Le Salon de Musiques November 13 concert will will feature F. Schubert Sonata for Cello & Piano, Arpeggione in A – Moll D 821 and Grieg Cello Sonata Opus 36 In A minor, with Antonio Lysy on Cello and Francois Chouchan on Piano. All concerts are held on the fifth Floor of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion from 4 – 6 pm one Sunday of every month beginning October 16, 2011 through May 20, 2012. The performance is accompanied by Champagne, food by Patina and informal conversation introduced by musicologist, Julius Reder Carlson . Tickets are $65 and $45 for students (including concert and refreshments) and are available on line at www.LeSalondeMusiques.com or by calling (310) 498-0257.
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion – Fifth Floor
135 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Producer and French pianist/melodist François Chouchan: From the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (instructed by Yvonne Loriod-Messiaen and Germaine Mounier) to the Viotti International Piano Competition in Italy, his outstanding talent has been recognized all over Europe. Not only has Chouchan performed as a soloist with orchestras and Chamber Music groups in many countries, but he has also been invited to play during Master Classes by musical icons such as Mstislav Rostropovich, Nikita Magaloff, Gyorgy Sebok and Magda Tagliaferro. In Los Angeles, where Chouchan has resided since 2007, he has performed at the LACMA Museum for the “Sundays Live Series”, at UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall, at Cal State Long Beach and Cal State Northridge (with the Music Guild). He has also appeared at the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Monica, Zipper Hall, the Brandeis Institute, and for the Ermitage Foundation.
In 2010 Chouchan formed Angeles Concerts Artists Corporation and is produced Le Salon de Musiques, his first series of music concerts. For more information on Le Salon de Musiques you can go to www.lesalondemusiques.com
Antonio Lysy – Cellist
Cellist Antonio Lysy has performed as soloist worldwide, in major concert halls, appearing with orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London, Camerata Academica of Salzburg, Zurich Tonhalle, Israel Sinfonietta, or the Montreal Symphony Orchestra among others. He has collaborated with distinguished international conductors and has recorded extensively for European and American radio networks and labels.
Antonio plays on a Carlo Tononi cello made in Bologna, in 1700. As one of California’s most prominent cellists he is frequently invited as guest artist to distinguished series. His love and commitment to chamber music is also demonstrated by his musical directorship and founding of the annual Incontri in Terra di Siena Chamber Music Festival in Tuscany, Italy, now in its twenty-second season.
Antonio enjoys exploring the versatility of the cello’s voice from baroque to electric and has collaborated in performances of concert Tango, dramatized recitals and multi-media productions. A new album dedicated to cello works from Argentina, including a new work written for him by Lalo Schifrin, was released this year on Yarlung Records.
Antonio teaches at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA).