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Alliance Française de Bombay, in collaboration with G5A Warehouse bring to you an International Women’s day special concert – Les 3!
Celebrate this women’s day with musical performances dedicated to the presence and recognition of unjustly forgotten French female composers through history!
The performance will be presented by three eminent female musicians, Kim Barbier (on Piano), Marie Radauer-Plank (on Violin) and Iseut Chuat (on Cello) at the G5A Warehouse.
Date & Time: Thursday, 9 March | 8.30 pm
At the G5A Warehouse (G-5/A, Laxmi Mills Estate, Shakti Mills Lane, Mahalaxmi)
THREE INSTRUMENTS, THREE OUTSTANDING FEMALE MUSICIANS:
The French pianist Kim Barbier stands out as a versatile artist who feels equally comfortable in piano concertos and chamber music. She graduated from the Paris Conservatoire, under Pierre-Laurent Aimard’s supervision. Among the orchestras she has played with in recent years are the Zagreb Radio Orchestra, the China National Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice, Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, the Berlin Symphony Orchestra and the Neues Kammerorchester Potsdam. As a soloist, Kim Barbier has performed in the world’s great concert halls, such as the Philharmonie Berlin, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, the Beijing Concert Hall and the Palau de la Musica in Valencia.
Born in 1986 in Salzburg, Austria, and began playing the violin at the age of three. She studied with Lukas Hagen, Ulf Schneider and Augustin Dumay, in addition to baroque violin.
She has won prizes at various international competitions including the International J.S. Bach Competition in 2014, the International Louis Spohr Competition, Weimar and the 2012 competition of the Kulturkreis der Deutschen Wirtschaft.
Introduced to the world of music by her teacher, the cellist Alain Meunier, at the age of 10. As a soloist, concert performer and music teacher, she studied and worked with Claudio Abbado and Janos Starker. Iseut Chuat’s career as a soloist has led her to be the guest of numerous symphony orchestras all over the world.
Passionate about chamber music, she plays the great pages of this repertoire with renowned artists such as György Sebök, her mentor, Ivry Gitlis, Kolia Blacher, Barnabas Kelemen, Ilya Gringold, Bruno Canino, Karl Leister, Maurice Bourque, Jacques Zoon, Natalie Gutman, Janos Starker.
THE TRIO WILL PLAY THE WORKS OF COMPOSERS:
1) Louise Farrenc (1804-1875). She began her training with a pupil of Italian pianist and composer, Muzio Clementi, and later perfected her training with Johann Nepomuk Hummel and Ignaz Moscheles, and above all with Anton Reicha. She began her career as a piano teacher in 1842 by giving lessons to the Duchess of Orleans while she obtained a class at the Conservatoire National de Paris.
2) Mel Bonis (1858-1937)is one of the female musical figures belonging to this “enchanted parenthesis”, a period between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the First World War which saw the emergence of a large number of female composers.
3) Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983) was a noted French composer who was the only female member of the famed musical group ‘Les Six’.