April Musethica Mastering Performance Program in Zaragoza, Spain, 15.04.2016-23.04.2016

In April 2016 Musethica keeps working on the education of musicians all around the world through its initiative Musethica Mastering Performance Program in Spain. This month we have two promising French quartets sharing protagonism: Akilone and Hanson quartet.

Akilone Quartet is a string quartet founded in 2011 at the CNSM of Paris.

Inspired from the Italian word “aquilone” (the kite), its name recalls a bridge between sky and earth, a shared pleasure, and a beautiful imaginary and colorful flight. It symbolizes also a desire to create a connection between the different arts and artists.

Akilone quartet is formed by four young artists of very different personalities, they are Emeline Conce (violin), Elise De-Bendelac (violin), Louise Desjardins (viola) and Lucie Mercat (cello).

Photo noir et blanc Akilone (2)The quartet is regularly invited in several festivals, events the quartet uses to present some of their own creative and live shows and projects. Coming from that is the show Aventures Surréalistes, created in April 2014, uniting the theater and the graphic arts around the quartet, who evolves alone on stage with the narrator.

They are lucky to be able to take advices from well-known musicians, such as Hatto Beyerle, Johannes Meissl, Miguel Da Silva or the Ebène and Debussy Quartets. The Akilone quartet is member of the European Chamber Music Academy since 2013.

Program: Beethoven op 59 n°2

 

 

CR9P1253 (2)The young Hanson Quartet is one of the most promising quartets of France. It is formed by the musicians Anton Hanson (violin), Jules Dussap (violin), Gabrielle Lafait (viola) and Simon Dechambre (cello). Thanks to its noteworthy and exceptional stage presence, Quatuor Hanson won the 3rd Prize and Audience Prize at the 11th International Competition for String Quartet in Lyon in April 2015. The quartet was also awarded a scholarship (Bourse de l’Académie des Beaux Arts) at the 2014 edition of the European music ensemble competition run by FNAPEC.

Since 2015, the four musicians have been in residence at the Fondation Singer-Polignac. Having now graduated from the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris, this French string quartet receives regular coaching from Hatto Beyerle, Johannes Meissl, and the Ebène Quartet.

Hanson quartet’s members invest a great deal of effort into researching and understanding the musical language. And thanks to their perfect knowledge of the musical repertoire that historically underpins the string quartet genre, especially that of Joseph Haydn, Quatuor Hanson have come to strongly identity with a type of discourse where intelligence and a touch of humour flavour the delicacy and the sensitivity of its interpretation.

The ensemble has performed in most large halls in France, including the Auditorium de la Maison de la Radio in Paris, the Opéra de Lyon, Salle Cortot, and Cité de la Musique, and is regularly invited to play throughout Europe (Germany, Norway, England, Austria, Italy, Switzerland).

Program: Beethoven op 59 n°1

Public concerts

23.04.2016: 19:30, Auditorium, room Luis Galve, Zaragoza price entry €4,5. Ticket sales at the bookstore of the Auditorium (from 11 to 14 hours and from 17 to 21 hours), www.entradas.ibercaja.es and Ibercaja cashmachines.

 

If you cannot come but you want to collaborate, participate with your donation in the zero row: La Caixa ES12 2100 8964 5622 0035 7973

Social Concerts

  • 22.04.2016
    Akilone Quartet
    Fundación Rey Ardid, Zaragoza
    Centro de Media Estancia Rey Ardid, Zaragoza
  • 21.04.2016
    Akilone Quartet
    Colegio La Purísima, Zaragoza
    CEE Rincón de Goya, Zaragoza
    Hanson Quartet
    CEIP Tenerías (Group 1), Zaragoza
    CEIP Tenerías (Group 2), Zaragoza
  • 20.04.2016
    Akilone Quartet
    Atades, San Martín de Porres, Zaragoza
    CEIP María Auxiliadora, Zaragoza
    Hanson Quartet
    Comedor del Carmen, Zaragoza
    Hospital Miguel Servet, Zaragoza
  • 19.04.2016
    Akilone Quartet
    CEIP Puerta Sancho, Zaragoza
    CEIP Moreno Calvete, Zaragoza
    Hanson Quartet
    CEE Jean Piaget, Zaragoza
    Fundación CEDES
  • 18.04.2016
    Hanson Quartet
    CEIP El Parque, Huesca (Group 1)
    CEIP El Parque, Huesca (Group 2)

Open masterclasses

  • Akilone Quartet

Monday 18.04.2016

9:30-13:30 with Johannes Meissl, TBA

Tuesday 19.04.2016
16:30-18:30 with Johannes Meissl, in Etopia

Wednesday 20.04.2016
16:30-20:30 with Johannes Meissl, in Etopia

Thursday 21.04.2016
16:30-18:30 with Johannes Meissl, in Etopia

  • Hanson Quartet

Monday 18.04.2016
16:30-20:30 with Johannes Meissl, in CSMA (Conservatorio Superior de Aragón)

Tuesday 19.04.2016
19:00-21:00 with Johannes Meissl, in Etopia

Wednesday 20.04.2016
9:30-13:30 with Johannes Meissl, in Etopia

Thursday 21.04.2016
16:30-18:30 with Avri Levitan, in Etopia
19:00-21:00 with Johannes Meissl, in Etopia