Ensemble Monsolo in Japan

The new season 2016-2017 will start for me with the Ensemble Monsolo concerts in Japan from September 10th to 20th. We have so far presented Monsolo to the Japanese audience as string quintet, string quartet, piano quartet, duos (violin-viola, violin-cello), showing our flexibility and various repertoire within the ensemble. This September 2016, we will be touring with two famous piano trios, Mendelssohn no1 and Ravel. We wish these two beautiful works will bring you much joy and positive energy to kick off the new season with us. With warm wishes, Samika

Concert Master at the OPS

I have been recently nominated as the new leader of the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra! I will be starting there from end of May, and I am very excited to the huge challenges of leading in Symphonic repetoire as well as in Operas. After my nearly 16years of life in Paris, I will be moving to Strasbourg, and it is an honour to have the trust in such domain. I am grateful for the experience and I have many things to learn, but hopefully I will be to their expectations. Thank you for the warm support and wish me luck! 

Best wishes for the upcoming new year 2016

Dear everyone,

2015 is coming to an end. It was a year with many challenges, musical events and meeting new people throughout the world at each concert tour and projects. Ensemble Monsolo was in Japan in september playing in new venues and discovering new cities. We truly had a wonderful time. I thank everyone who was involved in making it happen.

Paris was tragically in two attacks this year, and facing such situations in the city I call "home" was very sad. I realise wherever we are in this world we may face danger, but we cannot live in fear. I wish with all my heart that peace may exist, and that music can give us strength and hope. Warm wishes, Samika

Ensemble Monsolo CD release

Ensemble Monsolo's first piano quartet CD was released in December 2014 in Japan. The CD includes the Chausson piano quartet and the Mahler piano quartet, recorded in Tokyo on June 7th 2014. The members are Emmanuel Christien (piano), Sylvain Durantel (viola), Julien Lazignac (cello) and myself. It was planned to be available world-wide in CD shops and online by december 2015, but currently having some delays. It is however available on amazon.co.jp, or if you are in Europe and wish to purcase it from me directly, please leave me a message on the contact page. Label : King International 

 http://www.kinginternational.co.jp/classics/kkc-037/

"Pour Ysaye" violin-piano duo CD

My second CD Pour Ysaye is officially released in France and in Japan. It is also available on iTunes, amazon, etc. (label: Polymnie, France)

 

Recorded in January 2012 with Emmanuel Christien in Troyes, a french repertoire of Ropartz - Chausson - Lekeu, works dedicated to the great violinist and composer Eugene Ysaye. 

 

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