Chamber Music Western
Children below 5 years of age are not allowed
The Salon of Princesse de Polignac ~ In Search of Lost Time
  • November 11, 2022 8:00 PM
      Nov 12, 2022
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  • Esplanade Recital Studio
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    Artist Line Up and Bio

    Florent Héau, clarinet – FRANCE

    Luca Buratto, piano - ITALY

    Jamie Walton, cello - ENGLAND

    Tang Tee Khoon, violin - SINGAPORE


    Florent Héau


    Florent Héau has established himself as one of the most important figures of the French clarinet school; a brilliant tradition he perpetuates worldwide, by giving both concerts and master-classes.


    Florent Héau has appeared as soloist with the European Camerata, Orchestre de Bretagne, Orchestre de Picardie, Orchestre de la Basse-

    Normandie, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra and Prague Chamber Orchestra.


    Over the years, he has also enjoyed continuous success with his recordings of various programs including Sonatas by Brahms and Reger with Patrick

    Zygmanowski, Trios of Beethoven with Jérôme Ducros and Henri Demarquette, pieces for clarinet and strings by Nicolas Bacri, chamber works

    of Mozart with Manfred Quartet and Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with Prague Chamber Orchestra for Transart Live label. His most recent recording with pianist Marcela Roggeri is dedicated to Argentinean composers Piazzolla and Guastavino.


    Florent Héau serves as clarinet professor at the Paris CRR, Lausanne HEMU Switzerland, and Osaka College of Music in Japan.



    Luca Buratto 


    Since winning the 2015 Honens International Piano Competition, Luca Buratto has performed on three continents to warm acclaim. Critics and audiences across the globe recognise Buratto as a distinctive performer, describing him as “a name to watch” (The Guardian), “no ordinary virtuoso” (The Telegraph) and “an artist who is both illuminating and unafraid” (ConcertoNet). 


    Buratto’s recent appearances include solo recitals and concerto performances at Wigmore Hall, Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, Gilmore Festival Rising stars - Kalamazoo, Berlin Konzerthaus, Teatro alla Scala - Milan, and Royal Festival Hall. 


    He has collaborated as soloist with conductors like Hans Graf, Karina Canellakis, Claus Peter Flor, Jader Bignamini, Thomas Søndergård and orchestras including the London Philharmonic, Calgary Philharmonic, La Verdi Orchestra - Milan, Toronto Symphony and Edmonton Symphony. With festival appearances and residencies including Progetto Martha Argerich at the Lugano Festival, Verbier Festival (Switzerland), Busoni Festival (Italy) and Marlboro Music Festival (USA). 


    Buratto mentored under Kirill Gerstein and currently serves on the faculty of Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin. 




    Jamie Walton


    Jamie has appeared internationally as both soloist and chamber musician, performing and touring concertos with many leading orchestras such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and The Philharmonia. 


    He has recorded 13 concertos with the Philharmonia and the RPO, including the Dvořák and Schumann with Vladimir Ashkenazy, released to great critical acclaim on Signum Records. His discography includes the complete works for cello by Britten and a film about the Solo Suites, premiered on the Sky Arts channel.


    Jamie is also the founder of the highly successful North York Moors Chamber Music Festival, now in its fourteenth consecutive year. Passionate about facilitating and promoting live music, Jamie was Lead Patron for a new concert hall in the grounds of Wells Cathedral School, where he studied. Cedars Hall was officially opened in 2016.


    In January 2022 Jamie launched Ayriel Studios: a brand new state-of-the-art recording studio in the heart of the North York Moors National Park, near to where he lives. Jamie plays on a 1700 Goffriller.




    Tang Tee Khoon 


    Described as ‘a chamber musician of the highest order’, and a ‘national treasure’, her playing as ‘truly transcendent’, Tang Tee Khoon was named one of the 40 under 40 faces to watch by Prestige Singapore and The Peak Power List 2021 Next Gen Women. She was the second-ever violinist to be awarded the loan of a J.B. Guadagnini violin c. 1750 by the National Arts Council in Singapore from 2009-2017.  


    Tee Khoon performs internationally as a recitalist and a chamber musician and has collaborated with musicians such as Midori, Hsin-Yun Huang, Wu Han, Ian Swenson, Colin Carr and members of the Emerson, Takács and Borromeo String Quartets. Her festival appearances include Seiji Ozawa’s International Music Academy in Switzerland; Open Chamber Music Sessions at Prussia Cove, U.K.; and the Chamber Music Residencies at Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada.  


    Tang Tee Khoon mentored with Donald Weilerstein in Boston and David Takeno in London U.K.. She plays on a Stefan-Peter Greiner violin c.2006. 




    2022 is the 100th death anniversary of the great French novelist Marcel Proust. Known for his seven-volume novel À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time) that features countless references to composers before and of his time - it was in fact at the Parisian music salon of Princesse de Polignac where avant-garde premieres of living French composers were heard - that much of Proust’s musical education took place.

    Join us on this special reminiscence of the Parisian salon and its music that inspired Proust’s vignettes of his musical contemporaries in the most respected novel of the twentieth century.

    Evening Concert I 11 Nov 2022

    Stravinsky Three Pieces for solo clarinet

    Poulenc Sonata for violin and piano

    Ravel L'enfant et les sortilèges

    - key numbers transcribed for clarinet, violin, cello and piano

    Debussy works for solo piano


    D'Un Cahier D'Esquisses

    L'isle Joyeuse

    Fauré Piano Trio in d minor Op.120

    - for clarinet, cello and piano

    Evening Concert II 12 Nov 2022

    Debussy Première Rhapsodie

    Poulenc Clarinet Sonata FP184

    Fauré Cello Sonata No. 2

    Ravel Piano Trio in a minor M.67

    Featuring iconic chamber works including the Piano Trios by Ravel and Fauré in our Evening Concerts and a special transcription for clarinet, violin, cello and piano of the opera L'enfant et les sortilèges (The Child and the Spells) by Ravel in our fun and interactive Concerts for Children !


    ‘The Salon of Princesse de Polignac’ is presented as part of:

    vOilah! France Singapore Festival 2022


    Supported by


    Arts Fund

    National Arts Council

    Buffet Crampon

    The Band World


    Emmanuel & Sons

    Official Hotel Partner

    Grand Park City Hall


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    • From 26 April 2022, the Ministry of Health will remove all Vaccinated-Differentiated Safe Management Measures (VDS) settings, except for events with >500 attendees. As such, all attendees regardless of vaccination status can admit to the event with a valid ticket.
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  • November 11, 2022 8:00 PM
      Nov 12, 2022
  • duration.mins
  • Esplanade Recital Studio
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