OLIVIER MOULIN: A Piano recital tribute to Debussy and Hazrat I. Khan

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Date(s) - 08/12/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mazda Hall


A Piano recital tribute to Debussy and Hazrat I. Khan 

Saturday, 8th December 2018, 7pm
Mazda Hall, Dastur Primary School, Camp

Hailed by the Washington Post as a “young artist showing maturity and elegance,” Olivier Moulin is a French pianist whose mastery of the piano is breathtaking. The talented pianist Moulin will bring to stage a piano recital around the famed French composers Claude Debussy, Chopin and Philippe Rameau and will also include pieces from the “Hindu Songs and Dances” written by Hazrat Inayat Khan in an attempt to link the East and the West.

Philippe Rameau: Le Rappel des oiseaux, Tambourin, la Villageoise ;
Claude Debussy:  Hommage à Rameau, Suite Bergamasque, Pagodes, Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut, Berceuse héroïque, Poissons d’or, Feux d’artifice;
Chopin: Prélude No. 15 Op.  28, Ballade No. 1 in G minor;
Hazrat Inayat Khan:  5 pieces  from the «Hindu Songs and Dances»

About the artist

Born in 1978 and playing since the age of 7, Moulin studied under Eric Heidsieck and Gery Moutier at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique of Lyon, where he was unanimously awarded first prize with honors. After advanced studies in the same institution, he continued his training in Austria at the Salzburg Mozarteum in the classes of Karl – Heinz Kammerling and Clemens Hagen, where he obtained a Master of Arts with highest honors. Throughout his studies, he benefited from the enlightened advice of masters such as Aldo Ciccolini, Yvonne Loriod-Messiaen, Jacques Rouvier, Jean-Francois Heisser, Sergio Perticaroli …

Noticed in a contest organized by Radio-France where he won the first prize of the Kingdom of Music, Olivier Moulin is also laureate of the international competition Epinal, the price of Jeunesses Musicales de FranceMaurice Ravel International Academy … He also receives the support of the Société Générale Musical Mécénat and the “Déclic” program of the Institut Français to promote young French musicians abroad.

About the recital

Claude Debussy is a French composer claiming an important legacy from the French musicians of the baroque era. His discovery of exotic music during Universal Exhibition of Paris in 1889 lead him to meet the Indian sufi musician Hazrat I. Khan. The recital will be the occasion to listen to pieces from the Hindu Songs and Dances by H.I. Khan, as well as Chopin, Rameau and Debussy. The influence of Khan’s music on Debussy’s works can be heard in several works of the french composer.

 Supported by Poona Music Society