When & Where

San Pietro Church
Piazza XXVI Aprile, Cassano Spinola
Saturday 18 May, 9:15 pm

Admission

Free entry while seats are available.

Programme

FIRST PART

L. van Beethoven
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor Op. 37
I. Allegro con brio
II. Largo
III. Rondò. Allegro

SECOND PART

L. van Beethoven
Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
I. Poco sostenuto – Vivace
II. Allegretto
III. Presto
IV. Allegro con brio

Hugues Leclère

(France)
piano 
Born in France in 1968, Hugues Leclere perfected his playing with Catherine Collard before entering first nominated the conservatoire national superieur de musique de Paris, from which he graduated with high honors in piano, music theory, and chamber music.
He performs all other the world, in the USA (Cleveland, Bloomington, Boston, San Antonio…) and Canada (Montreal), in far east countries (Japan, China, Thailand), and in most of European countries : in France (Cite de la musique, Radio France, Chopin festival in Nohant), Netherlands (Concertgebouw and opera in Amsterdam), Deutschland (Musikhalle in Hambourg), Russia, Italy, Spain, Portugal (Coimbra Festival)… He is invited by many orchestras (Camerata of the Berliner Philharmoniker, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, National Orchestra of Lorraine, National Orchestra of Auvergne, Sate Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, Symphony and Opera Orchestra of Nancy, Minsk orchestra, Samara National Orchestra, , Timisoara Orchestra, the Ensemble Itinéraire…), directed by Jacques Mercier, Jean-Pierre Wallez, Arie Van Beek, Mikhail Shcerbakov, Ondrej Lenard, Sébastian Lang-Lessing, Enrique Batiz, Manuel Hernandez-Silva.
As outstanding interpreter of Debussy, Ravel and their contemporaries, Hughes Leclere confirms his full maturity in German repertoire (Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms…) in which he performs solo or in chamber music. He gives concerts with Augustin Dumay, the Streichquintett of the Berliner Philharmoniker, the soloists of Paris Orchestra, Talich, Modigliani and Amarcord quartets.
His passion for Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven brought him to research the original sonority of classical instruments. He owns a copy of Stein’s instrument which ideally fits with the masterpieces of late eighteen’s century.
Recognized actor of contemporary artistic life, Hugues Leclère works with many composers. In 2012, he has given more than 50 times in France and around the world his project Debussy, poet of modernity, rich of 22 creations commissioned to 22 composers. In addition, there are a number of original shows that intertwine the different artistic expressions, including actors Marie-Christine Barrault, Daniel Mesguich, Francis Huster and Alain Carré, and the painter Ruben Maya. In 2013, he designed three original shows that received the official label of the Centenary Mission of the First World War, including L’Engrenage 1913-14 where he shared the stage with journalist Patrick Poivre d’Arvor for more than 40 performances.
As SACD member, he has just created a new show devoted to Napoleon’s exile in Sainte-Hélène, the Death of the Eagle, where he shares the stage with comedian Francis Huster.
In 2017, with the improvisator Jean-François Zygel, he created two original shows, Bachmania and Debussymania, which mix the interpretation of works of authors with improvisations.
In 2018, for the centenary of the death of Claude Debussy, he gave his project Debussy, 12 Studies of modernity, to execute the past commissioned 10 studies to 10 composers in order to interlace the 12 Etudes of Debussy, from Hugues Dufourt, Stephen Hough, Franck Bedrossian.

Claude Villaret

(Switzerland)
Conductor
Born in Lausanne, Switzerland, Claude Villaret studied piano and conducting. He was then invited by the celebrated conductor, Bernard Haitink to follow his work at the Euyo and the Berliner Philharmoniker. In 1990 whilst living in Argentina, he founded the Youth Orchestra of Latin America and conducted them at the famous Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. On returning to Europe, in 1994 he won the much prized conducting competition of the music academy in Biel, following which he was invited to be guest conductor of the South Bohemian Chamber Philharmonic. His career as a conductor has since taken him to leading music centres such as Berlin, Milan, Zurich, Salzburg, Buenos Aires, London, Prague, Athen, Vienna, Lucerne and Geneva in famous concert halls like Buenos Aires Teatro Colon, Tonhalle Zürich, Megaron Athen, KKL Lucern, Smetana Hall Prague, Sala Sao Paolo in Sao Paolo and other international venues. He has maintained his interests in South America, between 1998 and 2006 he was principal guest conductor of the Orquestra Sinfonica Nacional (Brazil), during the seaons 2002 – 2004 permanent guest conductor of the Orquesta Sinfonica UNT de Tucuman(Argentina). In 2004 he was appointed chief conductor/artistic director of the TKO Chamber Orchestra Thurgau (Switzerland),in 2005 he was also appointed a principal guest conductor of the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra. His success has led to invitations to give conducting masterclasses in Germany and South America and also to be guest conductor at several music festivals.
His recent conducting repertoire includes the operas, La Boheme, Cosi fan tutte, Don Giovanni, Il Trovatore. In addition heenjoys being innovative in conducting many first performancesof both Swiss and foreign composers. He also realized projectscombining video installations with contemporary music.
2012 will see the release of a Cd with the Royal PhilharmonicOrchestra London and a second one with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana.

Orchestra Sinfonica Guido D’Arezzo

(Italy)
L’Orchestra Guido d’Arezzo si è costituita su iniziativa del M° Arnaldo Invernizzi.
Dal 1991, sotto la direzione di Antonio Eros Negri, l’orchestra ha affrontato lo studio e la prassi esecutiva della musica barocca italiana, tedesca e del repertorio classico; attualmente sta estendendo il suo repertorio a compositori contemporanei, anche con la collaborazione di altri direttori.
Per alcuni anni ha svolto attività con il Coro “S. Andrea” di Melzo con il quale nel 2001 ha registrato un CD con musiche inedite del compositore Giuseppe Vallaperti (1756-1814) e nel 2002 ha tenuto un concerto a Roma presso la Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere. Nel 2006, in occasione del 250° anniversario della nascita di W.A. Mozart, ha tenuto due concerti: il Requiem e un concerto sinfonico con la partecipazione della violinista Lycia Viganò. Dalla registrazione di quest’ultimo è stato prodotto recentemente l’album MP3 da parte di Official Halidon Music Store. L’Orchestra Guido d’Arezzo ha tenuto concerti a Milano, Pavia, Varese, Crema e Lugano e ha partecipato nel 2010 alla registrazione del CD dal vivo “Arnaldo Invernizzi, il Maestro” che raccoglie brani originali composti dal fondatore dell’orchestra. Ha iniziato altresì una proficua collaborazione con l’Associazione “Canti Corum”, esibendosi in varie chiese milanesi e nell’aula magna del Palazzo di Giustizia di Milano in occasione della commemorazione delle vittime del 9 aprile 2015.

Venue

San Pietro Church

Cassano Spinola