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Tour of the organist Frédéric Ledroit

Tour of the organist Frédéric Ledroit

Organist Frédéric Ledroit will be on in China from 18 to 23 August 2017.

He is spoken of by both the public and specialists alike as being spirited and enthusiastic, with a wild exuberance , but at the same time, deep, powerful, possessing a beautiful spirituality. His brilliant virtuosity and never-ending creativity excel throughout his improvisations, which are marked by his own personal 'stamp'.

The audience is constantly bowled over by the instantaneousness of his creations. He takes us with him as he journeys to enchanted places.

Every one of his interpretations is stunning in its originality; people are amazed by the way that he transforms and recreates well-known pieces.

The significance of his discography is shown by the praise it has received from the press, both at home and abroad.

Along with pianist Jean-Pierre Ferey, he formed the first duo for piano and organ, recording the repertoire written for this formation, and bringing about some new pieces. He worked creatively on the pieces of various contemporary composers, such as Capdenat, Rolin, Rossé, Claoué and Martin, with the aim of bringing their music to people's attention.

As Organ Master of Angoulême Cathedral, he managed to win over an important audience in creating the Charente International Festival of the Organ. He is its artistic director, the 'soul' of the festival.

As a composer, his vast catalogue (Editions Musicales Européennes, - EME) of more than 50 opuses has led to several state command performances, and productions in many international festivals.

He has composed a symphony, numerous melodies, pieces for piano, for organ, but also for guitar, harmonium, string quartets, and many other instrumental works for concert.

Programme:

Concerto la mineur BWV 593 Vivaldi-Bach (1685-1750)
« Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme » BWV J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Suite 2nd Tone Louis Nicolas Clérambault (1676-1749)
Récit de Nazard 2 minutes
Caprice sur les Grands Jeux
Prélude Ut dièse mineur Serge Rachmaninov (1873-1943) Transcription for organ of Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
Prélude, fugue et variation César Franck (1822-1890)

-Intermission-

Adagio and Toccata 5th symphony Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)
Passion of Christ from Saint Jean, opus 57d Frédéric Ledroit (1968) : 4th chapter: whom look for truth listens to my voice
Improvisation based on Movie theme:
-“Star Wars”, J. Williams
-“Mission”, E. Morricone

Born in Angoulême in 1968, his vocation as musician, organist, pianist, composer and improviser began from the very start of his musical studies at the age of six.

Musical studies crowned by numerous successes : gold medal for piano at Angoulême Conservatoire with B. Bouthinon-Dumas, five first prizes for organ at the Conservatoire National de Région de Lyon, international competitions at l'UFAM in Paris, and at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon. He has studied with the greatest organists – L.Robillard, J.Guillou, JP.Leguay, X.Darasse...

Frédéric Ledroit has always been attracted by a sacred repertoire. He was inspired to write 'A Mass for a New Century', after which he was named as an honorary citizen (citoyen d'honneur) of the town of Angoulême. Through his CD recordings he has been compared to a Duruflé or a Poulenc by major critics in France and elsewhere.

He is the qualified organ teacher at the Angoulême Conservatoire (Academy) -ENMD, Angoulême.

In 2003, The Minister of Culture awarded him with the honour of 'Chevalier dans l'ordre des Arts et Lettres' (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters).

He has recorded for radio and for television (France Musique, FR3, Mezzo...)

Through his career as a concert performer he has been able to give hundreds of concerts throughout the world on some of the most internationally-renowned instruments:

In France: Auxerre, Bordeaux, Montpellier, Agen, Camaret, Toulon, Poitiers, Lyon, Sète, Paris (La Madeleine, Notre Dame). At major international festivals:Italy (Naples, Varenna, Cava de Tirenni); Poland (Oliwa Cathedral);

The Netherlands; Germany (Hilldesheim, Stuttgart, Essen, Saint-Blasien); The United Kingdom 5southampton, Christchurch); Switzerland; Denmark; The USA (Baltimore, Salisbury, Lancaster).

 

18.08.2017 19:30
Ticket Prices :
‎¥150, 120,100, 80, 50, 20 ‎

 

Beijing Concert Hall

Beixinhua Jie No. 1

Xicheng district, Beijing, Beijing

 

 

23.08.2017 19:30
Ticketing: http://www.jsartcentre.org/ - 025-85437777/025-85438888

 

Jiangsu Province Culture Center

89 Zhongshan Nanlu

Baixia district, Nanjing, Jiangsu

 

Phone : 025-84699335

 

20.08.2017 19:30

 

Tianjin Grand Theater

Pingjiang Dao

Hexi district, Tianjin, Tianjin

 

Phone : 022-83882000,83882008

 

 

 

     

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