Classic en Provence: 4 days of classical music at Lou Calen from September 14 to 17


Welcome to Classic en Provence – four days of classical music at Lou Calen. The Fanny Mendelssohn Artists have prepared an innovative programme to fit the unique atmosphere of the hotel surrounded by nature and steeped in history. Be it during a musical breakfast at the Jardin Secret or a concert in the conservatrory – the five musicians will enchant you with their talent and musical ability: Dorothea Schupelius and Matthias Well on violin, Jelizaveta Vasiljeva on piano, Tamas Palfalvi on trumpet and Vera Karner on clarinet.

Four days of classical music

The Fanny Mendelssohn Artists have prepared an innovative programme to fit the unique atmosphere of the hotel surrounded by nature and steeped in history. 

Thursday, September 14

17h : Jazz et Bach

Venue: Lou Calen gardens

Duration: 1 hour

Combined programming

Friday, September 15

15h : Riviera my love Cote d’Azur

Venue: Didier’s wine bar

Durée : 1 heure

› M. Ravel: Sonata for violin and piano No. 2, 2nd movement- Blues

› F. Poulenc: Clarinet Sonata 2nd and 3rd movement

› Jerry Bock: To Life – Klezmer

› J. P. Rameau: Gavotte

› C. Saint-Saens: The swan from Carnival of the animals

› C. Saint-Saens: Triptyqué III. Joveuseté for violin and piano

› J. Massenet: Meditation Thais

› Garou: Belle from Notre Dame de Paris

› E. Piaf: La vie en rose

19h : From our Roots

Venue: Le Tailleur de bière (indoor)

Duration: 1 hour

› B. Bartok: Romanian Folk Dances

› J. Brahms: Hungarian Dances No. 1 & 5

› G.P.Telemann: Kanone sonata No.1

› E. Elgar – La Capricieuse, op.17

› E. Darzins: Valse Mélancolique

› Danny Boy – Celtic melody

› G.P. Telemann – Excerpts from Solo Fantasy No. 2

› Rachmaninoff: Solo for piano

› German Folksong – Guter Mond, Du gehst so stille

Saturday, September 16th

 16h : From the Movies

Venue: Lou Calen gardens

Duration: 1 hour

› N. Rota: Theme from Godfather

› G. Gershwin: Summertime

› D. Schostakovich: Valse op. 97a

› J. Goldsmith: Chinatown

› J. Hisaishi: Moving Castle

› H. Mancini: Moon River

› J. Williams: Schindler’s list

› L. Bernstein: Westside Story – America

› Bela Kovacs: Shalom eichem

› C. Gardel: Por una cabeza

› H. Mancini: Pink Panther

› The Beach Boys: God only knows everyone

19h : Lou Calen Classics

Venue: La Verrière

Duration: 1 hour

› G. Ph. Telemann: D major sonata

› L. van Beethoven: Kreutzer Sonate

› F. Chopin: Two valses from op. 62

› D. Shostakovich: Valse No. 3

› S. Profokjev: Exerpts from Romeo & Juliet

› L. van Beethoven: Romanze in F-Dur

› D. Schostakovich: Valse Op. 97.a

› B. Bartok: Contrasts -Trio, 3rd movement

› J.S. Bach: Air, Suite No. 3, BWV 1068

Sunday, September 17

13h : Déjeuner musical


Duration: 2 hours

Un programme amusant, tout en délicatesse, le temps d’un déjeuner gourmand au restaurant Jardin Secret.

Menu en trois plats, tarif hors boisson.

17h : Dance me to the end of love

Venue: La Verrière

Duration: 1 hour

› E. Korngold: Excerpts from suite Much ado about nothing, op.118

› L. Zeppelin: Stairway to heaven

› L. Cohen: Dance with me to the end of love

› A. Khachathuryan: Dance

› H. Mancini: Moon River

› E. Elgar: Salut d’amour

› F. Kreisler: Liebesleid

› F. Kreisler: Excerpts from three Old Viennese Dances

› L. Dubrovay: Valse and Scherzo

› Joe Dassin: Es si tu n’existais pas

The five young talents

Dorothea Schupelius

After graduating from Yehudi Menuhin School in England, she studied at the Royal College of Music, London, and at the Musikhochschule Lübeck. Dorothea finished her studies in spring 2021 and is now a trainee in TV journalism at the Axel Springer Academy. 2022 she received as a duo with Jelizaveta Vasiljeva (piano) the “Fanny Mendelssohn Förderpreis”.

Jelizaveta Vasiljeva

The talented Latvian pianist is scholarship holder of the "Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now” association. Jelizaveta received her bachelor degree in 2019 and is now pursuing her master degree at the Musikhochschule Lübeck with Professor Christian Ruvolo. 2022 she received as a duo with Dorothea Schupelius the “Fanny Mendelssohn Förderpreis”. The duo‘s debut CD “#Wunderkammer” will be released on 16th of September 2022.

Tamás Pálfalvi

The Hungarian exceptional talent stands out as one of the most innovative and creative trumpeters of his time. He is the first “Fanny Mendelssohn Förderpreis” winner and was also awarded as ECHO Rising Star 2017/18. Tamás performs in the most important concert halls and festivals in Europe and worldwide. In 2019 he was appointed the youngest professor for trumpet at the Franz Liszt Music Academy.

Vera Karner

Born in Vienna, clarinettist Vera Karner has won several internationa competitions such as the Cibulka Competition (2018) or the Fanny Mendelssohn Förderpreis (2016). Together with ensembles like the Chelsea Festival strings, Vera Karner has performed at some of the most important concert halls and festivals. This year she has been appointed principal clarinet of the Symphonieorchester Osna-brück.

Matthias Well

Matthias completed his violin studies in Munich in 2015 and has been pursuing his master’s degree in chamber music since 2016. He was awarded among other prizes the Fanny Mendelssohn Förder preis in 2017 in addition to other prizes together with his Duo twoWell. Apart from his career as a soloist, Matthias is very dedicated to chamber music and writing musical arrangements.

The Fanny Mendelssohn Förderpreis

Since 2015, the Fanny Mendelssohn Förderpreis annually awards young classical musicians for their innovative concepts. Financing a debut album entirely according to the award winner‘s ideas is only part of the support provided by the eponymous sponsorship association. The young musicians are supported in the long term with performance opportunities where they can also pursue their solo ambitions, such as at the annual “Festival of the Award Winners“ at the famous Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.

This year the award winners decided to expand the concept of joint performances with an alternating cast and have joined forces with selected FMFP finalists under the name “Fanny Mendelssohn Artists“. Together they form a new ensemble of top-class classical soloists that is ready to delight audiences with creative programs and unlimited possibilities for ever new ensemble constellations.

An event in partnership with:

Maison Mirabeau

Stephen and Jeany Cronk left London with their children in 2009 to pursue their inspirational dream to move to Provence and make some of the region‘s most excellent Rosé Wines, followed by their glamorous pale pink Gin. Cotignac is the family‘s home, as well as the location for the gorgeous Maison Mirabeau Lifestyle boutique.

Cotignac Immobilier

Sophie Carrère has been managing the Cotignac Immobilier agency since 2007. Lawyer and bilingual in English, she has worked in Paris, New York and now Cotignac. Cotignac Immobilier is a reference for local and foreign customers