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Festival: Liszt en Provence


July 21 – October 20, 2019

Liszt en Provence was founded in 1998 by Thérèse Français, whose passion for the piano and love of the music of Franz Liszt inspired her to create a festival in his name. It is held every summer in the prestigious Provencal vineyard and winery of Château Saint Estève, in the ownership of her husband’s family since 1809. The festival focusses on recitals from the romantic piano repertoire, most of them given on a large terrace in front of the château (with an alternative indoor venue, later in the season, in the former orangerie)..

Among the prominent pianists welcomed at Liszt en Provence have been Marc-André Hamelin, in its first year and many other occasions, Nikolai Demidenko, Kun Woo Païk, Stephen Hough, Mikhail Rudy, Pietro De Maria, Alexandre Tharaud, Kit Armstrong, Barry Douglas, Cyprien Katsaris, Konstantin Lifschitz, François-Frédéric Guy, Francesco Libetta, Hamish Milne, Roger Muraro, Yevgeny Sudbin, Yulianna Avdeeva, and Daniil Trifonov. In addition to such artists of established renown, the festival invites emerging young pianists.

The 2019 season, comprising 6 concerts, begins with the Berlioz Nuits d’Eté in an exclusive arrangement for piano and cello accompaniment. Later concerts include rising stars of the piano, such as Daniel Ciobanu, Alexandre Kantorow, and Suzana Bartal (in an all Liszt recital) as well as a tribute to Paganini in the form of the original Caprices for solo violin and their transformation by Liszt, Busoni and Friedman. A later date in October will be devoted to harpsichord music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Château Saint Estève is located 8 km north of Orange near Avignon, enabling opera fans attending the famous Chorégies to combine opera and an evening of romantic piano music at Liszt en Provence. Free parking is provided. All concerts are followed by a complimentary glass of wine with the artist of the evening.

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UchauxHommage à Berlioz

Hommage à Berlioz
Liszt, Berlioz, Saint-Saëns, Sarasate
Verene Andronikof; Alexey Lundin; Vytautas Sondeckis; Tatiana Fedoseeva

UchauxRécital Daniel Ciobanu

© carnegie hall
Mozart, Liszt, Mussorgsky
Daniel Petrica Ciobanu, Piano

UchauxRécital Liszt

© Jean-Baptiste Millot
Suzana Bartal, Piano

UchauxRécital Alexandre Kantorow

© Jean-Baptiste Millot
Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Fauré, Liszt, Saint-Saëns
Alexandre Kantorow, Piano

UchauxPaganini et Liszt

Paganini et Liszt
Paganini, Liszt, Busoni, Friedman
François Pineau-Benois; Goran Filipec