CPE Festival and MGConcerts present




Sunday, November 27, 2022 - 12 p.m.

MIM, Rue Montagne de la Cour 2, 1000 Brussels


Program: "Popular inspiration"

Manuel De Falla

Canciones, El Pano Moruno, Nana, Polo

Leos Janacek

Pohadka: Con moto - Con Moto - Allegro

Robert Schuman

Stücke im Volkston: Mit Humor - Langsam - Stark und markiert

Alberto Ginastera

Sonata op. 49: Adagio passionato - Presto mormoroso - Allegro con fuoco

“Estelle Revaz is a sincere and profound musician endowed with great musical curiosity. »

Gautier Capucon

“Estelle Revaz, an enlightened, lively and committed artist. To discover without delay! »

Laurent Graulus, RTBF

Estelle Revaz plays in many countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. She is the guest of festivals such as the Gstaad Menuhin Festival, the Verbier Festival, the Sion Festival, the International Festival of Colmar or the Pablo Casals Festival with musical partners such as Gautier Capuçon, Pierre Génisson, Ralph Manno, Christian Chamorel, Finghin Collins, Anais Crestin, Gaspard Dehaene, François Dumont, Nelson Goerner, François Killian, Cédric Pescia, François-Xavier Poizat, Alexandra Conunova, Raphaëlle Moreau, Tai Murray, Lena Neudauer, Sergey Ostrovsky, Pavel Vernikov or the Sine Nomine Quartet for ne quote them.

His repertoire with orchestra ranges from concertos by CPE Bach to concertos by Gulda or Ligeti. From the 2017-2018 season and for a period of 3 years, Estelle Revaz is "Artist in residence" at the Orchester de Chambre de Genève under the direction of Arie van Beek. Among other projects, let us quote the recording of an album around the concertos of Frank Martin and a creation of Xavier Dayer.

Critics enthusiastically welcomed her first CD “CANTIQUE” (NEOS 2015), where she is the soloist of concertos by Ernest Bloch (Schelomo) and Andreas Pflüger (Pitture-Création). Le Temps emphasizes “a serious, incisive and demanding disc where the orchestra and the soloist play with finesse and intelligence”. His CD for solo cello “Bach & Friends” (Solo Musica/Sony 2017) was also enthusiastically received by the specialized press. Pizzicato writes: “the sound is of perfect purity, the phrasing is extremely clear and the dynamics are exceptionally refined. while Musik und Theater speaks of “one of the best cello concepts of the moment”. His duet disc with pianist François Killian entitled Fugato around the sonatas of Beethoven, Brahms and Strauss will be released in March 2019 by Solo Musica / Sony.

Estelle Revaz has performed on Radio France, RTBF, Deutschlandfunk, WDR3 as well as on Radio Télévision Suisse. She has also been the guest of the RTS Journal Télévisé several times and has been the subject of a report in this context with Gautier Capuçon. More recently, she co-produced a 5-episode radio series entitled “Estelle et le violoncelle” broadcast on Espace 2/RTS.

After beginnings in Switzerland, she trained in France at the CRR de Boulogne-Billancourt (Xavier Gagnepain), at the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris (Jérôme Pernoo) as well as in Germany at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Koln (Maria Kliegel). She thus obtained with the highest distinctions a Master of Soloist, a Master of Interpretation in contemporary music as well as a Master in instrumental pedagogy.

Estelle Revaz is a laureate of several foundations or institutions that support her in her career both through scholarships and through the organization of concerts. Let us mention the City of Geneva, the State of Valais, the French Instrumental Fund, or the Leenaards, Little Dreams, Dénéréaz, Kremer, Thiébaud-Frey and Patiño foundations. In 2014, she was selected for the Verbier Festival Academy and received the "Rotary Prize" in this context.

Since 2015, Estelle Revaz has been a member of the "Forum des 100" which brings together the personalities who are shaping the future of Switzerland.

Since 2017, Estelle Revaz has been professor of cello and chamber music at the Kalaidos University of Music in Zürich (CH). She also regularly and enthusiastically gives masterclasses/workshops in Europe, Asia and South America. She recently did research on "the development of artistic identity in higher instrumental education" which was published in March 2019 by L'Harmattan (collection sciences de l'éducation musicale).

Estelle Revaz currently plays a G. Grancino cello (1679) and a J. Eury bow (1825) made available to her by generous Swiss patrons.

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