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 […]

In depth: l’Orchestre De Chambre De Genève

The Geneva Chamber Orchestra did not come by its name by chance: ever since its founding in 1992, the Orchestra’s home town of Geneva has been an integral part of its identity. Seeking to reflect the specificities of its 39 musicians, every season’s programme is built around a special theme. Preference is given to the […]

In depth: Yuri Temirkanov

Since 1988 Yuri Temirkanov has been the Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, with whom he regularly undertakes major international tours and recordings.   After winning the prestigious All-Soviet National Conducting Competition in 1966, he was invited by KirilKondrashin to tour Europe and the USA with legendary violinist David Oistrakh […]