Francophone violins | Elie Hackel & Laurențiu Stoian

concert — 28.3.2023 16:00

Tour in Romania: Cluj-Napoca, Bucharest, Brasov, Ploiesti, Suceava
28 March | 7 pm | Cluj, Tranzit House

Free entrance!

A Latin language as a link, intellectuals and artists in permanent interaction, a crossed history, this is how France and Romania are united by a common destiny in constant evolution. Violinists Elie Hackel and Laurențiu Stoian, linked over the last ten years by an almost fraternal friendship, share a common passion for this dual identity that they cherish so much. Convinced that music conveys humanistic values, the two musicians want to be part of a united and open Europe. The concert program is the embodiment of this.

A dialogue between eras and styles, the art of violin duets draws its vocality from the refined lines of French baroque masters such as Jean-Marie Leclair. The German tradition was taken up by Louis Spohr, who further enriched the means of expression in his piece Duo Concertante. A true triumph of virtuosity and color, the first movement of Ysaÿe’s Sonata for Two Violins pushes the boundaries of training by synthesizing Paganini’s art with 19th-century French Impressionism. An ethnomusicologist of genius who travelled to the villages of Romania and Hungary to collect folk music, Bartók, as a brilliant avant-garde composer, seals the meeting of academic and folk music in his 44 duets for two violins.

Jean-Marie Leclair - Sonata for two violins in e minor op. 3 no. 5
Louis Spohr - Duo Concertante

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    Eugène Ysaÿe - Sonata for two solo violins op. posthumous - first movement
    Béla Bartók - 44 duets for two violins Sz. 98 – excerpts

𝗘𝗹𝗶𝗲 𝗛𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗲𝗹
A passionate and eclectic musician, Elie Hackel began his musical studies in Alsace at the age of 6. In 2017, he was admitted to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris in Jean-Marc Phillips’ class and now works alongside Svetlin Roussev and Pierre Colombet.
Throughout his career, Elie has attended numerous academies and masterclasses in Europe, where he has been able to benefit from the advice of internationally renowned artists such as Renaud Capuçon, Pavel Vernikov and Svetlana Makarova, Miguel da Silva, the Modigliani Quartet, Guillaume Chilemme, Pierre Fouchenneret, Boris Garlitsky and Mihaela Martin.
Elie Hackel is a member of the Tchaikovsky class of the Philippe Jaroussky Music Academy 2021-2022, where he was able to perform as a soloist under the guidance of Mathieu Herzog and was a laureate of the Société Générale Foundation “C’est vous l’avenir”, then of the Safran Foundation for Music in 2022-2023. He is also a laureate of the Académie de l’Orchestre de chambre de Paris and the Orchestre Philharmonique Radio France and is regularly involved in the Orchestre National de l’Île-de-France. He has been selected to attend the Seiji Ozawa International Academy in Switzerland and has been invited to the Ravel Festival Academy in Saint-Jean-de-Luz.
Elie Hackel plays on a superb 1859 Gand Frères violin, lent free of charge by Marie-Suzanne Weick-Voelckel from the Talents et Violon’celles Foundation.
Deeply curious and rigorous in his approach, Elie Hackel has been passionate about traditional Eastern European music since childhood and has had the opportunity to play with several masters of folk music from Hungary, Romania and Moldova.

𝗟𝗮𝘂𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁̗𝗶𝘂 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗶𝗮𝗻
Born in France, violinist Laurențiu Stoian comes from a family of Romanian musicians. After winning a prize at the Strasbourg Conservatory, he continued his studies in Basel, in Adeline Oprean’s class. Laurențiu Stoian has had the honor of training with internationally renowned musicians such as Leonidas Kavakos, Steven Isserlis, Péter Nagy, Miguel da Silva, Stefan Mendl, Chiara Banchini, Alexis Galpérine, Jean-Marc Phillips and many others. His concert activities have taken him to France, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Finland, Romania and to festivals such as the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival and the Trondheim Chamber Music Festival. As a founding member of the “Trio Basel”, he also devoted himself to his solo career, winning several international prizes, such as 1st prize and a special prize for the best performance of a work by George Enescu at the international competition “Modest Iftinchi” in Bucharest, and 3rd prize at the international competition “Arthur Grumiaux” in Belgium.
Laurențiu plays a violin made by the French violin maker Auguste Sébastien Philippe Bernardel in 1849.