Place: American Cathedral in Paris | City: Paris, France
Works for flute and guitar by Bartok, Tedesco, Takemitsu and Piazzolla (program details)
The Duo SoliPse was formed in 2011 by flutist Elena Stojceska and guitarist Romain Petiot. They performed in various cities and festivals in France, Czech Republic and Italy such as the festival of Arromanches, the "Maskfest" festival in San Marino, the "Forfest" festival in Kromeritz, the Château de Bosmelet, Châtellerault, Livry-Gargan and different venues in Paris.
The flute/guitar chamber music formation has drawn interest among composers since Astor Piazzolla and his Histoire du tango. Hence, the Duo SoliPse tend to play essentially XXth and XXIst century music including pieces by composers such as Doïna Rotaru, Massimiliano Messieri, Toru Takemitsu or Edison Denisov. On the other hand, the Duo SoliPse is inclined towards folk inspired music from Béla Bartók, Dusan Bogdanovic, Miroslav Tadic, Ravi Shankar...
They premiered the piece Liebes-Lied by Massimiliano Messieri in 2016. The duo was invited to participate in the conference "Opportunities for international cooperation" which will take place in the 2017 edition of the Forfest festival.
Flutist Elena Stojceska won First Prize at the 2004 AudiMozart Competition in Rovereto, Italy. Other successes in international competitions include top prizes at National Flute and Chamber Music Competitions in Macedonia (and former Yugoslavia), as well as in France at the European Competition of Music, Buffet-Crampon and Gaston Crunelle-Lucien Wurmser flute competitions.
Ms. Stojceska has appeared as soloist with the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra, Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento, Paul Kuentz Orchestra, Orchestra of Auvergne, Bacau Symphony Orchestra and French flutes orchestra.
She has performed recitals and chamber music concerts at important venues in France, Italy, Great Britain, Turkey, Luxembourg, Holland, Macedonia, and has taken part in Festivals throughout Europe, including W.A.Mozart Festival in Rovereto, Skopje and Ohrid Summer Festivals, Maskfest Festival in Bologna, Festival d'Arromanches, Festivals in Luxembourg, Nederlands and Croatia.
She also plays regularly in different orchestras under conductors such as John Nelson, Mykola Diaidura, Wolfgang Doerner, Hervé Nicquet... She has participated in several recordings with the French Flutes Orchestra, including the CD "Hommage a Roger Bourdin" ed. Traversières, "The Magic Flutes" ed. Radio Romania and title "Paris a le Coeur Tendre " with Georges Moustaki, ed. Virgin Records.
Recipient of scholarships from Open Society Macedonia, French Government, Albert Roussel Foundation, Ministry of Culture of Macedonia, Ms. Stojceska studied in France and Italy with Pierre-Yves Artaud, Peter Lukas Graf, Vincent Lucas, Aurèle Nicolet and Irena Grafenauer among others.
She currently resides in Paris and teaches at the Livry-Gargan Conservatory as well as the Paris Center Conservatory – CMA W.A.Mozart.
French guitarist Romain Petiot won Third Prize at the 2011 Guitarmania competition in Almada, Portugal. Other success in international competitions includes Fourth prize at the 2011 Guitar Art Festival in Belgrade, Serbia, as well as the finals of the 3rd Robert J. Vidal competition in France.
He has performed on recitals and chamber music concerts in France, Italy, Czech Republic, Portugal and Spain and was invited at divers Festivals such as Automne Musical of Châtellerault, the festival of Arromanches in Normandy, Maskfest in San Marino or by the French cultural institute of Valencia, Spain.
He studied at the Conservatory of Châtellerault, where he graduated in 2006, and at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris "Alfred Cortot" where he received the Superior Diploma for Execution with the honors from the jury, in 2009. Also, he received in 2012 the Perfection studies Diploma of the Aulnay-sous-Bois Conservatory and just graduated his pedagogy master from Paris Conservatory (CNSMDP).
His teachers includes Sebastien Cabrier, Alberto Ponce and Judicaël Perroy, and he completed his guitar studies attending master-classes with David Russell, Zoran Dukic, Marcin Dylla, Irina Kulikova, Carlo Marchione, Marco Smaili, Lorenzo Micheli, Alvaro Pierri and Jeremy Jouve among others.
Romain was born in 1987 and currently resides in Paris where he teaches in the Conservatories of Kremlin-Bicêtre and Palaiseau.
Danses roumaines, B.Bartok
Toward the sea, T.Takemitsu
Histoire du Tango, A.Piazzolla