8th and 9th July

MUSIC AT THE GARDENS under the artistic direction  of Andreï Vieru


Booking before June 30, 2017

Saturday 8th at 8pm. Piano recital by Andreï Vieru  followed by a cocktail reception. Concert + cocktail : 30 €.

Dinner – Candlelit buffet with the artist (optional). Concert + cocktail + dinner : 55 € (45 € for children under 15 years old).

Sunday 9am to 5pm. Garden strolls, piano (Christian Beldi), cello (Teresa Beldi) folllowed by a cocktail reception cocktail. Concert + cocktail : 28 €.

A chance to meet the artists in a laid back setting after their performance, over a cocktail.

Discover our artists here :

Andreï Vieru © DR
Andreï Vieru © DR

Christian Beldi - © DR
Christian Beldi – © DR

Teresa Beldi © DR
Teresa Beldi © DR

Artists

French and foreign media often draw comparisons between Andreï Vieru and his compatriots Dinu Lipatti, Radu Lupu and Clara Haskil or Arthur Rubinstein, Sviatoslav Richter, Alfred Cortot, Mieczyslaw Horszowsky and Alfred Brendel.

His rather unconventional performances also invite comparisons with artists as diverse as Wanda Landowska, Glenn Gould, Sergiu Celibidache, Thelonious Monk, Keith Jarrett or even Jean-Luc Godard.

He has played at various festivals (Comminges, Houlgate, Piano en Valois in Angoulême, etc.), appearing numerous times at the La Roque d’Anthéron Festival. The artistic director, René Martin, had this to say:

“The Romanian pianist is one of the most astonishing Bach performers. He is really in his element. I believe that Andreï Vieru is the most original and interesting soloist to play Bach.”

Andreï Vieru is probably the only pianist to have played Bach’s four legendary keyboard concerto cycles, The Goldberg Variations, The Art of Fugue, The Well-Tempered Clavier and The Musical Offering. In this latest work (arranged by Anatole Vieru), he played the piano and harpsichord parts along with Janne Thomsen (flute), Elina Vähälä (violin), Nicholas Daniel (oboe) and Garth Knox (viola) at the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival in Finland in 2011.

Vieru regards the chamber music concerts he has given with the Lindsay Quartet, Stanislas Quartet, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Maurice Bourgue, Yves Henry, Pavel Nersessian and Dan Grigore, among others, as very special moments.

Vieru has released CDs, including The Art of Fugue and the Sonata in B Minor by Liszt (public recordings released by the INA archives), Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky, Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and The Goldberg Variations (Harmonia Mundi) and two box sets including both books of The Well-Tempered Clavier.

He has played contemporary music recitals at the Musica Festival in Strasbourg, at the IRCAM (a French musical research institute), and at the Valenica Contemporary Music Festival, among others.

He won the Académie des Beaux-Arts art school Nadia and Lili Boulanger prize.

Vieru is also a writer and has had essays published in the La Nouvelle Revue Française, Le Magazine Littéraire, Les Cahiers de l’Herne, Le Courage, Idei în dialog, Dilema and the Observator Cultural.

In 2007, he published Le Gai Ecclésiaste (The Cheerful Ecclesiast) (published by Editions du Seuil), a critically-acclaimed collection of essays and articles which drew comparisons with the writings of Émile Cioran.

Vieru dedicated the period 2005-2011 to mathematical research (Dynamic Systems Theory, Number Theory).

In 2013 he published Éloge de la Vanité (In Praise of Vanity) (published by Grasset). The press has compared him to La Rochefoucauld, Chamfort, Madame du Deffand and Cioran, not to mention other key Romanian literary figures from the 20th century such as Benjamin Fondane, Gherasim Luca, Eugène Ionesco and Paul Celan.

Andreï Vieru won the Casanova prize in 2014 for his essay Éloge de la Vanité. The previous winner was Andrei Makine. (This prize was created by Pierre Cardin in 2011 for European authors writing directly in French.)

Romanian born pianist Christian Beldi started to study the piano at an early age. After studies in his hometown of Bucharest, he has been the pupil of the legendary Carlo Zecchi at Mozarteum in Salzburg and of Harry Datyner at the  Conservatory of Music in Geneva, where he graduated in 1985 with the Virtuoso Diploma and Distinction.
Beside this, he has followed masterclasses with the members of the Amadeus Quartett and with Sergiu Celibidache.
After emigrating from his birth country and winning major prizes at the international piano competitions of Cologne, Maryland,Valencia and Terni , his international career started with concerts all over Europe as well as in the United States, Canada, Australia and Far East. He appeared as a soloist with orchestras like Hamburger Symphoniker, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, R.A.I. of Milan, Munich Philharmonie, working together with outstanding conductors – Zecchi, Comissiona, Judd, Volmer, Delfs, Inoue and many others.
The Festivals of Schleswig-Holstein, Spoleto, Bellerive, Wallonie and Granada invited him to give acclaimed solo-recitals and chamber music concerts. His partners in chamber music are the legendary violinist Ivry Gitlis as well as Mihaela Martin, Bruno Giuranna, Maria Kliegel, Frans Helmerson, Emil Klein , Barnabas Kelemen, Johannes Moser. He also has been the Pianist of the Trio Lipatti.
The CD recordings of Christian Beldi appeared at the labels BMG(Arte Nova), Ambitus and Polygram (Karussell) including Piano Concertos by Mozart as well as the complete Piano and Cello works by Mendelssohn and Sonatas of Prokofiev and Schostakovich.

Born in Hamburg to a Romanian-Bulgarian couple of pianists, Teresa Beldi began her musical education at the age of five and has been admitted at the Hochschule Für Musik in Hamburg as a young student at the age of fourteen.
A multiple prize winner at the National Youth Music Competition “Jugend Musiziert” she won equally the first grand prize of the “YoungClassX” Cello Competition in Hamburg.
After graduation the High School and classical College “Wilhelm” in Hamburg she continued her cello Studies at the Buchman-Mehta School of Music in Tel-Aviv, where her talent has been remarked by Maestro Zubin Mehta.
At her young age her repertory includes already the majority of the cello concertos such as Haydn, Schumann, Saint-Saëns, Dvorak, Elgar, Prokofiev , Schostakovich Tchaikovsky beside of a great number of works for cello solo and chamber music.
The highlight of the season 2015/2016 has been her appearance at the Charles Bronfman Auditorium in Tel Aviv as a soloist of the Haydn Concerto in C major under the baton of Zubin Mehta.
In the last seasons she played in Germany, Italy, Belgium, South Korea, Romania, Bulgaria and Austria.
Starting with September 2016 she is a full scholarship student at the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin, where her artistic development is enjoying  a special attention from the part of Maestro Daniel Barenboim.