28-30 June 2024

Pour les informations détaillées sur la journée cyclo musicale
 et la programmation du festival, veuillez consulter nos infos pratiques :

28 June 2024

Friday

Masterclasses

Organised by the Studio Kodály of Geneva at the Temple des Eaux-Vives

Meet internationally-renowned musicians and discover their art!

14:00 QUATUOR CAMBINI-PARIS

One of the few string quartets to play on period instruments in residence at the Centre de musique baroque de Versailles.

15:00 RÓBERT SZAKCSI LAKATOS

Jazz pianist Róbert Szakcsi Lakatos will lead a musical improvisation workshop.

16:00 MIKLÓS LUKÁCS

Miklós Lukács will introduce students and the public to a very rare instrument: the cimbalom is a fascinating instrument played in traditional, symphonic, and jazz concerts.

17:00 ÁDÁM HORVÁTH

Bass-baritone, former general director of the National Opera of Budapest,
Ádám Horváth will give an illustrated musical lecture on a slice of opera history.

29 June 2024

Saturday

Cyclo-musical day

The Léman Bouquet Festival invites participants to a 23 km bike ride with four stops, offering the chance to marvel at the beauty of the region’s countryside. At each stop, in the wonderful villages of Anières, Messery, Excenevex, and Yvoire, riders can enjoy concerts of early music, jazz, symphonic music, and opera.
In addition, gourmet refreshments will be offered at each stop.

For detailed information on the cyclo-musical day, please consult our info page.

OPEN-AIR THEATRE 10:00

BAROQUE AND CLASSICAL

Hyacinthe Jadin: Quartet No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 2, 'Les dissonances'

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Quartet No. 19 in C major, 'Les dissonances', K465

Quatuor Cambini-Paris (France):

Julien Chauvin (violin)

Karine Crocquenoy (violin)

Pierre-Éric Nimylowycz (viola)

Atsushi Sakaï (cello)

SAINT PIERRE CHURCH 12:30

Jazz and classical

Béla Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances

Róbert Szakcsi Lakatos: Allemande

Improvisation for piano et cimbalom

Zoltán Kodály: Epigrams

Miklós Lukács: Dawn song

Róbert Szakcsi Lakatos: I remember tomorrow

Miklós Lukács: Sunrise in Chennai

Piano: Róbert Szakcsi Lakatos (Hungary)

Cimbalom: Miklós Lukács (Hungary)

LAKESIDE STAGE 15:30

Opera

Rossini: The Lady of the Lake

ELENA: Zsuzsanna Baján/Vivienne Ortan

UBERTO: Balázs Papp

DOUGLAS: Gergely Halász

RODRIGO: Júlia Fujita

MALCOLM: Júlia Csejtei-Varga

Piano: Szabolcs Sándor

Costumes: Richárd Márton

Choreography: Eszter Lázár

Musical Director: Szabolcs Sándor

Assistant director: Benjámin Noel Rózsa

Director: András Almási-Tóth

Produced by the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest (Hungary)

Port des Pêcheurs 19:00

Symphonic concert

Beethoven: Egmont Overture

Arvo Pärt: Orient & Occident

Beethoven: 3rd Symphony, 'Eroica'

CASCO Phil (Belgium)

Conductor: Benjamin Haemhouts

29 June 2024

Saturday

Day at Anières

OPEN-AIR THEATRE 10:00 15:00 19:00

09:30

Opening

Entrance and stage decorated with the installation 'Une goutte d'eau' by the artist Gina CELI

Coffee, chocolate and drinks stands

10:00 Baroque and classical

Hyacinthe Jadin: Quartet No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 2, 'Les dissonances'

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Quartet No. 19 in C major, 'Les dissonances', K465

Quatuor Cambini-Paris (France):

Julien Chauvin (violin)

Karine Crocquenoy (violin)

Pierre-Éric Nimylowycz (viola)

Atsushi Sakaï (cello)

10:50

Art trail: 'Creative Street' 

Ephemeral painting of the Léman Bouquet Festival route and interactive performance - in collaboration with the Cerebral Genève association 

12:00

Lunch organised by the LATMA association  

14:00

Family workshops

Outdoor games

15:00 JAZZ AND CLASSICAL

Béla Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances

Róbert Szakcsi Lakatos: Allemande

Improvisation for piano et cimbalom

Zoltán Kodály: Epigrams

Miklós Lukács: Dawn song

Róbert Szakcsi Lakatos: I remember tomorrow

Miklós Lukács: Sunrise in Chennai

Piano: Róbert Szakcsi Lakatos (Hungary)

Cimbalom: Miklós Lukács (Hungary)

16:30

Concert and interactive musical activities by the Studio Kodály music school

18:00

Aperitif organised by the LATMA association  

19:00 Opera

Rossini: The Lady of the Lake

ELENA: Zsuzsanna Baján/Vivienne Ortan

UBERTO: Balázs Papp

DOUGLAS: Gergely Halász

RODRIGO: Júlia Fujita

MALCOLM: Júlia Csejtei-Varga

Piano: Szabolcs Sándor

Costumes: Richárd Márton

Choreography: Eszter Lázár

Musical Director: Szabolcs Sándor

Assistant director: Benjámin Noel Rózsa

Director: András Almási-Tóth

Produced by the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest (Hungary)

All-day activities:

  • Make-up workshop for children
  • Family activities around water - games, musical entertainment
  • Sports activities for all ages - 30 minutes of free exercise
  • Stands of partner associations
  • Presentation of the 'Schoolwater' project and exhibition on the problems of access to water in the Aral Sea region

30 June 2024

Sunday

Closing day

Saint Pancrace Church 15:00

Alberto Ginastera: Variaciones concertantes (extract)

Astor Piazzolla: Night Club 1960

Jean-Michel Damase: Tango for harp only

Corrado Maria Saglietti: A song

Astor Piazzolla: Milonga

Astor Piazzolla: Café 1930

David Short: Tango!

Astor Piazzolla: Ave Maria

Claudio Monteverdi: Cantate Domino

Thomas Tallis: O Sacrum Convivium

Samuel Scheidt: Cantiones sacrae, 'Surrexit Christus hodie'

John Farmer: First set of English madrigals to four voices, 'Fair Phyllis'

Heinrich Isaac: Innsbruck, ich muss dich lassen

Pierre Passereau: Il est bel et bon

Jaakko Mäntyjärvi: Ave Maria

Maurice Duruflé: Notre Père

Hugo Distler: Vorspruch

Franz Biebl: Ave Maria

Zoltán Kodály: Compliment

Zoltán Kodály: Evening song

Gyöngyösi Levente: Deo Gratias

William L. Dawson: Ain’-a That Good News

Orchestre de chambre de Genève (Suisse) :

Carlotta Bulgarelli (Harp)

Francesco D'Urso (Trombone)

Psallite Choir (Hungary)

Conductor: Márton Tóth

Salle des Fêtes 19:00

GALA CONCERT

Claudio Monteverdi: Cantate Domino

Thomas Tallis: O Sacrum Convivium

Samuel Scheidt: Cantiones sacrae, 'Surrexit Christus hodie'

John Farmer: First set of English madrigals to four voices, 'Fair Phyllis'

Heinrich Isaac: Innsbruck, ich muss dich lassen

Pierre Passereau: Il est bel et bon

Jaakko Mäntyjärvi: Ave Maria

Maurice Duruflé: Notre Père

Hugo Distler: Vorspruch

Franz Biebl: Ave Maria

Zoltán Kodály: Compliment

Zoltán Kodály: Evening song

Gyöngyösi Levente: Deo Gratias

William L. Dawson: Ain’-a That Good News

Gabriel Fauré: Pavane

Gioachino Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia, 'Ouverture'

Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt, 'Morgenstimmung'

Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt, 'Solveig's Song'

Georges Bizet: Carmen Suite No. 1, 'Aragonaise'

Georges Bizet: Carmen Suite No. 1, 'Seguidilla'

Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana, 'Intermezzo Sinfonico'

Manuel de Falla: El Amor brujo, 'Danza ritual del fuego'

Béla Bartók: Romanian Dances

Georges Bizet: L’Arlésienne Suite No. 2, 'Farandole'

Georges Bizet : Carmen Suite No. 2, 'Love is rebellious bird'

Psallite Choir (Hungary)

Conductor: Márton Tóth

CASCO Phil (Belgium)

Conductor: Benjamin Haemhouts

With the participation of mezzo-soprano Kadi Jürgens (Estonia)

Our artists

Formed in 2007, the Quatuor Cambini-Paris, one of the rare string quartets to play on period instruments, has quickly established itself in today’s musical landscape thanks to the richness of its repertoire. The quartet is admired for both its performances of the acknowledged masterpieces of Joseph Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn and its rediscovery of forgotten French composers such as Jadin, David, and Gouvy.
By choosing the name of Giuseppe Maria Cambini (1746-1825), a violinist and composer of 155 string quartets, the Quatuor Cambini-Paris bears witness to its interest in exploring the stylistic developments of the Classical and Romantic periods.
The quartet has performed in the most renowned venues and festivals, including the Frick Collection in New York, the Philips Collection in Washington, DC, the Salle Bourgie in the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Palazzetto Bru Zane in Venice, the Marble Palace in St Petersburg, the Opéra Comique, Auditorium du Louvre and Musée d’Orsay in Paris, Versailles Palace (Centre de musique baroque de Versailles), the Théâtre de Caen, the Arsenal in Metz, the Concertgebouw in Bruges, the Amuz Music Centre in Antwerp, De Bijloke in Ghent, the French Institutes in Vienna and Budapest, and the festivals of Deauville, Sablé-sur-Sarthe, L’Épau, Radio France Occitanie Montpellier, Saintes, and Newbury.
At the start of the 2016-17 season, the Quatuor Cambini-Paris embarked on the ambitious project of performing all 68 string quartets of Joseph Haydn at the Théâtre de Caen over a period of eight years.
The recordings of the Quatuor Cambini-Paris have enjoyed critical acclaim and awards. They include the complete Gounod’s string quartets as a world premiere on period instruments (Aparté), Mozart’s six ‘Joseph Haydn’ Quartets (Ambroisie-Naïve), works by Théodore Gouvy (CD-book Palazzetto Bru Zane), Félicien David (Ambroisie-Naïve), Hyacinthe Jadin (Timpani), a contribution to the set
‘200 Years of Music at Versailles’ (MBF), and Chopin Concertos for piano & string quintet (Aparté).
The quartet’s chamber music partners include such eminent artists as Nicolas Baldeyrou, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Christophe Coin, Jean-François Heisser, David Lively, Judith van Wanroij, or Alain Planès.


Róbert Szakcsi Lakatos, son of the world-famous artist, Béla Szakcsi Lakatos, studied music in Basel, Switzerland. In 2000, he won the first prize in the piano competition of the Montreux Jazz Festival. In 2005, he was elected best soloist at the International Jazz Festival in Avignon. Róbert Szakcsi Lakatos has performed with such masterful artists as Lewis Nash, Robert Hurst, Palle Danielsson, Erik Truffaz, Roby Lakatos, Greg Hutchinson, Roy Hargroove, John Zorn, Chris Potter, Randy Brecker, Bill Evans, Hiram Bullock, Ravi Coltrane, and the list goes on.
He has had a remarkable career in jazz. Jack DeJohnette, who was involved in the creation of Róbert's record, says the following about this exceptional artist : ’I think Róbert is one of the most talented pianists in the jazz world today’. Another colleague, John Patitucci, says: ‘He touches the piano in a very elaborate and poetic way’. Chick Corea says: ‘You are music itself. Please stay so miraculous and brilliant! You have a luminous soul’!

 

Born in 1977, Miklós Lukács comes from a family of musicians. In 1990, he gave his first concert abroad: a solo recital for UNICEF in Brussels. His interest in jazz, particularly improvisation, quickly developed. In 1998, he performed in the United States as a soloist with the Concertante di Chicago chamber orchestra, marking the beginning of a series of invitations for subsequent seasons. He also distinguished himself as a soloist alongside renowned orchestras such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg, and the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra.
He graduated from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in 1999. After his university studies, he expanded his repertoire beyond classical music, exploring various genres such as jazz and ethnic music. He played with such jazz greats as Charles Lloyd, Archie Shepp, Steve Coleman, Bill Frisell, Chris Potter, Uri Caine, and Frank London.
In 2008, he performed solo and in duet at the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad. That same year, Mano Camon created a portrait of him and his instrument titled "Cimbalom Legacy - The soundscape of Miklós Lukács."  
His instrument, the cimbalom, belongs to the family of chordophones. It creates a unique sound universe thanks to its particular resonance and distinctive timbre, allowing it to produce a wide range of tones. Originating from Central and Eastern Europe, the cimbalom is an essential element of the traditional music of these regions, while also finding its place in a variety of classical and contemporary musical genres.

At the University of Musical Arts in Graz, he studied with Prof. Ernst Dieter Suttheimer and Prof. Claudia Rüggebergg in the field of solo singing and opera. In 1995, he won first prize at the American International Music Studies (AIMS) singing competition in Graz. He studied in New York with Jerome Hines and at the Juilliard School with Marshall Williamson. Between 1997 and 1998, he studied singing at the Opera Department of the University of San José and performed on the stage of the San José Opera. Since 2019, he has been studying for his doctorate in Graz. In 2003, he graduated from the University of Musical Arts in Graz with a Master's degree with honours, and, in 2008, he completed his studies in singing and oratorio at the same university with honours.
Since 2000, he has been a guest artist in Austria, China, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, and the United States, singing with world-renowned artists, such as László Polgár, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Andrea Rost, Michaela Kaune, Gyöngyi Lukács, Elena Mosuc, Alexandru Agache, and Daniil Shtoda. He has contributed to the creation of numerous CDs. In 2010, he was the General Director of the National Opera of Budapest, and, in 2012, he became the General Advisor of the Media Management Fund (MTVA). Between 2013 and 2014, he was the director of the Miskolc Symphony Orchestra, as well as the director of the Miskolc Cultural Centre.

The Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest is the only music university in the world to have been founded by Franz Liszt. The famous piano virtuoso, composer, conductor, teacher, author, and philanthropist founded the institution in 1875.
The Academy is proud to maintain the legacy of famous Hungarian musicians, such as Liszt, Bartók, Kodály, Dohnányi, Hubay, Popper, Weiner, Ligeti, and Kurtág, all of whom have shaped the school's style, approach, and traditions. 
The impressive list of alumni spans genres, continents, and ages. Georg Solti, Antal Doráti, Sándor Végh, György Sebők, János Starker, Tamás Vásáry, Péter Frankl, György Pauk, Zoltán Kocsis, Dezső Ránki, András Schiff, Péter Eötvös, Miklós Perényi, and Éva Marton, among others, have had an immense impact on the development of classical music.
Students at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music are trained in the institution's dual spirit of tradition and progress, while breathing in the inspiring atmosphere of the academy’s Concert Centre with its international concert life. Teaching is provided on a one-to-one basis, in small groups, and in workshops, respecting the individual needs of each talented student.
The Academy's Department of Vocal and Opera Studies was directed from 2005 to 2013 by Éva Marton, one of the most outstanding dramatic sopranos of our time. Since 2013, Andrea Meláth, a Franz Liszt Prize-winning mezzo-soprano opera singer, has been head of the department.

 

András Almási-Tóth graduated from the University of Theatre and Film Arts of Budapest in 1997, where he studied theatre directing. He obtained his doctoral degree in 2006. His dissertation, ‘Opera – A Closed World‘, was published two years later and is still included in the curriculum of several higher education institutions. Since 2009, he has headed the Opera program and the Opera Exam Festival of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music of Budapest. He has taught at several universities, including Hungarian University of Fine Arts, the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts, the Berlin University of the Arts, and the Conservatory of Music Luigi Cherubini of Florence.
As a director of spoken dramas and former director at the Budapest Chamber Theatre, he has staged his own adaptations and numerous world premieres of contemporary works. He worked as a dramaturge and director in various theatres in Hungary. Since 2010, he has specialized in opera: his productions are played at the National Opera of Budapest, the Erkel Theatre, the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, the Wroclaw Opera, and the Budapest Music Center. Among his other distinctions, he was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit.
Since July 2018, he has been serving as the artistic director of the National Opera of Budapest.

Casco Philharmonic is a dynamic collective that challenges conventional ideas about orchestras. Driven by the artistic vision of Chief Conductor Benjamin Haemhouts, who has led the ensemble since its inception, Casco Philharmonic emerges as a unique player in the Belgian musical landscape. A group of flexible and committed instrumentalists has built a broad repertoire. While classical Western music serves as its core repertoire, Casco Philharmonic intentionally breaks down barriers between genres and readily ventures into avant-garde contemporary music, as well as jazz and pop. In terms of interpretation, Casco Philharmonic is always focused on the future. How to dust off the traditional orchestra? How to renew centuries-old repertoire? What original solutions allow reaching new audiences? With Casco Philharmonic, you will discover music in unprecedented venues, experience concerts with unique ensembles, and savour lesser-known works. Flexible in form, Casco Philharmonic makes no compromises on quality. However varied their projects may be, they always demand the highest artistic standards. The permanent core of the ensemble consists of carefully selected musicians for their artistic and human qualities. The soloists and composers regularly collaborating with Casco Philharmonic are of the same international calibre: the Labèque sisters, Sylvia and Stéphanie Huang, Bryce Dessner, Pieter Wispelwey, Lukáš Vondráček, Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort... With incredible dynamism, each and every one of them always gives their all.

Belgian conductor and composer, Benjamin Haemhouts, began his professional career as a trombonist with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. During this period, he conducted several youth orchestras and worked as the assistant conductor to his teacher, Alexander Polyanichko.
As a guest conductor, he has led the National Orchestra of Belgium (Belgium), the Aargau Symphony Orchestra (Switzerland), the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra (Belgium), the Bamberger Symphoniker (Germany), the Symphony Orchestra of Guanajuato, and the Chamber Orchestra of Bellas Artes (Mexico).
In 2008, he became the artistic director of the Belgian orchestra, CASCO Phil, focusing on innovative programmes that emphasise contemporary music combined with classical music and his own compositions, as well as commissioning numerous new works.
He passionately contributes to projects for socially-disadvantaged children and is known as a keynote speaker in orchestral workshops for businesses and their leadership teams, making him a pioneer in alternative cultural funding in Belgium.
Since 2019, he has also been the artistic director of the Antwerp Spring Festival, where he invites classical artists, ensembles, dance companies, revolutionary orchestras, as well as key figures from the Belgian pop and rock scene, highlighting the diverse facets of the port city of Antwerp.
Benjamin Haemhouts is a versatile artistic personality who collaborates at different levels with opera and dance companies, orchestras, and ensembles, while implementing his own projects as the artistic director of CASCO Phil.

Scintillating Estonian mezzo-soprano Kadi Jürgens has been given a Golden Medal in the professional category at the 7th Manhattan International Music Competition in New York. In 2022 she made her role debut as Carmen in Estoni. Her recent performances include Mädchen in Weill’s Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny with Dutch National Opera and Ballet and Opera Ballet Vlaanderen where she has also performed Concepción in Ravel’s L’heure espagnole.
Her professional debut took place in 2017 as Andromache in Lill's Into the Fire at Theatre Vanemuine. In student productions in Estonia and Belgium she has sung Mrs Grose in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, Nancy in Britten’s Albert Herring, Dido in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, Orlando in Händel’s Orlando, Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Carmen in Peter Brook’s La Tragédie de Carmen, Lotte Lenya in Weill's LoveMusik and Mrs Green in van Parys' Private View. In concert she has sung amongst others Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and Saint-Saëns' Oratorio de Noël and performed with many orchestras such as the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Oulu Symphony Orchestra, Flanders Symphony Orchestra, Belgian National Orchestra and Belgian Chamber Orchestra CASCO Phil.
Next to classical singing, Kadi Jürgens has also been trained in acting, dancing, musical singing and vocal improvisation. She studied at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp and finished in 2021 a postgraduate degree at the International Opera Academy in Ghent, Belgium. The same year she took part in the 12th International Klaudia Taev Competition where she received the 3rd Prize and a Special Prize for Art Song. In 2022 she was given the 3rd Prize and an Opera Prize from Theatre Vanemuine at the National Vello Jürna Vocal Competition. She has also received the PLMF Music Trust Award Best Young Singer of Estonia.


One of the most exciting undertakings in the history of modern music pedagogy has been the establishment of the Zoltán Kodály Choir School.
The 12-year school was founded by composer and conductor Ferenc Sapszon in 1988, in line with Zoltán Kodály's vision of education.
The school endeavours to form the whole personality of students, ensuring the development of both their bodies and minds.
Ferenc Sapszon, who was awarded the title of ‘Artist of the Nation’ in 2021, has been the school's Artistic Director and Conductor ever since. He is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the Franz Liszt Prize in 1995, the Kossuth Prize in 2015, and the Prima Primissima Prize in 2023.
The school has several choirs, of which the Jubilate Girls' Choir and the Cantate Mixed Choir are Champions of the World Choir Games. The Exsultate Boys' Mixed Choir, which is unique in Hungary, Gaudete Young Children's Choir, and Laudate Children's Choir have also won numerous gold medals and prizes, thus enhancing the international reputation of Hungarian choral culture. The Psallite Choir, a youth choir made up of the school's students, was founded in 2023 by Márton Tóth.
The choirs of the school also have undertaken several concert tours. They have been invited to the United States on several occasions and regularly receive national and international invitations. They sing in Salzburg Cathedral every year and the school has a partnership with the Regensburger Domspatzen.
To mark the 30th anniversary of the restoration of diplomatic relations between the Holy See and Hungary, Jubilate Girls' Choir gave a festive concert in the Palazzo della Cancelleria in Rome in February 2020. With the National Choir, Jubilate Girls' Choir took part in the performance of Carmina Burana, conducted by Japanese conductor Kobayashi Ken-Ichiro in the Palace of Arts on 2 May 2022. In February 2023, the performance of Massenet’s Werther with the National Philharmonic at the Palace of Arts was another tremendous success.
The choirs are also regularly featured in films and theatre productions and have made several CD recordings in recent years.

 

Márton Tóth was born in Budapest in 1975. He obtained his first degree as a singing teacher and choral conductor at Loránd-Eötvös University in 1998, under the direction of Mohayné Katanics Mária.
From 2007 to 2013, he studied liturgical music at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, notably under the direction of Dobszay László. His musical orientation has been strongly influenced by Sapszon Ferenc, with whom he has collaborated for over 30 years.
Tóth Márton, a baritone singer, is the artistic director of the Gemma Ensemble, as well as conductor of the Exsultate boys' choir. He is also a singing teacher at the Zoltán Kodály Choir School. In 2023, he founded the Psallite Choir, a youth choir made up of students from the school.
Since 2009, he and his boys' choir have regularly taken part in the Carol Service, the Christmas celebration of Budapest's Anglican community.
Márton Tóth was a member of the jury for Radio Maria's choir competition in 2013 and 2016, as well as a member of the international jury in Gorizia in 2018 and Baden in 2024.

Founded in 1992, the Geneva Chamber Orchestra occupies an important place on the cultural scene of French-speaking Switzerland. With a "Mannheim"-style line-up of 37 permanent musicians, the orchestra now gives almost 50 concerts a year. Through its many artistic collaborations, the OCG is committed to the dissemination of lively, contemporary music. Its repertoire stretches from the Baroque to the 21st century, thanks to the orchestra's insatiable curiosity and its ability to cross eras and styles.
As a result, the artists enrich the festivals and artistic events of French-speaking Switzerland, as well as performing on world tours, with prestigious destinations such as China and the Middle East.
The OCG is regularly invited to perform at the Grand Théâtre de Genève and the Opéra de Lausanne, as part of the City of Geneva's concerts and the Geneva Competition.
Raphaël Merlin has been appointed Artistic and Musical Director from the 2023-2024 season.
Carlotta Bulgarelli (harp) and Francesco D'Urso (trombone), having regularly shared the stage as members of the Geneva Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, had the idea of combining the gentle yet powerful character of their instruments. Francesco D'Urso is currently solo trombone with L'Orchestre de Chambre de Genève. Carlotta Bulgarelli plays regularly with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (OSR) in symphonic productions in Switzerland and abroad, and with the OCG.
The Duo Bulgarelli & D'Urso is an unusual duo that blends the contrasting sounds of harp and trombone, in an astonishing expression of harmony and complicity. Their current program, entitled Sueño el Sur, features works by Piazzolla, Ginastera, Villa Lobos and contemporary Latin-inspired creations.


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QUATUOR CAMBINI-PARIS

Quatuor à cordes jouant sur instruments d’époque, appréciés pour leurs interprétations d’œuvres connues et de compositeurs français oubliés.

Fondé en 2007, le Quatuor Cambini-Paris, un des rares quatuors à cordes à jouer sur instruments d’époque, est apprécié tant pour son interprétation des œuvres reconnues de Joseph Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven ou Mendelssohn que pour sa redécouverte de compositeurs français oubliés tels Jadin, David ou Gouvy.
By choosing the name of Giuseppe Maria Cambini (1746-1825), a violinist and composer of 155 string quartets, the Quatuor Cambini-Paris bears witness to its interest in exploring the stylistic developments of the Classical and Romantic periods.
Le Quatuor Cambini-Paris se produit dans les salles et les festivals les plus renommés en France et à l’international, parmi lesquels on peut citer : la Frick Collection à New-York, la Salle Bourgie à Montréal, le Palazzetto Bru Zane à Venise, les Auditoriums du Musée du Louvre et du Musée d’Orsay à Paris, l’Arsenal de Metz, le Concertgebouw de Bruges, les festivals de Deauville, Radio France Occitanie Montpellier, Newbury ou Saintes.
At the start of the 2016-17 season, the Quatuor Cambini-Paris embarked on the ambitious project of performing all 68 string quartets of Joseph Haydn at the Théâtre de Caen over a period of eight years.
Les enregistrements discographiques du Quatuor Cambini-Paris ont été salués et récompensés par la critique, notamment l’intégrale des quatuors de Charles Gounod (Aparté), les six quatuors de Mozart dédiés à Joseph Haydn (Ambroisie-Naïve), Théodore Gouvy, livre-disque (Palazzetto Bru Zane), Félicien David (Ambroisie-Naïve), Hyacinthe Jadin (Timpani), 200 ans de musique à Versailles (MBF) et les Concertos pour piano et quintette à cordes de Chopin (Aparté).
The quartet’s chamber music partners include such eminent artists as Nicolas Baldeyrou, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Christophe Coin, Jean-François Heisser, David Lively, Judith van Wanroij, or Alain Planès.