Date & Time
Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 6:30pm
Faculty House at Columbia University
(Enter through Wien Courtyard, off 116th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive)
New York, New York 10027
Philippe Bernold, guest artist, Flute Fair
Philippe Bernold, flute
Linda Mark, piano
Emmanuel Ceysson, harp
Fantaisie, Op. 78
Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Prelude à l'Après-midi d'un faune
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Fantaisie, Op. 124
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
Trio des Ismaëlites
from l'Enfance du Christ
with Erin Jang, flute
Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
arr. Emmanuel Ceysson
Program subject to change.
Philippe Bernold began his musical studies in Colmar, France, studying the flute and later composition and conducting under René Matter, himself a student of Charles and Fritz Münch.
He then attended the Paris Conservatory, where he earned the First Prize in flute and the next year, at the age of 23, was appointed first flute of the National Opera Orchestra of Lyon. In 1987 he won First Prize in the Jean Pierre Rampal International Competition in Paris.
This prize paved the way for an international solo career with renowned artists and orchestras, from Rostropovitch to Rampal. Orchestras with which he performed include those of Paris, Tokyo, Budapest, and Moscow with such conductors as Menuhin, Gardiner, Maazel, and Nagano. Mr. Bernold’s performances have taken him from Paris to Seoul, from London to Moscow, and to the principal festivals around the world.
Philippe Bernold’s first CD in 1989 won him the Grand Prize of the Charles Cros Academy. Since then, he has recorded more than 20 CDs with Harmonia Mundi, EMI.
Philippe Bernold is professor of chamber music and flute at the National Paris Conservatory.
Emmanuel Ceysson was appointed principal harp of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in fall 2015, after a decade [since 2006] in the same post in the Orchestra of the Opéra National de Paris. Since 2005 he has been a presence in such leading venues on the international musical scene as the Wigmore Hall, the Salle Gaveau, Carnegie Hall, the Vienna Konzerthaus, and the Berlin Philharmonie, where his appearances in recital, concerto repertoire and chamber music.
M. Ceysson has earned him the highest international distinctions: he won the gold medal and a special performance prize at the USA International Harp Competition (Bloomington) in 2004, first prize and six special prizes at the New York Young Concert Artist Auditions in 2006, and first prize at the ARD Competition in Munich in 2009, thus becoming the first harpist to obtain awards at three major international events.
M. Ceysson was visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London from 2005 to 2009 and has taught at the International Summer Academy in Nice since 2010; he also gives regular masterclasses in France and in the course of his foreign tours. In 2010, Emmanuel Ceysson was nominated in the category “Solo Instrumental Discovery” at the Victoires de la Musique Classique. In November 2011 he received a Prix d’Encouragement from the Académie des Beaux-Arts de l’Institut de France (Fondation Simone Del Duca) in recognition of his distinguished early career. A Naïve artist since January 2012, he is currently preparing a solo album based upon famous opera themes.
Linda Mark, pianist, is an active soloist, chamber musician, and music coach throughout the United States and Europe. She was the first prize winner in the Baldwin Piano Competition and received two Grand Prizes in the International Guild Recording Competition in Austin, Texas. Ms. Mark regularly performed with her mentor, Julius Baker, as well as with Jean-Pierre Rampal and William Bennett. She now plays with such artists as Jeffrey Khaner, Robert Langevin, Bart Feller, and Brad Garner. She has performed for the emperor of Japan at the Kennedy Center and was invited to play for Luciano Pavarotti by the Richard Tucker Foundation. She recorded the sound track for the film Letter without Words. Linda Mark has conducted collaborative piano masterclasses throughout the country, most recently at Florida State University and for the National Flute Association. She is a member of the accompanying/collaborative piano staff at the Juilliard School.
Erin Jang, former principal flute of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, has appeared as soloist with the Seoul Philharmonic, Euro-Asian Philharmonic Orchestra, and Singapore Flute Ensemble. She has performed with such flutists as Mathieu Dufour, William Bennett, Maxence Larrieu, Phillip Pierlot, Walter Auer, Vincent Lucas, and Denis Bouriakov. Ms. Jang has won prizes in the Bohemian Concerto Competition in Michigan, the Mid-South Flute Festival Competition, and the Sorentin International Competition. She attended the Interlochen Arts Academy, Oberlin Conservatory (studying with Michel Debost) and the Royal Academy of Music (with William Bennett) and was accepted by the orchestra academy of La Scala in Milan. She was the teaching assistant of Bruno Cavallo in Santa Cecilia–Portogruaro and was chosen as a promising flutist of the year by the Italian flute magazine Falaut. Erin Jang has been playing regularly at the Metropolitan Opera since 2012.