MusicA Braine l'Alleud 2023
SPECIAL MASTER CLASSES
A French-American pianist of Russian origin, Eugen Indjic began his study of the piano with Alexander Borovsky and later with Arthur Rubinstein, who remained a mentor and friend. Rubinstein considered Indjic “world-class pianist of rare musical and artistic perfection”.
He already performed on U.S national network television at age 11. “He plays Chopin as a Pole, Debussy as a Frenchman and Prokoviev as a Russian master” an early critic wrote.
At age 12, he made his first recording of Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations for RCA Victor on Rachmaninov’s own piano. Boston Symphony Orchestra's conductor Erich Leinsdorf invited him to play Brahms’s Second Piano Concerto in his senior year at the Phillips Andover Academy, making Indjic at age 18 the youngest pianist ever to have performed with that orchestra.
On his graduation from Harvard University, Indjic was called “an extraordinary pianist and musician” by conductor Leonard Bernstein. Russian pianist Emil Gilels called him “a unique and inspired artist”.
Prize-winner of three international contests - Warsaw (1970), Leeds (1972), and Rubinstein (1974) - Indjic has performed with the leading orchestras of the United States, Europe and Asia, and under such conductors as Solti, Bernstein, Leinsdorf, Sinopoli, Gergiev, Fedoseiev, and Zinman, among others.
He has played a series of special concerts in “Homage to Arthur Rubinstein” throughout the United States and Europe, and regularly performs in world capitals and in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, La Scala, Musikverein, and Concertgebouw.
His present discography includes works of Debussy and Stravinsky for Sony, of Chopin for Claves Records, as well as Chopin, Schumann, Debussy for the Andante Spianato and DUX Labels.
In addition to performing, Eugen Indjic regularly teaches master classes in Europe, Japan and the Unites States, and is a frequent jury member of international competitions including the Chopin, Liszt Wroclaw, Rubinstein Tel Aviv, Prague Spring Festival, Lisbon Vianna Da Motta…
In 2010, he was named “artist-in-residence” at the Prague Symphony Orchestra.
DALIA OUZIEL - Israel
Royal Conservatory Brussels
Dalia Ouziel, born in Israel and established in Belgium, studied at the well-known "Rubin Academy" of Tel-Aviv and in Belgium at the Royal Music Conservatories of Mons and Brussels.
Her career has brought her to perform throughout Europe, the USA, Canada, Israel, Africa and Brazil. In Belgium, she has performs with the most important chamber and symphony orchestras and as done so in Radio and Televison concerts as well as abroad.
Coupled with her numerous radio and television recordings she has an impressive record library.
To name just a few, she is now in the process of recording, in 4 volumes, the complete variations for piano solo by Beethoven.
Added to this are the complete works for 2 pianos and piano 4 hands by Mozart including the 2 Double Concertos, and 2 piano concertos, a live recording with the Amati Ensemble of Mozart concertos KV 488 and 467 has appeared.
Her latest CD's are dedicated to Haydn piano sonatas and a live recording of Dvorak Slavonic Dances for piano 4 hands.
A regular guest of international chamber music festvals, Dalia Ouziel has appeared together with artists such as
Alexander Dmitriev, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Robert Levin, Mihaela Martin, Frans Helmerson, Olivier Charlier, Matt Haïmovitz,
Massimo Quarta, Alexander Rudin, Roland Pôntinen, Robert Cohen, Gil Sharon, Truls Mork, Hagai Shaham
as well as with Eugène Fodor, Philippe Hirshhorn, Vadim Repin, the Sharon Quartet and the Amati Ensemble
PAOLA DEL GIUDICE - Italy
Conservatorio "G. Nicolini", Piacenza
Pianist and harpsichordist, she graduated top marks at the "G. Nicolini" Conservatorium in Piacenza under the guide of Olga Scevkenova for the piano studies and of Mariolina Porrà for the harpsichord studies.
She then perfectioned with the maestros V. Vitale, M.Tipo, A. Ballista, B. Canino, concerning chamber music. She studied with the maestro Piero Guarino and at the Chigiana Academy in Siena with the duo Gulli-Cavallo, obtaining the certificate of merit.
Winner of many national and international Competitions (Winner of the "Schubert" competition in 1994),
she has been intensely active in her concert carreer in various formations alongside illustrious artists at
important italian and foreign halls and theatres: Valli Theatre in Reggio Emilia, Municipal Theatre in
Piacenza, Bonci Theatre in Cesena, Regio Theatre in Parma, "Rosetum" Theatre in Milano, Stadttheater in Konstanz, Concert Hall in Lausanne…
As a pianist and harpsichordist she collaborated with Symphonic Orchestras such as "Toscanini" Foundation Symphonic Orchestra in Parma, the "OFI" in Piacenza, the "Barocco Veneziano" ensemble and the Camerata Opera Ensemble, always obtaining the best encouragements by the various directors (M° Neuhold, M° Garbarino e M° Gavazzeni, from whom she received a hand written praise).
With the above mentioned orchestras she went on tournées in Germany, Austria, Sweden, France and Japan at prestigious halls such as the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, the Konzerthaus in Vienna and many others.
She has been an accompanist pianist and teaching assistent at numerous high level courses.
She performed, as a soloist, contemporary music in first execution (some of them dedicated to her) and recorded with Fonit Cetra, Rusty Records and Mondo Musica.
A CD with works by Antionio Lolli for violin and harpsichord with his recording company DYNAMIC (at the violin: Luca Fanfoni) was recently launched.
For a few years now she dedicated herself to the fortepiano repertoire both as a solist and in chamber formations.
Alongside her concert activity she has an intense didactic activity and many of her students won national and international competitions.
She teaches piano at the "Nicolini" Conservatorium in Piacenza.
ANAIT KARPOVA - Russia
Académie intercommunale de Court-St. Etienne - Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve
Anait Karpova studied piano at the Gnessin School of Moscow with professor Anna Arzamanova, then joined the class of professor Victor Merzhanov at the P. Tchaïkovsky Conservatory of Moscow where she graduated with honours.
She then pursued her studies at the Brussels Conservatory from which she graduated with Great Distinction in 2002, specializing in chamber music and as a soloist, under the tutorship of Viviane Spanoghe and Daniel Blumenthal.
Throughout and after her studies, Anait ’s success was unanimous in National and International competitions: the Slovconcert Prize for the Hummel Competition (Bratislava 1996); Best Student of the Year prize at the Yamaha European Musical Foundation (1999); Grand Prize and Special Prize for Médoc Aquitaine Mérignac Competition (2003); Second Prize at Brest International Competition (2004), Grand Prize at the Catania International Rachmaninov Festival (Sicily 2005).
Since 2002, Anait Karpova has been a soloist in the Philharmonic Society of Moscow, and performs in most concert halls of Moscow, Saint Petersburg and other russian cities. She gives recitals on a regular basis in Belgium (Wallonia Festival, Midis-Minimes Festival, Summer Mosan Festival) but also in the Netherlands, Greece, Italy, France and USA, and plays with various symphony orchestras: in Russia (Moscow), Slovaquia (Bratislava), France (Mérignac, Saint-Emilion).
In 2009, her CD recording of Fuga Libera, a world premiere, by L. Polovinkin, received excellent reviews in Diapason Magazine, Sept 2009. Anait has worked in close collaboration with numerous distinguished vocal artists such as Elena Okolysheva (Mezzo-soprano, soloist at Bolshoy Theatre), has accompanied for recitals of Laura Claycomb, Irina Samilova (Soloist at Bolshoy and La Monnaie) and Jodie Devos .
Anait is also a member of contrasted chamber ensembles such as Het Rode Pomp, specialized in contemporary music; the Krocus Trio, formed in 2011 with Marie-Noëlle de Callataÿ and Sophie de Tillesse, and forms a piano trio with Viviane Spanoghe (cello) and Alexei Moshkov (violin) since 2012. She also used to perform on a regular base with André De Groote.
Anait was part of the "The International Certificate for Piano Artists" program, under the supervision of Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabbri and Philippe Entremont, while teaching at the Intercommunal Academy of Court-Saint-Etienne and Ottignies.
She has been invited as guest teacher for the annual piano masterclasses MusicA in Braine-l’Alleud, the Paris International Summer Sessions and the Summer Academy of Mérignac, France.
ELODIE VIGNON - France
Ecole "En Blanc et Noir", Brussels
After the classical studies in Lyon (Conservatoire Régional de Lyon), Vignon obtained the Gold Medal in 2001.
She moved to Brussels to study with Daniel Blumenthal (Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussels). Consequently, Elodie was invited by many music festivals through Europe, and studied intensely with Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabbri,an exceptional artist who inherited from his masters Claudio Arrau and Georges Cziffra a deep knowledge of the repertoire, great pedagogical skill and unusual generosity.
As an artist in residence of the Bell’Arte Foundation, created by Nelson Delle-
Vigne Fabbri, for 12 years, Elodie Vignon enjoys an extending of her activity as a soloist and chamber
music in both Europe and the USA.
Mrs. Vignon has played as a soloist and under the direction of such distinguished conductors as Ramon Tebar or Philippe Entremont. As a member of the Trio Khnopff, she has been invited to the famous Rencontres Inattendues de Tournai in August 21, to play Olivier Messiaen's « Quatuor pour la fin du temps », with clarinetist Charles Michiels.
As chambrist and soloist, Elodie tries to keep an artistic coherence in creating programs for concerts or for
recordings. Her Debussy album was awarded as part of Debussy Best Performers by the german Pianist Magazine
and obtained 4 stars in the french magazine Classica. She then recorded works by Henry Dutilleux and a commission of Claude Ledoux.
After being nominated for « Les Octaves de la musique », she won the « Octave Point Culture » for this CD. Her third album "Dans l'air du soir" gathers works by Albeniz and Liszt and has been released in November 2021.
The album with the french contralto Sarah Laulan, was released during the spring 2022.
ELENA SESELGYTE - Lithuania
Eleny Piano Studio, Vilnius
Elena Šešelgyte was born in an artistic family, where she was always surrounded by musicians and all types of artists, as her mother was violinist and father created art with pottery and paintings.
Her musical training started from the very early age as her mother took Elena
to the Lithuania Academy of Music on daily basis.
Elena was listening to the rehearsals and concerts of the finest musicians at the time.
It was a big inspiration for her and finally the thought of becoming a professional pianist came to her mind.
Working hard and never giving up allowed her to enter Vilnius Conservatory of Music at age 15, learning the secrets of piano playing.
She continued her musical education in Lithuania Academy of Music and Theatre for two years and then, being 20 years old she left to study to the Royal Conservatory of Brussels (prof. Daniel Blumenthal class).
While studying in Brussels Elena was accepted to MUK (Music und Kunst University of Vienna, Austria) with the Erasmus program.
Then she returned to Brussels where she graduated Master degree of Piano Performance. As Elena played a lot of duets and trio with her violinist mother and sister, chamber music was always very dear to her. So, after the Master degree in Brussels Elena came back to Vienna where she obtained the Certificate of Chamber music (prof. Luca Monti class).
Now Elena is performing internationally and has established her own music school in Vilnius.
These are two things she enjoys doing the most- playing and teaching.
ALLAN DUARTE MANHAS - Brazil-Germany
Music Academy "Fanny-Hensel", Music Academy "Leo-Kestenberg", Berlin
Allan Duarte Manhas is an award-winning pianist.
Born in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, he has been performing in traditional concert halls such as Curt-Sachs-Saal (Berlin), Museum Scriabin (Moscow), Chopin's House (Poland), Kravis-Center (West Palm Beach), Chopin Cell (Valldemossa-Mallorca Monastery), Georg-Friedrich-Haendel-Halle and birthplace-museums Haendel House (Halle) and Mendelssohn’s House (Leipzig).
As principal conductor and assistant, he conducted concerts and operas in the Nikolaisaal in Potsdam and the Berlin Philharmonic.
He holds a Bachelor's Degree with honours from the São Paulo University (studio Prof. Fernando Corvisier).
After short interchange studies in Ukraine, he transferred to Germany and earned a Master’s Degree and soloist diploma (Konzertexamen), from the Martin-Luther University in Halle (studio Prof. Marco Antonio de Almeida). After that, he perfected an artistic program at the Fondation Bell'Arte, in Belgium (Prof. Nelson Delle-Vigne, École Normale).
He has received invaluable musical impulses in numerous Masterclasses with artists such as Lilya Zilberstein, Pascal Devoyon, John Perry, Boris Berman, Josep Colom, Jerome Lowenthal, Michel Beroff, Bruno Rigutto and Paul Badura-Skoda.
He has performed with traditional orchestras, such as the Halle State Orchestra, West Palm Beach Atlantic University Orchestra, Halle Academic Orchestra, University of Londrina Symphony Orchestra, among others.
Allan Duarte Manhas was a piano instructor at Martin-Luther University in Halle between 2011 and 2016.
Based in Berlin, he works at the state music schools Fanny Hensel (Central) and Leo Kestenberg (Schöneberg).
Since 2020 he is the director of the Keyboard Department at Music School Giessen (Hessen).
NELSON DELLE-VIGNE FABBRI - ITALY
Fondation Bell'Arte, Braine-L'Alleud
The Italian virtuoso Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabbri was born in Argentina. He was instructed by Magda Tagliaferro, Gyorgy Cziffra and Claudio Arrau.
In addition to his performing and recording career that took him to several continents, Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabbri is also a famed international piano pedagogue.
Teaching at the Ecole Normale "Alfred Cortot" in Paris during 40 years, Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabbri was also appointed professor extraordinaire at the Chapelle Musicale "Reine Elisabeth" in Belgium and Honorary Professor at the Palm Beach Atlantic University, Florida, USA.
He gives regularly master classes in France, China, Lithuania, Russia, Taiwan, Canada, USA, Portugal, Poland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Greece, South Korea,the Philippines etc.
Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabbri collaborated to the festivities of the European Union Day in Seoul, South Korea, by special invitation of the European amabassador.
Cultural and pedagogical broadening is an important goal of his duties as general director of the Bell'Arte Foundation.
As founder and president of the Fondation Bell'Arte, Mr. Delle-Vigne Fabbri, is the artistic director of MusicA Braine l'Alleud, the Paris International Summer Sessions, LyricA Braine l'Alleud and of the EMS Music Group, a record company and record studio.
He's the founder and artistic director of The International Certificate for Piano Artists, a pedagogical programme in collaboration with many international institutions with sessions in the U.S., Russia, Italy, Lithuania, Taiwan, Spain, Poland, the Philippines, etc.
After Philippe Entremont's 10-years' presidency, this programme is currently placed under the presidency of Belgian composer Jean Kluger. Jerome Lowenthal and Michel Béroff are its vice-presidents, they were preceeded by France Clidat and Lazar Berman.