Gabriele Slizyte

Gabriele Slizyte holds a Master's degree in Musicology from the Sorbonne University (under the direction of Catherine Deutsch), a Music History Prize from the Paris Conservatory (CNSMDP, prof. Rémy Campos) and a Higher National Professional Musicians Diploma at the PSPBB, Gabriele Slizyte is a violinist and musicologist. Currently a student in the class of musical culture professions at the CNSMDP (prof. Lucie Kayas), she is beginning her doctoral thesis at the École des hautes études in Social Science. Her research combines subjects as varied as French cultural policies in the United States, the history of women and artist management.

Gabriele Slizyte has already had the opportunity to present her work in France, Germany, Great Britain and to conduct a research project in the United States. In 2021, she will participate in the Global Conference on Women and Gender in Virginia (USA) and at the Biennial Congress of the French Society of Musicology.

As a violinist, she performs regularly on stage with various orchestras in France and abroad, notably under the direction of Paavo Järvi, François-Xavier Roth, Fabien Gabel and Jean-Claude Casadesus. Gabriele is also the winner of the 2018 Molière award for the best musical show with L’Histoire du Soldat by Stravinsky/Ramuz. She is also a contributor to the Lithuanian magazine Muzikos barai (Domains of Music) and Crescendo Magazine.

Gabriele Slizyte is supported by the Fondation de France (Prix Monique Rollin de Musicologie 2018), the Nguyen Thien Dao Foundation, the association SYLFF (Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund) and the Lithuanian Council for Culture.

Fernando Palomeque

Born in Buenos Aires in 199O, pianist and conductor, Fernando Palomeque has won numerous international competitions. He has performed both as pianist and conductor in the United States, France, Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Hungary, Romania and Latin America. He has worked with prominent personalities such as Peter Eötvös, Leon Fleischer, Nicolas Hodges, Bruno Gelber and Akiko Ebi, among many others.

Music and Artistic Director of the Ensemble Écoute de Paris, he has conducted the Argentine Symphony Orchestra, the Danubia Orchestra Obuda of Budapest, the Academic Orchestra of the Teatro Colón, the Divertimento Ensemble (Italy), the OTM Orchestra of New Jersey and the Filarmonica Dinu Lipati (Romania). In Germany he has conducted the Ensemble Modern, the Anhaltische Philharmonie, the Neue Philharmonie Westfalen and the Bergischen Sinfonikern. In addition, he has appeared as conductor of the Sargo and Nomadic Ensembles (Switzerland), the Ensemble DAI of the Conservatoire National de Paris (France), the Ensemble de Musique Contemporaine de l'HEAR (Strasbourg), the Bolivar Symphony Orchestra (Colombia) and the San Martin Symphony Orchestra (Argentina).

Fernando Palomeque is currently assistant conductor of the Choir and Orchestra of the Grandes Ecoles in Paris and during the 2017 and 2018 seasons he was the principal conductor of the Orchestre Envol de Paris.

In 2019 he assisted Sofi Jeannin in a Radio France production of the opera "Die Jasager" and in 2017 he made his debut as a conductor in the United States conducting G. Rossini's Cinderella, his first full-length opera with the Opera Theater of Montclair in New Jersey.

A student of Bruno Leonardo Gelber in Argentina, Fernando Palomequea obtained his degree in piano at the National University of Arts where he also studied conducting. In Europe, he obtained a Master's degree with honors at the Conservatorio Statale di Musica di Udine with Massimiliano Ferrati and he perfected his skills with Rena Shereshevskaya in Paris.

He is currently studying piano at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris in DAI (Postgraduate). At the same time, he studied orchestral conducting at the Hochschule für Musik in Düsseldorf (Master) with Rüdiger Bohn and specialized in contemporary music with Jean-Philippe Wurtz at the CRR in Strasbourg.

Imsu Choi

Born in 1991 in Pohang (South Korea), the composer Imsu Choi studied at the University of Ewha (Seoul) where she obtained a Bachelor's degree in Composition in 2013. She continued her studies in harmony and counterpoint with Bernard de Crépy before entering the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (CNSMDP) in these disciplines. She won a Harmony Prize (class of Cyrille Lehn), a Prize for 20th – 21st century writing (class of Alain Mabit) and a Prize for Fugue and Forms (class of Thierry Escaich). She also won an Orchestration Prize (class of Denis Cohen). In 2018, she was admitted to Frédéric Durieux’s Composition class, the class of Electroacoustics and New Technologies - professors Yan Maresz, Luis Naón, Oriol Saladrigues and Grégoire Lorieux - and also the class of Ondes Martenot in the class of Nathalie Forget. Between 2014 and 2017, during her studies in writing, she also joined Jean-Luc Hervé's composition class and Yan Maresz's electroacoustics class at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Boulogne-Billancourt.

Her works have been performed by several ensembles including Ensemble Divertimento (dir. Sandro Gorli), Ensemble TM+ (dir. Laurent Cuniot), Ensemble Meitar, Ensemble Lieto and Ensemble Imaginaire. She has participated in various master classes by Allain Gaussin, Thierry Blondeau, Annette Schlünz, Dmitri Kourliandski, Chaya Czernowin, Georg Friedrich Haas, Francesco Filidei and Mauro Lanza.

As an Ondist, Imsu Choi performed a creation for Ondes Martenot, organ and percussion by Michel Foison at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris; at the Théâtre de Chaillot she performed La Fêtes des Belles Eaux, a sextet for Ondes Martenot by Olivier Messiaen, with a choreography by Japanese choreographer Saburo Teshigawara and, in concert, the same work by Messiaen during the 2018 Bern Musikfestival Nachtgezeiten.

Imsu Choi has received grants from the Fondation de France (Prix Monique Gabus), the Edmond Jabès Bequest, the Tarrazi Fund, and the Mécénat Musical Société Générale.

Nour Ayadi

Born in Morocco in 1999, Nour Ayadi began studying the piano in Casablanca at a very young age. From 2016 onwards, she continued her training at the CNSMD in Paris with Claire Désert and at the Alfred Cortot Normal School of Music where she obtained the Superior Diploma of Concert Artist. At the age of 20, she became the first woman to win the prestigious Cortot Prize in 2019. The same year she won 1st Prize at the Virtuoses du Coeur Competition, she had previously distinguished herself by winning 1st Prize at the Baku International Classical Music Competition in Azerbaijan in 2017, and Grand Prize of the S.A.R. Lalla Meryem International Piano Competition in Morocco in 2016.

Invited to numerous festivals, both as a soloist and with orchestra - Festival de la Roque d'Anthéron, Folles Journées de Nantes, Musikverein in Vienna, Glafsforden Musik Festival in Sweden, Chopin in Nohant, Matinées du Piano in Orléans, Pianissimes and the Festival des Alizés where she performed Grieg's Concerto at the age of 15. As well as her career as a soloist, Nour Ayadi is also a Masters student at Sciences Po Paris in Public Affairs. Combining these two activities, she has performed in institutions such as the Palais des Nations in Geneva and the National Assembly in Paris, where her participation is a reflection of her personality: the flame of musical passion mixed with a depth of human commitment. She perfected her skills with renowned professors such as Ferenc Rados and Stephen Kovacevich. Her first CD released in 2019 featured works by Robert and Clara Schumann as well as Stravinsky.

Anny Chen

Anny Chen began playing the violin at the age of three before continuing her musical education at the Purcell School for Young Musicians (Hertfordshire, England) with Evgeny Grach. She then studied at the Royal College of Music in London between 2012 and 2015, in the class of Felix Andrievsky, and obtained the Diploma of Higher Education. In 2017, she graduated with a Bachelor's degree from the Hochschuhle für Musik Hamburg, in the class of Tanja Becker-Bender. Since 2019, she is the master student of Jean-Marc Phillips-Varjabédian at the CNSMDP.

Anny Chen has had increasing experience with orchestra since 2012 and in particular academician of the NDR Elphilharmonie Orchester for the 2017/2018 season.

Amongst her many prizes, here are the most recent: Grand Prize and Audience Prize at the Léopold Bellan International Competition (France, 2019), semi-finalist at the Rodolfo Lipizer International Competition (Italy, 2019), Prix Peyras at the Marie Cantagrill International Violin Competition (France, 2018). Anny Chen is the winner of the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation prize in 2020 and thanks the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben for the loan of a magnificent Petrus Guarneri violin.