JS Bach, sonatas for viol.on.cello

Tuesday July 27th, 20:00 – Salle Gabriel Julliard

Les Léonides

Bringing together a viol and a violoncello, two instruments often pitted against each other, isn’t that some challenge?
Infallible friendship binds the three musicians as well as their commitment to their singular instrumental ensemble. They only perform together occasionally, wherefrom their name Les Léonides, meteor showers only visible… every 33 years! Let us hope Les Leonides will not keep us waiting until 2054 for their next show!

Sarah Van Oudenhove
Sarah starts studying viola da gamba at the age of six at Perpignan where she also studies harpsichord. She attends Marianne Muller’s viol class at the Lyon CNSMD where she wins her prize in 2008.
Sarah regularly performs and records with such ensembles as Clematis, La Chapelle Rhénane, Correspondances, Le Poème Harmonique, la Rêveuse, Cappella Mediterranea, le Chœur de Chambre de Namur…

Ludovic Le Touzé
Ludovic starts studying violoncello at 5. He first attends the Lyon CNR, then, in 2000, enters Jean Deplace’s class at the CNSMD where he obtains his DNESM in 2005. He regularly works with such orchestras as the Orchestre des Pays de Savoie, the Orchestre des Pays de la Loire, the Orchestre National de Lyon… then finally joins the Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Lyon in 2015.
Clémence Hoyrup
Clémence starts her musical training at Chambéry, then furthers her harpsichord studies at the Lyon CNSMD where she obtains her DNSPM in 2005; she explores chamber music while perfecting her skills with Gordon Murray in Vienna.
Clémence is harpsichord Professeur and Coordinatrice des Musiques Anciennes at the Villeurbanne ENM; she also recently joined the Formation Enseignement Musique team at the Lyon CNSMD.
Beside Concerts de Poche and choir accompaniment, Clémence collaborates with National Orchestras , thus in “La Clemenza de Tito” at the Opéra de Saint-Etienne and, more regularly, with the Orchestre National de Lyon, in repertoires ranging from baroque to contemporary works, under the baton of such prominent conductors as M. Plasson, K. Jäarvi…

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Sonata BWV 1028 for viola da gamba and obbligato harpsichord
Sonata BWV 1029 for cello and obbligato harpsichord
Sonata BWV 1027 for viola da gamba, cello and continuo
Les Léonides
Sarah Van Oudenhove, violas da gamba
Ludovic Le Touzé, violoncello
Clémence Hoyrup, harpsichord and direction