Tour & Records

HSBC Laureates' tour 2018-2019

TOULOUSE • Saint-Pierre des Cuisines Auditorium • Les Grands Interprètes • 10 December 2018 - 8pm
The Lyrical Instinct
Evan Hughes (bass-baritone), 2016 HSBC Laureate
Hélio Vida (pianist), 2014 HSBC Laureate

BEIRUT • American University of Beirut • Beirut Chants Festival • 14 December 2018 - 8pm
The Lyrical Instinct
Evan Hughes (bass-baritone), 2016 HSBC Laureate
Hélio Vida (pianist), 2014 HSBC Laureate

LILLE • Opéra de Lille • 30 January 2019 - 6pm
La Belle Maguelone
John Chest (baritone), 2015 HSBC Laureate
Marcelo Amaral (piano)

LILLE • Opéra de Lille • 6 March 2019 - 6pm
The flight of Sōra
Clara Schumann, Trio in G minor, op. 17
Ludwig van Beethoven, Trio n°7 op. 97, "To the Archduke"
Trio Sōra, 2017 HSBC Laureate

NANTES • Théâtre Graslin • Les Art'Scènes • 23 April 2019
Baroque Belle Époque
Arias, dances and melodies by Lambert, Charpentier, Marais, Fauré, Debussy, Messager
Lea Desandre (mezzo-soprano), 2016 HSBC Laureate
Thomas Dunford (theorbo)


HSBC Laureates' records

(under the label Alpha Classics)

Die Schöne Maguelone
John Chest (baritone), 2015 HSBC Laureate
Marcelo Amaral (piano)
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Black is The Colour
Anna Stéphany (mezzo-soprano), 2006 HSBC Laureate
Labyrinth Ensemble
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Mozart
Van Kuijk Quartet, 2014 HSBC Laureate
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Grieg Wolf Strauss Grøndhal
Mari Eriksmoen (soprano), 2009 HSBC Laureate
Alphonse Cemin (piano), 2010 HSBC Laureate
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Nocturnes
Rupert Charlesworth (tenor), 2011 HSBC Laureate
Edwige Herchenroder (piano), 2013 HSBC Laureate
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Die schöne Maguelone
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Die Schöne Magelone

John Chest (baritone) — 2015 HSBC Laureate
Marcelo Amaral (piano)

Associated with pianist Marcelo Amaral, John Chest presents Die Schöne Maguelone by Johannes Brahms. Of all the rich lieder production composed by Brahms, Romances of Maguelone by Ludwig Tieck op.33 is the only true cycle. Brahms knew these folk tales since childhood but it is thanks to Schumann that he discovered the novel by Ludwig Tieck. The work is representative of this poetic and idealized reinvention of the Middle Ages, characteristic of German Romanticism.
"It is especially the epic scale of the cycle - a real pocket opera supported by a piano writing of great complexity - that strikes the listener" writes Timothée Picard in the booklet.

Released on 22 Februay 2019
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Disque "Black is The Colour"
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Black Is the Colour

Anna Stéphany (mezzo-soprano) — 2006 HSBC Laureate
Labyrinth Ensemble Hanna Weinmeister (violin) | Anahit Kurtikyan (violin) | Sebastian Eyb (viola) | Benjamin Nyffenegger (cello) | Pamela Stahel (flute) | Robert Pickup (clarinet) | Clément Noël (oboe) | Julie Palloc (harp) | Hans-Peter Achberger (percussion) | Sergi Sempere (percussion)

Anna Stéphany and the Labyrinth Ensemble take us on a trip to Auvergne, Sicily, Armenia and Azerbaijan thanks to Luciano Berio's Folk Songs, in Andalusia with the Psyche's Falla on a poem by Georges-Jean Aubry, and in the world of Jules Renard with the Natural Histories composed by Ravel.

Released in January 2018
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"Classical album of the week" by The Guardian, February 2018

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CD Lauréat HSBC Quatuor Van Kuijk
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Mozart

Van Kuijk Quartet — 2017 HSBC Laureate
Nicolas Van Kuijk (violin)
Sylvain Favre-Bulle (violin)
Emmanuel François (viola)
François Robin (cello)

Haydn and Mozart: we often put these two in the same bag. What better proof of this closeness than this dedication "To my dear friend Haydn"?
And yet, if one wanted to convince oneself of the difference between Haydn's quartets and Mozart's quartets, nothing would fall further than this program of the Van Kuijk Quartet.

(Extract from the booklet written by Stéphane Goldet)

Released in September 2016
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Choc Classica 2016
Diapason Découverte 2016

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CD Lauréats HSBC Mari Eriksmoen & Alphonse Cemin
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Grieg Wolf Strauss Grøndhal

Mari Eriksmoen (soprano) — 2009 HSBC Laureate
Alphonse Cemin (piano) — 2010 HSBC Laureate

For their first recital, HSBC Laureates Mari Eriksmoen and Alphonse Cemin have chosen a programme combining Norwegian and German songs and lieder.

Released in February 2016 
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Disque Nocturnes des Lauréats HSBC
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Nocturnes

Rupert Charlesworth (ténor) — 2011 HSBC Laureate
Edwige Herchenroder (piano) — 2013 HSBC Laureate

Since the dawn of time, night and its mysteries have inspired poets and musicians. This recital for voice and piano recalls that: it is presented as a nocturnal promenade through diverse aesthetics, troubling atmospheres and profoundly contrasting emotions.

Released in January 2015
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Lyric Record Academy Award 2016

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