Bourgie Hall presents

Cellist Julien-Laferrière and Pianist Jonas Vitaud

Winner of the 2017 Queen Elisabeth Competition, cellist Victor Julien-Laferrière is one of the new rising stars of his instrument. French pianist Jonas Vitaud, another laureate of great international competitions, is his close collaborator.

Victor Julien-Laferrière, cello

In 2018, Victor Julien-Laferrière was awarded the Victoire de la Musique in France as “Best Instrumental Solo”.

Victor Julien-Laferrière began the cello with René Benedetti, then studied successively with Roland Pidoux at the Paris Conservatoire, Heinrich Schiff at the University of Vienna and Clemens Hagen at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. At the same time, he took part from 2005 to 2011 at Seiji Ozawa International Music Academy Switzerland.

In recital and chamber music, he was the guest of the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Philharmonie de Paris, CelloBiennale in Amsterdam, Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth, Essen Philharmonie, Théâtre des Champs- Elysées, Louisiana Museum in Copenhague, KKL of Lucerne, Tonhalle of Zurich, Auditorium du Louvre, Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Phillips Collection in Washington, Fondation Louis Vuitton, festivals of Prague Spring, MecklenburgVorpommern, Kuhmo, Gstaad, Copenhagen Summer Festival, Klavier Festival Ruhr, Rheingau Musik Festival, Folles Journées de Nantes et Tokyo, Ester festivals of Deauville and Aix-en-Provence…

As from 2020, Victor Julien-Laferrière is playing on a beautiful instrument by Domenico Montagnana, property of Xavier and Joséphine Moreno.

Jonas Vitaud, piano

Jonas Vitaud was born in 1980, and began studying the piano at the age of six and the organ at eleven. A student of Brigitte Engerer, Jean Koerner and Christian Ivaldi, he obtained four premiers prix (piano, chamber music, piano accompaniment, harmony) at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, and
went on to win prizes at several international competitions (Lyon, the ARD-Musikwetteberb in Munich, Trieste, the International Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna) as both soloist and chamber musician.

Jonas Vitaud continues to give performances in recital and also with orchestras. He appears regularly at numerous famous festivals in Europe and throughout the world as la Roque d’Anthéron, La Folle Journée in Nantes, Tokyo, Yekaterinburg and Warsaw the Festival de La Chaise -Dieu, the Goslar festival, the Richard
Strauss Festival at Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany, Autunno Musicale at Caserta in Italy, iDans in Istanbul, the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, and French May in Hong Kong, and has also performed at the Phillips Collection in Washington.

“Vitaud’s intelligent musicianship, rock-solid technique and cultivated sonority impress…” – Gramophone

” … Vitaud has the technique to span the gamut of expressions, from wrathful heroism to tension-filled chiaroscuro…” – BBC music magazine

Jonas Vitaud has also dedicated himself to chamber music, a passion that he shares with such artists as the singers Karine Deshayes, Sumi Hwan , the cellists Victor Julien-Laferrière and Christian-Pierre La Marca, the pianist Adam Laloum, the clarinettist Raphaël Sévère, the violinist Mi-Sa Yang, the Quatuor Zaïde…

Jonas Vitaud has taught at the Paris Conservatoire since 2013, and is currently assistant professor in Marie-Josèphe Jude’s piano class.

SCHUMANN Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105 (trans. for cello)
FAURÉ Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 117
SAINT-SAËNS Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 123

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Monday, October 4, 2021 at 7:30 pm

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