2020 edition

Following the success of last year’s premiere, I am immensely happy to present the program of the 2nd International Music Festival « Guitare en Alpes », which will take place from May 14 to 17, 2020, in the heart of the Alps, in the towns of Aix-les-Bains, Chambéry, Bassens and the magnificent Hautecombe Abbey.

Among the prestigious guests, I have chosen Thibaut Garcia, 2019-revelation as ‘instrumental soloist’ at the Victoires de la Musique Classique; as well as two great French masters who are dear to me: Eric Franceries – my teacher when I was still a young Savoyard student ! – and Gérard Abiton, my predecessor at the Paris Regional Conservatoire de Musique.

« Guitare en Alpes », while allowing instruments and aesthetics question and respond to each other, aspires to gather together « the finest names around the guitar ». This year I have therefore also invited Pierre Fouchenneret, known as one of the greatest French violinists of today (Le Figaro), he is also my playing partner; as well as Mirta Alvarez from Argentina, guitarist and singer, with whom the public will travel to the rhythm of tango!

I feel blessed and I thank the many partners who have joined me in this venture, including the « Orchestre des Pays de Savoie » who will accompany the Festival at the Charles Dullin Theater for the closing in triumph of the Festival around a program of romantic concertos: that of Mauro Giuliani played on the guitar and Mendelssohn on the violin, and a creation of a double concerto by composer Karol Beffa commissioned by the Festival whose richness and musical beauty will be discovered for the first time by the public.

Finally, I would like to pay tribute to the outstanding and priceless work of the local and regional stakeholders, who support « Guitare en Alpes » throughout the year performing with much talent social and cultural actions and springboard scenes, and also thank the team of the Festival and each one of the volunteers, those who have been with me from the start, and those who are joining us this year to give life to this event and share together moments of musical happiness.

PROGRAM

Under construction, it is likely to be modified. 

Thursday, may 14th

13h30
Recital

Mirta ALVAREZ
Guitar & Singing

Aix-les-Bains Conservatory, Auditorium

 

Friday, may 15th

20h
Bach’s Chaconne in every way !

Pierre FOUCHENNERET
Violin

Gérard ABITON
Guitar

Saint-Simond church, Aix-les-Bains

 

Saturday, may 16th

14h
Musical trekking

Trekking and concert at the arrival

 

Tullio RIZZATO
Mountain guide and sound engineer

From Bassens to la Croix du Nivolet

17h
Recital

2019-Revelation as ‘instrumentalsoloist’ at the Victoires de la Musique

 

Thibaut GARCIA
Guitar

Abbaye d’Hautecombe, Saint-Pierre-de-Curtille


Around the argentine Tango

20h
Mirta ALVAREZ
Guitar & Singing

Hautecombe Abbey, Saint-Pierre-de-Curtille

21h30
Eric FRANCERIES
Guitar

Jérémy VANNEREAU
Bandoneon

And surprise guests…

Abbaye d’Hautecombe, Saint-Pierre-de-Curtille

Sunday, may 17th

17h
Concertos
From Mendelssohn to Beffa

Jérémy JOUVE
Guitar

Gérard ABITON
Guitar

Pierre FOUCHENNERET
Violin

Orchestre des Pays de Savoie

 Charles Dullin Theatre, Chambéry