Stéphane Tétreault (Canada) and Joona Pulkkinen (Finland) are both graduates of the second season of Gautier Capuçon's Cello Masterclass at the Fondation Louis Vuitton. With piano accompaniment provided by Samuel Parent, they have been invited to perform a recital at the Fondation's Auditorium, with a programme that features major works from the cello repertoire by Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius and Shostakovich.
In February 2015 Tedi Papavrami was guest artist at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in a masterly interpretation of Bach’s complete Sonatas and Partitas.
He returns in June 2016 with the second leg of this cycle of works for solo violin in a highly virtuoso programme centred on Paganini’s Capricci and Ysaÿe’s Sonatas. His recordings of the latter in 2014 received a ‘solo instrumentalist’ Diapason d’Or for the year, as well as a Choc Classica award.
Combining circus arts, music, singing and visual arts, in a dialogue between Western and African culture, this multidisciplinary project brings together talents from different backgrounds and disciplines in experimental productions, designed on the basis of constant exchange at all levels between its three founders.
Considered by his peers as the rising star of the piano, Benjamin Grosvenor has already won ‘Young Artist of the Year’ and an ‘Instrumental Award’ from Gramophone magazine, and a ‘Young Talent’ Diapason d’Or. In 2011, then 19 years old, he played as a soloist at the First Night of the Proms with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Four years later, last September, he appeared at the no less prestigious Last Night.
For the Fondation Louis Vuitton Benjamin Grosvenor proposes a programme centred on Ravel’s Tombeau de Couperin, with pieces by Mendelssohn and Chopin’s sonata no. 2 in the first part, and concluding with Liszt’s Venezia e Napoli.
On April 16th 2016, the Fondation Louis Vuitton welcomes once again the Seiji Ozawa International Academy Switzerland. A public masterclass of string quartets will take place, conducted by Sadap Harada, as well as a public rehearsal of the orchestra, lead by Seiji Ozawa.
Within the framework of its Piano nouvelle génération cycle, the Fondation Louis Vuitton is delighted to invite the pianist Alexandre Kantorow to join the list of young prodigies who have already appeared on the Auditorium’s stage.
Aged just 18 Alexandre Kantorow has already played as a soloist with many orchestras and appeared at a great number of venues in France and all over the world.
The New Generation Piano series continues at the Fondation Louis Vuitton with young pianist Lucas Debargue.
After starting out as a soloist at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, he was soon invited to perform in the greatest recital halls in Russia, Italy, the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States and more.
Violinist Maxim Vengerov is invited by the Foundation Louis Vuitton for a most exceptional recital. Regarded as one of the foremost violinists of our era, Maxim Vengerov has performed as a soloist in many of the world’s most prestigious venues.
Since 2007, he has also been making a name as an orchestral conductor and is today artist in residence with the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra. For his Paris recital, Maxim Vengerov has chosen to be accompanied by a compatriot, the pianist Roustem Saitkoulov
Cooking a Dream is an adaptation for the stage of a novel from Zhenzhong Ji (The Story in the Pillow), a collection of dream-fuelled tales that dates from the Tang dynasty. The traditional tale has inspired a fresh perspective on Chinese cultural identity.
This poetic and contemporary production, which draws on the form of Xiqu (Chinese opera), weaves together tradition, modernity, and the mortal and spiritual worlds.
Working with the dancer Ming-Xi Zhang, Hu Xiangqian presents Back to the Stage, Like Water Flowing Past, a unique performance probing the possible transitions and translations between language and dance.
In A Conversation, Cao Fei creates an audio and visual dialogue with artist and composer Zafka Zhang (Zhang Anding) exploring "new sound", the noise generated by China's rampant urbanisation.
For its first concert of 2016, the Fondation Louis Vuitton is inviting young pianist Jean-Paul Gasparian as part of its New Generation Piano series.
Jean-Paul Gasparian will play two important works from the piano repertoire: Chopin's 24 Preludes and Rachmaninoff's 9 Etudes-tableaux.
© Photo : Künstlersekretariat Schoerke GmbH
For its second edition, the Piano Nouvelle Generation recital 2015-2016 honors six young prodigies that come from France, Canada, Great Britain and the United States.
The first installment was assigned to Kit Armstrong, a pianist of 23 years from Los Angeles.
For its second edition, the "Classe d'excellence de violoncelle" reinvests the Fondation's auditorium, from November 2015 until the end of June 2016 for monthly meetings of three or four days.
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© Photo : Gregory Batardon
'3 solos by Lucinda Childs danced by Ruth Childs'
On the occasion of the presentation in Paris at Théâtre de la Ville of "Available Light », choreographer Lucinda Childs proposes a world preview reinterpretation of three legendary solos by dancer and her niece, Ruth Childs: Pastime (1963) Carnation (1964) and Museum Piece (1965).
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The debut concert of the 2015-2016 season features the Moscow Virtuosi conducted by Maestro Vladimir Spivakov in an exceptional evening dedicated to Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Shostakovich.
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© Photo : Martin Argyroglo
From Architecture 2015
On 22 and 23 October 2015, artist Tarek Atoui will be presenting the third chapter of his music and sound piece, From Architecture, conceived in close relation to Frank Gehry’s building.
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Presented by Fondation Louis Vuitton in collaboration with Cahiers d’Art. A creation of the Stas Namin Theatre in Moscow, with the Russian Museum of Saint Petersbourg.
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La Fondation © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Iwan Baan
For the public, entry to the Fondation Louis Vuitton was free on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September on the occasion of the 32nd Journées Européennes du Patrimoine (European Heritage Days) organized in France by the Ministry for Culture and Communication.
13 000 visitors came to the Fondation during this event.
To mark its residence at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, on the 1st and 3rd of July, 2015, the Seiji Ozawa International Academy of Switzerland will perform two exceptional concerts both highlighting the quartets formed by the Academy and showcasing its orchestral work, directed by Seiji Ozawa.
© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Félix Cornu
Monday 15th june, at 6:30 p.m., after 6 months of practice, we had the final concert of the "Classe d'excellence de violoncelle" of Gautier Capuçon at the Fondation Louis Vuitton. This concert had been broadcasted on Culturebox, the website of the cultural offer of " France Télévisions " !
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© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Martin Argyroglo
In line with the exhibition Les Clefs d'une passion (Keys to a Passion), the Fondation Louis Vuitton is organising an international symposium on June 12th-13th, 2015, on challenges shared by many museums and institutions:
What are the challenges facing public and private museum collections today? Who makes art history now? What is the impact of the growing part played by the art market in this field?
© Gaël Cornier / Fondation Louis Vuitton 2015
For this one-off concert, the Fondation Louis Vuitton has invited cellist Gautier Capuçon and pianist Yuja Wang, two artists whose talent has been acclaimed by music lovers the world over.
© Fondation Louis Vuitton / YAK
The 16th of may, the Fondation joined in - for the first time this year - the event "La Nuit des Musées".
Visitors could discover the building, the Collection and the exhibition "Keys to a passion". Free access and shuttles were available.
Coinciding with the publication of the translation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel The Buried Giant (Le Géant enfoui), the Éditions des Deux Terres, the Éditions Gallimard, and the Fondation Louis Vuitton are delighted to be hosting an encounter between Kazuo Ishiguro, Stacey Kent, and Jim Tomlinson.
The Fondation Louis Vuitton presented one of today's most renowned pianists, Boris Berezovsky.
Boris Berezovsky has achieved worldwide acclaim for his stunning virtuosity, finesse and unique sensibility. He performed an iconic piece at the Fondation, one of the most difficult works ever written by Franz Liszt: the twelve Transcendental Etudes.
For his recital at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Alexej Gorlatch has chosen a programme that travels through the centuries, from Beethoven's Sonata No. 31 to a 2011 composition of Lera Auerbach, and from Stravinsky's Piano Sonata in F-sharp minor to Chopin's Sonata No. 2.
The Fondation Louis Vuitton thanks Kanye West for his four exclusive concerts.
Two charity associations will benefit equally from the funds raised thanks to the concerts series : "Nos quartiers ont des talents" in France and Donda’s House in USA.
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The Fondation Louis Vuitton has dedicated an exceptional evening to a monument of the classical repertoire: the six Sonatas and Partitas of J.S.Bach.
Tedi Papavrami played these complete works in two halves:
6-7 pm: performance with artist's comments of Sonata No. 2 and Partita No. 1
8.30 pm: Sonatas No. 1 and 3 Partitas Nos. 2 and 3
Tedi Papavrami played the Stradivarius Reynier lent to him by LVMH.
" De la représentation à la présence "
This friday 23rd of january 2015 at 7:30 pm
To complement the exhibition Olafur Eliasson: Contact, the Fondation Louis Vuitton have organised an evening panel discussion bringing together the artist Olafur Eliasson, the exhibition curators and the philosopher Michel Bitbol, Director of Research at CNRS. Read more...
At the Auditorium of the Fondation, the second concert of Gautier Capuçon and his six laureats.
Celebrate the Christmas holidays at the Fondation Louis Vuitton! Families will have the chance to participate in an artistic adventure based on their children's ages. Our storytelling tour and hands-on exploration workshop provide two ways to discover the building and its works while stimulating the senses.
At the Auditorium of the Fondation, the concert of Gautier Capuçon and his six lauréats.
At the Auditorium of the Fondation, the Grand Récital of Vladimir Spivakov & Denis Matsuev.
Week-end of november 21st, 22nd & 23rd: Last sessions this week-end, Tarek Atoui, Poésie now!, Noé Soulier...
Le groupe Kraftwerk a présenté l'intégrale de son oeuvre TOUR DE France du 6 au 14 novembre 2014, en partenariat avec France Inter.
Le Catalog 12345678
6 novembre : 1 AUTOBAHN (1974)
7 novembre : 2 RADIO-ACTIVITY (1975)
8 novembre : 3 TRANS EUROPE EXPRESS (1977)
9 novembre : 4 THE MAN-MACHINE (1978)
10 novembre : 5 COMPUTERWORLD (1981)
12 novembre : 6 TECHNO POP (1986)
13 novembre : 7 THE MIX (1991)
14 novembre : 8 TOUR DE FRANCE (2003)
Yesterday, Lang Lang performed works by Mozart, Chopin, Liszt and Tchaikovsky in the Auditorium.
We thank Lang Lang for this wonderful evening.
Snapshots of the rehearsal...
Tonight at the Fondation, Lang Lang's concert (sold out). Preparation starts.
The official opening of the Fondation Louis Vuitton. The fondation will be open today from 10 am to 8 pm, to book your tickets please click here.
Free entrance week-end*
On 10/24/2014 at 6:02 pm : The Fondation is closing its doors. A big thanks to our team !
On 10/24/2014 at 10:37 am : The Fondation is thrilled to welcome its first visitors.
The inaugural evening's movie.
François Hollande, President of France, and Bernard Arnault, President of LVMH/Moët Hennessy. Louis Vuitton and President of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, unveil the inaugural plaque.
François Hollande, President of France; Bernard Arnault, President of LVMH/Moët Hennessy. Louis Vuitton and President of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, and his wife; Frank Gehry, the Fondation Louis Vuitton's architect, and his wife; Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris; and, Fleur Pellerin, French Minister for Culture and Communication, pose in front of the Fondation.
The Fondation Louis Vuitton lights up.