4th annual Piano Festival at Sea

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    4th annual Piano Festival at Sea

    Cruise The Mediterranean

    from 29 April 2019 to 6 May 2019
    8 days / 7 nights

    Departure Port : Athens
    Arrival Port : Athens

    Ship : LE BOUGAINVILLE

    • Ref : G290419

    In partnership with RADIO CLASSIQUE.  

    Set sail aboard Le Bougainville for a musical cruise in the Aegean Sea, in the cultural cradle of western civilisation. A circuit in partnership with RADIO CLASSIQUE, with the exceptional presence of Alain Duault.  

    This PONANT itinerary will enable you to discover several UNESCO World Heritage treasures over 8 days during unforgettable ports of call, with all this punctuated by recitals performed on board by exceptional pianists.

    Your voyage begins in Athens, the city of the gods and the great philosophers dominated by the Acropolis, from where you will head for the island of Patmos in the Dodecanese. Saint John wrote his gospels here and it is where tradition locates the Cave of the Apocalypse.

    Le Bougainville will then sail towards Kusadasi and Dikili, gateways to the fabulous ancient sites of Ephesus and its huge library, a real jewel of white marble, as well as Pergamum and its impressive theatre.

    The pearls of the Cyclades now await you: the unique Santorini, unfurling the grandiose circle of its caldera, Delos, the sacred island frozen in time, and Mykonos, with its paved small streets and blue-and-white houses.

    After a final port of call at Hydra, the “Saint-Tropez of Athenians”, you will reach Athens, the end of your musical and maritime odyssey.

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    Highlights

    • A cruise in partnership avec RADIO CLASSIQUE, combining an exceptional musical line-up and cultural programme, in the presence of Alain Duault.
    • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Acropolis of Athens (embarkation and disembarkation port), the Monastery of Saint John and the Cave of the Apocalypse on Patmos, the sites of Ephesus from Kusadasi and Pergamum from Dikili, the sacred island of Delos.
    • The spectacular caldera of Santorini and its steep cliffs.

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      AU$13,710
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      AU$14,390
      AU$8,020
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      AU$15,150
      AU$8,430
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      AU$21,360
      AU$11,790
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      AU$16,050
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      AU$30,710
      AU$16,840
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      AU$32,300
      AU$17,700
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      AU$32,300
      AU$17,700
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      AU$35,570
      AU$19,470
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      AU$19,470
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      AU$40,340
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    Prestige Deck 6

    • Area : 19 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(TM) 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
    • 2 staterooms of 27
    • 5 m² with a private balcony of 6 m² for people with reduced mobility.
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    Prestige Deck 6 Suite

    • Area : 38 m²
    • Capacity : up to 2 guests per stateroom
    • 8m² private balcony
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod(TM) players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet access wifi
    •  Butler service.
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    • Area : 32 m²
    • Capacity : up to 3 guests per stateroom
    • Private balcony
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • 1 sofa
    • Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod(TM) players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet access wifi
    •  Butler service.
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    Reference rate, per person  based on  double occupancy.   

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    LE BOUGAINVILLE

    Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed staterooms, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 staterooms and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience.

    As the third ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Bougainville will embody the unique atmosphere that is the cruise line’s hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort.

    Aboard this ship that flies the French flag, you will experience the incomparable pleasure of an intimate cruise, with the possibility of exploring an ever-increasing range of destinations in an ethnic-chic ambiance with luxury service.

    Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel.

    Port of call & excursions

    29 April 2019 – Patmos

    Athens

    Embarkation 29/04/2019 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 29/04/2019 at 18H00 .

    The Greek capital city is located on the edge of the Saronic gulf, in the east of the country. It bears a plural name in reference to the first villages that surround the Acropolis. You will be enchanted by the rocky plateau presided by its monuments listed as UNESCO World Heritage. In the city below, you can visit some of the liveliest districts in Athens: Plaka, with its maze of colourful streets, and where, in the evenings the drifting aroma of moussaka and garlic prawns will tickle your taste buds. Don’t miss anything of the city’s cultural past. Pay a visit to the National Archaeological museum, or the Cycladic Art Museum.

    30 April 2019 – Patmos

    30 April 2019 – Patmos

    Arrival 30/04/2019 midday. Departure 30/04/2019 late afternoon.

    Patmos is one of the legendary must-see islands in the Dodecanese. This is where Saint John resided, presumed author of the last book in the Bible. The cave of the Apocalypse and the Saint-John-the-Theologian Monastery are dedicated to him. These sites, which are listed by UNESCO as World Heritage, are located at the top of a hillside planted with vines and orchards. On the shore, the crystalline coves of Kambos and Lampi offer absolutely gorgeous swimming areas. You’ll be drawn to the bustle in Skala harbour and its taverns, famous for their fish soup and tiropita, which is a type of pasty filled with fresh Patmos cheese.

    1 May 2019 – Kusadasi

    1 May 2019 – Kusadasi

    Arrival 01/05/2019 early morning. Departure 01/05/2019 late afternoon.

    The attractive seaside resort of Kusadasi is located in a gulf on the western coast of Turkey. You can bathe there in clear waters or stroll along the coastal walk, in the shade of palms. In the historical district, you can take a mosey down the narrow streets and explore the colourful shops in the bazaar. Close by, the Ephesus archaeological site in the hillsides provides an opportunity to discover the ruins of one of the most famous cities of Antiquity.

    2 May 2019 – Dikili

    2 May 2019 – Dikili

    Arrival 02/05/2019 early morning. Departure 02/05/2019 midday.

    The charming harbour city of Dikili is located on the west coast in the province of Izmir. It’s shoreline of turquoise waters is an invitation to come. In the shade of maritime pines, the streets in the town centre will win your favour with their fresh fruit juice stands and honey cakes. You can also go on a wander inland and visit the Pergamon acropolis.

    3 May 2019 – Santorini

    3 May 2019 – Santorini

    Arrival 03/05/2019 early morning. Departure 03/05/2019 late afternoon.

    The spectacular volcanic island of Santorini stands out proud in the Cyclades. Its basalt cliffs offer particularly expansive views of the Aegean. To enjoy these views, you can head for the capital, Fira. Its floral belvederes of bougainvillea provide a bird’s-eye view of several thousand metres of coastline. Further away, the gorgeous village of Oia looks like a stairway of blue and white houses on the slopes of the volcano. In the south of the island, you will be able to visit the stunning ruins of Akrotiri, an ancient city destroyed by an eruption and covered with a thick layer of lava stone.

    4 May 2019 – Delos

    4 May 2019 – Delos

    Arrival 04/05/2019 early morning. Departure 04/05/2019 midday.

    This legendary Cyclades island of Delos stands just a few miles southwest of Mykonos. The ceremonial solemnity of this ancient holy sanctuary will not leave you indifferent. The sheer size and importance of this UNESCO World Heritage site which covers over half of the island is thrilling in itself. From the Stoa of Antigonos, the Terrace of the Lions, to the carved marble animal statues, you will make discovery after discovery, against a backdrop of the Aegean stretching to the horizon. The theatre steps on the hillside are a particularly good place from which to enjoy the expansive view.

    4 May 2019 – Mykonos

    4 May 2019 – Mykonos

    Arrival 04/05/2019 early afternoon. Departure 04/05/2019 late evening.

    Nicknamed “little Venice”, Mykonos is famous for its Alefkandra district where houses are built right on the water’s edge. Their multi-coloured loggias are emblematic of this Cyclades island, as are the pelicans and windmills. You can get close up to the birds on the quaysides of the old port. Up on the hillside, you can see the windmill sails turning. In the cobbled streets of the pedestrian centre, bougainvillea bedeck immaculate facades. As you weave in and out of the little streets, snatches of coastline will undoubtedly call you to the island’s beaches, the quietest of which can be found on the northern coast.

    5 May 2019 – Hydra

    5 May 2019 – Hydra

    Arrival 05/05/2019 midday. Departure 05/05/2019 evening.

    This unusual gem belonging to the Saronic islands is located to the east of the Peloponnese. There are no cars here. Named after the island, the harbour town is layered up the slopes of a mountainous bay. You may be surprised to see beautiful stone mansions. These are traditional here, as are the multi-coloured caïques along the quays. Further along the shore, within the walls of the “Monastery of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary” is a museum of Byzantine art. Collections from Athens National History Museum are exhibited in the elegant villa Koundouriotis.

    6 May 2019▸5 May 2019 – Athens

    Athens

    Disembarkation 06/05/2019 at 07H00 .

    The Greek capital city is located on the edge of the Saronic gulf, in the east of the country. It bears a plural name in reference to the first villages that surround the Acropolis. You will be enchanted by the rocky plateau presided by its monuments listed as UNESCO World Heritage. In the city below, you can visit some of the liveliest districts in Athens: Plaka, with its maze of colourful streets, and where, in the evenings the drifting aroma of moussaka and garlic prawns will tickle your taste buds. Don’t miss anything of the city’s cultural past. Pay a visit to the National Archaeological museum, or the Cycladic Art Museum.

    Formalities

    • 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

    These annual PONANT/Radio Classique music cruises have become a must for fans of the king of instruments. This season, five outstanding musicians will come together to perform, from Nelson Freire, not only Brazil’s greatest pianist but also in the world, to the young Russian Anna Fedorova, a virtuoso with kaleidoscopic fingers. We also have Sri Lankan poet, Shani Diluka, her delicate touch full of Eastern promise, the quasi-Proustian inner worlds of Franco-American pianist Nicholas Angelich, and Frenchman Nicolas Stavy, a Liszt expert with fireworks for fingers.

    A top-level piano festival awaits you.

    (6 concerts: 5 recitals + 1 encore concert)

    Theme

    MUSIC

    MUSIC

    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)

    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, before joining Radio Classique with daily slots until 2018. 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’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 Éditeur, 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 

    Nicolas Stavy

    Nicolas Stavy

    Language spoken: French

     

    Photo credit : Gilles Molinier

    Nelson Freire

    Nelson Freire

    Born in Brazil, Nelson Freire began piano studies at the age of three with Nise Obino and Lucia Branco, who has worked with a pupil of Liszt.  He made his first public appearance at the age of five with Mozart Sonata in A K.331.  In 1957, after winning a grant at the Rio de Janeiro International Piano Competition with his performance of Beethoven's “Emperor” concerto, he went to Vienna to study with Bruno Seidlhofer, teacher of Friedrich Gulda. Seven years later he won the Dinu Lipatti Medal in London and the first prize at the International Vianna da Motta Competition in Lisbon.

     

    His international career begins in 1959: Europe, USA, Central and South America, Japan and Israel.

     

    He has collaborated with distinguished conductors such as Pierre BOULEZ, Lionel BRINGUIER, Riccardo CHAILLY, Myung-Whun CHUNG, Charles DUTOIT, Rafael FRÜHBECK de BURGOS, Valery GERGIEV, Eugene JOCHUM, Fabio LUISI, Lorin MAAZEL, Kurt MASUR, Ingo METZMACHER, Rudolf KEMPE (tours in the United States and Germany with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra), Vaclav NEUMANN, Seiji OZAWA, André PREVIN, Tugan SOKHIEV, Yuri TEMIRKANOV, Ilan VOLKOV…

     

    He is invited by prestigious orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Munich Philharmonic, Bayerische Rundfunk, Deutsches Symphony Orchester, Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Danish Radio Symphony, Mariinsky Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Tonhalle Orchestra of Zurich, Vienna Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, St Petersburg Philharmonic, London Symphony, BBC Scottish Symphony, BBC Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, Seoul Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre de Toulouse, Radio France Philharmonic, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, as well as American Orchestras of Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York, Philadelphia… With Martha Argerich, he toured Japan in 2003, Brazil and Argentina in 2004 and USA in 2005 (New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Québec).

     

    Important engagements of this 2017/18 season include: Orchestre Phiharmonique de Radio France with Bernard Labadie (Mozart N°20), concerts in Berlin Philharmonie, Valencia and Prague with Mariinsky Orchestra and Valery Gergiev (Brahms 2), Orchestra de la Scala Milano with Gergiev (Brahms 2), Rotterdam Philharmonic with James Conlon (Brahms 2), orchestra and recital tours in Australia, United States and China, as well as  recitals in Paris Philharmonie, Lyon, Gstaad Festival…

     

    Nelson Freire has recorded for Sony/CBS, Teldec, DGG, IPAM, and London labels. Philips released his most coveted performances on their acclaimed series, Great Pianists of the 20th Century and his recording of Chopin’s 24 Préludes on CBS received the “Prix Edison”. As an exclusive DECCA Artists: Chopin, Schumann and Brahms Concertos 1 and 2 with the Gewandhaus zu Leipzig under Riccardo Chailly, Beethoven Sonatas, Debussy, Preludes, Chopin Nocturnes, Liszt solo pieces and “Brazileiro” with Brazilian composers and Live from Salzburg with Martha Argerich (DGG). For his recordings he received numerous prices : Diapason d’Or of the Year, Grand Prix de l’Académie Charles Cros, Choc du Monde de la Musique, 10 by Repertoire, Classica, Grammy Awards, Chopin with the Gïrzenich Orchester Cologne and Lionel Bringuier. The portrait “Nelson FREIRE” is available on Video Film (Brazil).

     

    Nelson Freire was nominated “Soloist of the Year 2002” by French Victoires de la Musique and received in January 2005 a special “Honours Award” for his career. His Chopin recording is nominated by Grammy Awards 2006. His Brahms Concertos with Riccardo Chailly are nominated by Grammy Awards 2007 and announced “Record of the Years” and “Winner of the Concerto Category” by Classic FM Gramophone Awards 2007. Chopin’s Nocturnes is nominated in the category “Instrumental Solo“ by Grammy Awards 2010 and his CD “Brasileiro” Villa-Lobos & Friends received the Grammy Awards 2013 as the best classical recording for South America.

     

    His Bach recital recording won the prestigious Echo Prize as the best solo recording of the year 2016. Just released in September 2017 the CD dedicated to Brahms.

    He is appointed Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres by the French government.

    Languages spoken : french, english

     

    Photo credit :  Decca Classics

    Shani Diluka

    Shani Diluka

    Described by Le Figaro as an “extraordinary” performer, Shani Diluka was only six when she was selected for the Princess Grace of Monaco programme at the Prince Rainier III Music Academy in the Principality. Engagements quickly followed, with her first recital aged nine and a part in a concert by Hélène Grimaud at the Nice Acropolis when she was 12. The same year, conductor Lawrence Foster, impressed by her talent, encouraged her to continue her studies at the highest level. She excelled at the Paris Conservatoire (CNSM), her studies culminating in first prize unanimously awarded by this august establishment. Her meeting with Leon Fleisher would guide her career, philosophically and definitively.

     

    The same year, still at the CNSM in Paris, she met Maria Joao Pires, Menahem Pressler and Murray Perahia, who all invited her to work with them. Other encounters followed in 2005 when she was accepted into the International Academy Lake Como. Presided by Martha Argerich, this prestigious school only selects a handful of pianists a year from all over the world.

     

    Today, Shani Diluka is regularly invited to perform at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, the Salle Pleyel and Paris Philharmonic, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, La Roque d’Anthéron Festival, Metz Arsenal, Bordeaux Auditorium, Menton’s international festival, Dijon Auditorium, Bucharest Philharmonic and Radio France Auditorium. She has opened La Folle Journée in Tokyo and closed the Verbier Festival, and was principal pianist at the Zubin Mehta Festival.

     

    Shani has also been guest soloist for orchestras all over the world including Radio France’s Philharmonic, Sinfonia Varsovia, Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, Wurttemberg Orchestra, Bordeaux Aquitaine Orchestra, Royal Swedish Orchestra, Bremen Symphony Orchestra, Vienna’s Tonkunstler Orchestra and the Kyushu Symphony Orchestra in Japan. She has worked with famous conductors such as Lawrence Foster, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Ludovic Morlot, Eivind Gullberg Jensen, Kwame Ryan and Gábor Takács-Nagy.

     

    Passionate about chamber music, she is a regular partner in famous quartets including Ebène, Ysaÿe, Prazak, Modigliani and Belcea, and of legendary soloists like Valentin Erben from the Alban Berg Quartet, Teresa Berganza, Michel Portal and the great Natalie Dessay.

     

    In tune with her era, she has worked with some of the great modern composers: G. Kurtag, W. Rhim and B. Mantovani with whom she created 5 pièces pour Paul Klee.

     

    For younger audiences, she has produced two CD books with Natalie Dessay, Chopin’s Histoire de Babar (Editions Didier Jeunesse-Hachette) and Babar et le Père Noel (Dolce Vita), both of which were critically acclaimed. She is now working on a Russian music project with Elodie Fondacci at Radio Classique.

     

    She has won many awards for her solo recordings of Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Grieg (Choc de la Musique, RTL d’Or, Choix d’Arte, Mezzo, Vogue Japan, 5 Diapasons, Gramophone, Fanfare USA, Diapason, Musikzen and Japan’s Arena Award). Her performances are regularly broadcast on international radio stations such as the BBC, Radio France, Espace2, ABC Australia and Deutscher Rundfunk, and on TV stations including ARTE and NHK in Japan, and for France 2 performed at Victoires de la Musique in 2015 and 2017.

     

    Shani Diluka has also worked on several film projects with famous names including Sophie Marceau, Gérard Depardieu, Hippolyte Girardot and Charles Berling.

     

    She recorded the highly-praised official CD for La Folle Journée 2014 of avant-garde Route 66 American music. In 2016, her latest Schubert album, which included the composer’s last sonata D 960, won numerous prizes and a double box set was dedicated to her by Mirare. The 2016/2017 season saw her performing at the Théatre des Champs Elysées (Jeanine Roze production), Vienna’s Konzerthaus, the Zubin Mehta Foundation, Salzburg’s Mozarteum, the Ravinia Festival in Chicago, Schubertiades in Austria, La Folle Journée in Nantes, Russia and Japan, La Roque d’Anthéron Festival and the Paris Philharmonic. Release of an album entitled Symphonie des Oiseaux (Mirare) with Geneviève Laurenceau and bird-song imitators Johnny Rasse and Jean Boucault in spring 2017 was enthusiastically received by critics and the public.

     

    Future projects for 2018 include a CD involving historic piano and modern piano, exploring the relationship between Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach and Mozart, sponsored by the Royaumont Foundation for Mirare, and publication of her first collection of poems by Editions Art3.

    Languages spoken : French, English, Italian, Sinhalese

     

    Photo credit : Balazs Borocz

    Anna Fedorova

    Anna Fedorova

    Anna Fedorova is one of the world's premier young pianists. From an early age, she demonstrated an innate musical maturity and outstanding technical abilities. Her international concert career took off while she was only a child, and audiences around the world were stunned by the depth and power of her musical expression. Critics have praised Anna's signature “sweet modesty and wild expression,” which rendered listeners “completely taken by surprise, compelled and astonished.”


    In September 2013, Anna Fedorova performed Rachmaninoff 2nd Piano Concerto at the opening of the season of Sunday Morning Concerts series at the Great hall of the Royal Concertgebouw. Within two and a half a years, the recording of this concert received over 14 million views on YouTube and was highly praised among renown musicians. In November 2015 she returned to perform in the big hall of Concertgebouw in Sunday Morning Concerts series Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No 3, this performance was again steamed live on TV,
    internet and radio.


    Anna Fedorova has performed in some of the most prestigious concert halls of Europe, North and South America, and Asia, including the
    Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall, the Zurich Tonhalle, The Palacio de Bellas Artes (Mexico), the Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires),Cadogan Hall (London), the Warsaw Filharmonia, the Gdansk Philharmonic, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Hamburg Laeiszhalle, Belem Cultural Centre in Lisbon and many others. She has also appeared at numerous Music Festivals such as the Verbier Festival (Switzerland), Annecy Classic Festival (France), Menuhin Festival Gstaad (Switzerland), Ravinia Festival (USA), the IKIF (New York, USA), Violon sur le sable (France), the Rubinstein Piano Festival (Lodz, Poland), the International Piano Festival in Trieste (Italy), the Orpheum Music Festival (Zurich, Switzerland), Musikdorf Ernen (Switzerland), The Corfu Festival of Arts (Greece), the Chopin Festival in Antonin (Poland), International Chamber Music Festival Koblenz (Germany) and others.
    Having mastered a formidable concerto repertoire, she played with orchestras around the world, among which are The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony orchestra (Japan), the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orquestra Filarmonica de Buenos Aires (Argentina), the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne (Switzerland), the Residentie Orkest and the Camerata Amsterdam (Netherlands), the Tokyo New City Orchestra (Japan), the Philarmonia of the Nations and the Nordwestdeutsche
    Philharmonie (Germany), the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Mexico, the Xalapa Symphony Orchestra and the OFUNAM (Mexico), the Israel Chamber Orchestra, the Polish Camerata and many others. Conductors with whom Anna has had the pleasure of performing with include Jaap Van Zweden, Jun Markl, Alun Francis, Andrew Grams, Howard Griffiths, Gerard Oskamp, Justus Franz, Kevin Griffiths, Carlos Miguel
    Prieto, Jerome Pillement, Shinik Hahm, Alejo Perez, Martin Panteleev, David Lockington and many others.

    Anna Fedorova has claimed top prizes at numerous international piano competitions, including the International Rubinstein 'In Memoriam' piano competition, the Moscow International Frederick Chopin Competition for young pianists, the Lyon Piano Competition, and recently became recipient of the Verbier Festival Academy Award. She is also two‐time laureate of the Dorothy MacKenzie Artist Recognition Scholarship Award at the International Keyboards Institute & Festival (New York, USA). A graduate of the Lysenko School of Music in Kyiv
    (studio of Borys Fedorov), Anna is currently a student of Norma Fisher at the Royal College of Music in London, she is David Young Piano Prize Holder supported by a Soiree d’Or Award and Keyboard Trust. Additionally, Anna studies at the prestigious Accademia Pianistica in Imola, Italy under professor Leonid Margarius. She has also received artistic guidance from world renowned pianists such as Alfred Brendel and Menahem Pressler, and is regularly mentored by Steven Isserlis and Andras Schiff.
    In autumn 2014 Anna Fedorova’s first two albums were released ‐ Solo CD with works by Brahms, Liszt and Chopin under DiscAnnecy Label and the Rachmaninoff CD with Piano Classics. Summer 2016is marked for Anna with release of 3 more albums ‐ with Rachmaninoff 3rd piano
    Concerto and Mussorgsky “Pictures at an Exhibition”, and two duo CDs are ‐ with german Cellist Benedict Kloeckner and works of Chopin and Frank, and with turkish cellist Jamal Aliyev and works by Russian composers.
    Highlights of Anna Fedorova’s future engagements include performances with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Cadogan hall in London, Orchestre Lamoureux in the Theatre des Champs Elysees, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (UK), Orchestra Simfonica Siciliana, the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie and many others. She will perform in such prestigious concert halls as the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Vancouver Playhouse, The Norwegian Opera and ballet in Oslo, Theatre des Champs Elysees, Louis Vuitton Series in Paris and many others.


    In the 2015‐2016 Anna was the artist in residence in Edeshe Concert hall in Ede, Netherlands. Since May 2017, Anna is the artistic director of International Chamber Music Festival Ede.

    Languages spoken: French, English

     

    Photo credit: Musica Prima

    Nicholas Angelich

    Nicholas Angelich

    Born in the United States in 1970, Nicholas Angelich began studying the piano at five with his mother. At the age of seven, he gave his first concert with Mozart’s Concerto K. 467. He entered at 13 the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris where he studied with Aldo Ciccolini, Yvonne Loriod, Michel Beroff and Marie‑Françoise Bucquet. He won the First Prize for piano and chamber music.

    Nicholas Angelich followed master-classes with Leon Fleisher, Dmitri Bashkirov, and Maria Joao Pires. In 1989 he won the Second Prize of the International Piano Competition R. Casadesus in Cleveland and in 1994 the First Prize of the International Piano Competition Gina Bachauer. In 1996 he was invited as a resident of the International Piano Foundation of Cadennabia (Italy). In 2002 he received the “International Klavierfestival Ruhr – Young Talent Award” (Germany) from Leon Fleischer where he performed in June 2003. At the Victoires de la Musique Classique 2013, he received the Victoire of the “Instrumental Soloist of the Year”.

    He made his debuts in May 2003 with the New-York Philharmonic under Kurt Masur at the Lincoln Center in New-York. Valdimir Jurowski invited him to open with him the 2007/08 season of the Russian National Orchestra in Moscow.

    He also performed with the Orchestre National de France under Marc Minkowski, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France under Paavo Järvi and Krzysztof Urbanski, Orchestre National de Lyon and David Robertson, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo under Jesus Lopez-Cobos and Kenneth Montgomery, Saint-Petersbourg Symphony under Alexandre Dimitriev, Strasbourg and Montpellier orchestras, Toulouse Orchestra under Jaap van Zweden in Amsterdam and Yannick Nezet-Sequin in San Sebastian, the Orchestre de chambre de Lausanne and Christian Zacharias, the SWR Baden-Baden orchestra, the Dresdner Philharmoniker under Michael Sanderling, the Francfort Radio orchestra under Hugh Wolff and Paavo Jarvi, the Swiss-Italian Radio Orchestra and Charles Dutoit, the Tonkünstler Orchester and K. Järvi, the Stuttgart Radio Orchestra and Roger Norrington, the Montreal Symphony, Atlanta Symphony under E. Krivine, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Seoul Philharmonic under M.-W. Chung, the London Philharmonic under Kazuchi Ono and Vladimir Jurowski, the London Symphony and David Afkham, the Swedish Radio Orchestra and Daniel Harding, the Los Angeles Symphony with Stephane Denève, the Pittsburgh Symphony with Gianandrea Noseda, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Tugan Sokhiev, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Y. Nezet-Seguin, the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra and Valery Gergiev ; as well as recitals in London, Munich, Geneva, Amsterdam, Brussels, Luxembourg, Rome, Lisbon, Brescia, Tokyo, Paris. He is a regular guest of the Verbier Festival and Martha Argerich’s festival in Lugano. He made his debuts at the BBC Proms in July 2009 with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Y. Nezet-Seguin.

    Great interpreter of classic and romantic repertoire, Nicholas Angelich played all Beethoven Sonatas and Liszt’s Années de Pélerinage in different countries. He is also very interested in 20th century music such as Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Shostakovitsh, Bartok, Ravel, as well as Messiaen, Stockhausen, Pierre Boulez, Eric Tanguy, Bruno Mantovani, Baptiste Trotignon (Different Spaces/Naïve CD), and Pierre Henry, who dedicated to him the « Concerto for piano without orchestra ».

    Always enthusiastic about playing chamber music, his partners are Martha Argerich, Gil Shaham, Yo-Yo Ma, Gautier and Renaud Capuçon, Maxim Vengerov, Akiko Suwanai, Dimitri Sitkovetsky, Joshua Bell, Gérard Caussé, Daniel Müller-Schott, Jian Wang, Paul Meyer, the Ysaye, Prazak, Pavel Haas, Modigliani, and Ebène Quartets.

    Languages spoken : French, English

     

    Photo credit: Jean François Leclercq

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