Biography

Serge CHARLET

Serge CHARLET

The violinist Serge CHARLET was born in Vevey (Switzerland). He began to study the violin at the age of 9 in the Conservatoire of his native city, then in the Conservatoire of Lausanne, thereafter in the Conservatoire Supérieur de  Genève under the tuition of Prof. Corrado ROMANO.

Distinguished by Prof. Géza KAPÀS during musical perfecting and master classes at the International Music Academy of Tours (France), he followed this Master to Budapest to complete his formation at the Liszt Ferenc Music Academy, State University. As a conclusion to his studies in this Academy, he obtained his Master in violin, degree excellent with honours and congratulations from the members of the jury.

During his long journey in Hungary, Serge also taught violin at the Conservatoire Bartok and at the Liszt Ferenc Academy as assistant of Prof. Géza KAPÀS.

He studied the chamber music with Masters like Béla BÀNFALVI, Bihary LÀSZLÒ, Kàroly BOTVAY, Sàndor DEVICH, Géza NÉMETH and Orsolya SZABÒ.

He improved under the advice of Master Hatto BEYERLE (chamber music) and Master Michael VAIMAN (violin), ancient disciple of David OISTRAKH in Moscow.

He has given numerous performances as soloist and chamber music through Europe and Asia.

Serge CHARLET plays a splendid Italian violin dated 1759 by Giuseppe GAGLIANO.

François MARTIGNÉ

François MARTIGNÉ

The violist François MARTIGNÉ, First Award at unanimity of the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris and First Award in chamber music of the City of Paris with congratulations studied under the tuition of Pierre-Henri Xuereb and Bruno Pasquier.

He improved under the advice of Prof. Ludmilla CHOUBINA from the Conservatoire of Moscow and soloists like Yuri BASHMET and Vladimir MENDELSSOHN.

He his regularly performing with the pianist Mina CHANOY in numerous international tours.

François MARTIGNÉ is prize-winner of the Foundations Léopold BELLAN and Georges CZIFFRA.

He is teaching at the Conservatoire of the City du Pecq since 2001 and is invited every summer at the Salzburg Mozarteum Festival.

He also participated to the recording of several CD’s out if which the last one for a recital in Athens

François MARTIGNÉ plays a splendid Viola from the 18th century.

Guillaume MARTIGNÉ

Guillaume MARTIGNÉ

The cellist Guillaume MARTIGNÉ, First Award at the CNSM of Paris,  was taught by Mark DROBINSKY and thereafter attended the perfecting courses of Philippe MÜLLER. He also worked with Masters like David GERINGAS, Bernard GREENHOUSE, Frans HELMERSON, Mischa MAISKY and Janos STARKER.

Guillaume MARTIGNÉ is prize-winner of great international competitions:

  • First price of the Music Chamber
  • competition “Vittorio Gui” (Firenze 2002)
  • Witold Lutolawsky (Varsaw 2003)
  • ADAM (New Zealand 2003)
  • International Competition of Chamber Music of Trieste (2005)
  • Vina del Mar (Chile 2006)

Since the beginning at the age of 13, he performed as soloist with orchestra, more particularly with the Moscow Musica Viva (dir. Alexander Rudin), the Kazan Symphonic Orchestra (dir. Fuat Manzurov), the Oural Symphonic Orchestra (dir. Dimitri Liss), the Novossibirsk Chamber Orchestra (dir. Isaac Touritch),The National Orchestra of the Polish Broadcasting, the National Opera of Budapest Orchestra (dir. Janos Kovacs)

He also had the opportunity to play with famous musicians like Abdel Rahman El  Bacha, Alexandre Rabinovitch, Patrice Fontanarosa, Ivry Gitlis, Vladimir Mendelssohn and Jay Gottlieb.
Guillaume is performing in recital in the French concert halls like La Cité de la Musique, Radio France, Le Théâtre Mogador in Paris and in numerous festivals. He is regularly invited to participate to the Italian most prestigious series of concerts (Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Bologna Festival, Amici della Musica di Firenze and Perugia, Atenco Veneto in Venezia).
He is also giving numerous concerts in Germany, Norway, Austria (Salzburg Festival) as well as Japan, Korea, China, Chile, New Zealand and USA.

Showing a great interest for the contemporary music, he recorded several pieces for cello solo and he secured the Russian creation of the Variations de Concert of Jean Françaix.

Guillaume MARTIGNÉ plays a splendid Italian cello from the 18th century.