Anne-Sofie Le Rol was born in Paris in 1990. She took up the violin at age of four and entered the CNR of Paris in 2000 where she obtained unanimously the First Prize. Master graduated from the Paris Conservatory (CNSM), following the violin class of Régis Paquier and Philippe Aïche, she enriched her musicality in many masterclasses with prestigious artists as Salvatore Accardo, Claire Désert, Bruno Pasquier, Marc Coppey, David Walter and Vladimir Mendelssohn for chamber music. She also spent a year studying at the Paris-Sorbonne University where she was gratuated of Musicology License. Anne-Sophie won many national distinctions and international awards and she's invited to perform as soloist with the Lebanon National Symphony Orchestra, the Caen Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra in Bourgogne, … . She has given numerous recitals in music festivals and concerts seasons including the spring recitals at Saint-Jean-de-Luz, invited at the Epau Festival, the Suquet Festival in Cannes, the Nîmes Festival, the Easter Festival of Deauville, She is also the guest of several influential radio’s broadcasts.
Since December 2010, she joined "The Dissonances" founded by David Grimal and enjoyed her passion for chamber music with some of the world's most renowned artists as Laurent Korcia, François Salque, Xavier Philipps, David Gaillard, Vahan Mardirossian, … .
At only 21 years old, she's violinist at Orchestre de Paris and plays all over the world in the most beautiful halls in Paris at Salle Pleyel, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Cité de la Musique, in Japan at Suntory Hall of Tokyo, in Estonia, South Corea and China ; and with the most prestigious conductors as Lorin Maazel, Christoph Eschenbach, Paavo Järvi, Daniel Baremboim, Riccardo Chailly, Pierre Boulez, Guennadi Rozhdestvensky, … .
Anne-Sophie enjoys her collaborations with IRCAM, ensemble 2e2m and composers : she's invited to create several works and records as Antiennes oubliées by Thierry Escaich.
Anne-Sophie LE ROL plays a violin by Nicolo Gagliano (1763)
Born in Caen in 1968, Eric Tanguy has become one of the most widely performed and broadcast French composers of our days.
Eric Tanguy has been distinguished with numerous awards and prizes along the years. In November 2012, he has received the “Grand prix de la SACEM”, the highest distinction for achievements throughout a career, and in April 2014 the Composers’ “Grand prix des Lycéens” awarded by high school students from all across France. He was twice declared “Composer of the Year” at the Victoires de la musique classique (in 2004 and 2008).
He was also the recipient of the Stipendienpreis in Darmstadt (1988), the “Villa Medicis hors les murs” prize (1989), the Prize of the French-German Cultural Council (1991), the Villa Medicis Competition (1992), the Kranichstein Musikpreis in Darmstadt (1992), the André-Caplet Prize of the Institut de France (1995) and the Hervé-Dugardin Prize of the SACEM (1997).
His output comprises more than hundred works to this day, ranging from solo pieces to concertos, vocal pieces and symphonic works. They have been included into the repertoire of major performers of our time.
In 2001, Mstislav Rostropovitch commissioned and premiered Tanguy’s Second Cello Concerto at the Flâneries Musicales in Reims, following which he performed it again in Boston and at Carnegie Hall with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Seiji Ozawa.
Just a few years later, in 2007, Anne Gastinel premiered (again at the Flâneries Musicales in Reims) In Terra Pace, an homage to Mstislav Rostropovitch, with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France conducted by Michel Plasson.
Suzana Bartal is one of the upcoming piano talents of the young generation. Recent performances have taken her to prestigious venues such as the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn, Salle Pleyel and Radio France in Paris, Merkin Hall in New York as well as Milton Court in London. Her appearances have been captured by France Musique. Other highlights of the past months include a Germany tour with violist Mariko Hara as part of the series “Best of NRW”. Their duo has been hailed as “brilliant, facettenreich und virtuos” and was recorded by the West Deutscher Rundfunk. Suzana's playing has been described as having a “pearly touch and of absolute precision” by the Bonner Anzeiger.
In January 2015, Suzana made her triumphal debut with the Orchestre Avignon-Province in the Grieg Concerto under the baton of Wolfgang Doerner, as she stepped in very last minute for pianist Marie-Josèphe Jude. Her performance has received critical acclaim: "As soon as she lays her hands on the keyboard, the artist sets up a strongly marked personality. Her touch is sure, she shows perfect technique and plays with absolute simplicity pages of great complexity. Her sound is powerful and luminous (...)" - Le Marseillais.
Suzana Bartal has become the winner of the New York Concert Artists Concerto Competition in 2013 and has made her NYC debut with orchestra in the past season. She was also the winner of the 2012 Woolsey Concerto Competition allowing her to perform under the baton of Peter Oundjian. Previously, she has become a finalist of the Campillos International Piano Competition in Spain (2010), the winner of the Agropoli “Le Muse” Competition in Italy (2007) as well as of the Concours International d’Ile de France (2006). She has been selected to play on an Italy tour of the Slovakian orchestra Kysucka.
A recipient of the prestigious scholarship from the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe, Suzana has also been supported by the Fondation Nadia et Lili Boulanger, the ADAMI and the Williamson Foundation.
Suzana’s wide range of repertoire reaches from solo works and concertos to chamber music works, all of which she actively and passionately performs. She has given concerts all around the world: in Germany, Holland, Italy, Hungary, UK, Belgium, France and Romania as well as the US and China. Her performances have been captured by French, German, Hungarian and Romanian radio and television channels. Outstanding events of the past seasons have included a solo recital at the Musée d’Orsay on the 100th anniversary of Olivier Messiaen’s birth (2008), as well as a recital as part of the “Génération Jeunes Talents” at Radio France (2010 and 2015).
Suzana is also an enthusiastic advocate of contemporary music and has worked with some of the most significant composers of our day, such as Thomas Adès and Eric Tanguy. In June 2015 she performed the world premiere of Tanguy’s song “Cercle” for soprano and piano with Armelle Khourdoian at Radio France.
Extramely active as a chamber musician, Suzana has performed with violinists Alexandra Soumm and Guillaume Sutre, cellist Yan Levionnois, clarinetist Pierre Genisson and musicians from the Philharmonique de Radio France orchestra (David Haroutunian and Pauline Bartissol) and the Orchestre de Paris (Anne-Sophie Le Rol and Eric Picard), among others.
Born in 1986 in Timişoara (Romania) into a Hungarian family, pianist Suzana Bartal started her musical education in her hometown. Only three years later she became a winner of national and international competitions and gave her first solo recital at the age of 12 and had her first concerto apparition at the age of 13. In 2005 she decided to move to France where she studied with Denis Pascal, Pierre Pontier and Florent Boffard in Paris and in Lyon at the CNSMD. Between 2011 and 2014, Suzana has perfected her skills at the Yale School of Music under the guidance of Peter Frankl. She is currently a candidate for a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Yale and has received the Harriet Gibbs Memorial Prize for excellency in studies from Yale. In 2013 – 2014 Suzana has been at Teaching Fellow at the Yale College.
Many distinguished artists have influenced Suzana’s musical and artistic development, such as: András Schiff, Leon Fleisher, Paul Lewis, Menahem Pressler, Jean-Claude Pennetier or Matti Raekallio, as well as the Ysaÿe Quartet, the Tokyo String Quartet or the Emerson Quartet. She has been invited to take part in the very selective International Musician’s Seminar in Prussia Cove (UK).