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About the Concert
ARS NOVA II –ORCHESTRAL CONCERT: VERTIGO
April 1 – 8PM, Saturday / Lotte Concert Hall
Pascal Rophé, conductor
Dimitri Vassilakis, piano
Hideki Nagano, piano
※ The program order has been changed.
Dukas, Fanfare pour Preceder La Péri
Lachenmann, Tableau for Orchestra (Korean premiere)
Byung-Dong Paik, Hae-Jo-Eum for Orchestra
Bertrand, Vertigo for Two Pianos and Orchestra (Asian premiere)
Bartók, Concerto for 2 Pianos, Percussion and Orchestra, BB 121
* Please be aware that there will be a Pre-Concert Lecture by Unsuk Chin starts 50 minutes prior to the concert (free for all ticketholders).
“My national identity is stamped on my music” said Byung-Dong Paik – and the same could be said for all four of the composers in this remarkable concert. Béla Bartók fused modernist energy with an intense understanding of the folklore of his native Hungary: the results – in his explosive Concerto for Two Pianos – speak to the whole world. Christophe Bertrand’s fantastic, brilliantly refined music speaks with an unmistakably French accent, while Helmut Lachenmann’s monumental Tableau draws on the ancient roots and dark history of German symphonic music. But they all communicate with a universal and deeply human voice, and conductor Pascal Rophé has assembled a superb team of international soloists to perform them today.
An innovative and passionate musician, Pascal Rophé is one of France’s most sought after conductors. He is currently Music Director of the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, a position he has held since the 2014-15 season. Although known as one of the foremost exponents of the 20th century repertoire and invited regularly b...
Dimitri Vassilakis began studying music in Athens, where he was born in 1967. He continued his training at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, where he graduated with the jury’s unanimous highest honors in piano (under the tutelage of Gérard Frémy), in chamber music and accompaniment. He also receive...
Born in 1968 in Japan, Hideki Nagano won first prize at the national student competition at the age of twelve. Following his studies in Tokyo, he continued at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, where he studied piano with Jean-Claude Pennetier and vocal accompaniment with Anne Grappotte. After graduating with h...