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Eckart Heiligers

PIANO

Piano

Zurich University of the Arts

Born in Germany, Eckart Heiligers is known for his colourful and versatile playing as soloist and chamber musician. Founding member of Trio Jean Paul, one of the leading chamber music ensembles, since 1991, he is a regular guest on concert stages all over the world, in such venues as Berlin Philharmonie, Konzerthaus Vienna, Wigmore Hall London, Tonhalle Zürich, Gulbenkian Foundation Lisbon, and on tours worldwide.


Multiple 1 st -Prize-winner at international competitions as a soloist and with Trio Jean Paul, he studied with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling in Hannover and the legendary Leon Fleisher in Baltimore. He holds a professorship in piano and chamber music at the University of the Arts in Zürich, is giving masterclasses wordwide and serves as a judge at international music competitions.

Rainer Schmidt

VIOLIN

Hochschule für Musik Basel FHNW

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Violin

Rainer Schmidt studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Hanover with Atila Aydintan. He continued his violin studies in Cincinnati with D. DeLay and K. Sassmannshaus, as well as string quartet studies with W. Levin, before becoming second violinist in the Hagen Quartet. He also received advice from F. Lindenmaier and E. Budde, who had a strong influence on him. In 1989, he found the Ravinia piano trio.

Between 2002 and 2007, he taught violin and chamber music at the Escuela Superior Reina Sofia in Madrid. He has taught at the Salzburg Mozarteum since 1988 and at the Basel University of Music since 2007.

François Guye

CELLO

Haute École de Musique de Genève

Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Cello

After receiving first prize in virtuosity at the Geneva Conservatory, François Guye perfected his skills with André Navarra for three years in Detmold (Germany). He has won numerous awards, including first prize at the Vienna Competition and first prize at the Geneva Competition. He met Pierre Fournier in 1978 and attended his master classes before studying alongside him. A true friendship was born with this great master; today he plays his cello, a Miremont from 1879.

 

François Guye shows a great love for chamber music. He has often played with the Sine Nomine Quartet and the Melos Quartet, and for many years he collaborated with violinist Raphaël Oleg and pianist Gérard Wyss in the WOG trio. Additionally, he is a founding member of the Schumann Quartet, a group that is emerging as one of the best of the moment.

 

In addition to these numerous chamber ensembles, he has played with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra, the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, under the direction of conductors such as Armin Jordan, Horst Stein, Lovro von Matacic and Rudolf Barchai. Both the press and the public have praised his performances of Bach’s cello suites and Henri Dutilleux’s concerto for cello and orchestra Tout un monde lointain.

 

François Guye gives many summer courses and masterclasses. He is solo cello of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and cello teacher at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève.

Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula

CHAMBER MUSIC

Concert Pianist

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Chamber Music

Jean-Selim is a versatile musician from Switzerland, both pianist and composer. He plays in halls such as the Royal Festival Hall, the Wigmore Hall, the Barbican Hall (London), the Palau de la Musica (Barcelona), the Koerner Hall (Toronto), the Sendesaal (Bremen), the Carnegie Hall, 92Y Buttenwieser Hall (New York), the Palais des Beaux-Arts (Brussels), and festivals such as Lucern Festival, Lavaux Classics, Ittinger Pfingstkonzerte, Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music, Düsseldorf Schumannfest and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorprommen.

He is the recipient of many awards in both piano and composing including the first prizes at the 2012 Edvard Grieg International Composer Competition in Oslo, 2013 Lausanne Concours d'Interprétation Musicale and 2016 Premi de Musica de Cambra Montserrat Alavedra, the third prize at the 2015 Ciurlionis International Piano Competition in Vilnius, the 2015 Guildhall Wigmore Recital Prize in London and the 2018 Lili Boulanger Memorial Fund Award in Boston. Since 2017, he is represented by the YCAT agency.

He holds the 2014-15 Rebanks Family Piano Fellowship at the Glenn Gould School in Toronto, and is invited by András Schiff to give solo recitals across Europe as part of his 2016 Building Bridges concert series.

His works are played by musicians including Heinz Holliger, Antje Weithaas, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Sylvia Nopper, Gilles Colliard, and Einar Steen-Nokleberg, and ensembles like the Orchestre de Chambre de Toulouse, the Swiss Chamber Soloists, the Camerata Bern, the Zürcher Kammerorchester, the Sine Nomine Quartet and the Ensemble Séquence.

He is an alumni of Lausanne HEMU and Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he studied with pianists Christian Favre and Ronan O'Hora and composer Julian Anderson. He has played in masterclasses with Gyorgy Kurtag, Ferenc Rados, Andras Schiff, Denes Varjon, Mitsuko Uchida, Imogen Cooper, Stephen Hough, Angela Hewitt, Richard Goode and Leon Fleisher, and has been advised on composition by Heinz Holliger and George Benjamin. From September 2018, he will be one of the two students of the Sir András Schiff Performance Programme for Young Pianists at the Kronberg Academy in Germany.

He has been supported by the Leenards Foundation, the city of Nyon, the Fritz Bach foundation, the Rotary Club, and the Denereaz foundation.

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Aurore Grosclaude

CHAMBER MUSIC

Born in 1998, Aurore Grosclaude completed her training at the Lausanne Conservatory in Magali Bourquin's class. Aurore Grosclaude joined Christian Favre's class at the Haute École de Musique de Lausanne at the age of 15, where she obtained a Bachelor's and then a Master's in pedagogy with distinction. She then perfected her skills as a soloist at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris in the class of Michel Dalberto and Claire-Marie Le Guay, and with Claudio Martínez Mehner in Basel and Cologne. Passionate about artistic research, she is currently completing a PhD in musical interpretation as part of the Collège Doctoral Européen (Université de Strasbourg and Hochschule für Musik Freiburg). Aurore Grosclaude has also benefited from the teaching of leading personalities such as Abdel Rahman El Bacha, Pascal Rogé, Lilya Zilberstein, Vincent Coq, Eldar Nebolsin, Anton Kernjak, Florent Boffard, Cédric Pescia, Steven Isserlis, François Salque and Renaud Capuçon and frequently works with artists from different horizons. She has created productions combining music, dance, poetry and theater, and often collaborates with contemporary composers.

Aurore has won several prizes and distinctions as a soloist: she twice won first prize with congratulations from the jury at the finals of the Swiss Youth Music Competition (2011 and 2015), won third prize at the Lausanne the Concours d'Interprétation Musicale de Lausanne (2015 and 2021), and distinguished herself with special mentions in the final rounds of the Rosario Marciano Piano Competition in Vienna (2016) and at the Concours pour Jeunes Interprètes au Val de Travers (2018). She also received support from the Rahn Kulturfonds Zürich in 2021. She performs in recital in Switzerland and abroad, and as soloist with the Budweis Philharmonic Orchestra. Budweis Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Orchestre Nexus, Orchestre des Jeunes de la Suisse Romande and the Camerata de Lausanne. She also performs regularly at festivals, both as a chamber musician and as a concert artist, such as the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, Lavaux Classic, Festival Sine Nomine, Week-End Musical de Pully, Puplinge Classique and the Festival 4 Saisons, with whom she recorded a CD released by Claves Records.

Natsumi Ohno

ACCOMPANIMENT

University of Music and Drama Hannover

Accompaniment

The pianist Natsumi Ohno was born in Japan and began studying music in Tokyo with Prof.Kazuko Sumi and Prof.Minoru Nojima. She later completed her Konzertexamen with Prof. Bernd Goetzke at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover. In addition to her soloist training, she specialized in song accompaniment in Justus Zeyen's class as well as instrument accompeniment for strings and woodwinds. During her studies, she received stipends from Tokyo College of Music as well as the Yehudi Menuhin foundation "Live Music Now".


Natsumi Ohno is an awardee of the International Chamber Music Competition "Premio Trio di Trieste" (with violinist Kana Sugimura) and of the International Piano Competition "Citta di Sulmona" in Italy.


She has appeared as an official accompanist at a variety of violin competitions, music festivals and masterclasses, including the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover, Singapore International Violin Competition, Kloster Schöntal International Violin Competition, the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, the International Festival of Young Violin Masters Lindau, the IMAS International Music Academy in Germany, the Morges Music Academy in Switzerland, the Summer Academy Cervo and International Music Academy of Cagliari in Italy, the Strings Concert Academy in San Marino and Gdansk Music Festival in Poland.


Natsumi Ohno is full time faculty at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater and Medien Hannover.

 

https://www.jjv-hannover.de/en/natsumi_ohno

Cornelia Glassl

ACCOMPANIMENT

Hochschule für Musik und Theater Münich

Cornelia Glassl joue régulièrement en tournée en tant que musicienne de chambre et pianiste dans divers concerts et festivals tels le Styriarte Graz, le festival Bruckner Linz, la Triennale de la Ruhr et le festival Orff du Bayerischen Rundfunk. Ses intenses activités de concert l’ont emmenée en Autriche, en Italie, en Hongrie, en République Tchèque et en Suisse.  


En juin 2017, parassait son premier CD contenant des oeuvres pour violon et piano sorti sous le label Kaleidos Musikeditionen, par la suite des CD produit par CPO et des enregistrement en direct pour SWR, HR et BMC.


La pianiste a reçu un prix national au concours „Jugend musiziert“ et a reçu le prix„Heinrich-Vetter-Nachwuchsförderpreis“ pour „Lied-Duo“ (avec la Sopraniste Hanna Elisabeth Müller) au début de ses études. Cela a été suivi par un 3ème prix, ainsi que par un Prix Special au Concours international de melodrame en 2014 à Prague. 
Pendant ses études auprès du professeur Michael Hauber à Mannheim et du professeur Alfredo Perl à Detmold, elle a bénéficié du soutien de nombreuses fondations (entre autres Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung, Stiftung Villa Musica, NRW-Stipendium, Richard –Wagner-Verband Bielefeld).

Très tôt la pianiste a découvert sa passion pour la musique de chambre et la l’ accompagnement du lied.  C’est pourquoi Cornelia Glassl a completé sa formation dans le domaine de l’écriture musicale chez Prof. Manuel Lange à la suite de ses études de soliste. 


En outré, elle a reçu de précieuses impulsions en coopération avec Andras Schiff, KarlHeinz Kämmerling, Ian Fountain, Günter Ludwig, Konrad Elser, Thomas Quasthoff, Ralf Gothoni, Karl-Peter Kammerlander, le quartette de Mandelring et le quartet Auryn. 


En plus de ses hombreux concerts, Cornelia Glassl a enseigné de 2012 à 2016 l’écriture de chansons, l’accompagnement et la pédagogie de la musique elémtaire à l’académie de Musique de Detmold. De plus elle est régulièrement accompagnatrice pour des court- métrages internationaux et diverses compétitions. À paritir d’octobre 2018 elle occupe un poste de assistant de corépétitition de cordes à l’Université de Musique et des Arts de Munich.


Depuis 2019 elle est co-organisatrice des semaines de la musique de chambre pour les enfants et les jeunes de l’association Allgäuer Tonkünstlerverband.

https://www.corneliaweiss.com/

Eugène Carmona

ACCOMPANIMENT

Né à Kiev (Ukraine), Eugène Carmona a commencé ses études de piano à 10 à Paris. Quelques années plus tard, il remporte la Steinway Competition à Paris. Il continue alors des études sous la direction d’éminents professeurs comme Claudio Chainquin et Igor Lazko (qui l’a formé aux techniques de l’école russe).

Plus tard, Eugène travaille avec Gabriel Tacchino – l’unique élève de Francis Poulenc – et  Abdel Rahman El Bacha – premier prix du Queen Elizabeth’s Competition. Depuis 2011, il travaille avec Pascal Godart. Il a obtenu son master à La Haute École de Musique de Lausanne.

Dès son arrivée à Lausanne, Eugène a été invité à rejoindre l’EMML. Il continue ses études en préparant un master de direction d’orchestre à La Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne. Il travaille avec de nombreux chefs d’orchestre, comme Philippe Cambreling, le lauréat du concours international de direction d’orchestre de Besançon et  Florian Ziemen.

Eugène participe à de nombreux projets pour orchestre et choeur en Suisse et en France. En tant que chef d’orchestre de la Fanfare d’Estavayer-le-lac, il a participé à la constitution du Sinfonia Orchestra à Lausanne.

Eugène partage activement son expérience musicale à travers des concerts solo, de musique de chambre, dans des orchestres, des festivals ainsi qu’à travers ses activités pédagogiques. Son répertoire s’étend de la musique baroque à la musique actuelle, en tant que soliste,  accompagnateur ou membre d’un ensemble.

Vanessa Lenglart

FELDENKRAIS METHOD

Conservatoire Populaire de Musique, Danse et Théâtre de Genève

Feldenkrais Method

Vanessa Lenglart is a Certified Feldenkrais practitioner, a pianist and piano teacher.

She studied with Eduardo Vercelli (1st Prize in Munich) from the age of 13 to 18 and was then accepted at the HEM in Geneva in the class of Dominique Weber where she got a professional diploma of piano.

She went on with passing an accompaniment diploma in the class of Jean-Jacques Balet.

 

Then she obtained the Diplôme d’État de France when she was 21.

To go on with her musical training she went to Fribourg where she passed a diploma of virtuosity in the class of Ricardo Castro.

 

Her sensibility for literature brought her to go to Lille Universitywhere she passed a BA in Modern Letters.

Moreover she soon felt an inner need to learn about various methods of somatic education, looking for a way that would enable her to be in complete harmony, « s’harmoniser », s’accorder », in order to be more able to express herself in music.

 

In 1999 as she was training with the pianist Denis Pascal, who during that Summer had invited the Great Master Gyorgy Sebök, the Feldenkrais method was mentioned. The seed was sown. Vanessa Lenglart never stopped from then on watering it, getting implied in some professional education at Accord Mobile in Paris where she obtained her diploma under the leadership of Myriam Pfeffer, directly trained by Moshé Feldenkrais.

 

Vanessa Lenglart teaches the Feldenkrais method at the HEM in Geneva as well as within la Fédération des Ecoles Genevoises de Musique (CMG, CPMDT, Institut Jaques-Dalcroze).

She is also regularly invited to lead sessions on the Feldenkrais method in Further Education for teachers of the Geneva Music Academy and offers workshops for the pupils of the intensive sector of the FEGM as well as the adult sector of the CPMDT.

 

In 2018 she also led Feldenkrais method workshops as part of the CAS  instrumental training at the Haute Ecole de Bern and she will do it again in 2020 for the CAS musical educational profile.

 

Also invited in 2018 at the symposium « How to develop and train music students to improve their attention », organised by the HEM, Vanessa Lenglart keeps on developing « bridges » between musical practice, musical education and the wonderful vector the body can be.

 

The conductive thread of her work consists in leading the musicians towards a more adequate gestural organisation, leaving limiting schemes to get to other forms of organisation that are more capable of making them express their artistic potential.

 

The aim is through the sensory explorations felt during a Feldenkrais class to get to a rich repertoire of various and distinctive sensations, directly and spontaneously accessible to the instrument, making your way of playing  more powerful, more subtle, more expressive.

The more sensitive your « body instrument » is, the better you play.

 

Musically Vanessa Lenglart has been teaching the piano since 2002 at the CPMDT in Geneva. She is also responsible as an internship supervisor for students taking a Master in Education at the HEM in Geneva and is very much appreciated as their tutor for their thesis.

 

She regularly performs playing chamber music and recital, especially together with the lecturer Claudio Chiacchiari.

Yoga

Anne Grosclaude

YOGA AND SELF-HYPNOSIS

Altered state of consciousness allowing access to inner resources and thereby the transformation of physiological processes, hypnosis is one of the tools at our disposal in the management of stress and performance anxiety. More generally, self-hypnosis aims at a greater attention to oneself and a better use of one's resources.

Psychologist specialist in psychotherapy FSP (Swiss Federation of Psychologists), Hypnotherapist Shyps (Swiss Society for Clinical Hypnosis), benefiting from a wealth of experience in institution and private practice, I have an integrative approach including psycho-corporal aspects through practices such as hypnosis or EMDR. This attention to the link between the body and mind led me to validate a long-standing personal yoga practice by a yoga teacher certificate.

Also music lover and amateur pianist, evolving in an environment of musicians professionals, I was led to put my professional experience at the service of young musicians through introductory workshops in self-hypnosis, alongside my practice of psychotherapist in private practice.

The yoga classes are open to French and English speakers, the self-hypnosis classes to French speakers only.

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