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Music Chapel Garden Party: Prélude

10.06.15 - 19:00 - 21:00


Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie
Jean-Jacques Kantorow, direction
Ori Epstein, cello
Elina Buksha, violin
Vladyslava Luchenko, violin


19:00    Welcome Cocktail & Musical walk in the Gardens

20:00   Concert

Ori Epstein, cello
Franz Joseph Haydn
Concerto No. 2 in D major, for cello and orchestra, Hob VIIb/2
     Allegro moderato

Vladyslava Luchenko, violin
Edouard Lalo
Romance Sérénade for violin and piano

Elina Buksha, violin
Edouard Lalo
Concerto russe, op. 29

21:00   Walking dinner in the “de Launoit Wing”


Tickets: 175€ – 125€ for maecenas

Reservation: 02 352 01 16



Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie

In 1958, Lola Bobesco created Les Solistes de Bruxelles which went on to become the Ensemble d’archets Eugène Ysaÿe and ultimately the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie. The orchestra has performed with famous artists: José van Dam, Mstislav Rostropovitch, Aldo Ciccolini, Mischa Maïski, Arthur Grumiaux, Philippe Hirschhorn, Georges Octors, Guidon Kremer, Louis Lortie, Jian Wang, Ivry Gitlis, Maria João Pires, and many others. Since 2003, it has been buoyed by the dynamism and reputation of its Music Director and Principal Conductor, Augustin Dumay (first guest conductor in 2014 and 2015). They will perform together at the Grange de Meslay, at the Roque d’Anthéron festival, etc…. He will be succeeded by Frank Braley in 2014. These accomplices of long standing will finalize major projects such as for Mons 2015, European Capital of Culture. The Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie performs regularly in Belgium with Jean-François Chamberlan, its concertmaster. It moreover cooperates regularly with the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition, the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, Bozar, Flagey, and all the Belgian music festivals. In Mons, its city of residence, with ‘Manège.Mons’, it stages a chamber music cycle entitled ‘Mons et Merveilles’, organises exceptional concerts jointly with the City of Mons, and proposes a diversified and original repertoire, whilst featuring young artists in the ‘Mons-Découvertes’ series.

Ori Epstein, cello

Born in Tel Aviv in 1993, Ori Epstein and his family moved to London where he studied at the Purcell School. Ori is a prizewinner in numerous international competitions and performs as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States and across Europe. He has performed alongside Salvatore Accardo, Bruno Giuranna and Antonio Meneses, and in venues such as Wigmore Hall. His teachers have included Miklós Perényi, Antonio Meneses and Bernard Greenhouse. Ori recently completed his bachelor’s degree at the Bern University of the Arts in Switzerland. In the upcoming season, Ori will perform recitals and chamber music in Europe as well as concertos in Israel, Belgium and London. He will record his debut CD with the Liège Philharmonic Orchestra, collaborating with Jean-Jacques Kantorow. In August 2014 Ori won first prize in the string section and the audience prize at the Tunbridge Wells International Competition. Ori plays on a cello by Giovanni Battista Ceruti (Cremona, 1815), kindly lent to him by a syndicate of sponsors. Since September 2014, he has been studying at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium, under the direction of Gary Hoffman.

Elina Buksha, violin

Born in Latvia in 1990, Elina Buksha is considered one of Latvia’s foremost up-and-coming violinists. Elina began playing the violin at the age of five, having been a student of Latvian violin professor Ojars Kalnins until 2009. Since 2011 she has studied with Ana Chumachenco in master classes in France, Germany and Switzerland. Since her debut with the Liepajas Amber Sound Symphony Orchestra in Latvia at the age of 12, Elina has performed with many orchestras, including the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonietta Riga, Sinfonia Varsovia, the Liège Royal Philharmonic, Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz and Musica Viva in Moscow. In 2013 Elina received the Latvian Great Music Award, the highest honor in Latvian music, for Debut of the Year. The highlights of the 2014–15 season include debuts with the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio under the baton of Vladimir Fedoseyev, and the Kansai Symphony Orchestra in Japan, with Augustin Dumay. She received a scholarship granted by Mr. and Mrs. Michael Guttman. Elina plays a Domenico Montagnana violin from 1723, on loan to her from the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel. Since September 2011 she has been studying at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium, under the direction of Augustin Dumay. She received a Scholarship by the Michael Guttman Foundation.

Vladyslava Luchenko, violin

Vladyslava Luchenko showed her extraordinary musical gift already in early childhood. Aged six, she entered the Lysenko Special Music School in Kiev, and only four years later she won her first international competition. At the age of 11, she made her debut in the Kiev Philharmonic Hall and since then she has played throughout Europe as a soloist with orchestras such as the National Orchestra of Ukraine, the Verbier Festival Orchestra and the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra.

Vladyslava continued her studies in Zurich and Berlin under Prof ZakharBron and Prof Stephan Picard. During this time she was a prizewinner at many international violin competitions, such as the Tibor VargaViolin Competition, Martigny (2010), Andrea Postacchini, Fermo (2009 and 2010), andthe RahnMusikpreis Competition in Zurich (2010). She has also won other prestigious awards such as the Rotary Excellence Prize, Lugano (2013) and the MigrosCulture Percentage in Zurich (2012).

In 2014 she enrolled in the Artist Diploma program at the Queen Elizabeth Music Chapel in Belgium,where sheis studying under the direction of Augustin Dumay.  Vladyslava plays with the Stradivarius Piatti – 1717 kindly lent by Michael Guttman Foundation.



19:00 - 21:00


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