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Marie Martine BOLLMANN piano / Mark DROBINSKY cello recital @ Pôle d'Animation Culturelle
Mar 4 @ 17:00 – 19:00

Program :

Fantaisiestuecke opus 73 de Robert SCHUMANN

            – Zart und mit Ausdruck


            -Rasch und mit Feue

4 pièces de Serge RACHMANINOV

            – Vocalise

            – Elégie

            – Sérénade

            – Polka


 Sonate en la majeur de César FRANCK

            -Allegretto ben moderato



            -Allegretto poco mosso

Marie-Martine BOLLMANN

She was born in Bordeaux, France. From an early age, she showed great interest in music and started to play the piano with promising talent.

By the age of 15, having completed her musical studies at the Conservatoire National de Région of Bordeaux, she went on to perfect her skill and knowledge at the Ecole Normale of Music in Paris in Serge Petitgirard’s class. There she obtained a Concert Degree.

Marie-Martine speaks fluent German, English and good Italian and this has enabled her to travel throughout Europe and broaden her musical knowledge. She attended Master Classes, working with Germaine Mounier at the Mozarteum of Salzburg (Austria), with Vitaly Margoulis in Freiburg (Germany) and with Guido Agosti at the Accademia Chigiana in Sienna (Italy). She also worked with two great masters, Eliane Richepin and Catherine Collard. She participated in the Musical Festival of Flaine in Haute-Savoie, where she met some of the greatest European contemporary artists. There, she played with Federico Mondelci, a well-known Italian saxophonist.

Having made the decision to focus her career on soloist performances and chamber music, in 1985 Ms. Bollmann became a member of the Pro-musica Association, supported by the French Ministry of Culture. This association has resulted in her performing with various music groups in Aquitaine.

Currently, Ms. Bollmann regularly plays with great international and national soloists from the Bordeaux-Aquitaine National Orchestra, including Jacques Libouban,solo flutist,Cécile Berry,solo viola and Mark Drobinsky cellist , the Faure quartet of Paris and with the Australian tenor Julian Gavin. She also plays throughout Europe, including Lisbon, Portugal, and Hanover, Germany. Ms. Bollmann has also performed in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates with Samuel Coles,English solo flutist and with the Bordeaux Wind Ensemble.


French cellist, former student of Mstislav Rostropovich at the Moscow Conservatory. He won first prize at the Munich International Competition and became a professor at the Gnessin Institute in Moscow.

Born in Baku, he left the USSR in 1974 and settled in Paris. The critics are unanimous in recognizing him as one of the masters of the cello.

While dominating the classical repertoire, he is passionate and ardent defender of the music of our century: H. Dutilleux, S. Gubajdullina, A. Rabinovitch, H. Sauguet, J. Dorfman, A. Schnittke, F. Kaufman

He has performed under prestigious conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Saulius Sondetskiss, Eduardo Mata, Charles Dutoit, Alexandre Rabinovich, Arnold Katz, Dmitri Liss, Maxime Schostakovitch etc …

Many recordings of Milhaud, Saint-Saëns, Shostakovich and Veinberg were made with the Swedish Radio and Symphony Orchestras of Yekaterinburg.

With Alexander Rabinovitch, He recorded the Variations of Beethoven

His CD, Adolf Biarent’s Sonata, won the Top Prize Winner at MIDEM (Cannes) in 2003.

With Martha Argherich, he recorded three CDs in 2003, 2004 and 2006.

Since 2001 he has participated in the Martha Argherich Festival in Lugano and in 2002 at the Martha Argherich Festival in Buenos Aires.

During 2006 and 2007 he has participated in numerous tours in Germany, Belgium, Spain, France, Poland, Italy, Russia and Switzerland with various orchestras and has given numerous concerts with prestigious soloists such as Martha Argerich, Renaud Capuçon, Ivry Guitlis, Alexander Rabinovitch, Dora Schwarzberg, Lilya Zilberstein and others.

In 2008 his tour in Japan was a great success and while preparing that in New Zealand, he continues his numerous concerts in France with different orchestras of the countries of the east.

Mark Drobinsky plays on an Italian cello made in 1748 by Carlo Antonio Testore

(Français) Musique de chambre @ Pôle d'Animation Culturelle
Mar 24 @ 17:00 – 18:45

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Violin / bassoon recital by Benjamin DUCASSE and Henri ROMAN @ Pôle d'Animation Culturelle
May 5 @ 17:00 – 18:30

Program :

Nicolo PAGANINI : two violin and bassoon duets

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN : two clarinet and  bassoon duets  transcripted for violin and bassoon

Two soloist pieces


After graduating from the Angoulême Conservatory, Henri Roman was admitted to the Lyons Conservatory of Music in the class of Amaury WALLEZ where he obtained a first prize in 2002 and the certificate of aptitude in 2004.
He then regularly works in various chamber music ensembles including the quintet “confluences” with which he wins a third prize in the international competition “henri Tomasi” in 2004, the Cenoman ensemble, the wind octet of the festival of the god chair, the trio “vent wind” with which he gives concerts in India, Pakistan, Japan, South America, Europe …
Or as a soloist with various orchestral formations (orchestra Paul Kuentz, orchestra of the crews of the Brest fleet, orchestra of the University of Taipei, together Antonio Vivaldi, together Cénomen …) with whom he likes to discover the repertoire too often unknown to the bassoon.
In February 2009 he won a 2nd prize at the international competition of French music dedicated to the bassoon in Paris city of Ville d’Avray.
Bassoon and chamber music teacher at the Conservatoire du Mans, then at the CNR Lyon, Henri Roman has been part of the Paris Chamber Orchestra since 2007.

Benjamin DUCASSE

Born in 1980, he studied violin at the Conservatoire Régional de Bordeaux, then at
National Conservatory of Region in Paris with Jean Lenert.
In 2001 he was admitted to the National Conservatory of Music of Paris and
improves with Sylvie Gazeau and Michael Hentz. He will get his prize in 2005.
He participates in many orchestral formations in which he is directed by the
leading chefs such as Kurt Masur, Pierre Boulez or Myung-Whun Chun.
He is now regularly invited by major Parisian orchestras such as Ensemble
Orchestral of Paris.
In 2006 he created the duo Imaj’yne for piano and violin with which he will go to meet
great Jewish composers from classical style to traditional music going through the
religious music. Many concerts in Paris and in Province will be given.
From this meeting will be released a CD in 2007.
Rich in his experiences, he teaches violin at the school of music of Deuil la Barre.
At the same time, he belongs to chamber music, quintet and quartet ensembles
with which it occurs regularly.