31st Musique en Périgord Festival


The festival "Musique en Périgord" was first presented in 1989 in the roman church at Audrix, a small village located between the Vézère and Dordogne rivers. It will celebrate its thirty first anniversary.
The Festival is intended to introduce talented young musicians as well as recognized artists, to bring classical music to the rural environment, and to provide great music in small settings. It strives to attract new audiences by offering programs of diverse musical genres and tastes, and hopes to introduce children to classical as well as to other kinds of music.
Exposing children to the joy and appreciation of good music is an important goal. Music enriches the lives of the young and also creates the audiences of tomorrow.
The content and format of the program is created for an intimate environment intended to bring together the musicians ad the audiences, young and old. A welcoming, family atmosphere characterizes our Festival.

In 2019, "Musique en Périgord" festival will be presented from July28 to August 12.

The various concerts will be performed in the Roman churches of Audrix, Les Eyzies, Saint-Chamassy, on the banks of Vézère River in Le Bugue, in the auditorium of Saint-Cyprien, and in the park of Campagne’s Castle. Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac will also participate in "Musique en Périgord".

Laurent Lévy
Artistic Director

Alexandra Soumm, Violin - Ismaël Margain, Piano | Chamber music

Friday, August 2, 2019 at 9 pm / Audrix Romanesque church

Chamber music
Violin-Piano Duet

Claude Debussy, Sonata No 3
César Frank, Sonata
Igor Stravinski, Divertimento
Bela Bartok, Rumanian Folk Dances
Maurice Ravel, Tzigane

Alexandra Soumm: Born in Moscow, Alexandra started learning the piano with her father at the early age of 5 and gave her first concerts two years later. She then studied in Vienna with famous pedagogue Boris Kuschnir and won the Eurovision Contest in 2004. She has been a soloist with the Orchestre de Paris, the Orchestre du Capitole in Toulouse, the Orchestre National d’Ile de France, the Orchestre National de Lyon and the Orchestre National de Bordeaux-Aquitaine. In 2019, she will be playing two concerts with the Orchestre National de Metz and later return to the Auditorium du Louvre for a recital with Ismaël Margain. Besides, she has also been appointed « Artiste Associée » (Associated Artist) with the Orchestre Provence Côte d’Azur in Cannes (Directed by Benjamin Lévy) for three seasons as of 2018.
She has recorded two albums for the Claves label: the first Bruch and Paganini concertos, in 2008, as well as the complete Grieg sonata for violin and piano (with David Kadouch), in 2010.

Ismaël Margain: born in Sarlat and trained by pianist Vahan Mardirossian, Ismaël has been unanimously admitted to the entrance exam of the National Conservatory of Paris (CNSM). He has also won the Public Choice Prize and the 3rd Marguerite Long Grand Prix in 2012, and was awarded the Instrumental Soloist Revelation prize at the Victoires de la Musique classique, in 2015.
He is regularly invited to numerous festivals: Easter and August musicals in Deauville, Chopin festival in Paris, Piano aux Jacobins festival in Toulouse, Klavier Ruhr Festival in Germany, All about piano festival in London…
He plays as a soloist with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Orchestre National de Lille, the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Marseille and the Orchestre National d’Ile de France.
He has recorded two albums devoted to Mozart and Schubert (Aparte/Harmonia Mundi) and three recordings for B Records music label: Mendelssohn in 2015 and Schubert solo pieces in 2017.
Rehearsal for children at 11 AM

Alexandra Soumm, Violin
Ismaël Margain, Piano