Photos Silvia Careddu © Neda Navae

Photo Elçim Özdemir © Tashko Tasheff


Silvia Careddu, flute – Elçim Özdemir, viola – Anne Bassand, harp

Sunday, October 5, 2014 – 14:15 – Church of Bursins


  • Maurice Ravel • Sonatine for flute, viola and harp • arr. C. Salzedo
  • Pierre-Octave Ferroud • Trois pièces pour flûte seule
    • Bergère captive • Jade • Toan-Yan la fête du double cinq
  • Gabriel Fauré • Fantaisie op. 79
  • Claude Debussy •  Syrinx
  • Claude Debussy • Sonata for flute, alto and harp

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Silvia Careddu, flute

Silvia Careddu, Grand Prix á l’ unanimité and Public Prize of the 56th Geneva International Music Competition, was born in Cagliari (Italy) in 1977.

After years of intense studies with her mentor Riccardo Ghiani, attending at the same time the three-years specialization Academy with Raymond Guiot in Rome, Silvia decided to continue her formation in France, at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris, where she obtained the 1er Prix á l’unanimité, avec les felicitations du jury in the classes of P.Y. Artaud, F. Souchard and M. Bourgue.

Aurèle Nicolet, Riccardo Ghiani, Florence Souchard and Emmanuel Pahud marked strongly her musical path.

She has won national and international music competitions, among which: Syrinx International Flute Competition, Prix de l’Académie de Villecroze, Jeunes Talents de la Flute, Premio Sassari, Cagliari Lion’s Club, Fnapec-Chamber Music Competition.

Recently she was nominated principal flute of the famous Austrian orchestra Wiener Symphoniker.
In the last 10 years, she was solo flute of the Konzerthausorchester Berlin and since 2011 she holds the same position at the Kammerakademie Potsdam.
Silvia Careddu collaborates as principal flute with major european orchestras, like Bayerisch Rundfunk Orchester, Sinfonieorchester Koln-WDR, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Bamberger Symphoniker, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestra Sinfonica A. Toscanini, Münchner Kammerorchester, Philharmonia Orchestra.

Very devoted to pedagogy, she teaches at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin and as Guest Professor at the Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Badajoz, Spain.
She gives Masterclasses for flute, chamber music and orchestral repertoire in Corea (Summer and Winter academies in Odaesan and Sorak, University of Seul) and in Europe (Académie des Arcs and Academie Spivakov, France), La semana musicale de Salceda e Curso de perfeccionamiento de Anento (Spain).

As a soloist and for chamber music concerts, Silvia is regularly invited in international Music Festivals, among which: Schleswig Holstein, Festival des Arcs, Bürgenstock Momente, Festival de Pollença, Festival de l’ Emperi, Riva del Garda, Hitzacker Festival, Flautissimo, Fukuoka Flute Japan Convention, NFA Flute Convention in USA, AFE Flute Convention in Spain, Festival de Colmar, Festival de Bellerive, Festival d’ Entrecasteaux..

Elçim Özdemir, viola

Elcim Özdemir was born in Ankara, Turkey. She was 10 years of age when she started playing the viola. She was immediately fascinated by the special sonority of this instrument, both sombre and profound, and dedicated herself to becoming a viola player. She accomplished her studies brilliantly in her home town music academy and thereafter perfected her studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Lyon in the class of Tasso Adamopoulos.

Elcim Özdemir feels that her instrument plays an important role in chamber and orchestral music as it is placed in the centre of the formation and is immersed in the surrounding music thus acting as a link between the tonalities of the various instruments and bringing a warm touch to the musical ensemble.

As a member of various groups of chamber music, she has had the opportunity to play in numerous festivals and to perform as soloist at concerts all over the world, transmitted by radio and television.

Anne Bassand, harp

Anne Bassand was born in Geneva and studied the harp with Catherine Eisenhoffer at Conservatoire de Musique de Genève. Thereafter, she studied at the Ecole Normale de Paris with Marie-Claire Jamet before perfecting her art with Susann McDonald at the Indiana University, USA. She also had the advantage of the teachings of Pierre Jamet and the pianist György Sebök. In 1992 she was the prize-winner of the USA international harp competition.

Anne Bassand is a contemporary music enthusiast, a member of the Contrechamps ensemble and participates in various compositions.

She played in various festivals such as the Festival der Zukunft in Ernen, the Festival “Musique et Amitié” in Bienne, the Autumn Festival in Paris, the Festival van Vlaaderen in Belgium, the Festival “Wien Modern”, the Festival de Gargilesse, the Festival de Witten, the Neue Tag für Musik in Zürich, the Festival Archipel in Genève, Salzburg and Metz.

Anne Bassand has recorded many CDs with different groups.

She teaches the harp at Luzern Musikhochschule and chamber music at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne.

Anne Bassand believes in the importance of transmitting her knowledge; she studies pedagogy and has a critical approach to her teaching of the harp in her classes at the Haute Ecole de Genève.