This concert is in support of the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music
It is free of charge with an open call for donations
A trumpet and piano recital featuring world celebrated Romain Leleu (Trumpet) and Julien Gernay (Piano) performing works by Puccini, Enesco, Piazzolla, Fauré, Gershwin and Rachmaninoff broadcast from La Cité de la Musique et de la Danse in Soissons (north of Paris), live and in high definition on Les Musicales de Baabdath Facebook page.
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Christmas is the season of giving, please donate. Proceeds of your contributions will be allocated by Les Musicales de Baabdath to offer musical instruments, sound equipment, string sets and accessories, to the chamber music department, student ensembles, and orchestras of the Lebanese National Conservatory of Music.
Part of the ‘STRINGS OF HOPE 2020’ initiative created by Les Musicales de Baabdath in response to the critical social, economic, and humanitarian crises hitting Lebanon, the concert is meant to offer a moment of bliss by spreading music’s positive vibes.
This event was made possible thanks to the support of the French Embassy in Beirut, Banque Bemo and La Cité de la Musique et de la Danse in Soissons. The performance will start with an introductory word by Mrs. Marie Buscail, Director of Institut Français du Liban.
ROMAIN LELEU | Trumpet
JULIEN GERNAY | Piano
Live from the La Cité de la Musique et de la Danse GrandSoissons on Les Musicales de Baabdath Facebook Page
SATURDAY December 12
9 pm Beirut Time
8 pm Paris Time
Georges Enesco (1881-1955)
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
Gabriel Fauré (1883-1924)
Barcarolle pour piano no1 opus 26
Théo Charlier (1868-1944)
Solo de Concours
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Prélude pour piano Livre II « Bruyères »
George Gershwin (1898-1937)
3 préludes pour trompette et piano
Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
Milonga sin Palabras’
Sergeï Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
Prélude pour piano no5 opus 23 « Alla marcia »
Jean Baptiste Arban (1825-1889)
Fantaisie sur Norma de Bellini
“The man who restored the trumpet’s prestige” TELERAMA
“The Concertos are marvellously played, with Leleu showing that he has the bravura of a flautist but can be remarkably stylish too. ” GRAMOPHONE
Virtuoso and elegant, Romain Leleu is widely regarded as one of the leading trumpeter of his generation. « Instrumental soloist revelation » by the French Grammy Awards Victoires de la Musique, he has built an international career on the five continents, in recital as well as with world class orchestras.
Julien Gernay (Piano)
A multifaceted musician, with a warm and communicative temperament, the pianist Julien Gernay is a remarkable artist with an exceptional career.
Born in Belgium in Namur, he trained at the Conservatoire de Nice, where he was awarded first class degrees in two instruments, the piano and the violin. He continued his piano studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieure de Musique in Paris under Michel Béroff, Christian Ivaldi, Jean-Claude Pennetier and Daria Horova. He also benefitted from the coaching of Dmitri Bashkiria, Jean-Claude Pennetier, Menahem Presslaret and Janos Starker whilst attending festivals.