The Requiem sonata for cello and piano is a meditation of a rare beauty and a striking spirituality. An ‘open door’ to those who are mentally prepared to find themselves immersed in an ocean of dark beauty combining atmospheres, inventiveness, trance between life and death, joys and sorrows.
The Battle of Agincourt for two celli, is a feverish piece based on medieval themes printed of Shakespeare Henry V spirit, with modal atmosphere highlighted of an intense energy.
Despite its chamber music obvious features the Piano Trio is a “symphonic” piece using the whole possible range of possibilities and dynamics of the three instruments to fulfill the musical space, which makes it very intense and powerful. There is the experience of revelation in Olivier Greif’s music that never left anybody unchanged after listening: “At the centre of my work, was it black, radiates an inexhaustible sun”.
Anne-Elise, Victoria, Jesus and David are very enthusiastic musicians who found each other in the discovery of Olivier Greif’s music, French composer of the twentieth century. Its specificity, particularity and astonishing richness made them ardent defenders of this chamber music repertoire.
Victoria began her musical studies at the age of 7 at the Pskov Music School in Russia,playing both Piano and Flute. In 1994 she graduated with Honours from Pskov State MusicCollege majoring in Piano, theory and history of music.In 1992 she took part in the North/West Provincial piano competition and was awarded aDiploma and a special prize for interpretation of Rachmaninov. Also during that year sheperformed in the International Chamber Music Festival in Kostomuksha (Karelia, Russia). In1993 she took part in the 9th National Safonov Piano competition.In 2000 Victoria graduated from the St. Petersburg State Conservatorium on Piano,studying with Nadezhda Eismont. In 2004 she was granted a Bachelor Degree in Musicfrom the Noord- Nederlands Conservatorium. In 2007 Victoria graduated from the RoyalAcademy of Music (Den Haag) on piano (with Paul Komen, Master degree) and fortepiano(with Bart van Oort).At present time Victoria works at the Prince Claus Conservatorium (Groningen).
Born in Nîmes (South of France), Anne-Elise began her musical education on cello at age 5in the class of Robert Duval. At age 7 she also began studying clarinet with Daniel Paloyanat the Conservatoire of Nîmes.She received her final Diploma (on cello) from the Conservatoire of Montpellier, in the classof Yves Potrel. She also played in the chamber orchestra of the conservatoire for six yearsunder the artistic direction of the violinist Jean Lenert.Furthering her studies, Anne-Elise had the pleasure to work with François Baduel in Aix enProvence (France) before joining the Conservatoire of Bourg-la Reine (Paris) in 2006 in the“perfectionnement (graduate) class” of Diana Ligeti.Master classes and summer academies have enriched her musical evolution with artistssuch as Lluis Claret, Gary Hoffman, Roland Pidoux, Jeroen den Herder, David Strange,Schmuel Magen, Xénia Jankovic, Anner Bylsma, Maria Belooussova, Roland Daugareil…After she received the "Klaas Dijkstra Award" (Foundation Award K. Dijkstra forinternational students) at the summer academy of "Peter de Grote Festival" in August 2009in Groningen, she finally graduated Cum Laude from Bachelor Degree.She is currently studying Master program at the "Prince Claus Conservatorium" inGroningen, (Netherlands) with Jan-Ype Nota and Michel Strauss.Anne-Elise performs regularly in solo recitals as well as orchestral and chamber musicconcerts with her different ensembles.
Jesus starts taking violin lessons at age of 5 in his birth town in Spain. Later he moves toBarcelona (Spain) to study a Bachelor degree, taking lessons from Raquel Castro andAgustin Leon Ara. Before finishing, he moves to Valencia and finishes his Bachelor takinglessons from Ma. Carmen Antequera. Meanwhile, he's been receiving masterclasses andadvices from José Manuel Álvarez, Keiko Wataya, Elena Mikhailova, Vicente Huerta andKati Sebestyén. In 2012 he moves to the Netherlands and meets artists such as EmmyVerhey, Moshe Hammer, Veselina Manikova and Ilona Sie Dhian Ho, among others, in the'Peter de Grote Festival' in Groningen.In 2014 he's been selected for the Aurora Masterclasses taking part in Sweden withStephan Picard and Rainer Schmidt.Regarding orchestral experience, he's been concertmaster in many orchestras aroundValencia, such like Jove Orquestra Simfònica de Castelló, Jove Orquestra de la GeneralitatValenciana, as well as the orchestra from the Conservatori Superior de Música 'JoaquínRodrigo' de València. He played with these orchestras pieces such like Scheherezade andCapriccio Espagnol (Rimsky-Korsakov) or Le Bourgois Gentilhomme (R. Strauss) or hasbeen soloist, playing Mozart's 3rd Violin Concerto, Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in Dminor or Schnittke's "Moz-Art à la Haydn".In 2013 he's been selected for the NJO (Nationaal JeugdOrkest) Summer Academy.Currently he is student in the class of Ilona Sie Dhian Ho in Prince Claus Conservatorium inGroningen.
David Bordeleau began the cello at the age of 8. Four years later, he was accepted at theConservatory of his hometown in Canada.From then on, he distinct himself by receiving numerous mentions of excellence and byplaying as a soloist in several orchestra performances. After spending his summer at theDomaine Forget Canadian music festival in 2006, he got invited to join the class ofJohanne Perron at the University of Montreal. Thereafter, he also studied with Denis Brottat the Conservatory of Montreal. David Bordeleau was finalist at the Canadian MusicCompetition and also won first prize at the Montreal classical chamber music competition.Beside playing at numerous summer festivals in the Netherlands, David substituted for thecultural service of activity as a professor at the University of Montreal. He participated innumerous master classes, amongst others with Philippe Muller, Matt Hémovitch, RichardAaron and Antonio Lysy.He is currently living in The Hague after have graduated from Master Program of PrinceClaus Conservatoire of Groningen in the class of Jan-Ype Nota and Michel Strauss.