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Festival of Saint-Paul-de-Vence : in the music room five-star

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The escort will almost overshadowed the soloist. At the festival Saint-Paul-de-Vence, the pianist Alexandre Kantorow, 1st prize at the Tchaikovsky competition this year, and the first Frenchman in history to be crowned, has shared the stage with the violinist Laurent Korcia. 20 years ago, Kantorow is heralded as one of the next great performers of his time, while Korcia is already acclaimed by the press and public for his unique style and charisma.

The program consisted of some of the greatest masterpieces written for the violin, as the Sonata no. 1 of Brahms or the violin Sonata of Debussy, brilliantly interpreted by the duo under the ramparts of the city.

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It was in 2010 that the former mayor of the town of René Buron hosted for the first time the Quartet Modigliani and confided to him the following year, the artistic direction of this festival amazing. The networks of these four performers have done the rest, attracting the best musicians in Saint-Paul-de-Vence.

Relegated to the second role, the young pianist with Russian origins and son of the violinist Jean-Jacques Kantorow has not served as a foil to its illustrious elder. Conversely, Alexander Kantorov has surprised the audience by his maturity and interpretation is in perfect keeping with the originality of the game Korcia. In “bis”, it was sublimely interpreted the final of the Bird of fire by Stravinsky, a piece that he also played in the Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow.

Festival of Saint Paul de Vence, until 31 July.