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    Castlereng and Limoux’s historic churches Castlereng and Limoux’s historic churches

    The Young Virtuosi festival, in an exciting new celebration of young and scintillating music talent, all set against the background of Castlereng and Limoux, an idyllic and untouched corner of Southern France in the Languedoc. Now in its fourth year, the festival was created to provide a unique opportunity to showcase exceptional and international young artists, and offer the artists themselves crucial and potentially career-defining performance experience, as they pursue varied and global careers as soloists, chamber musicians and orchestral players.

    The festival gives the ‘next generation’ of global musical talent the chance to gather together, rehearse and share ideas and inspiration, culminating in a special series of performances in the picturesque locations of Castlereng and Limoux’s historic churches. The festival is as special an experience for its audience members as it is for the performers. We will present a series of concerts, showcasing not only the genius of the great repertoire and composers, but also the fresh, vibrant and utterly committed style of playing that is the hallmark of the ensemble’s youth and virtuosity.

    The festival is committed to an exciting programme of expansion and development and is dedicated to both the development of the artists it showcases and to the growth and prominence of the Young Virtuosi Festival as a force in musical performance in the world today. The festival in 2012 took place from 15th to 20th July.

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    Festival de Musique
    de la Vallée du Cougain

    15th to 20th July 2012
    Artistic Director : Yekaterina Lebedeva

    Programme

    15th July 2012

    La Digne d’Amont -  “Viennese Classics”

    Beethoven Spring Sonata Op.24 - Stephanie Childress (violin), Kumi Matsuo (piano)

    Mozart Duo No.1 in  G major K423 - Selena Choi (violin), Louisa Tatlow (viola)

    Haydn String Quartet Op.76 No.5 - Josephine Robertson (violin), Selena Choi (violin), Louisa Tatlow (viola), Feargus Egan (cello)

    Haydn London Trio No.1 in C Major - Halit Turgay (flute), Stephanie Childress (violin), Feargus Egan (cello)

    Mozart Clarinet Quintet K 581 - Adrian Poon (clarinet), Josephine Robertson (violin), Selena Choi (violin), Louisa Tatlow (viola),Feargus Egan (cello)

    17th July 2012

    Ajac -  “ Voyage à Paris”

    Milhaud Suite for clarinet, violin and piano Op.157b - Adrian Poon (clarinet), Selena Choi (violin),
    Kumi Matsuo(piano)

    Satie from “Trois melodies”: La statue de bronze, Dapheneo
    Poulenc from “La courte paille”: Le reine du coeur, Les anges musiciens

    Charbrier: Ballade des gros dindons   
    Catia Moreso (mezzo soprano), Dinis Sousa (piano)

    Ravel “Jeux d'eau” - Kumi Matsuo (piano)

    Massenet  “Meditation from Thais” - Stephanie Childress (violin), Kumi Matsuo (piano)

    Teresa Carrena  “La Fausse Note” Concert Etude
    Chopin “Ballade” No.1 Op.23 in G minor
    - Nina del Ser (piano)

    Stravinsky “L'Histoire du Soldat” for clarinet, violin and piano - Adrian Poon (clarinet), Selena Choi (violin), Kumi Matsuo (piano)

    Poulenc Sonata - Halit Turgay (flute), Kumi Matsuo (piano)

    Debussy String Quartet in G minor - Josephine Robertson (violin), Selena Choi (violin), Louisa Tatlow (viola), Feargus Egan (cello)

    18th July 2012

    St Couat du Razès  - “Baroque by candelight”

    Bach from Partita No.2 in D minor for unaccompanied violin BWV1004 “ Chaconne” - Josephine Robertson (violin)

    Bach from Solo Suite No.3 in C major selection of movements - Feargus Egan (cello)

    Bach Toccata in D major BWV 912 - Nina del Ser (piano)

    Handel “ Lascia ch'io pianga” - Stephanie Childress (violin and voice), Kumi Matsuo (piano)

    Corelli La Folia - Stephanie Childress (violin), Kumi Matsuo (piano)

    Bach Partita No.6 BWV 830 in E minor - Dinis Sousa (piano)

    Bach Double violin concerto in D minor - Selena Choi (violin), Stephanie Childress (violin), Kumi Matsuo (piano)

    19th July 2012

    Castelreng - “Celebration of music by Great German composers”

    Haydn Sonata in C major Hob 16/50 1st movement - Nina del Ser (piano)

    Beethoven Piano Trio Op.1 No.3, 1st movement - Nina del Ser (piano), Josephine Robertson (violin), Feargus Egan (cello)

    Richard Wagner from “ Wesendonck Lieder”:
    Der Engel
    Im Treibhaus
    Traume

    Catia Moreso (mezzo soprano), Dinis Sousa (piano)

    Brahms Sonata No.2 - Stephanie Childress (violin), Kumi Matsuo (piano)

    Brahms Zwei gesange for mezzo-soprano, viola and piano Op.91 - Catia Moreso (mezzo soprano), Louisa Tatlow (viola), Dinis Sousa (piano)

    Schumann Fantasy Op.17, 1st movement - Kumi Matsuo (piano)

    Beethoven String Quartet Op.18 No.1 - Josephine Robertson (violin), Selena Choi (violin), Louisa Tatlow (viola), Feargus Egan (cello)

    Schumann Piano quintet Op.44 in E flat major, 1st movement - Kumi  Matsuo (piano), Josephine Robertson (violin), Selena Choi (violin), Louisa Tatlow (viola), Feargus Egan (cello)

    20th July 2012

    La Digne d’Aval - On a lighter note – a Concert of Popular Classical Music

    Sarasate Introduction and Tarantella - Stephanie Childress (violin), Kumi Matsuo (piano)

    Mozart Adagio in F
    Falla Danse Espagnole
    - Selena Choi (violin), Kumi Matsuo (piano)

    Frank Bridge Three songs for mezzo, viola and piano 1907 - Catia Moreso (mezzo soprano), Louisa Tatlow (viola), Dinis Sousa (piano)

    Popper Hungarian Rhapsody - Feargus Egan (cello), Kumi Matsuo (piano)

    Liszt Concert Etude “Un Sospiro”
    Liszt Rhapsody No.11
    - Nina del Ser (piano)

    Wieniawsky Scherzo-Tarantella - Josephine Robertson (violin), Kumi Matsuo (piano)

    Messager “Solo de Concours” - Adrian Poon (clarinet), Kumi Matsuo (piano)

    Schumann- selected numbers from “Kresleriana” - Dinis Sousa (piano)

    Britten Cabaret Songs - Catia Moreso (mezzo soprano), Dinis Sousa (piano)

    Mike Mower “Sonata Latino” - Halit Turgay (flute), Yekaterina Lebedeva (piano).

     

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