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Angeles Concerts Artists and Le Salon de Musiques:
MASTERS REDISCOVERED
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Francois CHOUCHAN - Angeles Concerts Artists corp. (A.C.A.): CEO/Executive Manager
- Le Salon de Musiques: Founder and Artistic Director
www.francois-chouchan.com
French-American concert pianist François Chouchan is no stranger to awards and fame. 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 perform for Genius Masters such as M. Rostropovitch, Nikita Magaloff, G.Sebok or Magda Tagliaferro, who all acknowledged his unique sensitivity and creativity.

In Los Angeles, where Chouchan has resided since 2007, he has performed at the LACMA Museum at UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall, at Cal State Long Beach, Cal State Northridge. He has also appeared at the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Monica, at The Zipper Hall, the Brandeis Institute, the Ermitage Foundation and the California Club.
His deep musical sensibilities, passion, perseverance and open mind have been recognized by professionals and spectators alike who regard him as an inspiring, sensitive and creative musician. He offers a “hip” approach to the classic music and his easy-going attitude and fresh approach to the genre has earned him the affection of fans of all ages, helping develop a younger audience for the art of Chamber Music.

His Chamber Music Series, called "Le Salon de Musiques - Masters Rediscovered", takes place at the famous Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Fifth Floor. The new Season begins on October 7, 2018 until June 2, 2019, featuring wonderful Composers as PURCELL, BACH, MOZART, BEETHOVEN, SCHUBERT, SCHUMANN, BRAHMS, MENDELSSOHN, CHOPIN, SCHARWENKA, DVORAK, TCHAIKOVSKY, RACHMANINOFF, JUON, ARENSKY, FRANCK, DUPARC, HAHN, FAURE, POULENC, DEBUSSY, SAINT-SAENS and GRIEG.

With several "US PREMIERES", the purpose of LE SALON DE MUSIQUES is also to re-introduce amazing works from the Romantic / Neo-Romantic and Impressionistic Repertoire, written by wonderful Composers who remain almost forgotten today.
"LE SALON DE MUSIQUES" is a unique musical experience - one like no other in Los Angeles.
By removing the stage and putting the Artists next to the audience, each performance is a very personal and intimate experience. An informal Q & A with the Artists follow the performance, followed by a Gourmet Buffet catered by PATINA with French Champagne



.............................................................................................................................. Julius Reder Carlson - Le Salon de Musiques: Musicologist

Julius Reder Carlson, Assistant Professor of Music at Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles, holds degrees in music from UCLA, the Universidad de Chile and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.
In addition to his scholarly pursuits, he has performed widely as a guitarist, working with art and folk music ensembles and contributing to the compilation album Tenemos las Mismas Manos, winner of a 2016 Chilean Pulsar award.

He is the co-founder of the Santa Monica Youth Orchestra, a non-profit organization that promotes socioeconomic and cultural diversity through music education.


.............................................................................................................................. Kristi BROWN-MONTESANO - Le Salon de Musiques: Musicologist

Chair of the music-history faculty at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, Kristi Brown-Montesano has long been fascinated by intersections between narrative, representation, and music.
Her book The Women of Mozart’s Operas (University of California Press, 2007) offers a detailed study of the female characters in the Da Ponte operas and The Magic Flute, re-evaluating source materials as well as common critical assumptions. Brown-Montesano has presented and published essays on politics of gender and difference in opera, the use of classical concert music in film, and trends in marketing opera. Current projects include unraveling the mystery of Arthur Conan Doyle’s choice of the violin for his fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, an evaluation of pop-culture reception of J.S. Bach (particularly the influence of pianists Rosalyn Tureck and Glenn Gould), and a study on opera and children.

In 2014-15, she was honored to participate in the UCLA Musicology Department’s Distinguished Lecture Series. An active “public musicologist,” she has been engaged by numerous organizations in Los Angeles, including the LA Opera (“Opera for Educators”), the Opera League of Los Angeles, the Mason House Concerts, and the Colburn Orchestra.
She is especially thrilled to join the LA Phil’s “Upbeat Live” faculty this concert season. Learn more at kristibrownmontesano.com



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