November Concerts

Published: October 8, 2023

For our concerts on the 7th and 9th of November we welcome once again the French pianist, Héléne Tysman.

Hailed by the international press for her “warm touch with dreamy sensitivity” (The New  York Times), her “extraordinary interpretation” (Le Figaro), “of rare finesse and intensity” (Télérama) as well as her “poetic” playing (Daily Telegraph), described as a “pianistic cosmos” according to the Süddeutsche Zeitung, Hélène Tysman likes to explore worlds. Beyond  music, beyond her pianistic journey, she is a researcher of the Sound of the Soul.  

Hélène Tysman says, “Music always tells a story. What is yours ?”

 

Pianist since the age of 4, Hélène Tysman has travelled the world from North America to  Japan, Brazil, China, the Middle East, Russia and all of Europe. She has played for the  Princess of Thailand as well as for Olympic champions from the “Étoiles du Sport” annual  meeting or for representatives of first peoples with ancestral traditions.

A graduate of the Paris Conservatory (CNSM), she went to Germany and Austria at the age of  20 to perfect her skills with Grigory Gruzman as her main mentor. In 2010 she was a finalist at the prestigious Warsaw International Chopin Competition and won first prize at the Darmstadt  Chopin Competition as well as numerous other awards in England, Germany, China and the  United States.  

Yet this final at the Warsaw competition leaves her with a taste of infiniteness. The call  towards new horizons leads her to developing a passion for humanities, metaphysics and the  processes of healing soul – body – mind. She became interested in hypnosis and  trained in the Ericksonian tradition of this therapeutic approach. After creating “L’Hypnose  du Musicien”, she coaches and animates workshops for artists, creators as well as all  audiences.  

 She thus offers new musical experiences, halfway between a collective hypnosis session and  a concert.  

Her solo and chamber music releases (Chopin, Ravel, Schumann…) are praised by the press.  Regularly invited by radio and television, she has performed on the greatest stages such

as  Carnegie Hall and Lincoln  Center in New York,  Salle Gaveau and Philharmonic Hall in Paris,  City Hall Theater in Shanghai, Cairo Opera or the Neue Halle in Weimar and plays with  orchestras from all over the world.  

Hélène Tysman likes to broaden her artistic horizons by collaborating with other disciplines  and notably with French celebrated actors such as Francis Huster, Dominique Pinon, Jacques  Gamblin, and Michel Robin. Concerned by the transmission to the young generation, she has  created a show with artist Yanowski for the Jeunesses Musicales de France which lead to a  French tour for the young audience and schools all over the country.

Amigos de Música concerts at Os Agostos begin at 7.00pm. Doors open at 6.00pm and wine, fruit juices and canapés will be served. There will also be a short interval. Entry donation including refreshments is €30 per person for guests and non-members.

For concert bookings please send an e-mail to reservasconcertos@gmail.com . Entry donation including refreshments is €30 per person for guests and non-members, payable in advance by bank transfer (see website www.amigosdemusica.org ).

PROGRAMME

Tuesday, November,7th 2023

‘Chopin til the light’

CHOPIN

Nocturne Op.55 N°1

 Sonata N°2 « Funeral »

                                       … interval …

CHOPIN

Four Ballades

Thursday, November 9th, 2023

‘ A French adventure’ 

BACH

Prelude BWV853 N°8 in E flat minor

DEBUSSY

Prelude « Des Pas sur la Neige »

CHOPIN

Prelude Op.28 N°15

DEBUSSY

Prelude « La Cathédrale engloutie »

CHOPIN

Prelude Op.28 N°16

DEBUSSY

Prelude « Feux d’artifices »

BACH

Prelude BWV853 N°1 in C

… interval …

RAVEL

Pavane pour une infante défunte

Gaspard de la Nuit

La Valse

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