Concert & Recital Archives

Blandine Waldmann — Concert archive

Atelier Concert — 6 February 2022

 

After studying both piano and violin, Blandine Waldmann decided to favor the keys and trained alongside Désiré N’Kaoua, before entering the French Royal Conservatory in Brussels to study with Dominique Cornil. Having won first prizes for both piano and chamber music, she successfully gained entry to the Flemish Royal Conservatory in Brussels to take classes from Alexandre Madzar (piano), and Daniel Blumenthal and Viviane Spanoghe (chamber music). Awarded Masters in both disciplines, Blandine Waldmann further honed her skills at a variety of master classes in France, Great Britain, Belgium, and Italy, where she received enriching advice from famous musicians like Anne Queffélec, Jean-Michel Damase, Piet Kuijken, Dirk Vermeulen, Christopher Elton, Volker Banfield, Vincenzo Balzani, Eugen Indjic and Eugene Pridonoff.

This full and varied musical education led to her performing in a host of international contests from 2014-2017, where she won numerous first prizes: first prizes at the Erik Satie contest in Lecce, Paolo Barrasso, Le Note Sinfonie, Florestano Rossomandi, Eurorchestra da Camera « Nuovi Interpreti » in Bari, E-muse in Athens, IMKA, Lucia Iurleo, de Matera, and also American Protégé International Competition, Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition in New York and even Grand Prize Virtuoso in Salzburg. The festival and concert halls of Europe and the United States threw open their doors for her: Carnegie Hall in New York, Cadogan Hall in London, The Royal Conservatory and Wolubilis concert halls in Brussels, Florence Theatre, Corato Theatre, Nicolaus de Bari Congress Hall, Vlaanderen International in Brussels, Festival della Valle dell’ Orfento in Caramanico Terme, Sarlat’s Nuit du Patrimoine and more.

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Freiman Stoltzfus – Soundtrack for a Painting — Concert archive

Concert — 7 September 2019

In the summer of 1999, Freiman Stoltzfus was a student travelling through Europe and wanting to find temporary housing came to check the ACP notice board. He found an apartment, a language group, friends and – during a longer stay in Paris in 2003 – a choir and a church home. Now an established artist in the United States, Freiman Stoltzfus will be back at the ACP this August and early September.

Freiman is a native of Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, where he currently resides. He studied in New York City at The National Academy and Art Students League, and has travelled extensively in the Middle East as well as Europe where visits to museums and churches in particular inspire his work.

Music is an equally essential element for him in both his life and his art. He sang with the Oratorio Society of New York, is now with the Philadelphia Singers and is fondly remembered at the ACP for his contribution to the tenor section.

Freiman says, “I believe that art is a vital, regenerative act. It is the nature of God, and it is the nature of love, to create. Since we are made in God’s image, it is also in our nature to create. In my own experience, art breaks down barriers of every kind: religious, psychological, socio-economic, and political. Art clarifies and heals; art confronts and insists on justice.”

During his weeks as Artist in Residence, Freiman plans to offer a workshop, to create a visual diary of daily sketches and watercolors and have a role in VBS.

A highpoint of Freiman Stoltzfus' time in Paris is an event on Saturday 7 September: “Soundtrack for a Painting”, taking place in the ACP Sanctuary at 20h. Instrumental and vocal musicians will surround Freiman with music as he creates a painting. The piece will be unveiled to the audience at the end of the concert. Come watch, listen and enjoy!

 

Soundtrack for a Painting from Timothy Steffen on Vimeo.

Laurana Mitchelmorem, Debra Takakjian, Le Quatuor Orsay — Concert archive

Atelier Concert — 19 February 2017
Laurana MITCHELMORE - piano and Debra TAKAKJIAN - piano
Le Quatuor Orsay: Jason MEYER - violin; Elza SZABO - violin; Marc-Antoine CHOMET - viola; Mimi SUNNERSTAM - cello

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laurana MITCHELMORE - piano and Le Quatuor Orsay
Johannes BRAHMS - Quintette pour piano en fa mineur, op. 34

Debra TAKAKJIAN - piano and Le Quatuor Orsay
Robert SCHUMANN - Quintette pour piano en mi bémol majeur, op.44

A Night at the Opera — Concert archive

A Night at the Opera — 13 November 2016

Sopranos : E. Doughty, C. Drury, N. Primmer, K. Scheaffer, N. Taylor, J. Young
Mezzo-sopranos : E. Bédènes, R. Tepfer
Ténors : J. Bernard, P. Glenister
Basses : H. Fakhereddine, F. Goncalves
L. Prevett, flute
C. Mundinger, clarinet
L. Mitchelmore, piano

Works by Mozart, Beethoven, Donizetti, Verdi, R. Strauss, Bizet, Léhar

 

Video by David Tepfer.