“Allemagne-Brésil”, opening concert of La Côte Flûte Festival

Thursday, October 2, 2014 • 20:00 • Grand-Champ Theater


Music versus football !!!
Not to be missed.
Five musicians slipping into football gear, football , running, dribbling,playinpositions and movements
Playing the match over and over limited by the four corners of the stage, these” impromptu” musicians metamorphose into musical athletes, making music with the football !!!

The music

Stylistic Concerto written by Santo Friederich alias J-M Bossini, after Bach, Villa Lobos, Pascoal, Jobim and Bonfa.

Artistic Team

Yves Charpentier, Ideas and artistic direction – Marie Lise Naud, choreographer – Phillippe Andrieux and Katrina Brennermann, theatre scenographie, lights, and images – Natasha Costechareire, costumes

Is it reasonable to play Bach’s fugue in shorts and football studs ?
Of course….” L’Equipe Magazine”
A surprising and exulting show. ” Telerama (TT).

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Since 1991 this is a permanent ensemble which dedicates itself to the creation of theatrical works and to concerts putting music and the instrumentalists in the centre of the stage.

This group is designated since 2011, by the Minister of Culture and Communication /DRAC Ile de France , for its National and International influence, for its innovative qualities, its creation and distribution.
” The finest French Wind Quartet” Washington Times.

Yves Charpentier

Encouraged by the great flautist Michel Debost, Yves Charpentier established the “Concert Impromptu” in 1989, and initiated some ideas with enthusiastic artists wishing to create new alliances on stage.
Being an art collector and fervent reader of modern poetry inspired his writing of music, played as a soloist or with the ensemble .
First prize for flute virtuosity at the Superior Music Acadamy of Geneva. Named for his first appointment in the class of Jean Claude Hermanjat.
Prize winner at the International Chamber Music Competition in Martigny Switzerland.
Laureat at the Robert Laurent – Vibert Foundation. Former student of Politcal Science at Lyon University.

Violaine Dufès, Oboe

Taught by Maurice Bourgeois and Alexei Ogrintchouk at the Geneva Musical High School, Violaine  obtained her Masters as soloist with distinction, and also won the “Raymond Weill” special prize .
She is also very accomplished in her Classical Dance training at the Nimes Conservatory and Modern Dance at the Lyon Regional Conservatory.

Jean Christopher Murer , Clarinette

After a degree in musicology at the University of Strasbourg in 1990, Jean C Murer studied at The French National Conservatory ,Lyon in the class of Jacques di Donato.
His encounters with the modern clarinetist Armand Angster and the composer Helmut Lachenmann made their mark. He is committed to the ” Concert Impromptu” since 1996, particularly undertaking varied transcripts and arrangements for the quintets from Debussy to Gil Evans by way of Abed Azrié.

Suzanne Schmid ,Horn

Suzanne Schmid finished her course of advanced studies at the Conservatory of Fribourg in Brisau with the Professor Bruno Scneider . In 2011 she qualified from the Musical High School of Hans Eisler in Berlin, after studying with the Professor Marie Lise Neunecker.

In 2010/2011 she had the job of academician in the Gottingen Symphony Orchestra. Suzanne made her debuts with her father, Engelbert Schmid, player and maker of horns. As a Concert musician she has given performances in Germany and China, with the support of the Deuchers Musikrat.
Since 2010 Suzanne has played in prestigious places the Munich Chamber Orchestra, Lausanne Chamber orchestra and the Deutches Symphony Orchestra (in Berlin.)

Suzanne received a grant from 2006 to 2011 from the “Studienstiffing des Deutches Volkes ” and won first prize in 2003 and 2004 awarded to the “Jungend Musiziert”.

Vincent Legoupil, Bassoon.

Vincent Legoupil was just six when he first played a few notes on a bassoon in the class of Philip Bertemont at the Regional Conservatory of Caen where he won first prize, by a unanimous decision, for both this instrument and Chamber Orchestra.
After this he joined the class of Laurent Lefèvre at the Superior Conservatory of Paris, and then the class of Gilbert Audin at the National Higher Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris, where he won a prize in 2008.
Very tied to French Schooling and French Bassoon, he has performed as soloist with numerous French Orchestras such as L’Opus 14, The International City, The Caen, and the Auvergne Orchestras

He joined the “Concert Impromptu” in Spring 2009.

He has also obtained First Prize at the CNSM of Paris.