The Opening Ceremony
What the France?!
[Wednesday 16 May, 20.00, Jurriaanse]
20:00 – 20:30
Admission & Welcome Drink (Jurriaanse Foyer)
20:30 – 21:15
Opening Concert (Jurriaanse Zaal)
Presenter: Saskia De Ville, musicologist and producer, France Musique
Key note speakers:
- Philippe Lalliot, French Ambassador in the Netherlands
- Marc Thonon, CEO, Le Bureau Export
- Eric Tanguy, Composer
- Pauline Lambert, Concerts and Education projects manager – t@lenschool, Les Talens Lyriques
Musical programme :
- Juliette Hurel, Debussy – Syrinx, L. 129
- Van Kuijk Quartet, Debussy – String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10, L. 85 : I. Animé et très décidé
- Alexandre Tharaud, Couperin, Les Ombres Errantes, Tic-toc-choc
- Les Voix Animées, Pierre Attaingnant Le Tourdion / Roland de Lassus En m’oyant chanter
- Juliette Hurel, Eric Tanguy – Further (extrait) pour flûte solo
21:15 – 23:00
Le Bistro Gourmand – French Food and Wine Reception (Jurriaanse Foyer), braught to you by
The Performing Artists
Artist Management: Sartory Artists | Eugénie Guibert | firstname.lastname@example.org
Hurel is an award-winning musician who has collaborated with similarly decorated musicians such as Pierre Boulez, Martha Argerich, Shlomo Mintz, Gidon Kremer and Claire Désert, among many others. As a soloist Hurel has appeared with Les Siècles, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, and the Montreal Orchestre Métropolitain.
This year Hurel released her latest album Bach Inspiration which features French soprano Maïlys de Villoutreys and Ensemble Les Surprises. For her fans the album is a worthy continuation, the next chapter in a fascinating saga.
Quatuor Van Kuijk
Artist Management: CLB Management | Kate Adams | email@example.com
Despite their short time in the public eye, Quatuor Van Kuijk have enjoyed enormous success, including being named 2017-2018 ECHO Rising Stars; they were the first French string quartet to win the Wigmore Hall String Quartet Competition; and they took first place and the audience prize in Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition.
Success can paradoxically trap those constitutionally unfit for the limelight, but Quatuor Van Kuijk are up for the challenge. Their praise isn’t overheated. It’s well-earned, and they’re just getting warmed up.
Nicolas Van Kuijk, violin
Sylvain Favre-Bulle, violin
Emmanuel François, viola
François Robin, cello
Artist Management: CLB Management | Catherine Le Bris | firstname.lastname@example.org
Tharaud’s recordings reflect a performer at the height of his powers, including evolving collaborations with cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras — a musical partnership dating back 20 years — as well as recordings of top-flight piano concertos, famous works for solo piano, world premieres, and even a CD of swing music. Tharaud recently released a performance memoir entitled ‘Show Me Your Hands,’ the perfect gambit from a consummate performer, an artist in full.
Les Voix Animées
Booking: Laurence Recchia | email@example.com
Les Voix Animées are based in Toulon. Under the direction of Luc Coadou they’ve programmed hundreds of performances: first in France, and then in a widening orbit in Europe and Asia. They’ve frequently appeared on television, and even started their own monthly web video series that is equal parts comedy and musical entertainment. Although Les Voix Animées generally perform music by composers like Palestrina and Byrd, the group champion living composers as well. The balance serves them well, allowing the musically curious a view of two worlds: what has been, and it what is yet to be.
Anne-Claire Baconnais, soprano
Raphaël Pongy, countertenor
Damien Roquetty, tenor
Luc Coadou, musical director & baritone
Laurence Recchia, presenter
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