Director of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris
Émilie Delorme has been the director of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris since 1st January 2020.
Born in Villeurbanne in 1975, Émilie Delorme graduated in civil engineering from Mines at the same time as studying at the conservatory in Nancy, which she then completed with a postgraduate course in the management of cultural institutions (ISMC) while working at the IMG Artists agency in Paris. She joined the teams for the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in September 2000 in the production service, then was appointed at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels in October 2003 to work in artistic planning. Throughout this time, she was in charge of many productions and tours, focusing on contemporary creations and unusual projects and, in particular, supporting artists such as Klaus Michael Grüber, Luc Bondy, Pina Bausch, Pierre Boulez, Robert Lepage, Robert Carsen, Anne-Teresa de Keersmaeker, Deborah Warner, Philippe Boesmans, Kazushi Ono, Toshio Hosokawa, Trisha Brown, etc.
After he was appointed, Bernard Foccroulle brought her to Aix-en-Provence and put her in charge of directing the Académie du Festival in 2009. Émilie Delorme developed it into a benchmark centre of excellence for vocal and instrumental training, a workshop for reflection, experimentation and creating innovative forms and operas, as well as a place for the professional development of young artists. Multidisciplinary, intercultural, creation and mediation activities have been put in place across all its programmes.
She worked with Bernard Foccroulle to create the ENOA (European Network of Opera Academies), which she has run since 2011. Since 2010, she has been actively working to develop the Festival activities with countries in the Mediterranean Basin, in particular forming the creation of the Medinea network (MEDiterranean INcubator of Emerging Artists) and creating the Kalila wa Dimna opera in 2016. She has been running the Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée since it was integrated with the academy in 2014, the Aix en Juin Festival programme and artistic projects linked to the Festival’s mediation work.
During her eleven years of working with Bernard Foccroulle and then with Pierre Audi, she has made a huge contribution, as part of the management committee, towards making the Festival d’Aix a project that combines the pursuit of artistic excellence based on creation in a broader sense with a strong desire to share and disseminate, establishing it as a 21st century opera laboratory.
Her expertise in professional integration, international cooperation and intercultural dialogue have led her to help out with many professional meetings and conferences.
At the same time, since 2001, she has been helping organise the Festival de Salon-de-Provence (formerly Musique à l’Emperi), becoming its president in 2013 having been asked by the artistic directors, Éric Le Sage, Paul Meyer and Emmanuel Pahud. She has also been the secretary general of GMEM, Centre National de Création Musicale in Marseille, since 2012.
Jeanne Maisonhaute is a multi-faceted French cellist. Exploring different forms of expression through the prism of her instrument, she builds a varied, borderless and innovative repertoire combining eras and genres.
She began playing the cello in the class of Elisabeth Ley-Chenivesse, then with Philippe Bary at the Conservatoire «Paul Dukas» in Paris. She then studied at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels in the class of Marie Hallynck and graduated with the Greatest Distinction in June 2005. Admitted to the Hochschule Musik und Theater in Zürich, she graduated as a soloist in June 2007.
She is admitted in 2014 to the doctorate in interpretation of the CNSMD of Lyon/Université Jean Monnet de Saint-Etienne/IRCAM Centre Pompidou
Winner of numerous competitions, such as the 1st Prize of the «Royaume de la Musique de Radio France» competition (1999), the Fely Wasel Prize (2005), the «Most Promising Participant» Prize at the Aram Katchaturian International Cello Competition (2006). She has received the advice of prominent cellists such as Wolfgang Boettcher, Lluis Claret, Frans Helmerson, Oleg Kogan, Philippe Muller, Martti Roussi, Jiang Wang, Tsuyoshi Tsutsutsumi and renowned figures such as Thomas Kakuska, Walter Levin, David Alberman, Alfred Brendel.
She is a member of the renowned Tana quartet. In recent years, she has been invited to perform in the most beautiful venues in the world. Faithful to her curiosity and commitment, she actively participates in the creation of a new cello capable of transmuting sound : the TanaCello.
After studying viola in Strasbourg in Claude Ducrocq’s class, Geneviève Strosser was taught by Serge Collot at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris then with Nobuko Imai, Bruno Giuranna, Yuri Bashmet, Franco Donatoni and György Kurtág in the framework of master-classes.
She began her career playing in the Chamber Orchestra of Europe where she worked with legendary conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Carlo Maria Giulini and Georg Solti.
Geneviève Strosser also performs regularly with various contemporary music ensembles such as Ensemble Intercontemporain, London Sinfonietta, Klang-Forum Vienna and Contrechamps under the direction of Pierre Boulez, Peter Eötvös and Heinz Holliger amongst others, and was a member of the Ensemble Modern Frankfurt until 2000.
As guest principal, she is invited by Orchestre de La Monnaie in Bruxelles, BBC Cardiff, Cadaques Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Basel Symphonie Orchester,…
As a soloist Geneviève Strosser played with the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Hilversum Radio, Stuttgart SWR, Freiburg SWR, Strasbourg Philharmonic, Munich and Frankfurt Radio, Tokyo Symphony, Katowice orchestras.
She appears in numerous festivals including Musica, Berliner Festwochen, Salzburg, Ars Musica, Agora, Wien Modern, Davos and Witten, and many venues as well as at the Concertgebouw, Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Wigmore Hall, Megaron Athens, WDR in Cologne, Carnegie Hall.
Dedicated to chamber music repertoire, she was member of the Vellinger string quartett.
An important part of her activity is concentrated on music of our time. She works closely with composers such as Heinz Holliger, George Benjamin, Peter Eötvös, Helmut Lachenmann…
She premiered numerous pieces written for her by Georges Aperghis, solo and chamber music pieces and took part to « Commentaires », « Machinations » and « Un Temps Bis », musical theater pieces.
Stefano Gervasoni and Hugues Dufourt have thus each dedicated viola concertos to her.
Geneviève Strosser recorded George Benjamin’s viola duett « Viola-Viola » along with works for solo viola by Aperghis (on Kairos) and the solo pieces by Holliger, Ligeti, Donatoni, Lachenmann, Scelsi (on Aeon).
Composer and music advisor I Teatri
Francesco Filidei was born in Pisa (May 6, 1973). He graduated from the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory in Florence, and from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris.
As an organist and composer, he has been invited to participate in major contemporary music festivals internationally. He has been played with a number of world-class orchestras, including WDR, SWR, RSO Wien, ORT, RAI, the Tokyo Philharmonic, Bayerischen Rundfunk, LaVerdi, the Philharmonic Orchestras of Monte Carlo, Nice, Picardie, Helsinki, Vilnius and Warsaw, the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne and the OPL, the Orchestre of Mexique; and with most of the world’s the leading specialized ensembles at venues such as the Philharmonie in Berlin, Köln, Essen, Hamburg, Cité de la Musique in Paris, Suntory Hall and the Tokyo Opera House, Theaterhaus in Vienna, Herkulessaal in Munich, Tonhalle in Zurich, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
In 2005 Filidei received a commission from Comité de Lecture Ircam. He has received awards including the 2006 Salzburg Music Förderpreisträger, the 2007 Prix Takefu, the 2009 Siemens Förderpreisträger, the 2011 International Rostrum of Composers UNESCO Picasso-Miro Medal, the 2015 Abbiati Award, the 2016 Les Grands Prix Internationaux du Disque from the Académie Charles Cros for his album Forse, the Simone and Cino Del Duca Foundation’s 2018 Commande awarded by the Académie des Beaux-Arts.
In 2005 Filidei received a grant from the Akademie Schloss Solitude; in 2006 and 2007 he was a member of the Casa de Velàzquez; in 2012 he was a Pensionnaire at Villa Medici; he received a grant from the DAAD in Berlin. Filidei has also been composer-in-residence for numerous ensembles and music festivals.
Filidei is also active in teaching and has taught composition at the Royaumont Foundation’s Voix Nouvelles program, the University of Iowa, Takefu (Tokyo), the International Academy in Tchaikovsky City (Russia), Darmstädter Ferienkurse (Germany), and at numerous institutions and universities throughout the world (Ircam, Cnsmdp, Esmuc, Musikene, The conservatory of Strasbourg and Moskow, the university of Berlin, Hannover, Stuttgart, Graz, San Diego, Tokyo amongst many others). In 2019 he gave masterclasses with portrait concerts in Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong.
In 2016 he was named Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture.
Filidei joined the I Teatri Foundation of Reggio Emilia (Italy) as music consultant in 2018 and the Villa Medici in Rome as Artistic Director of the Controtempo festival of contemporary music.
Filidei’s first opera, Giordano Bruno, made its world premiere in 2015 in Porto (Portugal), and has been performed in theaters throughout Europe since then. His latest opera, L’inondation, with book by Joel Pommerat, was composed for the 2019 season at Opéra Comique in Paris.
Filidei’s works are published by Rai Com and by Ricordi