Sunday 2pm: La Fête de la Musique

From our soprano scholar and friend Héloïse Bernard

Since 1982, every 21st of June, the crowds flow into the streets to enjoy free musical celebrations. Make Music Day started in France and is now celebrated worldwide. At the French Institute in Scotland, we organise and host few concerts throughout the day. These concerts are free and open to all.

This year, in 2020, the edition will be celebrated online and we invite you to tune in, follow our social media and discover the two concerts we are bringing to you for this special day!

Sunday 21 June | 14:00 | Héloïse Bernand & José Javier Ucendo

Héloïse Bernard (soprano) and José Javier Ucendo (piano) have been exploring the rich repertoire for voice and piano over the last five years. After a degree in French Literature, Héloïse completed her Masters in Vocal Performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She is one of the founders of the company daïmon, who aims to perform modern and contemporary works as well as more classical repertoire in staged recitals, in English. Javier is an MMUs graduate from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Piano Performance and Accompaniment and is finalizing his degree as Répétiteur. They met in Tallinn, Estonia, where they both completed their undergraduate studies. They have won together the third Prize of the Lied duo competition 2016 in Tallinn and were selected for the International Lied duo competition in Groningen. They have been invited twice to benefit from high-level coaching at the Oxford Lieder Festival. This concert is brought to you by the French Institute in Scotland and Live Music Now Scotland.

(source: http://www.ifecosse.org.uk/Fete-de-la-Musique-2020.html?lang=en)

See the concert on the Live Music Now Scotland Youtube channel at 2pm on Sunday 21st June. Click on the picture below to be taken to the live stream.


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