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Rendez-vous Musical #43

Violist Jossalyn Jensen, resident at the Fondation des États-Unis and Harriet Hale Woolley scholar, is back for another colorful springtime concert. She will be accompanied by guest pianist Lucas Belkhiri. This will be the second-to-last Rendez-vous Musical of the year, before the Rendez-vous Musical for the Fête de la Cité on Sunday, May 27th.


György Ligeti (1923 – 2006)
Musica ricercata
Lucas Belkhiri, piano

Ichiro Nodaïra (1953 – )
Transformation III on 5 phrases by J. S. Bach
Jossalyn Jensen, viola

Olivier Messiaen (1908 – 1992)
Regard de l’Esprit de Joie

Extracts from 20 regards sur l’Enfant Jésus
Lucas Belkhiri, piano

Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)
Sonata for viola and piano in A minor “Arpeggione”
I. Adagio
II. Allegretto
Jossalyn Jensen, viola and Lucas Belkhiri, piano


Jossalyn Jensen, American violist, began playing music at the age of four. Her solo debut with orchestra was at the age of 9 and she has since appeared in concert across the United States and in Europe. She completed her studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music and The Juilliard School where she was a recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Artist Award. Ms. Jensen continues post-graduate work in Paris, France at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique and as a Fellow at the Fondation des États Unis. She was honored to spend her summer this year in the academies of the Verbier Festival and the Lucerne Festival. She is a laureate of the 2016-2017 Fulbright Grant.

Lucas Belkhiri began playing the piano at the age of 8 with Marie Hélène Barrier, at the municipal conservatory of Houilles then at the conservatory of Sartrouville with Pascal Mantin. He completed his training by attending master classes and summer academies, notably with Anne Queffélec, Jean-François Hesser and Marie-Josèphe Jude. Holder of a Bachelor’s degree in musicology from the Sorbonne and a DNSPM in piano, obtained in June 2016 in Michel Béroff’s class at the CNSMDP, he is currently completing his Master 2 at Florent Boffard. Fascinated by chamber music and also interested in teaching, he obtained his DE in piano and then entered in 2017 in CA training at the CNSMDP as well as in piano accompaniment courses. He enjoys giving solo recitals as much as he does playing in various classical formations or touring to other musical styles.

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