Maïté Louis - Programmes


- Le Phare, origins
Maïté Louis: violin
Pierre-Emmanuel Faye*: piano

Maïté Louis' music resonates with echoes of faraway places that are also her origins. These are destinations where, for her, going is a return. A return to her roots, to her diverse cultures, to her family histories and to her own journey, which is intertwined with those of the composers whose paths she crosses. These musical choices allow her to travel through time and space. If Maïté is known for her virtuosity, it is here above all emotions that are at stake, it is this particular vibration that must be retranscribed in the image, its poetry, its melancholy, its sensitivity.

Programme: works by Alexandre Tansmann, Jean Cras and Liz Carroll



- The Stag's Brahms
Maïté Louis: violin
Cyril Guillotin: piano
Alain Carré: actor

"A hoarse, powerfully prolonged cry tears through the twilight. It's a wild call from the depths of time, part bellow, part roar. It's the stag's bellow. This striking, imperious call is emitted by the largest of our mammals at mating time. It's also the most mythical. The appearance of the bellowing stag in the middle of its harem in the clearing of the autumn forest is a striking, even extraordinary sight. Hearing it howl its passionate love - fury or longing - is impossible not to feel an emotion that is just as violent. The emotion we feel when confronted with forces beyond our understanding, the mystery of which remains unresolved... "Words of love are like the stars in the sky. Words of love are like arrows shot by a hunter. The deer that receives them continues to run, and you don't immediately know that the wound is fatal... Maïté Louis, Aurélien Pontier and Alain Carré move through a forest of sounds, words and images among the deer. Genius is a response to the impossibility of living, the leap of the stag above the pack.

Programme: three Brahms sonatas



- Dances!
Maïté Louis: violin
Gabriel Bianco*: guitar

Two great artists come together in a repertoire blazing with virtuosity and sensuality. From Piazzolla to Schubert, via Paganini and De Falla, this programme will appeal to everyone's sensibilities, blending joy and passion, anger and sadness, song and celebration. Pure charm!

Programme: Piazzolla - History of tango; De Falla - Dance of the short life; De Falla - Spanish popular songs; Sarasate - Romance Andalouse; Paganini - Cantabile; Schubert - Arpeggione


*Gabriel Bianco, guitar


Gabriel Bianco is considered one of today's finest classical guitarists. First prize winner of several international competitions, he has performed in some fifty countries on every continent and has recorded 8 albums.

ADAMI Classical Revelation in 2011, First Prize in the Sernancelhe (Portugal, 2005), Ile de Ré (France, 2006), Gitarre Forum Wien (Austria, 2006), "Silesian Autumn" in Tychy (Poland, 2006) competitions, "Hubert Käppel" in Koblenz (Germany, 2007), Barbezieux (France, 2007), Guitar Foundation of America (USA, 2008), "Fundación Gredos san Diego" in Madrid (Spain, 2011), "Andrés Ségovia" in Almuñecar (Spain, 2012), Gabriel Bianco has performed in prestigious concert halls such as the Théâtre du Châtelet, the Folle Journée de Nantes, the Radio-France Occitanie Festival, the Paris International Guitar Festival, the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, the Herbst Theater in San Francisco, the Luis Arango Auditorium in Bogota, the Central Conservatory in Beijing, the Musashino Art Center and the Yamaha Hall in Tokyo, the Kiev Philharmonic, the Zurich Opera House and the Lausanne Opera House.

A keen chamber music player, Gabriel Bianco has been a member of the Quatuor Eclisses since it was founded in 2012, for which he makes numerous arrangements and has recorded 4 albums for the Ad Vitam Records label. He also performs with Marina Viotti (mezzo-soprano), again with her arrangements of classical and popular music, whose disc is due for release in April 2023 on the Aparté label. He has also recorded a duo album with oboist Michaela Hrabankova on the Ad Vitam label. He occasionally shares the stage with Edgar Moreau (cello), Maïté Louis (violin), Mathilde Caldérini (flute), Lola Descours (bassoon), Kévin Amiel (tenor) and Romuald Grimbert-Barré (violin). Gabriel Bianco has recorded 2 solo discs, the first on the Naxos label in a programme of Bach, Mertz & Koshkin, then on the Ad Vitam Records label in a programme of Da Milano, Scarlatti, Regondi & Paganini. Very active in the creation of contemporary works, Gabriel has already worked with Atanas Ourkouzounov, Sergio Assad, Karol Beffa, Orestis Kalampalikis, Matthieu Stefanelli, Jules Matton, Camille Pépin, Inès Halimi and Thomas Viloteau on new works for solo guitar or chamber music.

Born in Paris in 1988, Gabriel Bianco began playing guitar with his father. In 1997 he entered the CNR (Conservatoire National de Région) in Paris in Ramon de Herrera's class, studying music until the baccalauréat. In 2005 he was unanimously admitted to the CNSMDP (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris) in Olivier Chassain's class. He won his guitar prize in 2008 and his chamber music prize in 2015, both with the congratulations of the jury. He also studied with Judicaël Perroy. Since 2018, Gabriel Bianco has been a Senior Docent at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. He gives individual guitar lessons and heads the classical guitar section. He plays exclusively on Savarez strings.


*Pierre-Emmanuel Faye, piano


Born in Bordeaux in 1997, Pierre-Emmanuel Faye began learning music at the age of 7. After studying jazz and classical piano at the Bordeaux Conservatoire, where he was awarded a DEM as well as a prize for musical training, he was spotted by Angéline Pondepeyre, with whom he studied piano accompaniment at the Rueil-Malmaison Conservatoire. There he won a piano prize in the class of Pascal Amoyel, who instilled in him a taste for improvisation, as well as a DEM and a prize for excellence in accompaniment.

Fascinated by this discipline, he then joined Caroline Esposito's class at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, where he obtained his Bachelor's degree with the highest distinctions. He then joined Jean-Frédéric Neuburger's piano accompaniment class and the writing classes at the CNSMDP.

With his great curiosity, he takes a keen interest in the music of little-known composers such as Joseph Jongen (Sonata for flute, Trio for violin, viola and piano, works for solo piano, etc.), Mel Bonis (Sonata for flute, pieces for piano 4 hands, etc.) and Michio Mamiya (Japanese Folksongs for voice and piano, Sonata No. 2 for piano, etc.), whom he promotes at auditions, examinations and concerts.

Particularly interested in contemporary creation, he plays the piano at the performance of Alexandros Markeas's Porphyre Lagoon, and performs works by composers' classes at courses, academies and auditions. In 2018, he performed Roger Boutry's Variations sur un thème imaginaire in the presence of the composer.

In 2019, he will be singing lead in Didier Henry's production of Pelléas et Mélisande at the Conservatoire du 12ème arrondissement in Paris, and accompanying the Prodige Art Competition and the Concours des Lyres et des Arts in Paris. Winner of the Cap Ferret Music Open Competition, he has performed at numerous festivals in France and abroad, including the Périgord Noir Festival, the Musicalta Festival in Alsace, and the Lecce and Ceglie Messapica festivals in Italy. He regularly accompanies auditions and exams for classes at the Bordeaux Conservatoire, the Rueil-Malmaison Conservatoire and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris.