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Piano Music in a Church
Chopin Waltz in C-Sharp minor Op.64 No.2
Performer: Endre Hegedus piano
Recorded in St Patrick's Church, Kenmare, Ireland: 8-9 October 2008
Hungarian Songs in a Chateau
Dohnányi: Hungarian folksongs
Ó mely sok hal (Many fish are swimming in lake Balaton)
Performers: Anne Sophie Petit coloratura soprano and Marcell Vigh piano
Recorded in Château de Longecourt-en-Plaine, Longecourt-en-Plaine, France: 15-16 July 2020
Piano Music in a Chateau
Bartók: 14 Bagatelles, Op. 6
II. Allegro giocoso
Performer: Marcell Vigh piano
Recorded in Château de Longecourt-en-Plaine, Longecourt-en-Plaine, France: 16-17 July 2020
Endre Hegedus, a world class concert pianist, was born in 1954 and graduated
from the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest. Since 1978, he has won
several prizes at ten international piano competitions.
He gives regular concerts as a soloist and has had success on tours in several European countries, Australia, USA and Japan. Hegedus' exceptional live performances distinguish him as a master of tonal beauty and clarity.
Anne Sophie Petit
After a Master’s degree in Pacific cultures obtained in France and New Zealand, Anne Sophie Petit joined Stephan Macleod’s class at the Lausanne Musikhochschule, where she completed a Master’s degree in solo vocal performance.
Young Talent of the Philippe Jaroussky Music Academy in 2019-2020, she is also a recipient of the Royaumont Foundation, and joined the Opéra de Lyon Studio in 2020.
She made her debut at the Opéra de Lausanne as Musetta in La Boheme (2017), and has since sung the Fairy in Cinderella (2018) and the title role in Guy-François Leuenberger’s creation Little Red Riding Hood (2020).
As a soloist, she has performed with ensembles and orchestras such as Gli Angeli Genève, the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre de Suisse Romande, the Picardie Orchestra and ensemble Les Ambassadeurs, with conductors like Frank Beermann, Jesus Lopez Cobos, Leonardo Garcia Alarcon, Arie van Beek and Alexis Kossenko.
Fond of many repertoires, she has collaborated with pianists such as Florent Lattuga in a recital on American music, and with Marcell Vigh in a program of Hungarian songs from the 20th century.
Her projects in 2020-2021 include the roles of Fire, Princess and Nightingale in Ravel’s l’Enfant et les Sortilèges at the Opéra de Lyon, Yniold in Pelléas and Mélisande at the Opéra de Rouen, and the Queen of the Night in die Zauberflöte, in a tour of the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century in the Netherlands.
Following initial studies with a number of teachers in Hungary, Ireland (Royal Irish Academy of Music) and France (Dijon Conservatoire), Marcell Vigh completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in piano and piano pedagogy with Christian Favre and Jean-François Antonioli at the Lausanne Musikhochschule (HEMU) in Switzerland. As of 2020, he is continuing his studies in specialized piano accompaniment at the same institute, a field for which he holds a special interest.
Recipient of the Richard Wagner scholarship as piano accompanist in 2017, he has actively participated in a number of masterclasses in vocal accompaniment with Helmut Deutsch and Martin Katz in particular. An avid chamber musician, he pursued chamber music lessons with Vincent Coq, Patrick Genet and Hans Egidi among others and plays regularly in duo and trio formations.
He has worked with many leading French pianists including Jacques Rouvier, Roger Muraro, Fernando Rossano as well as others from his native Hungary such as Balázs Fülei, Márta Gulyás and Endre Hegedűs.
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