Fondation des États-Unis | Sunday, March 24 @5pm : Rendez-vous Musical #55
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Sunday, March 24 @5pm : Rendez-vous Musical #55

The musicians in residence and Harriet Hale Woolley scholars are looking forward to seeing you in the Grand Salon on Sunday, March 24th for the next Rendez-vous Musical. After the concert, don’t miss the opportunity to take part of a tour of the Exposition: «Fable Lab» de Maximilien Gremaud & Timothée Lambert – lead by Maximilien himself – right after the concert !

This informal concert series is an opportunity for them to present the pieces they are working on, and for the audience to (re)discover classical, contemporary and sometimes even new compositions in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Free entry, join the Facebook event!
Next concert: Sunday, April 7

The Program

J.S. Bach (1685 – 1650) : Cello suite in Do majeur BWV 1009
Prelude
~ Thomaz Tavares Paes, flute

Piazzolla (1921 – 1922) : Café 1930
~ Thomaz Tavares Paes, flute & Sergio Herrera, guitar

J.S. Bach (1685 – 1650) : Cello suite in Sol majeur BWV 1007
Minuets I et II Gigue
~ Will Cravy, double bass

L.V. Beethoven (1770 – 1827), arranged Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886) : An die ferne Geliebte, S469
~ Ed Liddall, piano

L.V. Beethoven (1770 – 1827) : Sonata for cello & piano Op. 102 No. 1
Andante – Allegro vivace
Adagio – Tempo d’andante – Allegro vivace
~ Andrew Briggs, cello & Ed Liddall, piano

Gabriel Fauré (1845 -1924) : Papillon Op. 77
~ Andrew Briggs, cello & Ed Liddall, piano

The Musicians in Residence

Originally from Colorado, Andrew Briggs completed a master’s degree in cello performance at the prestigious Juilliard School. Open to all genres, he performs Baroque to contemporary style, and has had the opportunity to practice his talents internationally. Andrew has been a featured soloist at the Aspen Music Festival, the Amsterdam Cello Biennale, and the Holland Music Sessions; an Artist in Residence at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh; a member of Axiom Contemporary Ensemble, the Madison Bach Musicians, and the Colorado Symphony; and a guest artist at music series in Chicago, New York, and Paris. Andrew is a recipient of the 2018-2019 Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship.

Sergio Herrera is a composer-guitarist currently based in Paris. He received his B.M. in Music composition and theory from Florida State University where he studied composition with Dr. Clifton Callender. During his time at Florida State, Sergio was a recipient of both the Presser Scholarship and the David Ward-Steinman undergraduate composition award. He has attended festivals such as the TALIS Music Festival in Switzerland and the EAMA Nadia Boulanger Academy in Paris where he worked with composers Miguel del Aguila and David Conte. Sergio was granted the Fondation des Etats-Unis Harriet Hale Woolley scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year, and is currently studying harmony, composition, and musical interpretation with Narcis Bonet at the Schola Cantorum de Paris.

Thomaz Tavares has been praised by the Virginia Gazette as having a “pure, direct sound, never wavering from the mission at hand and embracing the work’s lyrical and virtuoso demands.” A native New Yorker with Brazilian heritage, Thomaz Tavares completed his Bachelor’s degree in flute performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music under the tutelage of Thomas Robertello and is currently pursuing his diploma of superior execution at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris under the tutelage of international soloist Jean Ferrandis.

William McClain Cravy graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Southern California where he was a student of David Allen Moore. Will is a member of the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, and has performed concertos with the Colorado and Culver City Symphonies. He was awarded 2nd place in both the 2015 Aspen Music Festival Low Strings Competition, and the 2015 Pasadena Showcase House Instrumental Competition, and 3rd place in 2016 the Jefferson International Young Artists Competition. Will has appeared with the National Arts Centre Orchestra (Canada), the Helsinki Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic (UK), the New World Symphony (Miami), and the Las Vegas Philharmonic. He has spent the last four summers on fellowship at the Aspen Music Festival. Will completed the NAC Institute for Orchestral Studies in 2015, and returned to USC for a master’s degree on full scholarship. Will is currently a recipient of the Harriet Halle Woolley Artist’s Fellowship from the Fondation des Etats-Unis to study in Paris with double bass virtuoso François Rabbath and will spend Spring 2019 as Contrebasse solo at the Toulon orchestra.

Invited Musician

Edward Liddall was born in London and began his musical training at the Royal College of Music in 2001. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music at King’s College, Cambridge in 2011 under the guidance of Thalia Myers. In 2014, he graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under the guidance of Caroline Palmer. During his training, he took part in the Prussia Cove International Music Seminar where he followed the masterclasses of Thomas Adès and Malcolm Martineau. In 2015, he won first prize for accompanying pianist at the Maureen Lehane Awards and, in 2017, he was a finalist in the Young Classical Artists Trust at Wigmore Hall. He also accompanied the violinist Amarins Wierdsma on tour in the Netherlands and Slovakia as part of The New Masters project. He then played a musical and dramatic role in the Iain Burnside play Why Does The Queen Die? at the Oxford Lieder Festival. In 2014, he performed in the production of Jean-Luc Révol’s Où donc est tombée ma jeunesse? at the Comédie de Picardie with tenor Edmund Hastings and violinist Michael Foyle. He makes regular radio appearances on music programmes for the BBC (Radio 3) and for Dutch National Radio. In July 2018, he participated in The Art of Recital summer residency at the Aix Festival where he accompanied the soprano Louise Kemény under the direction of Stéphane Degout and Alain Planès. Edward joined the Paris Opera Academy in September 2018. Future plans include concerts across Europe and in Israel.