Royal Conservatory of Liège
The Belgian pianist Florian Noack has quickly made a name for himself thanks to the originality of his programmes, his passionate championship of rare music, and his virtuoso transcriptions of orchestral works. He has been distinguished by such awards as the ECHO Klassik (Young Artist of the Year), the Diapason d’Or of the Year, the Octave de la Musique (Artist of the Year) and the International Classical Music Award.
His career has taken him to numerous festivals in Europe, China, the United States, Japan, South Korea and Mexico. Florian Noack has also won prizes at many international competitions, including the Robert Schumann International Competition, the Cologne International Competition and the Rachmaninoff International Competition for Young Pianists.
He appears as a guest with the the National Orchestra of Belgium, National Orchestra of Metz, Liège Royal Philharmonic, the Orchestre National d’Île-de-France, and the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie.
Florian Noack trained with Vassily Lobanov and Claudio Martínez at the Musikhochschulen of Cologne and Basel. He has also worked with Ferenc Rados and Rita Wagner and currently teaches at Conservatoire Royal de Liège.
Clémence de Forceville
Conservatoire Nationale Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris
Orchestre de Chambre de Paris
Born in 1991, the French violinist Clémence de Forceville has already performed on prestigious stages throughout the world such as the Philharmonie de Paris, the Théâtre du Châtelet, the Salle Pierre-Boulez in Berlin, the Victoria Hall in Geneva, the Tokyo International Forum, the Beethoven Haus, the Festival de la Roque d'Anthéron, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Jerusalem Chambre Music Festival, and the Verbier Festival.
A winner of numerous national and international competitions, she collaborates as a soloist with the Baden-Baden Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of New Europe, the Südwestphalia Philharmonic Orchestra, the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, the Catalonia Chamber Orchestra…
A versatile musician, she is passionately committed to the chamber music repertoire, first with the Hieronymus String Quartet, where she was first violin for three years, and then with the Trio Sōra, with whom she recorded the six great Beethoven trios for a triple album released by the Naïve label in 2020. Acclaimed by the international critics, the album was also awarded a Choc Classica of the year.
She has also been invited to share the stage with members of the Zaïde Quartet, the Trio Wanderer and the Ebène Quartet, and soloists such as Gary Hoffman, Gérard Caussé, Renaud Capuçon, Alena Baeva, Benedict Kloeckner, Anna Fedorova and Philippe Graffin.
Invited to play and study at the most renowned academies such as the Ravinia Steans Music Institute (USA), the Seiji Ozawa Academy or the Open Chambre Music Prussia Cove, she has had the opportunity to perfect her skills with great masters such as Miriam Fried, Pamela Frank, Donald Weilerstein, Andràs Keller, Alfred Brendel, Andràs Schiff, Zakhar Bron and Daniel Barenboim.
She studied in Berlin with Antje Weithaas at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler and with Mihaela Martin at the Barenboim-Said Academy, as well as with Eberhard Feltz in chamber music. Before that, she was unanimously awarded a Master's degree at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, where she studied with Olivier Charlier. She also trained for many years with Radu Blidar, then Philippe Graffin.
Fascinated by the symphonic repertoire, Clémence has been invited as a Concertmaster in various orchestras and ensembles Savoie and she has played within the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and the Pierre Boulez Ensemble conducted by Daniel Barenboim.
In 2021 she is appointed first concertmaster of the Paris Chamber Orchestra conducted by Lars Vogt, and she teaches as an assistant in Philippe Graffin's violin class at the Conservatoire Nationale Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris.
Thanks to the generous support of the Boubo-Music Foundation, Clémence plays a violin by Lorenzo Storioni dating from 1777.
Sibelius Academy - University of the Arts Helsinki
Teemu Kupiainen studied in Sibelius Academy, Musikhochschule Köln and Mozarteum Salzburg with Helge Valtonen, Rainer Moog, Peter Schidloff, Norbert Brainin and Sandor Vegh.
He has performed as a chamber musician in about 1500 concerts in more than 30 countries. He also worked as a solo viola in Finnish Radio Orchestra, Finnish National Opera Orchestra and in Camerata Academica Salzburg.
Teemu is passionate about Bach's music. This passion drove him not only to play all Bach's solo works for string instruments in numerous concerts, but also to travel as a backpacker and play them in the streets of remote villages in four continents. From these travels he wrote a book, Fiddler on the Road, which was published 2010.
Teemu has been teaching viola and chamber music in Sibelius Academy, Helsinki for 35 years.
Haute École de Musique de Genève
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
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-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.
University of Music and Drama Hannover
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.
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.
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.
After obtaining her baccalauréat, Mireille Neuhaus-Gachet spent a year in Vienna, where she improved her German at the University and had violin lessons with Wolfgang Brand (Wiener Philharmoniker). On her return to Switzerland, she continued her musical studies: violin certificat and certificat supérieur at the Conservatoire de Lausanne; diplôme d’éducation musicale méthode Willems at the EJCM Delémont. She has been a member or support member of manny choirs and orchestras. For many years she led the 2nd violins in the Orchestre des Jeunes du Conservatoire de Lausanne and in the OSUL.
Since 1987, she has had regular lessons in F.M. Alexander Technique, and has taken part in numerous intensive workshops. After undertaking the Training Course she qualified as a teacher of the Technique in 1996.
Since then, Mireille Neuhaus-Gachet has taught both music (Willems method in St-Sulpice, Préverenges and St-Prex) and the F.M. Alexander Technique (in Morges, Fribourg and Lausanne).
For many years she has worked with several HES and with the Académie Musicale de Morges. Since 2013, she and her husband have been teaching the F.M. Alexander Technique at the HEMU in Lausanne.
Mireille Neuhaus-Gachet can provide lessons in French, German, or English.
Urs Neuhaus was awarded a diplôme d’enseignement de la clarinette at the Conservatoire de Fribourg , a Diplom der künstlerischen Reife at the SSPM, and a premier prix de virtuosité at the Conservatoire de Lausanne. At the same time he completed his studies at the University and achieved a diploma in physics.
Since 1989, Urs Neuhaus has been teaching clarinet at the Conservatoire de Fribourg, at the Institut de Ribaupierre as well as providing private lessons. He regularly gives recitals and concerts. He has been a member of the OSUL since 1989 and has been the first clarinet solo since 1990.
In 1998, he qualified as a teacher of the F.M. Alexander Technique. He has been teaching this technique in Morges, Fribourg and Lausanne. He has been working for many years with several HES and with the Académie Musicale de Morges. Since 2013, he and his wife have been teaching the F.M. Alexander Technique at the HEMU in Lausanne.
Urs Neuhaus can provide lessons in French, German or English.
Conservatoire Populaire de Musique, Danse et Théâtre de Genève
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 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.