Musical Odyssey on the Celtic Sea

9 days / 8 nights
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    Musical Odyssey on the Celtic Sea

    Cruise Northern Europe

    from 13 September 2019 to 21 September 2019
    9 days / 8 nights

    Departure Port : Honfleur
    Arrival Port : Honfleur

    Ship : LE DUMONT-D'URVILLE

    • Ref : U130919

    In partnership with RADIO CLASSIQUE.  

    PONANT invites you on a musical cruise on the shores of the North Sea in partnership with RADIO CLASSIQUE, with the exceptional presence of Alain Duault. Leaving from Honfleur, you will set sail aboard Le Dumont-d’Urville for a 9-day long cruise along the Celtic coastlines.  

    You will first discover the Isles of Scilly, a strange little archipelago whose landscapes seem to have come straight out of Enid Blyton's famous story, The Rockingdown Mystery. Here, long sandy beaches stand alongside green fields, while ruins of old castles stand proud on hilltops. 

    You will also discover Liverpool, a former industrial powerhouse, today completely redeveloped, located on the banks of the Mersey and famous as the birthplace of the Beatles.

    You will then visit Guernsey, whose green prairies and romantic cliffs welcomed Victor Hugo in exile.

    Finally, you will be moved by the authentic charm of the port of Penzance, in Cornwall, before heading back to Honfleur, with its Vieux Bassin (harbour) and half-timbered houses.

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    Highlights

    • A musical cruise in partnership with RADIO CLASSIQUE, with the exceptional presence on board of Alain Duault and of artists.
    • Sail into the heart of Celtic shores, lands of magic and legends.
    • The old port of Liverpool, listed as UNESCO World Heritage site.
    • Discovery of the wild landscapes of the Isles of Scilly. 
    • The picturesque charm of Honfleur, your embarkation and disembarkation port.

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    Deluxe Stateroom

    • Area : 19 m²
    • Capacity : up to 2 guests per stateroom
    • Private balcony
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • Shower
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    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet acces wifi.
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    Prestige Deck 4

    • Area : 19 m²
    • Capacity : up to 2 guests per stateroom
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    • 2 staterooms of 27
    • 5 m² with a private balcony of 6 m² for people with reduced mobility.
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    Prestige Deck 6

    • Area : 19 m²
    • Capacity : up to 2 guests per stateroom
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    • 2 staterooms of 27
    • 5 m² with a private balcony of 6 m² for people with reduced mobility.
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    Deluxe Suite Deck 3

    • Area : 27 m²
    • Capacity : up to 3 guests per stateroom
    • Private balcony
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    • 1 sofa
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    Deluxe Suite Deck 4

    • Area : 27 m²
    • Capacity : up to 3 guests per stateroom
    • Private balcony
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
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    • Safe
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    • Satellite direct line telephone
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    Prestige Deck 6 Suite

    • Area : 38 m²
    • Capacity : up to 2 guests per stateroom
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    •  Butler service.
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    Privilege Suite Deck 6

    • Area : 32 m²
    • Capacity : up to 3 guests per stateroom
    • Private balcony
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • 1 sofa
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    • Minibar
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    Privilege Suite Deck 5

    • Area : 32 m²
    • Capacity : up to 3 guests per stateroom
    • Private balcony
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • 1 sofa
    • Shower
    • Minibar
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    • Desk with stationery
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    Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 5

    • Area : 45 m²
    • Capacity : up to 2 guests per stateroom
    • 40m² private balcony
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • Bathtub
    • Minibar
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    • 24hr room service
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    LE DUMONT-D'URVILLE

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    LE DUMONT-D'URVILLE

    Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed staterooms, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 staterooms and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience.

    As the fourth ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Dumont d'Urville will embody the unique atmosphere that is the cruise line’s hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort.

    Aboard this ship that flies the French flag, you will experience the incomparable pleasure of an intimate cruise, with the possibility of exploring an ever-increasing range of destinations in an ethnic-chic ambiance with luxury service.

    Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel.

    Port of call & excursions

    13 September 2019 – Dartmouth

    Honfleur

    Embarkation 13/09/2019 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 13/09/2019 at 18H00 .

    A treasure of the Côte Fleurie, Honfleur is located on the edge of la Crique de Rouen in Normandy. You will no doubt admire the historical ships moored in its old port. With its tall, slate-covered houses, the quays provide a great setting for a very nice walk. In the streets behind the harbour, you will see many timber houses. These picturesque places were the cradle of several pre-impressionist painters. You can see their works in the Eugène Boudin museum. Exhibited works represent scenes of medieval streets and the coastline as it used to be, as illustrated by the Butin beach and its lush green hillsides.

    14 September 2019 – Dartmouth

    14 September 2019 – Dartmouth

    Arrival 14/09/2019 midday. Departure 14/09/2019 late afternoon.

    15 September 2019 – Isles of Scilly

    15 September 2019 – Isles of Scilly

    Arrival 15/09/2019 early morning. Departure 15/09/2019 mid afternoon.

    Nestling in the clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean, at the south west tip of Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly form a small British island chain whose climate, landscapes and lifestyle are unlike any other and seem to have come straight from an Enid Blyton story. Here, everything resembles a tropical paradise. The long sandy beaches run alongside lush green meadows teeming with semi-exotic flowers, whilst the ruins of ancient castles loom from the tops of the hills. Veritable havens of peace that inspired the legendary Avalon of King Arthur, they are today listed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the rugged coastline plays host to wildlife that is as varied as it is exceptional, including the very rare Atlantic grey seal.

    16 September 2019 – Cork

    16 September 2019 – Cork

    Arrival 16/09/2019 early morning. Departure 16/09/2019 early afternoon.

    This charming stopover on the southern coast of Ireland will certainly win you over with its pastel-shaded houses layered up the hillside. A little train avoids you from having to climb the steep streets of the historic centre. Once you’re there, you come to Saint Colman cathedral overlooking the coastline. The extensive panorama provides views of the little islands in Cork Harbour. Down below, the pubs complete with their floral window displays are enough to catch your eye. The pubs are famous for their traditional dishes like “colcannon” - a steaming hot soup made with cabbage served in a bowl, or a plate of boxties - crispy potato cakes with horse radish.

    17 September 2019 – Liverpool

    17 September 2019 – Liverpool

    Arrival 17/09/2019 early afternoon. Departure 17/09/2019 evening.

    The fast-moving and appealing city of Liverpool sprawls along the banks of the River Mersey. This former bastion of industry in England's north-west has found its second wind, thanks especially to the highly successful redevelopment of its docks, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2004. The city, the Beatles' birthplace, has lots to offer to its visitors. While a walk down the Waterfront from Pier Head to Albert Dock is a major highlight youメll also love the quality of ᅠmuseums such as the Walker Art Gallery and the wealth of architecture in the city. But what will really impress you is the playful and open-minded spirit of its inhabitants, which John Lennon referred to as "positive energy".

    18 September 2019 – Fishguard

    18 September 2019 – Fishguard

    Arrival 18/09/2019 midday. Departure 18/09/2019 late afternoon.

    19 September 2019 – Penzance

    19 September 2019 – Penzance

    Arrival 19/09/2019 early morning. Departure 19/09/2019 early evening.

    The gateway to Cornwall, on the south-western tip of England, Penzance, whose Cornish name Pen Sans means “holy headland”, is sure to captivate you with its charm. This seaside town with white-sand beaches is brimming with history. It boasts a small fishing port and is home to magnificent Georgian and Regency buildings, stunning gardens with exotic plants, and the Penlee House Gallery & Museum, which traces the evolution of West Cornwall. Follow the promenade along the water’s edge: on the horizon stands St Michael’s Mount. This mysterious island, which can be reached on foot at low tide, was once a refuge for pilgrims, soldiers, monks and fishermen. Here you will deep-dive into a history rich with legends.

    20 September 2019 – Guernsey, Channel Islands

    20 September 2019 – Guernsey, Channel Islands

    Arrival 20/09/2019 early morning. Departure 20/09/2019 late afternoon.

    Guernsey is an atypical and unforgettable port of call. This Channel Island will delight you with its mild, iodic climate and its green and floral landscapes. Don’t be surprised to come across dolmens and menhirs here and there, testifying to the long history of the island and its rich heritage. The attractive capital of St. Peter Port is characteristic of the delightful British atmosphere that gives the island its charm. The memory of the great writer Victor Hugo is also very present, as he lived for fifteen years in exile in Guernsey. His home, Hauteville House, preserves his memory. The incredible richness of the decoration gives a clear illustration of the creative genius of this great man.

    21 September 2019▸20 September 2019 – Honfleur

    Honfleur

    Disembarkation 21/09/2019 at 07H00 .

    A treasure of the Côte Fleurie, Honfleur is located on the edge of la Crique de Rouen in Normandy. You will no doubt admire the historical ships moored in its old port. With its tall, slate-covered houses, the quays provide a great setting for a very nice walk. In the streets behind the harbour, you will see many timber houses. These picturesque places were the cradle of several pre-impressionist painters. You can see their works in the Eugène Boudin museum. Exhibited works represent scenes of medieval streets and the coastline as it used to be, as illustrated by the Butin beach and its lush green hillsides.

    Formalities

    • The information below is current but subject to change at any time without advance notice from government authorities. Please consult your respective government agencies for visa and health information.

    • Warning about the use of drones: the use of drones aboard PONANT ships, whether they are sailing at sea, at a port of call or anchored, is strictly forbidden. The use of drones on land in the Arctic and Antarctic regions is also strictly forbidden by international polar regulations. In other regions, it may be possible to use drones on land if permission has been obtained from the relevant authorities of each country and each region travelled through, as well as a pilot’s licence that should be obtained from your home country. Passengers are responsible for obtaining these permits; they should be able to present them at all times. Passengers who do not obtain these authorisations expose themselves to the risk of legal proceedings.

    • Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. Passport must contain at least two completely clear, blank, unused visa pages for each visa required, not including any amendment pages. Visa pages with stains or ink from other pages in the passport are not usable. Guests who deviate from the scheduled embarkation or disembarkation port should research the foreign entry requirements for the port country. Due to government regulations, regrettably, PONANT will have to deny boarding to any guest who fails to obtain the appropriate travel documentation for this trip.

    Musical cruise with Radio Classique

    Musical cruise with Radio Classique

    Ireland, Wales and Cornwall provide an itinerary of contrasts to showcase some of today’s most exciting new virtuosos during this cruise!

    A star between violin stars, Nemanja Radulovic returns, much to the delight of PONANT cruise passengers who begged for more from this artist. First female cellist to be hired by the renowned Deutsche Grammophon, Camille Thomas unleashes all the charm of her beautiful Italian cello.

    A virtuosic yet sensitive pianist, Laure Favre Kahn reveals aspects of her multi-faceted, multi-layered skills, while two recent vocal discoveries display their outstanding talent and warm timbres, both as soloists and in duets. They are Melody Louledjian, a flamboyant soprano, and Kevin Amiel, a tenor already being favourably compared to the greats.

    This is a cast of excellent musicians who will be embarking for the first time on this new ship, the Dumont-d’Urville, to awaken your senses to new discoveries.

    (7 concerts: 1 piano recital  + 3 chamber music concerts + 2 opera recitals  + 1 encore concert)

    Theme

    MUSIC

    MUSIC

    Discover the delights of our cultural cruises where music takes centre stage, combining sumptuous scenery and exceptional artistic heritages.

    A waterborne musical journey

    Whether you are a fan of instrumental classical music or opera, or you prefer jazz or Celtic melodies, why not enjoy a different and very special experience aboard a PONANT ship? Set sail for a luxury cruise combining the charms of music and the sea.

    These cultural cruises, where the tempo is set by concerts on land or at sea as well as a series of conferences, bring together music lovers and artists around a shared passion: music.

    An exceptional selection of artists*

    Aboard the ships, our guests of honour, all well-known artists, talented performers and brilliant virtuosos will share their knowledge and their passion in an accessible and intimate way.

    According to the theme of each cruise, PONANT welcomes prestigious artists, be they pianists, violinists, singers and more.

    Come and share alongside them the refined adventure of a PONANT musical cruise.

     

    *See the list of guests of honour present during your cruise in the “Guests” tab.

    Guest(s) Lecturer(s)

    Alain Duault

    Alain Duault

    The novelist, poet, journalist, musicologist and radio and television presenter Alain Duault has been sharing his passion for and knowledge of classical music for more than 30 years. Considered to be one of the greatest opera specialists in France he is now President of the Prix Pelléas jury, and has been made an Officier de la Légion d’Honneur and Commandeur des Arts et Lettres.

    Alain Duault studied literature, philosophy and psycho-analysis in Paris, then musicology and piano. His first TV appearance was as a guest of Bernard Pivot for his book of poems, Colorature. This led to a number of radio programmes dedicated to classical music, notably on RTL, the radio station where Alain Duault would be “Mr Classical Music” for 22 years, before joining Radio Classique with daily slots until 2018. A role that he also took on for the France 3 television channel, presenting a number of exceptional programmes (masterclasses with Ruggero Raimondi in the Salle Gaveau, Musiques en fête at the Chorégies d’Orange festival…).

    In 1999, he conceived and presented Intégrale Chopin (225 works, 60 pianists), broadcast on France 3. Then in 2001, he wrote and performed an ambitious and very popular show, Verdi, une passion, un destin (with Jean Piat and 250 musicians). In the wake of this success, he wrote and performed two other shows:  Victor Hugo, la légende d’un siècle in 2002 and Rencontre avec George Sand (with Marie-Christine Barrault) in 2004 and 2005.

    Alain Duault also puts his writing skills to the service of classical music. The author of a number of books, including Dans la peau de Maria Callas, (Le Passeur Éditeur, 2014, pocket edition, 2017); Dictionnaire amoureux illustré de l’Opéra (Plon Gründ, 2016). Ce léger rien des choses qui ont fui, poetry (Gallimard 2017), he also writes editorials for Classica.

    Language spoken: French

     

    Photo credit: Laurent Rouvrais @Radio Classique 

    Nemanja Radulovic

    Nemanja Radulovic

    Through concerts and Cd's, Nemanja Radulovic firmly aimed at a young music audience. His performances and stage presence arouse the public.
    He was recognized as the « Best Artist » for 2013/14 at the Victoires de la Musique (MIDEM Prize) , nominated « Docteur Honoris Causa » by the University of Arts in Nis, Serbia and signed an exclusive contract with the label Deutsche Grammophone, with whom he released his latest CD « Paganini
    Fantasy ».

    Also an « Interational Revelation of the Year » at the Victoires de la Musique 2005, and nominated as «Rising Star » , he plays in the most important concert halls : Carnegie Hall in New York, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Philharmonic in Berlin, Megaron in Athens, Salle Pleyel and Théâtre des Champs – Elysées in Paris, Palais des Beaux – Arts in Brussels, Opera city Hall and Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Melbourn Recital Hall, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires etc...

    In 2006, he replaced Maxim Vengerov in the Beethoven concerto, Salle Pleyel, with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France, conducted by Myung-Whun Chung. He then performs with the greatest orchestras in Europe, Asia and America : Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Rio Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Barcelona, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Philharmonic of Ukraine, City Philharmonic Orchestra of Tokyo, Hong-Kong Sinfonietta, Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, Nürnberger Symphoniker, NDR of Hannover, WDR of Köln, Orchestre National de Belgique, Tonhalle Orchestra of Zürich, Orchetsre de la Suisse Romande, RTVE of Madrid, Tenerife Orchestra, Teatro Colon Orquesta of Buenos Aires, RAI of Turin, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London, Orchestra della Toscana, DSO of Berlin, Stuttgart Philharmoniker, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra...

    In 2012, he makes his debut in Melbourne and China, as well as at the Munich Philharmonic with the Orchestra of Radio France conducted by MW Chung, and with the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester. Since his appearance at the Festival de la Chaise-Dieu, Nemanja Radulovic has taken part in the most famous music festivals, like Aix-les-Bains, Flâneries Musicales de Reims, Verbier, Nuits Musicales du Suguet, Colmar, Sisteron, Auver-sur-Oise, Périgord Noir, lViolon sur le Sable in Roayan, Eygalières, Münster, Belrade...

    He gives regular recitals with Marielle Nordmann, Susan Manoff, Laure Favre-Kahn, Dominique Plancade, Anne Gastinel and with his ensembles « The Devil's Trills », and « Double Sens » Nemanja Radulovic won many international prizes, such as : Josef Joachim in Hannover, George Enescu-Bucarest, Antonio Stradivari in Italy, Yehudi Menuhin, Wieniawski-Lipinski in Polland..... His album « The Devil's Trills » , released in 2009 for the label ArtAct- DECCA/Universal ( Kreisler, Sarasate, Schubert, Wieniawski and Tartini ) received many international awards : « Choc » by Classica, « Clé » by Res Musica, Recommended by the Strad, « Supersonic » by Pizzicato... He releases for this label in 2010 a CD dedicated to Beethoven's Sonatas with pianist Susan Manoff, and in the autumn 2011, « The 5 Seasons » ,of which :the 4 Seasons by Vivaldi and a world première piece written by Aleksandar Sedlar, named « Spring in Japan » , with his ensembles « The Devil's Trills » and « Double Sens » . A huge succes hailed by the international critics and confirmed by the public.

     Born in Serbia in 1985, Nemanja Radulovic has begun his musical studies in 1992 and won the Prize of October for music of the City of Belgrade in 1996, then the Special Prize of the Ministry of Education of the Serbian republic « Talent of the year 1997 « . He has taken part in master classes given by Yehudi Menuhin, Salvatore Accardo, and Joshua Epstein ( with whom he studied in 1998 at the Saarlandes Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Saarbrücken), and also Dejan Mihailovic, whose class he joined in 1999 at the Faculty of Arts and Music in Belgrade. At the age of 14, he moved to France and perfected with Patrice Fontanarosa an the Conservatoire Nationale Superieure de Musique et Danse de Paris (CNSMDP ).

    Languages spoken: French, English

     

    Photo credit: Bayram Tarakci

    Laure Favre-Kahn

    Laure Favre-Kahn

    Laure FAVRE-KAHN studied the piano at the Conservatoire in Avignon, before joining Bruno Rigutto's class at the Paris Conservatoire, where she was unanimously awarded a Premier Prix at the age of seventeen.

    At the age of twenty, she made her first recording of works by Schumann, followed a year later by a CD devoted to Chopin, both on the Arion label.

    In January 1999, she performed at the Midem Music Festival in Cannes as one of the ‘Revelations Classiques de l’ADAMI’.

    She makes regular appearances as a soloist or chamber musician in France, in Europe, in USA and in Asia. Her partner of predilection is the violonist Nemanja Radulovic.

    She has taken part in many important festivals: Auvers-sur-Oise, Orange (Chorégies), Bagatelle (Chopin Festival), Antibes (Festival des Jeunes Solistes), Evian (Rencontres Musicales), Reims (Les Flâneries Musicales), Montpellier (Festival de Radio France), Rocamadour (Les Eclectiques), Nohant (Rencontres Internationales Chopin), etc...

    Laure FAVRE-KAHN has guested with various orchestras: Orchestre Symphonique de Nancy, Orchestre Symphonique Français, Ensemble Orchestral de Normandie, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Orchestre Colonne, Orchestre de Bretagne, Ukrainian Philharmonic Orchestra…

    In May 2001, she won the first price I International Pro Piano to New York, and gave a recital to the Carnegie Recital Hall in October 2001. After that, she’s selected as Pro Piano Artist of the Year and recording in 2003 a CD devoted to Reynaldo Hahn, for Pro Piano Records to New York (recognize by New York Times). Since 2003, Laure FAVRE-KAHN has recorded eight discs live for TransArt Live label. Her eleventh CD is released the 7th may 2014 and devoted to Chopin.

    In July 2013 at the Avignon festival, Laure FAVRE-KAHN created the musical show “Chopin... Confidences“, where alone on stage, she pays tribute to the composer, with the voice of Charles Berling.

    In November 2004 she became an Ambassadress to Caméléon, a charity caring for children living in the streets in the Philippines.

    Language spoken: French

    Photo credit: Emmanuel DONNY 

    Melody Louledjian

    Melody Louledjian

    Melody Louledjian will be part in 2017/18 of the Young Ensemble of the Grand Théâtre of Geneva, and will sing the roles of Elsbeth/Fantasio, Arsena/Le Baron Tsigane, Barberine/Le Nozze di Figaro, Barbarina/Le Nozze di Figaro and Lola/Cavaliera Rusticana. She'll also appear in several concerts with the Orchestra of Ile de France in January, at the Opera of Frankfurt with the Ensemble Modern in concert and will sing for the first time the role of Violetta/Traviata at the Teatro Municipal de la Laguna in Spain.

     

    “Melody Louledjian has so much scenic presence as musical refinement” Le Figaro.

    Melody Louledjian began music at a very young age. After a First Prize in Piano and a Voice Masters citation in Lyon and Wien, she began her career at the Grand Theater of Bordeaux in 2009 in Le Balcon of Peter Eotvos, where she sang the role of Carmen, a young prostitute. Acclaimed by the critics, she was to be, from then on, a regular guest of the Grand Theater of Bordeaux.

     

    Other roles follow, and thanks to her solid musical training, she is particularly at ease with the contemporary repertory.

    She has appeared in several international (Acht Brücken Festival in Köhln, Musica in Strasbourg, IRCAM in Paris, März Festival in the Berlin’s Konzerthaus, Alger Festival, Automn’s Festval in Paris, Archipel’s Festival in Genève, Royaumont in Paris…) and she is regulary invited by ensembles such as l'Intercontemporain (Paris), Contrechamps (Genève), l’Instant Donné (Paris, Klangforum (Wien), Tippet (Dublin).

    She has worked with composers such as G.Pesson, S. Gervasoni, Y.Prin, B.Fürrer, and P.Fénelon, in particular, on several original productions. She has performed stage works of Cage, Kurtag, Feldmann, Schöllorn, Aperghis, Stockhausen, Say...

     

    Between 2009 and 2016, she played successively the roles of Girandole/La Cour du Roi Pétaud at the Theaters of Athénée and Reims, La Bergère/La Pastorale at the Theater of the Chatelet, Elvira/L’Italiana in Algeri at the Grand Théater of Bordeaux and the Opera of Vichy, Carmen/Le Balcon, Naïade/Ariadne auf Naxos, Oberto/Alcina, Eurydice/Orphée aux Enfers, Musetta/La Bohème at the Grand Theater of Bordeaux, Woglinde/Rheingold, Waldvogel/Siegfried at the Teatro di Reggio Emilia, la Casa da Musica a Porto, Theater of Luxembourg, Cité de la Musique in Paris, Theater of Reims, Theater of Luxembourg, Le Feu/le Rossignol/L'Enfant et les Sortilèges and the Erste Zofe/Der Zwerg at the Opéra of Paris and the Bayerische Staatsoper, Die Fünfte Mägd./Elektra , Adèle/La Chauve-Souris a the Opera of Nice, Elise/Le Dilettante at the Opera of Avignon, Die Fraulein/Die Gespenstersonate at the Radio Suisse Romande, Ciboulette/Ciboulette at the Opera Comique.

    She recently sang in the role of Gabrielle in La Vie Parisienne at the Theater of Lausanne where she was unanimly acclaimed by the critics.

     

    She equally enjoys the concert repertory and has performed recitals and concerts (Glück’s arias, IXth of Beethoven, Carmina Burana, Gala) in France (Chorégie d’Orange, Opera Comique, Opera of Nancy, Opera of Nice, Auditorium of Lyon, Opera of Saint Etienne, Grand Theater of Bordeaux, Estivales of Labeaume), and abroad (Queen Elisabeth Chapelle in Brussels, Franco-Japonais’s Institut of Kyoto, Estivales of Court in Swissland).

     

    Melody Louledjian regulary gives Master Classes in the High School of Music of Geneva, on contemporary music, free improvisation, career development. She is teacher at the European Opera Academy. During 2017, she will give several master Class at the Conservatory of Toulon and the Jazz Music School of Salon de Provence on vocal technic and modern music. She'll also teaches in the Hight School of Geneva on the thema of the "Image".

    Languages spoken:  French, Italian, Spanish, English, German.

     

    Photo credit: Lionel Monnier

    Camille Thomas

    Camille Thomas

    « A new star of the cello is discovered « Jens Rasmussen, DR Radio Denmark 2014

    Nominated as Newcomer of the year 2014 by the French-Grammys « Les Victoires de la Musique », the Franco- Belgian cellist Camille Thomas was chosen by Musiq'3 - RTBF to represent Belgium at the European Broadcasting Union Competition, where she was awarded the 1st price and named “New Talent of the Year 2014”.

    She has won numerous prizes at national and international competitions, including the Seventh Antonio Janigro International Competition in Croatia, the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Strings Competition, the Edmont Baert Competition and the Léopold Bellan Competition.

    After her debut album « A Century of Russian Colors » (label Outhere) in 2013 and a second recording « Réminiscences » (on La Dolce Volta) released in 2016 and awarded with a CHOC Classica, she signed as an exclusive artist with Deutsche Grammophon international, which is a premiere both as a Belgian artist and for a female cellist on this prestigious label.

    The season 2017/18 includes the release of her first album (Saint Saëns/Offenbach) for Deutsche Grammophon with the Orchestre de Lille conducted by Alexandre Bloch. She will play the world premiere of Fazil Say's cello concerto, a piece he is writing especially for her, on April 2018 at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées with the Orchestre de chambre de Paris conducted by Douglas Boyd.

    Camille Thomas is a regular guest at leading venues such as Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, la Seine Musicale, Salle Gaveau, Elbphilharmonie, Berlin Konzerthaus, Herkulessaal in Munich, Victoria Hall in Geneva, the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, or the Jerusalem Music Center.

    She appears as a soloist with orchestras such as the Bremer Kammerorchester, Staatsorchester Hamburg, Simphonia Varsovia, Orchestre Philarmonique de Baden Baden, Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestre National de Bordeaux, Bremer Kammerorchester, Orchestre Philharmonique Slovaque, Orchestre de la Radio Slovaque, Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne, Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège etc under the baton of conductors such as Paavo Jarvi, Alondra de la Parra, Theodor Guschlbauer, Darrell Ang, Faycal Karoui, Pavel Baleff, Kriistina Poska or Debora Waldman...

    She plays a magnificent instrument by Ferdinand Gagliano (Napoli, 1788), the «Château Pape-Clément«, on a generous loan from Bernard Magrez.

    Language spoken: French

     

    Photo credit: Dan Carabas / Deutsch Grammophon

    Kevin Amiel

    Kevin Amiel

    Former member of the Paris National Opera’s Atelier Lyrique, an ADEMI classic music revelation in 2011 and winner of the AROP prize in 2013, Kévin Amiel is one of the most talented young tenors of his generation. His 2017 /2018 season has seen him tackle again the role of Flavio (Norma) with the Rouen Opera, then the Muscat Opera (Sultanate of Oman), Normanno (Lucia di Lammermoor) with the Ile de France National Orchestra at the Champs Elysées Theatre, and have his first crack at the title role in Contes d'Hoffmann in an adapted version for the Dijon Opera. He also performed the title role in Siegfried, ou qui deviendra le seigneur de l'Anneau (“Siegfried, or who will become the Lord of the Rings”), for the Saint-Etienne Opera, and audiences at Marseille’s Odéon Theatre saw him singing Griolet (La Fille du tambour-major).

    Still in its early stages, his career has seen him sing Pâris (La Belle Hélène) at Marseille’s Odéon Theatre, Flavio (Norma) with the Saint Etienne Opera, Malcolm (Macbeth) at the Grand Avignon Opera, Gherardo (Gianni Schicchi) and the Commendatore (La Nuit d'un neurasthénique) at the National Montpellier Opera, the Young Man (The Saint of Bleecker Street) and the Gravedigger (Hamlet) at the Marseille Opera, the Reporter (L'Hirondelle inattendue by Simon Laks), La Théière, Le Petit Vieillard, La Rainette and L’Arithmétique (L'Enfant et les Sortilèges) and Vanderprout, the Bourgmeister (Geneviève de Brabant) at the National Marseille Opera, Gian Gianni (Milo e Maya by Matteo Franceschini) at the Rouen Opera, Max (Fantasio) at the Opéra Comique theatre in Paris, and Gaston (La Traviata) at the Toulon Opera.

    Languages spoken : French, English, Italian

     

    Photo credit : Grégoire Camuzet

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