Fifteen days later, the Dome of the Great Stables was the setting for concerts directed by Leonardo García Alarcón, whose refined and incisive conducting inspired the guest soloists, Cappella Mediterranea and the Chamber Choir of Namur in breathtaking artistic transcendence. The weekend’s festivities opened with a rarely heard, recently rediscovered masterpiece by baroque composer Michelangelo Falvetti: Il Diluvio Universale (The Great Flood), and reached a climax with a powerful performance of Monteverdi’s Vespers. The distribution of the artists throughout this unique space allowed the audience to experience their virtuosity in sumptuous surround sound.
Throughout both weekends, the festival renewed its cherished tradition of offering a free masterclass for students from conservatories in Chantilly and the region, which participants have described as an ‘unforgettable experience’.
Following on from this year’s thrilling and emotionally rich spring edition, who will be the next artists in the spotlight in Chantilly?
The fall edition of ‘Coups de Cœur’ in Chantilly will continue the artistic excellence already established in previous incarnations. Lauded as one of the greatest string quartets active today, the Modigliani Quartet has invited, to our great delight, the baritone Matthias Goerne, pianists Benjamin Grovesnor and Iddo Bar-Shaï, violinist Sayaka Shoji and the young Elmire Quartet… Together, they will create a voyage into the heart of the most beautiful pages of the chamber music repertoire.
For this final weekend of the Coups de Cœur for 2023, we have the joy of welcoming back the iconic Martha Argerich. This will be a unique opportunity to attend a world premiere: for the first time, Miss Argerich will be accompanied by her daughters Lyda Chen on violin and Annie Dutoit as narrator, along with her two grandsons David Chen and Roman Blagojevic, both on piano, for a familial Carnival of the Animals that promises to be one of the highlights of the weekend. We will also hear the French premiere of Sephardic Songs arranged by Alberto Hemsi, shining light on the Jewish cultural influence in Martha’s creative output. Pianists Stephen Kovacevich, Theodosia Ntokou, Dong-Hyek Lim, soprano Tehila Nini Goldstein, clarinet virtuoso Nicolas Baldeyrou, percussionist Emmanuel Curt… Just a few of the stars set to perform alongside this indefatigable piano icon.
An exceptional setting, internationally renowned artists whose talent exceeds the emotional capacity of the heart ensure an unforgettable moment will unfold over each weekend of the Coups de Cœur in Chantilly, creating a truly inspiring musical adventure, incomparable yet accessible to all.