In depth: Pierre Amoyal

Pierre Amoyal is well known to music lovers. He has played with the greatest conductors and orchestras in the most prestigious concert halls of the world. This virtuoso is also the lucky owner of the one of the most beautiful violins ever made : the famous “Kochanski“, a Stradivarius that was stolen from him in […]

In depth: Daishin Kashimoto

“At my first concert with the Berliner Philharmoniker I was terribly nervous, but as soon as the music started and the musicians became a unit, my nervousness disappeared and gave way to the sensation of being part of something special. Making music at the highest level like this simply gives me satisfaction and a certain […]

In depth: Paul Meyer

Paul Meyer divides his activities between playing, chamber music, conducting and teaching. His career has taken him to Suntory Hall, Hollywood Bowl, as well as the Concertgebouw, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, the Musikverein, Carnegie Hall, Tchaikovsky Hall, Albert Hall, Berlin Philharmonie. Paul Meyer has performed with major orchestras, including Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Philharmonique […]

In depth: Quatuor Gémeaux

Arisa Fujita, violon Viktor Stenhjem, violon Sylvia Zucker, alto Matthijs Broersma, violoncelle Emmanuel Hagmann, contrebasse Florian Favre, piano Noé Tavelli, batterie   Arrangements Philippe Helfer Le Quatuor Gémeaux, formé en 2003, compte parmi les formations les plus en vue de sa génération. Après avoir remporté, en 2007, le 1er prix du Concours de musique de […]

In depth: Charles Dutoit

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Charles Édouard Dutoit, (French pronunciation: ​[ʃaʁl e.dwaːʁ dy.twa]) OC GOQ (born 7 October 1936) is a Swiss conductor, particularly noted for his interpretations of French and Russian 20th-century music. He has made influential modern recordings of Hector Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette and Maurice Ravel’s ballets Daphnis et Chloé and Ma […]

In depth: Stephan Koncz

Stephan Koncz comes from an Austro-Hungarian family of musicians and when he was eight began his studies at the Musikhochschule of his native Vienna. In 2000 he became a pupil of Róbert Nagy at the Vienna Conservatory, and from 2002 he also studied composition and conducting at the University of Vienna. His training and development […]

In depth: Khatia Buniatishvili

As Pablo Casals once did before, Khatia Buniatishvili places the human being at the centre of her art. The fundamental values handed down from the Enlightenment are not up for discussion. Were there a fire and a choice to be made between child and painting, she would not hesitate for a second. Yet, once she […]

In depth: David Grimal

‘David Grimal has a formidable appetite for music and intellectual and artistic mastery of the repertoires selected.’ Gilles Macassar – Télérama   The violinist David Grimal, equally committed to the solo and chamber repertories, appears in the world’s leading classical music venues, including Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the Philharmonie de Paris, the Vienna Musikverein, the […]

In depth: Philippe Béran

After training as a classical musician Philippe Béran chose a highly unconventional and innovative career path. Born in Geneva in 1962, he studied both science and music simultaneously. He graduated with First Prize in clarinet from the Geneva Conservatoire and was awarded First Prize in conducting at the Conservatoire National de Musique de Paris. He […]

In depth: Nikolai Luganski

Capable of great refinement and sensitivity and “crystalline beauty” (The Financial Times) in Mozart and Chopin, and breathtaking virtuosity in Rachmaninov and Prokofiev, Nikolai Lugansky is a pianist of extraordinary depth and versatility. Concerto highlights for the 2014/15 season and beyond include returns to the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Budapest Festival […]