Wed 18 May

Musical Tribute to Marcel Proust

Beyond Words, Les Salons en Musique

David Bismuth, piano
Geneviève Laurenceau, violin

Marking the centenary of the death of Marcel Proust, this concert presents pieces by emblematic composers of the late 19th century and early 20th century such as Camille Saint-Saëns or César Franck. Let’s dive into the musical landscape of the celebrated author of In Search of Lost Time with pianist David Bismuth and violinist Geneviève Laurenceau.

Wed 18 May 8.30pm | £15, members £13, students £5

Enjoy a treat at Café Tangerine along with your ticket! Add a Glass of Champagne and Slate to your booking.


Reynaldo Hahn, Romance in A major
Camille Saint-Saëns, Romance Op. 48
Ysaye/Saint-Saëns, Caprice after a study in form of a Waltz
César Franck, Prélude, Fugue et Variation Op.18
César Franck, Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano


As part of Les Salons en Musique, a chamber music concerts series supported by Aline Foriel-Destezet

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About the musicians

David Bismuth has participated in numerous festivals: La Roque d’Anthéron, Radio France – Montpellier, Piano aux Jacobins, Nohant Festival Chopin, La Chaise Dieu, Colmar, Saintes, Menton, Piano in Lyon, L’Esprit du piano in Bordeaux, La Folle Journée (Nantes and Warsaw), the Gstaad Menuhin Festival, the BBC Hay Festival, the Palazzetto Bru Zane in Venice or Villa Medici in Rome, Dom Muzyki in Moscow. A sought-after chamber musician, he shares the stage with pianists Bertrand Chamayou and Adam Laloum, violinist Geneviève Laurenceau and cellist Camille Thomas, and partners for reading concerts with Alain Duault or actor Didier Sandre.

Geneviève Laurenceau has been invited to perform as soloist with major French and international orchestras, under the direction of conductors such as Michel Plasson, Walter Weller, Tugan Sokhiev, Thomas Sondergard, Antony Hermus and Christian Arming, in prestigious venues such as the Théâtre du Châtelet and the Philharmonie de Paris, the Seine musicale de Boulogne, the Salle Gaveau, the Halle aux Grains de Toulouse, the Arsenal de Metz, the Opéra-Théâtre d’Avignon, the Métropole de Lausanne, the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, the Tapiola in Helsinki, the Palacio de la Opera in A Coruña, the Auditorium Manuel de Falla in Granada, the Stadttheater in Weimar;
She is artistic director of the Obernai Music Festival, founded under her direction in 2009.



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