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3 days ago
Lucas Debargue

About Lucas' recital at the Festival Pianistico Bartolomeo Cristofori in Padova by Paolo Locatelli.

👉 English extract from the review: "The program he played in the Hall of Giants in Padova was called “Music and poetry”. It would have been hard to find a better expression for it, even if Debargue’s universe seems not just that mild and lyrical and he is more drawn into sinful Baudelaire-type poetry.
Debargue's technique and control is exceptional - which is, of course, a given for today's soloists - but it’s not only that. He approaches the keyboard with a brutal, abrupt momentum, almost with violent passion. He is not looking for tenderness or beauty, or at least not only that - he is looking for actuality. It's electric, vital pianism, not a respectable high-level performance - although to play a program like this - three bravura pieces in a row after Mozart's Sonata in A minor K 310, which gives chills, the pianism must be high-level. Chopin Ballade No 2 op 38, Prelude op 45 and Polonaise-Fantasie op 61, followed by Ravel's “Gaspard de la Nuit” and Franz Liszt's “Après une lecture du Dante - Fantasia quasi Sonata”. It was like earthquake that held the old Steinway in its grip with a precision and fluidity that drove the audience crazy."
👉 www.operaclick.com/recensioni/teatrale/padova-festival-bartolomeo-cristofori-lucas-debargue-concerto
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About Lucas recital at the Festival Pianistico Bartolomeo Cristofori in Padova by Paolo Locatelli.

👉 English extract from the review:  The program he played in the Hall of Giants in Padova was called “Music and poetry”. It would have been hard to find a better expression for it, even if Debargue’s universe seems not just that mild and lyrical and he is more drawn into sinful Baudelaire-type poetry.
Debargues technique and control is exceptional - which is, of course, a given for todays soloists - but it’s not only that. He approaches the keyboard with a brutal, abrupt momentum, almost with violent passion. He is not looking for tenderness or beauty, or at least not only that - he is looking for actuality. Its electric, vital pianism, not a respectable high-level performance -  although to play a program like this - three bravura pieces in a row after Mozarts Sonata in A minor K 310, which gives chills, the pianism must be high-level. Chopin Ballade No 2 op 38, Prelude op 45 and Polonaise-Fantasie op 61, followed by Ravels “Gaspard de la Nuit” and Franz Liszts “Après une lecture du Dante - Fantasia quasi Sonata”. It was like earthquake that held the old Steinway in its grip with a precision and fluidity that drove the audience crazy.
👉 https://www.operaclick.com/recensioni/teatrale/padova-festival-bartolomeo-cristofori-lucas-debargue-concerto

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Merveilleux.!!! BRAVO !

Lucas Debargue is exceptional! Thank you for the excerpt from the review.

Amazing musician with poet's heart ❤

5 days ago
Lucas Debargue

About Lucas' recital at the LausitzFestival in Germany.

English summary:
"The Fürst Pückler Palace with park in Bad Muskau would have deserved a trip in itself. The performance of pianist Lucas Debargue justified to the highest degree to go there (and late return) - like few pianists, the Frenchman knows how to turn a recital into a special evening. The artistic director of festival, Daniel Kühnel presented him as a thinker; in spite of his young age, he is a skilful, open-minded and creative artist who places his works to the special “frames”, one might almost say - to a new dimension, which creates new links and builds exciting bridges.

And he is one of them who dares to play Mozart. While many pianists tend to turn to the more effective late piano concertos and leave out this sonatas, which seem not so complex, Lucas Debargue put just such a sonata at the beginning of his programme - A Minor, K 310, the famous work Mozart wrote during his journey to Paris shortly before his mother died. (---) It was impressive and enchanting how Lucas Debargue did not not put a "stamp" on the work, he was leaving it free, but still had individual interpretation with variable tempi. And he likes it boldly, which was immediately clear with the acciaccaturas in the beginning of the first movement. Lucas Debargue did not only sharpen the contours between rebellion and despair there but he also searched for sound, explored space. In this way, he created a whole which brought together all the contradictions. Second movement was intimate although there was also a certain liveliness inside. In the Presto, the pianist turned it dramatical almost like “Erlkönig”.

The transition to Frédéric Chopin came naturally, almost logically. The second ballade seemed to pick up there where Mozart left off in the second movement of his sonata - perhaps drawing a portrait of his mother there. Here too, a tumultuously fast movement followed, but very clearly articulated. He does nothing for just an effect: he gave every note, every change meaning.
Chopin's Prelude in C-sharp Minor, op 45 is in a freer form, it seemed to float and offered a calming effect, before the Polonaise-Fantasy in A-flat Major op 61 again showed the extent of Debargue's creative reach: from deep (spiritual) relaxation to passionate upward striving. Everything seemed to happen in that moment, for that piano and that room. It would be fascinating to experience Lucas Debargue with the same work in another concert, and one must assume that his interpretation is so individual that two performances of the same work are certainly not similar (without any contradiction).

Anyone who dares to play like this, has to be open-minded, willing to take risks. Openness starts with the instrument. There was indeed a Steinway & Sons, model D. Intendant Daniel Kühnel provided information during the interval: it was not a conventional piano model, but a piano from one of the concert piano workshops (Klangmanufaktur) in Hamburg. There, a few enthusiasts (or 'crazies') work on the pianos, removing what is not needed, freeing up the soundboard - all in the search of that sound. The sound changes, not fundamentally, but gets stronger in the brighter tones, allows for more sharpness - fitting for someone with the creative will and courage like Lucas Debargue.

Maurice Ravel's "Gaspard de la Nuit" is not often a main work in a recital – here it became a highlight. (---)

You can rarely experience how the nuances of dynamics and modulations are not theoretical, but meaningful and connected to the work. So even Franz Liszt's unbridled, complex “Après une lecture du Dante - Fantasia quasi Sonata” grew into a portrayal of ambivalent worlds, combining a sensual dream with a fast-paced march.

With two sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti, Lucas Debargue bid the audience 'au revoir' - hopefully only temporarily!"
neuemusikalischeblaetter.com/2022/09/15/sagenhafter-gestalter-im-marchenhaften-schlos/
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About Lucas recital at the LausitzFestival in Germany.

English summary:
The Fürst Pückler Palace with park in Bad Muskau would have deserved a trip in itself.  The performance of pianist Lucas Debargue justified to the highest degree to go there (and late return) - like few pianists, the Frenchman knows how to turn a recital into a special evening. The artistic director of festival, Daniel Kühnel presented him as a thinker; in spite of his young age, he is a skilful, open-minded and creative artist who places his works to the special “frames”, one might almost say - to a new dimension, which creates new links and builds exciting bridges.

And he is one of them who dares to play Mozart. While many pianists tend to turn to the more effective late piano concertos and leave out this sonatas, which seem not so complex, Lucas Debargue put just such a sonata at the beginning of his programme - A Minor, K 310, the famous work Mozart wrote during his journey to Paris shortly before his mother died.  (---) It was impressive and enchanting how Lucas Debargue did not not put a stamp on the work, he was leaving it free, but still had individual interpretation with variable tempi. And he likes it boldly, which was immediately clear with the acciaccaturas in the beginning of the first movement. Lucas Debargue did not only sharpen the contours between rebellion and despair there but he also searched for sound, explored space. In this way, he created a whole which brought together all the contradictions. Second movement was intimate although there was also a certain liveliness inside. In the Presto, the pianist turned it dramatical almost like “Erlkönig”. 

The transition to Frédéric Chopin came naturally, almost logically. The second ballade seemed to pick up there where Mozart left off in the second movement of his sonata - perhaps drawing a portrait of his mother there. Here too, a tumultuously fast movement followed, but very clearly articulated. He does nothing for just an effect: he gave every note, every change meaning.
Chopins Prelude in C-sharp Minor, op 45 is in a freer form, it seemed to float and offered a calming effect, before the Polonaise-Fantasy in A-flat Major op 61 again showed the extent of Debargues creative reach: from deep (spiritual) relaxation to passionate upward striving. Everything seemed to happen in that moment, for that piano and that room. It would be fascinating to experience Lucas Debargue with the same work in another concert, and one must assume that his interpretation is so individual that two performances of the same work are certainly not similar (without any contradiction).

Anyone who dares to play like this, has to be open-minded, willing to take risks. Openness starts with the instrument. There was indeed a Steinway & Sons, model D. Intendant Daniel Kühnel provided information during the interval: it was not a conventional piano model, but a piano from one of the concert piano workshops (Klangmanufaktur) in Hamburg. There, a few enthusiasts (or crazies) work on the pianos, removing what is not needed, freeing up the soundboard - all in the search of that sound. The sound changes, not fundamentally, but gets stronger in the brighter tones, allows for more sharpness - fitting for someone with the creative will and courage like Lucas Debargue.

Maurice Ravels Gaspard de la Nuit is not often a main work in a recital – here it became a highlight. (---)

You can rarely experience how the nuances of dynamics and modulations are not theoretical, but meaningful and connected to the work.  So even Franz Liszts unbridled, complex “Après une lecture du Dante - Fantasia quasi Sonata” grew into a portrayal of ambivalent worlds, combining a sensual dream with a fast-paced march.

With two sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti, Lucas Debargue bid the audience au revoir - hopefully only temporarily!
https://neuemusikalischeblaetter.com/2022/09/15/sagenhafter-gestalter-im-marchenhaften-schlos/

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Brilliant review! Unique interpretations are Lucas Debargue’s trait! And excellent program every time, endless encores are expected.Thank you.

BRAVO Lucas !!!!! Et sincères félicitations 😍😍😍

tout simplement génial! Thank you for being part of the Lausitz Festival!

Ein musikalisch äußerst kreativer Ausnahmepianist, vielleicht vergleichbar mit Radu Lupu und Piotr Anderszewski.

Brilliant musician always open-minded with a very interesting program....

Can’t wait to meet Mr. Debargue at Carnegie- hall November, 5 !!

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14 September at the LausitzFestival. 
https://www.lausitz-festival.eu/en/programm/embarking-on-a-new-tradition-lucas-debargue/95?fbclid=IwAR0umdtxsx7QXg8Yi3n7zQDqA5qBC0Fl3fAADcv2vCWPfmJnMVOsjrd_mWA

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Nobody wanted to go home...

Lucas Debargue so happy to welcome you soon in Bordeaux at L'esprit du piano festival with Opéra National de Bordeaux on next november 17th

Lucas is tonight with recital in Padova at the Festival Pianistico Bartolomeo Cristofori.

https://www.facebook.com/cristoforipianofestival/posts/pfbid0Lg3HHFPs83ikxRKczHGtmkwgnodSRv4r8RBm8vW51tQxQZvNFh9sQwttVJdVfptAl

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Musician with poet's heart ❤

GRAND SUCCÈS À TOI

2 weeks ago
Lucas Debargue

Photos from Lucas' recital at the Tsinandali Festival. He played a program of works of Mozart, Chopin, Ravel and Liszt. Tomorrow, 11, Sepember also in 👉 www.medici.tv/en/concerts/lucas-debargue-plays-mozart-chopin-and-alkan/ ... See MoreSee Less

Photos from Lucas recital at the Tsinandali Festival. He played a program of works of Mozart, Chopin, Ravel and Liszt. Tomorrow, 11, Sepember also in 👉 https://www.medici.tv/en/concerts/lucas-debargue-plays-mozart-chopin-and-alkan/

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Le récital fin juillet à Gordes était fabuleux (Après une lecture de Dante ! )

Après une lecture de Dante 🤔 ....je ne dois pas sortir suffisamment !🍂

ლუკა მიყვარხარ

Какая шикарная программа ! Если бы не обстоятельства, полетела бы в Тбилиси!

So beautiful musical moments....

Spectacular!

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3 weeks ago
Lucas Debargue

Photos from the chamber concert at the Tsinandali Festival with Alexandra Conunova and Kian Soltani - Cellist. ... See MoreSee Less

Photos from the chamber concert at the Tsinandali Festival with Alexandra Conunova and Kian Soltani - Cellist.

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Félicitations et BRAVO encore !!!!!

Я была на этом концерте! Очень понравилось! Прекрасный ансамбль!

3 weeks ago
Lucas Debargue

After today's successful concert with Alexandra Conunova and Kian Soltani - Cellist at the Tsinandali Festival.
Video of Primavera Consulting
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3 weeks ago
Lucas Debargue

Master class at the Tsinandali Festival. You can see it also in festival diaries
👉https://www.facebook.com/tsinandalifestival/videos/455776606484977
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Master class at the Tsinandali Festival. You can see it also in festival diaries 
👉https://www.facebook.com/tsinandalifestival/videos/455776606484977

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Thank you for the link. Happy Master class!

So interesting....

Vous êtes comme professeur et pianiste également persuasif et en plus comme desaient les anciens "docendo discimus". Bon courage !😀

Замечательный пианист!

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4 weeks ago
Lucas Debargue

Lucas opens the season with concerts at the Tsinandali Festival. He is playing a chamber concert there with Alexandra Conunova and Kian Soltani - Cellist and giving a recital with his new concert program.
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Good luck! Success is guaranteed!

Excellent pianiste de talent qui a toujours besoin d'un coiffeur.

Wow❤

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1 month ago
Lucas Debargue

A look back to Lucas' performance at the Festival Pianistico Internazionale di Brescia e Bergamo with Ravel "Gaspard de la Nuit". ... See MoreSee Less

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Lucas Debargue at his best! Thank you.

Festival fondé par Michelangeli dans sa ville natale ... Faut assuré après !

1 month ago
Lucas Debargue

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More photos from OHRID SUMMER FESTIVAL - ФЕСТИВАЛ ОХРИДСКО ЛЕТО

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That's awesome 👏

Thank you for the photos.

Photos from Lucas concert at the OHRID SUMMER FESTIVAL - ФЕСТИВАЛ ОХРИДСКО ЛЕТО.
Article : https://strugaonline.mk/vesti/lokalni/bura-od-emocii-so-luka-debarg-vchera-na-ohridsko-leto/?fbclid=IwAR33G0_ptUzy_oV3KFzgXAMR7nkcKgqp7i7Fg-H9eDWC9rTVPUUeGZf83wg

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Quelle belle église ! Cela change des salles de concert qui se ressemblent toutes ...

Maestro Debargue, the concert was memorable! I had not been to a better concert for so long! God bless you!

Dear Lukas, you are blessed with such a rare talent! Thank you for sharing it with us last night. That was an unbelievable experience for us that shall be remembered for a long, long time! God bless you and I hope we shall have the opportunity for another recital soon! 😇

So interesting atmosphere in the church....

Un bien bel endroit semble t il, chargé de spiritualité, et qu'elle enviable proximité du public! Ce fut assurément encore de superbes interprétations dans une telle atmosphère !

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2 months ago
Lucas Debargue

A look back to Lucas’ recital aFestival International de Piano de La Roque d'Anthéroth&eLe Theatre des Terrasses a Gordessses a Gordes. It was a great evening with 4 encores: Scarlatti - Sonata K 32, Debargue - Scherzo, Scarlatti - Sonata K 253 and Chopin - Ballade no 2 in F Major.

Photo source : Christophe Gremiot
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A look back to Lucas’ recital at the Festival International de Piano de La Roque dAnthéron in Le Theatre des Terrasses a Gordes. It was a great evening with 4 encores: Scarlatti - Sonata K 32, Debargue -  Scherzo, Scarlatti - Sonata K 253 and Chopin - Ballade no 2 in F Major. 

Photo source : Christophe Gremiot

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Qui choisit tes vêtements de concert ? ça va pas du tout !!!!

Ulnaert Tobein surtout des chaussures de couleur marron, et un pantalon mal coupé qui ne l'avantage pas.

Great Success.....magical pianist....

Congratulations!

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Congratulations! It couldn’t have been otherwise!

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In recital at the Verbier Festival. Next stop - Festival International de Piano de La Roque dAnthéron 28, July !
https://www.festival-piano.com/.../22-07-28-lucas_debargue/

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Pas de retransmission sur medici tv ?

Good luck!

Avec impatience à GORDES 😘

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פסטיבל Verbier המתקיים בעיירה וורביה בשווייץ, היא אחת הפסטיבלים היוקרטיים ביותר למוסיקה קאמרית. מיטב האמנים ובמיוחד צעירים מופיעים בו ומתפרסמים בעולם כולו.מרטה ארגריץ, הפסנתרנית הדגולה בת ה 81 אמורה להופיע גם השנה .החלום שלי להיות שם וזה מתוכנן לשנה הבאה . לקייץ הנוכחי יש לי תכנית לטיול אחר בחו"ל .

😊😊

Fantastic...magical musician....

A la fin du récital de Lucas Debargue ce mardi à Verbier, j’ai entendu un spectateur faire ce commentaire à sa compagne : « Pour moi, c’est le plus russe des musiciens de ce festival ». Je suis assez d’accord avec ce Monsieur, quand bien même Pletnev, Kissin et Trifonov étaient présents à cette même édition.

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2 months ago
Lucas Debargue

Hiking moments in Verbier ! ... See MoreSee Less

Hiking moments in Verbier !

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Profitez bien tous deux !!!!!!

Dans cette position, il faut surtout garder l'équilibre. Bon courage !

Quelle beauté ! 👍🤗

bé moi je sort de stage amorce de parcours region aquitaine 3 mois pour retrouver un emploi ...je cherche un mi temps ..chantier d insertion ..rdv avec pole emploi part tel .....j y croit pas ....piston magouilles ..restos du coeur les jardins du coeur .....je peut me plier en 4.... brive la galere les vaches qui volent ( ils proposent que des emplois en usine agro alimentaire ..la chaine a casser les bras...ou la remise les pommes 2 ou 3 sem je le voit depuis 2004

Il fait moins chaud qu'à Dio

Ce devait être une bien belle aventure

These mountains look just like ones near Zfat! Possibly, it hints music to be "Zohar" of the Third Millennium?

Great! Be careful! On “B” - for beautiful.

So wonderful pictures....

Sir Lucas..what, any exercise to maintain the flexibility and dexterity of your hands and fingers etc...i am always amazed by the workings of your fingers etc. Its mastery of .. Piano .. producing such magnificent Music...

Et pourquoi ne pas avoir choisi le ''i'' pour grimper ??

Profite bien

🔥🔥🔥🥰

Great picture ❤️

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2 months ago
Lucas Debargue

Watch replay of Lucas' chamber concert from medici.tv with Martin Frösml;stKlaus Mäkeläkelä. Daniel Lozakovich fell ill and instead ofMarc Bouchkov - Violinistkov - Violinist.
www.medici.tv/en/concerts/klaus-makela-martin-frost-lucas-debargue-perform-mozart-bartok-brahms/
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Watch replay of Lucas chamber concert from medici.tv with Martin Fröst and Klaus Mäkelä. Daniel Lozakovich fell ill and instead of him took over Marc Bouchkov - Violinist.
https://www.medici.tv/en/concerts/klaus-makela-martin-frost-lucas-debargue-perform-mozart-bartok-brahms/

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Огромное спасибо всем исполнителям и Медичи!!!!

Bientôt GORDES 😊

Très beau concert ! Répertoire varié et intéressant. Excellents musiciens. Bravo à tous !

Merci bescoup pour le information, belle photo!

Watched it on replay on medici.tv, it was @ 2am live our time. As much as I love your concerts couldn’t do it. It was divine! Thank you for sharing .

So wonderful musicians....

Благодарю! Браво!

On ne va pas manquer ça !

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