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Festival Singer-Polignac (About)


The Fondation Singer-Polignac is launching its first festival!

The music residency, founded in 2006 on the advice of professor Yves Pouliquen of the Académie française has had a profound effect on the Foundation’s efforts towards the support of music, through the welcoming and aiding of young soloists, ensembles and composers among the brightest talents of their generation.

The 2019-2020 music season has been cut short due to the pandemic, and sadly it seems that the new season will not be spared. That is why, to allow our artists-in-residence to perform, the board of directors, presided by Pierre Corvol, has decided to create a virtual fall festival offering a delightful array of classic masterpieces as well as lesser-known works that highlight the talent of our young residents.

From 12 November to 15 November 2020, the resident artists and associates of the Fondation Singer-Polignac will perform a wide variety of works ranging from the 17th to the 21st century. These concerts will be streamed from November 14 to 16 2020 on medici.tv.

This first edition will see performances by : violinist Julien Chauvien, cellists Marie Ythier and Victor Julien-Lafferrière, Trio Messiaen and Trio Xenakis, the Agate, Arod, Elmire, and Zaïde quartets, the Ensemble Ouranos, pianists Nathanaël Gouin, Jean-Paul Gasparian and Jonas Vitaud, fortepianist Justin Taylor, the Ensemble Le Balcon under the direction of Maxime Pascal, as well as the world premiere of You for two cellos and electronics, written by composer-in-residence Bahaa El Ansary.