A.Kantorow and A. Pascal: shadows and lights in La Rochecorbon church.
At only 24 years old, the French cellist Aurélien Pascal is attracting international attention for his "unparalleled virtuosity and intuitive musicality" (The Strad). Winner of several prestigious international competitions, he notably won the second prize at the Helsinki Competition in 2013 and the Grand Prix, Audience Award, and best performance of a Toch Concerto at the Emanuel Feuermann Competition 2014. His recent successes at like his fourth place in the Queen Elisabeth Competition, where he was the youngest finalist, confirm that he is one of the brightest representatives of his generation. In 2013, it is Classic Revelation of the ADAMI.
Aurélien regularly performs as a soloist with major orchestras throughout Europe, including the Moscow Tchaikovsky Orchestra, the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken, the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, the Potsdam Kammerakademie, the Tapiola Sinfonietta, the Orchestra Pays de la Loire National, the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra alongside conductors such as Vladimir Fedoseyev, John Storgårds, Pascal Rophé, Christoph Poppen, Clemens Schuldt, Okko Kamu ... Frequently invited to Asia , he has performed with the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra, Kansai, the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, which he has participated in many concerts of their Hong Kong and Europe tours. 2017. He recently made his debut with the Taipei Symphony Orchestra and Gilbert Varga, the Staat Transilvania Philharmonic Orchestra alongside Andrei Feher, as well as with the orchestra of Zurich Chamber and the Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Okko Kamu.
At only 21 years old, Alexandre Kantorow is already hailed by the press as the 'young French tsar of the piano'. Few pianists, it is true, have such a dazzling start to their career. At the age of 16 he was invited to the crazy days of Nantes and Warsaw with Sinfonia Varsovia and recorded Liszt's two Concertos with his father at the helm. The following year, he participated in the inaugural season of the Philharmonie de Paris with the Pasdeloup Orchestra. In 2017, he won a Choc Classica of the year for his first solo CD, 'A la russian'. Last month, he received a standing ovation for his debut at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam in the 3rd Concerto of Saint-Saëns. And for the months to come, he promises us an integral of the 5 Concertos of this composer on the BIS label that should be talked about ...