CPE Festival and MGConcerts present
MUSIC AT THE MUSEUM
ESTELLE REVAZ - cello
LAURIANNE CORNEILLE - piano
Sunday, November 27, 2022 - 12 p.m.
MIM, Rue Montagne de la Cour 2, 1000 Brussels
ESTELLE REVAZ - cello & LAURIANNE CORNEILLE - piano
Program: "Popular Inspiration"
Manuel De Falla
Canciones, El Pano Moruno, Nana, Polo
Pohadka: Con moto - Con Moto - Allegro
Stücke im Volkston: Mit Humor - Langsam - Stark und markiert
Sonata op. 49: Adagio passionato - Presto mormoroso - Allegro con fuoco
This program brings together very lively works inspired by different traditional cultures. The burning Spanish folklore will open the fires with Spanish popular songs by de Falla which will reveal to us seduction, betrayal or even the tenderness of love. We will then enter the magical world of Czech legends with A Tale by Janacek: both soft and subtle, this work plunges us into a marvelous and fantastic universe. We will continue with the Five Pieces in a Popular Style by Schumann. Some pieces are lively, full of energy and character, while others are much more intimate and deep. Here everything is suggested; it is as if Schumann had chosen to whisper in the ear of the listener stories without words. Ginastera Sonata will be the central point of this journey. If the Argentinian composer had already emigrated to Switzerland at the time of the composition of this work, his roots remain firmly anchored in him. He will take us through the Pampa alongside the fiery gauchos. To end this program, what could be better than a Hungarian party? With its gypsy themes and virtuosity, Popper Hungarian Rhapsody evokes country fiddlers improvising by the fireside or twirling dancers from party to party. It is therefore full of life and joy that this colorful evening will end!
“Estelle Revaz is a sincere and profound musician endowed with great musical curiosity. »
“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, Renaud Capuçon, Alexandra Conunova, Raphaëlle Moreau, Tai Murray, Lena Neudauer, Sergey Ostrovsky, Tedi Papavrami, Pierre Génisson, Ralph Manno, Finghin Collins, Anais Crestin, Christian Chamorel, Gaspard Dehaene, François Dumont, François-Frédéric Guy, François Killian, Cédric Pescia 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 Geneva Chamber Orchestra 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 was published in March 2019 by Solo Musica / Sony and was also unanimously praised by specialized journalists.
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.
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.
Estelle Revaz currently plays a G. Grancino cello (1679) and a J. Eury bow (1825) made available to her by generous Swiss patrons.
"A pianist of astounding elegance" for Frédérick Casadesus, Laurianne Corneille is an artist who has inherited Russian teaching from her Master Evgeny Moguilevsky, whom she met at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, where she graduated with a Master degree in interpretation and a Teaching Aggregation.
Since her rich years in Brussels, her eclecticism has pushed her as much to improvise at the Music Village with jazz musicians as to play on period instruments - since she was a pupil of the pianofortist Claire Chevallier.
She then played on rare instruments, such as the famous Pleyel double piano (with Cyril Huvé), and still works with today composers (Philippe Boesmans, Claude Ledoux, Karol Beffa, Isabelle Aboulker ...). She has performed on prestigious stages with renowned partners (Philippe Jaroussky, Dana Ciocarlie, Tristan Pfaff, Gabriel Pidoux, Odile Heimburger, Marielou Jacquard...) notably at Flagey, at the Musiq3 Festival, at Bozar, at the MIM in Brussels ; at the Festival 1001 notes in Limousin, at the Musicales de Normandie, at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, at the Musicales de la Route Cézanne; at the Rencontres Musicales de Coppet in Switzerland.
Very active in defending the repertoire of women composers, she is one of the most involved performers of the Festival. Un temps pour Elles created by Héloïse Luzzati.
Concerning the recordings, she works regularly for NomadMusic, and received a very good critical reception for her solo album Hermaphrodite devoted to Schumann. A sought-after chamber musician, she continues to make recordings, including an album entitled À la Nuit dedicated to Schubert and Schumann in trio formation (clarinet, soprano and piano) which appears in November on the Calliope label. Currently, she is preparing her next solo album while developing the Trio Corneille, born of an encounter with cellist Thibaut Reznicek and violinist Magdalena Geka.
By deploying the artistic arborescence of her personal projects related to synesthesia, she also develops her singular language through films directed by Raphaël Wertheimer.
A very active pedagogue, she teaches at the Jaroussky Academy located at the Seine Musicale and at the Vanves Conservatory and works as an editor for various webzines (Forumopera).