In 2015, the festival Flâneries Musicales de Reims opens with the young Karénine Trio who have previously appeared in most beautiful European venues. In this concert, the Trio performs works by Beethoven, Hersant and Shostakovich.
Founded in 1990, the association Flâneries Musicales de Reims aims to promote music in the city of Reims and its surroundings. With its high artistic level, the festival gathers the most talented young musicians of their generation for a series of concerts titled "Débuts". Since 2012, medici.tv has partnered with this summer musical rendez-vous to broadcast performances of these young talented musicians.
First prize winners at the Charles Hennen International Chamber Music Competition and winners of the ARD international Competition in 2013, the Trio was founded in 2009 by graduates of the Paris Conservatoire and the Ecole Normale Alfred Collot. Violinist Fanny Robilliard, cellist Louis Rodde and pianist Paloma Kouider are today part of the Trio, which received endorsement from brilliant chamber groups, among them the Ysaÿe Quartet, the Wanderer Trio and eminent musicians such as Menahem Pressler. During the 2014-2015 season, the Karénine Trio gave concerts in Germany, in Canada and in Japan. The Trio has been holding residence at the "Singer-Polignac Foundation" since 2010. In addition to its brilliant performance of classical works, the Trio is also very interested in contemporary musical research: indeed the composer Benoît Menut dedicated it his Trio Les allées sombres.
For this concert, the Karénine Trio performs Beethoven's Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70 No. 1 nicknamed "Ghost," a subtitle inspired by the opera Beethoven began to compose after the theatre play Macbeth. The concert continues with a contemporary work by Philippe Hersant, the Variations sur la sonnerie de St Etienne du Mont. Finally, the musicians perform the Trio No. 2 Op. 67 Shostakovich composed in 1944 as a tribute to his Jewish friend Ivan Sollertinski.
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