Ensemble Carton Jaune
Miharu Ogura piano
Beatriz Raimundo cello
Ernst Spyckerelle violin
Riccardo Acciarino clarinet
January 1941. Europe is on fire. Olivier Messiaen is a prisoner of war. He was held with other Frenchmen in Stalag VIII A, in eastern Germany. Fortunately, some of his fellow students could play music: Etienne Pasquier had a cello, Henri Akoka a clarinet and Jean Le Boulaire a violin, while Messiaen himself had access to a piano. The composer wrote for this heterogeneous quartet a vast fresco in eight movements. Inspired by the Apocalypse of Saint John, the work is not, however, full of darkness. On the contrary, streaked with bird songs, it multiplies the colorful flights towards the beyond.
Rightly considered one of the summits of twentieth-century chamber music, the Quartet for the End of Time is a perfect starting point for the first steps of a new ensemble, Carton Jaune, from the 2021 edition of the Ulysses program. These four musicians based in four different European cities add to their program a Jia Yi Lee creation. As the young Singaporean composer confessed a passion for the color of sounds, one of Messiaen’s great preoccupations during the winter of 1941, their dialogue beyond the end of time can only be stimulating.
Quartet for the end of time by Olivier Messiaen
New work by Jia Yi Lee, winner of the New Voices Academy 2022
Carton Jaune is an ensemble of musicians passionate about contemporary music and creation, which was founded by members of the ensemble Ulysses 2021. After having played on the stages of the most emblematic festivities of contemporary music in Europe (Manifeste, Royaumont, Mixtur) within the framework of the Academy, they decided to continue to nourish their complicity and common enthusiasm to play and create together. Four musicians based in four different cities in Europe, Carton Jaune is an ensemble that aims to give voice to the music of today.
The pianist/composer Miharu Ogura was born in Tokyo and is now based in Frankfurt. After winning seven prizes including the “André Chevillon – Yvonne Bonnaud” composition prize at the 2018 Orleans International Piano Competition, she began building her international career. Tours and projects have already taken her to other European countries, such as Darmstädter Ferienkurse, ManiFeste, Royaumont, Klangspuren Schwaz, the Mixtur Festival, the Monopiano Festival, etc. She also completed an artistic residency at Fontevraud Abbey in March 2019.
Beatriz Raimundo is a Portuguese cellist born in Lisbon, currently based in Geneva. The center of his activity is chamber music with various artistic projects such as the Quarteto Tejo. As a soloist, she has won several prizes in performance competitions (1st prize Vasco Barbosa Competition and3rd prize Prémio Jovens Músicos Competition in 2021) and played accompanied by the orchestra Filarmonia das Beiras in 2022. After her master’s degree in teaching, she finished in 2022 the master’s degree composer-performer at the Haute École de Musique de Genève in the class of Ophélie Gaillard and Joshua Hyde, focusing on experimental contemporary creation.
Ernst Spyckerelle is a Belgian-Luxembourg violinist based in Amsterdam. He won several prizes in performance competitions (1st prize in the Luxembourg Young Soloists Competition, 2012,3rd prize in the Triumph of Art string competition in Brussels, 2015). He has perfected his approach to contemporary music with Jeanne-Marie Conquer, soloist of the Ensemble Intercontemporain. His passion for contemporary music has led him to perform with the Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Linea Studio MusikFabrik, Ulysses Ensemble, Lucerne Festival Academy, New European Ensemble and Asko|Schoenberg Ensemble. He is the violinist and arranger for the Amsterdam-based Intercontinental Ensemble, a chamber music nonet for which he has composed works and rearranged symphonies for performance in a more intimate setting.
“For Acciarino, there are no borders” is how the Corriere della Sera (a famous Italian newspaper) defines Acciarino, a multi-instrumentalist and winner of international awards, who is active as a soloist, with leading orchestras (Filarmonica della scala, Pomeriggi Musicali, EMO, LFCO etc.) and renowned ensembles (Ensemble Modern, Divertimento Ensemble, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Syntax Ensemble etc.) Since 2022, he has been developing a research project in collaboration with several European universities (Zurich, Milan, Florence, Ghent), which has led to the creation of the festival “The No Way Experience” and to a series of musical events for associations such as Guerrilla Classics, School of Commons, Amici della Musica Milano, etc.
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