Emmanuelle Bertrand & Pascal Amoyel – Cello and Piano Recital
CIT Cork School of Music
Thu 23 March 2017 - 8:00 pm
€20/15/10 (Students: €5)See ticket purchase info below
Emmanuelle Bertrand and Pascal Amoyel have performed together for many years, garnering widespread acclaim from critics and audiences alike for the wonderful singing quality of their playing – the nuanced phrasing of Amoyel the perfect foil for the glowing tones and textures of Bertrand’s cello. Unmissable!
Gabriel Fauré Après un rêve, Op. 7, No.1
Gabriel Fauré Élégie, Op.24
Camille Saint-Saëns Deuxième Sonate, Op. 117
Kevin Volans “for Bob”
Franz Liszt Première Élégie, S.130
Johannes Brahms Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op.38
Emmanuelle Bertrand, cello
Pascal Amoyel, piano
€20 (Standard) | €15 (COS member) | €10 (COS concessionary member) | €5 (Students)
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Discovered by a wide public when she won the young soloist category at the Victoires de la Musique Classique (a French Grammy) in 2002, Emmanuelle Bertrand is today among the foremost representatives of the French school of cellists. Acclaimed for her technical prowess, haunting lyricism and exquisite tone, Emmanuelle has performed as a soloist with the Flanders Symphony Orchestra, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra and Orchestre Symphonique du Grand Montréal amongst others.
Emmanuelle was a pupil of Jean Deplace and Philippe Muller at the Conservatoires Nationaux Supérieurs de Musique of Lyon and Paris and went on to be a prizewinner in the 1994 Rostropovich International Competition in Paris. In 1996, she received first prize in the Japan Chamber Music Competition in Tokyo and was also awarded the Prix de l’Académie Internationale Maurice Ravel. Emmanuelle Bertrand held a grant from the Fondation d’Entreprise Natexis from 1995 to 1999.
In 1999 she met the composer Henri Dutilleux whose support has been essential since : “Among the young artists of her generation, Emmanuelle Bertrand belongs to those who impressed me the most… Her intrepretation and the transparency of her playing filled me with great satisfaction I do not hesitate to say that is for me a real revelation”.
Edith Canat de Chizy, Nicolas Bacri and Pascal Amoyel have composed for her. In 2000 she gave the first world performance of Luciano Berio’s latest work for cello solo “Chanson pour Pierre Boulez”.
Her recordings released by Harmonia Mundi (solo or duo with Pascal Amoyel) all received highest awards : R10 in Répertoire/Classica, CHOC du Monde la Musique, ffff in Télérama, Diapason d’Or de l’Année, Cannes Classical Award…
In 2002, Emmanuelle Bertrand was also awarded the Grand Prix de la Critique by the Professional Union of the Drama and Music critic, as the “”Musical Revelation of the Year”. In 2004, the Ministry of Culture has named her “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres”.
Voted “Solo Instrumental Discovery of the Year” at the Victoires de la Musique in 2005, Pascal Amoyel has established himself over the past few years as a significant personality on the musical scene. His recording of the complete Nocturnes of Chopin has been awarded by the Warszawa Fryderyk Chopin Society within the context of the International Record Competition – Grand Prix du Disque Frédéric Chopin 2010 – and in September 2009, the magazine Classica-Le Monde de la musique has considered his recording of the Funérailles (Franz Liszt) as one of the 5 best ever.
As a teenager he was profoundly influenced by his encounter with György Cziffra, with whom he studied in France and Hungary for several years. After receiving a Licence de Concert from the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, he was awarded Premiers Prix in piano and chamber music at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in the same city. He was awarded scholarships by the Menuhin and Cziffra Foundations, then won first prize in the Paris International competition for Young Pianists.
He appears as a recitalist and soloist with orchestra in Europe, the United States, Canada, Russia, Japan and China. His recordings as a duet with Emmanuelle Bertrand or as a soloist have received the most prestigious awards.
Pascal Amoyel is also a composer, laureate 2010 of the Banque Populaire Foundation. He has worked with composer Olivier Greif and gave the world première performances of many of his works. Several compositions have been dedicated to him, including El Khoury’s Third Sonata and Lemeland’s Piano Concerto.
He is the artistic director of the festival Notes d’Automne, a meeting between Music and Literature, in Le Perreux sur Marne.