Piano aux Jacobins Festival - 2012 Croisements Festival

2012-05-25 19:30 - 2012-06-03 21:00

Piano aux Jacobins Festival - 2012 Croisements Festival

When: 25 May - 3 Jun, 2012
Where: Forbidden City Concert Hall, Oriental Art Center, Qintai Chamber music hall, Henan Art Center

Jacky Terrasson

2012中法文化之春 Festival Croisements 2012

Eight years of cooperation with China and a line-up of artists that is as exceptional as ever! This year, a trio of Chinese venues that will have the pleasure of welcoming respectively Jacky Terrasson in Shanghai and Philippe Léogé in Qingdao and Beijing, both of whom are emeritus jazz pianists, as well as Kotaro Fukuma, a prestigious and internationally successful pianist, and Adam Laloum, who was nominated for the Victoires de la Musique awards.

Created in Toulouse in 1979, the Piano aux Jacobins Festival is a big event dedicated to the piano held every year in September in Toulouse. Since 2005, the festival's artistic directors Catherine d’Argoubet and Paul-Arnaud Péjouan have worked to forge ever closer links between the festival and China by organising tours and special programming as part of the Croisements Festival in Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen.


Jacky Terrasson
Discovered in France alongside Barney Wilen at the end of the 1980s, the pianist Jacky Terrasson saw his fame grow when he joined the American scene by moving to New York in 1990, where he would accompany among others the singer Betty Carter.But it was the trio he formed with the bassist Ugonna Okegwo and the drummer Leon Parker that established him as a rising star of jazz piano, which he treated in a very percussive manner, rich in dynamic contrasts but never neglecting the melodic dimension.Terrasson won the Victoires du Jazz 2003 for his album Smile, which was selected as the Best Album of the Year 2003 at the Midem Festival in Cannes. He was also nominated at the Golden Djangos awards in the Major Artist of the Year category.

Philippe Léogé

Philippe Léogé
From the day he discovered the broken old piano at the back of his father's mechanics workshop,  Philippe Léogé dreamed of becoming a musician, a dream that is now reality. From a variety orchestras to jazz groups, Léogé taught himself to arrange music and became passionate about free improvisation, beyond styles and genres, with the sole aim of letting the music follow its influences. Creator of the mythical Big Band 31, this multifaceted artist has shared the stage with Glenn Ferris, Jimmy Gourley, DeeDee Bridgewater, Philip Catherine, Steve Grossman and many others. He set up the 'Jazz sur son 31' festival and is its artistic director and also created and arranged programming for the 'On the Frontiers of Jazz' festival in the Palais des Rois de Majorque in Perpignan.Above all, he excels in and chooses to identify with recital around improvisation. His current repertoire, entitled 'Impro-Visa-Songs', is a voyage where the reminiscences of melodies are pretexts for spontaneous and total improvisation.

Programme Jacky Terrasson and Philippe Léogé: Improvisation Jazz

Kotaro Fukuma


Kotaro Fukuma
Kotaro Fukuma, a pianist of Japanese origin, began studying piano at the age of five and was unanimously granted entry to the Higher Conservatory of Music in Paris in 2001. In August 2003, Kotaro won the First Grand Prize and the Chopin Prize at the Cleveland International Competition. He has also played with prestigious orchestras such as the Cleveland Orchestra, the Finnish Radio Symphony, the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, the Lincoln Orchestra, the Guangzhou Orchestra, the Charleston Orchestra etc. These days he performs all over the world, from the US to Europe and China, for our great listening pleasure.

Programme: "Spanish Passion & Shimmering Water"

ALBENIZ - extract from Iberia: Evocación, El Albaicín                
DEBUSSY - extract from Estampes: Evening in Grenada       
RAVEL - extract from Mirrors: Alborada del Gracioso        
LISZT - Spanish Rhapsody           
LISZT - The Years of Pilgrimage: extract third year: Water games at the Eastern Villa
RAVEL - Water games                               
ALBENIZ - extract from Iberia: Almería                        
DEBUSSY - extract from Images: Reflection in the water, Goldfish, the Island of Joy

Adam Laloum

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Adam Laloum
His first contact with the instrument took place relatively late in life and it was only from the age of 10 that Adam Laloum's passion for the piano began to flourish. He pursued his musical studies in the Toulouse Conservatory and entered Michel Béroff's class in the National Higher Conservatory of Music in Paris in 2002. During his years of study in Paris, he was able to work with musical personalities such as Daria Hovora, Jean Mouillère, Claire Désert, Christian Ivaldi, Ami Flammer and Vladimir Mendelssohn. He is now a well-known pianist in the French scene thanks to his nomination at the Victoires de la Musique awards and his career is taking an international direction because we will have the pleasure of welcoming him for the Piano aux Jacobins Festival for a tour in China.

Schumann - Novelette pour piano n°2 op 21, Novelette pour piano n°4 op 21, Sonate N°1 en fa dièse mineur op 11

III.Sherzo et Intermezzo           

Schubert - Sonata pour piano n°20 en A majeur D959

III.Scherzo (Allegro vivace)        
IV.Trio (un poco piu lento)           
V.Rondo (Allegro-Presto)


Organisers: Forbidden City Concert Hall, Oriental Art Center Concert Hall, Piano aux Jacobins Festival
Supported by: Embassy of France in China, Institut Français, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs

When Where Add.
25-27 May, 2012 Fri.-Sun. 19:30-21:00 Forbidden City Concert Hall West side of Tian’anmen, Tian’anmen, inside Zhongshan Park
1-3 Jun, 2012 Fri.-Sun. 19:30-21:00 Oriental Art Center 425, Dingxiang Road, Pudong, Shanghai
25-27 May, 2012 Fri.-Sun. 19:30-21:00 Qintai Chamber music hall Yuehu Bei’an, Hanyang District
29 May-1 Jun, 2012 Tue.-Fri. 19:30-21:00 Henan Art Center CBD,Dongxin xin Dist


*Information provided by 2012 Croisements Festival.


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