The Fondation

February, March, April 2019

Auditorium Programme 

 

Auditorium Programme 

New-Generation Piano Series
 
Friday 15 February 2019
Recital by Albert Cano Smit
 
Friday 8 March 2019
Recital by Eric Lu

 
Wednesday 20 March 2019
Recital by Filippo Gorini, piano — Diabelli Variations
to accompany the exhibition “The Courtauld Collection: A Vision for Impressionism”

 

 
 
Friday 12 April 2019
Recital by Michel Dalberto, piano

 

 
Saturday 20 to Monday 22 April 2019
Cello Class of Excellence, 4th session

Led by: Gautier Capuçon
 
Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 April public masterclasses from 11.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.
Sunday 21 April Concert given by the winners from 5.30 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.

 
 
New-Generation Piano Series
Friday 15 February 2019: Recital by Albert Cano Smit
Friday 8 March 2019: Recital by Eric Lu
 
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Friday 15 February 8.30 p.m.
Recital by Albert Cano Smit

New-Generation Piano Series
 
Jean-Sébastien Bach: The Art of Fugue BWV 1080 (excerpts)
György LigetiÉtudes Book III “White on White” 
Ludwig van BeethovenSonata No. 17, Op. 31 No. 2 “The Tempest” 
Alexandre ScriabinePoèmes, Op.32 Nos. 1 and 2
György LigetiÉtudes Book II “The Devil’s Staircase”
Robert SchumannGrande Humoresque, Op. 20

 
Albert Cano Smit wants to make styles and eras resonate. Having won First Prize in the 2017 Walter W. Naumbourg Piano Competition, Cano Smit has been developing the art of creating impromptu associations and finding echoes between works. Taking Bach as a starting point to demonstrate his influence on Beethoven and Ligeti, devising a mirrored programme around Ligeti, or underlining the continuities and differences that separate Schumann and Beethoven are some of the approaches that make up the musical identity of this young American pianist.

 


 
Friday 8 March 8.30 p.m.
Recital by Eric Lu

New-Generation Piano Series
 
Wofgang Amadeus MozartRondo No. 3 in A minor, K511
Johannes BrahmsKlavierstücke, Op. 118
Frédéric ChopinPiano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35

 
 
At just 20 years old, Eric Lu is already a star among pianists of his generation. A pupil of Dang Thai Son, the young American won First Prize at the Leeds Competition in September 2018, where his passionate performance captivated the audience and judges alike.
At the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Eric Lu invites us on a journey through the Romantic era, in the shadow of Mozart. Brahms and Chopin create a dialogue of contrasts, the German composer’s melancholy Klavierstücke echoing the famous “Funeral March” of Chopin’s Sonata No. 2. Nostalgia and virtuosity come together in the same breath.

 


 

Wednesday 20 March 8.30 p.m.

Recital by Filippo Gorini — Diabelli Variations

 

To accompany the exhibition

The Courtauld Collection: A Vision for Impressionism

 

Ludwig van BeethovenDiabelli Variations for solo piano

 
In March, the young pianist Filippo Gorini will give a concert dedicated to Beethoven’s  Diabelli Variations. This has been programmed to accompany the exhibition “The Courtauld Collection: A Vision for Impressionism”, echoing the remarkable series of concerts held by Elizabeth Courtauld with the pianist Artur Schnabel in the 1930s.

 


Friday 12 April 2019 8.30 p.m.

Piano recital by Michel Dalberto

 

Maurice RavelSonatine

Maurice RavelValses nobles et sentimentales

Maurice RavelMiroirs (3 excerpts)

Maurice RavelGaspard de la nuit

 
 
His passion for the French repertoire, from Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy’s most famous works to still little-known pieces by César Franck and Gabriel Fauré, and his love of teaching at the Conservatoire de Paris, have made Michel Dalberto a renowned mentor of the French piano school.
 
As part of his series of live recordings of French music for piano with the Aparté label in partnership with the Mezzo television channel, Dalberto has travelled across Europe, playing Claude Debussy in Italy (Teatro Bibiena in Mantua) and César Franck in his homeland of Belgium (Salle Philharmonique de Liège), and honouring Gabriel Fauré in Paris (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique). For his concert at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Dalberto has chosen to focus on the work of Maurice Ravel. An evocation of childhood and transcendental virtuosity, dark fantasy and a homage to Viennese waltzes… The multiple facets of the most famous of French composers are brought together by this brilliant interpreter.

 


 

Saturday 20 to Monday 22 April 2019

Cello Class of Excellence, 4th session

Musical director: Gautier Capuçon

 

Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 April 
Public masterclasses from 11.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.

Sunday 21 April 
Concert given by the winners from 5.30 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
 

 

For the fifth season of Cello Class of Excellence, the six participants will take up residence in the Auditorium at the Fondation every month between October 2018 and the end of June 2019, for practice sessions lasting three or four days.
This season, the Fondation Louis Vuitton has commissioned Krzysztof Penderecki to compose a piece for seven cellists. The work will receive its premiere performance in the closing concert of the Cello Class of Excellence in June 2019.