Festival Program – 2024

The 2024 Festival Les Nuits Pianistiques of Aix-en-Provence program

The festival will run from Tuesday 30 July to Saturday 10 August 2024.
Our 2024 programme is structured around two highlights: the winter and spring pre-programme concerts, and the anthology of concerts in the summer Festival!
The latter will take place from Tuesday 30 July to Saturday 10 August 2024. For its thirty-second edition, the programme will focus on the different genres and formations revolving around the piano, whether piano-recital, piano concertante or piano-duo. A host of composers, from the Italy of Rossini to the Austria of Beethoven and Schubert, not forgetting the France of Fauré and Milhaud, will enliven the hands of their ideal performers on a keyboard whose intimate and symphonic potential they will discover.
As we look forward to the thirty-second edition of Les Nuits Pianistiques, come and join us for some exceptional musical moments!

A musical weekend by Les Nuits Pianistiques at the Pertuis theatre on 17 and 18 February 2024

Saturday 17 February 2024 at 8.30 pm

Piano recital by Michel Bourdoncle
The world in music
Brahms, 2 Intermezzi opus 118
Liszt, La Vallée d’Obermann
Debussy, Bruyères Prelude
Déodat De Severac, Les Muletiers devant le Christ de Llivia
Gerschwin, Rhapsody in Blue
Traditional Chinese, Yan Quan San Die
Prokofiev, Sonata No 7

Sunday 18 February 2024 at 5 p.m.

Chamber music around Dvorak
Dvorak, String Quartet No. 12 “American” Op. 86, B.179
Quintet opus 81 in A major
Violin: Pierre-Stéphane Schmidlet and Anne Playoust
Viola: Sylvie Drujon
Cello: Cécile Gauthiez
Piano: Michel Bourdoncle

Booking and information from the Théâtre de Pertuis on 04 90 79 73 53

Les Nuits Pianistiques at the Chaudronnerie theatre in La Ciotat on 20 February 2024

Tuesday 20 February at 8.00 pm

An evening in tribute to Beethoven with the Sanremo Symphony Orchestra
Beethoven, Overture to Coriolan
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15
Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92
Conductor: Giancarlo De Lorenzo
Piano: Michel Bourdoncle

Booking and information from the théâtre de la Chaudronnerie, La Ciotat on 04 84 42 01 84

Les Nuits Pianistiques at the Maison du peuple in Gardanne on 12 April 2024

Friday 12 April 2024 at 9.00 pm

Piano recital by Michel Bourdoncle
The world in music
Beethoven, Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13, known as the “Pathétique
Liszt, La Vallée d’Obermann
Debussy, Preludes (Brouillards, Bruyères)
Gerschwin, Rhapsody in blue

Bookings and information from the Maison du peuple, Gardanne on 04 42 65 77 00

Les Nuits Pianistiques at the Campra auditorium in Aix-en-Provence on 27 May

Friday 27 May 2024 at 8.00 pm

An evening of chamber music in honour of the great pianist and teacher Bernard Flavigny
Brahms, Trio No. 1 Op. 8 in B major
Pierre Stéphane Schmidlet, violin
Frédéric Lagarde, cello
Michel Bourdoncle, piano

Dvorak, Quintet No. 2 opus 81 in A major
Pierre Stéphane Schmidlet, violin
Michel Durand-Mabire, violin
Marie Anne Hovasse, viola
Frédéric Lagarde, cello
Michel Bourdoncle, piano

32nd Les Nuits Pianistiques festival at the Campra auditorium

Tuesday 30 July 2024 at 7.30 pm

Symphony evening with the Sanremo Orchestra
Rossini, The Barber of Seville
Schubert, Unfinished Symphony in B minor
Intermission
Beethoven, Concerto No. 4 opus 58 in G major
Conductor: Lawrence Golan
Piano: Nicolas Bourdoncle

Wednsday 31 July 2024 at 7.30 pm

Recital by JJ Jun Li Bui
Chopin, Nocturne opus 15 n ° 1 in F major, Mazurkas opus 7 (n ° 1- 4), Rondo à la mazur opus 5 in F major, Sonata n ° 2 opus 35 in B flat minor
Intermission
Scriabin, Sonata No. 1 Op. 6 in F minor
Ravel, Pavane pour une infante défunte, Jeux d’eau, La Valse

Thursday 01 August 2024 at 7.30 pm

Duo evening
Schubert, Fantasy in F minor
Fauré, Dolly
Milhaud, Le bœuf sur le toit, Scaramouche
Gisèle and Fabio Witkowski

Friday 02 August 2024 at 6 pm

Trainee concerts
Free admission

Tuesday 06 August 2024 at 7.30 pm

Evening with the Giocoso Orchestra
Chopin, Concerto No. 2 opus 21 in F minor, Concerto No. 1 opus 11 in E minor
Conductor: Mariusz Smolij
Piano: Seonghyeon Leem and Jan Jakub Zieliński

Wednesday 07 August 2024 at 7.30 pm

Natalia Troull recital
Haydn, Variations in F minor Hob XVII/6
Beethoven, Sonata No 32 opus 111 in C minor
Intermission
Schumann, Davidsbündlertaänze opus 6

Thursday 08 August 2024 at 7.30 pm

Chamber music evening
Bach, Sonata for flute and piano in B minor BWV1030
Beethoven, Kreutzer Sonata No. 9 orps 47 in A major
Intermission
Poulenc, Sonata for flute and piano
Debussy, Sonata for violin and piano
Violin: Edouard Sonderegger
Flute: Jean Ferrandis
Piano: Nikita Mndoyants

Friday 09 August 2024 at 6 pm

Trainee concerts
Free admission

Saturday 10 August 2024 at 7.30 pm

Evening in honour of Dominique Merlet
Surprise programme
Cécile Hugonnard-Roche, Lucia Kuchárová, Philippe Cassard, Frédéric Aguessy, Julien Le Prado, Michel Bourdoncle