‘Fame is a wind instrument that resonates suspicion, jealousy and conjecture.’ William Shakespeare
Clarinet – Chamber Music.
Julien Cellich was born in 1972 in Geneva. He studied clarinet with Thomas Friedli at Geneva’s University of Music (HEM) where he obtained in 1996 a First Prize for Virtuosity.
He then collaborated with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Geneva Chamber Orchestra and the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, among others. In addition to his chamber music career, he teaches clarinet and chamber music at various music schools, including L’AMAmusique.
Philippe Ehinger lives in Geneva where he was born in 1961. He studied clarinet at the CMG (Conservatoire de Musique de Genève) then trained with Robert Gugolz at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique in Geneva where he obtained a teaching diploma. He continued his studies with Thomas Friedli and won Second Prize for virtuosity.
At the Royal College of Music in London, Ehinger studied with Colin Courtney and Colin Bradbury and obtained the Certificate of Postgraduate Studies in Clarinet. He is also a laureate of the Marescotti and Kiefer-Hablitzel Foundation scholarships; he won First Prize at the Onze Plus association’s jazz and improvisation competition in Lausanne with the band Aujourd’hui Madame.
Ehinger teaches clarinet at the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève and at L’AMAmusique.
Roberto Festa, flûtiste, s’est formé au Conservatoire G. B. Martini de Bologne. Elève ensuite de Gabriel Garrido au Centre de Musique Ancienne de Genève, il se perfectionne à la Schola Cantorum Basiliensis auprès de Michel Piguet.
En tant que soliste, il se produit avec Frans Bruggen, Sigiswald Kuijken, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Gustav Leonhart et l’Orchestre de la R.A.I.
Il aborde ensuite le répertoire médiéval et renaissance grâce aux rencontres et aux collaborations avec Paul van Nevel et Dominique Vellard, figures déterminantes dans son évolution.
Il fonde en 1986 l’Ensemble Daedalus. Avec celui-ci se produit dans les plus prestigieux festivals européens et enregistre 16 CDs récompensés par 21 prix de la critique.
Il est professeur invité à l’Université de Genève (1997 et 2007), l’Université Catholique de Buenos Aires (1998), l’Université d’Innsbruck (1999), l’Université de Nantes (2002 et 2010), et publie l’article “Musa Latina ou l’invention de l’Antique” dans “La limite: XVIèmes Entretiens de la Garrenne Lemot” pour la collection Interférences, Presse Universitaire de Renne.
Il est directeur artistique du Festival Estivoce (Pigna, Corse) en 2003 et 2005, du Festival “La Collina dei Poeti” (Naples, Italie) en 2009, du Festival Muse Salentine (Specchia, Italie) en 2009 et 2010 et du Festival de Musique du Haut-Jura en 2010 et “artiste invité” au Festival de l’Histoire de l’Art de Fontainebleau en 2011, au Festival Laus Polyphonie de Antwerpen (Belgique) en 2012 et au Festival Estivoce (Pigna, Corse) en 2014.
Patrick Foresi won several prizes for oboe at conservatories in Lyon and Paris before taking First Prize in 1992 for virtuosity at Geneva’s University of Music (HEM). He holds a teaching degree for oboe and a degree in baroque oboe from the Early Music Centre of the Geneva Conservatory. Foresi also does choral singing (Vocal Ensemble of Lausanne, among others), chamber music, and orchestra music. In addition to teaching, performs in concerts playing diverse repertoires with various kinds of ensembles.
Foresi offers his students a wide-ranging musical experience but, above all, seeks to communicate his enjoyment of playing music.
Liliane Jaques was born in Genève. She studied flute and obtained her virtuosity at the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève.
From 1974 to 2013 she taught at the CPMDT (Conservatoire Populaire de Musique Danse et Théâtre).
From 1999 to 2015 she created and directed a flute orchestra, Yoka’s Flutes. This ensemble has performed in Switzerland, France, Italy and Slovakia.
In addition to teaching, her career as a soloist and chamber (duo, trio, wind quintet etc.) Jaques has performed in numerous concerts from classical to jazz in both Europe and India. In the course of her artistic journey, she came across Argentine tango for which she has a particular fondness (Quintet by Narciso Saul and International Tango Quintet (Piazzola).
Francis Planchamp has a degree from the Centre Didactique de Musique Fernand Lacroix in Geneva. His main activity is teaching. He favours a progressive and personalised method of teaching.
In addition to instrument classes, Planchamp offers music theory courses that can be taken separately, or be integrated into the study of the instrument.
Planchamp teaches two types of accordion:
– the standard chromatic accordion, a traditional instrument used mainly for popular music
and the classical accordion played in conservatories, an instrument with a trigger that makes the accompaniment part (bass) into a keyboard similar to that of the melody. This system allows polyphonic playing while fully respecting the musical text, as does the piano or organ.
Depending on the development of students and their needs, Francis Planchamp offers the option of forming duos and practicing chamber music.
Christine Severi holds a degree in flute from the Conservatoire de Musique de Lausanne and a BA in Musicology and Italian from the University of Geneva. In 1999 she earned a Masters in Music at Geneva’s University of Music (HEM).
Severi teaches flute in music schools in Switzerland and France, and at the CPMDT (Popular Conservatory of Music, Dance and Theatre) in Geneva. She has collaborated with L’AMAmusique since 1996. Since 2001, she also teaches music at the Cycle d’Orientation in Geneva.
In addition to these teaching activities, Severi performs with various chamber music ensembles (trio with harp or piano, string quartet).
Since 2008, she collaborates with the Contrechamps ensemble by developing pedagogical documents aimed at making contemporary music accessible to students (13-16 years old) at the Cycle d’Orientation level. This partnership led to the creation of interdisciplinary projects such as Music and Birds (2014), Silence, We Buzz!(2016). Her work to make contemporary music accessible, this time for adults students at L’AMAmusique, with the course Listening to Contemporary Music.