Concert d'ouverture 2021

Thu 21 Oct. 2021

20:00, Conservatoire


THURSDAY 21 OCTOBER | 8:00 PM, Salle Franz Liszt, Geneva Conservatoire 

The Geneva Competition is delighted to be hosting one of the first concerts of the Haute École de Musique de Genève’s newly created Chamber Orchestra, an event which will launch this year’s public competition rounds. This new prestigious partnership, hosting Kevin Spagnolo, 1 st Prize in 2018 and a graduate of the HEM, will inaugurate an artistic collaboration which will greatly benefit the winners of our competitions.


The HEM Chamber Orchestra was founded in 2021 upon the initiative of several professors of the institution, all internationally renowned artists. The ensemble
functions most of the time without a conductor and is led by a college of professors, who perform alongside particularly talented students of the HEM,
selected upon audition. Ambassador for a cosmopolitan and international Geneva, this exceptional and highly modular ensemble offers cross-disciplinary experiences with other universities such as the HEAD and the Manufacture. It also develops projects with other Genevan cultural institutions, such as the Grand Théâtre and the Festival de Bellerive.


Kevin Spagnolo, clarinet (1st Prize 2018) 
Orchestre de chambre de la HEM
With the participants of professors: 
Lise Berthaud, viola 
Alberto Bocini, double bass
Ophélie Gaillard, cello
Sergey Ostrovsky, violin

Ludwig van Beethoven, String quartet n°11 - "Serioso", Op. 95 (arr. Gustav Mahler)
Ernest Bloch, "Prayer" - From Jewish Life, B. 54
Sergueï Prokofiev, Overture on hebrew themes, Op. 34
Béla Kovács, Sholem-alekhem, rov Feidman!
Béla Bartók, Divertimento pour orchestre à cordes
Béla Bartók, Romanian Folk Dances 

Free entrance