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La Classe d'Excellence de Violoncelle - Promotion II

For its third season, the “Classe d’Excellence de Violoncelle” returns to the Fondation auditorium from November 2016 and until June 2017.

The “Classe d’Excellence de Violoncelle”, under the direction of Gautier Capuçon, is geared towards six young talented cellists selected on the basis of an application dossier and live audition in France and abroad. The first two editions took place on a monthly basis at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, for a series of three-day sessions for six months.

For its third season, the “Classe d’Excellence de Violoncelle” returns to the Fondation auditorium from November 2016 and until June 2017.

Each monthly session is made of daily lessons with Gautier Capuçon, and includes public masterclasses and a one and a half hour long public concert during which time participants will have the opportunity to present their work (programs consist of solo cello pieces, cello and piano sonatas, concertos accompanied with piano).

The “Classe d’Excellence de Violoncelle,” made up of a series of artistic and professional coaching sessions, offers participants a comprehensive training opportunity intended to complement participants’ formal musical education. Bathed in the atmosphere of intense creativity generated by this singular venue, the project aims to be a source of inspiration and stimulation. Gautier Capuçon, as mediator and mentor, will encourage exchange and innovation, and will accompany each participant in his or her personal artistic journey.

As part of the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s mission to promote artistic creation in all its different forms and media, the “Classe d’Excellence de Violoncelle” aims to expose its participants to a wide array of genres; to encourage dialogue and encounters with guest speakers from different cultures and nationalities; and to bring awareness to a wide range of different styles and projects. During their time at the Fondation, spent alongside great artists and talented professionals, participants will have the singular opportunity to develop their individual projects, to explore and appreciate the subtleties of a career as a performing artist, and to be exposed to new musical and otherwise artistic perspectives.

For this third edition, the Fondation Louis Vuitton has commissioned Bruno Mantovani to compose a work for 7 cellos. The piece will be premiered on the last concert of the season, June 7th 2017.

The programme

November Session
5 November
December Session
19 and 20 December
February Session
7 and 8 February
March Session
7 and 9 March
May Session
7 and 8 May

Promotion II

Stéphane Tétreault

Canada

Aged 22

Canadian, lives in Montreal

Master’s in performance and cello at Montreal University in the class of the late Yuli Turovsky and of Jutta Puchhammer-Sédillot.

Winner of the first Fernand-Lindsay Career Award and of the Choquette-Symcox Prize in 2013

First prize at the Standard Life-OSM 2007 Montreal Symphonic Orchestra Competition and Radio-Canada “Revelation” for 2011-2012 for classical music.

First soloist in residence at the Orchestre Métropolitain since 2014.

Awarded travel bursaries from the Conseil des Arts et Lettres, Quebec and the Canada Council for the Arts, as well as a Career Award from the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto Foundation in 2015.

Charles Hervet

France

Aged 24

French, lives in London (UK)

Holder of a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Arts from the Royal Academy of Music, London, in the class of David Strange

Member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester

Participant in the Academy of the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO String Experience Scheme) in 2013-2014

Recent noteworthy activities: collaboration with Wolfram Christ, the soloists of the Metropolitan Opera, as well as at the Proms Plus in London, recorded and broadcast on BBC Radio 3, in Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, with Jan Talich and Jean-Yves Thibaudet, under the baton of Andrew Litton

Marion Platero

France

Aged 25

French, lives in Madrid (ES)

Holder of a Master’s in cello (at the highest grade, cum laude, unanimously awarded by the jury) at the CNSMD in Paris

Student at the Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia in Madrid in the class of Natalia Shakhovskaya and Ivan Monighetti, with a distinction from Queen Sofia of Spain

Awarded a grant from the Mécénat Musical Société Générale in 2009, second prize at the Carlos Prieto International Cello Competition (Morelia, Mexico) “Révélation Classique” ADAMI 2009

Joona Pulkkinen

Finland

25 years

Finnish, living in Tampere (FI)

Student at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium in the class of Gary Hoffman
3rd Prize at the Turku National Cello Competition

Solo cello at the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra since September 2014

Instrument by Giovanni Grancino from 1698, kindly loaned by the Pohjola Bank Art Foundation

Armance Quéro

France

Aged 26

French, lives in Paris (FR)

CNSMD Paris diploma in 2012 (unanimously awarded first prize, the first so acknowledged), in the class of Roland Pidoux and of Xavier Phillips

Grant holder from the Adami and the Mécénat Musical Société Générale for 2012-2013

Award winner at the Fondation Safran (2015) and Fondation de France (2014) for a recording project centring on the French sonata around 1915

Third prize at the International Music Competition Belgrade in 2010

Julia Hagen

Austria

Aged 20

Austrian, lives in Berlin

Student at the Mozarteum Salzburg in the class of Enrico Bronzi from 2007 to 2011, at the University of Vienna in the class of Reinhard Latzko, then in Heinrich Schiff ‘s class from 2013 to 2015.

At present a student at the Universität der Künste, Berlin, in the class of Jens Peter Maintz

Prizewinner at the Liezen International Cello Competition in 2010 and of the ESTA special prize at the International Johannes Brahms Competition in 2014. Julia’s instrument is by Ruggieri, graciously lent her by a private sponsor.

Gautier Capuçon

Gautier Capuçon is a true 21st century ambassador for the cello. Performing internationally with many of the world’s foremost conductors and instrumentalists, he is also founder and leader of the ‘Classe d’Excellence de Violoncelle’ at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris. A multiple award winner, he is acclaimed for his expressive musicianship, exuberant virtuosity, and for the deep sonority of his 1701 Matteo Goffriller cello.

Committed to exploring and expanding the cello repertoire, Capuçon performs an extensive array of works each season and regularly premieres new commissions. His current projects include performing the world premiere of Tabachnik’s cello concerto “Summer” and collaborations with Lera Auerbach, Danny Elfman, Thierry Esciach and Krzysztof Penderecki.


In the 19/20 season Capuçon appears with, amongst others, the philharmonic orchestras of Los Angeles/Philippe Jordan, Czech Republic/Semyon Bychkov, and Rotterdam/Valery Gergiev; the symphony orchestras of St. Louis/Stephen Deneve, Singapore/Vladimir Ashkenazy, and Bavarian Radio/Gianandrea Noseda; and hr-Sinfonieorchester/Alain Altingolu. He tours Europe and the USA with Leipzig Gewandhausorchester/Andris Nelsons and San Francisco/Michael Tilson Thomas, and is this season’s Artist-in-Residence with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano.


As a chamber musician, this season he performs on tour with Yuja Wang in venues such as Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Vienna Konzerthaus, Barbican Centre London, and Philharmonie Paris, as well as with Renaud Capuçon, Frank Braley, Jérôme Ducros, and Leonadis Kavakos. Other regular recital partners include Nicholas Angelich, Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim, Lisa Batiashvili, Jean-Yves Thibaudet and the Artemis and Ébène quartets.


Recording exclusively for Erato (Warner Classics), Capuçon has won multiple awards and holds an extensive discography. His latest album of Schumann works was recorded live with Martha Argerich, Renaud Capuçon and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Bernard Haitink. Capuçon’s next album, to be released in December 2019, was recorded with Yuja Wang and features sonatas by Chopin and Franck. Earlier recordings include concertos by Shostakovich (Mariinsky Orchestra/Valery Gergiev) and Saint-Saëns (Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France/Lionel Bringuier); the complete Beethoven Sonatas with Frank Braley; Schubert’s String Quintet with the Ébène Quartet; and Intuition, an album of encores recorded with Paris Chamber Orchestra/Douglas Boyd and Jérôme Ducros.


Capuçon has been featured on DVD in live performances with the Berliner Philharmoniker/Gustavo Dudamel (Haydn Cello Concerto No.1) and with Lisa Batiashvili, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden and Christian Thielemann (Brahm’s Concerto for Violin and Cello). A household name in his native France, he also appears on screen and online in shows such as ProdigesNow Hear This, and The Artist Academy, and from Autumn 2019 will be a guest presenter on Radio Classique.


Born in Chambéry, Capuçon began playing the cello at the age of five. He studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris with Philippe Muller and Annie Cochet-Zakine, and later with Heinrich Schiff in Vienna. Now, he performs with world leading orchestras, works with conductors such as Lionel Bringuier, Gustavo Dudamel, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin; and collaborates with contemporary composers including Lera Auerbach, Karol Beffa, Esteban.


Benzecry, Nicola Campogrande, Qigang Chen, Bryce Dessner, Jerome Ducros, Henry Dutilleux, Thierry Escaich, Philippe Manoury, Bruno Mantovani, Krzysztof Penderecki, Wolfgang Rihm, and Jörg Widmann. 

https://www.gautiercapucon.com/

Samuel Parent

Samuel Parent est né en 1982 dans le Vaucluse.


Après avoir étudié avec Michel Bourdoncle à Aix-en-Provence, puis Olivier Gardon à Paris, il est admis en 2000 dans la classe de Brigitte Engerer au Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, dont il sort quatre ans plus tard avec un diplôme de Formation Supérieure, mention très bien.

En 2008, il remporte le deuxième prix au concours international Rina Sala Gallo de Monza, Italie. Cette même année, il intègre la classe de musique de chambre du quatuor Artemis à la Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth de Belgique.

 

Pendant une quinzaine d'années, Samuel Parent a été le pianiste du Trio con Fuoco, ensemble récompensé dans plusieurs concours internationaux (Illzach, Florence, Heerlen...) et au sein duquel il s'est produit dans de nombreux festivals (Aix-en-Provence, la Roque d'Anthéron, Flâneries musicales de Reims) et sur la scène mondiale : concerts à  l'Auditorium du Louvre, au Bozar de Bruxelles, à l'Auditorium de Dijon, au Maroc, en Espagne, aux Pays-Bas, en Inde, en Amérique Centrale...

 

Chambriste recherché, Samuel Parent se produit avec de nombreux artistes tels que Gautier Capuçon, le quatuor Ebène, Hugues Borsarello, le quatuor Van Kuijk,  Henri Demarquette, Olivier Patey, Erik Berchot, Ami Flammer, Frédéric Aguessy, Emmanuel Christien, Mathilde Borsarello-Herrmann, Karen Vourc'h, Mari Eriksmoen... Il a ainsi été invité dans des cadres prestigieux comme le Palais de la Musique à Valencia, les Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad ou la saison musicale de Schloss Elmau. En France, Samuel Parent a joué notamment au festival Pianoscope à Beauvais, au Festival de Colmar, au Festival de Chambord, Musique en Côte Basque, au Printemps de la Grange au Lac, à la salle Gaveau, au théâtre du Châtelet à Paris.

 

Samuel Parent se distingue également pour ses talents d'accompagnateur : depuis janvier 2014, il est le pianiste de Yanowski qu'il accompagne dans son tour de chant « la Passe Interdite ». Il est régulièrement invité dans diverses académies estivales pour apporter son soutien à de nombreux étudiants. Depuis 2015, il est le pianiste accompagnateur de la classe d'Excellence de Violoncelle de Gautier Capuçon à la Fondation Louis Vuitton à Paris. En 2019, Samuel Parent est l'un des accompagnateurs officiels du Concours Musical Reine Elisabeth à Bruxelles.

 

Samuel Parent se distingue également pour ses talents d'accompagnateur : depuis janvier 2014, il est le pianiste de Yanowski qu'il accompagne dans son tour de chant « la Passe Interdite ». Il est régulièrement invité dans diverses académies estivales pour apporter son soutien à de nombreux étudiants. Depuis 2015, il est le pianiste accompagnateur de la classe d'Excellence de Violoncelle de Gautier Capuçon à la Fondation Louis Vuitton à Paris. En 2019, Samuel Parent est l'un des accompagnateurs officiels du Concours Musical Reine Elisabeth à Bruxelles.Samuel Parent se distingue également pour ses talents d'accompagnateur : depuis janvier 2014, il est le pianiste de Yanowski qu'il accompagne dans son tour de chant « la Passe Interdite ». Il est régulièrement invité dans diverses académies estivales pour apporter son soutien à de nombreux étudiants. Depuis 2015, il est le pianiste accompagnateur de la classe d'Excellence de Violoncelle de Gautier Capuçon à la Fondation Louis Vuitton à Paris. En 2019, Samuel Parent est l'un des accompagnateurs officiels du Concours Musical Reine Elisabeth à Bruxelles.