French Cellist Alexis Descharmes Performs at the Embassy of France
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The last date listed for French Cellist Alexis Descharmes was Wednesday September 5, 2012 / 7:30pm.
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The concert was a miserable experience. It began 20 minutes late, there was no one present to collect tickets at the entrance until after the concert was supposed to start, and the concert hall was stifling hot with no perceptible air...continued
A graduate of the Conservatoire de Paris, Descharmes is a founding member of the leading French contemporary ensemble Court-Circuit. He has also worked with the Ensemble Intercontemporain and Ensemble Alternance, and collaborates regularly with IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique), a renowned institute in Paris dedicated to the research and creation of contemporary music. His audacious project “30 ans > 30 créations” — cataloging the artistic output of 30 contemporary composers over three decades — was premiered at Paris’ Cité de la musique, followed by a tour to other parts of Europe. Since 2004, Descharmes has recorded for the æon label, which has released the works for cello by Saariaho and Liszt (Diapason d’Or of the Year, 2007) and, with his artistic collaborator Sébastien Vichard, Schubert and Huber anthologies.