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Anna MIKULSKA (cello) & Philippe ARGENTY (piano) introduce:

 

Duo Fortecello

 

Cello and piano World Tour”

 

The Polish cellist Anna Mikulska and the French-Spanish pianist Philippe Argenty wish to gather the music of their roots and their respective sensibilities in a program that will make you travel from Armenia to South America, but also from Eastern Europe to Spain and Paris… This second musical world tour offered by the Duo Fortecello is breathtaking of diversity and virtuosity. The show is performed by two musicians, whose experiences through the most prestigious European Institutions brought them a cosmopolite and universal vision of the music.

 

To resume, the main goal of Duo Fortecello is to reconcile the largest audience with classical music, to make it live again and to propose concerts that are light, colorful and joyful.

 

This young duo has already performed in France, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Hungary and Norway during last three years and will be invited in Germany, Poland, Belgium, Austria and other places in 2017. Their first China great tour will take place in September 2017.

 

Duo Fortecello’s first album was released in 2015, tracing the first Opus of “Cello and piano World Tour” and the second one will appear in 2018.

 

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The press reports:

 

La Nouvelle République - Lencoître 30/07/2014

 

A nice piano-cello duet, recently installed in Vouglaisien, the French-Spanish Philippe Argenty has succeeded locally, organizing several concerts and festivals. On Tuesday night, thanks to the municipality and the celebration committee support, he has played in Notre-Dame de Lencoître’s church. In duo with the cellist of Polish origin Anna Mikulska, he has presented a very eclectic program named “Music World Tour”. In duo or in solo, the two musicians have performed for instance some Spanish cultural plays (Requiebros of Gaspar Cassado, Tango of Astor Piazzolla) or others from the Slavic Culture (Mazurka of Emil Mlynarski, Hungarian Rhapsody of David Popper) and have received warm applauses from the music-lovers experts.

 

L’Indépendant, 24/08/2014

 

This musical world tour is breathtaking of diversity and virtuosity. These two young interpreters have rich and experimented careers. Through their performances they transmit a universal and cosmopolite vision of music, it is a delight listening to them but also meeting them”.

 

 

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Our teaser:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhZypYot86g

 

 

 

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https://soundcloud.com/tags/duo%20fortecello

 

 

 

 

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The two musicians have also dedicated their careers on performances for the young public (kindergartens, primary schools, middle schools and music academies).

During the “Cello and piano world tour”, Anna Mikulska and Philippe Argenty offer an exhaustive presentation of all aspects of their project and of their professional life as musicians:

 

  1. Cello and piano presentation, with sound and visual supports, giving children the opportunity to discover the evolution of these instruments throughout the centuries, as well as their musical possibilities.

  2. With sound and visual extracts, musicians explain to the children similarities and differences between traditional, popular and classical music, and the fusions that have taken place throughout the centuries.

  3. Exchange-time between musicians and pupils in order to make them discover the life of a musician and the backstage of a concert.

 

 

Anna Mikulska

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Anna Mikulska started her music studies when she was 6. In 2005, she starts at the Music Academy in Cracow, Poland, her hometown. In 2007, she also studies at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris in Paul Julien’s class. She receives advices from famous cellists such as Anner Bylsma, Arto Noras or Franz Helmerson and others. In 2010, she obtains a Master’s degree in Arts, as well as a Cello Aptitude Certificate.

 

Since 2005, she has been playing in solo with the Symphonic Orchestra of Cracow Music Academy and the Young Philharmonic Orchestra. Meanwhile, she is the privileged partner of chamber music, in quartet, in trio, in quintet and in duo. She has been part of the Cracow Royal Quartet in Poland from 2007 to 2009 and has formed the Quator Volubilis in 2011, with which she performs since then.

 

She also played in the orchestra of the famous English violonist Nigel Kennedy “Orchestra of Life” with whom she will participate in a European Tour of more than 30 dates.

 

Since her arrival in France, she has been working regularly with the Limoges and Limousin Orchestra.

Since 2012 she specialized in chamber music in numerous formations (Duo Fortecello, Trio Gatti, Duo Slavo, Quatuor Volubilis, in quintet with string quartet and piano)

 

The first album named “Cello and Piano World Tour” with the pianist Philippe Argenty (Duo Fortecello) was released in 2015.

 

 

Philippe Argenty

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Philippe Argenty enters the Music Academy in 2000 and in 2003 he decides to go to Paris in order to focus on music and piano. In 2005, after two years of formation in Paris, he joins the Conservatori Superior de Musica of Liceu in Barcelona, where he studies with the pianist and instructor Stanislav Pochekin. There, he obtains a diploma in “Piano Performance” in 2011 and he receives the best possible mark for the interpretation of the Franz Liszt 2nd Concerto for piano and orchestra.

 

In 2005, he is awarded with the 2nd prize at the Grand Concours International de Piano in Paris, at the Cortot Hall.Img 4353pm

 

Since 2004, he has performed in France, Norway, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Spain and Andorra in solo or in chamber music.

In 2011, he does a concert tour in solo with the Barcelona orchestra “ConjuntXXI” where he performs the Franz Liszt 2nd Concerto for piano and orchestra.

 

Meanwhile he is invited to perform in several festivals in France and in other foreign countries. He plays in recitals and in chamber music in numerous formations (Duo Fortecello, Trio Gatti, in quintet with string quartet and in sextet with wind quintet or even in violin-piano duo…

 

Today he dedicates much part of his professional activity to organize festivals and musical seasons:

Festival Itinérant et Permanent les Clés du Classique”, “Musiques en Clain”, “Saint Savin Piano & Master Classes Festival”, “Concerts aux Châteaux” and “Jeudis du classique” in Montmorillon.

In addition, he is the Artistic Manager of the association Les Clés du Classique since 2008.

In 2015, he is invited by the Festival Art Duo in Prague as a jury member of the piano competition, and plays in many concerts in Czech Republic and Hungary.

In October 2015, he does an European Tour with the cellist Anna Mikulska (Duo Fortecello).

Their first disc, “Cello and piano World Tour Opus 1” is released in 2015.

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