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From 26 to 30 October 2015 
Classical Music

2015, Juliette de Massy comes back with a new recital

• Islamabad, 26 October (German Embassy)
• Lahore, 28 October (Royal Palm Club)
• Karachi, 30 October (Sind Club)

  • Over the mountains, from Bach to Piazolla
    by Juliette de Massy, soprano
    and Bogdan Nesterenko, concert accordion

There are only two musical genres: the good and the bad“, Duke Ellington

As a child, Piazolla had his first musical shock on hearing Bach. At a very young age, he wrote many fugues in tango tunes but in the spirit of the baroque composer. Nothing more was required to seduce us. We ourselves have very humbly tried to pay homage to Jean-Sebastian Bach in the album “Comme un air de passion”. We have grouped in it the works for organ and melodies for cantatas and passions, arranged for voice and accordion under the initiative of Maurice Bourbon.

What can then be more natural than to share with the public this intimate and original program and to put it in perspective through a mix of genres? To be carried away by the frantic fugues and melancholic tunes of tango nuevo.

With it you can discover the originality of the concert accordion, a very little known instrument, in classical repertory as well as in music specifically meant for it. With voice, the entire expressive and dramatic force of this music takes up its meaning. Ranging from popular to high art, from sacred to secular, this music knows no frontiers.

• Juliette de Massy, soprano

Juliette started her training with Maurice Bourbon at the music academy of Lille. She then graduated in opera singing from the Guildhall School of Music in London (as Young talent grant holder from AnBer Foundation), where she got the opportunity to work with many artists such as Susan Mc Culloch, Udo Reinemann, Malcolm King, Sandrine Piau and Tom Krause who influenced her a lot.

She was soloist in different musical ensembles : metamorphosis ensemble directed by Maurice Bourbon and Francois Grenier, with whom she recorded the entirety of the masses of Josquin Des Près; Sagittarius directed by Michel Laplénie; Les demoiselles de St Cyr directed by Emmanuel Mandrin; Musica Aeterna directed by Peter Zajicek.

She is impassioned of literature, fusion of different forms of art and genres. She takes pleasure in sharing very intimate artistic projects and less classical forms with musicians such as the accordionist Bogdan Nesterenko, harpsichordists Francois Grenier and Pascal Dubreuil, cellist Rohan de Saram, composer Martin Moulin or the pianist Samuel Boré

She explores the language of gestures, dance, improvisation, sound and the voice in the contemporary music. She particularly works with the dancer Odile Azagury, visual artist Claudine Lambert, 1+1=3 theatre workshop directed by Martine Venturelli, the l’accord sensible musical company directed by Francois Lanel and contemporary music ensembles Links (Remi Durupt) and Offrandes (Martin Moulin and Samuel Boré)

In the coming period, Apart from different recitals, Juliette is going to be soloist with Sagittarius at the Bordeaux Opera, at the Opera of Massy, at the Cluny museum and Petit Palais in Paris, at festival of Sablé, at Pro Musica festival, Scelsi Festival in Basle, in different music halls in France (Albi, Le Mans, Calais), Philharmonic Hall of Ljubljana in Slovenia or International music Festival of Izmir in Turkey

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• Bogdan Nesterenko, concert accordion

Born in Ukraine, Bogdan Nesterenko, received his training from the masters of the Soviet school of classical accordion. He graduated from the music academy of Kharkov (Ukraine). He was prize-winner in many international accordion competitions.

Living in Lille since 2006, Bogdan Nesterenko gives a large number of recitals in France and Europe, some of which are entirely devoted to Baroque music. He has also appeared in contemporary music and participated in productions of O. Yagoubi (“Concerto of two worlds” for accordion and symphony orchestra), M. Bourbon, Charles Hache and S. Fache.

Bogdan Nesterenko has multiplied musical experiments : in duet with the cellist Stefan Stalanowski (Super soloist of National Orchestra of Lille), with balalaika of Micha Tcherkassky, for reproducing a specific Russian environment in “Les dessous d’une cantatrice” musical performance with mezzo-soprano Donatienne Milpied or in duet with Marc Hervieux (recorder).

His album in duet with Juliette de Massy (soprano) «comme un air de passion» with recordings of texts of Passion and cantata of J.S Bach has just come out in AR-RE-SE collection.

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