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The art of recital residency

July 10 2018 to July 19 2018
Residency open to already existing singer - pianist duos under 30 years old on 1st January 2018

With twenty years’ experience behind it, the Académie strives to meet the needs and demands of the musical landscape in which it is situated. The establishment of a new residency devoted to the art of recital was therefore a must. Giving pride of place to the repertoire of French melodies, this residency is intended for six already existing duos (singers and pianists) who wish to pursue their musical, poetic and aesthetic explorations while developing a sense of listening and sharing as well as intimacy and complicity. This song-piano repertoire will be approached with the expert ear of the chamber musician.

Having taken part in a thousand-and-one musical evenings together, the baritone Stéphane Degout and the pianist Alain Planès share their advice and expertise with the talent, sophistication and generosity they are known for. Both are well-versed in the repertoire of French melodies, as well as the very form of the recital. Apart from the purely musical aspect, each duo will benefit from specific support in designing a relevant recital programme which they will put together.

Especially for this residency, a work of French melody is commissioned by the Académie of the Festival d'Aix to the composer Fabien Touchard. The piece will be created in the framework of the concerts of the residency.

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 in July, in Aix-en-Provence and the surrounding area. Educational meetings will be organised in conjunction with the Festival’s Passerelles services.

 

TUTORS

Stéphane Degout — Baritone
Alain Planès — Pianist

 

PARTICIPANTS

Louise Kemény & Edward Liddall (soprano / pianist)
Marie-Laure Garnier & Célia Oneto-Bensaid (soprano / pianist)
Virginie Léonard & Shota Ezaki (soprano / pianist)
Marielou Jacquard & Kunal Lahiry (mezzo-soprano / pianist)
Fabien Hyon & Nicolas Royez (tenor / pianist)
Ivan Thirion & Florent Mourier (baritone / pianist)

Fabien Touchard — Composer

Participants supported by these institutions members of enoa (European Network of Opera Academies) :
Festival d'Aix-en-Provence — De Munt / La Monnaie — Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel — Snape Maltings

Read The art of recital residency tutors and artists's biographies (in French):
BIOGRAPHICAL BOOKLET

 

During the 2018-2019 season, the artists will perform their recital at enoa partners venues, after a short period of coaching with Stéphane Degout:

Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía (Madrid, Spain) — 5th to 10th October 2018
Marie-Laure Garnier & Célia Oneto-Bensaid (soprano / pianist)

La Monnaie / De Munt (Brussels, Belgium) — 13th to 15th March 2019
with MM Academy
Marielou Jacquard & Kunal Lahiry (mezzo-soprano / pianist)
Ivan Thirion & Florent Mourier (baritone / pianist)

Snape Maltings (Aldeburgh, United-Kingdom) — 12th to 14th April 2019
Fabien Hyon & Nicolas Royez (tenor / pianist)
Virginie Léonard & Shota Ezaki (soprano / pianist)

 

This residency is part of the Young Opera Makers programme of enoa (European Network of Operas Academies) and benefit of the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
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