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Rendez-vous Musical #54

The musicians in residence and Harriet Hale Woolley scholars are looking forward to seeing you in the Grand Salon on Sunday, March 10th for the next Rendez-vous Musical. After the concert, don’t miss the opportunity to see Maximilien Gremaud’s et Timothée Lambert’s exhibition Fable Lab in the gallery. This informal concert series is an opportunity for them to present the pieces they are working on, and for the audience to (re)discover classical, contemporary and sometimes even new compositions in a warm and friendly atmosphere.


Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
Sonata in A minor for solo flute
Thomaz Tavares, flute

Narcis Bonet (1933-2019)
El testament d’Amélia
Sergio Herrera, guitar

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Morceau de Concours
Thomaz Tavares, flute & Sergio Herrera, guitar

The Musicians in Residence

Sergio Herrera is a composer-guitarist currently based in Paris. He received his B.M. in Music composition and theory from Florida State University where he studied composition with Dr. Clifton Callender. During his time at Florida State, Sergio was a recipient of both the Presser Scholarship and the David Ward-Steinman undergraduate composition award. He has attended festivals such as the TALIS Music Festival in Switzerland and the EAMA Nadia Boulanger Academy in Paris where he worked with composers Miguel del Aguila and David Conte. Sergio was granted the Fondation des Etats-Unis Harriet Hale Woolley scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year, and is currently studying harmony, composition, and musical interpretation with Narcis Bonet at the Schola Cantorum de Paris.

Thomaz Tavares has been praised by the Virginia Gazette as having a “pure, direct sound, never wavering from the mission at hand and embracing the work’s lyrical and virtuoso demands.” A native New Yorker with Brazilian heritage, Thomaz Tavares completed his Bachelor’s degree in flute performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music under the tutelage of Thomas Robertello and is currently pursuing his diploma of superior execution at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris under the tutelage of international soloist Jean Ferrandis.

Guest Musicians

Born in Verona (Italy), Chiara De Grandis began studying flute at eleven years old. At the age of thirteen she was accepted into the Conservatorio “E.F. Dall’Abaco” in Verona where she graduated with honors in the class of Professor Giulio Giannelli Viscardi. A laureate of numerous international music competitions, she has performed as soloist and chamber musician in Verona, Venice, Milan, Rovigo, Vilnius and Paris. Since October 2018 she has studied at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris in the class of Jean Ferrandis.

Clément Huber obtained his conservatory diploma in 2014 by a unanimous vote, and continued his studies in Strasbourg with Michel Gaechter. He graduated with his Bachelor of Music with distinction, and continued to pursue his Master of Music in the class of Jean-Baptiste Fonlupt. He is a laureate of the renowned competition “bourse américaine” in Strasbourg, and was awarded a live concert in the radio station Accent 4. Clément pursues various international projects, both in chamber music and solo repertoire, as well as with improvisation. In 2018, Clément enrolled in the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, studying with Philippe Bianconi.

Sumire Nagata studied viola from the age of 15 under Kazunori KAWASAKI at the Tokyo Faculty of Music. She continued her studies at the Tokyo University of the Arts, Instrumental Department. In March 2018 she took part in the Kyoto French Music Academy, where she was awarded a scholarship. She is currently studying under Bruno Pasquier at the “École Normale de Musique de Paris”. Sumire has participated in many contemporary music premieres in Japan.

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