Fanny Mayne, flute
Fanny Mayne, flute

Fanny MAYNE is a French flute player. Acknowledged early on for her outstanding musical skills, she was soon acclaimed as a highly talented artist, while her brilliant, elegant, and soulful performances enthralled audiences. Many a renowned artist and flute player has praised her playing’s wondrous, compelling, and colourful notes. In France, she shone alongside Sibel KUMRU-PENSEL and Annie PLOQUIN-RIGNOL, who both studied with one of the greatest French Flute School representatives, Maxence LARRIEU. She was also a student of Caroline DEBONNE. Upon graduating in flute and chamber music, she was awarded first prize with honours and jury congratulations.

 

She pursued higher education studies in Austria with concert artist Reza NAJFAR (Innsbruck & Vienna) and received her Concert Artist Higher-Education Diploma with unanimous honours and jury congratulations. During these years of learning, she immersed herself within the tradition-steeped Austrian School. In parallel, Fanny MAYNE honed her skills with Prof. Philippe BOUCLY, Solo Flute Player in the Bavarian Radio Orchestra and student of Jean-Pierre RAMPAL.


In order to further her knowledge, she did a master’s degree in Arts (Music) in Germany with Prof. Anne-Cathérine HEINZMANN, co-soloist in the Frankfurt Opera and Professor at the Hochschule in Nuremberg. Such a human and artistic collaboration had a great influence on Fanny MAYNE’s musical journey, and motivated her to improve on her educational skills. Her studies and commitment have been rewarded by the most prestigious distinctions.

 

Throughout her career, she has been offered advice from, among others, Karl-Heinz SCHÜTZ, Daniela KOCH, Maxence LARRIEU, Mario CAROLI, Juliette HUREL, Michael HELL, Julien BEAUDIMENT, Olivier TARDY, Geneviève AMAR, Louis-Noël BELAUBRE, Yo-van MARKOVITCH, Philippe ALLAIN DUPRE, Florent BONTRON and Hanzgeorg SCHMEISER.

 

She played solo flute with the Cannes PACA Orchestra (within the SymphoNew Projects), the Perpignan Méditerranée Orchestra, the Tyrol Chamber Orchestra, and was substitute in several other orchestras. Recently, she played first flute in a rendition of Beethoven’s Fidelio, in collaboration with the Nuremberg Opera.

 

She has performed under the baton of renowned conductors such as Tito CECCHERINI, Oswald SALLABERGER, Michael PALM-ER, Sébastien BILLARD, Philippe BENDER, Guido Johannes RUMSTADT and Christoph SPERING, and has accompanied great musicians including Bertrand CHAMAYOU, Joaquín ACHUCARRO, Régis PASQUIER, Diego TOSI, Denis PASCAL, Anne GASTINEL and Emmanuel STROSSER.

 

As a chamber music aficionado, Fanny MAYNE has performed in numerous ensembles (wind quintet | flute quartet | flute, voice, and piano trio | flute and guitar | flute, viola, cello, and guitar | flute, and string trio | flute and harp |etc.) Over the course of three consecutive summers, she played in the Jeune Art Russe (Young Russian Art) Festival held in the city of Cannes, before flying to Moscow to partake in the Ars Longa Festival. The chamber music concerts at the Gnessine Academy and the Tchaikovsky House Museum will remain etched in her artistic memory.

 

In 2011, she created the Cord’Eole Duet (flute and cello) to public acclaim, and performed many concerts throughout Europe, in various festivals (closing the Pablo Casals Summer 66 Festival, Vinça Festival partnering with Radio France, etc.), and on the occasion of great events (Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, Minister-President of Bavaria, etc.).

 

In parallel, with Nicolas FAURE and Patrik HEVR she created the GAUBERT Trio (flute, cello & piano). They received support from illustrious professors and chamber musicians such as Prof. Bernhard SCHMIDT (Mandelring Quartet), Prof. Dirk MOMMERTZ (Fauré Quartet), and Prof. Nina JANßEN-DEINZER (Frankfurt’s Ensemble Modern), and passed the competitive entrance examination to become members of the prestigious Yehudi MENUHIN Foundation (Live Music Now) in Munich.

 

They honed their musical skills at the Hochschule in Munich and Nuremberg, and distinguished themselves in assorted international chamber music competitions (Leopold Bellan, Fnapec in Paris | European chamber-music contests, etc.).

 

They were awarded Second Prize at the Chamber Music Competition hosted by the "Mozart Verein 1829", a member of the International Mozarteum Salzbourg Foundation.

 

Fanny MAYNE taught 2016/2017 in the “Wiener Musikakademie” in Vienna.

Nicolas Faure, cello
Nicolas Faure, cello

Nicolas FAURE is a brilliant and inspired French musician who has performed manifold concerts across Europe (France, Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Holland, Belarus…) A skilled and compelling cellist, Nicolas delivers powerful performances suffused with emotion and passion, driven by a clear and respectful vision of music. His sleek, high-powered, and warm delivery of sound never fails to convince audiences, enthralled by his sheer talent and beguiling phrasing.

 

He played in numerous orchestras for many years – in particular, the Wiener Jeunesse Orchester and the Kammerorchester Innstrumenti as Solo Cellist, took part in several contemporary music CDs and ORF radio recordings, and regularly performed with the Innsbruck Opera Orchestra (Tiroler Symphonie Orchester Innsbruck), the Camerata Vivaldi, the Bayerisch Kammerorchester Bad Brückenau, and the Münchner Opern Orchester.

He played the largest venues in Europe (Wien Musikverein, Wien Konzerthaus, Salzburg Musikfestspiel, München Gasteig Philharmonie, Zürich Tonhalle, Bern Casino, Roma Citta della Musica, Firenze Teatro Verdi,...) under the direction of renowned conductors such as Andrés OROZCO-ESTRADA, Atso ALMILA, Tito CECCHERINI, Alois GLAßNER, Francesco ANGELICO, Marcus BOSCH, Georg FRITZSCH, Christoph ALTSTAEDT, Massimiliano MURRALI, Ulrich NICOLAI, etc. He also accompanied acclaimed artists like Janine REISS, Edita GRUBEROVA, Brigitte FASSBAENDER, Ursula LANGMAYR, Christopher HINTERHUBER, Florian BERNER, Christa RATZENBÖCK, Krassimira STOYANOVA, Jean-Claude PENNETIER, Stephen COSTELLO, Ashley THOURET...

 

Nicolas FAURE explored his passion for chamber music within various ensembles (duets with double bass or guitar, trios with piano, string quartets, quintets with piano or guitar, string sextets, and assorted mixed ensembles). He enjoyed privileged moments in high musical places such as the Moulin d’Andé (the Mill of Andé), the Festival des Vacances de Monsieur HAYDN (Mr Haydn’s Holiday Fest), the Festival des Musiques Démesurées (Excessive Music Fest), the Festival 1000 Sources & Dordogne (1,000 Springs and Dordogne Fest), as well as the Klangspuren and the Richard Strauss festivals.

In 2011 with Fanny MAYNE, he created the Cord’Eole Duet (flute and cello) to public acclaim, and performed many concerts throughout Europe, in various festivals (closing the Pablo Casals Summer 66 Festival, Vinça Festival partnering with Radio France, etc.), and on the occasion of great events (Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, Minister-President of Bavaria, etc.).

 

In parallel, with Fanny MAYNE and Patrik HEVR he created the GAUBERT Trio (flute, cello & piano). They received support from illustrious professors and chamber musicians such as Prof. Bernhard SCHMIDT (Mandelring Quartet), Prof. Dirk MOMMERTZ (Fauré Quartet), and Prof. Nina Janßen-Deinzer (Frankfurt’s Ensemble Modern), and passed the competitive entrance examination to become members of the prestigious Yehudi MENUHIN Foundation (Live Music Now) in Munich. They honed their musical skills at the Hochschule in Munich and Nuremberg, and distinguished themselves in assorted international chamber music competitions (Leopold Bellan, Fnapec in Paris | European chamber-music contests, etc.). They were awarded Second Prize at the Chamber Music Competition hosted by the "Mozart Verein 1829", a member of the International Mozarteum Salzbourg Foundation.

 

Nicolas FAURE studied music at the Clermont-Ferrand Conservatoire in the French Auvergne region, as well as at the Cachan Conservatoire near Paris, where he passed his DEM examinations in cello and chamber music with highest honours, by unanimous vote and with jury congratulations. He worked with Marie-Thérèse GRISENTI and honed his skills with Marc VITANTONIO, Régis PRUDHOMME, Cyril LACROUTS, Yovan MARKOVITCH, the ARPEGGIONE Quartet, the YSAYE Quartet, and the FRANZ Trio. He also received guidance from Prof. Helmar STIEHLER, Anssi KARTTUNEN, and Michel STRAUSS.

 

In Innsbruck (Austria), he joined the Konzertmeister class of the Munich Philharmonic, and deepened his knowledge of Austrian School of music with Prof. Michael HELL. He was profoundly marked by four years of tuition immersed in Vienna Philharmonic tradition, as well as by the genius of Sergiu CELIBIDACHE as taught by Prof. HELL. He was awarded a Higher Diploma as Concert Artist by unanimous vote with jury congratulations, then a Master of Music/Arts with honours from the Hochschule für Musik of Munich, and lastly a specialized higher diploma in educational methods.

 

In parallel, Nicolas FAURE studied orchestra conducting with Maestro Tito CECCHERINI in Innsbruck. This human and artistic collaboration was to greatly influence his musical journey.

 

Nicolas FAURE plays a French cello from Mirecourt.

 

Nicolas FAURE taught 2016/2017 in the “Wiener Musikakademie” in Vienna.