her studies with Jo Cole on the Bachelor of Music Degree in which she graduated with First Class Honours. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts Degree at the RAM under the guidance of Nadège Rochat, kindly supported by a Scholarship and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust Derek Butler Award.

Harry Rylance is a pianist studying at the Royal Academy of Music under Head of Piano, Joanna MacGregor. He has performed as a soloist and collaborative musician in the UK, USA, Canada, Hungary, Germany, France, Korea and New Zealand. Recent engagements in the UK have included performances at the Royal Festival Hall, the Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Foreign Office, and live on BBC Radio 3. During his time at RAM he has been the recipient of numerous awards, most recently the Christian Carpenter Recital Prize. He was also awarded the Skelton Scholarship for his studies, generously supported by the Grand Duo Charitable Trust.

Sarah Lazerges

"une soirée d'exil"

Sarah Lazerges Chanteuse – Comédienne
Magali Delvaux pianist

Atelier Ferrandou
Friday 30 July à 20h00

repertoire lyrico-cabaret on the theme of immigration.
Music of Fauré, Schoenberg, Weill, Gershwin, Barbara

Connaught Brass

End of August (29/08 - 02/09)
Connaught Brass (2 trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba)

Saturday 28 August at 20h30
Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne Abbaye Saint-Pierre

Tielman Susato arr. Agnas Dance Suite
Stanley Friedman Solus (solo trumpet)
Richard Strauss arr. Foster Dance of the Seven Veils from Salome
Kurt Weill arr. Foster Suite from The Threepenny Opera

Sunday 29 August at 16h00
Vayrac Church of Saint-Martin

Jan Bach Rounds and Dances
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber arr. Foster Selections from Battalia
Vincent Persichetti Parable (solo trumpet)
Elgar Howarth Four Swiss Tunes

Tuesday 31 August at 20h30
Noailhac Église Saint-Pierre-ès-Liens

Jan Bach Rounds and Dances
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber arr. Foster Selections from Battalia
Richard Strauss arr. Foster Dance of the Seven Veils from Salome
Kurt Weill arr. Foster Suite from The Threepenny Opera

A “thrilling young ensemble at the start of what is sure to be a major international career” (Great Birmingham Brass Fest), Connaught Brass are quickly making a name for themselves as a fresh talent in the chamber music world.
They are all recent graduates from the RAM or the Guildhall School of Music and have already been awarded many distinguished prizes.
Connaught Brass’s commitment, camaraderie and collective ability has won them many friends and fans through their recent broadcasts for the BBC and it is a joy to see them living up to the huge promise they showed on their first visits to Ferrandou.

Having been principal players in the European Union Youth Orchestra and National Youth Orchestras of Great Britain, Scotland, and Wales, members are now appearing on the professional circuit. This includes freelancing with the London Symphony, BBC Symphony, BBC Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, English National Opera and Ulster Orchestras, as well as recording with and supporting artists such as Bruno Mars, Stormzy, Jamie Cullum, Rag‘n’Bone Man, Hazel Iris and Gregory Porter.

Connaught Brass’ ambition is to explore and share the broadest range of musical repertoire with as wide an audience as possible, bringing brass chamber music to the forefront of today’s musical world.

They are appearing at Ferrandou before making their debuts in several Swiss Festivals and some of the worldś finest halls. Jumbo thinks the KKL hall in Lucerne is the best in the world and we will be there cheering them on.

Mark & Kris

Easter Weekend (13/04 - 20/04)
Kristian Chojecki cello and Mark Rogers piano


For the concerts at Ferrandou seating is limited, entry is free, but please reserve your place in advance by mail to music@ferrandou.org

Saturday 16 April at 20h30
Tauriac Ferrandou Atelier
in the Music Room on 1862 Viennese Blümel grand piano

Brahms Sonata E minor Op 38
Schumann Fantasiestücke/5 volkston pieces
Beethoven Bei Männern variations
Brahms Sonata in F op 120.

Sunday 17 April at 20h30
Tauriac Ferrandou Atelier
in the Atelier Ferrandou on 1890 Broadwood and 1914 Brinsmead

Debussy Sonata
Poulenc Sonata
N. Boulanger 3 pieces
Fauré Elegie
Debussy la plus que lente and other delicious french fillers.

Monday 18 April

private concert Kristian Chojecki and Mark Rogers
with Frederico Paixão (flute) and Sarah Lazerges (mezzo soprano)


Mark & Kris Kristian Chojecki is a Swedish cellist currently completing his studies at the Royal Academy of Music with Mats Lidström after studying with Andreas Brantelid at the Malmö Academy of Music. He has played with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the RAM chamber orchestra under Lorenza Borrani, and played the Brahms double concerto with VÄGUS Orchestra. He is pursuing his studies with a generous support from the Guido Vecchi Scholarship and the Borås Symphony Orchestra. This spring he will be returning to Malmö for a recital in the Konzerthaus.

Mark & Kris Mark Rogers is an American pianist specializing in vocal and chamber music. He was a 2020 Britten-Pears Young Artist, a 2021 Leeds Lieder Young Artist, and has three times won the Hester Dickson Lieder prize at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where he has recently finished his undergraduate studies with Graeme McNaught. He was awarded the Alex Menzies Memorial prize for accompaniment, and will be a staff pianist at the Oxenfoord summer school run by Malcolm Martineau. He also recently won first prize from the Royal Philharmonic Society for his article on Samuel Barber in their new Young Classical Writers competition. Mark is currently studying for a masters in piano accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music with James Baillieu and Michael Dussek.


Mark & Kris

Sylva

Ascension Weekend (25/05 - 01/06)
Sylva Winds

Friday 27 May at 20h30
Tauriac Ferrandou Atelier

Paul Patterson Comedy for Five Winds
Thea Musgrave Wind Quintet
Zoë Tweed Jabberwocky
Nielsen Wind Quintet

Saturday 28 May at 20h30
Noailhac Église Saint-Pierre-ès-Liens

Barber Summer Music
Dvorak String Quartet No. 12 in F Major “American” (arrangement)
Schifrin La Nouvelle Orléans
Valerie Coleman Afro-Cuban Concerto for Wind Instrument

Sunday 29 May at 16h00
Vayrac Église Saint-Martin

Ibert 3 Pièces brèves
Schuller Suite for Wind Quintet
Debussy Selections from Suite Bergamesque
Ravel Tombeau de Couperin arr. Hans Abrahamsen
Zoë Tweed Jabberwocky



Members:

  • Yi-Hsuan Chen Flute
  • Drake Gritton Oboe
  • Zoë Tweed Horn
  • Guylaine Eckersley Bassoon
  • Rowan Jones Clarinet

Formed by students and recent graduates of the Royal Academy of Music, Sylva Winds is a versatile and passionate chamber ensemble with a vision of revolutionising the perception of the wind quintet. They won the prestigious Blake Prize in March 2020 and the Digital Chamber Music Prize in March 2021. Sylva Winds created a virtual cross-media performance of an original composition by Zoë Tweed (horn) inspired by the poem ‘Jabberwocky’, with Drake Gritton (oboe) as narrator.

The ensemble have performed in various venues in and around London and enjoy performing the rich traditional wind quintet repertoire, whilst also finding great value in the performance of music in innovative and experimental ways. Recent performance highlights include premiering Bernado Simoes’ Blurred at the Brunel Museum in 2019 and Chelsea Becker's Intermission during the first COVID lockdown, via Zoom in June 2020.
In addition to this, Sylva Winds collaborated with the Brazilian Embassy in Spring 2021, to produce a recital series entitled Marés, where they recorded their performance of Martin Butler’s Down Hollow Winds, featuring experimentation and manipulation of lighting, filming and acoustic space. Future engagements for the ensemble include collaborating with award-winning composer Ellis Howarth, as well as residencies in France with Ferrandou Musique and on the Isle of Coll with the Tunnell Trust in 2022.

Fanny

Fanny Clamagirand violin
Vanya Cohen piano

Atelier Ferrandou
Sunday 26 June at 16h00


The celebrated classical duo, violinist Fanny Clamagirand and pianist Vanya Cohen will play a splendid programme of Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) and Cesar Franck (1822-1890).
The two musicians have made an in depth study of Saint-Saens and are recognised worldwide for their recordings of the complete works for violin and piano.

Reviews from “The Strad” magazine “ Clamagirand’s gloriously rounded, gently cushioned sound and special sensitivity to Saint-Saens’ rarified sound world proves persuasive in the various miniature items “

And “Fanfare” USA “I am awed by Fanny Clamagirand. She has technique to burn, her high notes are silver-toned, her intonation is true; she plays with high spirits, vivacity, and panache in the up-tempo, upbeat music and with serious, sensitive and affectionate demeanour in the slower, emotive music. Pianist Vanya Cohen is Clamagirand’s co-equal in every way “.

Edenis

Weekend of 14th July (13/07 - 20/07)
Edenis Quartet

Friday 15 July at 20h30
Branceilles Église Sainte-Claire

Bach Chorale
Haydn Quartet in F minor Op 20 No 5
Florence Price Quartet No 1 in G
Beethoven Quartet in B flat Op.18 No 6
Felix Blumenfeld Sarabande

Saturday 16 July at 20h30
Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne Abbaye Saint-Pierre

Bach Chorale
Haydn Quartet in D Op 33 No 6
Felix Blumenfeld Sarabande
Dvorak Quartet No 12 in F Op 96 ("American")

Monday 18 July at 20h30
Tauriac Ferrandou Atelier

Ligeti Sonata for Solo Cello
Mozart Quartet No 14 K 387
Bach Chorale
Felix Blumenfeld Scherzo from Quartet Op 26 in F
Felix Blumenfeld Sarabande from "Les Vendredis"
Danish String quartet
           Polska from Dorotea
           AE Romeser
           Intermezzo
           Shine You No More
           Now Found is the Fairest of Roses
Webern Langsamer Satz


Their playing described as "brilliant and well connected ", the Edenis Quartet , formed in 2020, comprises some of the most talented students now at the Royal Academy of Music. They have all won various international prizes and already have glowing careers which continue to flourish.

Edenis Mio Takahashi (violin), born in Japan , now living in London started the violin aged 4 and has since won the Grumiaux Competition in Brussels and the Premio Francesco Geminiani in Verona.


Edenis Kynan Walker ( violin) also comes from Japan via Birmingham and was chosen to be the leader (first violin solo) of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain at age 16. He has since given countless concerts and was recently invited by the Duchess of Cornwall (Camilla ! Queen Consort to be ) to perform at Clarence House ( her home with Prince Charles).

Edenis Inis Oirr Asano, viola and recorder player, played in the NYO as leader of the viola section and now plays with the European Union Youth Orchestra, so far in nine different countries and venues including the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Konzerthaus Berlin and the Royal Opera House of Muscat..


Edenis Gerard Flotats, a 21-year-old cellist from Catalonia, Spain is currently the youngest member of the Spanish National Orchestra . He works with Steven Isserlis and recently was engaged by the Verbier Festival in Switzerland.

All four musicians have scholarships from the RAM and play on priceless instruments on loan to them by the RAM., and seem destined for illustrious international careers.
Their extensive repertoire for the three concerts will be varied in each venue. Works by Bach preface each concert followed by quartets by Beethoven, Dvorak, Haydn, Ligeti, Mozart, Florence Price and Webern. In addition I have asked the Edenis Quartet to include pieces by the Ukrainian composer Felix Blumenfeld ( contemporary in style to Mendelssohn ) who was born in Kharkov and died in Moscow. Inevitably these performances are sure to be passionate and profoundly felt by performers and listeners alike.

Letters to Louise
Saturday 23 July at 20h30

Louise

"December 26, 1999. Storm Lothar hits an old Quercynois house in Chapou. Workmen are called to repair the damage and discover, hidden in the stonework around the chimney, two hundred letters addressed to Louise, a young peasant girl, written by Justin, her husband: called up to the front in the autumn of 1914, he was to return finally five years later to the village. Throughout this entire period, Justin continued to write to Louise, Louise to Justin. We are missing Louise's writings today, but we can guess the content from the answers offered by Justin, which is exceptional both for its duration and for the attachment and solidarity shown by the two protagonists. In addition to valuable information on local peasant life of the early twentieth century, we will give, with the help of two actors, a reading of these letters, enriched with songs and music. Our performance of one hour’s duration will be followed by a discussion lasting about half an hour.

Louise : Stavroula Karatheodorou
Justin, tambour et création sonore : Thomas Lucas
Chant, production et accueil : David Wilson-Johnson
Récitante et décors : Jennifer Lefavrais Baïa
Régie et lumières : Matthijs Engbers
Texte et réalisation : Monique Sicard

Avec les voix de Jules May, Robin Maumy et Anthony Luquand.
Remerciements particuliers à Isabelle Lucas et Rae Aguilera

Weekend Zola
Atelier Ferrandou 46130 Tauriac

zola

Saturday August 6, 2022 at 8:30 pm
Presentation "L'Atelier d´Art d´Emile Zola" Lecture/Conference: "Find Émile" based on Zola's images of his life, his families, his photos, his modernity, with text reading. Talks by Jean-Sebastien Macke and Monique Sicard.

Sunday August 7 at 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Guided tours accompanied by our two Zola specialists

Reservations recommended on music@ferrandou.org

Free admission


ÉMILE ZOLA PHOTOGRAPHER

That Émile Zola is a writer of extraordinary power, we know. That he is also a passionate, talented photographer, we now find out!

A few years ago, more than 2,000 photographic negatives on glass made by Émile Zola were rediscovered during an auction.

Ferrandou Musique offers an exhibition of some of these works. Guided tours by two researchers will be proposed, accompanied by the presentation of text, inviting us all to understand the extraordinary lucidity and courage of a man of the XIXth century, aware of many issues that are amply echoed in the world of today.

Exhibition conceived by the CNRS and the Media Library of Architecture and Heritage.
Spoken contributions from distinguished Zola specialists, Jean-Sébastien Macke and Monique Sicard.

Zola Zola Zola

Ben

Benedetto Boccuzzi piano
Des paysages imaginaires
Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne Abbaye Saint-Pierre
Saturday 13 August at 20h30


In his programme Des paysages imaginaires, Italian pianist Benedetto Boccuzzi invites the listener to follow him on a journey through the hallucinated imaginary landscapes of 20th- and 21st-century music, creating an itinerary in which the nocturnal connects with the magical, auroras occasionally emerge from the darkness, and orderly daytime mechanisms give way to twisted and unpredictable nocturnal ones. As with À Claude, his debut album released in 2021 by Digressione Music label, Boccuzzi starts with Claude Debussy and arrives at the present day, creating a programme in which the music of the French master is in constant dialogue with the music of later composers showing an intricate intergenerational aesthetic network, almost like a family reunion. The programme includes the world premiere of Mélisme, a new piece by young Italian composer Enea Chisci, alongside pieces by Charles Koechlin, George Crumb, Ivan Fedele, Marco di Bari, Diana Rotaru and Benedetto Boccuzzi.

Benedetto Boccuzzi (New York, 1990) is an eclectic musician: pianist, composer, improviser and teacher. His repertoire as a solo pianist and chamber musician ranges from Frescobaldi and Purcell to the most recent contemporary compositions via Schubert, Debussy and Shostakovich.
He performs regularly in Italy and Europe and collaborates with the flutist Alessandra Rombolà, Equilibrio Dinamico contemporary dance company (Bari), the choreographer Riccardo Buscarini and La Chambre Magique theatre company, for which he composed and performed the stage music for Oscar Wilde’s Salome directed by Michele Suozzo (2019, Teatro Palladium, Rome). He specialised in contemporary music performance working with the Zahir Ensemble in Seville and the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale “A. Belli” in Spoleto, he also worked as a piano accompanist at the Escola Superior de Música do Porto in Portugal.
In 2016 he completed his academic studies in piano with honours under the mentorship of Prof. Roberto Bollea at the “Nino Rota” Conservatory in Monopoli. He studied piano with Prof. Óscar Martín Castro at the “Manuel Castillo” Conservatory in Seville, and furthered his studies with Prof. Carlo Guaitoli. He studied harpsichord with Prof. Marco Bisceglie and composition with professors Marco della Sciucca and Federico Gardella. His music has been published by Digressione Music and ULA Music Library and has been performed in Italy, Germany, Spain and Romania.
In 2021 the label Digressione Music released his debut album Á Claude, which received excellent reviews from international music critics.

Programme
Claude Debussy Images Deuxiéme Série (1907), I. Cloches à travers les feuilles
Ivan Fedele Études boréales (1990), I. Deciso
Claude Debussy Images Deuxiéme Série (1907), II. Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut
Ivan Fedele Études boréales (1990), III. Un poco inquieto
Claude Debussy Images Deuxiéme Série (1907), III. Poissons d'or
Ivan Fedele Études boréales (1990), IV. Con ampio respiro
Charles Koechlin Paysages et Marines Op. 63 (1916), I. Sur la falaise
Marco Di Bari Sei studi sul naturalismo integrale (1988), III. Au milieu des ombres fantastiques
Benedetto Boccuzzi (quasi) Notturno (2016)
Marco Di Bari Sei studi sul naturalismo integrale (1988), V. Les rêves des étoiles
Enea Chisci Mélisme (2022) *World premiere
Diana Rotaru Debumessquisse (2007)
George Crumb Makrokosmos II - Twelve Fantasy-Pieces after the Zodiac (1973), III. Rain-Death Variations Pisces
Claude Debussy Préludes Deuxième Livre (1913), VIII. Ondine
George Crumb Makrokosmos II - Twelve Fantasy-Pieces after the Zodiac (1973), IV. Twin Suns
Claude Debussy Préludes Deuxième Livre (1913), VII. La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune
George Crumb Makrokosmos II - Twelve Fantasy-Pieces after the Zodiac (1973), XI. Litany of the Galactic Bells

Ben

Edenis

Autumn weekend in Amsterdam (08/10 - 09/10)
Connaught Brass

Saturday 8 October at 20h00
Amsterdam English Reformed Church, Begijnhof

MMH Benefit Concert
For more information www.erc.amsterdam!

Mogens Andresen Norwegian Dance mvt 1
Stravinsky (arr. Steven Verhelst) Pulcinella 2.0
Fauré (arr. Taillard) Pavane
Ewald Quintet No. 1
Lili Boulanger (arr. Foster) Clairières Dans le Ciel
Florence Price Adoration
Kurt Weill (arr. Foster) Suite from The Threepenny Opera

Sunday 9 October at 10h00
Amsterdam Concertgebouw - Spiegelzaal

Live radio broadcast on NPO Radio 4 Spiegelzaal presented by Hans van den Boom.

Sunday 9 October at 20h00
Amsterdam Posthoornkerk


Stravinsky (arr. Steven Verhelst) Pulcinella 2.0
Clara Schumann (arr. Blair) Romance no. 2
Ewald Quintet No. 1
Mogens Andresen Norwegian Dances
Florence Price Adoration
Kurt Weill (arr. Foster) Suite from The Threepenny Opera


Cobra

Jazzy herfstavond met Connaught Brass



Funky en jazzy, lichtvoetig en virtuoos: maak kennis met het jonge, veelbelovende ensemble Connaught Brass! De vijf opkomende talenten uit Londen maken op 9 oktober hun debuut in Amsterdam. Ferrandou Music organiseert dit concert in de Posthoornkerk.

“Their sounds were multi-dimensional; they had depth, height and volume that was so flexible, and layers and textures which blended freely.”

“The rhythms flowed and melodies passed; they were an ensemble who manipulated the notes while creating the ambiance.”


De koperblazers wonnen in 2019 de eerste prijs in de Philip Jones International Brass Ensemble Competition en stonden in 2020 in de startblokken voor een Europese tour, die wegens corona werd uitgesteld. Nu is het eindelijk zover en kan ook Nederland kennismaken met dit spannende jonge ensemble, dat welhaast zeker een grote internationale carrière zal maken.

Programma
Het programma is breed en veelzijdig: van werken van Mogens Andresen’s traditionele Norwegian Dances via Ewald, Florence Price, Clara Schumann, Stravinsky naar de jazzy Threepenny Opera van Kurt Weill.

Plaats en tijd
Zondag 9 oktober, 20.00 uur, Posthoornkerk Amsterdam (vlakbij het centraal station).

Tickets
Kaartjes zijn te koop bij de entree voor €20,-. Jongeren tot 26 jaar betalen €10,-. In de pauze is er een gratis consumptie.

Over Connaught Brass
De vijf koperblazers van Connaught Brass rondden hun opleiding op het hoogst mogelijke niveau af aan de Royal Academy of Music. Ze speelden onder meer in het European Union Youth Orchestra en de nationale jeugdorkesten van Groot-Brittannië, Schotland en Wales.
Het ensemble bestaat uit Aaron Akugbo en Harry Plant (trompet), Robyn Blair (hoorn), Christopher Brewster (trombone) en Aled Meredith-Barrett (tuba).

Over Ferrandou Music
Ferrandou Music organiseert als liefdadigheidsinstelling concerten voor jonge talentvolle musici en ensembles. De foundation biedt musici de kans zich te presenteren in meerdere landen, als springplank naar een internationale carrière.

Meer informatie
Op de dag van het concert, 9 oktober, is Connaught Brass te beluisteren op NPO radio 4 om 10.00 uur bij Spiegelzaal met Hans van den Boom.

Wilt u meer weten over Connaught Brass of over het concert in Amsterdam? Neem dan contact op via music@ferrandou.org

Easter Weekend (05/04 - 12/04)

Edenis

Clara Orif (Soprano)
Jack Redman (piano)



Edenis
Dmytro Fonariuk (Clarinet)



Songs by Poulenc, Quilter, Ravel, Redman, Schubert and Strauss with clarinet sonatas by Brahms, Poulenc and two wonderful Ukrainian composers Demchyshyn and Stankovych.

Friday 7 April at 20h30
Tauriac Ferrandou Atelier

Saturday 8 April at 16h00
chez Pettitt
6 Le Genesteix
87360 Azat le Ris


info: 05 55 60 70 33 / stephen@stephenpettitt.co.uk

Monday 10 April at 18h00
le Mas d'Arjac l'Atelier des Arts du Noble Val


Clara Orif From a Franco-Scottish family, Clara Orif started singing at a young age, joining the choir of la Maitrise de Radio France at 8 years old. During those years, she performed under the direction of Sofi Jeannin, Myung-Whun Chung, Kurt Masur, Daniele Gatti, Christoph Eschenbach, among others... While studying both as an organist and a singer, she also graduated in music theory at the Conservatoire of Paris and has a Bachelor in Musicology at La Sorbonne University in Paris.
Clara recently graduated with her Master's Degree at the Royal Academy of Music in 2022. She was the winner of the Richard Lewis / Jean Shanks Award, and the Isabel Jay prize and has now joined the Royal Academy Opera, She is also working with the English Touring Opera on their Handelfest productions of Tamerleno and Agrippina.
Recent concerts have included the Fauré Requiem and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra & Chorus She made her London solo recital debut in 2022 in the Blackheath Halls with pianist James Cheung, following a masterclass with Christian Gerhaher.

Dmytro Fonariuk Dmytro Fonariuk was born near Kyiv in 1994 and started playing the clarinet when he was 7 years old. He studied at the National Academy of Music of Ukraine (Kyiv) and received his bachelor’s and masterś degree and won a vast array of competitions and prizes.
He has played numerous projects in Moldova, Poland, Austria and from 2019 to 2022 was a member of the National Ensemble Kyivska Kamerata.
Now studying at the Royal Academy of Music for his final Masterś degree he plays first clarinet in the RAM Symphony Orchestra, most recently in a performance of Dvorak’s Seventh Symphony under maestro Semyon Bychkov.

Jack Redman Jack Redman is a pianist, singer and composer based in London. He recently completed a masters in piano accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music, studying with Michael Dussek and James Baillieu. Graduating with a DipRAM and Regency prize, he won the Marjorie Thomas Art of Song Prize.
His two years at the Academy produced many highlights with some extremely talented soloists. He earned a place on the Oxford Lieder Young Artist’s programme with soprano Clara Orif, performed as part of the Academy’s Song Circle, and performed at Wigmore Hall.
Jack has acted as repetiteur for a range of productions, most recently Madama Butterfly and Werther for Lyric Opera Ireland, and elsewhere with productions of Carmen, L’enfant et les sortilèges, and Adam Gorb’s 2018 opera The Path to Heaven.
He also sings professionally for choirs and opera chorus, including under Carlo Rizzi for Opera Rara’s performance of Mercadante’s Il Proscritto at the Barbican, and as a member of the Voices of St Martin-in-the-Fields.

Asaka

Ascension Weekend (17/05 - 24/05)
Asaka String Quartet

Friday 19 May at 20h30
Tauriac Ferrandou Atelier

Frank Bridge Quartet No 1 in E minor ( "Bologna")
Arnold Bax Quartet No 1 in G major
Danish folk songs

Saturday 20 May at 20h30
Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne Abbaye Saint-Pierre

Beethoven Quartet in F , Op.18 No 1
Mendelssohn Quartet in E flat major Op.12
Brahms Quartet in C minor , Op.51

Tuesday 23 May at 20h30
Noailhac Église Saint-Pierre-ès-Liens

Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel Quartet in E flat major
Florence Price Five Folk Songs
Emilie Mayer Quartet No 1 in G minor
Caroline Shaw "Entr'acte"


The Asaka Quartet is a prizewinning string quartet formed in 2021 at the Royal Academy of Music in London where they are currently Chamber Music Fellows for 2022/23. Hailing from China, Hong Kong and Scotland, the Asaka’s each bring with them their own identities. They pride themselves on communicating their enjoyment of making music together and sharing this with their audiences, with a keen interest in music by underrepresented composers.
Upcoming highlights include an International Women’s Day recital featuring all female composers, a residency with Ferrandou Musique in May 2023 and the opening concert of the Dinard Festival in August 2023.
In November 2023, they will embark on a tour of Hong Kong as part of the Sir Elton John Global Exchange Programme.

Asaka Iona McDonald violinist recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Music. She has been a member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester since 2019. While studying, she regularly led the Academy Symphony Orchestra and Opera Orchestra. Iona has been a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland ensembles since the age of 8. In July 2022 she was invited back as a soloist to perform Bruch Violin Concerto no.1 with the NYOS Junior orchestra. Iona is passionate about music education and has been working with the Benedetti Foundation since January 2020 where she currently works as a Senior Lead Ambassador.


Asaka Eriol Guo Yu studied her Masters degree on a scholarship at Royal Academy of Music . She has performed in renowned venues across Asia and Europe, including Royal Festival Hall, Tokyo Opera City, Berlin Konzerthaus and Wigmore Hall. In 2022 Eriol was invited to Encuentro de Santander and Dartington Summer Festival.
She works with many orchestras such as London Sinfonietta, Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Opera House Symphony Orchestra, etc. As a former member of Asian Youth Orchestra and NYO-China, she has enjoyed working with many renowned conductors such as Semyon Bychkov, Ludovic Morlot, James Judd et al.
Also a passionate baroque violinist she has been offered a place on the OAE scheme for 2023. Eriol had received help and guidance from Yo-yo Ma, Midori, James Ehnes and more.

Asaka Susie Xin He, grew up in China and began playing the viola at age of 12 in Guangzhou Xinghai Conservatory of Music with Donglei Hou. She completed her bachelor’s degree at the Royal Northern College of Music.
Xin won the RNCM Concerto Competition of 2021 and performed Bartok Viola Concerto with RNCM Chamber Orchestra in October 2021. In March 2022, she performed Enescu Viola Concertstück in Bridgewater Hall of Manchester.
Since September 2022, Xin started her postgraduate study at the Royal Academy of Music and joined the celebrated Asaka Quartet.


Asaka Jonathan Ho Man Fong is currently a Chamber Music Fellow at Royal Academy of Music, where he finished his Masterś diploma in cello performance with Distinction. He previously completed his undergraduate study in Hong Kong Baptist University.
He won the Eastern Music Festival Concerto Competition in 2019, many other prizes and toured extensively with the Asian Youth Orchestra. He now works with Sir Mark Elder and Semyon Bychkov and the RAM Symphony Orchestra. In the past two years, he has been invited to premiere two new solo cello pieces to celebrate the Bicentenary of the RAM. and now pursues an active career in chamber music with the Asaka Quartet.



Hygge

June Weekend (14/06 - 21/06)
Hygge Trio (clarinet, cello, piano)

Friday 16 June at 20h30
Tauriac Ferrandou Atelier

Igor Stravinsky 3 Pieces for solo clarinet
Gabriel Fauré Elegie
Alexander von Zemlinsky Clarinet Trio in D minor
Mikhail Glinka Trio Pathétique
Johannes Brahms Clarinet Trio in A minor

Sunday 18 June at 16h00
Saint-Michel-de-Bannières Église

Beethoven 3 Duets for Clarinet and Cello
Igor Stravinsky 3 Pieces for clarinet solo
Johann Sebastian Bach Cello suite No,3
Michael J Vince Rhapsody for clarinet and cello
Bela Kovacs Hommage à Carl Maria von Weber
Henri Dutilleux 3 Strophes sur le nom de Sacher for cello
Svante Henryson Off Pist suite for clarinet and cello

Tuesday 20 June at 17h00
le Mas d'Arjac
l'Atelier des Arts du Noble Val

Maurice Ravel Gaspard de la Nuit for solo piano
Gabriel Fauré Clarinet Trio in D minor
Henri Dutilleux 3 Strophes sur le nom de Sacher for solo cello
Carl Frühling Clarinet Trio in A minor


The HYGGE TRIO is an up-and-coming trio, consisting of Japanese clarinetist Tomomi Kubota, Hong Kong-born cellist Hei Chit Wong and British-born Chinese pianist Helen Meng, who recently made their official Angela Burgess Recital Hall debut as part of the Royal Academy of Music Lunchtime Concert Series. As the name suggests, Hygge strives to bring happiness and satisfaction to the audience through its warm and fiery playing.

Hygge TOMOMI KUBOTA, clarinetist, studied at the Tokyo University of the Arts and performed in various concerts, including the Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival 2019. Passionate about chamber music or as a soloist, he takes part in numerous festivals and concerts including La Folle Tokyo Day and his first Solo recital in March 2020 in Saitama, Japan. Since he began his studies at RAM he has performed under the baton of Sir Mark Elder, Ludovic Morlot and Semyon Bychkov. He is the winner of the Nicholas Blake Award in 2022 and the Buffet Crampon Clarinet Prize in 2022.


Hygge HEI CHIT WONG, cellist, born in Hong Kong, is currently pursuing a master's degree in music at RAM, under the tutelage of Felix Schmidt. In his final year, in addition to a recital, Wong will carry out a research project on a series of cello works by Southeast Asian composers. Wong has a great interest in the interpretation of contemporary works. He played in a concert composed only of experimental music in May 2022 and he was selected to create a commission from Linda Buckley for the celebration of the bicentenary of the RAM.



Hygge HELEN MENG is a versatile, highly cultured musician, praised for her "complete technical mastery and her strong ability to bring great elegance and sensitivity to her performances".
Helen has performed across Asia, Europe and the United States, at venues such as Wigmore Hall and Milton Court in London, Forbidden City Concert Hall and Shanghai Concert Hall in China, Fazioli Hall in Italy as well as halls in France, Thailand, Germany and the United States. In 2015, Helen gave a solo recital for the Danish Royal Family in their castle in the Lot at the request of the Queen and the Prince of Denmark.
Helen recently graduated with distinction from the Royal Academy of Music and is currently pursuing her postgraduate studies under the tutelage of Professor William Fong. She has also worked with renowned musicians like Michel Béroff, Stephen Kovacevich and Vladimir Ashkenazy.

Sylva

July (19/07 - 26/07)
Sylva Winds

Friday 21 July at 20h30
Tauriac Église Saint-Martial

Ligeti Six Bagatelles
Britten Six Metamorphoses after Ovid for solo oboe:
           i. Pan. iv. Bacchus vi. Arethusa
Arnold Three Shanties
Ibert Three Pièces Breves
Schuller Duo for horns (arr. Tweed for horn and bassoon)
Stravinsky Three Pieces for Solo Clarinet
Hindemith Kleine Kammermusik for Wind Quintet

Saturday 22 July at 20h30
Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne Abbaye Saint-Pierre

Valerie Coleman Tzigane
Villa-Lobos Choros No. 2 for flute and clarinet
Villa-Lobos Duo for Oboe and Bassoon, W535
Samuel Barber Summer Music
Shifrin Woodwind Quintet, “La Nouvelle Orleans”
Dvorak String Quartet No. 12 (arr. For Woodwind Quintet, Walter)
Valerie Coleman Umoja

Monday 24 July at 20h30
82160 Parisot L'Église de Parisot

Taffanel Wind Quintet
Debussy Suite Bergamasque (arr. Tweed)
Pierné Pastorale
William Byrd Pavane and Galliard
Françaix Wind Quintet No.1



Members:

  • Yi-Hsuan Chen - Flute
  • Drake Gritton - Oboe
  • Zoë Tweed - Horn
  • Francis Bushell - Bassoon
  • Rennie Sutherland - Clarinet

Formed by students and recent graduates of the Royal Academy of Music, Sylva Winds is a versatile and passionate chamber ensemble with a vision of revolutionising the perception of the wind quintet. They won the prestigious Blake Prize in March 2020 and the Digital Chamber Music Prize in March 2021.
The ensemble have performed in various venues in and around London and enjoy performing the rich traditional wind quintet repertoire, whilst also finding great value in the performance of music in innovative and experimental ways. Recent performance highlights include premiering Bernado Simoes’ Blurred at the Brunel Museum in 2019 and Chelsea Becker's Intermission during the first COVID lockdown, via Zoom in June 2020.
In addition to this, Sylva Winds collaborated with the Brazilian Embassy in Spring 2021, to produce a recital series entitled Marés, where they recorded their performance of Martin Butler’s Down Hollow Winds, featuring experimentation and manipulation of lighting, filming and acoustic space. Future engagements for the ensemble include collaborating with award-winning composer Ellis Howarth, as well as residencies in France with Ferrandou Musique and on the Isle of Coll with the Tunnell Trust in 2022.

LesElancees

Benedetto Boccuzzi

Im Wald - solo piano recital
Benedetto Boccuzzi, piano
Music by R. Schumann, J. Widmann, B. Boccuzzi, F. Schubert, W. Rihm and H. Lachenmann

Im Wald (Into the woods) is the title of Benedetto Boccuzzi’s second solo piano album for the Italian label Digressione Music. In this project Boccuzzi intertwines the music of the Romantics Robert Schumann and Franz Schubert with that of the contemporaries Jörg Widmann, Wolfgang Rihm and Helmut Lachenmann, showing, through a play of reflections and an intergenerational aesthetic dialogue, a multifaceted and "augmented" reality. In the programme, divided into two parts as if they were two Lieder cycles without a singer, the listener/wanderer, is invited to explore an imaginary enchanted forest where reality is repeatedly torn apart by uncanny fantastic hallucinations. In the first half of the programme Robert Schumann's Forest Scenes (1849) are punctuated by JöImrg Widmann’s Eleven Humoresques (2007). The second half is based on a selection of Lieder from Franz Schubert's Fair Maid of the Mill (1824) (in August Horn's essential piano transcription), which are commented on first by Wolfgang Rihm's dreamlike Ländler (1979) and then by Helmut Lachenmann's Five Variations on a theme of Franz Schubert (1956). The transition between these two cycles is provided by Boccuzzi's interlude for solo electronics Im Wald (2022). In this piece the piano is first "timbrically extended" and then "filtered through electronics", revealing a new acoustic space. The programme is multidimensional: the interaction between the real and the fantastic, already present in the poetics of Romantic composers, is "augmented" by the hallucinatory visions of contemporary composers and finally extended further through the electronic acoustic space.

Benedetto Boccuzzi (New York, 1990) is an eclectic musician: pianist, composer, improviser and teacher. His repertoire as a solo and chamber pianist ranges from Frescobaldi and Bach to the latest contemporary compositions via Schubert, Debussy and Shostakovich. He performs regularly in Italy and Europe and collaborates with flutist Alessandra Rombolà, contemporary dance company Equilibrio Dinamico (Bari), and dancer/choreographer Riccardo Buscarini. He specialized in contemporary music performance working with Zahir Ensemble (Seville), Orchestra Sinfonica del Molise and the ensemble of the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale "A. Belli" (Spoleto); he worked as an accompanist at the Escola Superior de Música do Porto in Portugal and is currently teaching piano at the Conservatorio "V. Bellini" in Caltanissetta. In 2016, he completed with highest honours his academic studies in piano under the mentorship of Prof. Roberto Bollea at the Conservatorio "N. Rota" in Monopoli. He studied with Prof. Óscar Martín Castro at the Conservatorio "M. Castillo" in Seville, and perfected his studies with M° Carlo Guaitoli at the Piana del Cavaliere Festival. He studied composition with Prof. Marco della Sciucca and Prof. Federico Gardella and harpsichord with Prof. Marco Bisceglie. His music, published by Digressione Music and UCLA Music Library, has been performed in Italy, France, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Spain and Romania. In 2019 he composed and performed the solo piano stage music for Oscar Wilde's Salome directed by Michele Suozzo (Teatro Palladium, Rome). In 2022 he composed the music for Maxence Dinant's short film TEONA. In 2021 the Digressione Music label released his debut album Á Claude (music by C. Debussy O. Messiaen, G. Crumb, T. Takemitsu, D. Rotaru, and B. Boccuzzi), and in 2022 his second album Im Wald (music by R. Schumann, J. Widmann, B. Boccuzzi, F. Schubert, W. Rihm and H. Lachenmann) receiving for both works excellent reviews from international music critics. Also, in 2022 the Stradivarius label published a monograph dedicated to Kurtág containing the Bagatelle op. 14d for flute, piano and double bass, recorded in Oslo with flutist Alessandra Rombolà and double bassist Håkon Thelin. In 2023 Digressione Music released as a digital single his Otto Lamenti for solo violin recorded by Paride Losacco, and also for the same label he participated in the recording of pieces for ensemble by D. Scia and L. Malossi for the album Note di Donne edited by P. Vania.

Solis

Weekend of 15th August (09/08 - 16/08)
Solis Trio (trumpet, horn, trombone)

Friday 11 August at 20h30
Tauriac Ferrandou Atelier

Giovani Pergolesi (1732) Sonata no 4
Oskar Bohme (1910) Prelude and Fugue
Francis Poulenc (1922) Sonata
Anthony Plog (1996) Trio for Brass

Saturday 12 August at 20h30
Noailhac Église Saint-Pierre-ès-Liens

Beethoven, arr. Robert King (1963) Trio op. 87
Mozart, arr. Nick Budd (2018) Gigue in G
Jan Koetsier (1922) Figaro-Metamorphosen (based on themes from W. A. Mozart’s A Marriage of Figaro)
Steven Verhelst (2011) A Song For Japan
Anton Reicha (approc.1815) Horn Trio Op82 - No.1, No.5, No.14

Sunday 13 August at 20h30
Albi (81) Open air concert in the cloisters of the Madeleine

Ewazen (2004) arr. Eliza Talman (2022) Philharmonic Fanfare
Ian McDougall (1981) Trio for Brass
Rossi (16th century) Divertimento
Steven Verhelst (2011) Sinfonia Prima
Owen Spafford (2022) Sandwishes
Steven Verhelst (2011) A Song For Japan
Scott Joplin (1902) Suite arr. Bill Holcombe (1996)

Hannah, Meggie and Eliza formed the Solis Trio in 2018 as students at Wells Cathedral School. Their shared passion and enthusiasm for music inspired them to establish the ensemble when they were just 16 to pursue a high standard of chamber music. In 2020 Eliza and Hannah joined Meggie at the Royal Academy of Music and are now a London based group, enjoying the opportunities that the city brings.
In June of 2021 the trio won the prestigious ‘Brass Ensemble Musicians Company Prize’. Since then they have performed in many concerts, such as the Lord Mayor of London’s Big Curry lunch, a lunchtime concert in Regents Hall, and in brass showcases at the Royal Academy of Music. They also work doing outreach, where they have performed at the royal hospital of neuro-disability and the Signature care home in Barnet, as well as leading a masterclass with the Harrow on-the-Hill students.
The brass trio formation is not particularly common, so they have arranged their own works and have been able to record a lot of their repertoire; some of which has been broadcasted on radio! This lack of recognition for the brass trio has spurred them on to bring an awareness to the ensemble, and they are always in the process of creating exciting new commissions, including a piece written by their fellow RAM student Owen Spafford!

Solis Meggie Murphy comes from Cardiff and began playing the trombone when she was 9. She was principal trombone of the National Youth Brass Band of Wales, the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales, the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Meggie then went on to win a scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music and was a finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year 2020.
Solis Eliza Talman started playing the trumpet at the age of 8 in a youth brass band in Somerset, later in the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. She was a student at the celebrated Wells Cathedral School and went on to win a scholarship at the RAM. She is now adding to her list of trumpet concertos, Malcolm Arnold, Haydn et al.
Solis Hannah Williams grew up in rural Devon starting the piano when she was 4 and the French horn when she was 10. At 14 years old Hannah won a scholarship to Wells Cathedral School, where she studied horn. She has a keen interest in orchestral and ensemble playing and was part of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Hannah receives a full scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music, and learns with Michael Thompson and Richard Watkins. In 2021, she won the John Solomon brass prize.

CoBra

End of season (06/09 - 13/09)
Connaught Brass (2 trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba)

Saturday 9 september at 20h30
Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne Abbatiale Saint-Pierre

Sunday 10 september at 16h00
Vayrac Église Saint-Martin

Monday 11 september at 20h30
Albi Église de la Madeleine

A “thrilling young ensemble at the start of what is sure to be a major international career” (Great Birmingham Brass Fest), Connaught Brass are quickly making a name for themselves as a fresh talent in the chamber music world.
They are all recent graduates from the RAM or the Guildhall School of Music and have already been awarded many distinguished prizes.
Connaught Brass’s commitment, camaraderie and collective ability has won them many friends and fans through their recent broadcasts for the BBC and it is a joy to see them living up to the huge promise they showed on their first visits to Ferrandou.

Having been principal players in the European Union Youth Orchestra and National Youth Orchestras of Great Britain, Scotland, and Wales, members are now appearing on the professional circuit. This includes freelancing with the London Symphony, BBC Symphony, BBC Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, English National Opera and Ulster Orchestras, as well as recording with and supporting artists such as Bruno Mars, Stormzy, Jamie Cullum, Rag‘n’Bone Man, Hazel Iris and Gregory Porter.

Connaught Brass’ ambition is to explore and share the broadest range of musical repertoire with as wide an audience as possible, bringing brass chamber music to the forefront of today’s musical world.

They are appearing at Ferrandou for the fifth year, recently made their debuts in several Swiss festivals, in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and during the last twelve months have undertaken several international tours... and a coronation.

Ascension Weekend (08/05 - 15/04)

Hiraeth

Hiraeth Trio

Ivan Rogachev clarinet
Wanshu Qiu viola
Katya Grabova piano


Friday 10 May at 20h30
Tauriac Ferrandou Atelier

Robert Schumann Märchenerzählungen Op.132
Gyorgy Kurtag Hommage à Robert Schumann Op.15
Max Bruch Selections of 8 pieces Op. 83

Sunday 12 May at 16h00
chez Pettitt
6 Le Genesteix
87360 Azat le Ris


info: 05 55 60 70 33 / stephen@stephenpettitt.co.uk

W.A. Mozart Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano in Eflat K 498 "Kegelstatt"
Jean Francaix Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano
Keting Sun The Three Begets All for Clarinet, Viola and Piano

Tuesday 14 May at 17h00
Salle de Musique
1039 Grand'Rue
81150 Fayssac
l'Atelier des Arts du Noble Val

Works by Mozart, Jean Francaix, Robert Schumann, Carl Reinicke and Max Bruch.


Wanshu Qiu From Chengdu, China, Wanshu Qiu began to play the viola at age of 15. In 201, she started her undergraduate study at Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, with Susie Meszaros & Veit Hertenstein. Currently she is studying at Royal Academy of Music with Jon Thorne. Wanshu performs frequently with different chamber ensembles and appears regularly on the Wigmore Hall stage this season with the Kyan Quartet. She participates in theater, jazz, and multimedia projects. Highlights include her performances in Manchester International Festival and Melbourne Arts Festival, London Jazz Festival, and recent performance with VOCES8.
She has been invited to festivals such as Encuentro de Música Santander, IMS Prussia Cove, Lucerne Festival, and Bowdoin Festival. She has performed as a soloist with the Manson Ensemble and London Contemporary Soloists, and has appeared with the Nash Ensemble, Aurora Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Manchester Collective, and BBC Philharmonic.
Wanshu volunteers her time with various community outreach programs that promote music education and enrichment. She also enjoys making chocolate cheesecakes and skateboarding.

Ivan Rogachev Ivan Rogachev is a versatile clarinetist balancing his career between solo, orchestra and chamber music.
In December 2023, Ivan won a trial at the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and played with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Earlier in the year, he was awarded LSO conservatoire scholarship/fellowship for postgraduate studies. In 2022, Ivan made his debut at Wigmore Hall as a chamber musician performing an arrangement of Mahler 4th symphony. As an orchestral musician, he won a position at Britten-Shostakovich Festival Orchestra in 2019 and a solo clarinet position at London Sinfonietta Academy in 2020. In 2021, Ivan won the principal position of Russian national youth orchestra. He has performed with professional orchestras such as: Southbank Sinfonia, London Sinfonietta, Saint-Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, Tolyatti Philharmonic Orchestra and others.
In 2019 he was accepted by Royal Academy of Music with a full scholarship to study in London with Christopher Richards, Benjamin Mellefont and Mark Van de Wiel and graduated with a First-Class Honours as well as Regency award for excellence in studying. He won first prize at the “Buffet-Crampon” competition at the Royal Academy of Music and was awarded a piccolo clarinet and later a bass clarinet from the Cherubim Trust Foundation. He has enjoyed many awards for further study and masterclasses in Germany and Belgium. In 2022, he won the Drake Calleja Trust scholarship and since 2023 Ivan is also generously supported by Talent Unlimited.
As a chamber musician, he has won a “Dolzhikov international Music Competition” with his trio in Moscow in 2018 and with “Hiraeth Trio” in the UK he has already performed a wide range of repertoire with various groups. Since the age of 16 Ivan was selected as an artist of Saint-Petersburg House of Music and has been performing chamber music and solo concerts in most prestigious halls in Russia and abroad. Ivan is grateful for support during his studies to: Countess of Munster trust, The Hill Foundation, Hattori Foundation, Drake Calleja Trust, Gartow Foundation and the Royal Academy of Music.

Jack Redman Katya Grabova is a young pianist based in London, where she is currently studying with Professor Mei-Ting Sun at the Royal Academy of Music. She has been awarded the Michael Gilsenan scholarship. Born in Moscow she began her musical education at the age of 6. Katya graduated from Gnessin School of Music where she studied with Professor Tatiana Zelikman and concert pianist Boris Berezovsky.
As an active pianist and chamber musician, she frequently participates in many music festivals like Rheingau Music Festival in Germany, Gijon International Piano Festival in Spain, Tel-Hai Piano Masterclasses in Israel, «Bezszady bez granic» in Poland, Bowdoin Music Festival in the USA. She returns regularly to perform in the UK at festivals in Leeds and the Summer Piano Festival in the Royal Academy of Music.
Katya has won many competitions in Poland, Germany and Russia where in 2019 she was awarded with a First Prize Grant by the Mayor of Moscow.
Recent performance appearances include Purcell Room on the South Bank , St. James Piccadilly church and Westminster Music library in London; Shanghai Concert Hall and Wuxi theatre in China; the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory and Tchaikovsky concert hall in Russia; Lielais Dzintars concert hall in Latvia; Mozarthaus Vienna in Austria and different performance venues across United Kingdom, USA, Israel, Spain, Germany, and Poland.
As a collaborative pianist Katya has repeatedly performed at the concerts organised by Cherubim Music Trust and the Hill Foundation in London. In summer 2022, she was chosen to play alongside the Principal players of the London Sinfonietta.
This academic year, Katya has received the Robert Turnbull Piano Foundation and the Hill Foundation award. This autumn, her performances of Beethoven at the Academy have been highly praised.

June (30/05 - 06/06)

MZ Duo

MZ Duo

David Zucchi Saxophone
Iñigo Mikeleiz-Berrade Accordion

Friday 31 May at 20h30
Tauriac Ferrandou Atelier

Saturday 1 June at 20h30
Queyssac Le Manoir du Battut

Wednesday 5 Jun at 20h30
Branceilles Église Sainte-Claire

Thursday 6 June at 20h30
Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val Temple Protestant

Friday 7 June at 20h30
Albi Open air concert in the Cloisters of the Madeleine



MZ-Duo The Mikeleiz-Zucchi Duo is a London–based ensemble formed by Canadian saxophonist David Zucchi and Spanish accordionist Iñigo Mikeleiz-Berrade. Winners of the Royal Over-Seas League Annual Music Competition’s Mixed Ensemble Prize and City Music Foundation Artists, the Mikeleiz-Zucchi Duo’s repertoire spans everything from reimagined traditional works to modern repertoire and improvisation, all vividly rendered by the unique combination of saxophone and accordion.
After their debut concert at the Vale de Cambra Classical Music Festival (Portugal) in 2019, the duo has performed across the UK and Europe, including appearances at Wigmore Hall, Edinburgh Fringe, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Newbury Spring Festival, Buxton International Festival, the Rosengart Museum (Lucerne), St. George’s Bristol, and the Daylight Music series (Union Chapel, London). They have appeared on BBC Radio 3's In Tune with Sean Rafferty, and were 2023 residents at Music at Brel (Roquecor, France). The duo is dedicated to the generation of new repertoire for their instrumentation, and commissions for the duo have been supported by the Marchus Trust, the Nicholas Boas Charitable Trust, and the Vaughan Williams Foundation.
Individually, Iñigo and David have distinguished themselves as award-winning interpreters of classical, improvised, contemporary and experimental music.

June (12/06 - 19/06)

Slate

Slate Quartet

Tiago Soares Silva Violin
Jenny Clare Violin
Carys Barnes Viola
Oona Lowther Cello

Friday 14 June at 20h30
Tauriac Ferrandou Atelier

Works by Haydn, Shostakovich, Imogen Holst and Debussy.

Saturday 15 June at 20h30
Floirac Église Saint Georges

Works by Beethoven, Brett Dean and Mendelssohn.

Tuesday 18 Jun at 20h30
Noailhac Église Saint-Pierre-ès-Liens

Works by Haydn, Rösch, Caroline Shaw, Barber and Dvorak.



Tiago Soares Silva
A current Southbank Centre Future Artist, and a former Britten Pears Young Artist, Tiago has performed in several countries throughout Europe. Recent appearances include the Stamford International Festival, the Aldeburgh Festival, the Lerici Music Festival, and Wigmore Hall, interpreting Mendelssohn’s Octet alongside James Ehnes. Tiago was also a recipient of the Help Musicians Postgraduate Award and the Stephen Bell Charitable Trust Award, alongside numerous competition prizes and awards. Future appearances include the Barbican, the Linbury Theatre at the Royal Opera House, the Purcell Room at the Southbank Centre and the Queens Hall, Edinburgh.
Tiago Soares Silva is a current postgraduate student and scholarship holder at the Royal Academy of Music, and a First Class Honours graduate of the Royal College of Music. He currently performs on a fine Gioffredo Cappa violin, kindly on loan by the Royal Academy of Music.

Jenny Clare
Jenny is currently in her fourth year at the Royal Academy of music completing her undergraduate degree at the Royal Academy of Music studying with Nick Miller. Born in Suffolk, she began playing the violin aged 5 with her mother and gradually fostered a love of chamber music through her experiences on Pro Corda chamber music courses. She joined the Guildhall School of Music and Drama Junior department aged 14 where she learnt with Sebastian Muller, before accepting a place at the Royal Academy of Music in 2020.
She has since played professionally with the English National Ballet Orchestra and the Nu Civilisation Orchestra and recently performed in a masterclass with Jennifer Pike as part of the ESTA teaching conference in Cardiff. Other solo recitals have included concerts at Norwich Cathedral and Southwold Arts Festival.
She is playing on an early 18th Century Italian ‘Sorsano’ violin generously loaned to her by the Royal Academy of Music.

Carys Barnes
  Carys is a violist described by Philip Dukes as ‘a young musician of exceptional promise and flair’. She is currently Leo Birnbaum Scholar at Guildhall School of Music and Drama studying an Artists Masters in Advanced Instrumental Studies with Matthew Jones. Previously, she graduated with a first-class degree and ARAM from the Royal Academy of Music where she studied with Martin Outram and won the Theodore Holland Viola Prize in her first year.
Carys has trialled and worked with leading orchestras in the UK and abroad, and is currently on trial for Principal viola with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and was offered the position of Principal viola with the Slovak State Sinfonietta. She is currently an MMSF fellow with the Philharmonia Orchestra and  has also taken part in orchestral schemes with London Sinfonietta and Royal Ballet Sinfonia.
She has performed recitals around the UK including at Southwell and Haselmere Festivals as well as concertos with London Youth String Orchestra and Winchmore String Orchestra. Carys has also taken part in masterclasses with some of the world’s leading violists including Laurence Power at the Erben Music Festival, Thomas Riebl at IMS Prussia Cove and Kim Kashkashian.

Oona Lowther
Oona is a versatile young artist, whose musical life is born not only by the performance and preservation of classical repertoire, but by the collaboration and creation of contemporary music. Expanding the known techniques and sounds of the cello into the modern day, she bridges the gap between classical and electronic sound with electro-acoustic work as a core feature of her collaborations and performances. Most recently, she has been part of the Young Artists’ Scheme with the Southbank, working with the Manchester Collective, and is looking forward to being part of the Riot Ensemble’s Mentorship programme this coming year.
Slate

RoHo

The Choir of Royal Holloway

The Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London is one of the finest vocal ensembles in Europe, broadcasting regularly on the BBC, recording music written specially for them and making appearances in concert halls throughout Europe. Their programme for this concert in the magnificent Sanctuaire des Grottes de Saint Antoine at Brive-la-Gaillarde. includes choral masterpieces from the 16th to the 21st centuries. This will be a magical evening for those who enjoy the very best of the English choral tradition.

Wednesday 3 July at 20h30
Brive-la-Gaillarde Sanctuaire des Grottes de Saint Antoine

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Thursday 4 July at 20h30
Carennac Église Saint Pierre

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Week of 14th July (13/07 - 20/07)

Intesa

Intesa Duo

Lucine Musaelian Viol and voice
Nathan Giorgetti Viol

Sunday 14 July at 20h30
"Maison Geddes"
407 Route de la Carriere
Queyssac Bas

Tuesday 16 July at 20h30
Carennac Église Saint Pierre

Thursday 18 July at 20h30
Tauriac Ferrandou Atelier



Wanshu Qiu Intesa was formed at the Royal Academy of Music by Lucine Musaelian and Nathan Giorgetti. Brought together by our shared passion for the sound of the viol, its combination with the voice, the overlap between folk and baroque music, and the performance of new music on viols, our programmes are centered around the art of self-accompaniment across different genres. Our goal as an ensemble is to tell stories in our performances by cultivating what we know about Historical Performance practice in a contemporary context.
Recent performance highlights include our debut concert at Handel Hendrix House, a recital at Fidelio Cafe, and a recording day at the Voces8 Foundation sponsored by the Royal Academy of Music.
Future engagements include another two concerts at the Fidelio Cafe, two more performances at Handel Hendrix House, and participation in the Vilalte Festival in France. Recently, we were awarded the Royal Academy Chamber Fellowship for 2023-2024.

Weekend of 15th August (14/08 - 21/08)

5b5

Five by 5 Trumpets

Sasha Canter
Sigrid Bengtsson
Malte Sunding
Ellinor Bengtson
Volodymyr Bykhun

Friday 16 August at 20h30
Castelnau Collégiale du Château de Castelnau

Sunday 18 August at 16h00
Vayrac Église Saint-Martin

Tuesday 20 August at 20h30
Albi (81) Open air concert in the cloisters of the Madeleine



5B5 Five by 5 was formed at the RAM in September 2022.
The members of the ensemble come from Sweden, Ukraine and the UK. After three months of the ensemble being formed they were winning prizes for the Musicians Company in London and have given recitals across London and increasingly further afield. They seem to have found a fascinating and exhilarating group and are busy now looking to expand the repertoire available for 5 trumpets, by writing new arrangements themselves and creating new commissions.
We are very fortunate to have them here at Ferrandou as they start their careers and will watch their progress keenly. I fear they are destined for ‘stardom’ but we won’t tell them yet...

Expositions

Mireille Camus

Atelier Ferrandou hosts a semi-permanent exhibition of works by Mireille Camus. For visits to the exhibition please send an email to music@ferrandou.org



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Choir of St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge

St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, boasts a distinguished and varied musical tradition, in which the College Choir plays a major role.

With musical activities ranging from intimate chamber/consort singing to large-scale choral consorts, from Anglican Evensong to Choral Compline, members of St Catharine’s College Choir have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of musical activities; and in its role as an ambassador for St Catharine's outside the College walls, the Choir’s concerts and recordings, educational and community work, has earned it a reputation for innovation and excellence.

The focus of the Choir’s activities is the Chapel, with one of the est acoustics in Cambridge, and the regular weekly services of Evensong, Eucharist and Compline. At Sunday Evensong we sing the Anglican liturgy in its traditional form, while at Thursday night Compline we use Medieval Gregorian chant, choral and instrumental chamber music to create a more intimate atmosphere. The Choir gives regular concerts, often of major choral works such as the Monteverdi Vespers and Mozart's Requiem, in collaboration with professional instrumentalists. The choir is also embarked on a series of recordings for the Resonus label, the latest of which - Gaudent in Coelis - was released in March 2017.

The Choir is made up of approximately 24 singers, drawn mainly from undergraduate and graduate students at St Catharine’s College, but also open to students from other colleges. Prospective singers may wish to apply for a Choral Scholarship in advance of their arrival at Cambridge; singers can also audition when they arrive in Cambridge as freshers. The Choir is a lively and sociable group, a characteristic of the College as a whole. This is enhanced by the opportunities provided for choir members to share meals together, tour and record together and play a part in some of the most significant events in the College’s calendar. St Catharine's aims to attract talented and ambitious singers who are nevertheless not wanting to devote all their energies to this one activity. Members of the Choir have the opportunity to be involved in a wider range of musical and non-musical activities such as running the College Music Society, playing for, singing in and even producing musicals and operas.

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Trio Meraki

Since its founding in September 2018 at the Royal Academy of Music (RAM), the Trio Meraki has given regular concerts in London and Birmingham. This trio will make its french debut here in the Lot, at the Ferrandou Atelier where the three musicians will reside during Easter weekend 2019. These formidable musicians will perform masterpieces by Beethoven, Chopin, Rebecca Clarke, Fauré, Haydn, Schubert, Schumann.

Momoko Arima, the Japanese violinist, began studying her instrument at the age of three. She won the Kyoto Golden Award at age five. She is currently in Rodney Friend's class at RAM. She has performed as a soloist in ten countries, including the United States at Carnegie Hall in New York. In 2018, she won the First International Prize of the Città di Padova. She plays on a violin by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume (1864).

Yong-Jun Lee, the South Korean cellist, is known as a soloist, chamber music player and first cellist in several orchestras in London. He started piano at age five, cello at seven, at the Seoul Arts Center, then in England at the famous Purcell School of Music, and finally at RAM with Professor Mats Lidstrom. He participated in the recording of Leonard Cohen's famous Hallelujah and regularly plays with the country-folk band "Ferris & Sylvester ".

Mateusz Duda is a Polish pianist. He began his studies in Radomsko, his hometown, at seven years old. After several competitions in Poland and Canada, he joined the classes at the RAM with Colin Stone and Michael Dussek. He has performed concertos Rachmaninoff No 3, Brahms No 2 and Chopin No 1. As a player of chamber music, he has performed at Chopin's birthplace in Zelazowa Wola and St Martin-in-the-Fields in London.

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The Daphnis Wind Quintet

The Daphnis Wind Quintet was formed in 2017, with students from RAM and RCM who had previously played together in the National Youth Orchestra and the University of London Symphony Orchestra. They are the winners of the Nicholas Blake Prize 2018 at the Academy. Daphnis have received coaching from Keith Bragg, Robin O’Neill, Mel Ragge, Sam Coles, Moriarty Winds and Notus Winds. The last couple of years have seen some of its members appear as concerto soloists in genres ranging from baroque to contemporary. As orchestral musicians, they are also on the extras list or trialing with Sinfonia Cymru, BBC SSO, RSNO, RLPO, RPO and Philharmonia. Recent engagements have included performances at The Purcell School and at the Royal Academy of Music. Daphnis have an interest in outreach work and all types of music, from orchestral transcriptions to jazz

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Trio Opal

Consisting of three outstanding musicians, Trio Opal started their partnership in 2017. They have performed at Wigmore hall, Colston hall, St. Mary Perivale, Royal Academy of Music, St. Barnabas Ealing and many more venues in the United Kingdom. They regularly have lessons with each musicians’s professor, including Gyorgy Pauk, Christopher Richter and Michael Dussek. After being nominated by the Academy, they are competing for the Patron’s Award and were luckily chosen to be in the final round, which will be held at Wigmore Hall on 30 th January 2018. They were also chosen to represent the Academy in the intercollegiate trio competition in April 2018 in Birmingham. Altogether they have at least 15 concerts booked from January to June 2018

Eriko Nagayama - Violin
Born in Tokyo, Eriko Nagayama is currently in her second year studying as a postgraduate at the Royal Academy of Music under the tutelage of György Pauk. She started playing the violin at the age of four, and for many years studied violin and chamber music at the Toho Gakuen School of Music under Koichiro Harada, who founded the renowned Tokyo String Quartet.
Eriko has won several awards including first prize and also the Jean Schmidt prize for outstanding musicianship at the Yokohama International Music Competition in 2015, chaired by Gérard Poulet, Wilfrid Parry Brahms Prize 2016, and Sir John Barbirolli Memorial Prize. As a chamber musician she performed at various venues including Suntory Hall, since awarded full scholarships from the Suntory Hall Chamber Music Academy for two years. Additionally, she had several opportunities to play as Leader or Principal Violin at the Toho Gakuen Orchestra (Tokyo), the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra of the Encounter (Santander, Spain), and the Academy Symphony Orchestra (Royal Academy of Music, London). Eriko has participated in several festivals and academies including PyeongChang Music Festival, Ishikawa Music Academy, Kyoto French Music Academy, ProQuartet in Paris, Encuentro de Santander, and International Menuhin Music Academy Masterclass in Gstaad.
She has been granted the fellowship to study in London for the 2017/18 academic year by the Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists sponsored by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, the Japanese government. She plays a violin by Nicolo Gagliano, Naples, 1755 kindly on loan from the Royal Academy of Music.

Joel Siepmann - Cello
Joel Siepmann was born 1990 in Tübingen where he started taking cello lessons at the age of 6. During the time in Tübingen he won first prizes in the nation wide competition „Jugend musiziert“ in both solo and chamber music categories. In October 2011 he started his studies with Christoph Richter at the Folkwang Undiversität der Künste. 2015 he completed his Bachelor degree with the best possible mark (1,0) In addition to his studies, Joel took part in masterclasses and had lessons with Steven Isserlis, Lynn Harrell, David Geringas, Pieter Wispelwey, Jerome Pernoo, Peter Bruns, Troels Svane and Xenia Jankovic. In 2012 Joel won the HighPotentialClassics competition at the Folkwang Universtity of Arts and performed the Saint-Saens Cello concerto in a minor with the Kurpfälzisches Kammerorchester. In 2014 he took part in the Easter tour of the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) with concerts in Thessaloniki and Abu Dhabi. From September 2013 until September 2014 Joel received a scholarship sponsored by the Lions Club in Essen and received a scholarship from the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Foundation. In April 2014 he won the Girardet-Prize for young musicians as part of the Folkwang Prize.
During his studies in Essen Joel played in different orchestras including the Chamber Orchestra of Cologne (director Christoph Poppen), Klassische Philharmonie Bonn and in the independent orchestra “Spira Mirabillis”. Since 2016 Joel has been a member of the “Villa Musica Akademie Rheinland-Pfalz”, which gave him the opportunity to work with renowned artists such as Peter Eötvös, Joseph Kalichstein and Isabelle van Keulen. In September 2016 he started his Postgraduate studies with Guy Johnston at the Royal Academy of Music in London generously sponsored by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). Joel has been interested in various musical styles from an early age. He has performed as multi-instrumentalist (guitarist, cellist, pianist and composer) in different bands and groups and in theatre and video productions throughout his musical life. At the Royal Academy of Music he also started to take baroque cello lessons with Joseph Crouch to expand his musical horizons.
Joel plays on a Cello by Giulio Ettore Degani from 1906 generously loaned to him by the Royal Academy of Music

Yi-Shing Cheng - Piano
Winner of the Wilfrid Parry Prize Brahms duo competition in 2016 and the Rex Stephans Schumann Lieder Accompanist Prize in 2017, Yi-Shing Cheng is a highly active chamber musician and vocal accompanist, performing with many outstanding instrumentalists, singers and her piano trio, Trio Opal. She has performed at Wigmore Hall, BBC radio 3, Colston Hall and many more venues in the United Kingdom. In April 2018, her piano trio will be giving three evening concerts in Dordogne, France.Yi-Shing has received solo lessons from Boris Berman, Jacques Rouvier, and Yu-Jane Yang; and chamber lessons from Maxim Vengerov, György Pauk, Imogen Cooper, Ian Brown, Maurice Hasson, Daniel Müller-Schott, Daniel Hope, Bengt Forsberg, Silvia Rosenberg and many more.Yi-Shing also has experience as a composer. She was commissioned by the Thunder Tune Music Company to compose for the Academy of Taiwan Strings for a concert at the National Concert Hall in Taiwan. She has also composed for the album “Troubadour”, which was published in Taiwan.She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in piano from National Taiwan Normal University and has been based in London since 2014 when she started studying with Michael Dussek. She has obtained her professional diploma and Master’s degree with distinction from the Royal Academy of Music and is currently undertaking her advanced diploma at the Academy, with the generous support of Clumber Studio scholarship and Frederic Jackson Award.

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Connaught Brass

Connaught Brass is a quintet made up of second year students from The Royal Academy of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. The ensemble was formed in 2016, created by a group of friends who have known each other for several years. The members have all previously been principal players in notable orchestras including the National Youth Orchestras of Great Britain, Scotland and Wales.
The quintet consists of Aaron Akugbo and Harry Plant playing trumpet; Robyn Blair, french horn; Christopher Brewster, tenor trombone and; Aled Meredith-Barrett playing tuba. All players hold major scholarships at their conservatoires.
The group were honoured to have been invited to play for the Royal Academy of Music’s 2016 carol service which was their inaugural performance. They were also delighted to represent the brass department of The Royal Academy of Music in a masterclass with the contemporary American composer Anthony Plog, playing the composer’s own work which also features in the programmes in France.
The ensemble’s ambition is to explore and share the broadest range of musical repertoire with as wide an audience as possible, bringing brass chamber music to the forefront of the musical world.​

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Czigány Quartet

The Czigány Quartet was formed in September 2017 by the following postgraduate students from the Royal Academy of Music:

  • Aliayta Foon-Dancoes Violin
  • Emily Earl Violin
  • Clara Loeb Viola
  • Eliza Millett Violoncello
In the short time that they have been playing together, the Czigány Quartet have been accepted onto the Royal Academy’s prestigious Davey Posnanski Quartet Scheme, through which they are mentored by Garfield Jackson, violist of the Endellion Quartet. The quartet also receive tutelage from Jon Thorne, Levon Chilingirian, and John Myerscough (of the Oculi Ensemble, Chilingirian and Doric String Quartets respectively).

In October 2017, the quartet were awarded the St Peter’s Chamber Music Prize in association with the Royal Academy, for which they will perform two recitals as part of the Eaton Square Concert Series, 2018. They have performed in masterclasses for internationally renowned musicians such as Krzysztof Chorzelski, of the Belcea Quartet, Hartmut Rohde, Nathaniel Anderson-Frank, and members of the London Haydn Quartet. Further to this, the quartet performed in the masterclass series element of the prestigious Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition in April, where they worked with Miguel da Silva, Raphael Todes and Christoph Richter.

The Czigány Quartet are members of the contemporary music group at the Academy, the Manson Ensemble, and were chosen to perform in a project which included Andrew Norman’s “Try”, as well as collaborating with composition students. In light of these successful collaborations, the Czigány Quartet will continue working with the RAM Composition Department in several workshops and concerts in Summer 2018. More recently, the Czigány Quartet performed Steve Reich’s ‘Different Trains’ in the Brunidbár Arts Festival, Newcastle. They have also recently performed in a side-by-side project with the Nash Ensemble at the Wigmore Hall, and took part in the Vacation Chamber Orchestra Easter course, continuing their studies with Jon Thorne.

In the summer of this year, the Czigány Quartet will partake in a residency in Ferrandou, Dordogne, collaborating with the British baritone, David Wilson-Johnson. The quartet have also been awarded the role of Fellowship Quartet at the Wintergreen Summer Music Academy in Virginia, where they will perform several recitals as well as working and performing with Rachel Barton Pine.​

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Kilian van Rooij en Asagi Nakata

Kilian van Rooij - violon
« Kilian has a remarkable perception of sound quality and is one of very few people in the world that has his own recognizable musical voice. »
Maxim Vengerov

Kilian van Rooij is one of today’s young promising violinists. Born in the Netherlands into family of musicians to a Dutch father and German mother, Kilian began to play the violin at the age of 7. He received a broad and a thorough education at the young talent class of the Royal Conservatory in the Hague, the Netherlands. At the Conservatory he is instinctively trained by Peter Brunt and Mireille van der Wart. After finishing the Conservatory in the Hague, Kilian proceeded to the Amsterdam Conservatory where he finished his undergraduate degree Cum Laude, mentored by Vera Beths, who is worldwide known for her incredibly extensive repertoire from baroque to contemporary music. She inspired Kilian to keep an eye open for a wide range of genres and become intrigued and passionate about finding unknown gems in music literature. Because of this passion, he performed the violin concerto 'Styx' by Andre Douw at his final exam, which was originally written for Vera Beths. The concerto was recorded in 1982 by Joan Berkhemer, but had never been performed live for an audience. Douw was very impressed and prized Kilian for his intelligent and clear-cut performance.
As a foremost talent, he received the Edna Seabright Memorial Prize and a scholarship for his distinctive audition at the Royal Academy of Music. At the academy he was mentored by Chilingirian and Philippe Honoré. Shortly before Kilian came to London, he was invited to France by Baritone David Wilson-Johnson and pianist David Owen Norris. David Wilson-Johnson has been Kilian’s musical guide ever since.
Kilian graduated with honors and distinction in july 2017.
Kilian van Rooij has won several international competitions, such as the ‘Premio virtuosite competition’ and 'Premio citta di padova competition' in Italy. He appeared as a soloist with multiple Dutch orchestra’s, playing violin concertos like ‘Symfonie Espagnole’ by E. Lalo, M. Bruch's Concerto No .1 and ‘The Four Seasons’ by Vivaldi. He performed solo recitals all over Europe and played at several festivals including the prestigious 'Prinsengracht Festival' and the ‘Gstaad Menuhin festival'.
Currently Kilian plays on a violin build by Spiritus Sorsano (Turin,1731) loaned to him by the Royal Academy of Music. Passionate about bringing classical music to new and young audiences around the world Kilian is currently working hard to live his dream.

Asagi Nakata - piano
Born in 1995 and currently studying for her Masters at the Royal Academy of Music with Prof. Christopher Elton with a scholarship. She previously studied with a scholarship at the Junior Department of the Royal College with Professor Ian Jones, and with Professor Tatiana Sarkissova.
She has won several competitions including the EPTA Belgian International, Franz Liszt Weimar (2009), the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Junior (2010) and was runner up in the Windsor International Piano Competition in 2015. Other successes include First Prize in the Marlow International Concerto Competition (2007), Third Prize in the James Mottram International Competition (2008), and Fourth Prize in the Ettlingen International Competition (2010). Asagi was recently selected as one of sixteen semi-finalists in the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition which will take place in October 2017.
Asagi has performed at the Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall and St. James’s, Piccadilly, and is a regular soloist in the St. Paul’s Bedford Lunchtime Concert Series and the Emmanuel United Reform Church, Cambridge Lunchtime Concert Series. Performances abroad include Japan, Holland, Belgium, Prague, Germany in the presence of Alfred Brendel and Poland where she was invited as guest performer at the 64th Duszniki International Chopin piano festival. She has performed with the Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of South Bohemia, Southbank Sinfonia and Finchley Chamber Orchestra.
Asagi is grateful for the support from the Drake Calleja Trust, Talent Unlimited, and The Countess of Munster Musical Trust for their Derek Butler Award. She is also a Concordia Foundation Artist. In her spare time Asagi enjoys cooking and learning German.
In recognition of her high achievements in music at the Royal Academy of Music, Asagi received the Greta Parkinson Prize, Vivian Langrish Prize, the Peter Latham gift and the Nancy Dickinson Award.

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Atelier Ferrandou de Chapou-Tauriac



L'atelier Ferrandou de Chapou-Tauriac.

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Église St-Blaise de Puybrun


Église St-Blaise de Puybrun.

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Église Saint-Saturnin de Sionac


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L'église St Saturnin, petit édifice roman à trois travées, agrandi au XVIIIem siècle et XIXem siècle. Son clocher est du XVem siècle.

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Church of Saint-Gilles de Bonneviole à Prudhomat


Prudhomat

The Romanesque church of the priory was once a large building with three aisles and two apses. In the late nineteenth century it was greatly reduced. There is now only one nave and the transept is shortened.

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Église Saint-Pierre d'Autoire


Autoire

This church is given in 1090 by Raimond de Bauze, lord of Autoire, to the bishop of Cahors on the condition that his son becomes canon there. The church is probably built soon after because the apse, the transept and the crossing, can be dated from the end of the eleventh century or the beginning of the twelfth century. Like many churches in Quercy, the church was fortified towards the end of the Hundred Years' War by raising the Romanesque bell tower and building a choir above the choir of which two sections of wall remain. The nave was probably destroyed during the wars of religion. There may still be Romanesque masonry. According to Father Clary, repairs were made in 1783. The nave was rebuilt in a Roman-Gothic style between 1868 and 1880, vaulted with ribs, adding two collaterals.

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