A new music festival for the Cote D’Azur

Tickets Now Available

The Mosaic Music Festival has announced that tickets have now gone on sale for concerts in the autumn 2023.

Four classical music concerts featuring internationally recognised musicians will be held in Monaco and st Jean Cap Ferrat. Our theme for the Mosaic Festival is to pair established musicians with those who are on the cusp of making their mark on the international stage. Our aim is also to introduce the public to the music of the living composers and each programme will include contemporary works. We have commissioned a new work by Elena Firsova, which will have its world premiere in October 2023 during the festival. Our particular emphasis is on the audience experience and each concert will provide an opportunity for social discussion over drinks and canapés after the concerts.

A show for children imagined by Edna Stern and Tatiana Svetlova is based on Schumann’s “Carnaval” Op 9 will be premiered on 14th October 2023 at the Yacht Club in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Sand Animation will be performed by Marina Sosnina.

The show will feature a projected animation created by a sand artist and the story will be told between musical pieces. The animation together with narrated story will create a magical context for enjoying the music.

Our aim is to introduce children to classical music, fire their imagination and cultivate the enjoyment of theatrical productions at a young age. Children will leave the show with the Carnival Party book and a music recording.

Salle Garnier, Opera de Monte Carlo will host a concert by the winner of the Monaco Piano completion Nikolai Kuznitsov on 17th September 2023.

17th September 2023
Nikolai Kuznetsov at Salle Garnier, Opera de Monte Carlo

Programme

Musique de chambre
Commémoration Rainier III

BOULANGER
MOZART
PIAZZOLA
GLINKA
LISTOV

The magnificent villa Ephrussi will be the venue for the following piano concerts:

4th October 2023 at 19:30
Elisabeth Leonskaja and Evelyne Berezovsky

5th October 2023 at 19:30
David Fray and Jacques Rouvier

8th October 2023 at 19:30
Edna Stern and Louis – Victor Bak

14th October 2023 at 12:00
Children’s Show Carnival Party in French

14th October 2023 at 15:00
Children’s Show Carnival Party in English

Festival founder Tatiana Svetlova said: “We’re so excited to bring these musicians to the French Riviera. We can promise thrilling concerts that mark our first festival in this part of the world.”

Elisabeth Leonskaja and Evelyne Berezovsky

4th October 2023

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David Fray and Jacques Rouvier

5th October 2023

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Edna Stern and Louis-Victor Bak

8th October 2023

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Children’s Show in French

14th October 2023 at 12:00

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Children’s Show in English

14th October 2023 at 15:00

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Edna Stern – Fire of Black and White

28 October at 5.30pm

Evgeny Kissin and Veniamin Smekhov Present La Flamme Inextinguible

28th October at 7.30pm

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    We have partnered with a charity Mission Enfance and part of the tickets sales proceeds will go to support the work of this excellent charity. Mission Enfance provides education in territories where it is challenging or nearly impossible.

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    Following two sold-out classical music concerts at the Villa Ephrussi in 2021, Mosaic Art & Music is launching a new music festival for the Cote D’Azur.

    The festival brings together some of the world’s most exciting classical musicians to an audience of music lovers who appreciate the opportunity to hear live music in an intimate and exclusive environment.

    The magnificent Villa Ephrussi in St Jean Cap Ferrat will be the main venue for the festival, hosting a series of concerts in one of the most beautiful settings in the south of France.

    The festival brings together established world class musicians and emerging talent, all of whom have won international competitions but have yet to fully make their mark on the international music scene. This is the pioneering raison d’etre of the festival: a stage on which these young musicians can launch their international careers, from a classical music festival in France.

    The festival will feature recitals as well as series of master-classes led by French pianist and pedagogue Jacques Rouvier, and Elisabeth Leonskaja – both veterans of the classical music scene, who share a passion for passing on their knowledge and expertise to the younger generation.

    Students from the Monaco and Nice Conservatoires will be invited to take part in these master-classes, and benefit from Maestro Rouvier’s and Elisabeth Leonskaja’s decades of experience.

    The Festival’s artistic adviser is Didier de Cottignies, the artistic director of the Orchestra of Monte Carlo. Another stalwart of the classical music world, Didier brings his unparalleled knowledge and experience and is an invaluable asset to this new Festival.

    Running alongside the music will be an exhibition of artworks by leading modern masters and young artists working in a variety of media. The works exhibited will reflect the pairing theme of the music festival – bringing together established artists included in major collections alongside those to watch out for.

    Sponsor Support

    We are looking for corporate support to deliver an exceptional first Festival. As well as all the usual benefits on ticketing and branding, the Festival organisers welcome suggestions from potential partners on how they would wish to be involved, and at what level, including the possibility of holding a Gala Dinner and other events at which performers will be present.

    The opportunity to connect in meaningful and memorable ways through art and music is second to none.

    The Musicians

    Elisabeth Leonskaja

    Piano

    For decades now, Elisabeth Leonskaja has been among the most celebrated pianists of our time. In a world dominated by the media, Elisabeth Leonskaja has remained true to herself and to her music, and in doing so, is following in the footsteps of the great Russian musicians of the Soviet era, such as David Oistrakh, Sviatoslav Richter and Emil Gilels, who never wavered in their focus on the quintessence of music despite working in a very difficult political environment. As soon as she walks out on the stage, audiences can sense the force behind the fact that music is and always has been her life’s work.

    “Elisabeth Leonskaja’s journey leads from one pinnacle to another. By constantly excelling herself, driven by her own personal demands, by her passion and her intelligence she has scaled the heights achieved only by the greatest, not just of today, but of an entire epoch: those of a Clara Haskil, a Lipatti, and of modernity to boot.” – Andre Boucourechliev, Diapasan music journal.

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    EVELYNE BEREZOVSKY

    PIANO

    Evelne Berezovsky has performed at major venues in London, including the Wigmore Hall, St. John’s Smith Square, and the Southbank Centre, and at concert venues in Germany, Belgium, Holland, France, Norway, Russia, and Japan, including a recital at the prestigious piano festival in La Roque d’Antheron. In February 2012 she won First Prize in the Lagny-sur-Marne International Piano Competition in France by a unanimous decision of the jury; she also won the Audience Prize, the Mayor’s Prize, and the Paris Conservatoire Students’ Prize. Following this, she has been regularly invited to play on Radio France, including a performance at the Fête de la Musique which took place at the Olympia, Paris.

    Eveline has continued to give concerts and recitals all over the world, including concerto performances with London Musical Arts Orchestra under John Landor, Enschede Symphony Orchestra under Jaap wan Zweden, Hulencourt Soloists Chamber Orchestra under Giuseppe Montesano and Ben Ellin, and performed Mozart and Rachmaninov concertos with the Tokyo Mozart Players under Xavier Roth, Musica Viva under Alexander Rudin,Thailand Symphony Orchestra and North Czech Philharmonic under Gudni Emilsson, and the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra under Andris Poga.

    Described by the French press as a pianist with “a huge temperament, dazzling technique and a heart to match”, Evelyne Berezovsky is one of the most sought-after young musicians of today. She has performed concertos with the Tokyo Mozart Players under Xavier Roth, Musica Viva under Alexander Rudin, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra under Andris Poga, Thailand Symphony Orchestra and North Czech Philharmonic under Gudni Emilsson, Hulencourt Soloists Chamber Orchestra under Giuseppe Montesano and Ben Ellin and the Enschede Symphony Orchestra under Jaap wan Zweden amongst others.

    Presenting a unique pianistic style, she has been invited to perform at major venues such as the Wigmore Hall and Southbank Centre (London), Moscow Philharmonic Hall, Elbphilharmonie (Hamburg) and festivals like La Roque D’antheron (France), Les folles journées du Japon (Japan), Fêtes d’Olympia (France), Lorin Maazel’s Festival (UK) as well as being a regular guest at Pianos Folies de Touquet (France).

    Born in Moscow in 1991 Evelyne started playing the piano at the age of 5 and appeared with an orchestra for the first time at the age of 11 playing Mozart’s Concerto K415. She has studied with the renowned professors Hamish Milne (London), Elisso Virssaladze (Italy), Rena Shereshevskaya (Paris) and recently has been working with Maria João Pires in Portugal. Evelyne is a Grand Prix winner at the Goergy Cziffra International Competition (2019) in Paris, France.

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    EDNA STERN

    PIANO

    Edna Stern began her studies in Israel with Viktor Derevianko, a student of Heinrich Neuhaus. She continued studying with Krystian Zimerman at the Basel Hochschule and with Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Institute and at the Lake Como International Piano Foundation. Her repertoire ranges from Bach to Berio. Her recordings are highly praised by critics, receiving such awards as Diapason d’Or, Diapason Découverte, Arte Best CD, Gramophone upcoming artist, and Sélection Le Monde. Her last recording, dedicated to Hélène de Montgeroult received a Critic’s Choice of the Year 2017 of the Gramophone Magazine and Choice of France Musique, the French radio.

    Edna Stern has performed at prestigious halls and festivals such as the Philharmonie of Paris, Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, Munich’s Hekulessaal, Paris’ Châtelet Theater, Moscow’s Music- House, Petronas in Kuala Lumpur and Musashino hall in Tokyo; performing in solo recitals and with orchestras, with conductors such as Claus Peter Flor and Andris Nelsons. Stern gives masterclasses all over the world, in such places as the CNSM of Paris, Rutgers University, and Tel-Aviv Zubin Mehta School of Music.

    She has been a professor at the Royal College of London since 2009 and her musical activities include working with great artists in other art fields, like film director Amos Gitaï, as well as Etoile/Leading principal dancer from the Paris Opera, Agnès Letestu.

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    Jacques Rouvier

    Piano

    Jacques Rouvier’s complete recordings of Maurice Ravel’s works and the recording of all Claude Debussy’s piano works as well as the sonatas for piano and violin by Ravel and Debussy (recorded with Jean Jacques Kantorow) were awarded the Grand Prix du Disque.

    Jacques Rouvier has performed as a soloist and teacher at all the major piano festivals and is recognised not just for his virtuoso performances but also the impact he has had in helping shape the piano careers of younger pianists. Two of his students were Helene Grimaud and David Fray, with whom he will share the stage at this year’s Mosaic festival.

    David Fray

    Piano

    Described by the press as the “perfect example of a thinking musician” (Die Welt) and acclaimed for his interpretations of music from Bach to Boulez, David Fray performs in the world’s major venues as a recitalist, soloist and chamber musician. He has collaborated with leading orchestras under distinguished conductors such as Marin Alsop, Semyon Bychkov, Andrey Boreyko, Christoph Eschenbach, Daniele Gatti, Paavo Järvi, Kurt Masur, Riccardo Muti, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Michael Sanderling, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and Jaap van Zweden. Orchestral appearances in Europe have included the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, London Philharmonic, Dresden Philharmonic, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Salzburg Mozarteum, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Orchestre de Paris, and Orchestre National de France.

    David Fray made his US debut in 2009 with The Cleveland Orchestra followed by performances with the Boston Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He has given recitals at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Park Avenue Armory in New York, Chicago’s Orchestra Hall, and appears regularly at the Vienna Konzerthaus, Mozarteum Salzburg, London’s Wigmore Hall, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, and many other of the world’s major venues.

    Nikolai Kuznetsov

    Piano

    Nikolai Kuznetsov was born in Moscow in 1994 in a family of musicians. He graduated from the Gnesin School of Music (Tatiana Shklovskaya) and from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow (prof. Sergei Dorensky), he notably studied with Andrey Pisarev, and Nikolai Lugansky.

    During his studies he was chosen to take part in the concerts of Charity of the Vladimir Spivakov, the Yury Rozum Foundation and the Culture Development Fund ‘Homecoming’. He has twice received the audience award ‘The Future of Russia’ among others, and has obtained a number of international prizes including the Yamaha Russia Award, Balakirev competition, 1st Prize at the Ricard Vines competition in Spain, and 1st Prize Wandering Music Stars in Israel.

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    Emma Smith

    Jazz Singer (Piano, Double Bass & Saxophone)

    Emma Smith is recognised as one of the most exciting voices of her generation, spanning many genres, scenes and stages. She has performed everywhere from the O2 Arena to the Graham Norton Show to the top jazz clubs of NYC.

    Emma has been performing and recording with some of the biggest artists in the world, (Michael Buble, Robbie Williams, Georgie Fame & Seal) and has been collecting awards in her own name along the way; the ‘London Music Awards Rising Star’ in 2015 and winner of the ‘Worshipful Company of Musicians Medal’ in 2013. Emma is proudly one third of the chart topping vocal harmony group ‘The Puppini Sisters’. Her immersion in music has taken her all over the world and more recently into the broadcasting house, where she hosts a weekly show on BBC Radio 3. Emma has also been featured in a four-part BBC TV documentary about vocalists hosted by Gregory Porter.