From Lisbon to Barcelona: Musical Portugal & Spain
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- A musical cruise in partnership with RADIO CLASSIQUE, with the exceptional presence on board of Alain Duault and of artists.
- A cruise to discover the landscapes, architecture and history of Spain and Portugal.
- Numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Antoni Gaudí's creations, the Palau de la Música Catalana concert hall and the Hospital of the Holy Cross and St Paul in Barcelona; the Llotja de la Seda in Valencia; the Alhambra of Granada from Malaga; the tower of Belem and the monastery of Jeronimos in Lisbon (embarkation port).
- Discover the Balearic Islands including Palma de Mallorca, their capital.
- Opportunity of a private tour by night at the Alhambra in Granada (prereservation and prepayment mandatory, limited availibilities).
- The Andalusian city of Cadiz, one of the oldest cities in the Western Mediterranean.
- Staterooms & Suites
- LE LYRIAL
- Port of call & excursions
- Musical cruise with Radio Classique
- Guest(s) Lecturer(s)
- Pre/Post & Overlands
Staterooms & Suites
Superior Stateroom €3,430 Available Deluxe Stateroom €3,710 Available Prestige Deck 4 €4,150 Available Prestige Deck 5 €4,350 Available Prestige Deck 6 €5,620 Not Available Deluxe Suite €6,350 Available Prestige Deck 5 Suite €8,630 Available Privilège Suite €9,050 Available Grand Deluxe Suite €12,920 Not Available Grand Privilege Suite €16,500 Not Available Owner's Suite €16,670 Available
Fourth ship in this superb series loyal to the PONANT spirit, Le Lyrial like her sisterships embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing which is PONANT’s signature. The elegance of her exterior and interior lines and her intimate size (only 122 staterooms and suites) make this a rare and innovative yacht on the cruise market.
We have been inspired by the destinations we visit and decided to create a subtle variation around a palette of blues. Ranging from the luminous delicate grey-blue of the Polar ice to splashes of the vivid turquoise blue found in Mediterranean coves, it also includes the blue light of the future pole star.
Port of call & excursions
LisbonEmbarkation 07/10/2019 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 07/10/2019 at 18H00 .
Portugal’s capital city located on the banks of the Tagus, only a few kilometres from the Atlantic coast, is a city of exceptionally rich cultural diversity. At the mouth of the river harbour, impose two UNESCO World Heritage monuments, Jeronimos monastery and Belem tower. Sample the local delicacies such as the pasteis de nata—delicious creamy bakery flans. On the Alfama hillside, as you explore the Moorish streets, you may well hear sounds of fado drifting from the bars. Along Chiado’s elegant streets, big fashion labels will entice in you for a bit of luxury shopping.
8 October 2019 – At seaArrival 08/10/2019. Departure 08/10/2019.
During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observer marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.
9 October 2019 – CadizArrival 09/10/2019 early morning. Departure 09/10/2019 early evening.
Andalusia’s Cadiz is located on the Costa de la Luz, in the south-west of Spain. From the beaches of Cortadura, to the flamenco bars of Santa Maria, through the colourful streets of la Viña, you will be amazed by this city, which is both steeped in history and extremely festive. In the medieval El Pópulo district, you will stroll along covered passages in the narrow gaps between houses. You will also be able to mosey around the lush Mina square. The star of the show is the magnificent cathedral and its dome crowned with yellow porcelain, presiding above the Ocean.
10 October 2019 – MálagaArrival 10/10/2019 early morning. Departure 10/10/2019 midday.
A historical and festive town, Malaga is located in Andalusia, on the Costa del Sol. Between the marina and the beaches, you can stroll at your leisure along the seaside promenade of la Farola. Look out for the Malahgueta bullring, set slightly further back. From the hill overlooking the old town, you’ll see Gibralfaro castle and the Alcazaba, two fortified ensembles rising out from the cypresses and maritime pines. To visit Pablo Picasso’s birthplace, first make for the courtly plaza de la Merced. A few streets back from here, you can explore the museum dedicated to the artist, in the Buenavista palace.
10 October 2019 – MotrilArrival 10/10/2019 late afternoon. Departure 10/10/2019 early evening.
On the shores of the Mediterranean, Motril enjoys a special place on the Costa Tropical. Sheltered from the cold northerly winds thanks to the mountains that surround this Andalusian city, the city benefits from an ideal micro-climate.
11 October 2019 – AlteaArrival 11/10/2019 midday. Departure 11/10/2019 early evening.
Altea is a delightful small town on the Costa Blanca, to the north of Alicante. Its typically Spanish charm - narrow cobbled streets lined with whitewashed homes, decorated with flowering bougainvillea and prickly pear - attracts artists and photographers. Take the time to stroll around the old town, bathed in the intense light of the Mediterranean, and admire the views from the little squares over the intense azure sea. This is the same blue we find on the glazed tiles of the unusual domes of the Notre-Dame de la Consolation church, the main monument in the town, which has become its symbol. It is worth spending some time admiring its baroque decoration and ceramic details.
12 October 2019 – Palma de Mallorca, Balearic IslandsArrival 12/10/2019 early morning. Departure 12/10/2019 late afternoon.
Palma de Mallorca will reveal its many treasures: idyllic coves, majestic limestone cliffs that plunge into the clear sapphire- and turquoise-coloured waters of the Mediterranean, and vast plains planted with almond trees, olive trees and vineyards. When your ship calls at the capital of the Balearic Islands, take a walk to discover its emblematic monuments, such as its famous cathedral, and amble through its old streets. Here, like a painting, the island’s historical heritage forms a backdrop to the lively and warm cosmopolitan atmosphere of the Mediterranean.
13 October 2019 – ValenciaArrival 13/10/2019 early morning. Departure 13/10/2019 late afternoon.
Valencia - the city of Art and Sciences. Two hearts beat in this Spanish city: one is modern, avantgarde and almost futuristic; the other is more provincial, more traditional and nostalgic. Valencia has the temperament of a great Mediterranean city whose wide avenues form a border around the old town. The city has an abundance of architectural styles that coexist harmoniously, but above all it resolutely embraces the 21st Century with the futuristic structures of its Agora congress centre and City of Arts and Sciences, emerging from a crystal blue pool.
BarcelonaDisembarkation 14/10/2019 at 07H00 .
Located on the seashore between the mountains of Montjuïc and Tibidabo, Barcelona offers its many visitors a perfect blend of tradition and modernism. Truly an open-air museum, the “prodigious town” reveals an astonishing range of artistic treasures and museums, combining Roman ruins, medieval districts and a number of avant-garde elements from the 20th Century. Over the years, it has been marked by some of the greatest artists, such as Picasso, Miró or Gaudí, most of whose work has been listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Take the time to stroll along the Ramblas and enjoy the gentle, typically Mediterranean lifestyle of the capital of Catalonia.
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Musical cruise with Radio Classique
Musical cruise with Radio Classique
Fado, opera and guitar… an explosion of Iberian colours takes you down a beautiful road, one that resonates not only with Portuguese and Spanish melodies but music by those who were inspired by Spain, from Mozart to Verdi, Bizet to Massenet and not forgetting South American cousins, Villa-Lobos and Ginastera. Bringing this vibrant, expressive music to life will be the magnificent Portuguese soprano, Raquel Camarinha, together with the great Argentine pianist Marcela Roggeri, renowned guitarist Emmanuel Rossfelder, Russian violinist Liana Gourdjia, pianist Yoan Moreau and passionate cellist Ophélie Gaillard.
An Iberian journey full of heat and colour!
(6 concerts: 1 Fado, folksongs / 1 opera (Mozart, Bellini, Bizet, Donizetti, Handel, Puccini, Verdi, Rossini, Weber) / 1 guitar / 1 piano / 1 chamber music (Falla, Albeniz, Granados, etc.) / 1 encore concert)
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.
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 . 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 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 Editeur, 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
Her “technical fluency is unimpeachable. Her intonation … is impeccable. She plays with a ripe, absolutely luscious tone. Her use of vibrato is circumspect and period- appropriate. She is scrupulous about observing repeats and her use of ornamentation is elegant and understated. The fluidity and unself-conscious physicality of Gaillard's playing keeps the listener aware that, except for the preludes, this is sunny, dance-based music.” So wrote the critic Stephen Eddins (Allmusic) of her recent Bach recording (2011), while back in 2007 The Times hailed her “wizard fingering, big lyrical heart and kaleidoscope of colours”.
An insatiable curiosity, a taste for risk, an immoderate appetite for the whole of the concertante cello repertoire, complete disregard of limits and petty quarrels: these are no doubt the features that have always set this brilliant Franco-Swiss musician apart.
Voted ‘Revelation: Solo Instrumentalist of the Year’ at the Victoires de la Musique Classique in 2003, she has since appeared in recital at many prestigious venues.
Ophélie Gaillard is a child of Baroque. In her studies she specialised from a very early age in the early and classical cellos and was soon sharing the stage with Christophe Rousset, Emmanuelle Haïm and Amaryllis, before founding in 2005 Pulcinella, a ‘collective’ of virtuoso soloists with a passion for performance on period instruments. The recordings devoted to Vivaldi (Cello Sonatas and Concertos), Boccherini (Cello Concertos) and Bach (Arias and Cantatas with violoncello piccolo) reaped excellent ratings and several awards.
In 1998 she was the winner of the Leipzig Bach Competition, then in 2000 she recorded Bach’s complete Cello Suites for the Ambroisie label to great critical acclaim. She renewed that exploit in 2011, this time for the Aparté label, and received maximum ratings from Diapason, Strad Magazine, etc.
Ophélie Gaillard also performs modern and contemporary works. She has made successful recordings of Britten’s complete Cello Suites and Piano Sonatas with Vanessa Wagner and of Pierre Bartholomée’s Oraison for solo cello.
The Romantic repertoire is not neglected: she has successfully recorded the complete cello works of Schumann, Fauré, Chopin and Brahms.
She appears as a soloist with the Orchestre de Cannes-Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur, the Polish Radio Orchestra (under Gabriel Chmura), the Orchestre de Picardie (Edmon Colomer), the European Camerata, the Franz Liszt Orchestra of Budapest, the New Japan Philarmonic under the baton of Werner Andreas Alpert, the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre de Chambre de Toulouse, the Romanian Radio Orchestra.
Greatly in demand as a teacher, she gives master-classes in Asia and in Latin and Central America. In 2010 she was a member of the jury for the ARD International Music Competition in Munich.
Her solo album Dreams, made with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London, proved to be a great public success.
She is heard regularly on radio (France Musique, France Culture, France Inter, Radio Classique, Espace 2, BBC Radio 3) and often appears on television (France 2, Mezzo, Arte).
Ophélie Gaillard plays a cello by Francesco Goffriller (1737), generously loaned to her by CIC, and also a Flemish violoncello piccolo (anonymous).
She has just been appointed Professor at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Geneva.
Language spoken: french
Photo credit: Caroline Doutre
With such a charismatic presence and such elegant playing, Rossfelder has an excellent chance of becoming an International Star." CLASSICA, October 2005
Emmanuel Rossfelder began studying guitar at the age of five. When he turned fourteen he won the Gold Medal at the Conservatoire of Aix-en-Provence. He was one of the lucky few to be chosen to study with Alexandre Lagoya at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique, in Paris.
He participated in numerous international competitions and won prizes such as: "Masters of the Guitar" in Paris, the Pierre Salvi Award, given by the French Minister of Culture, the Stotsenberg prize (USA), the Walcourt (Belgium), the Benicasim (Spain), and the Vina del Mar (Chile) prizes. Emmanuel’s real passion has always been gaining proximity with his audiences and providing listeners with the opportunity to discover the range and capacity of the guitar.
In the course of his career he has performed at the Avignon, Vichy, and Strasbourg Opera Halls, and at the famous Gaveau and Cortot concert halls in Paris. He has been invited to the festivals of Auvers-sur-Oise, La Chaise-Dieu, Le Vézère, Sully-sur-Loire and Reims, as well as the Berlioz and Young Soloists festivals. He has given concerts in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles.
Emmanuel has been accompanied by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio-France, the Cannes, Nice, Auvergne, and Perrugia orchestras, la Scala di Milano, the Landmarks Orchestra of Boston, and the Baltic Chamber Orchestra.
Recognized as a rising star of concert performance, Emmanuel has received prizes from the Natexis foundation, « Discovery » Classica, and « Classical révélations » AWARDED by Adami. In 2004 he won the prestigious « Instrumental Soloist of the Year » prize.
Emmanuel Rossfelder has recorded 8 CDs, exploring his instrument’s repertoire and various original transcriptions. His latest recording « Virtuoso », is devoted to highly virtuoso works for solo guitar as well as bold works by Paganini…
Language spoken: French
Photo Credit : Xavibes
The Portuguese soprano Raquel Camarinha was born in Braga in 1986. She began her vocal studies in 2000, having completed the Secondary Singing Course in 2004. In 2009, she completed the Undergraduate Course in Music at the University of Aveiro and completed in 2011 her Masters Degree at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Paris, in the class of Chantal Mathias, obtaining in 2013 two postgraduate Artist Diplomas in both Singing and Contemporary Repertoire, at the CNSMDP.
Winner of several national and international awards, she won in 2011 the 1st prize at the Luísa Todi National Singing Competition in Portugal, as well as the Best Female Interpreter Award at the Armel Opera Competition, in Hungary. With pianist Satoshi Kubo, she won the Prix Duo at the VI Concours International Chant-Piano Nadia et Lili Boulanger.
Her repertoire embraces works from the Baroque to the contemporary. In opera, Raquel Camarinha has interpreted Eurilla (Haydn’s Orlando Paladino, at Théâtre du Châtelet), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Zerlina (D. Giovanni), Eurydice (Orphée aux Enfers), among others. She has performed as a soloist in oratorio works such as Bach’s Matthäuspassion, Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten and Die Schöpfung, Mahler’s 4th Symphonie, Berlioz’s L’enfance du Christ, Orff’s Carmina Burana and Pärt’s Stabat Mater. She also develops great interest in new repertoire and has premiered several works, among which two operas by Luís Tinoco. Evil Machines (2008) and Paint Me (2010).
Languages spoken : French, Portuguese
Photo credit: Paul Montag
Violinist Liana Gourdjia has been acclaimed for her “astonishingly pure tone, artistry and bewitching lyricism.”
Liana was introduced to the violin by her grandmother, a violinist of a “Mosfilm” orchestra, at the age of four. Her first debut as a soloist with an orchestra was at the age of nine. At the age of six, Liana appeared on Moscow television as a rising star and has since performed concertos with orchestras and recitals with her mother, a collaborative pianist at the Moscow State Conservatory, in many prestigious venues throughout Russia including the Great Hall and the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, and the Philharmonic Hall in Saint-Petersburg.
As a laureate of the prestigious New Names foundation in Moscow and a fellow of the Spivakov foundation, she performed in the Vatican for Pope Jean Paul II, released a CD with the Melodia label for the performances at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and was invited as a young my talent to The International Colmar Festival. Liana Gourdjia became a laureate of the Tchaikovsky International Competition for Young Artists in Sendai in Japan at the age of fourteen and subsequently appeared numerous times on television and radio programs dedicated to presenting young stars in Russia and Europe.
Winner of the Sion-Valais International Competition, Liana has also won prizes at the Michael Hill, Corpus Christi, Hudson Valley and Kingsville International Competitions. She has soloed with orchestras of Lille, SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg, Moscow Philharmonic, Zagreb Soloists, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Lithuanian National Symphony, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, the Ashville Symphony, City Music Cleveland, the Cleveland Chamber, and the orchestras of Indiana University and the Cleveland Institute of Music under François- Xavier Roth, Andrew Grams, Daniel Hege, Paul Haas, James Gaffigan, Shlomo Mintz, Carl Topilow, Thomas Hinds, David Effron, Steven Smith, and Sergei Stadler.
As an active chamber musician, Ms. Gourdjia has collaborated with such artists as Jaime Laredo, Lawrence Power, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Marc Coppey, David Soyer, Antonio Meneses, Giovanni Belucci, François-Frederic Guy, Alexander Melnikov, Peter Laul, and members of Talich, Vogler, Juilliard, Guarneri and Tokyo String Quartets among many other musicians. Liana is a founding member of the Gourdjia- Coppey- Laul piano trio. The trio has been invited the perform in many prestigious venues including the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the West Cork festival, to name but a few. Liana has performed at festivals including the Printemps des Arts in Monte Carlo, Musique de Chambre de Lyon, the 92/Y in New York, Les Musicales de Compesieres in Geneva, Les Musicales de Colmar, and is a laureate of Juventus festival in France. She was awarded a three year fellowship at The Marlboro Music festival, where she had a chance to collaborate with Mitsuko Uchida, Leon Fleisher, Km Kashkashian...
A proponent of contemporary music, she has frequently premiered works, commissioned by her from prominent and upcoming composers. She is a member of the Paris based Ensemble Variances under direction of Thierry Pécou and served as a concertmaster of the New Music Ensemble at Indiana University under direction of David Dzubay.
Liana Gourdjia was awarded the 2009-2011 residency with the Montgomery Symphony in US, where she served as a soloist, concertmaster and recitalist. The Montgomery Symphony had proudly supported Liana's debut CD with pianist Efi Hackmey.
Liana began her studies at the famous Central Music School at the Moscow State Conservatory with renowned professors Iryna Bochkova and Maya Glezarova. Upon graduating, she moved to the U.S. to continue her studies with David and Linda Cerone at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees. Liana received an Artist Diploma from the Jacob’s School of Music at Indiana University, Bloomington, studying with Jaime Laredo. At The Indiana University she was the first recipient of the prestigious Jacob’s scholarship, and was subsequently awarded the Performance Certificate in recognition for outstanding performances at her degree recitals. Liana benefited from master classes with Menahem Pressler, Janos Starker, Gil Shaham, Alex Kerr, Pamela Frank, Arnold Steinhardt, Gabor Takacs and the Orion String Quartet. An avid reader, she is fluent in Russian, French and English. Liana now lives in Paris, pursuing a career as a soloist and a chamber musician.
Languages spoken: French, English, Russian
Photo credit: Adrien Hippolyte
The pianist Yoan Hereau is not a mere accompanist, but rather a real partner gliding with grace from one musical style to another.”
After full piano studies at the Conservatoires of Nantes, Boulogne-Billancourt and Lille, Yoan Héreau undertakes three Masters diplomas in Vocal Accompaniment, Vocal Coaching and Chamber Music at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris.
He performs regularly as a soloist (Concerto n°2 de Chopin, Concerto en Ré m de Bach, Concerto n°20 en Ré m de Mozart, Concerto pour deux pianos de Poulenc), and as a chamber musician. He is particularly appraised as a recital partner for singers.
His versatility as a pianist leads him to collaborate with conductors such as Philippe Jordan, Marc Minkowski, Daniel Harding or Philippe Herreweghe in France (Opéra de Paris, Cité de la Musique, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Théâtre du Châtelet) and abroad (Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, China).
He develops a keen interest in contemporary music, and participates actively in several opera premieres: Aliados by Sebastian Rivas, La Passion de Simone by Kaija Saariaho (chamber version), Thanks to my eyes by Oscar Bianchi, Giordano Bruno de Francesco Filidei.
He is currently assistant teacher for German repertoire class at the CNSMDP.
Languages spoken : French, English
Photo credit : Paul Montag
Voted « International Revelation : Solo Instrumentalist of the Year » at the French Classical Music Awards (Victoires de la Musique) in 2006, the argentinian pianist Marcela Roggeri has all the qualities of the great argentine piano tradition, as well as the zest we associate with South American artists. Born in Buenos Aires, she studied first of all with Ana Gelber, then was coached by Bruno Leonardo Gelber, who became her mentor and with whom she gives her very first concert at the Colón Theatre in Buenos Aires conducted by Pedro Ignacio Calderon.
To move to Paris to perfect her playing and starts giving recitals and concerts under fine conductors, such as Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, James Judd, Kasper de Roo, George Pehlivanian, Kyung Soo Wong, Mario Benzecri, Simon Blech, Pedro I. Calderon, Petr Altrichter, Philippe Bender, Andres Orozco,Emmanuel Leducq-Barome, Kasper de Roo, Carlos Giraudo and Juan Carlos Zorzi.
Marcela Roggeri makes solo appearances with the Philharmonic and Symphonic Orchestras of Buenos Aires, Dortmund Philarmonic,the Florida Philarmonic, Orquestre National de Montpellier Languedoc-Rousillon, the Bohemian Pardubice Chamber Philharmonic, the Orquestre de Cannes-Provence-Alpes Cote d’Azur,the European Camerata, the Baltic Camerata.
In 2000 Marcela Roggeri gave a memorable concert with the Brazilian pianist Marcelo Bratke at the Wigmore Hall in London for the release of their CD dedicated to the complete works for two pianos by Aaron Copland : « The Open Prairie ». The critics were unanimous in their acclaim. The Independent described the concert as uniquely exciting ... the pianists only looked at each other when they started a piece because they felt the music together.
And the Royal Academy Magazine added: ‘the pianists performed a spirited programme of music that almost had us dancing in the aisles of the Wigmore Hall... Marcela Roggeri continues to work with Marcelo Bratke giving several performances combining two pianos and percussion with Meninos do Morumbi and Charanga two bands of musicians drawn from the favelas of Brazil. The concerts were an extraordinary success wherever they performed, from the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London to the concert halls of France, Brazil and Argentina.
This project also show Marcela Roggeri’s personal commitment to charity work and she often
gives concerts and masterclasses in aid of charity organisations fighting against poverty.
She enjoys playing with other artists such as violinist Pablo Saravi,cellist Ophélie Gaillard, soprano Katarina Jovanovic, soprano Magali Léger, violinist Marina Chiche and clarinetist Florent Héau.
Her first recording is by Copland for two pianos with brazilian pianist Marcelo Bratke.
Her recordings «Pièces pour piano» d’Erik Satie, Domenico Scarlatti « Piano Sonatas », and the « Complete Works for piano solo » by Sofia Gubaidulina, all with the label Transart Live, have been highly acclaimed by the international press. Recent recordings include works by argentinian composers Astor Piazzolla with Magali Léger and Carlos Guastavino with Florent Héau. She also recorded a CD dedicated to Spanish composer Padre Antonio Soler.
Critics are unanimous to greet « the most french of argentinian pianists » as she is now nicknamed. The Magazine Classique News and Le Monde de la Musique stress her « pianistic qualities » Marcela likes to combine different disciplines: she works with indian dancer Ash Mukherjee and shows to the public not only the music but also the texts of Erik Satie with the programme « L’Univers d’Erik Satie », together with François Castang. In Latin America she creates the concert « Satie y los Otros » with actors China Zorrilla and Jean-Pierre Noher and
with actress Elena Tasisto the show « Vivir en el Fuego »with poems by Marina Tsvetaeva and music by Sofia Gubaidulina.
Marcela lives in London. She plays regularly in recital, with orchestra or in chamber music. Her extensive repertoire spans from Scarlatti to Gubaidulina, from Soler to Copland, without forgetting the composers from her Latin American roots: Villa-Lobos, Ginastera,
Guastavino and Piazzolla.
Languages spoken: French, English, Spanish
Photo credit: Jean Baptiste MILLOT
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