Summer Season 2020 – Concert 2

Programme:

Maurice Ravel: Bolero
Maurice Ravel: Piano Concerto for left hand
Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at the Exhibition

Conductor : Yasuo Shinozaki

In a remarkably short time, Yasuo Shinozaki has acquired a truly international reputation for his emotionally direct style of music making and his musical knowledge. Born in Japan, he studied in Vienna, Siena and the United States under Leopold Hager, Myung-Whun Chung, Seiji Ozawa and Bernard Haitink.

Yasuo Shinozaki first came to prominence on the international scene in Finland, winning the Second International Sibelius Conducting Competition in 2000. He then spent three successful years as Assistant Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where he conducted an unprecedented number of concerts and engaged in the education and community events and the LA Philharmonic New Music Group.

Soloist – Maxime Zecchini – piano

Born in Paris, Maxime Zecchini began a course of study at the “Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique” of Lyon, in Géry Moutier’s and Danièle Renault-Fasquelle’s class, where, in June of 2001, he earned the DNESM (Diplôme National d’Etudes Supérieures Musicales) with highest honors and special commendation (by a unanimous vote). He is accepted at the “Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique” of Paris in Jean-François Heisser’s advanced proficiency class.

He is also the first French pianist to receive a degree from the prestigious “Incontri col Maestro Academy” in Imola (Italy), he is winner of the international competition in Arcachon in 2000, First Prize by unanimous decision of competition of Forum de Normandie, he was awarded in 2002 the Cziffra Foundation Prize and the Ragusa-Ibla competition. In 2003, he won the First Prize by unanimous decision at the international competition at Varenna-Lake Como.

Maxime Zecchini is an eclectic musician: he has orchestrated music for television, and directed musicals. He has also played with the singer Julia Migenes and gave “concerts-lectures” with the actress Anouk Aimée. Fascinated with composition since early childhood, and is the composer of numerous original works and transcriptions. He is published at the Editions Durand-Salabert-Universal Music.

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