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The Golden Flute of Mr Nova (Clerkenwell International Music Series)

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An enchanting evening exploring an eclectic programme for flute and piano ranging from Donizetti to Cesar Franck and Debussy. Mr Nova performs on a 19.5 carats gold Powell flute, especially handcrafted for him

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G. Donizetti: Sonata in do

Camille Saint-Saens: Romance op.37

Franz Doppler: Fantasia pastorale ungherese op.26

Claude Debussy: Reverie / En bateau

Wilhelm Popp: Fantasia sull'opera Rigoletto di Giuseppe Verdi op. 335.

Cesar Franck: Sonata in A major

Giuseppe Nova, flute

Bertrand Giraud, piano


Giuseppe Nova

Giuseppe Nova's performances have been hailed in international publications. The Washington Post called his performance "charming." Other critics have commented enthusiastically: "enlightened performance... an extraordinary musical sense" (Il Giornale); "a magic performance of virtuosity" (Gazzetta del Sud); "musical art at its perfection" (Nice Matin, France); "a genius mode dialogue" (Nürtinger Zeitung, Germany); "in a class of his own" (Secolo XIX); and "simply divine…" Concert Reviews UK.

Giuseppe Nova graduated from the Conservatory in Turin and Conservatoire Supérieur de Lyon where he studied with the celebrated Maxence Larrieu. Described as one of the most outstanding Italian flutists of his generation, Mr. Nova made his debut in 1982 as a soloist with the RAI Symphony Orchestra. This marked the beginning of a brilliant career which has led him to perform in the most prestigious concert halls in Europe, the United States and Asia (Japan, Thailand, China, Korea, Singapour). Soloist with several Orchestras, such as Prague Virtuosi, Camerata Bohemica, Turin Philharmonic, Chesapeake Orchestra, Orchestre Côte d'Azur, Thailand Philharmonic, Arena di Verona Orchestra, in prestigious concert halls and Festivals, like Suntory Hall Tokyo, Rome Parco della Musica, Umbria Jazz, Washington Italian Embassy, Esterhàzy Castle, Teatro Filarmonico in Verona. As one of the most eagerly sought-after teachers, he has given master-classes worldwide (Beijing Conservatory, Koblenz Musiktage, Osaka University, Imola Academy, Seoul International Camp etc.); Assistant of Mr. maxence Larrieu at the Geneva Conservatory he taught at the Accademia di Pescara, at the Arts Academy Foundation in Rome, at the Scuola di Saluzzo, at. He has recorded extensively (many CDs are available on iTunes), with partners like Maxence Larrieu, Bruno Canino, Arnoldo Foà, Wolfgang Schulz, since 2006 he record with well-known Japanese label Camerata Tokyo. Mr. Nova plays a 19.5 carats gold Powell flute, especially made for him.

Bertrand Giraud

He obtained his Piano Diploma and his Chamber Music Diploma in 1995 at the Conservatory of Geneva in Dominique MERLET 's Class. Mr. Giraud has won numerous national and international musical competitions, such as the Flame Competition and the Chopin Piano Competition (Texas, USA). Mr Giraud has performed not only in Europe, but also in the two Americas, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailandia. An experienced soloist, he has worked with numerous conductors and orchestras (Lodz philharmonic, Lublin philharmonic Orchestre symphonique du Sodre, Orchestre provincial de Rosario, etc.) and played in several duets with other well-known musicians and chamber groups, such as Pierre AMOYAL, Bruno CANINO, Bruno PASQUIER, Henri DEMARQUETTE, Ami FLAMMER, Philippe PIERLOT, Benoit FROMANGER and L' Octuor de France, among others.

In 2000, he did his debut at New York, city where he is now invited on a regular basis. He is jugde for many nationals and internationals competitions. Since 1998, he is the artistic Director of the Jean FRANCAIX 's competition. Mr. Giraud has recorded 17 cds for Erol, Maguelone and Anima-Records. He has given many masterclasses in Serbie, Germania, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, and the USA.


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