Bourgie Hall presents

Victoire Bunel and Gaspard Dehaene – The Art of the Melodies

Following their appearances at the Musée d’Orsay Auditorium, the Festival de Royaumont and at London’s Wigmore Hall, Bourgie Hall welcomes these two rising stars in a program of exquisitely poetic French art songs.

In partnership with the Fondation Royaumont and the Musée d’Orsay (France)

Victoire Bunel, mezzo-soprano

Recognised for her great musicality and rich vocal timbre, Victoire Bunel is one of the rising stars of French lyric singing. Her artistic sensibility was developed, to a large extent, at the Maîtrise de Radio France, where she received a full musical and vocal education of the highest quality under the direction of Toni Ramon. She continued her studies at the Département Supérieur for young singers in Paris, at the Royal Academy of Music in London and at the Paris Conservatoire where she received her Master with the honours in June 2018.

Victoire Bunel has marked the last seasons with her debut as Jenny in Die Dreigroschenoper by Kurt Weill at the Shoreditch Town Hall in London, as Théone in Phaéton by Lully with Le Poème Harmonique in Perm (Russia) and at the Opéra Royal in Versailles (c. V. Dumestre, s. B. Lazar), as Sirène in Coronis by Duron at the Opéra-Comique in Paris, as Maria in Maria de Buenos Aires by Piazzolla at the Venice Biennale, as Jean in Le Portrait de Manon by Massenet at Limoges’s Opera, as Paula in Alice’s Mirror by T. Nguyen at the Opera in Reims, as Amando in Le Grand Macabre by Ligeti at Paris Philharmonie with the Ensemble Intercontemporain but also as Siegrune in Die Walküre by Wagner at Bordeaux’s Opera, as Dido in Dido and Aeneas by Purcell at Stift International Festival in the Netherlands, as Karolka in Jenufa by Janacek at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse.

She has also been heard several times at Paris Philharmonie (with Daniel Harding, Matthias Pintscher or Jean-François Hesser), at La Halle aux Grains in Toulouse and at Rouen’s Opera.

The young mezzo-soprano has a special affection for the French melodie and lieder repertoire. She performs frequently in recital with Gaspard Dehaene, Sarah Ristorcelli and Romain Louveau. We have heard Victoire Bunel at the Petit Palais in Paris, at the Compiègne Theatre, at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse, at Lille’s Opera, at the Musée d’Orsay, at the Wigmore Hall in London or several times on the French Radio. Soon, she will give several recitals, with the Winterreise by Schubert with Romain Louveau and Jean-Christophe Lanièce at the Compiègne theatre, and the Théâtre du Beauvaisis. This project will be recording during the summer 2023 for the Label B Records. She will also give recital with French repertoire with Gaspard Dehaene in Montreal (Canada) and in Toulouse (Palais Niel) with Sarah Ristorcelli. She is a regular guest in several international festivals as Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival (Finland), Stift International Music Festival (Netherlands) or at the Biennale in Venice (Italy).

Gaspard Dehaene, piano

Born in 1987, after his studies in Paris CRR with Anne-Lise Gastaldi, Gaspard Dehaene got his Master degree at Paris CNSM in 2012, in Bruno Rigutto and Denis Pascal’s classes. Admitted in Salzburg Mozarteum, he continued his musical studies with Jacques Rouvier and with Rena Shereshevskaia in Paris Ecole Normale. Wanting to deepen his musical knowledge, he also got his Master degree in vocal accompaniment Anne Le Bozec’s class in Paris CNSM.

Successful in different international competitions ( Pro Musicis, San Sebastian, Piano Campus, Grand Prix Alain Marinaro ), he has already a major concert experience, being invited in many prestigious festivals in France such as -La Roque d’Anthéron, la Folle Journée de Nantes, Festival 1001 Notes, Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo, Radio France Montpellier, Liszt en Provence, Flâneries musicales de Reims (filmed by Medici TV), Orangerie de Sceaux, Piano en Valois, l’Epau, Colmar, Nohant, Muse & Piano at the Louvre-Lens, Artenetra, Soirées romantiques du Rayol, Perros-Guirec, Chopin à Bagatelle, Moments musicaux de !’Hermitage à la Baule … – and abroad, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Morocco, New Caledonia and China in Beijing Young Artists Festival.

Deeply involved in the Lied repertoire, he is laureate of Orsay-Royaumont foundation, in which he works with the mezzo-soprano Victoire Bunel. They participated in the recording project : “Carte Postale” which was released in January 2021, with the label B Records.

POULENC Quatre poèmes de Guillaume Apollinaire
DEBUSSY Les chansons de Bilitis
RAVEL Cinq mélodies populaires grecques
POULENC Le Bestiaire
STROHL La Tristesse de la lune
FAURÉ Mirages
La chanson bien douce
Le chevalier Malheur
Le ciel est par-dessus le toit
La Chanson pour le petit cheval
Puisque j’ai mis ma lèvre
La chère blessure
Trois jours de vendange
D’une prison

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 7:30pm
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