An artist – violinist Renaud Capuçon, a man of the theatre – Dominique Bluzet, director, among others, the Grand Théâtre de Provence and the Théâtre du Jeu de Paume, and a bank, the CIC, founding partner of the festival. This is the model developed by the Easter festival, created in 2012, and which sees each year is always a little bigger. The previous edition was scheduled for 23 concerts. There will be 27 this year, the 17-day festival. 900 artists are expected, and among them , some of chopsticks, the most prestigious of the moment, and the orchestras that go with it.
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Because, the festival of Easter was not expected to be of the age of reason to play in the big league. Just for his concerts of sacred music, holy week requires, it will host this year’s Teodor Currentzis and his orchestra Music Aeterna who will be performing with their amazing verve the Requiem of Verdi. Marek Janowski and the Sinfonieorchester Basel will put their power in the service of the German Requiem of Johannes Brahms. Michel Corboz and Ensemble of Lausanne will give The Passion according to St Matthew, without doubt, a must in the repertoire of this immense head.
trailer for the Festival of Easter 2019 to Aix – Watching on Figaro Live
other themes run through the festival, and served with the same dedication to excellence. In a rare event, the Mozartwoche Salzburg, Rolando Villazon is currently the director, made a stopover for three days in Aix. You will be spoiled for choice, between the camerata Salzburg in the symphonies 20 and 34, the arias mozart interpreted by Amondra de La Parra, Olga Peretyatko and Felix Klieser, or Villazon and Capuçon in the symphony’s 35 and in the famous : Serenade Haffner . In a version more compact, split between concerts in the morning and in the evening, the integral work for piano of Beethoven is given by Rudolf Buchbinder with the very prestigious Dresden Staatskapelle.
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Renaud Capuçon makes the very best of his peers. Gérard Caussé, Adrien de la Marca, Nicholas Angelich, Edgar, and Raphaelle Moreau, Gautier Capuçon gather around the quintets of Brahms. Augustin Dumay and Jean-Philippe Collard will produce in a duo in a romantic program. Nelson Freire, accompanied by the Radio France Philharmonic under the baton of Mikko Franck in The Golden Cockerel Rimsky-Korsakov , Chopin, Stravinsky and Rautavaara, a composer of Finnish death in 2016. Arcadi Volodos plays Scriabin, Schubert and Rachmaninov.
The festival not only this rain of stars. It also intends to promote new talent. Among them, the young violinist Daniel Lozakovich, prodigy is 17 years old, or George Li, pianist of 24 years. The young composer Benjamin Attahir born in 1989, is also part of the for this edition, which devotes him a “portrait”. It will create a cycle of melodies. As to the generation@aix, the choice of young performers, proposed by a master, this year she will be presented by the pianist Peter Serkin.