Académie de
Musique Lausanne

Sonatas 2017

Violin & Piano Masterclasses
7 - 15 July 2017

Pierre Amoyal, violin
Pavel Gililov, piano

My career as a performing artist has led me to cultivate with equal gusto the repertoire with orchestra, chamber music and sonatas for violin and piano. This fusion of two instruments, an inherently problematic marriage, has always fascinated me, as well as the composers who have written major works for the two instruments. The particular choice of the violin-piano repertoire for the Lausanne Music Academy has been confirmed every year as exceedingly judicious.

As a jury member at the most prestigious international competitions from Brussels to Indianapolis, I observe with pleasure time and again the importance and care accorded to the performance of compulsory sonatas by candidates. Two partners who are able to present an original selection of sonatas, an inspired interpretation, well prepared and compelling, certainly will determine their results in a competition. More than ever, tomorrow’s virtuosos must be just as capable and brilliant in a programme of sonatas as in the pyrotechnics of Paganini’s Caprices.

The duration of our academy (which has been extended by nine days), its serene and studious atmosphere, the stimulation created by the award of a prize for the best duo offered by the City of Lausanne, and the collaboration with the Gstaad Menuhin Festival make it possible for Pavel Gililov and myself to share and transmit the experience and the passion that we have in common for this immensely rich repertoire that never ceases to amaze us.

Pierre Amoyal



Prix du Meilleur duo offert par la Ville de Lausanne given ex-aquo to :
Benjamin Herzl, violin/Ingmar Lazar, piano and Yun Tang, violon/Yu Nitahara, piano.
Agreement for a concert at Gstaad Menuhin Festival to :
Yun Tang, violin/Yu Nitahara, piano.
Bravo and congratulations to all duos which perform fantastic concerts and thanks a lot for your talent.


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Selected duos for 2017

Benjamin Herzl and Ingmar Lazar, Haruna Shinoyama and Rafael Lipstein,Yukiko Uno and Pavle Krstic, Yun Tang and Yu Nitahara, Alexandro Lomeiko and Antonina Suhanova, Dennis Gasanov and Semin Berezin, Eleonora de Poi and Massimilian Turchi, Vicky Hyun Lee and Moonyoung Yang, Vasilisa Khaddad and Sergey Tanin, Soo-Hyun Park and Kasumi Yui : Welcome in Lausanne.