Lauréats HSBC 2016
Dario Acosta / Ledroit-Perrin / DR / Leela Ross / DR / Verena Chen

2016 Laureates

Ying Fang

Soprano / China

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Ying Fang graduated from the Julliard School in New York and sang with the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra conducted by Carlo Rizzi at the Festival d’Aix in 2015. In 2016 she performed Requiem by Fauré at the Gabriel Dussurget Prize Ceremony hosted by the Conservatoire Darius Milhaud in Aix-en-Provence. The 2017 season sees her embody Bellezza in the Festival d’Aix production of Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno (Handel) at Lille Opera and the Théâtre de Caen.


Lea Desandre

Mezzo-soprano / France-Italy

 

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Lea Desandre has performed all over the world ( China, Australia, United States) and won the Jardin des Voix, the Académie des Arts Florissants. She has taken part in the Académie du Festival d’Aix's residencies: Handel in 2015 overseen by Emmanuelle Haïm and Mozart in 2015 and 2016. She performed the role of Céphie in Zoroastre (Rameau) in summer 2016 conducted by Raphaël Pichon which she played at the Festival Radio France Montpellier Occitanie, Theatre an der Wien and Versailles Opera. She is returning to the Festival d’Aix in 2017 as Flerida in Erismena (Cavalli) directed by Leonardo García Alarcón.


Guillaume Andrieux

Baritone / France

 

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Guillaume Andrieux started out at the Festival d’Aix in 2012 as the Clock and the Cat in L’Enfant et les sortilèges (Ravel) which he performed at the Salle Pleyel, Dijon Opera, Saint-Étienne Opera and on tour in Morocco. The baritone lent his voice to the Correspondance presque complète d’Erik Satie in 2016 at the Philharmonie de Paris which was performed at the Festival d’Aix in 2012. Summer 2017 sees him play le Dancaïre in Carmen (Bizet) at the Festival d’Aix.

 


Evan Hugues

Bass-baritone / USA

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Evan Hughes took part in the Mozart residency at the Académie du Festival d’Aix 2011 whilst joined at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. He returned to the role of Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Britten) at the Beijing Music Festival in China in October 2016. In 2017, he returns to the Festival d’Aix to perform Nick Shadow 2 in the new production of The Rake's Progress (Stravinsky) conducted by Daniel Harding.


Florian Caroubi

Pianist / France

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Florian Caroubi won the Lied-Duo Prize at International Vocal Competition’s Hertogenbosch in Holland and appears in concert with orchestras, at recitals, as choir master and performs with soloists for countless operas. He took part in the
Académie du Festival d’Aix's Songs & Creation residency in 2016. He will play the piano in Au plus fort de l’orage (Stravinsky) staged by Matthieu Cruciani at the Comédie de Saint-Étienne in February 2017, a show scheduled for the 2017 Festival d’Aix.


Arod Quartet

France

Jordan Victoria - Violin
Alexandre Vu - Violin
Corentin Apparailly - Viola
Samy Rachid - Cello

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Arod Quartet was founded in 2013 and won first prize at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich in August 2016 after taking part in the chamber music residency at the Académie du Festival d’Aix. A world tour has taken the quartet to Germany, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Belgium and Paris with a concert at the Louvre’s Auditorium. 2017 sees Quatuor Arod return to the Festival d’Aix for a concert performing Mendelssohn before the release of their first album in Autumn 2017.