Célia Oneto Bensaid
A committed artist, Célia Oneto Bensaid brings to light a particular repertoire, the signature of this pianist who develops her singularity and willingly gets off the beaten track.
A graduate of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, she won five prizes with top honours in piano, chamber music and the three accompaniment classes. She then moved on to the École Normale Alfred Cortot, where she obtained a higher diploma as a concert performer.
Her musicality, technique and passion have made Célia Oneto Bensaid a sought-after performer on the world's greatest stages, in solo, chamber music and concerto concerts.
A Yamaha artist, supported by the Banque Populaire Foundation and the Safran Foundation, and a prizewinner at Piano Campus, the Cziffra Foundation, the Nadia and Lili Boulanger Competition, Pro Musicis, the HSBC Prize at the Aix-en-Provence Lyric Festival, etc., she received the Audience Prize from the Société des Arts de Genève in 2017. In 2020, she became the first winner in the Classical Music category of the Trophée K2.
Her solo album Marie Jaëll (Label Présences compositrices) was "choix du Monde", received TTTT from Télérama, 5 Diapasons, 5 stars from Classica. In January 2023, the CD "Chants Nostalgiques" will be released with Marie-Laure Garnier and the Hanson Quartet, focusing on French melodies (Fauré, Chausson, Franck, Sohy, etc.), which has already been awarded TTTT by Télérama. Célia is artist in residence at the Opera Grand Avignon for the 22/23 and 23/24 season."A pianist with golden fingers and impeccable technique" LexNews "her sensitivity is matched only by her mastery" Télérama"C.Oneto Bensaid embodies the free electron of the next generation of French pianists" Les Echos https://www.celiaonetobensaid.com
Performing works ranging from Bach to Vasks, Olivia Gay's repertoire covers the whole spectrum of the cello repertoire, with a particular interest in works by contemporary composers.
Olivia Gay was a prizewinner at the Léopold Bellan International Competition (1st prize), the A. Glazounov Competition (1st prize) and the Gerardmer International String Competition (1st prize and audience prize), Padova Soloist International Competition.
Winner of the Cziffra Foundation and the Maurice Ravel Academy.
Olivia Gay plays a magnificent 1733 cello by D. Montagnana, on long-term loan from Beare's International Violin Society.
She has a "rigorous bowing, beautiful phrasing and a very fine sound, thanks also to her instrument (a rare specimen of Italian manufacture, circa 1850). All this combined with a permanent presence, in osmosis with the orchestra. A strong personality, cerebral concentration without weakness, and controlled virtuosity without ostentation...".
Latest recording "Whisper me a tree":
"A remarkable and now characteristic fullness of sound, as well as Olivia Gay's passionate and spiritual singing". le Figaro/ Fr.Musiques
Yoko Misumi Lana Trotovsek Heather Tuach
piano violin cello
Since its creation in 2006, the Greenwich Trio, described as 'the new Beaux-Arts trio', has forged a distinguished reputation, winning prizes such as those from the Solti Foundation and the Tunnell Trust, as well as first prize in the Beethoven Society of Europe chamber music competition.
"I have never heard a piano and string instruments blend so seamlessly" Bachtrack
The Greenwich Trio's captivating performances have graced renowned international festivals including Festival Internacional de Santander, Rheingau Musik Festival, Festival Ljubljana, Festival Estoril Lisboa, Cheltenham Music Festival, Rye Arts Festival and Bath Festival.
The Greenwich Trio's latest recording has been widely acclaimed by critics, receiving five stars from BBC Music Magazine, Classic Music Magazine and the BBC Radio.
"Captivating virtuosity" BBC Music Magazine *****
"We admire the balance and fluidity that allow phrases to flow naturally and bounce from one desk to another in a captivating spirit of chase" Classica *****
Heather Tuach plays a Goffriller copy by Roger Hansell.
Lana Trotovsek plays an Antonio Dalla Costa violin from 1750.
Caroline Sypniewski Elina Buksa Arianna Smith Charlotte Chahuneau
piano violin cello
Founded in January 2018, the Mona Quartet was born from the meeting of four musicians from the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris. The Mona Quartet has performed at the Philharmonie de Paris and the Orangerie de Sceaux, the Debussy Festival, the Salon-de-Provence International Chamber Music Festival, the Edinburgh International Festival, the Rencontres musicales d'Évian, the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, the Luxemburg Philharmonie, the Biennale du Quatuor à cordes at the Philharmonie de Paris, Quartettissimo in Budapest, Icking Festival...