Rektor Dr. Andreas Mailath-Pokorny konnte dieser Tage Musiker*innen des Orchestre National de France (ONF) sowie dessen neuen Geschäftsführer Johannes Neubert an unserer Universität begrüßen.
Beide Institutionen verbindet das Ziel junge Musiker*innen zu unterstützen und für die Tätigkeit in renommierten Orchestern vorzubereiten. Als Auftakt der Zusammenarbeit zwischen MUK und ONF gaben Konzertmeisterin Sarah Nemtanu, Oboistin Mathilde Lebert und Fagottist Philippe Hanon bestens besuchte Masterclasses zum Thema Orchester- und Probespielrepertoire.
Studierende der Klassen von Boris Brovtsyn, Thomas Höniger, Marcelo Padilla, Ernest Rombout, Pavel Vernikov und Michael Werba konnten so wichtige Einblicke in die französische Orchestertradition und Spielkultur erhalten, während die französischen Gäste sich wiederum beeindruckt zeigten vom hohen instrumentalen Niveau der MUK-Studierenden.
Sarah Nemtanu, violin
Sarah Nemtanu began her studies in her hometown of Bordeaux, where her teacher was her father, Vladimir Nemtanu, leader of the Orchestre national de Bordeaux Aquitaine. At 16 she entered Gérard Poulet’s class at the Paris Conservatory (CNSMD) and over her time as a student acquired a passion for both chamber and orchestral music. She studied with Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Jean Mouillère and Alain Meunier and won First Prize for both violin and chamber music. In 1998 she won the Maurice Ravel Prize in Saint-Jean-de-Luz and made an impact with the public in 2000 when she played the Brahms Double Concerto at Paris’s Cité de la musique with cellist Gautier Capuçon and the Orchestre du CNSMD de Paris, conducted by Emmanuel Krivine.
At the age of just 21 Sarah Nemtanu became leader of the l’Orchestre National de France. In 2009 she performed the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto on the soundtrack of Radu Mihaileanu’s film Le Concert (the actress Mélanie Laurent ‘played’ the violin on the screen). Her album Gypsic, released on the Naïve label in 2010, drew on her Romanian heritage, evoking gypsy spirit and Balkan rhythms. As leader of the Orchestre National de France, Sarah Nemtanu performs with leading conductors in the world’s most prestigious venues, and on tour in Italy she played Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto under the baton of Kurt Masur. Her repertoire features the works of such contemporary composers as Bechara El Khoury and Dimitri Tchesnokov and her partners in chamber music include the pianists Romain Descharmes, Jean-Frédéric Neuburger and Éric Lesage, the viola player Lise Berthaud, her sister and fellow violinist Deborah Nemtanu, and the trumpeter and cornet player David Guerrier. She is also committed to education, regularly giving masterclasses and participating in courses and training programmes.
Mathilde Lebert, oboe
Born in 1986, Mathilde Lebert studied first cello and then oboe at the Nantes Conservatory. She then attended the National Regional Conservatory in Paris, where her teacher was Jean-Claude Jaboulay, before entering the classes of Jean-Louis Capezzali and Jérôme Guichard at the Lyon Conservatory. A keen chamber musician, she is a member of K, a wind quartet which won second prize at the Lyon International Chamber Music Competition in 2008. Among her formative experiences as an orchestral musician was her participation in the National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands and the training programme of the Schleswig-Holstein Festival in Germany. She went on to play with, among others, the Orchestre national de Lyon, Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse, Camerata Bern, European Camerata and Zurich Opera. In 2010 she became principal oboist of the Orchestre des Pays de Savoie and a year later was appointed co-principal of the Orchestre national de France.
Philippe Hanon, bassoon
Philippe Hanon’s first music teacher was his father, who trained him in both classical piano and popular genres, so that his experience ranged from playing dance music to improvising on the church organ at Sunday Mass. At the age of 13 he started learning the bassoon with Albert Duhaut at the Calais Conservatory. Three years later he participated in the first two courses of the Orchestre français des jeunes before entering the Paris Conservatory (CNSMD), where he studied with Maurice Allard and won First Prize. He joined the orchestra of the Concerts Colonne and then took up the post of principal bassoon of the Orchestre de Montpellier before becoming second principal and subsequently, in 1995, principal bassoon of the Orchestre National de France.
In demand as a soloist with both symphony orchestras and wind bands, he also gives recitals and masterclasses around the world. He has guested with both the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra in performances of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and in 2006 he recorded Ravel’s Boléro with the World Philharmonic Orchestra. As a chamber musician he has performed with the Nouveau Quintette à vent de Paris, the soloists of the Orchestre National de France and with artists like Daniel Hope, Jean-Marc Phillips Varjabedian, Philip Dukes, Henri Demarquette, Nicolas Stavy, Dana Ciocarlie, Michel Lethiec and Marc Neikrug. He appears regularly with the Eric Seva Quartet and has studied bandoneon with César Stroscio and Juan José Mosalini. Philippe Hanon is an assistant professor at the Paris Conservatoire and plays bassoons made by Yannick Ducasse.
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