Fondation des États-Unis | Sunday, 13 October @5pm: Rendez-vous Musical #60
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Sunday, 13 October @5pm: Rendez-vous Musical #60

The Rendez-vous Musical will be back on October 13th! The musicians in residence are looking forward to welcoming you to the Grand Salon every second Sunday again next season. 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.

You can already mark the following concert dates in your calendar for the end of the year 2019: October 27; November 10 and 24 ; December 8.

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The program

Franz Liszt (1811 -1886), Consolation No.3  
~ Qiaochu Li, Piano

Frederic Chopin (1810 – 1849), Ballade No.2  
~ Qiaochu Li, Piano.

Gabriel Fauré (1845 – 1924), Fantasie
~ Thomaz Tavares, flute. Qiaochu Li, Piano.

György Ligeti (1923- 2006), Cordes à Vide, VIII. Fém
~ Daniel Schreiner, Piano

Tristan Murail (1947-), György Ligeti (1923- 2006), La Mandragore
~ Daniel Schreiner, Piano

Frederic Chopin (1810-1849), Sonata no.3 opus 58 
I.Allegro Maestoso
III.Largo
~ Suejin Jung, Piano

Claude Debussy (1862-1918), Sonata L.135
Prologue: Lent, sostenuto e molto risoluto
~ Alexa Ciciretti, cello, Edo Frenkel, Piano.

Anton Webern (1883- 1945), 3 Pieces
~ Alexa Ciciretti, cello, Edo Frenkel, Piano.

The Musicians in Residence

American cellist Alexa Ciciretti has established herself as a performer who is equally at home playing Baroque viola da gamba music, Romantic symphonies, cutting-edge contemporary music and everything in between. She is currently pursuing post-graduate studies with Anssi Karttunen at Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris.  Ms. Ciciretti has performed as a member of the New World Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Lucerne Festival Academy and Alumni Orchestras, and Aspen Chamber Symphony.  She served as continuo cellist for the U.S. premiere of Vivaldi’s Farnace at Spoleto Festival U.S.A. and performed at the Ojai Festival in June 2019.  She has also performed with the Miami-based group Flamenco Sephardit and recently starred in the short film A Waning Heart which was screened at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.  Ms. Ciciretti studied at Eastman School of Music and Oberlin Conservatory.

Edo Frenkel is a « feisty » (LA Times) young conductor, composer, and pianist, quickly gaining attention for his « performances of both intimacy and intensity » (Opera Magazine). He has guest conducted LUDWIG, Baltimore Symphony, Ensemble Meitar, Ensemble Mise-en, and has appeared in performances with such notable groups as Tonkünstler Orchester-Neider Östereich, Ensemble Intercontemporain, members of New World Symphony, and IEMA. He has performed in the Ojai, Aldeburgh, and Lucerne Festivals. Mr. Frenkel has worked as the assistant conductor to Sir Simon Rattle, Brad Lubman, Franck Ollu, and Barbara Hannigan. In addition to working as Hannigan’s assistant, he served as répétiteur, coach, and keyboard player for the LUDWIG European/US tour. Additionally, he collaborated with Barbara Hannigan as rehearsal pianist on the Satie: Socrate project at the Ruhrtriennale Festival and at the Park Ave. Armory.

Korean American pianist Suejin Jung has appeared in concert at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Steinway Hall, Count Basie Theatre, le Poisson Rouge, and other opportunities through the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation. Highlights of 2019-2020 season include an artist residency at the Fondation des États-Unis in Paris, France as a recipient of the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship, performance at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, and guest artist appearance at the Vršac International Chamber Music Festival in Vršac, Serbia. Her interview and performances have been broadcasted live on WWFM radio and aired nationally in a documentary Piano Forte on PBS. She studied at The Juilliard School and is a candidate of DMA at the Mason Gross School of the Arts of Rutgers University. Currently, she is pursuing a stage de perfectionnement at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris where she is working closely with Anne Queffélec.

A musician, composer, and interdisciplinary artist of diverse interests, Daniel Schreiner is continuing to fashion an eclectic career. Recent collaborative engagements include concerts with members of the JACK Quartet at New Music on the Point in Vermont; joint recitals of Debussy and Ligeti Etudes with Shuhui Zhou in New York and at Bard College; and performances as guest alumnus at Williams College’s Iota Festival of New Music. Daniel is a founding member of KnoxTrio, a newly-formed flute, cello, and piano trio dedicated to experimental contemporary repertoire, whose successful first season commissioned three world premieres by living composers responding to the environment and climate change. A recipient of the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship from the Fondation des États-Unis, Daniel currently lives in Paris, France, studying at La Schola Cantorum with Billy Eidi.

Flutist Thomaz Tavares Paes has been praised by the Virginia Gazette as a « polished performer, with a pure, direct sound…embracing the work’s lyrical and virtuoso demands. » A native New Yorker later raised in Brazil, Thomaz Tavares completed his Bachelor’s degree in flute performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music under the tutelage of Thomas Robertello with a “Premier Young Artist” scholarship. He later started his graduate studies at the École Normale de Musique de Paris under international soloist Jean Ferrandis, and recently obtained his Diplome Supérieur D’Execution with unanimous distinction from the jury. Tavares is a recipient of the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year, during which he will be exploring French solo and chamber music of the Belle Epoque period as well as interning with the Orchestre de Chambre Nouvelle Europe.

Guest musicians 

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.