(violin) Eliane Reyes
in partnership with La Fondazione Palazzetto Bru Zane
Musics: Dubois, Débussy, Fauré, Bruneau, etc...
Apéritif at 7 p.m., Concert at 8 p.m.in Grande Galerie
Entry with cocktail: 20€
Entry, cocktail, concert and diner with drinks included:80€
Elsa Grether Born in Mulhouse, France, Elsa Grether begins studying the violin in Alsace before entering Paris Conservatoire Régional Supérieur- CNR where she obtains First Prize by unanimity of the jury the day of her fifteenth birthday. She then decides to continue her studies abroad, first with Ruggiero Ricci at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria, then Mauricio Fuks at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA, and finally Donald Weilerstein at the New England Conservatory in Boston.
In 2009 Elsa Grether won the “Pro Musicis International Award” in Paris, together with pianist Delphine Bardin. She is also laureate by unanimity of the jury of the “Fondation Banque Populaire” in Paris, the G.Cziffra Foundation, the Bleustein-Blanchet Foundation at the Marigny Theatre in Paris (Jacques Chirac promotion), the Safran Music Foundation, the “Fondation de France’s Oulmont Prize”.
In 2012, together with pianist Delphine Bardin, she will give recitals in the USA (New-York Carnegie Hall and Boston) thanks to the Pro Musicis Award.
In 2011 she has given solo recitals at the “Printemps des arts” in Monte-Carlo for the “Violin Night”, recitals in Menton Festival, Midis-Minimes in Brussels, Concerts de Vollore, Festival d’Uzerche, Sagonne, Avignon, Salle Molière in Lyon. Coming concerts include the Palazzetto Bru-Zane in Venice (Italy), the Radio Suisse-Romande in Geneva and the Festival Cully classique (Switzerland), Festival des Solistes aux Serres d’Auteuil and Festival des Forêts (France), Martinique Scène Nationale.
In addition Elsa has been invited to diverse TV and Radio programs in France (Alain Duault’s program on France 3 TV Channel, France-Musique, France Culture and Accent 4).
She has performed concertos by Bach, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Bruch, Tchaïkovsky, Prokoviev, Chébaline, Dvorak as well as Ravel’s “Tzigane” and Sarasate’s “Carmen Fantasy” with orchestras in France and abroad and gave numerous recitals:
(Paris Salle Cortot, Brussels “Bozar”, Festivals of Polignac, Festival Musica in Strasbourg, Cziffra, Toulon, Grands Crus de Bourgogne, Colmar international festival, Richelieu, Rencontres musicales de Savoie, Musiciennes à Ouessant, Paris Orangerie de Bagatelle, National Archives, Strasbourg Palais des Congrès et Palais des Fêtes, Neuilly Hôtel de Ville, Theater in Mulhouse and Colmar, St Malo, Bordeaux... in Chicago at the Myra Hess concert series, broadcast live on the radio, Indianapolis Art Museum, New York Avery Fischer Hall, Alger National Auditorium, Salzburg Schloss Mirabell, Santander Palacio de Festivales, Kloster Seeon in Germany...)
An avid chamber musician, Elsa regularly plays with pianists Eliane Reyes, Ferenc Vizi, Delphine Bardin. She also collaborated with Régis Pasquier, Marielle Nordmann, Pascal Contet, Christine Icart, Julian Steckel...
She also enjoys teaching and holds the CA (Certificat d’Aptitude à l’enseignement).
During her studies, Elsa won first prize and a special prize in her category at the “Young Soloist” competition held by the RTBF TV in Brussels, first prize at the Concerto competition at Indiana University and the Travel Grant award. She was awarded her city’s “Cultural Prize” in 2004.
Upcoming projets also include the recording of a CD with pianist Ferenc Vizi (label Fuga Libera).
Eliane Reyes « Over the past few years, nobody has impressed
as much as this young pianist. She is already a real artist and
deserves all support to establish herself publicly. » - Vladimir ASHKENAZY
« A moving, captivating and unforgettable Haydn concerto ! » - Tibor VARGA
« An outstanding musical talent. » - Martha ARGERICH
The Belgian pianist Eliane Reyes is a radiant personality on today’s music scene. Aged
thirty-three, she has an astonishingly rich career as a result of her early vocation, having given
her first concert when she was just five years old.
Eliane has performed in North America and in the Far East in addition to Europe where
she has appeared in a broad range of music events including the Klavier Ruhr Festival, the
Schwetzinger Festspiele, the Festival van Vlaanderen and the Festival de Wallonie, the
Flâneries Musicales de Reims, Nohant’s International Chopin Festival, the David Oistrackh
Festival in Estonia, the Al Bustan Festival in Lebanon. She has also given concerts in
prestigious concert halls such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Musikverein in Vienna,
the Konzerthaus Berlin, Stuttgart’s Liederhalle, Baden-Baden’s Festspielhaus, Hamburg’s
Musikhalle, the BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts (Palais des Beaux-Arts) in Brussels and the Cité de
la musique in Paris, working with renowned conductors such as Rudolph Barshai, Heribert
Beissel, Lionel Bringuier, Sergiu Commissionna, René Defossez, Grant LLewellyn, André
Vandernoot, and Tibor and Gilbert Varga.
Eliane’s chamber music partners include Aldo Baerten, Henri Demarquette, Jean-Marc
Fessard, Lorenzo Gatto, Elsa Grether, Florent Héau, Philippe Koch, Jérôme Laran, Frédéric
Pélassy, Céline Scheen, Sébastien van Kuijk and Ronald van Spaendonck, as well as the
Danel, Elysée et Parkanyi quartets. She has also performed with Marc Coppey, Misha Maisky,
François-Joël Thiollier, Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden and José Van Dam.
Following her recital tour in Kiev, Saint-Petersbourg et Moscou, Eliane Reyes is
partnering with the violonist Lorenzo Gatto throughout the 2010/2011 season as part of their
“Rising Star” tour leading them to many European capitals.
In addition, Eliane has recently performed in a Schuman and Brahms programme with
the Parkanyi quartet at the Val-Dieu festival. On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the
Auvers-sur-Oise Festival she has, in the presence of the composer, also created «Esquisse
d’automne» by Nicolas Bacri, representing a homage to Henri Dutilleux.
In 2010, Eliane Reyes was awarded the “Octave de la Musique” prize for her career
from a jury composed of around one hundred Belgian press and media representatives as well
as personalities from the music scene.
Eliane Reyes was born in Verviers, Belgium in 1977. She started playing the piano with
her mother and, aged five, received the « César Franck » presented to her by the Austrian
pianist Jörg Demus.
She has conducted her studies with grand masters who encouraged her early on. Aged
ten, she met Gyorgy Cziffra and became one of his foundation’s youngest laureates. Other
decisive encounters were to follow: with Martha Argerich, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Michel Béroff,
Brigitte Engerer, Hans Leygraf, Jacques Rouvier, Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden and Alan Weiss.
Eliane also had the privilege to participate in the master classes of Paul Badura-Skoda,
Abdel-Rahman El-Bacha, Murray Perahia et Gyorgy Sebök, Natalia Gutmann and Mstislav
Rostropovitch. She attended courses at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in
Paris (3rd cycle), the Conservatoire Royal de Musique in Brussels, the Queen Elizabeth Music
Chapel, the Berlin University of the Arts (Hochschule der Künste) and the Mozarteum de
Salzburg, receiving each time highest acclaim for her talent.
Eliane has won a range of international competitions such as the 1st prize in Ettlingen,
Germany as well as at the Cervantes competition in Cuba. She has also been a finalist at the
International Musical Competitions of Montreal and Düsseldorf (Clara Schumann), and the
Maria Canals for chamber music, to mention but a few examples. Since her debut with the
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam and, aged 11, with the Tibor Varga Festival, she
has dedicated herself to her career as a soloist and chamber musician. Eliane has an
enthusiastic public and is acclaimed by the press.
Laureate of the foundations Belge de la Vocation, Rheinold Bluthner and Sir Georg
Solti, Eliane Reyes is currently also professor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de
Musique et de Danse in Paris.
Eliane’s discography consists of recordings of contemporary composers including
Nicolas Bacri, Michel Lysight, Darius Milhaud, Jean-Marie Simonis and Alexandre Tansman for
the labels Naxos, Dux, Kalidisc et Fuga Libera. These recordings – both recitals and chamber
music – have received a number of awards : 4 stars from «Classica », 5 diapasons on two
occasions from “Diapason Magazine” as well as the Recomendado award from the Spanish
music magazine “CD Compact”.
Palazzetto Bru Zane – Centre de musique romantique française
On the initiative of Doctor Nicole Bru, the Palazzetto Bru Zane – Centre de musique romantique française is a work of the Bru Foundation which itself was created in 2005. Education, research, development and transmission of heritage, and the care of the environment are the key domains chosen by Nicole Bru to perpetuate the name and the actions of the founders of UPSA Laboratories. Uniting artistic ambition and scientific rigour, the Palazzetto Bru Zane is a new rendering of the human spirit which guides the actions of the Bru Foundation. At the same time, it bears witness to the passion of a life for music. Situated in Venice, the Centre aspires to give the French musical repertory of the extended 19th century the presence in the world it deserves. The objectives are several. A dynamic location for programming, teaching and work, the Centre also has the ambition to provide a location for documentary resources, research, publication and the dissemination of learning.