Véronique Bonnecaze: Debussy Veronique Bonnecaze
- Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918): Suite bergamasque, L. 75:
- 1III. Clair de lune05:59
- L'Isle joyeuse, L. 106:
- 2L'Isle joyeuse, L. 10606:00
- Images, 2e série, L. 111:
- 3I. Cloches à travers les feuilles04:37
- 4II. Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut06:12
- 5III. Poissons d'or04:17
- Préludes, Livre I, L. 117:
- 6I. Danseuses de Delphes03:21
- 7Préludes, Livre I, L. 117: II. Voiles04:17
- 8III. Le Vent dans la plaine02:11
- 9Préludes, Livre I, L. 117: IV. Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir03:49
- 10V. Les Collines d'Anacapri03:00
- 11Préludes, Livre I, L. 117: VI. Des pas sur la neige04:50
- 12VII. Ce qu'a vu le vent d'Ouest03:34
- 13Préludes, Livre I, L. 117: VIII. La Fille aux cheveux de lin02:54
- 14IX. La Sérénade interrompue02:48
- 15Préludes, Livre I, L. 117: X. La Cathédrale engloutie06:45
- 16XI. La Danse de Puck02:41
- 17Préludes, Livre I, L. 117: XII. Minstrels02:21
- La plus que lente, L. 121:
- 18La plus que lente, L. 12104:20
Info for Véronique Bonnecaze: Debussy
It is partly thanks to his acquaintances among writers and painters from the end of the XIXth century that Debussy’s idiom evolved. In a context of heated international politics, the return to French classicism allows some artists to reaffirm the values of the age of Louis XIV. Indeed, his so prodigiously creative music, which today is played with too much caution, makes no claim of being avant-garde. In the musician’s eyes, it simply expresses the pleasure to play and to discover new sounds.
Véronique Bonnecaze, piano
graduated from the Bordeaux Conservatoire aged 14 with the highest grades. She was then admitted to the Paris Conservatoire where she obtained a First Prize in piano and chamber music. She completed her training at the Julliard School of New York.
She won prizes or was a finalist in many international piano competitions among which Geneva, Mavi Marcoz, Chopin Palma de Majorca, Pescara, Jaen…
She gave frequent solo recitals and concerts with orchestra in France (Salle Gaveau, Salle Cortot, Théâtre de l’Athénee, etc…), in Austria (Salzburg Mozarteum), Germany, Switzerland (Geneva Victoria Hall), United States (Weill Hall, New York) and also in Belgium, Spain, Italy, Hungary, Sweden, Greece, Japan, Lebanon, etc…
In her core repertory, she has particular fondness for masterworks of Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Scriabin, Rachmaninov, Debussy and Ravel.
Her recording of Chopin’s 24 Études was reviewed enthusiastically by music critics, in particular by the late Harold C. Schonberg of the New York Times. In 2010, for the bicentenary of Chopin’s birth, Véronique Bonnecaze recorded some of Chopin’s late works.
In 2012, her double CD of works by Liszt and Schumann obtained the “Maestro” distinction of the Magazine “Pianiste”.
In addition to her concert pianist schedule, Véronique Bonnecaze also teaches a piano class at the École Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot and gives masterclasses in France, Ireland, Japan (Tokyo, Toyama, PTNA) and Sardinia (Cagliari Summer Academy).
She is also invited to sit on the jurys of international piano competitions, (Yokohama, Tokyo, Boston, Steinway, Vulaines) and was a member of the organizing committee of the International Francis Poulenc piano competition.
Véronique Bonnecaze also has a passion for organizing musical events. She was artistic director of the “Half Past Noon” concerts of the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris (salle Cortot) between 2012 et 2015, and has created, among others, the Arcachon International Piano Competition, the “Harmonies du Soir” series of concerts at the Hotel Plaza Athénée in Paris, the “Musical Emotions” concerts series at the “Cercle France-Amériques” in Paris, the Academy and Festival “Music in Biscarrosse”, as well as an annual competition in Tokyo that grants scholarships to Japanese piano students who wish to study at the École Normale de Musique Cortot.