Lucas' concert with Russian National Orchestra and maestro Mikhail Pletnev is broadcasted live today. The start time - 7 PM (GMT+3). Lucas is performing Chopin Piano Concerto no 1.
Listen it here: meloman.ru/concert/rno-pletnev-debargue/
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Lucas concert with Russian National Orchestra and maestro Mikhail Pletnev is broadcasted live today. The start time - 7 PM (GMT+3). Lucas is performing Chopin Piano Concerto no 1.
Listen it here: http://meloman.ru/concert/rno-pletnev-debargue/

 

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so happy to be able to see the LIVE transmission of this concert! 🙂

Великолепно - спасибо!

Thanks for sharing the link. It was wonderful concert and do good to watch live.

Это счастье, что снимают концерты онлайн !! Спасибо Московской филармонии !

Merci de ce cadeau !

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More photos and concert review from Kazan concert.
realnoevremya.ru/articles/96679-rahlinskie-sezony-zvezdnaya-propast-na-puti-k-sebe
www.business-gazeta.ru/photo/379724#2

Excerpts from the review:
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- French pianist Debargue is not just a "young Parisian". He is a "thing in itself" and amazes with his clarism.
Yesterday he played Chopin’s 1st Piano Concerto. He is now 27, almost the same age as the composer when he wrote this work. Three movements of the concerto are to be seen as Chopin’s memories and reflections about his lost Poland. He wrote this work at the time when the insurrection in Poland was brutally suppressed and there was very little hope for the freedom. In some miraculous way, pianist and the conductor caught all these moods and emotions.
Debargue’s biggest strength is perhaps his phenomenal intuition when he, like a medium, sublimes through some kind of transformation. Everything proved it: his chopinesque sound remembering some celestial crystal bells and deeply hidden longing — which by Polish romanticists is always mixed with patriotism.-
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More photos and concert review from Kazan concert.
https://realnoevremya.ru/articles/96679-rahlinskie-sezony-zvezdnaya-propast-na-puti-k-sebe
https://www.business-gazeta.ru/photo/379724#2

Excerpts from the review:
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- French pianist Debargue is not just a young Parisian. He is a thing in itself and amazes with his clarism. 
Yesterday he played Chopin’s 1st Piano Concerto. He is now 27, almost the same age as the composer when he wrote this work. Three movements of the concerto are to be seen as Chopin’s memories and reflections about his lost Poland. He wrote this work at the time when the insurrection in Poland was brutally suppressed and there was very little hope for the freedom. In some miraculous way, pianist and the conductor caught all these moods and emotions. 
Debargue’s biggest strength is perhaps his phenomenal intuition when he, like a medium, sublimes through some kind of transformation. Everything proved it: his chopinesque sound remembering some celestial crystal bells and deeply hidden longing — which by Polish romanticists is always mixed with patriotism.-

Today Lucas played in Kazan with Symphony Orchestra of Tatarstan and maestro Alexander Sladkovsky Chopin Piano Concerto no 1, a new work in his repertoire.
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Today Lucas played in Kazan with Symphony Orchestra of Tatarstan and maestro Alexander Sladkovsky Chopin Piano Concerto no 1, a new work in his repertoire.
https://vk.com/tatarstan_symphony?w=wall145943743_5223

Lucas has today in Bregenz, Austria the last concert of the European tour with Russian National Orchestra and maestro Mikhail Pletnev. After that, he will go to concerts in Russia.

Impressions from previous concerts in Cologne and Essen.
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-Mikhail Pletnev does not care much about tempo traditional tempos, whether he is sitting at the piano or – as recently – conducting Russian National Orchestra. He obviously doesn't share the standard opinion that one has to rush after the first whip in Ravel's Piano Concerto in G major. Instead, he began with a restrained, calm walking pace which at least made possible to notice the filigree structures in the score.
How did the soloist Lucas Debargue see the tempos? They probably seemed to him a little bit too comfortable, because in the finale (also in quite moderate tempo) he wanted to add speed. But basically, their views did not differ much. The main goal of the young Frenchman, whose international career began with a spectacular non-victory at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Competition in 2015, is not to be just a fluent virtuoso.
He could rely on his smooth technique at every single moment, nevertheless didn’t cede anything to his rapid fingers, to the athletic bounce. Even during the breathless motion of the finale, each note was set consciously and clearly. Lyrical middle part was played with a wonderfully simple thoughtfulness, which opened up all the poetic depths of this extremely beautiful music. The floating-elegant Fauré piece, played as an encore, made us want to hear this 27-year-old exceptional pianist here soon with his own piano recital.-
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The pianist and the orchestra had a perfect fit
They performed together Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major, a work that sways between Stravinsky and Gershwin. Debargue, a tall, lanky, somewhat shy-looking Frenchman had a perfect fit with the orchestra, now 27 years old — as is the pianist. Debargue impressed the audience with its subtle and clear touch, went jazzy at times and played Concerto’s finale in a percussive and vigorous way.
The highlight of the performance was the slow movement of the Concerto. It was highly emotional, wonderfully supported by the English horn player Yekaterina Bespalova and soft string sounds. Pianist’s encore was the tender and delicate 1st Gnossienne by Satie, played as if he were only caressing the keys.-
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Lucas has today in Bregenz, Austria the last concert of the European tour with Russian National Orchestra and maestro Mikhail Pletnev. After that, he will go to concerts in Russia.

Impressions from previous concerts in Cologne and Essen.
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-Mikhail Pletnev does not care much about tempo traditional tempos, whether he is sitting at the piano or – as recently  – conducting Russian National Orchestra. He obviously doesnt share the standard opinion that one has to rush after the first whip in Ravels Piano Concerto in G major. Instead, he began with a restrained, calm walking pace which at least made possible to notice the filigree structures in the score.
How did the soloist Lucas Debargue see the tempos? They probably seemed to him a little bit too comfortable, because in the finale (also in quite moderate tempo) he wanted to add speed. But basically, their views did not differ much. The main goal of the young Frenchman, whose international career began with a spectacular non-victory at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Competition in 2015, is not to be just a fluent virtuoso.
He could rely on his smooth technique at every single moment, nevertheless didn’t cede anything to his rapid fingers, to the athletic bounce. Even during the breathless motion of the finale, each note was set consciously and clearly. Lyrical middle part was played with a wonderfully simple thoughtfulness, which opened up all the poetic depths of this extremely beautiful music. The floating-elegant Fauré piece, played as an encore, made us want to hear this 27-year-old exceptional pianist here soon with his own piano recital.-
Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger

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The pianist and the orchestra had a perfect fit 
They performed together Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major, a work that sways between Stravinsky and Gershwin. Debargue, a tall, lanky, somewhat shy-looking Frenchman had a perfect fit with the orchestra, now 27 years old — as is the pianist. Debargue impressed the audience with its subtle and clear touch, went jazzy at times and played Concerto’s finale in a percussive and vigorous way. 
The highlight of the performance was the slow movement of the Concerto. It was highly emotional, wonderfully supported by the English horn player Yekaterina Bespalova and soft string sounds. Pianist’s encore was the tender and delicate 1st Gnossienne by Satie, played as if he were only caressing the keys.-
Ruhr Nachrichten

 

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Amazing review! Well deserved.

Today Lucas had a concert in Essen Philharmony where he played Ravel Piano Concerto no 1 with Russian National Orchestra and maestro Mikhail Pletnev.
A moment from the rehearsal. www.facebook.com/philchoressen/photos/a.1667147976905969.1073741828.1623934967893937/205127277516...Proben zum Konzert mit dem Russian National Orchestra
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Today Lucas had a concert in Essen Philharmony where he played Ravel Piano Concerto no 1 with Russian National Orchestra and maestro Mikhail Pletnev. 
A moment from the rehearsal. https://www.facebook.com/philchoressen/photos/a.1667147976905969.1073741828.1623934967893937/2051272775160152/?type=3&theater

An article about Lucas and concert reviews from the Festival de Pâques in Aix-en-Provence. destimed.fr/6e-Festival-de-Paques-d-Aix-en-Provence-Lucas-Debargue-La-musique-c-est-ma destimed.fr/6e-Festival-de-Paques-d-Aix-en-Provence-jour-13-Et-Lucas-Debargue-joua www.lamarseillaise.fr/culture/festivals/69181-un-festival-pour-la-jeunesse

English excerpts from the article:

-In a master class my aim is not a relationship of a supreme master who knows everything to a pupil who knows nothing. I am totally against showing off the knowledge through some kind of repression. In art, we are always overwhelmed by the beauty. Art is something democratic because here we are all equally small in front of something big. We can either give in or reject the power that radiates from an artwork.-
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- I had just spent five years with my teacher. I was afraid about to go to the Paris Conservatory and my parents left me a choice. So I stayed home, went to a regular school, had friends, played bass guitar in a rock band, had connection to people and society. I could live like every teenager: drink with friends, date, have the prettiest girlfriend. Now I don’t care about it anymore. All that has become secondary. From now on I want to spend maximum time with the music.-
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-At that time I knew nothing about the literature. The only thing I had read was Harry Potter. When I went to the university I got interested and read two or three books in a day. This allowed me to return the love of music and cinema.
My way of life is spirituality. I live spiritually, I dream in music, I think only about the music and I “bathe” in it all the time. That kind of lifestyle has an inhuman side and I agree that it looks quite unusual. That's why one of my dreams is to have friends everywhere I go to play in order to avoid staying alone in hotels but to communicate and share what I’m experiencing with others.-
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About Rena Shereshevskaya
-She is strict with me and strict with herself. With her, you have to put your ego aside, be able to follow her advice and accept the high level of sacrifice that working with music needs. Now we meet less often but it doesn’t take much time for me to get what she speaks about the interpretation. She pushes me to decipher the score, to find out what is behind it, to understand the logic and the message of the composer. Rena works like this: eye – brain – ear and hands. First, you hear and understand and then you use these tools in your interpretation.-
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- I really like to meet people. Russia is a big country, I have to approach the audience and get closer to the people who otherwise could not come to my concert. I’m encountering interesting things and it fascinates me. It’s true that I’ve got a privileged contact with this country, even when you have to turn a blind eye to its politics. You have to value things outside the politics. Same with people. When I work with Gergiev, it means for me working with a very great musician and I am very much interested. I have been told that I could not work with him but that's wrong. Each time, I'm glad to have a chance to rehearse with him more than an hour and half.-
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-My lifestyle is not too regular and I am not especially sporty. Last three years I had developed some tensions in my body, which brought me taking up some decisions to do something about my physical condition.
But in this life, the most important quality is time. Music is an art of time; the dimension of music is the dimension of time and organizing time is important. There has to be a little bit of everything in every single day, but not in some predetermined order. You must take up the daily challenge. I think that in these three years I've progressed very well. But still, my ultimate dream is to live like a wild animal and lock myself into the music.-

Q&A
Your essential quality? Loyalty
Your main fault? Nervousness
Your favorite movie? “La Maman et la Putain”
Your favorite meal? Chicken and rice
Your bedside book? Balzac “Illusions perdues”
What quality do you value most in a friend? Loyalty
Your dream? To live in music all the time
Your favorite musician? Beethoven
A CD on a desert island? Thelonius Monk, London Session
Your favorite painter? Rembrandt
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An article about Lucas and concert reviews from the Festival de Pâques in Aix-en-Provence. http://destimed.fr/6e-Festival-de-Paques-d-Aix-en-Provence-Lucas-Debargue-La-musique-c-est-ma http://destimed.fr/6e-Festival-de-Paques-d-Aix-en-Provence-jour-13-Et-Lucas-Debargue-joua http://www.lamarseillaise.fr/culture/festivals/69181-un-festival-pour-la-jeunesse

English excerpts from the article:

-In a master class my aim is not a relationship of a supreme master who knows everything to a pupil who knows nothing. I am totally against showing off the knowledge through some kind of repression. In art, we are always overwhelmed by the beauty. Art is something democratic because here we are all equally small in front of something big. We can either give in or reject the power that radiates from an artwork.-
[---]
- I had just spent five years with my teacher. I was afraid about to go to the Paris Conservatory and my parents left me a choice. So I stayed home, went to a regular school, had friends, played bass guitar in a rock band, had connection to people and society. I could live like every teenager: drink with friends, date, have the prettiest girlfriend. Now I don’t care about it anymore. All that has become secondary.  From now on I want to spend maximum time with the music.-
[---]
-At that time I knew nothing about the literature. The only thing I had read was Harry Potter. When I went to the university I got interested and read two or three books in a day. This allowed me to return the love of music and cinema. 
My way of life is spirituality. I live spiritually, I dream in music, I think only about the music and I “bathe” in it all the time. That kind of lifestyle has an inhuman side and I agree that it looks quite unusual. Thats why one of my dreams is to have friends everywhere I go to play in order to avoid staying alone in hotels but to communicate and share what I’m experiencing with others.-
[---]
About Rena Shereshevskaya
-She is strict with me and strict with herself. With her, you have to put your ego aside, be able to follow her advice and accept the high level of sacrifice that working with music needs. Now we meet less often but it doesn’t take much time for me to get what she speaks about the interpretation. She pushes me to decipher the score, to find out what is behind it, to understand the logic and the message of the composer. Rena works like this: eye – brain – ear and hands. First, you hear and understand and then you use these tools in your interpretation.-
[---]
- I really like to meet people. Russia is a big country, I have to approach the audience and get closer to the people who otherwise could not come to my concert. I’m encountering interesting things and it fascinates me. It’s true that  I’ve got a privileged contact with this country, even when you have to turn a blind eye to its politics. You have to value things outside the politics. Same with people.  When I work with Gergiev, it means for me working with a very great musician and I am very much interested. I have been told that I could not work with him but thats wrong. Each time, Im glad to have a chance to rehearse with him more than an hour and half.-
[---]
-My lifestyle is not too regular and I am not especially sporty. Last three years I had developed some tensions in my body, which brought me taking up some decisions to do something about my physical condition.
But in this life, the most important quality is time. Music is an art of time; the dimension of music is the dimension of time and organizing time is important. There has to be a little bit of everything in every single day, but not in some predetermined order.  You must take up the daily challenge. I think that in these three years Ive progressed very well. But still, my ultimate dream is to live like a wild animal and lock myself into the music.-

Q&A
Your essential quality? Loyalty
Your main fault? Nervousness
Your favorite movie? “La Maman et la Putain” 
Your favorite meal? Chicken and rice
Your bedside book? Balzac “Illusions perdues”
What quality do you value most in a friend? Loyalty
Your dream? To live in music all the time
Your favorite musician? Beethoven
A CD on a desert island? Thelonius Monk, London Session
Your favorite painter? Rembrandt

Backstage at the Festival de Pâques.
07.04.2018 - Journal de bord épisode 13

Festival de Pâques
Lucas Debargue lancera-t-il sa chaîne Youtube ou préférera-t-il jouer le Concerto de Ravel avec Mikhaïl Pletnev et le Russian National Orchestra sur ARTE Concert ? Réponse dans le dernier Journal de bord du Festival de Pâques, réalisé par éclectic production avec le soutien du CIC-La Chaine CIC, partenaire fondateur.
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I never would have thought that the favorite picture of LD is "The Fifer or Young Flautist" of Edouard Manet... This choice calls very interesting associations 🙂

A moment from Lucas' master class yesterday in the Conservatoire Darius Milhaud.
www.instagram.com/p/BhQvWCTnuZ_/?hl=ru&taken-by=festivalpaques
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A moment from Lucas master class yesterday in the Conservatoire Darius Milhaud.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BhQvWCTnuZ_/?hl=ru&taken-by=festivalpaques

In the coming days, Lucas is attending the Festival de Pâques in Aix-en-Provence. Tomorrow morning he is giving a master class in Conservatoire Darius Milhaud, 7th of April he has a talk "Music and neuroscience" with Hervé Platel, professor of neuropsychology at 3 PM. In the evening he is performing Ravel Piano Concerto in G Major with Russian National Orchestra and maestro Mikhail Pletnev in the Grand Théâtre de Provence.
www.festivalpaques.com/fr/spectacle/175/master-classe-de-piano
www.festivalpaques.com/fr/spectacle/179/salon-de-musique
www.festivalpaques.com/fr/spectacle/169/orchestre-national-de-russie
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In the coming days, Lucas is attending the Festival de Pâques in Aix-en-Provence. Tomorrow morning he is giving a master class in Conservatoire Darius Milhaud, 7th of April he has a talk Music and neuroscience with Hervé Platel, professor of neuropsychology at 3 PM. In the evening he is performing Ravel Piano Concerto in G Major with Russian National Orchestra and maestro Mikhail Pletnev in the Grand Théâtre de Provence.
http://www.festivalpaques.com/fr/spectacle/175/master-classe-de-piano
http://www.festivalpaques.com/fr/spectacle/179/salon-de-musique
http://www.festivalpaques.com/fr/spectacle/169/orchestre-national-de-russie

 

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Good luck!

Wow! Debargue, Pletnev...

The intensity of life events is admirable and so diverse!

Bienvenue à Aix-en-Provence !

Lucas was glad to be back in St Petersburg to play with Mariinsky Orchestra and maestro Valery Gergiev Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto no 5. The performance was followed by 2 encores: Milosz Magin "Nostalgie du pays" and Scarlatti Sonata D Major K 491. Photos courtesy : Anna Frantsuzova. ... See MoreSee Less

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Lucas was glad to be back in St Petersburg to play with Mariinsky Orchestra and maestro Valery Gergiev Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto no 5. The performance was followed by 2 encores: Milosz Magin Nostalgie du pays and Scarlatti Sonata D Major K 491. Photos courtesy : Anna Frantsuzova.

 

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no replay of this concert available online???

Ce soir, à 20h30, projection du film en présence de Lucas Debargue et Martin Mirabel ! C'est au cinéma Cinéma Le Balzac, 1 rue Balzac - "Lucas Debargue : Tout à la musique".
Tonight, Lucas Debargue and Martin Mirabel to host a special screening of "Lucas Debargue: To Music, 8.30 p.m. at the cinéma Le Balzac.
You can follow and like the page dedicated to the film with exclusive footage and info about screenings.
www.facebook.com/lucasdebargue.talm/posts/156740228349266
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Ce soir, à 20h30, projection du film en présence de Lucas Debargue et Martin Mirabel ! Cest au cinéma Cinéma Le Balzac, 1 rue Balzac - Lucas Debargue : Tout à la musique.
Tonight, Lucas Debargue and Martin Mirabel to host a special screening of Lucas Debargue: To Music, 8.30 p.m. at the cinéma Le Balzac.
You can follow and like the page dedicated to the film with exclusive footage and info about screenings.
https://www.facebook.com/lucasdebargue.talm/posts/156740228349266

 

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Bravo ! Mes parents sont fier de toi😉 bises!

Lucas et Martin, Belles personnes...

Today Lucas is playing Saint-Saëns' Piano Concerto no 5 with Mariinsky Orchestra and maestro Valery Gergiev in St Petersburg Mariinsky-2.
www.facebook.com/mariinsky.theatre/photos/a.10153610629670798.1073741830.96103870797/101564857471...
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Today Lucas is playing Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto no 5 with Mariinsky Orchestra and maestro Valery Gergiev in St Petersburg Mariinsky-2. 
https://www.facebook.com/mariinsky.theatre/photos/a.10153610629670798.1073741830.96103870797/10156485747125798/?type=3&theater

 

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wish there's a live stream of the concert....

Браво, Люка! 💐💐💐👏👏👏

Thanks Elena for the picture. How was the concert?

Photos from the concert in Salle Cortot 29th of March.
Photos courtesy : Dimitri Scapolan
www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=542609199459394&id=100011309566446
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Photos from the concert in Salle Cortot 29th of March. 
Photos courtesy : Dimitri Scapolan
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=542609199459394&id=100011309566446

 

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J'ai eu la chance d'assister à ce concert exceptionnel. La musique de Lucas Debargue est splendide. Un grand bravo à tous les musiciens.

Lucas had a very successful and well-received concert with the musicians of the Centre de Musique de Chambre - Eva Zavaro, Jérôme Pernoo, Adrien Boisseau, Ryo Kojima and Cécile-Laure Kouassi in Salle Cortot.
In the video, you can hear the encore of the concert - a fragment from the Lucas' "Quatuor Symphonique". The whole performance of the "Quatuor Symphonique" will be available soon online.
www.facebook.com/centredemusiquedechambre/videos/1522511491204308/
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Encore

 

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Оооо ! Nous allons l'entendre!

It was a great performance of an enchanting music of Lucas Debargue!

Direct access to the teaser of Lucas’ new work, Quatuor Symphonique.
It’s a work in three movements: I - Très tendu,
II - Langsamer Satz, III - Zouk 50-minutes long. An excerpt from the 3rd movement.
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Direct access to the teaser of Lucas’ new work, Quatuor Symphonique. It’s a work in three movements: I  - Très tendu,  II  - Langsamer Satz, III  - Zouk 50-minutes long.  An excerpt from the 3rd movement.

 

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Génial! Je ne suis de retour à Paris seulement Samedi, je vous souhaite un très bon concert!

Inspiration nouvelle

Great!

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Teaser to Lucas' new work "Quatuor Symphonique" with Centre de Musique de Chambre 29th of March in Salle Cortot Paris. With Jérôme Pernoo, Eva Zavaro - Violinist, Adrien Boisseau.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qbIT7N8qoY&feature=youtu.be
You can get tickets here:
www.centredemusiquedechambre.paris/concerts/soiree-speciale-boeuf-de-chambre/
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Teaser to Lucas new work Quatuor Symphonique with Centre de Musique de Chambre 29th of March in Salle Cortot Paris. With Jérôme Pernoo, Eva Zavaro - Violinist, Adrien Boisseau.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qbIT7N8qoY&feature=youtu.be
You can get tickets here:
https://www.centredemusiquedechambre.paris/concerts/soiree-speciale-boeuf-de-chambre/

 

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très joli! Est ce que les autres musiques joue après?

Is there a recording of this performance? I really want to see and enjoy the concert.

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