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Music: Concert with Maxime Zecchini and Isabelle Durin

Monday 16 May 18:00-19:00

Join us as we welcome pianist Maxime Zecchini and violinist Isabelle Durin!

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Concert with Maxime Zecchini and Isabelle Durin, les saisons en musique

Monday 16 May 2022 at 6:00pm

Classical Music Concert

£15 | £12 for IFE members and concession


About Maxime Zecchini

Born in Paris, Maxime Zecchini began a course of study at the "Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique" of Lyon, in Géry Moutier’s and Danièle Renault-Fasquelle’s class, he earned the DNESM (Diplôme National d’Etudes Supérieures Musicales) with highest honors and special commendation (by a unanimous vote).
Maxime Zecchini is the first French pianist to receive a degree from the prestigious "Incontri col Maestro Academy" in Imola (Italy), he is winner of the international competition in Arcachon, First Prize by unanimous decision of competition of Forum de Normandie, he was awarded the Cziffra Foundation Prize and the Ragusa-Ibla competition.
His discography includes the first Anthology in the world of the works for the left hand in 10 volumes (piano solo, chamber’s music and concertos), multi-award-winning (FFFF/Télérama, 4 clés/Diapason, 4 stars/Classica, Le Monde, radio and tv program...), under the label Advitam Records and distributed in the world by PIAS-Harmonia Mundi.

About Isabelle Durin

Isabelle Durin began her musical education at the CNR (Regional National Conservatory) in Versailles under Alexandre Brussilovsky, and was awarded a gold medal for violin in 1996. Since 2003, Isabelle Durin has been a member of the National Orchestra of the Ile-de-France under the direction initially of Yoel Levi and presently Enrique Mazzolla. In December of the same year, she received the bronze medal of the Progress Encouragement Society in the Senate.
She has given many chamber music recitals in France and abroad, mostly featuring violin and piano duos. Her first recording, Romantisme Hébraïque with pianist Michaël Ertzscheid, was on the Jade label (Universal Music). Her latest CD, Mémoire et Cinéma (Paraty/PIAS) with the pianist Michaël Ertzscheid, was released in 2018. ​_ She is also artistic director of the "Summer Harmonies" festival in Villeneuve l’Archevêque.

Musical Programme: Les saisons en musique

Humankind has always wanted to imitate Nature, to better understand it or compete with it. The resulting creation brings into harmony the inner world of the Artist and the outer world of the living. Vivaldi was the first to make Nature resound to the sound of the violin; Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky or Piazzolla were also fascinated by the magic of the seasons, alternately contrasting, unpredictable and mysterious.

- A. VIVALDI: Concerto en fa Maj, RV 293 "l’Automne" extraits 1er et 3ème mouvements
- Joseph KOSMA: Les feuilles mortes
- A. VIVALDI:Concerto en fa min , RV 297, " l’Hiver", 1er mouvement
- Franz SCHUBERT : Gute Nacht/Bonne nuit/Le Voyage d’Hiver
- P.I TCHAÏKOVSKY: Marche/Casse Noisette
- Astor PIAZZOLLA: Invierno Porteño
- Antonio VIVALDI: Concerto en mi Maj , RV 269 "Le Printemps", 1er mouvement
- E. GRIEG: To the Spring op. 43 et SpringTanz op.38 n°4
- P.I. TCHAÏKOVSKY: Valse du Printemps/ Casse-Noisette
- Félix MENDELSSOHN: Romance sans Paroles op. 62 n°1 "Brise de Mai"
- Astor PIAZZOLLA: Primavera Porteña
- P. I.TCHAÏKOVSKY: Barcarolle (juin) n°6 /Les Saisons
- A. VIVALDI: Concerto en sol min, RV 315 "l’Eté", Presto

photo: © Chris Poffi

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