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2019 Chamber music residency
The eminent professor András Keller, of the Keller Quartet, and David Alberman, a member of the Arditti Quartet for nearly a decade, will be supervising the masterclasses for young string quartets who are interested in refining their approach to all repertoires, from the greatest classical scores to those with the most contemporary of language.
Wolfgang Rihm, an important figure in today’s musical landscape – and whose opera Jakob Lenz is on the bill at this year’s festival – will take center stage in this new residency.
Just like the Van Kuijk and the Tana Quartets, who will be performing in July as part of the Incises series, the four quartets selected for the residency will perform some of the twenty string quartets, thirteen of which are numbered, that we owe to this German composer, who dedicated many of his works to the Arditti Quartet.
With the complicity of Mark Withers, the residency also offers the opportunity for outreach work in order to raise the public’s awareness of how chamber music is listened to and practised. The ensembles will also benefit from wise advice on career development. The Christiane Louis's specialist expertise covers all the practical aspects that an ensemble might expect to deal with: self-promotional communication, development, dissemination, etc.
András Keller — Violonist (Keller Quartet)
David Alberman — Violonist (Arditti Quartet)
Mark Withers — Artistic and education projects leader at the London Symphony Orchestra Discovery & for the outreach skills workshops of the Académie du Festival d'Aix
Christiane Louis — Instructor in artistic entrepreneurship at the Philharmonie de Paris
Some work sessions (held in English) may be open to the public.
The residency will give rise to public concerts and events in June and July, in Aix-en-Provence and the surrounding area. Educational meetings will be organised in conjunction with the Festival’s Passerelles services.
AGATE QUARTET (Paris)
Adrien Jurkovic (France) — violin
Thomas Decamps (France) — violin
Raphaël Pagnon (France) — alto
Simon Iachemet (France) — cello
ELMIRE QUARTET (Paris)
Cyprien Brod (France) — violin
Khoa-Nam Nguyen (France) — violin
Issey Nadaud (France) — alto
Rémi Carlon (France) — cello
SELINI QUARTET (Vienna)
Nadia Kalmykova (Russia / Norway) — violin
Liubov Kalmykova (Russia / Norway) — violin
Loredana Apetrei (Roumania) — alto
Loukia Loulaki (Greece) — cello
TRIO SŌRA (Paris)
Pauline Chenais (France) — piano
Clémence de Forceville (France) — violin
Angèle Legasa (France) — cello