Selected among the most promising artists of the Académie du Festival d’Aix, six new young talents have now been named 2017 HSBC Laureates. They are under 30, French, Italians, Latvians, Polish, the 2017 HSBC Laureates are: Catherine Trottmann (mezzo-soprano), Paul-Antoine Benos-Djian (countertenor), Jakub Józef Orliński (countertenor), Fabien Hyon (tenor), Enrico Cicconofri (pianist) and the musicians of the Trio Sōra.
Throughout the 2017-2018 season, the HSBC Laureates will delve deeper the experience gained during the Festival d’Aix, and will perform in concert in France, in Chile (Teatro del Lago) and in the United States (National Sawdust, New York) with as from last night an inaugural concert at the Philharmonie de Paris. On last night's programme: the romantic ideal of the meeting of the arts with the uncut version of the epic cycle Romanzen aus Ludwig Tiecks « Magelone » op. 33 by Brahms.
With this twelfth promotion of eight artists, HSBC France, since 2006 in partnership with the Festival d’Aix, furthers its support for the promotion of young talents:
You are under 30 years old? You are a singer or a pianist? You are willing to take part in an advanced vocal programme and be at the very heart of the greatest lyrical art festival on next summer [...]