✨ New BIBIK Complete Violin & Piano Sonatas Album Release Avant-Première ✨
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 @ 7:30pm EDT
La Maison Française, Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Rd., NW Washington, DC 20007
Tickets 👉 Here
The Embassy of France is pleased to welcome French violinist Annabelle Berthomé-Reynolds and Georgian pianist Luka Okros for an evening featuring music from France and Ukraine. Berthomé-Reynolds and Okros recently recorded a CD featuring Ukrainian composer Valentin Bibik’s three sonatas for violin and piano, which will be released on June 16. Bibik’s work is of particular importance; one of the great Ukrainian composers of the twentieth century, his music is coming into its own as a fixture in the classical repertoire. The rest of the program will feature famously French or France-related composers such as Lili Boulanger, César Frank and Igor Stravinsky.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
French violinist Annabelle Berthomé-Reynolds is a highly versatile phenomenon, surfing with stunning ease between world premiere creations, teaching the next generation and teacher seminars on brain strategies.
An alumna of London’s Royal Academy of Music where she studied with Lydia Mordkovitch and Hu Kun, Annabelle is an artist keen on sharing the forgotten and undiscovered “gems” in the violin repertoire.
Annabelle also co-creates music with contemporary composers, namely Régis Campo, Nicolas Bacri and David Chaillou. She recently made the world premiere of Denis Bosse’s new Violin Concerto for Belgium’s Ars Musica Festival in Fall 2022.
Annabelle has also developed a unique approach to teaching music, based on her research into learning profiles at the University of Cambridge where she received an MEd / MPhil, on which she takes ground for her work as a Strategic Pedagogy Consultant for the Belgian Council of Education (CECP).
London-based Georgian concert pianist, Luka Okros, has established himself as one of the most outstanding pianists of his generation and a social media influencer. The Guardian’s Observer has praised his performance as “An impressive display of virtuosic pianism”. Spanish newspaper Levante described him as “An Artist of the Sound.”
Okros has performed in many of the world’s most prestigious concert halls, including Carnegie Hall, Het Concertgebouw, Southbank Centre, Konzerthaus Berlin, Wigmore Hall, Harpa, Liszt Academy, Musiikkitalo, Oslo Konserthus, Palau de la Musica Valencia, Vienna Konzerthaus.
Luka has recently been appointed as the Assistant Artistic Director at Bechstein Hall – London’s new concert venue.
Valentin BIBIK — Sonata No. 3 for violin and piano (19’)
Igor STRAVINSKY — Suite italienne for violin and piano (18’)
Lili BOULANGER — D’un matin de printemps for violin and piano (4’)
César FRANCK — Sonata in A major for violin and piano (28’)
Awesome New Set of Ukrainian Violin & Piano Sonatas for Indésens Recordings to be released in 2023
Annabelle Berthomé-Reynolds and Luka Okros just recorded Bibik’s wonderful, unravelled, Ukrainian chamber music. We intend to release our album in Spring 2023 for the Indésens label (Calliope Records). 😍
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French violinist Annabelle Berthomé-Reynolds playing Bacewicz: Complete Violin Sonatas / Muso / Release Date : 11th Oct 2019
Such an excitement : We are delighted to announce the latest release of French violinist Annabelle Berthomé-Reynolds. Her album playing rare Grazyna Bacewicz sonatas is officially released today with Muso. You can purchase it on all major platforms and most superstores.
In this debut album with Muso, Annabelle along with her piano partner Bulgarian pianist Ivan Donchev, brought a superb opportunity to discover Grazyna Bacewicz. The double album highlights the Bacewicz sonatas for violin and piano along with solo violin pieces.
Furthermore, this is the very first complete Bacewicz violin sonatas recording in one single boxset!
In addition, the album was selected and broadcast before its official release date by France Musique.
Annabelle loves rare, powerful scores. She has imbued herself with this music. Together with her piano partner Ivan Donchev, they fill this album with vitality and poetry to make the boxset a real discovery, already a classic interpretation.
We can’t wait to hear from you on Annabelle’s social networks! We will be sharing more news and behind the scenes photos on Annabelle’s new Instagram. The album release marks the beginning of Annabelle’s tours across Europe. Follow along with us and stay tuned for dates and cities on the Facebook page. We welcome you to discover French violinist Annabelle Berthomé-Reynolds live!