Date(s) - 22/12/2019
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Alliance Française de Pune in association with the Poona Music Society presents
Artie’s Festival 2019.
In a programme of Rossini: La Gazza Ladra (overture); Mozart: Voi che sapete (Le Nozze de Figaro); Donizetti: Il segreto per essere felici (Lucrezia Borgia); Bellini: Casta Diva (Norma); Kreisler: Schön Rosmarin; Dinicu: Hora Martisorului; Bellini: Mira o Norma (Norma); Bizet: Habanera (Carmen); Verdi: E strano (Traviata); Mascagni: Intermezzo (Cavalleria Rusticana); Weber: Più Jesu (Requiem); Puccini: Vissi d’Arte (Tosca); Saint-Saëns: Mon Coeur s’ouvre à ta voix (Samson et Dalilah); Monti: Czardas ; Gounod: Je veux vivre (Romeo et Juliette); Offenbach: La barcarolle; Bernstein: A boy like that (West side story)
Yété Queiroz, mezzo soprano
Fabienne Conrad, soprano
Hugues Borsarello, violin
Gauthier Herrmann, cello
Pierre Cussac, accordion
Samuel Parent, piano
The French-Brazilian Mezzo-Soprano, Yete Queiroz, obtained her diploma at the Rueil-Malmaison Conservatory and was later on invited by the prestigious academy of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence for a Mozart/Handel residency. She also participated in the Festival de Radio France at the Opéra de Montpellier for the role of la Voix Humaine in Goyescas by Granados, conducted by A. Altinoglu. At the Opera National de Montpellier, early in her career, she sang the second nymphe in Rusalka by Dvořák, under the direction of Lawrence Foster.She was the cover of Malika in Lakmé by Delibes at the Opera Comique in Paris, and the title roles of Bizet’s Carmen and Djamileh in different theaters in France. Furthemore, different orchestras and festivals invite her to sing sacred music all over France. Her origins have led her to do a Villa Lobos’ recital at the Brazilian Embassy of Paris, and also in Marseille, Toulon and Avignon’s Operas. She was also invited by the prestigious Louis Vuitton foundation Museum’s inauguration with Quatuor Strada, singing la Chanson perpetuelle by Chausson.
After a degree from Sciences Po Paris and a First Prize in Piano, this young soprano sang the lead role in La Traviata revealing to the French public and the music press: “an exceptional singer coupled with formidable acting”. She was then quickly engaged for leading roles such as, the Countess (the Marriage of Figaro), Juliette (Romeo and Juliet), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), or in the Requiem of Verdi, Mireille in Gounod, Lucia di Lammermoor, Manon of Massenet, Mimi in Boheme, Micaëla in Carmen, Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly, Princess Mary of Gonzaga in Cinq-Mars of Gounod and the Last four Lieder by Strauss.Invited by Alain Duault for a series of recitals “Maria Callas, a passion, a destiny”, in partnership with Radio Classique, she also sang this year during the show “Musiquesen fête” live on France 3. She has performed at the Leipzig Opera House, the Roman Theater of Orange, the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Lithuanian National Opera, the Opera Massy, Rouen, Lübeck, Saint-Etienne, from Reims, Metz, Salle Pleyel, touring Russia, with the Ensemble MusicAeterna conducted by T. Currentzis, at the official Galas of the Republican Guard. Interested by links between opera and cinema, she shot an opera clip “Piangero” on the eponymous air by Handel (Production Parfum de films).
Hugues Borsarello, violin
Hugues Borsarello is not only born to musician parents, but one can to say of him that he was born to music. This is how he plays the score of his life without the slightest hesitation. Hugues did not choose the violin, it is the instrument that was imposed on him. A beautiful start! After a first prize at the CNR in Paris, he joined the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris where he studied with Patrice Fontanarosa and created a trio with David Saudubray (piano) and Gautier Capuçon (cello). At the same time, Hugues Borsarello joined the Gustav Mahler Jugend Orchestra, under the direction of Claudio Abbado or Seiji Ozawa, where he participated in many tours with guest soloists like Yuri Bashmet and Yo-Yo Ma.A passionate soloist, Hugues Borsarello conveys to the public, with deep emotion, the pleasure he derives from a score; he knows how to decipher the most minute facets which constitute, for him, sorts of winks of the composer. Alongside his musician friends, Hugues Borsarello has forged close ties with chamber music, which is inseparable from the notion of sharing. This is how he participated in many famous festivals alongside Jérôme Ducros, Olivier Charlier and Gautier Capuçon. Since 2009, HuguesBorsarello is violin solo and artistic director of the Alsace La Follia Chamber Orchestra and plays a violin by Michele Deconet (Venice 1777) and a bow by François-Xavier Tourte (ca 1795) made available by Olivier Gary, violin maker in Mulhouse.
Gauthier Herrmann, cello
Traveller, entrepreneur, explorer, Gauthier Herrmann is not your typical musician. A passionate cello player with a focus on chamber music, founder and director of “Artie’s”, Gauthier has travelled the world for many years in the company of his family and Artie’s joyful musicians ; artists united by their repertoire and their loyalty to each other.
His focus and determination have led him to be held in high regard on the classical musical circuit. He has received awards (with the Trio con Fuoco) and acclaim at the Florence, Heerlen, Illzach, Vibrarte and Fnapec music competitions and he is highly respected by leading musicians.
In 2001, Gauthier Herrmann discovered India. This trip gave birth to the Artie’s adventure, a slightly crazy project summed up by two words at the heart of modern day classical music: family and enterprise. Artie’s Festival’s development is thanks to an entrepreneur who, wanting to set-up a series of music concerts, sold his first cello, to make possible the dream of bringing together two worlds previously seen as incompatible: classical music and India. Besides India, Artie’s have played in China, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Vietnam, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal and all over Europe.
After a rich and solid training at the « Conservatoire National de Paris » and the Sorbonne University Paris IV, Pierre Cussac quickly performed in many concerts, presenting an eclectic and bold repertoire on the accordion and the bandoneon. He thereby developed a language with multiple influences – classical, traditional, and jazz music – in which improvisation is essential, and signed noted arrangements for his instrument.
Regularly invited to perform as a soloist and in concertos (with the Suisse Romande Orchestra or the Strasbourg Philharmonic), he has appeared on many international stages: the Tokyo International Forum (Japan), Victoria Hall of Geneva (Switzerland), Ljubljana Philharmonic (Slovenia), the French Institute in Beirut (Lebanon), Plovdiv Opera (Bulgaria), Samos Festival (Greece), Teatro Comunale di Bolzano (Italy), Novel Hall in Taipei (Taiwan), the Paris Opera, Salle Pleyel, and the Théâtre du Châtelet (France). As a chamber musician, his favoured partners include the violinist Fiona Monbet, the Voce Quartet, and the tango group Escotilla. A laureate of the CZIFFRA Foundation and award-winner of the Open Competition of High Schools, he has the support of the Société Générale Musical Sponsorship Fund.
Samuel Parent was born in 1982 in the Vaucluse. After having studied with Michel Bourdoncle in Aix-en-Provence, then Olivier Gardon in Paris, he was admitted in 2000 in the class of Brigitte Engerer at the National Superior Conservatory of Paris music, which he left four years later with a Diploma of Higher Education. In 1998, he founded the award-winning Trio con Fuoco which regularly performed in festivals (Aix-en-Provence, la Roque d’Anthéron, musical strolls of Reims) and on the world stage: concerts at the Louvre Auditorium, the Bozar de Bruxelles, the Auditorium of Dijon, Morocco, Spain, the Netherlands, India, and Central America.
In 2008, he won the second prize at the international competition Rina Sala Gallo de Monza, Italy. That same year, he joined the chamber music class of the Artemis quartetat the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium. A sought-after chamber musician, he performs with many artists such as the Ebène quartet, Hugues Borsarello, Henri Demarquette, Olivier Patey, Erik Berchot, Friend Flammer, Emmanuel Christien and others. He plays regularly with violinist Mathilde Borsarello Herrmann, an award-winning artist at the Long-Thibaud contest. Both musicians gave recitals at various festivals such as the Pianoscope in Beauvais, the Festival de Colmar, Music in the Basque Coast, the Musicales de Caillebotte, the Salle Gaveau and the Châtelet theater in Paris.
Since 2015, he is the official accompanist of the prestigious Class of Excellence, run by cellist Gautier Capuçon at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris.