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Naissance

Svenja Van Driessche & Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort

Naissance

Format: CD
Label: Antarctica
UPC: 0608917731729
Catnr: AR 017
Release date: 07 February 2020
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Label
Antarctica
UPC
0608917731729
Catalogue number
AR 017
Release date
07 February 2020
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Artist(s)
Composer(s)
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About the album

Two belgian talents - Svenja Van Driessche on violin, and Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort on piano, join forces to record three of their favourite pieces.
It includes two pieces that are rarely recorded and lesser known to the public. The first one is the violin sonata by Francis Poulenc. The second one is Poème by Ernest Chausson. Most of the time this piece is performed with an orchestra. This version, on violin and piano, is far more intimate, a "hidden gem".

The disc concludes with the famous César Franck's Sonata for violin and piano.
Zwei belgische Talente - Svenja Van Driessche an der Violine und Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort am Klavier - haben sich zusammengetan, um einige ihrer Lieblingsstücke aufzunehmen.
Es handelt sich u. a. um zwei Stücke, die selten aufgenommen werden und dem Publikum weniger bekannt sind. Das erste ist die Violinsonate von Francis Poulenc. Das zweite ist Poème von Ernest Chausson. Meistens wird dieses Stück mit einem Orchester aufgeführt. Diese Version, auf Violine und Klavier, ist viel intimer, ein "verborgenes Juwel".

Das Album schließt mit der berühmten Sonate für Violine und Klavier von César Franck.

Artist(s)

Svenja Van Driessche (violin)

Svenja has been a rising star for several years. She has played recitals and concerts with reputed orchestras both in Belgium and abroad, including the Tallinn Philharmonic Orchestra, the Lviv Philharmonic, the Brussels Philharmonic and the Kamerfilharmonie. Conductors she has already worked with include Michel Tabachnic, Marc Soustrot, Jan Dobrzelewski, Herman Engels and Edwin Outwater. Having successfully completed masterclasses with Herman Krebbers, Zakhar Bron, Ana Chumachenco, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Sergey Ostrovsky and others, she has been invited to international festivals such as Interlaken Classics (Switzerland), Eilat Festival (Israel), Kronberg Academy (Germany), Musik Fest Perugia (Italy), Keshet Eilon (Israel), Lenk Sommerakademie (Switzerland) and AIMS Solsona (Spain). Both in 2007 and in 2010, Svenja became the first laureate of the Rotary Breughel Competition...
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Svenja has been a rising star for several years. She has played recitals and concerts with reputed orchestras both in Belgium and abroad, including the Tallinn Philharmonic Orchestra, the Lviv Philharmonic, the Brussels Philharmonic and the Kamerfilharmonie. Conductors she has already worked with include Michel Tabachnic, Marc Soustrot, Jan Dobrzelewski, Herman Engels and Edwin Outwater. Having successfully completed masterclasses with Herman Krebbers, Zakhar Bron, Ana Chumachenco, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Sergey Ostrovsky and others, she has been invited to international festivals such as Interlaken Classics (Switzerland), Eilat Festival (Israel), Kronberg Academy (Germany), Musik Fest Perugia (Italy), Keshet Eilon (Israel), Lenk Sommerakademie (Switzerland) and AIMS Solsona (Spain). Both in 2007 and in 2010, Svenja became the first laureate of the Rotary Breughel Competition for strings and was awarded the Grand Prix Rotary Breughel. In 2009, she won the second prize at the international violin competition Bravo. Shortly afterwards, she was invited by the Brussels Philharmonic to contribute to the radio and television broadcasting of the Christmas Concert at the Royal Palace under the baton of Michel Tabachnik. With the Brussels

Philharmonic, Svenja recorded ‘Méditation de Thaïs’ of Jules Massenet for a cd entitled ‘Feestelijk Klassiek’. After successful auditions for the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, Svenja was the only Belgian and the youngest participant at the Summer Tour 2011 led by Sir Colin Davis, having been chosen to perform in renowned concert halls, including the Semperoper Dresden, the Salzburger Festspiele and the London Royal Albert Hall. She was also invited to join the 2013 and 2014 tours led by Philippe Jordan and Herbert Blomstedt. In September 2011, Svenja passed the admission test for Haute Ecole de Musique of Lausanne where, in June 2014, having benefited from training by Pavel Vernikov, she earned her bachelor degree. In addition, she completed the International Competition Training module under the supervision of Professor Vernikov at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole and at the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Bergamo. In 2016, having taken classes with Professor Tatiana Samouil, she earned her master degree from Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen. For her final exams for the violin, she received a summa cum laude assessment with congratulations from the jury.

Recently, Svenja performed as a soloist at various concerts, together with the Brussels Philharmonic conducted by Edwin Outwater for Klara Festival, both in Belgium and abroad. Since academic year 2016-2017, Svenja has continued her studies at Escuela Superior de Enseñanza Musical Katarina Gurska in Madrid, under the supervision of Professor Zorik Tatevosyan. For the 2018-2019 season, many concerts have been scheduled at prestigious festivals and renowned concert halls. Svenja will for instance perform as a soloist with Prima La Musica led by Dirk Vermeulen, Casco Phil led by Benjamin Haemhouts, the Flanders Chamber Philharmonic under the baton of Herman Engels and Brussels Philharmonic led by Dirk Brossé. She will pair up with pianist Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort to give concerts as a duo and realise a first cd recording (with Evil Penguin Records). Svenja is holder of the title of ‘Musician in Residence’ conferred by KULeuven.


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Composer(s)

César Franck

César Franck was simultaneously a child prodigy and a late bloomer. His parents quickly discovered his enormous talent, but they were mostly interested in the money and fame that he might generate. Because of this, he was presented as a piano virtuoso, without a focus on composition. Unfortunately, his virtuoso career was less promising then they had hoped, and he started earning his money more as a teacher and organist. Composing stayed in the background, but in the mean time he did get some notable students, such as Henri Duparc. After a while, a sort of 'Franck school' of students arose, albeit against his will, who affectionately called him ‘Pater seraphicus’. It was not until he was 50 before he started...
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César Franck was simultaneously a child prodigy and a late bloomer. His parents quickly discovered his enormous talent, but they were mostly interested in the money and fame that he might generate. Because of this, he was presented as a piano virtuoso, without a focus on composition. Unfortunately, his virtuoso career was less promising then they had hoped, and he started earning his money more as a teacher and organist. Composing stayed in the background, but in the mean time he did get some notable students, such as Henri Duparc. After a while, a sort of "Franck school" of students arose, albeit against his will, who affectionately called him ‘Pater seraphicus’. It was not until he was 50 before he started to receive some acclaim as a composer, and from his 52nd he started a very prolific period, lasting until his death at the age of 68.
Nowadays, Franck is mostly known for his instrumental music, peaking at the famous Violin Sonata in A. Besides this work,, his small collection of organ works was particularly influential.
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Francis Poulenc

Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc was a French composer and pianist. Poulenc's wealthy family intended him for a business career in the Rhone Poulenc family company and did not allow him to enrol at a music college. Largely self-educated musically, he studied with the pianist Ricardo Viñes, who became his mentor after the composer's parents died. Poulenc soon came under the influence of Erik Satie, under whose tutelage he became one of a group of young composers known collectively as Les Six. This group of French composers from the 1920s aimed to clear music of the impressionism of Claude Debussy, and German influences such as the Romanticism of Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss. Their motto was 'L'art pour l'art': they composed music for the sake of...
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Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc was a French composer and pianist. Poulenc's wealthy family intended him for a business career in the Rhone Poulenc family company and did not allow him to enrol at a music college. Largely self-educated musically, he studied with the pianist Ricardo Viñes, who became his mentor after the composer's parents died. Poulenc soon came under the influence of Erik Satie, under whose tutelage he became one of a group of young composers known collectively as Les Six. This group of French composers from the 1920s aimed to clear music of the impressionism of Claude Debussy, and German influences such as the Romanticism of Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss. Their motto was "L'art pour l'art": they composed music for the sake of music, without any 'meaning' or extramusical intents. In his early works Poulenc became known for his high spirits and irreverence. During the 1930s a much more serious side to his nature emerged, particularly in the religious music he composed from 1936 onwards, which he alternated with his more light-hearted works.

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