Foto: Kaupo Kikkas

SIMON CALLAGHAN. In his native France and around the world, audiences are moved by the sensitivity of the playing of this artist who “makes the piano sing so wonderfully” (La Lettre du Musicien). Nicolas Stavy performs in prestigious international contexts such as the Festival de la Roque d’Anthéron, the Festival Piano aux Jacobins, the Chopin festivals at Nohant and Bagatelle, the Festival de l’Orangerie de Sceaux, the Piano(s) Festival of Lille, the Festival Berlioz, the Musée d’Orsay, the Salle Pleyel, the EuroArt Praha Festival, the International Granada “Fex” Festival, the Klavier-Festival Ruhr, Casals Hall (Tokyo), ), the Romanian Athenaeum (Bucharest), Victoria Hall (Geneva), the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 92nd Street Y (New York), etc. He has performed with major orchestras such as the Suisse Romande Orchestra, the Utah Symphony, the Sinfonietta de Lausanne, the Bucharest Philharmonic, the Orchestre National de Lille, the Orchestre de la Garde Républicaine, etc. Ever avid for discovery, Nicolas Stavy performs chamber music with such colleagues as Cédric Tiberghien, Karine Deshayes, the Quatuor Ebène, etc. He alternated with Mikhail Rudy performing for the stage play “The Pianist” (after the book by Wladyslaw Szpilman), featuring actor Robin Renucci. He has also participated in other projects with well-known actors, including Didier Sandre, Brigitte Fossey and Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt. Nicolas Stavy is a prizewinner of several international competitions: the Special Prize at the Chopin Competition in Warsaw in 2000, 2nd Prize in the Geneva International Competition in 2001, 4th Prize in the Gina Bachauer Competition in the U.S. in 2002, 2nd Prize in the Young Concert Artists competition in New York in 2003, etc. His last CDs were greeted with FFFF Télérama, the Guardian, ***** by Classica, ***** by Diapason, “coup de Coeur” France Musique…, Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik.

Monday, 16.08.2021
7.30 pm: Recital

Simon Callaghan

Festival programme

Cécile Chaminade
6 Romances sans paroles op.76
Chanson Brétonne
Cyrill Scott
Sonate Nr.1 op.66
Allegro con spirito- Adagio-Scherzo- Fugue
Vincent d´Indy
Poëme des montagnes op.15 (1881)
- „à Emmanuel Chabrier"
Le chant des bruyères
Danses rhythmiques
Plein air
Arnold Bax
Sonate Nr.4 (1932)
Allegro giusto
Allegretto quasi Andante