3rd Annual Piano Festival at Sea

7 days / 6 nights
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    3rd Annual Piano Festival at Sea

    Cruise Northern Europe

    from 2 June 2018 to 8 June 2018
    7 days / 6 nights

    Departure Port : Honfleur
    Arrival Port : Bergen

    Ship : LE BOREAL

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    In partnership with RADIO CLASSIQUE.

    Ponant invites you to experience a timeless voyage set to music, along the most stunning shores of Northern Europe, between France and Norway.

    From Honfleur to Bergen, you will sail aboard Le Boréal for a 7-day cruise run in partnership with Radio Classique. You will be joined on board by exceptional pianists such as Alain Duault, a true ambassador of classical music.

    As we leave the Norman coast, we will head north to Belgium and Ostende. Among other scenery, you will be able to admire its sea front and the sumptuous Belle Epoque-style façades which bear witness to the town’s rich past as a seaside resort.

    The next day, you will discover Amsterdam. From its languorous canals to its world-famous museums, Amsterdam is a city full of contrasts, brimming with unusual places to discover as you amble through the streets.

    Your cruise will continue to Norway, where you will make three stops to discover this fascinating country. You will have the privilege of sailing in the famous “Lysefjord” (light fjord), flanked by granite cliffs.

    Bergen, which is known for its tall mountains that overlook the city, will be the last port of call on this cruise to Northern Europe.

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    • Musical cruise in partnership with RADIO CLASSIQUE, in the presence of Alain Duault, accompanied by a line-up of exceptional pianists;
    • 4 different countries visited: France, Belgium, Netherlands, and Norway;
    • New: sailing in the Lysefjord, meaning the “fjord of light”, flanked by granite cliffs that are several hundred metres high;
    • Unesco World Heritage Sites: Bruges from Ostend, Amsterdam and its canals, Bergen and the Hanseatic port of Bryggen.

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    • Prestige Deck 6
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    Prestige Deck 6

    • Area : 18 m²
    • Capacity : up to 2 guests per stateroom
    • Private balcony
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod™ players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet acces wifi.
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    Like her sisterships, Le Boréal embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing which is PONANT’s signature. The elegance of her exterior and interior lines and her intimate size (only 132 staterooms and suites) make this a rare and innovative yacht on the cruise market.

    Interior Design
    Superior materials, discreet elegance and a tasteful décor reflect a nautical mood subtly revisited. Aboard, soothing neutral grey tones are enlivened by splashes of red, our signature theme linking tradition and innovation to create personal touches in the spirit of a “private yacht”.

    Port of call & excursions

    2 June 2018 – Ostend (Oostende)


    Embarkation 02/06/2018 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 02/06/2018 at 18H00 .

    A treasure of the Côte Fleurie, Honfleur is located on the edge of la Crique de Rouen in Normandy. You will no doubt admire the historical ships moored in its old port. With its tall, slate-covered houses, the quays provide a great setting for a very nice walk. In the streets behind the harbour, you will see many timber houses. These picturesque places were the cradle of several pre-impressionist painters. You can see their works in the Eugène Boudin museum. Exhibited works represent scenes of medieval streets and the coastline as it used to be, as illustrated by the Butin beach and its lush green hillsides.

    3 June 2018 – Ostend (Oostende)

    3 June 2018 – Ostend (Oostende)

    Arrival 03/06/2018 at 12H00 . Departure 03/06/2018 at 18H30 .

    Located on the Flemish coastline, half way between France and the Netherlands, the elegant city of Ostend is a favourite summer destination for Belgians. You can enjoy the “queen of beaches”, a stretch of fine white sand punctuated by breakwaters, covered by the North Sea at high tide. The seafront boasts sumptuous facades from the Belle Epoque, such as Villa Maritza, which stands witness to this seaside town’s rich past. Art amateurs will enjoy the excellent Kunstmuseumaan Zee, where a retrospective of Belgian art dating from 1830 is on display.

    4 June 2018 – Amsterdam

    4 June 2018 – Amsterdam

    Arrival 04/06/2018 at 12H00 . Departure 04/06/2018 at 23H00 .

    Amsterdam is above all a city of water. Omnipresent, it guides the traveller’s steps, from street to street, from canal to canal, its bridges seeming to bend their arches to form allegiances with him. Let yourself fall in love with the grace and romanticism that emanate from this charming scene. Known around the world for its museums and the finest collection of the Dutch and Flemish masters of the golden age, this city is home to many other treasures. Take a stroll through the old district or pay a visit to a diamond house – do not miss this “treasure chest” of the Netherlands.

    5 June 2018 – At sea

    5 June 2018 – At sea

    Arrival 05/06/2018 . Departure 05/06/2018 .

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observer marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

    6 June 2018 – Stavanger

    6 June 2018 – Stavanger

    Arrival 06/06/2018 at 08H00 . Departure 06/06/2018 at 13H00 .

    At the far end of the country, stands the harbour town of Stavanger, with its warm, friendly atmosphere. A friendliness you’ll notice in the little old town cobbled streets, which has some 170 old wooden houses, as well as in its modern city centre, always bustling.

    6 June 2018 – Sailing in Lysefjorden

    6 June 2018 – Sailing in Lysefjorden

    Arrival 06/06/2018 . Departure 06/06/2018 .

    You will sail into the heart of one of Norway’s most breathtaking fjords, its marvellous décor dominated by pristine nature, between vertiginous granite cliffs, crystal-clear waters and luxuriant vegetation. Very close to Stavanger, the quiet waters of Lysefjorden stretch out over around forty kilometres, beneath impressive rocks. Admire the world-famous site of Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock), a majestic cliff in the shape of a pulpit that rises to more than 600 metres above the waters. A bit further on, Flørli, from the top of its 4,444 steps, is the world’s longest wooden stairway, whereas the Kjerag, with its mythical boulder wedged between two rock faces, provides an unusual and unforgettable spectacle. 

    7 June 2018 – Bekkjarvik

    7 June 2018 – Bekkjarvik

    Arrival 07/06/2018 at 07H00 . Departure 07/06/2018 at 12H00 .

    Welcome to a small, typically Norwegian village. Located on the north-east of Selbjørn Island, in Hordaland county, this historical former trading port has managed to retain all its authenticity. The four great burial mounds atop the King’s Mountain were long prominent landmarks for the Viking boats sailing in the region.

    7 June 2018 – Bergen

    7 June 2018 – Bergen

    Arrival 07/06/2018 at 15H30 . Departure 07/06/2018 .

    Located at the end of Byfjord, Bergen was the capital of Norway in the 12th and 13th Centuries and has preserved some very beautiful monuments from the time when it was home to royalty. Wandering through Bergen’s streets means going back in time, in search of the hidden treasures that have been listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. A veritable openair museum, Bergen is home to a thriving artistic community of painters, potters, jewellers. The Bergen cable car offers you a splendid panorama over the port and the surrounding fjords. Do not miss the visit to the old quarter with its narrow streets, a testimony of the power of the hanseatic League that controlled trade in Northern Europe at the end of the Middle Ages.

    8 June 2018▸7 June 2018 – Bergen


    Disembarkation 08/06/2018 at 07H00 .

    Located at the end of Byfjord, Bergen was the capital of Norway in the 12th and 13th Centuries and has preserved some very beautiful monuments from the time when it was home to royalty. Wandering through Bergen’s streets means going back in time, in search of the hidden treasures that have been listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. A veritable openair museum, Bergen is home to a thriving artistic community of painters, potters, jewellers. The Bergen cable car offers you a splendid panorama over the port and the surrounding fjords. Do not miss the visit to the old quarter with its narrow streets, a testimony of the power of the hanseatic League that controlled trade in Northern Europe at the end of the Middle Ages.


    • The information below is current but subject to change at any time without advance notice from government authorities. Please consult your respective government agencies for visa and health information.

    • Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. Passport must contain at least two completely clear, blank, unused visa pages for each visa required, not including any amendment pages. Visa pages with stains or ink from other pages in the passport are not usable. Guests who deviate from the scheduled embarkation or disembarkation port should research the foreign entry requirements for the port country. Due to government regulations, regrettably, PONANT will have to deny boarding to any guest who fails to obtain the appropriate travel documentation for this trip.

    • Warning about the use of drones: the use of drones aboard PONANT ships, whether they are sailing at sea, at a port of call or anchored, is strictly forbidden. The use of drones on land in the Arctic and Antarctic regions is also strictly forbidden by international polar regulations. In other regions, it may be possible to use drones on land if permission has been obtained from the relevant authorities of each country and each region travelled through, as well as a pilot’s licence that should be obtained from your home country. Passengers are responsible for obtaining these permits; they should be able to present them at all times. Passengers who do not obtain these authorisations expose themselves to the risk of legal proceedings.

    Musical cruise with Radio Classique

    Musical cruise with Radio Classique

    For this latest edition of the Piano at Sea Festival, several generations of French pianists will be crossing paths aboard our ships, including a Ukrainian pianist who has chosen to settle in France. All have their hearts set on expressing themselves musically through their different répertoires.

    Natacha Kudritskaya

    Marie-Josèphe Jude

    Jean-Philippe Collard

    David Kadouch

    Pierre-Yves Plat


    Xavier Darcos




    Discover the delights of our cultural cruises where music takes centre stage, combining sumptuous scenery and exceptional artistic heritages.

    A waterborne musical journey

    Whether you are a fan of instrumental classical music or opera, or you prefer jazz or Celtic melodies, why not enjoy a different and very special experience aboard a PONANT ship? Set sail for a luxury cruise combining the charms of music and the sea.

    These cultural cruises, where the tempo is set by concerts on land or at sea as well as a series of conferences, bring together music lovers and artists around a shared passion: music.

    An exceptional selection of artists*

    Aboard the ships, our guests of honour, all well-known artists, talented performers and brilliant virtuosos will share their knowledge and their passion in an accessible and intimate way.

    According to the theme of each cruise, PONANT welcomes prestigious artists, be they pianists, violinists, singers and more.

    Come and share alongside them the refined adventure of a PONANT musical cruise.


    *See the list of guests of honour present during your cruise in the “Guests” tab.

    Guest(s) Lecturer(s)

    Jean-Philippe Collard

    Jean-Philippe Collard

    Although pianist Jean-Philippe Collard's name is as French as his birthplace, Mareuil-sur-Ay, Champagne, his repertoire knows no geographical boundaries.

    In addition to his complete mastery of French concerto literature, his interpretations of works by Bartok, Brahms, Gershwin, Haydn, Liszt, Mozart, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Strauss, and Tchaikovsky have met with great acclaim.

    In addition to recitals throughout worldwide, Jean-Philippe Collard has appeared as soloist with the world's greatest orchestras, including the Zurich Tonhalle, Cleveland, Philadelphia and Minnesota Orchestras; the Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de Lyon; London's Philharmonia Orchestra; the Orchestra of St. Luke's; the New York, BBC, Royal, Los Angeles and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestras; and the BBC, San Francisco, London, Vienna, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Boston, and Japan's NHK Symphony Orchestras.

    He has collaborated with such renowned conductors as Semyon Bychkov, Marek Janowski, Eugen Jochum, Seiji Ozawa, Andre Previn, Simon Rattle and Charles Dutoit. He has also performed at the London Proms Concerts, and the Edinburgh, Aldeburgh, Bad Kissingen, Salzburg, Bath, Caramoor, Newport, and Saratoga Festivals. His recitals are eagerly-awaited events all over the world.

    A prolific recording artist with more than fifty titles to his credit, Jean-Philippe Collard's discography includes the Rachmaninov Etudes-Tableaux and Brahms Hungarian Dances (with pianist Michel Beroff), both named Stereo Review's Record of the Year in their respective years ; the Ravel Concerti with Lorin Maazel and the Orchestre National de France, cited by Gramophone Magazine as Best Concerto Recording ; and the Chausson Concert, Op. 21 (with Augustin Dumay and the Muir String Quartet).
    He has recorded all five Saint-Saëns Piano Concerti with Andre Previn and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and the first recordings of Mozart's arrangements of the six French melodies with baritone Jose van Dam. Other recordings include a disc of Chopin Ballades and the Sonata No. 3, and a Liszt recital disc including the B minor Sonata.

    His last recording is Schumann “Fantasie & Kreisleiriana”.

    Born into a musical family, Mr. Collard was admitted to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris at an exceptionally young age. At sixteen he was unanimously awarded the Conservatory's First Prize, and subsequently he has won many others, including the Grand Prix du Concours National des Artistes Soloists, Prix Albert Roussel, Prix Gabriel Faure, Prix du Concours International Marguerite Long/Jacques Thibaud, and Grand Prix du Concours International Cziffra.

    Jean-Philippe Collard was named Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur in January, 2003, Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres.

    He is Artistic Director of Les Flâneries Musicales de Reims since 2011 and also Artistic Director of  l’Académie de Musique Française at Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris.

    Alain Duault

    Alain Duault

    The novelist, poet, journalist, musicologist and radio and television presenter Alain Duault has been sharing his passion for and knowledge of classical music for more than 30 years. Considered to be one of the greatest opera specialists in France he is now President of the Prix Pelléas jury, and has been made an Officier de la Légion d’Honneur and Commandeur des Arts et Lettres.

    Alain Duault studied literature, philosophy and psycho-analysis in Paris, then musicology and piano. His first TV appearance was as a guest of Bernard Pivot for his book of poems, Colorature. This led to a number of radio programmes dedicated to classical music, notably on RTL, the radio station where Alain Duault would be “Mr Classical Music” for 22 years. A role that he also took on for the France 3 television channel, presenting a number of exceptional programmes (masterclasses with Ruggero Raimondi in the Salle Gaveau, Musiques en fête at the Chorégies d d’Orange festival…).

    In 1999, he conceived and presented Intégrale Chopin (225 works, 60 pianists), broadcast on France 3. Then in 2001, he wrote and performed an ambitious and very popular show, Verdi, une passion, un destin (with Jean Piat and 250 musicians). In the wake of this success, he wrote and performed two other shows:  Victor Hugo, la légende d’un siècle in 2002 and Rencontre avec George Sand (with Marie-Christine Barrault) in 2004 and 2005.

    Alain Duault also puts his writing skills to the service of classical music. The author of a number of books, including Dans la peau de Maria Callas, (Le Passeur Editeur, 2014, pocket edition, 2017); Dictionnaire amoureux illustré de l’Opéra (Plon Gründ, 2016). Ce léger rien des choses qui ont fui, poetry (Gallimard 2017), he also writes editorials for Classica.

    Language spoken: French

    Photo credit: Laurent Rouvrais @Radio Classique 

    Xavier Darcos

    Xavier Darcos

    Born 14 July 1947, Xavier Darcos is a French scholar, man of letters, academician, ambassador and politician.

    Teacher’s qualification (1972), PhD in Latin Studies (1982), Doctor of Philosophy and Social Sciences (1990), he was Professor of higher education (for the “khâgne”) at the Michel de Montaigne Lycée (Bordeaux) and Louis-le-Grand Lycée (Paris). He was also during this period head of collections at Hachette Éducation and himself published a series of manuals on literary history.

    His speciality as a scholar is the Ovidian view of death, as an image of the evolution of religious attitudes at a turning point of the millennium.

    In 1992, he was appointed senior school inspector at the Ministry of National Education. Then from 1993 to1995 he was chief of staff to Education Minister, François Bayrou, and then advisor on education and culture to Prime Minister Alain Juppé.

    From 1995 to 1998 he was head of the school inspection department in the Ministry of National Education. He was also Professor of Comparative Literature at the Paris IV-Sorbonne University from 1996 to 1999, a position he would take up again from 2005 to 2007.

    He is the author of a biography of Prosper Mérimée, as well as books on history and schooling theories, the culture of diplomacy and Latin authors, such as the historian Tacitus and the poet Ovid. He regularly writes articles for scholarly journals, mainly on the Latin world, modern literary history, poetry and comparative literature. 

    In June 2006 he was made a member of the Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques, succeedingBruno Neveu. He has been the Permanent Secretary of this Academy since 201I.

    He was elected into the Académie Française on 13 June 2013 to the seat of Pierre-Jean Rémy

    Having been a councillor involved in various mandates very early on, he was elected Mayor of Périgueuxin January 1997. He had been Deputy Mayor (responsible for culture) since 1987.

    Elected Senator in the Senate for the Dordogne in 1998, in 2001 he was appointed Vice President of the Senate’s cultural affairs commission.

    He has been a minister four times: Minister of School Education (2002-2004); Minister of Development, Cooperation and Francophony (2004-2005); Minister of National Education (2007-2009); and Minister of Labour, Social Relations, Family and Solidarity (2009-2010).

    The ambassador representing France in the OECD (2005-2007), he was also “ambassador for France’s foreign cultural policy” and thereby Executive President of the French Institute (June 2010 to January 2015). Since February 2015 he has been “ambassador for promoting French abroad”.

    Marie Josèphe Jude

    Marie Josèphe Jude

    Marie-Josèphe Jude was born in Nice in 1968 from a French father and a sino-Vietnamese mother. She started to learn piano and harp in her home city before joining the Conservatoire de Paris encouraged by G. Cziffra. She worked with Aldo Ciccolini (piano) and Jean Hubeau (chamber music) and was awarded a first prize in Piano and a concert licence in harp at the Ecole Normale in Paris. She then entered the third cycle  in Jean-Claude Pennetier’s class.

    At that time, she regularly attended Maria Curcio-Diamand’s lessons in London. In 1986, she met the composer Maurice Ohana and became one of her favourite performers.  She was a finalist at the Clara Haskil Competition in 1989 and won the Victoire de la Musique  in the category « New Talent » in 1995.

    This is when her carreer developped internationally ; she has appeared in halls and festivals all over the world : from Montpellier to bath, from the Roque d’Anthéron to Kuhmo, from Bagatelle to Locarno, from Colmar to Québec, from Nantes to Tokyo (Folle Journée)….

    She has played as a soloist under the conducting of Frans Brüggen, Charles Dutoit,

    Emmanuel Krivine, François-Xavier Roth, Jean-Yves Ossonce, Arturo Tamayo, Klaus Weise…with orchestras such as the Orchestre de Paris, the Nice Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Bordeaux, the Orchestre National d’ïle de France,  les Siècles, the BBC Scottish Orchestra, Basel Symphonic Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra of Luxembourg, the Brussels Philharmonic and the MDR in Leipzig.

    Marie-Josèphe Jude is also a fine chamber musician who plays with Henri Demarquette and Xavier Phillips (cello), Philippe Graffin and Jean-Marc Phillips (violin), Pascal Moraguès and Michel Portal (clarinet). In 1997 she founded a piano duo with Jean-François Heisser but she also plays with Michel Béroff or Claire Désert. Regularly she takes part into ballets with her brother Charles Jude, « danseur étoile » and director of the Bordeaux Ballet.

    She has recorded many Cds for the label Lyrinx : Brahms, Mendelssohn, Jolivet (Diapason d’Or), Clara Schumann, Dutilleux-Ohana, Beethoven, Chopin and Ravel-Debussy with Michel Béroff (2015).

    After 4 years of teaching at the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Lyon (2012-2016), she is now a teacher at the CNSM in Paris.

    Natacha Kudritskaya

    Natacha Kudritskaya

    Young Natacha first stepped into the classical music world as a student of the Lysenko Music School in Kiev, where she completed her training at the age of seventeen. After these formative years, she was part of three tours across the USA between 1996 and 2002 with the Kiev Symphony Orchestra; her very first experience as a concert musician.

    She soon after integrated the Tchaïkovski National Music Academy of Ukraine in Kiev where she followed the teachings of Irina Barinova and Igor Riabov and applied for the competitive CNSM in Paris at the age of nineteen. She studied simultaneously in both these institutions and graduated with the highest distinctions and honours of the jury.

    Four personalities have left their imprint on Natacha’s pianistic technique. First, Alain Planès, “my first professor, simply the representation of elegance, possessed a sheer sophisticated style”. Then came Jacques Rouvier, “very attached to the text, a rigorous and meticulous personality”. Her encounter with Ferenc Rados in Budapest, later on, was crucial: “he taught me how to read in between the notes” and, finally, Henri Barda “felt like a hurricane devastating my whole work and training, for there to reign only the power of music”

    Rameau’s work marked a turning point in her approach of pianistic technique and she dedicated two albums to this composer: first in 2009, in association with Luciano Berio and then in 2012, with the label 1001 Notes.

    2009 was the year Natacha Kudritskaya was invited to perform in the most prominent festivals and concert halls across France and Europe, among which figured Opéra Comique and Cité de la musique in Paris, Wigmore Hall in London, Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre, Gstaad’s Festival, Concertgebouw in Bruges, Flagey in Bruxelles, Helsinki Philharmonie, Konzerthaus in Vienna, la Grange de Meslay, Oxford Chamber Music Festival or Kuhmo Festival in Finland.

    Since 2015 Natacha Kudritskaya has been part of Universal Music catalogue and her first album, Nocturnes, is released by Deutsche Grammophon.

    photo credit : Sandrine Expilly


    David Kadouch

    David Kadouch

    Born in Nice in 1985, Kadouch began his studies at the Nice Conservatoire with Odile Poisson. At the age of 14 he entered the Paris Conservatoire in the classes of Jacques Rouvier. After receiving First Prize with Honors from the Paris Conservatoire, he moved to the Reina Sofia School in Madrid, where he studied with the legendary Dmitri Bashkirov. He has been perfecting as well with Murray Perahia, Mauricio Pollini, Maria-Joao Pires, Daneil Barenboim, Vitaly Margulis, Itzak Perlman…

    He is quickly becoming one of the most acclaimed pianists of his generation. A prize winner at the Beethoven Bonn Competition in 2005 and Leeds International Piano Competition in 2009, Kadouch has become a regular guest of some of the most important orchestras, recital series and international festivals. At the age of 13, Kadouch was invited by Itzhak Perlman to play under his baton at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. In 2008, Perlman invited him again to perform the Schumann Piano Quintet, this time at Carnegie Hall.

    He performs at major festivals: Contemporary Music Festival in Lucerne under Pierre Boulez, Klavier-Festival Ruhr, Gstaad Festival, Verbier Festival (where he was awarded the Verbier Festival Prix d’Honneur in 2009), Montreux Festival, Schwetzingen Festival, Jerusalem Festival, La Roque d’Anthéron Festival, Les Flâneries Musicales de Reims, “Folles Journées” in Ekaterinburg, Nîmes, Nantes, and in Japan, Piano aux Jacobins in Toulouse and China, Tonhalle in Zürich. He is playing chamber music with Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Edgar Moreau, Antoine Tamestit, Michel Dalberto, Nikolaj Znaider, Radovan Vlatkovic, Frans Helmerson, as well as the Quartets Quiroga, Ebène and Ardeo.

    In 2010, David Kadouch is nominated “Young Talent of the Year” by French Victoires de la Musique and in 2011 he is the winner of the International Classical Music Awards in the category “Young Artist of the Year”.

    In 2011 he made his New York debut recital at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He performs with the Tonhalle Orchestra of Zürich under David Zinman, Orchestre Philarmonique de Monte Carlo, Orchestre National de Lille and the Gulbenkian Foundation Orchestra under Jean-Claude Casadesus, Orchestre de Strasbourg under Marc Alrecht, Halle Orchester under Robin Ticciati, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra…

    Daniel Barenboim invited him to participate in his Beethoven Sonata DVD project, which also featured Lang Lang… He also Barenboim invited him to replace Murray Perahia in Jerusalem in 2008 and to participate with him at the France 2 TV show “Thé ou Café” in 2009. Most recently, he invited him to step in for Lang Lang in Ramallah (West Bank), filmed by Arte for the documentary “Maestro”. 

    He gives recitals in Paris, Montpellier, Aix-en-Provence, Nîmes, Madrid, Verbier, Luzern, Elmau, Munich, as well as solo recital and duo concert with Renaud Capuçon and Edgar Moreau.

    His recent engagements include: The Orchestre de Marseille and Lawrence Foster, Orchestre de Cannes and Quentin Hindley, Musikalische Akademie des NTO Mannheim eand Maxime Pascal, Brussel Philharmonic and Nicolas Collon, but also in recital in France in Paris, Aix-en-Provence, Montpellier, Nice, Toulon, abroad in Spain, Italy, Netherland, Japan, Pays Bas et au Japon, he is also involved in the Bach project in Pleyel with Martha Argerich, and in the Folles Journées in Nantes, Nîmes, Ekaterinburg, Taiwan and in Tokyo.

    Highlights of the season 2016/2017: il se produit avec Le Müncher Symphoniker et Kevin John Edusei, l’Orchestre Insula et Laurence Equilbey, l’Orchestre National de Montpellier et Michaël Schønwandt, l’Orchestre de la Monnaie (Bruxelles) et Russel Davies, le Bilkent Orchestra à Ankara. Il se produit également en récitals à Paris, Montpellier, Nîmes, Hohenems, Ekaterinburg, Evian, Tannay, Chambord, au Festival de Saint-Denis ou encore à Bruxelles.

    Kadouch's recordings include a live recording of the Beethoven Concerto No. 5 with the Cologne Philharmonic (Naxos), Shostakovich's Preludes (TransArt Live), Schumann Concerto without orchestra and Piano Quintet (Decca/Universal), a CD of Russian music including Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, Medtner Sonata and Taneïev Prelude and Fugue, a solo recital CD Bach, Janacek, Schumann, Bartok for Mirare.

    Next release: Duo recital with Edgar Moreau around Mendelssohn, Bloch, Bruch

    photo credit : Alexandre Hager

    Pierre -Yves Plat

    Pierre -Yves Plat

    Is he classical or is he jazz? Pierre-Yves Plat cannot be classified. Thanks to his musical sensitivity and his amazing virtuosity, he magnificently transforms classical tunes through his ragtime renditions of Chopin and reinterpretations of Bach with salsa rhythms… His sublime talent rouses the public, astounding them with his improvisations and the fantasy of his performance.

    Bach, Chopin, Beethoven and many others interact with our era under the fingers of this young virtuoso, full of audacity and humour. 

    A pianist to discover and to follow!

    Photo credit: André Callewaert

    Possibility of withdrawal in case of force majeure.

    Pre/Post & Overlands

    1. Before your cruise

      Transfer by coach from Paris CDG airport (Terminal 2) to the port of Honfleur

      110.00 AU$
      Per person, based on double occupancy

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      Transfer by coach from Paris Porte Maillot to the port of Honfleur

      110.00 AU$
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      From Paris, on your own to the port of Honfleur (1 night)

      565.00 AU$
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    2. During your cruise

      Canal Cruise & Anne Franck (4h00)

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    Attention: the prices listed at the time of your reservation can be different from those listed in the brochure. These prices can evolve based on availability and the real time rates of the airline companies selected.
    Travellers are advised to check all the information with the authorities concerned prior to the departure date. Ponant advises Travellers to consult the country factsheets relating to the chosen destinations. Ponant specifically draws Travellers' attention to the fact that the information provided may change up until the departure date, and they are advised to consult that information up until the time of departure. CDP invites Travellers to adjust their behavior to the visited country, to exercise vigilance and to avoid carrying valuable objects during their travel.
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