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are soloists and concert performers with an
international reputation and career or
younger talents with several international prizes
:pianists, violinists, violists, cellists, flautists,
oboists, bassoonists, clarinetists, saxophonists,
trumpeters, trombonists, horn-players, guitarists,
harpists, organists, harpsichordists, percussionists,
conductors, choir master, sopranos, tenors, baritones,
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International well-known artists...
Bernard RINGUEISSEN (pianist):French concert performer, he studied with Marguerite Long and Jacques Fevrier at the National Superior Conservatory of Paris where he got his first prize of piano at the age of sixteen. Prize Frederic Chopin in Warsaw, Prize Long-Thibault in Paris, Prize Villa-Lobos, Prix of Geneva, he started an international career of worldwide soloist, with leading international orchestras, such as Orchestre de Paris, Gewand-hausorchester Leipzig, Berlin Symphonikern, Warsaw Philharmonic...He gives masters-class as guest professor at Mozarteum in Salzbourg and at the summer international academy of music of Weimar and he's member of the jury of several international competition such as the Schumann competitions in Zwickau, Brahms competition in Hambourg, Chopin competition in Warsaw...his recordings includes works by Saint-Seans, Poulenc, Stravinsky, Chausson, Alkan...
Denis PASCAL (pianist) : He studied with Pierre Sancan at the Conservatory where in 1984 he gained unanious first prizes in piano an chamber music, before undertaking further with Jacques Rouvier, Léon Fleischer. Prize-winner in international competitions in Lisbon, Zurich, the Concert Atist Guil in New-York and the Cziffra, Lavoisier an Menuhin Foundations, he finished his studying with György Sebôk in Bloomington, Indiana, where he received the Artist Diploma.He is at present Michel Beroffs assistant at the Paris Conservatory, and has given solo and chamber music performances in Europe : Helsinski, Palermo, Oveido, Valencia, Alicante, Lisbon, Porto, in the USA : Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall (New-York), Kennedy Center (Washington) ; in Paris : Théâtre des Champs Elysés, salle Gaveau, Châtelet, Opéra Garnier, Théâtre de la Ville, Théâtre Grévin, and in the following prestigious festivals : Nohan, St Lizier, Saintes, Saint Nazaire, Festival dIle de France.As soloist he has appeared with the Lyon and the Bordeaux and Auvergne Orchestras, with New Japan Philarmonic in Yokohama, In San Francisco with Philarmonic Orchestra.Denis Pascal performs regularly on the radio and Television.He is much sought after by partners such as Janos Starker, or late Alain Marion with whom he recorded the complete Beethoven Sonatas ( awarded by a Diapason dor)He uses his musical qualities and his thirst for discovery of unduly neglected works, to great effect both in the standard repertoire and in new music.So it is that he has recorded the Impressionistic Piano ( Debussy, Images), (the Post-romantic composer) Joseph Marxs complete piano well received by the critics ( Choc de la Musique),and recently release recording of Franz Liszts The 19 Hungarian Rhapsodies awarded by Classica magazine and Choc de la musique and recommanded by the Franz Liszt French association.In Chamber music : Schuman, Brahms Sonatas for piano and viola with Françoise Gnéri ; Joseph Marxs works for cello and piano and Lieder , Beethoven's 10 Sonatas for flute and piano with Alain Marion awarded by a Diapason d'OR....
FRANÇOIS-HENRI HOUBART (Organist of the Madeleine church in Paris) Born at Orléans on December 26 th 1952. Musical Studies organ and improvisation with Pierre COCHEREAU, Michel CHAPUIS and Suzanne CHAISEMARTIN harmony and counterpoint with Pierre LANTIER. Winner of the Lyon International Improvisation Prize in 1978.Soloist with Radio-France ; he has taken part, equally, in many TV programmes. In February 1979 he succeeded renowned musicians such as SaintSaëns and Fauré to the post of organist of the great organ of the Madeleine church in Paris. Organ teacher at the Orleans and Rueil-Malmaison academies of music.Member of the Committee responsible for organs unclassified by the Minister of Culture. Besides performing in numerous concerts and recitals, principally at large festivals, he has played in the U.S.A., Japan and Canada. He appears regularly with orchestras and choirs, either as a soloist. His répertoire extends from Rennaissance music to contemporary music (several productions). With a considérable recording history (discographie) acclaimed unanimously by the critics, he was awarded BEST COMPACTDISC OF THE YEAR by the famous NEW YORK TIMES in 1987.
Author of a work on the organs of Orleans Cathedral.
Chantal RIOU (pianist) : She was one of the youngest talents of her generation ; she has been accepted at the National Superior Conservatory of Paris at the age of eleven. She studied piano with Jean Doyen and received a First Prize, harmony with Pierre Lantier, Jacques Casterede, chamber music with Jean Hubeau and Jacques Fevrier. Then, she studied with Annie D'Arco in order to prepare international competition. She won several Prizes : International Competition of Epinal (France), International Competition of "Casella" in Naples (Italy), International Competition of Maria Canals in Barcelona, Ravel Prize, First Prize Marguerite Long in Paris, Cziffra Fondation prize winner, Soloist of the Radio France Orchestra, she has very often recorded for french and foreign radios...
Françoise Gnéri (viola) : She started learning the viola aged 7, and her studies culminated in a unanimously awarded first prize front the Paris Conservatory, Where she studied with Colette Lequien.
She won prizes in the Maurice Vieux and the Budapest International Competitions, and went on for further studies with Mobuko hnaî and the pianist Gyërgy Sebök... Shortly after this, she became principal violoist in the Paris Opéra under Myung Wung Chung. Her wide knowledge of chamber music and twentieth-century music bas brought her many prestigious invitations in France (Theâtre des Champs Elysées, Châtelet) and in other countries (Bremen, Lisbon, London, Tokyo, New-York), where she bas performed with Philip Hirschorn, Christoph Henkel, Roland Pidoux, JeanPierre Wallez.
At Bruno Pasquier's invitation, she has been teaching at the Paris Conservatory, and is regulary invited te give master-classes in Europe. She gave up her post at the Paris Opéra in 1995, -and now devotes her sensitive talent to chamber music playing and recording in which she is much appreciated. She bas given the first performances of more than 20 pieces and defends her instrument's repertoire in solo appearances with orchestra and in recitals.
Françoise Gnéri plays on an 1856 Gagliano.
Quatuor Antares (String Quartet ) Ruggero CAPRANICO, first violin, Dania DRAGA, second violin, Hélène PLATONE, viola, Cécile NICOLAS, cello.
Since its foundation in 1995, the Antares Quartet has taken part in many festivals and master classes organised by various institutions, including the Association Pro Quartet - Centre Européen de Musique de Chambre, which continues to provide it support today. This has allowed the Quartet to improve its performances thanks to such prestigious international quartets as Lindsay, Amadeus, Italiano, Tokyo, Alban Berg, La Salle, Cleveland and Élysée.
In 1998, the Quartet is awarded the Musée Bonnat de Bayonne award at the Académie Internationale Maurice Ravel (Saint-Jean-de-Luz) and admitted for a two-year course of proficiency studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse, Paris, under instruction from Bruno Pasquier.
In 1999, in addition to its European concerts, the Quartet goes on tour in Morocco (Rabat, Fez, Meknes, Taounate and Casablanca), and is invited to take part in the Kyoto music festival (Japan).
The members of the Antares Quartet enjoy the advice and support of Piero Farulli, alto with the Quartetto Italiano, following their study under him in the string quartet proficiency courses at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana of Sienna (Italy), of which they are graduates.
The Quartet was a finalist in last Decembers International Chamber Music Competition in Caltanisetta (Italy).
From its inception, the Antares Quartet began giving public performances in France and abroad, and has since kept up a demanding and regular concert schedule (Thy Festival, Denmark; Daniel Music Days, The Netherlands; Périgord Noir Festival, France ; Festival Européen Jeunes Talents, Paris ; Festival International de quatuors à cordes du Lubéron, France, in addition to some forty concerts per season in Paris). The Quartets musicians thrive on this close relationship with the audience, as well as their passion for conveying emotion through music, and hope to share it with as many music lovers as possible.
Frederic BANG-ROUHET (baritone) :In addition to working toward his doctorate of Medicine, he studied vocal technique with Paul Finel of the Opera de Paris and was unanimously awarded First Place in Singing in the Paris Competition of Conservatories. He was then admitted to the National Conservatory in Paris to study Lyric Opera Theatre. Concurrently, he studied the interpretation of Melodie Française and French Operatic Roles under Camille Maurane. Additionally, he participated in Advanced Studies under Jean-Christophe Benoit and Paul von Schilawsky. Since 1992, he has been trained by Nikita Storojev. He enjoys singing Lieders and French melodies in recitals and won Duparc Prize and Roussel Prize. He has been singing on stage Baritone Roles by Mozart, Rossini,Donizetti, as well as various French composers. The masters of French Singing awarded him the Prix d'Opera. His repertoire also includes many oratorios, ranging from Cantatas by Bach, works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Dvorak, Fauré's Requiem,to Honneger's Danse des morts and Cantate de Noel.
Gerard BOURGOGNE ( Flautist ) :Born in 1955 and front childhood 'brought up ni a musical atmosphere, Gérard Bourgogne studied the flute with Michel Debost, Alain Marion (First prize of flute unanirnously) and Jean-Pierre Rampal. In 1987, lie graduated at the Menuhin Foundation. Gérard Bourgogne learnt also conducting. With a state scholarship, lie ivent ta Salzburg and studied ivith the masters and conductors GarIv Bertini and Noham Sheriff.
He is responsibl efor the UFAM national competition of flute and producer of CDs under the label "Traversières Flûte Collection", edited by "l'Association Française de la flûte".
With his humanist personality and his natural curiosiry, lie plays successfidIv the entire repertoire. He communicates his strong musical sensitiveness through his great presence which accentuates peifectly his elegant plaving.
Gérard Bourgogne is a dignified representant of the french school of flute.
Laure RIVIERRE (pianist), Angeline PONDEPEYRE (pianist and choir master),Gilbert AUDIN (bassoonist) Jean-Michel VINIT (horn-player) Annie AUDIN (accompanist),Gilles HENRY (violinist), Françoise GNERI (viola),Jean-Marie GAMARD (cellist)...
Nicolas STAVY (pianist) :First Prize of Piano and First Prize of chamber music at the National Superior Conservatory of Paris,Unanimity First Prize at the International Competition of Young Pianists of Seneglia (Italie) Winner of the french final of the Vendome Prize of the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot, he has completing his studies with Dominique Merlet in the Virtuosity Class at the Conservatory of Geneva with the first prize with "distinctions" of the Conservatory of Geneva, Prix d'honneur and Prix de la société Chopin de Genève at the Concours International Chopin in Warsaw. He is invited at the XVIIe Chopin Festival of Paris.
Mathilde CARRE (pianist) : She was first trained at the national conservatory of Clermont-Ferrand (France) where she has obtained a gold medal at the age of fifteen. Then, she became a student at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot, under the supervision of Germaine Mounnier. She was successively awarded the Diplome de Concertiste in chamber music and the Diplome Superiur d'execution, with honours, for the piano. In 1998, She won the second Prize at the Sofia International Piano Competition (Bulgaria) and the Special Prize "Chopin", after winning the first Prize of International Chamber Music Competition at the 1996 U.F.A.M.,in Paris, the Mozart Award and Chopin Award at Ibla Grand Prize 2001 (Ragusa, sicile) and the 4th Prize at London International Music Competition. She often gives concerts in France and abroad in Italy, Austria, Korea...and she has been invited twice at the renowned Chopin Festival of Paris...
CHEVLIAKOV (organist), Nicolas ONG