Show : TimeWorldNight
Juliette Salmona was only 3 years old when she played her first notes on the cello. Five years later, she began her studies at the Paris Conservatory (C.N.R.) with Marcel Bardon, who remained her teacher for the next ten years. She then pursued her advanced studies at the National Superior Music Conservatory (C.N.S.M.) of Paris as a student of Jean-Marie Gamard and Jerome Pernoo. Since 2009, she has been cellist for the Quatuor Zaïde, winner of numerous prestigious international competitions. The quartet’s most recent recording (NoMadMusic) of Haydn’s complete string quartets opus 50 was widely hailed by the critics (receiving 4F from Telerama). The Quatuor Zaïde has performed in the most prestigious concert halls in Europe, such as the Wimore Hall in London, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, and the Theâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris. Juliette Salmona is also involved in different projects in various musical styles, both as a soloist or a chamber musician.
What if we took Arnold Schoenberg for his word? ‘The transfigured night’ was inspired by Richard Dehmel’s poem. Wouldn’t it be more spectacular if we only had our ears to receive its beauty? After the poem being read in darkness, the audience would hear Schoenberg’s masterpiece in its sextet string version in the shade. This setting would allow the audience to experience the piece in a new way. A light projection will display dark colours to recreate a night atmosphere. The musicians will exist through their voice and the sound of their instruments. This experiment has never been made before because the six musicians will have to play by heart, with no partition or music stand. ‘The transfigured night’ was created between Germanic Romantism of the XIXth century’s and the modernism Shonenberg and its two disciples Berg and Webern established. Interpreted by Ana Millet, Juliette Salmona, Corentin Bordelot, David Haroutunian, Pauline Bartissol, Sarah Chanaf. Reading by Simon Abkarian.