Fondation des États-Unis | Tuesday, May 28 @7:30pm : Printempo – Thomaz Tavares Paes
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Tuesday, May 28 @7:30pm : Printempo – Thomaz Tavares Paes

For this third Printempo concert, Thomaz Tavares Paes will present the repertoire that he will be performing at an upcoming competition in Paris, accompanied by pianist Qiaochu Li.

The Mozart Rondo is a light elegant piece from the classical period which epitomizes Mozart’s gracious style. The Nielsen Flute concerto is a monster of a piece composed in the post romantic style: it is a constant battle between the flute and the orchestra, as well as a continuous attempt to reach Nielsen’s  bucolic Arcadia. Panic flirt is a contemporary piece from the 90’s that utilizes an array of extended techniques to explore the relationship between the flutists’ archetypal figure « Pan » and the emotional state of a panicked flutist. To finish off the program I’ve chosen a gorgeous operatic fantasy based on themes from the opera comique Mignon by Ambroise Thomas.
~Thomaz Tavares Paes

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The program

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Rondo in D majeur K.382 (1782)
Alexandre Delgado (né en 1965), Panic Flirt (1992)
Carl Nielsen (1865-1931), Concerto for flute and orchestra (1926)
Paul Taffanel (1844-1908), Grande Fantasie sur Mignon for flute and piano (1874)

The Musicians

Thomaz Tavares Paes has been praised by the Virginia Gazette as a « polished performer, with a pure, direct sound, never wavering from the mission at hand and embracing the work’s lyrical and virtuoso demands. » A native New Yorker of Brazilian heritage, Thomaz Tavares completed his Bachelor’s degree in flute performance at the renowned Indiana University Jacobs School of Music under the tutelage of Thomas Robertello, with an emphasis on orchestral playing. During his time there he was awarded the Premier Young Artist Scholarship, 1st prize of the flute department concerto competition, and played Principal flute with the University Orchestra. With an affinity for the french Baroque style, Thomaz also studied baroque recorder and period repertoire with Michael McCraw during his time at IU. Over the past summers Thomaz has been featured as performer in Halle (Germany), Tignes (France), Hot Springs (USA), Dartington (England), and given an Benefit Recital for the Williamsburg Music Club. He has most recently been a guest performer with the Open Chamber Orchestra in Paris led by Yair Benaim and is currently the principal flutist of the chamber orchestra of the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris led by Philippe Entremont. He is currently pursuing his diploma of superior execution at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris under the tutelage of international soloist Jean Ferrandis.

In 2006, Qiaochu Li won the first prize at the Lisma International Music Competition in New York, and then came to France for studies at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris. She graduated with a Comcertiste Diploma in Françoise Thinat’s class. In the process, she won the first prize at the « Les Clés d’or » Competition, the Gold Medal with unanimous congratulations from Lagny-sur-Marne’s « Rencontres du Piano », the « Prix d’honneur d’excellence » at International competition Leopold Bellan (chamber music) in Trio, etc. She continued her studies in Germany and got her arts diploma at the University of the Arts in Berlin (Universität der Künste Berlin) in the class of Jacques Rouvier. After having perfected herself at the CRR in Paris in the classes of Ariane Jacob, Phillippe Biros and Jean-Marie Cottet, she was admitted in 2013 to the National Conservatory of Music of Paris in the class of Jean-Frédéric Neuburger and is currently following the singing direction classes with Erika Guiomar and vocal accompaniment with Anne Le Bozec.