More than ever, Piano in Valois cultivates the art of blending. The 29e edition of the beloved festival for music lovers…
More than ever, Piano in Valois cultivates the art of blending. The 29e edition of the festival cherished by Charentais music lovers shakes up repertoires and teams up with pop, without ever denying its fierce desire to tackle scholarly, intimate and more difficult repertoires without complex.
Priority to “novelty”
“Piano en Valois strives to reach new audiences, by promoting the discovery of music for all”, insist Jean-Hugues Allard and Paul-Arnaud Péjouan. Thursday evening September 8, the artistic directors unveiled the main lines of the 2022 program. They are colorful and contrasting, with priority “to novelty and joy”.
The presentation took place at Villevert in Merpins, a loyal patron of the festival, which awarded a grant to the young pianist from Montpellier Remi Panossian. “The Prix Villevert celebrates youth, inventiveness and a certain disruptive spirit,” said Jean-Sébastien Robicquet, the company’s boss. We checked it during an express recital. The pianist, improviser and composer distills a passionate, fiery and energetic jazz. We will applaud Panossian in a “singular carte blanche, between groove and lyricism”, on Friday October 14 in Jarnac.
Jazz and classical
The 29e score of Piano en Valois gives pride of place to sound adventures. Adelaide Ferriere (revealed in 2017 at the Victoires de la musique Classique) will resonate with the woody song of the marimba on Friday October 7 in Fléac, in a program where Bach’s Chaconne will respond to the volutes of Philip Glass and an arabesque by Claude Debussy. Lucienne Renaudin-Vary (qualified as “Fée Trompette” by the newspaper “Le Monde”) will make jazz and classical sparkle with his accomplice Philippe Duchemin on the keyboard, Thursday October 20, in Jarnac.
But the festival, vintage 2022, does not neglect traditional recitals and excellent bills, with three Cortot Prizes (the Chinese Quing Li the 10th in Soyaux, the Moroccan Nour Ayadi the 17th in Angoulême and the Japanese Ayame Ishise on the 21st at the church of Ma Campagne) and a winner of the Chopin competition (Szymon Nehring on the 8th at La Rochefoucauld).
Only one regret: no concerto, no symphony orchestra this year. It will no doubt be for the anniversary edition, the 30ein 2023.
Tickets are sold between 9 and 29 euros. They can be reserved and collected at the Théâtre d’Angoulême, but also at La Canopée in Ruffec, at the tourist offices in Angoulême and Cognac and at the Castel in Châteaubernard. On concert evenings, a ticket office is open one hour before, depending on the number of places still available. On the sidelines of the event: educational concerts, “Opera at school” operation and recital at the Angoulême prison. Such. 05 45 38 61 62. Information: pianoenvalois.fr.
The main dates of the 29th edition, from October 6 to 22, 2022
October 6th in Châteaubernard : Natasha St Pier and her pianist Vincent Vidal, at Castel, at 8.30 p.m.
The 7 in Fleac : Adelaïde Ferrière (marimba) at the Château, at 8.30 p.m.
The 8 in La Rochefoucauld : Szymon Nehring at the Carmelites, at 8 p.m.
9 at La Couronne : David Lively and the flute and oboe teachers of the conservatory of Grand-Angoulême, at the theater, at 5 p.m.
October 10 in Soyaux : Qing Li at Soëlys, at 8:30 p.m.
The 11 in Vars : Vittorio Forte at the town hall, at 8:30 p.m.
The 12 in Angouleme : Shani Diluka at the theater, at 2.30 p.m. (recital by invitation, for the attention of seniors in the city of Angoulême), and Aline Piboule at Franquin, at 8.30 p.m.
The 13 in Angouleme : Kevin Amiel (tenor) and Jean-Marc Bouget (piano) at the theatre, at 8.30 p.m.
The 14 in Jarnac : Rémi Panossian at the Maurice-Ravel auditorium, at 8:30 p.m.
The 15 in Ruffec : David Levely at La Canopée, at 8:30 p.m.
16 in Lane : Bruno Fontaine at the Jean-Ferrat theatre, at 3 p.m.
17 in Angouleme : Nour Ayadi at the theater, at 8:30 p.m.
18 in Angouleme : Mario Canonge Trio at the theatre, at 8.30 p.m.
The 19 in Cognac : Clément Lefebvre at La Part des Anges, at Meukow, at 8:30 p.m.
The 20th in Jarnac : Lucienne Renaudin-Vary (trumpet) and Philippe Duchemin (piano) at the Maurice-Ravel auditorium, at 8:30 p.m.
21 in Angouleme : Ayame Ishise at Saint-Paul church (Ma Campagne district), at 8:30 p.m.
The 22 in L’Isle-d’Espagnac : Damien Jarry (cello) and Thomas Jarry (piano) at Espace Georges-Brassens, at 8:30 p.m.
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