3 string players, 3 outstanding chamber musicians from different backgrounds (ex-Zaïde Quartet, ex-Van Kuijk Quartet and Mahler Chamber Orchestra), Trio Miroir promises us one of the most profound interpretations of Mozart and Beethoven’s masterpieces for string trio.
Since 2014, Charlotte Juillard has held the position of Supersoloist at the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra. The orchestra offers her the opportunity to conduct violin and to occasionally practice the concerto genre. Eager for diversity, she is guest concertmaster at the Paris Chamber Orchestra, the Aurora Orchestra in London, the Orchestre des Champs Elysées, cosolist at the Dissonances with David Grimal and the Evian Orchestra. Passionate about chamber music, she plays in various formations with partners such as Jean-Guihen Queyras, Adam Laloum, David Guerrier and as a soloist with the Jeune Orchestre de l’Abbaye à Saintes and the Orchestre de Picardie.
She began the violin in Montpellier and moved to Paris at the age of thirteen to continue her studies with Suzanne Gessner at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Paris and with Olivier Charlier and Marc Coppey at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris.
From 2009 to 2016, she was first violin of the Zaïde Quartet, whose mentor was Hatto Beyerle, a member of the Alban Berg Quartet. Her studies took her to Vienna to work with Johannes Meissl (Artis quartet) and across Europe to follow the advice of many other artists including Walter Levin and Ferenz Rados. The quartet’s debut will consist of a run at international competitions, with a first prize at the Charles Hennen Competition in Holland, a press prize at the Bordeaux Competition, a third prize at the Banff Canada Competition, a first prize at the Beijing Competition and the Haydn Competition in Vienna. The quartet has performed in such venues as the Berlin Philharmonic, Wigmore Hall and Barbican in London, the Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Cologne Philharmonic, the NEC in Boston, the Théâtre des Champs Élyséeq and the Philharmonie de Paris, the Gulbenkian foundation in Lisbon, on tours from China to Colombia, from southern Italy to northern Sweden and at festivals such as Beethovenfest in Bonn, Lockenhaus in Austria, Westcork in Ireland, the Folle Journée in Nantes, the Britten festival in Aldeburgh. The band is named Rising star in 2015 and records a first record Janaček Martinú in autumn 2013, a second devoted to Haydn’s op. 50 in 2015 and a third in 2017, Franck Chausson who gets a “Choc Classica” award.
Born in Dijon in 1988, Grégoire Vecchioni studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon with Françoise Gnéri, then with Gérard Caussé and Antoine Tamestit in Paris.
In 2010, Grégoire was selected by the Verbier Festival Orchestra, allowing him to perfect his musical education with Valery Gergiev, Daniel Harding and Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.
A founding member of the Van Kuijk Quartet, he was named “BBC 3 New Generation Artists” in 2015 and “Rising Star” in 2017. In 2015, he won the 1st Prize of the Wigmore Hall String Quartet Competition.
His experience in chamber music allows him to be regularly called upon to replace in several quartets: Modigliani, Psophos, Ebony and Belcea.
On the strength of this musical experience, Grégoire decided to devote himself to the orchestra and in 2015 joined the orchestra of the Opéra National de Paris conducted by Philippe Jordan.
In 2018, Grégoire participates as principal viola in the creation of the Sinfonia Grange au Lac in Evian, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, then by Gustavo Dudamel in 2019.
Always curious and interested in novelty, he joins in 2019 the Sirba Octet, Yiddish music, founded by Richard Schmoucler and made up of musicians members of the Paris Orchestra and the National Orchestra of France.
« Cellist with brilliant technique and remarkable tone. His musical expression is intense and his rich, fiery and passionate nature immediately catches the attention » : this appreciation of a master such as Roland Pidoux, characterizes better than any other the talent and commitment of Christophe Morin.
He was unanimously awarded his first cello and chamber music prizes at the CNSMDP in 1994 and his Masters in 1996.
Afterwards, he benefited from the master classes of Mstislav Rostropovich, Janos Starker and Yo-Yo MA.
Laureate of the Natexis Foundation in 1995 and of the Oulmont Foundation in 1996.
Very involved in the chamber music repertoire, he played regularly with Renaud Capuçon, Jérôme Ducros (with whom he recorded a “live” disc of Schubert’s trio op. 100), Nicholas Angelich, Augustin Dumay, Jean-Marc Luisada, David Grimal…
It was then that his career was abruptly slowed down by a physical problem in his left hand which prevented him from performing live for several years.
His determination and exceptional technique worked non-stop during this period, coupled with an extraordinary passion for his instrument, make Christophe Morin an outstanding cellist today.
Since 2012, he has been a member of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, in which he regularly plays solo cello, and he travels the world under the baton of conductors such as Claudio ABBADO, Daniele GATTI, Bernard HAITING, Daniel HARDING, Gustavo DUDAMEL…
He has been a guest at numerous festivals, including the Emperi Festival, where he has shared the stage with pianist Eric Lesage and soloists from the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (Guy Braunstein, Daishin Kashimoto, Amihai Grosz, Joachim Riquelme Garcia, Emmanuel Pahud as well as Paul Meyer and Zvi Plesser).
As a soloist he plays under the direction of Nicolas Simon for the festival ” Musique en Ré ” the concerts of Haydn in D, of Schumann and the double concerto of Brahms with Pierre Fouchenneret and in Paris in 2016 with the Orchestre du Coge.
On Youtube several video recordings of cello-guitar duets (Le cygne de Saint-Saens, Danse de la vie brève by Manuel de Falla, sonata for guitar and cello by Gnattalli with Jérémy Jouve) as well as cello-violin duets (duo by Handel-Halvorsen with Pierre Fouchenneret).
In 2010, he created the Chamber Music Festival “Les 3 Jours en Mai de l’Île de Ré” which he directs until 2018.
Since 2018, he has been solo cello of the Sinfonia LA Grange au Lac d’Evian, an orchestra which brings together for a few days soloists, chamber musicians and tuttistes from the most prestigious European ensembles…
The Trio Miroir will be back on August 3rd in the opening concert of the 2020 program of the Festival Eté Musical à Dinan.