The programme for the 2017 festival is available here.
Ivan Ilić plays Antoine Reicha's Etude no 1
Welcoming ANNA GENIUSHENE -
unfortunately Luis Grané has had to
cancel his recital at this year’s festival
but will be replaced by Anna Genuishene. More info about her programme soon…
More about EDOUARD FERLET who will be performing on Monday 10th July 2017
EDOUARD FERLET - Miss Magdalena
click here for EDOUARD FERLET’s
Think Bach Op.2 Press Release
Kara Huber’s Carnegie Hall debut
Somebody else who has a future is the young Russian pianist Alexander Karpeyev who, the next night, held his Kings Place audience spellbound with that quintessentially Russian thing of awesome technique in demure, unflustered, almost offhand packaging.
We are looking forward to welcoming Richard Uttley to Lagrasse this summer. You can check out his website at www.richarduttley.com.
Below are some of his upcoming performances:
7 March 2017
WIGMORE HALL (LONDON)
with Savitri Grier (violin)
16 March - 2 April 2017
TOUR IN CHINA
7-9 April 2017
with The Choir of King’s College, London, Joe Fort (conductor), Marcus Farnsworth (baritone), James Baillieu (piano)
21 May 2017
Bach, Francisco Coll, Scriabin, Scarlatti, Chopin
25 May 2017
with Callum Smart (violin)
Prokofiev, Brahms, Ysaÿe
27 May 2017
BATH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS
with Madeleine Thien (author)
Bach - Goldberg Variations
Bobby Mitchell has recently given a live streaming from the USA under the auspices of Piano Slam 9 - pianoslam.org – and will also be touring his EBEN 2017 recital in northern Germany in May; after EBEN, in August, he will be part of the inaugaural San Francisco International Piano Festival, an exciting project combining big public concerts at the conservatory with many salon concerts in homes in the area.
Ivan Ilic on TV5Monde
7 February 2017
18:15 to 19:30
24 rue Croix-Baragnon, 31000 Toulouse, France
1er Prix du Concours international de piano de Nice, lauréat du Concours international d’Ile de France et de Collioure
Sergueï Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Visions fugitives, op. 22
Alexandre Scriabine (1872-1915)
Cinq Préludes, op. 15
Sonate n°4, op. 30
Igor Stravinski (1882-1971)
Quatre études, op. 7
Trois Mouvements de Petrouchka
Tarifs : 6€ à 11€
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24 rue Croix-Baragnon
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Ouvert du lundi au vendredi de 9h à 17h
Jusqu’à 21 h les soirs de concerts
EDOUARD FERLET WRITES TO JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Dear Johann Sebastian,
For many years now, I’ve been playing and playing with your music, following you on a path right next to yours fingers flying madly up and down the keyboard, breathless with the joys and rigours of your work clenching and relaxing my muscles to express my rage and passion.
Playing (with) your music, page after page, I feel as if I were sculpting an invisible world I can feel my joints cracking, my skin brushing and my fingernails clicking as I knock at the door to your sacred kingdom, I’d give anything to get my whole body into your sensitive world. For the moment, my ancient rounds still grab me by the feet and hold me back but as I go on seeking in the darkness and the luminosity of night, I very gradually recompose myself, piece by piece. Each of your inventions makes me more alive, more present, happier.
One day, the piano keyboard spoke to me. Listening to it, I drowned in its waves of sound. Relinquishing consciousness for a moment, I thought I saw you drinking good wine as you improvised. Since that day, I’ve known I had to be a musician every second of my life allowing myself to be wafted away on beauty of sound incandescence of rhythm, subterranean melodies. I don’t want to lock myself up in music to protect myself from unhappiness I want music to be the door I open wide in order to love.
Some exciting news from Henrik Kilhamn, who performed at EBEN in 2014 and 2016:
I play in a duo with a cellist, Duo Cellissimo, and we have advanced to the final in the biggest chamber music competition in Sweden called "Young and Promising"! It's a biannual competition hosted by the Chamber Music Federation of Sweden. There's an age limit of 30 or so, and five finalist ensembles are chosen in a pre-selection round of recordings. In
April 2017 we will compete in the final in Sweden during the Federation's biannual conference. The first prize is a concert tour at some Chamber music societies in Sweden, but usually all finalists will get bookings coming years if they perform a good concert at the final. We’re now planning our final program and we’re of course aiming for much better than good!
Here is the link to the Chamber Music Federation that hosts the competition (only in Swedish though). There will be more details about the final later on in the spring.
We have also just launched a new website for our Duo! It is mostly in Swedish but there is some info in English and of course you can watch videos and pictures in any language!
News update from James Kreiling :
I am very excited to inform you of a new performance venture I am undertaking along with my friends Geoff Howard and Ned Roberts. The concept, named NotJust, aims to bring together a wide range of musical and dramatic genres, from Folk to Classical, Jazz to Country and Shakespeare to Mime.
Our first performance, titled ‘Friday Night at the Asylum‘, will present an eclectic evening of music and drama, drawing on a wide range of genres and styles: from Wagner to Bob Dylan, Gerschwin to Shakespeare, and much more besides! Linking each part of the performance will be the theme of the evening which for this performance is ‘desire‘.
We are extremely excited about the line cup of performers we have, which will include acclaimed guitarist and song writer Ned Roberts, American folk guitarist Robert Chaney, jazz pianist David Mitchell, bassist Andy Crowdy, soprano Kate Symonds-Joy and pianist Yshani Perinpanayagam, as well as highly acclaimed actresses Florence Roberts and Rebecca Collingwood, and solo piano performances from myself.
The venue for this eclectic evening of music making will be the Asylum Chapel in Peckham (closest station Queen’s Road Peckham). This is a beautiful and atmospheric ruined chapel, and a perfect venue, we believe, for this multi-genre performance.
The success of this event is entirely dependent on audience, so if you are interested in attending please save the date of the evening of Friday 24th March. We look forward to welcoming you to a unique performance! More details to follow in the coming weeks. In the meantime, please check out our Facebook page for pictures, links and details of the performers taking part.
Alexander Karpeyev will be performing at EBEN this year. Here are some of his upcoming recitals:
Cambridge on 1 February 2017
London on 13 February 2017
Alexander Karpeyev: 1917 The Final Flowering
CLASSICAL AT KINGS PLACE
Music / Monday, 13 February 2017 - 7:30pm / Hall One
Online Price: £14.50 – £29.50 | Savers £9.50*
Prokofiev Vision Fugitives, Op. 22 Nos. 1, 3, 8-11, 14-15, 18-20
Medtner Sonate-Ballade, Op. 27
Grechaninov Prelude Op. 78 No. 1
Lullaby Op. 78 No. 2
Waltz Op. 61 No. 5
Reproche Op. 61 No. 6
Caprice Op. 61 No. 2
Rachmaninov ‘Nïne otpuschayeshi’ from All-Night Vigil, Op. 37 (arr. Rachmaninov)
Etude-Tableux, Op. 39 No. 7
Stravinsky Three movements from Petrouchka (arr. Stravinsky)
Vancouver on 18 February 2017
Introducing baritone MARTIN NG, performing at EBEN 2017:
At the end of January James Kreiling will be completing his recording of Scriabin's complete late piano music. He is crowd funding part of the funds for this recording by giving everyone the chance of pre-ordering the disk, as well as other perks including purchasing volume one, a house concert or a piano lesson. He is currently just under 50% of the way to his target, with just over a week to go. If you would like to contribute, please follow the link below:
Kara Huber, who will be taking part in EBEN 2017, has a number of upcoming performances in the next few months, including her Carnegie Hall debut in Weill Recital Hall on 16 March. In addition, ARC Ensemble, with whom she recorded an album, is nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music. More news on 12 February!
Click here for Kara’s schedule:
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