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Wednesday, August 11

Different Faces of Chamber Music

If one thing chamber music brings friends together, creates the possibility to get to know our fellow musicians better and to engage either into lifelong musical relationships, or into musical encounters of great sweetness and intensity. In “different faces of chamber music” musicians share the concert platform for the first time, bringing forward the power of this genre. The string trio D.471in B flat major by F.Schubert was composed in September 1816, when the composer was amidst an astoundingly busy schedule having just finished composing his early string quartets. It is an incomplete composition which consists of a first movement, and only 39 bars of a second slower movement. A much-loved piece of music where we can hear the nineteen-year-old composer's deep admiration for the music of the Viennese masters whose legacy he inherited. It is to these Viennese masters that young J.Brahms pays homage with his first piano quartet in g minor op.25, composed in 1861. In 1862 the twenty-nine-year-old composer settled in Vienna, introducing himself to the musical elite of the “musical capital” through this very work with great success. More than a century later, Guillaume Conesson a French composer born in 1970 near Paris, pierces through the contemporary European musical status quo proposing his personal musical idiom. “Les Chants de l’Agartha” (2008) consists of 3 short pieces for cello and piano, visiting figuratively the lost subterranean kingdom of Agartha “The rock-hewn path seemed to plunge in the depths of the Earth…all of a sudden the entire underground, the ancient, the glorious city, the kingdom of Agartha came into view…” . 

Works by:

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
String trio D.471 in B flat major - (the unfinished)

Allegro

Participants
Dimitris Karakantas violin
Léa Hennino viola
Jérémie Billet violoncello

 

Guillaume Conesson (1970 ) 
"Les chants de L’Agartha” for cello and piano
"Sous le désert de Mongolie"
"La bibliothèque des Savoirs perdus"
"Danse devant le Roi du monde”

Participants
Alexia Mouza piano
Jérémie Billet violoncello

 

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Piano quartet No.1 in g minor op.25

Allegro-Intermezzo ( Allegro ma non troppo- Trio)
Andante con moto - Rondo alla Zingarese Presto

Participants
Alexia Mouza piano
Dimitris Karakantas violin
Léa Hennino viola
Jérémie Billet violoncello



Alexia Mouza piano


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Alexia Mouza is a Greek-Venezuelan pianist described as a musician with extraordinary energy, clarity and precision.
She won 3rd Prize at Hamamatsu International Piano Competition 2015 and finalist of the Rubinstein International Piano Competition 2021, where she also received the prize for best performer of a Chopin piece.
Winner of the Cittá di Cantú Competition 2005 (and Press Prize), 1st Prize at “Giorgos Thymis” Competition 2008, 2nd Prize at “Val Tidone” Competition 2009, 1st Prize at Delia Steinberg Competition, Madrid, 2015, and 1st Grand prize of Manhattan International Music Competition 2018. Awarded by the Academy of Athens (2015).
Alexia enrolled at the International Piano Academy in Imola, Italy, (Profs. Leonid Margarius and Anna Kravtchenko). Postgraduate studies (Artist Diploma) at the School of Music, Boston University, with Boaz Sharon, with scholarships from the Greek State and Boston University, further enrolled at Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Tel Aviv (Prof. Arie Vardi).
Considered even from her early years as an explosive talent, she has given performances in Europe, Asia and Americas. She has appeared with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico, the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, the Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano, the State Symphony Orchestras of Athens and Thessaloniki, the State Symphony orchestra Academy of Soloists of Kazakhstan.
She has recorded two DVD/CDs, both released by Domovideo, Multigram, Italy.

 

Dimitris Karakantas violin


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Born in Larissa, Greece, Dimitris Karakantas is quickly establishing himself as one of the most sought-after baroque violinists of today’s concert scene. Having studied violin with Günter Pichler in Vienna and baroque violin with Midori Seiler in Weimar and Salzburg, he strives to build bridges between the modern repertoire and the historically informed performance of the baroque and classical periods.
Dimitris Karakantas has performed internationally on numerous concerts in some of the most important concert venues of the world, collaborating with leading orchestras as well as highly esteemed conductors and instrumentalists. He is the founder, leader and artistic director of the young baroque orchestra "nuovo barocco", as well as the leader and artistic director of the "Orchester 1756", both based in Vienna and Salzburg.

 


Léa Hennino viola


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Léa Hennino performs as a soloist and in chamber music all over the world with renowned artists such as Gérard Caussé, the Modigliani Quartet, Edgar Moreau, Alina Pogotskina, Clemens Hagen, Marc Coppey, Anne Queffelec, Marie-Josephe Jude, Alena Baeva, Adam Laloum, Emmanuel Pahud, Renaud Capucon, Eric Lesage...
She performed Martinü's concerto-rhapsody in the Czech Republic and Mozart's symphony concertante with Toulouse Chamber Orchestra. She was also the solo viola in Strauss' Don Quixote with Orchestre de Picardie.
She is also regularly invited as solo viola in orchestras, notably with the ensemble Les Dissonances and can be heard on the disc Nuits with the quintet IGiardini and Véronique Gens (selected at the Victoires de la Musique 2021) and on the disc of Camille Pépin Chamber Music (Choc Classica 2019, France Musique's choice).
Prize winner of the CNSM in Paris, Léa has taken part in international academies in Europe and the USA and has performed in various ensembles during concerts and master classes with great masters. She studied with Nobuko Imai in Geneva and Lawrence Power in Zurich, won prizes in national and international competitions and was awarded by several foundations.

 

Jérémie Billet violoncello


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Jérémie BILLET was born in 1988 in Orleans (France). He began taking cello and chamber music classes with Xavier GAGNEPAIN and Hortense CARTIER-BRESSON at the CRR of Boulogne-Billancourt.
Jérémie then studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris in Jérôme PERNOO’s cello class. He earned his Masters Diploma in 2013 with the highest distinction awarded with full marks and congratulations from the jury. He also deepened his artistic knowledge with Claire DESERT, Marc COPPEY and Bertrand CHAMAYOU.
Jérémie has performed in several concerts halls such as Salle Cortot, Salle Pleyel, Cité de la Musique, Salle Gaveau etc. He has also performed at major French and international music festivals : la Roque d’Anthéron, Avignon, Saint-Denis, the Messiaen festival, the Amsterdam « cello biennales », the international festival of modern and contemporary music of Traiettorie and also « La Folle Journée de Nantes » France & Japan etc.
In constant pursuit of diversifying his artistic practice, Jérémie has also participated in various productions in partnership with actors and dancers and was thrilled to perform several works written for him by contemporary composers.
Jérémie’s numerous performances outside France include stages in Italy, Spain, Russia, Lebanon, Switzerland, England, Germany, the Netherlands and Japan.
Jérémie has been invited on numerous occasions to perform with the renowned chamber ensemble "La Folle Journée Camerata" created by René MARTIN.
In 2015, Jérémie joins the ensemble « Centre de musique de chambre de Paris », which aims to promote chamber music by changing the perception of the ‘Concert’. Jérémie obtained his master's degree in pedagogy in 2016. 
Jérémie currently plays a cello made for him by Franck Ravatin with the support of the Meyer Foundation.