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CPE Festival and MGConcerts present




Sunday May 14, 2023 - 12 p.m.

MIM, Rue Montagne de la Cour 2, 1000 Brussels


Noah Inui - violin
Marc Sabbah - viola
David Cohen - cello


Ernst von Dohnanyi - Serenade

- Marcia. allegro

- Romanza. Adagio non troppo, almost andante

- Scherzo. Perennial

- Tema con variazioni. Andante con moto

- Rondo (Final). allegro vivacious

Ludwig van Beethoven - String Trio Op.9 n.1 in G Major

- adagio-allegro con brio

- adagio ma non tanto e cantabile

- Scherzo, allegro

Noah Inui – violin

We can frankly  say that Noé Inui is a citizen of the world!

Born in Brussels in 1985 to a Greek mother and a Japanese father,  il  currently lives in Düsseldorf. He learned the violin from the age of four. and graduated from several institutes, such as  the Brussels and Karlsruhe Conservatories. He continues to improve and expand his repertoire at the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf. . Noé won numerous first prizes in various international competitions  including in 2009 in New York the  First prize at the S & R Foundation Young Artists International Auditions and in 2005 he received in Helsinki the Jean Sibelius Prize which rewards young talent. In 2007 the “Louis Spohr Medal” was awarded to him. In 2013 he was selected and received “The intensive Prize for Young Artists” from the state of Nordrhein Westfalen. In 2012 the coveted Julius Bär prize was awarded to him at the Verbier Festival as a musician of exceptional talent. of the Carlo Van Neste trio with whom  he recorded three CDs.

Martha Argerich invited him to perform with her at the Teatro  Colon  in Buenos Aires, and he plays regularly with the violin  Leonidas Kavakos. Since 2012 he has been invited three times a year on tour in Japan where he plays with the Japan  Philharmonic. He tours en  duo with the Greek pianist Vassilis Varvaresos in Europe (Bozar – Concertebouw) and in the USA. Noé Inui has just finished a series of recordings including the complete sonatas of Eugène Isaye and touching detail: with the bow that Queen Elisabeth of Belgium had given to Isaye. His virtuosity allied  to his immense technical capacities  as well as the sincerity of his playing arouse deep emotions in us. Noé plays a Tomaso Balestrieri (Mantua 1764).

Marc Sabbah  – viola

Marc Sabbah, violist (born in 1988 in New York) performs as a soloist and in various chamber music groups. Since 2012, he is principal viola of the Belgian National Orchestra. Described as a “magnificent musician” by conductor Zubin Mehta, Marc is regularly invited as first viola at the Israel Philharmonic, as well as the Tonhalle Orchestra in Zurich, the Orchester National de Lille, _cc781905 -5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_Brussels Philharmonic and the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra (Nederlandse Kamerorkest) with which he will subsequently perform concerts at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Hochreinisches Kammerorchester and the Camerata Rousseau, which allows him to establish himself as a recognized violist of his generation. Since 2016, he has collaborated with the Belgian pianist Eliane Reyes by forming the Duo-Sabbah-Reyes. A unique duo devoted to the exploration of the repertoire for viola and piano.

  In 2013, he won 1st prize at the “Amsterdam National Viola Competition”, first prizes at the Moscow Arts Competition in Boston, 1st prize at the Academies and International Horowitz Competition in kyiv, Ukraine ( 2004) where he performed concerti with the Ukrainian State Orchestra. In 2016 he won 1st prize at the Raising Stars Grand Prix and 1st prize in the 1st Manhattan International  Music Competition, which allowed him to play at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall and give a recital at Carnegie Hall from New York.

He has also collaborated with artists like Pinchas Zuckerman, Nobulo Imai, Lawrence Power, Kim Kashkashian, Anner Bilsma and others. Since 2019, Marc has been the Founder and Artistic Director of the International Chamber Music Festival “Kâsteaux.

In 2017 Ivry Gitlis who attended a concert where Marc performed Léo Smit's concerto at the Royal Conservatory of Mons, rewarded him with "Paganini  de l'alto".

Marc   plays a Leroy F. Geiger viola dated 1951 made in Chicago, USA.

David Cohen - cello
David Cohen has earned a reputation as one of today's most charismatic and exciting young cellists. Hailed by critics as "Magnificent", Gramophone, "demonstrates total commitment, combining vitality and expressive feeling in the most spontaneous way", the Strad, "an individual, and an exceptionally gifted individual", New York Stereo Review. Born in the city of Tournai in Belgium, David made his solo debut with the National Orchestra of Belgium at the age of nine.
His international career as a soloist quickly blossomed with invitations from the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the London Soloists Chamber Orchestra, the Orchester Philharmonique de Liège, the Orchester Symphonique de la VRT , the Orchestra of the Beethoven Akademie, the Orchester National de Lille, the Chamber Orchestra of Zurich, the Chamber Orchestra of Lauzanne, the Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia, the Orchester de la Suisse Romande , the Grenoble Symphony Orchestra, the Polish Philharmonic Orchestra, the Sinfonia Varsovia, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, the NHK Symphony Orchestra, as well as the BBC Concert Orchestra.
During his distinguished career, David has worked as a soloist with some of the most distinguished conductors in the industry, such as Lord Menuhin, Mstislav Rostropovich, Walter Weller, Sir Charles Mackerras, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Christophe von Dohnanyi, Pedro Halffter and Martin Brabbins, among others.
His triumphant solo debut in Japan with the NHK Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Vladimir Ashkenazy in Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations in 2007 earned him an immediate re-invite for the 2009-2010 season. A graduate of the Ehud Menuhin School, the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and thanks to a scholarship from the Menuhin Foundation, David has won more than 25 prizes in international cello competitions. Among its prizes and awards, we can mention the Gold Medal of the GSMD of London, (following in the footsteps of Jaqueline Dupre), the International Cello Competition of Geneva, the International JS Bach Competition, the International Audi Competition. Bach, the Audi International Competition, the Douai International Cello Competition, the "Tenuto" International Competition, the Guilhermina Suggia Donation, the Ian Fleming Trust, the SPES Prize, the KPMG Martin Scholarship, the Hattori Foundation Prize, the the Borletti Buitoni scholarship and the SUISA Foundation prize.
The Royal Philharmonic Society of Belgium and the Concertgebouw named him "Rising Star" of the ECHO for the 2002-2003 season. He has toured the world to major venues including Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Musikverein Vienna, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées Paris, Philharmonie Cologne, Palais des Beaux -Arts in Brussels and in the cities of Helsinki, Athens and Birmingham.
He studied with the best cellists: Wiliam Pleeth, Melissa Pheleps, Lynn Harrel, Daniil Schafran, Nathalia Gutman, Gary Hofman, Bernard Greenhouse, Steven Isserlis, Boris Pergamenschikow, Lord Menuhin, Mstislav Rostropovich and Oleg Kogan. David is a passionate chamber musician and performs regularly at major festivals with the best young talents in Europe. He is regularly invited to international chamber music and cello festivals such as Kronberg (Germany), Manchester (UK), Cambridge (UK), Beauvais (France), Orpheus Baccheus in Bordeaux (France), the Gstaad Festival (Switzerland), West Cork (Ireland), Kuhmo (Finland), Elverum (Norway), Oxford (UK), Sonoro (Romania) to name but a few.
David is the artistic director of Ensemble Melchior, which brings together the greatest young talents in Europe such as Sasha Sitkovetsky, Priya Mitchel, Corinne Chapelle, Natalie Clein, Silver Ainomae, Razvan Popovici. The ensemble is in residence at Peter House in Cambridge. He also performs with Nigel Kennedy. David is also the artistic director and founder of the exciting chamber music festival "Les Sons Intensifs" in Lessines, Belgium.
In March 2001, at the age of 20, David was named Principal Cellist of the Philharmonia Orchestra, becoming the youngest Principal Cellist in history.
Mr. Cohen is a passionate pedagogue and has been teaching since 1998 in master classes around the world, including Cividale (Italy), Dinant (Belgium), Kuhmo (Finland), Stift (Holland), Tokyo (Japan), Bejing (China ). He has been a professor at the prestigious Royal Conservatory of Music in Mons in Belgium since 2000 and at Trinity Laban in London. David plays the "Ex-Pergamenschikow Cello", a magnificent Dominicus Montagnana dating from 1735, thanks to the kindness and generosity of Mrs. Pat Morton and the help of the Razumovsky Trust.
"...David Cohen, one of the most talented young cellists I know. He was a student at my school for some years, and is all in all a remarkable young man, a remarkable performer, and already an exceptional cellist ." -Lord Menuhin (December 1998)

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