France at classical;NEXT 2018


Friday 18 May – Jurriaanse Zaal

20:00 – 20:30 : Chloe + Vassilena Serafimova 

Booking: Julie Tippex | Pascal Régis |
Management: Stéphane Viard |

This off Classical:NEXT Showcase features Chloé – AKA Chloé Thévenin – and percussionist Vassilena Serafimova joining forces.

Chloé is a French composer and producer of iconic electronic music; Vassilena Serafimova is a talented percussionist. The duo has been trained, trusting their respective talents to propose a rich live show of their universe: a hypnotic fable – constituted of the use of pulsations, a play on the tone and a work on the transformation of sound around their own repertoire, inspired by the pioneers of minimalist music of the 70s.
They met on the occasion of the Variations project, a web live series of five 30-minute-long episodes, which bring electronic music producers together with a classical musician to perform their own reinterpretation of a selection from the classical music canon.


Chloé, live machines

Vassilena Serafimova, marimba


20:45 – 21:15 : Quatuor Hermès 

Booking: Anteprima Productions | Marine Pierrot –

The flourishing career of the Quatuor Hermès takes its members on tours worldwide. The quartet is a regular guest in the United States, where it performs at prestigious halls including the Kennedy Center in Washington and Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York.
Its trajectory has been punctuated by a number of decisive encounters, notably with the Ravel, Ysaÿe and Artemis quartets and with such outstanding personalities as Eberhard Feltz in Berlin, and later Alfred Brendel.
The Quatuor Hermès has received numerous prestigious awards, among them ‘Révélation Musicale de l‘Année’ at the Prix de la Critique 2014-15 and the 2013 Nordmetall Ensemble Preis  at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival. It also won the First Prizes of the Geneva International Competition 2011, the FNAPEC Competition 2010, the Lyon International Chamber Music Competition 2009, and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York.

Omer Bouchez, violin
Elise Liu, violin
Yung-Hsin Lou Chang, viola
Anthony Kondo, cello


21:30 – 22:00 : Accroche Note 

Booking: Cécile Tempô | Armand Angster |

Françoise Kubler and Armand Angster, two key figures of the ensemble Accroche Note, team up with an electronic music composer and a DJ to delve into unexpected soundscapes, in tune with our times. Free spirited pioneers of contemporary music, Accroche Note members explore a brand-new register with KLANG4, a concert developed in cooperation with Pablo Valentino (sampler and turn tables) and Yérri-Gaspar Hummel (electronics). This surprising association will allow the interpreters to revisit the contemporary repertoire.

By combining vocal textures, instruments and new technologies, KLANG4 weaves its web of sound beyond generic limits and boundaries. Each concert will give the quartet an opportunity to unleash their musical creativity and allow them to discover original sound colors. Prick up your ears!

The project was first created at the Strasbourg Musica Festival in 2016 and revived at the Venice Biennial.

Françoise Kubler, soprano, drums, narrative
Armand Angster, clarinet and saxophone
Pablo Valentino, sampler and turntables
Yérri-Gaspar Hummel, electronic