CPE Festival & MGConcerts present
MUSIC AT THE MUSEUM
CONCERT FOR UKRAINE
Saturday 23 April 2022 - 8pm
MIM, Rue Montagne de la Cour 2, 1000 Brussels
INFO & PRACTICAL
- The reservation for this exceptional evening is MANDATORY via Ticketmaster (20€ or more...)
- The concert will be followed by a cocktail
- Unfortunately, you will not be attending this event but you want to support this initiative!
You can make a donation on the account of Mr Timmermans - BE40 0019 2593 1663 which has been specially opened for the occasion. Please indicate "UKRAINE CONCERT" in communication.
- All profits will be donated to the team of Christia Hudziy's brother who works in Lviv.
Christia Hudziy - piano, Tatiana Samouil - violin and Kacper Nowak - cello
The artists will perform works by LV Beethoven, M. Ravel, D. Popper and M. Skoryk.
CHRISTIA HUDZIY - piano
Born into a family of musicians in Lviv, Ukraine, Christia Hudziy was predestined for an artistic career. At age 11 she made her debut as a soloist with the Lviv Symphony Orchestra. Her achievements led her to be distinguished and rewarded by the President of Ukraine. She then perfected her skills in France at the Conservatoire of Paris, supported by the Fondation Nadia et Lili Boulanger, and then at the Conservatoires of Lyons and Milan. Christia is a laureate of many international competitions in Europe, including the chamber music competition of the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam) and the piano competition “Giovani Talenti Pia Tebaldini”, where she won both the First Prize and a Special Award. She also obtained an international Yamaha grant.
She is a regular guest at international festivals, among which La Roque d’Anthéron, Radio France and Musée d’Orsay, Avignon, Festival du Vexin, etc. After four years as artist-in-residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, a prestigious school of music founded by Queen Elisabeth, destined for young talent from around the world, Christia Hudziy is continuing her career as a soloist and chamber musician, performing in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine and England. She recently performed as a soloist with the philharmonic orchestras of London, Belgium and Osaka. She is also a pianist and coach at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in the class of Augustin Dumay, with whom she regularly performs in chamber music.
TATIANA SAMOUIL, Violin
One of the most inspiring violinists of our time, Tatiana Samouil is constantly in demand as a soloist, recording artist, and teacher. "Samouil's willing, passionate and inspiring playing is a direct continuation of the best traditions of the Russian violin school" ("Kultura", Moscow, June 2002).
TRAINING AND COMPETITIONS
Born into a family of prominent musicians, Tatiana was constantly surrounded by music. At the age of three, she was already playing the piano, and only discovered the violin two years later. At this age she also showed an early interest in composing her own music. The key moment for her came when she was nine years old. She made her debut with the National Orchestra of Moldova, under the direction of her father, the conductor Alexandru Samoila, and was so moved by this experience that she decided to devote herself to the violin. Tatiana Samouil was selected by the Russian "New Names" programme at the age of fourteen and began a tour of the most prestigious concert halls in Russia and Europe, performing also at the United Nations headquarters, at the Vatican at the residence of Pope John Paul II, in Geneva and for UNESCO in Paris. She moved to Moscow as a young girl to study with the legendary Maya Glezarova at the prestigious Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. There she graduated as a soloist "with extraordinary distinction". She then moved to Belgium to continue her studies with the great Igor Oistrakh at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels. Under his guidance, Tatiana Samouil won seven of the most prestigious international violin competitions in just three years, including the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (2002), the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels (2001), the Michael Hill International Competition in New Zealand (2001) and the Jean Sibelius International Violin Competition in Helsinki (2000).
Currently she performs all over the world, despite her near-fatal accident in 2014. She was hospitalised for a long time, not knowing if she would be able to walk or play the violin again. Her recovery is nothing short of miraculous. Tatiana's comeback concert took place live in the prestigious Salle Gaveau in Paris and was recorded by French television. This season she will perform at the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Seoul Art Center and the Flagey Concert Hall in Brussels, as well as in New York, Sochi, Moscow, Amsterdam, Izmir, Istanbul and St. Petersburg. She often shares the stage with other great musicians of our time. Yuri Bashmet, Denis Matsuev, Maxim Vengerov, Vadim Repin, Gauthier Capucon, Gérard Causse, Augustin Dumay, Frans Helmerson and Gary Hofmann have performed with her. Tatiana has performed with conductors such as Antonio Pappano, Christian Arming, Kazushi Ono, Dmitry Liss, Gilbert Varga, Jean Jacques Kantorow and many others. Tatiana Samouil has played with many renowned orchestras: Belgian National Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra, Liege Philharmonic Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, Novaya Rossiya Orchestra, Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic Orchestra, Bonn Philharmonic Orchestra, Bayerische Kammerorchester, Presidential Orchestra of Turkey, Izmir State Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires), the Salta Symphony Orchestra, the Finnish Philharmonic Orchestra, the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra, the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra, the Montevideo Philharmonic Orchestra (Uruguay), Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra (Budapest), Sofia Radio Orchestra, São Carlos National Theatre Symphony Orchestra (Lisbon), South Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. As a founding member of the Malibran Quartet, Tatiana began to explore the magical repertoire of the string quartet. Tatiana is a passionate teacher. She is a violin teacher at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels in Belgium and also a violin teacher at the Musikene Higher Arts Centre in San Sebastián, Spain. As a permanent member of the Yuri Bashmet Academy, she gives masterclasses throughout Russia. Since 2003, Tatiana has been touring regularly in South America. After a successful debut at the Teatro Colon, she was invited to perform at the Presidential Palace in Santiago and at the Open Air Festival in Quinta Vergara in front of 10,000 people. The long-standing collaboration was marked by a recording of Luis Gianneo's violin concerto with Salta Philarmonic for the "Sony Classical" label, the state project dedicated to Argentina's 200th anniversary. The success of the CD led to her being nominated for "Best Classical Recording in Latin America 2009".
Apart from the album for Sony Classical, Tatiana has released almost 20 CDs. Her recording of works by Eugène Ysaÿe with the Orchestre philharmonique de Liège under the baton of Jean-Jacques Kantorow was awarded the "Diapason d'Or", the highest distinction of the French music magazine "Diapason". Her recording of the great French sonatas (with David Lively), released by "Indesens", was awarded the "Choc" by Classica Magazine (February 2019).
The latest release from Indesens is dedicated to the music of Enesco, Weinberg and Bartok, "Gypsy Journey", with David Lively.
Over the years, Tatiana has had the privilege of playing and recording on extraordinary instruments, such as the Guarnerius del Gesu "ex-Vieuxtemps" violin (1741), the Antonio Stradivarius "ex-Kreisler" (1721), as well as on the violins of Jean-Baptiset Vuillaume and François-Louis Piques. Currently, Tatiana plays on a violin by Bernardo Calcagno (Cenova ,1746) and a contemporary violin by Marc Paquin (2021)
Kacper Nowak - Cello
Born in Poland, Kacper Nowak began playing the cello at the age of eight. A year later, he was the laureate of the Liezen Cello Competition in Austria and entered the Fryderyk Chopin School in Poznan, in the class of Danuta Taczanowska. After having won several national and international competitions, he became a member of the National Foundation for Gifted Children. In 2005 he won the first prize at the Concours de Woluwé St-Pierre in Brussels and the following year he entered the Royal Conservatory of Brussels in the class of Didier Poskin. In 2010 he joined the class of Maria Kliegel in Cologne and won both the Van Cutsem prize and the Fely Wasselle prize. He subsequently pursued his studies with Justus Grimm at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp and in 2012 won the Grand Prize of the Prix Edmond Baert competition.
In 2014 Kacper obtained his master’s degree and was awarded the Oranjebeurs scholarship from the Netherlands. He has participated in a number of master classes with musicians such as Gérard Caussé, Augustin Dumay, Boyan Vodenitcharov, France Springuel, Gautier Capuçon, Danel Quartet, Artemis Quartet, Walter Grimmer, Jean-Guihen Queyras and Natalia Gutman. From September 2014 until September 2017, Kacper was studying at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium, under the direction of Gary Hoffman where he received a full scholarship by Haas-Teichen. In 2015 Kacper becomes a laureate of the 22nd Johannes Brahms Competition in Austria and wins the first prize and the public prize at I Solisti competition in Belgium. In the fall of 2018 Kacper releases his first cello-piano CD « Contrastes » with Christia Hudziy on the piano, where they perform sonatas by J.Brahms, B. Martinu and A. Schnittke, the CD is nominated as one of the 5 best cello recordings of the year by Cello Society in NYC. In January of the following year, he wins « Supernova Classics competition » with Urban Piano Quartet, of which he is the founding member. The competition offers a CD recording, released on March 1st 2021, under the Etcetera Records label, and a concert tour in prestigious halls. In May 2019, Kacper wins the first prize in the solo category of the « International Competition of Madrid » and in January 2020, he wins with Urban Piano Quartet « Nordic Strings Competition » ensuring them a tour in the most prestigious concert halls in China during the 2022/2023 season. During the same year, he wins the Gold Medal at « Vienna International Music Competition » and joins « L’Ensemble K » composed of French-Belgian soloists. With this same group, he records a CD officially released on January 15th 2021 and supported financially and artistically by the brand Cartier ®.
Jean Sébastien Scarcez - Director of the CPE Festival, Maria Grazia Tanese - President of MGConcerts, Christophe Delporte - Artistic Director of the CPE Festival, Joel Lambert - Ticketmaster, the artists, the MIM staff - RMAH (Royal Museums of Art and History)- the organizing committee of this evening (Anne and Christian from Hemptinne, Vincianne and Yves from Sauvage, Anne and Michel Kervyn from Oud Mooreghem, Douchka and Max Verstraeten, Isabelle and Patrick Timmermans), Bière Lutgarde, as well as all the people who participated directly or indirectly in the organization of this exceptional evening