Christmas concert: Quatuor Con Fuoco & Anika Skyrane

Sunday 19 December 2021 at 4 pm.

"AVE MARIA & AIRS SACRES"
In this original program composed mainly of Ave Maria for soprano and strings, the string quartet Con Fuoco, invites the soprano Anica Skryane in a program conducive to meditation, around the most beautiful sacred airs. A moment suspended…

The Con Fuoco Quartet:

Formed in 2015 by four members of the Orchestre de l'Opéra de Toulon, the Con Fuoco quartet is above all the meeting of musicians eager to explore works of the String Quartet less often performed but more demanding. Thus, and although simultaneously interpreting the classical palette of the Quartet with Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Schubert, Debussy and Ravel, the Con Fuoco have from their privileged encounter Janacek, Shostakovich Bartok or Ligeti...

Their enthusiastic and inspired interpretations, a synthesis between the rigour of the string quartet and the vocal lyricism coming from the opera, immediately won over a wide audience.

> Sylvie Bonet - 1st Violin: Gold Medals CNR of Versailles - State Diploma of violin teacher - Solo violin of the Chamber Orchestra of Toulon and
du Var - Titular violinist of the orchestra of the Opera of Toulon-Provence-Méditerranée.

> Hélène Clément - 2nd Violin: A graduate of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon, Hélène Clément worked at the Opéra de Saint-Etienne and the Opéra de Lyon before entering as a titular violinist with the Orchestre de l'Opéra de Toulon-Provence-Méditerranée. Violin teacher at the CNRR of Toulon Provence-Méditerranée.

> Alain Pelissier - Alto: First Prize of Alto and First Prize of chamber music of the C.N.S.M. of Lyon. A confirmed chamber musician, he won the First Grand Prix of the Evian and Banff international competitions. Teacher of Alto at the C.N.R.R. of Marseille. Solo viola of the orchestra of the Opera of Toulon-Provence-Méditerranée.

> Manuel Cartigny - Cello: Gold medal of the CNR of Versailles in 1990 - Gold medal of chamber music - Member of the Ensemble Polychronies -
Artistic Director of the Orchestre de Chambre de Toulon et du Var - Solo cello of the Orchestre de l'Opéra de Toulon-Provence-Méditerranée.

> Anica Skryane - Soprano: From an early age, she was interested in learning music. It was at the Conservatoire de Marseille that she obtained her prizes in piano accompaniment and lyric singing and then, it was with Jean-Louis Deveze that she learned the codes of the Italian belcantist technique. At the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, she obtained two masters in piano and lyric singing. For some years now, she has devoted herself to the study of Mozartian and Verist repertoires, as well as to certain works in the German, Slavic and French repertoires, which she particularly liked.

On the programme: Mozart • Caccini • Schumann • Bach Air • Bach-Gounod • Franck Panis • Webern Langsamer • Händel • Rinaldo • Bizet • Beethoven.