The Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development organise the 4th UAE International Chopin-Beethoven-Debussy competition, from 10 to 18 of november 2016 in the National Theatre of Abu Dhabi. Under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, this concert is organised with cooperation of the Embassies of Deutschland, Poland and France, with the support of Institut Français and Goethe Institut.

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The Institut français, cultural department of the French Embassy, is proud to welcome Fanny Azzuro for the opening concert, on Thursday 10 november at 8pm in the National Theatre Abu Dhabi.

With the NSO Symphony Orchestra, this concert reunites the soloists Alexej Gorlatch, Szymon Nehring and Fatima Al Hashmi.

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Acclaimed by the press as a pianist with ‘a fiery temperament’ and ‘an endearing artistic personality’, Fanny Azzuro is driven by an insatiable curiosity and decided zest for the fusion of musical and artistic styles. Her first solo recording, Russian Impulse, was released in 2014 on the Paraty label and received international critical acclaim (**** from BBC Music Magazine, *** from Classica and also reviewed in Fanfare, Crescendo, Musikzen…).

With a passion for chamber music, she expands her concert range with key partners, such as the Van Kuijk Quartet, the violinists Kristi Gjezi, Solenne Païdassi, Vanessa Szigeti and Pierre Azzuro, her horn-playing brother. As part of the SpiriTango Quartet, created five years ago, she has found a new way of expression and has developed many original arrangements. She has also designed a new program with Hervé Sellin and other musicians based on classic and jazz repertoires, called Passerelles (bridges).

She benefited immensely from meeting the great masters Boris Petrushansky and Vladimir Viardo, as much on a technical level as on a musical one. Fanny Azzuro was also honoured to receive valuable advice from Dmitri Bashkirov, Dominique Merlet, Jacques Rouvier, Tuija Hakkila, Laurent Cabasso and Denis Pascal.

Preview of the Fanny Azzuro’s talent https://youtu.be/DbdpbNdcSog

Free admission