Rendez-vous Musical #76

The musicians in residence and Harriet Hale Woolley scholars will be back on Sunday, January 9 at 5pm in the Grand Salon for the first Rendez-vous Musical of the year. These concerts, which are an opportunity for the musicians to perform works they are studying or creating, are renowned for their open and friendly atmosphere. Members of audience, delighted to (re)discover classical, contemporary and new works, often stay behind to talk with the musicians. The musicians take great pleasure in these exchanges, always speaking about music and their specific disciplines with great passion.

At the end of the concert, you will be invited to visit the Paris College of Art Group Exhibition (please sign up in advance).

Practical Information

Date : January 9 | Time : 5pm | Facebook Event
Covid : Please respect the general physical distancing guidelines. Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance. According to the latest announcements, you will be asked to present your COVID Certificate or a negative PCR test taken within the last 24h.

Free Reservation

Please sign up by 5:30pm on Friday, January 7.
If you were not able to reserve on time, you may come on the day and we will leave you in based on the number of free seats/no shows.


Wolfang A. Mozart (1756-1791)
Idomeneo: Quando avran’ fine omai… Padre, germani, addio! 
Solange Adamson, soprano
Kristoffer Gylling, piano

Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909)
El Albaicin from Iberia
Kristoffer Gylling, piano

Édouard Lalo (1823-1892)
Symphonie Espagnole 1st movement
Susila Heath, violin
Kristoffer Gylling, piano

Tom Gurin
Dhyani Heath, violin
Susila Heath, violin

Resident Musicians

Canadian lyric soprano, Solange Adamson combines her background in research and performance to bring to life the works of historical female composers. A current Harriet Hale Woolley scholar, she is using this year to study and perform Catherine ou la Belle Fermière, a one-woman opera by Julie Candeille, performed by her to great acclaim during the French Revolution. Since moving to Paris, Solange has performed regularly in concerts at the Fondation des États-Unis and Salle Cortot. Most recently, she performed at the Vienna Volksliedwerk and Festival Centenaire des Écoles d’Arts Américaines de Fontainebleau. With Opera UCLA, Solange created the roles of Sor Andrea in Carla Lucero’s opera Juana, and the Queen in Nicki Sohn’s The Emperor’s New Clothes. Among other roles, she has portrayed the Abbess in Puccini’s Suor Angelica with the Center for Opera Studies in Italy, Dardano in Handel’s Amadigi with Opera UCLA, and prepared the role of Michaela in Carmen at Ecole Normale de Musique. Solange has graduate degrees from École Normale de Musique de Paris and UCLA where she studied with Olga Toporkova and Vladimir Chernov.

Composer Tom Gurin is a Fulbright-Harriet Hale Woolley Award recipient. He is a graduate of Yale University, where he earned a degree with honors in music composition and received the Paul H. and Brigitte P. Fry Award for excellence in the arts. His music has been featured at highSCORE New Music Festival in Pavia (Italy); at the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival at Mannes School of Music in New York City; at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp; and more. The National Youth Orchestra of China, the Yale Symphony Orchestra, and other ensembles have premiered his works. He is a former United States Fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation and holds an artist diploma from the Belgian Royal Carillon School. Recent honors include premieres through the Sonus Foundation in Budapest; Campanae Lovanienses in Leuven; and the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, who awarded him a 2021 Johan Franco Composition Award. He currently studies composition at the École Normale de Musique de Paris.

Born in 1994 in New York, the Javanese-American violonist Dhyani Dharmawati Heath has given recitals in France, USA, Canada, Austria and the UK. She has performed as soloist with the American Romantics in 2017 and 2018, as well as with the Galega chamber orchestra in 2016. Having studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and as a scholarship recipient at the Yale School of Music, she is completing her studies in Paris as a Harriet Hale Woolley scholar, in the artist diploma program at the CNSMDP.

Guest Musicians

Born in 1994 in Helsinki, Kristoffer Mikael Gylling started piano at age 4 with Meri Louhos, a renowned pedagogue in Finland. Since age 6, he also took classes with Svetlana Izmailova, a professor from Saint-Petersburg, who would teach him for more than 12 years. In 2013, Kristoffer entered the class of Prof. Hamsa Juris at the Helsinki University of Arts. Two years later, he was received by the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris into the class of Prof. Michél Béroff. In 2018 he obtained two Bachelor degrees in piano with distinction: from Helsinki and Paris. He completed his Masters degree at the CNSMDP in 2020 under the tutelage of Prof. Marie-Josèphe Jude and her assistant Prisca Benoît. Kristoffer is first prize winner of the Chopin Competition is Estonia 2008, special prize winner for the best interpretation of a contemporary piece at the Nordic Piano Competition 2014, he obtained the 5th prize at the Concours international de piano de Lyon 2019, and the Medal of the city of Epinal at the Concours international de piano d’Epinal 2019. In Paris, Mr. Gylling played at the Festival Chopin de Bagatelle, and at Radio France.

Susila Theresa Heath was born in 1999 in the United States and received her first violin lessons at the age of six with Pavel Feldman in Montreal, Canada. Starting in 2013, she studied with Mag. Christine-Maria Höller in the precollege division of the prestigious Mozarteum University. In 2015, she was awarded a valuable Derazey violin by mag. Ernst – Alexander Maier Memorial Fund. In 2016 she was invited to take part in the chamber music project “Mit Musik Miteinander” at the Kronberg Academy in Germany. In 2015 and 2016 she received a first prize in chamber music and solo at the national competition “prima la musica.” She regularly performs concerts in Vienna, Salzburg and Passau with the Salzburger Landesjugendorchester and has appeared as a soloist with the Symphonie Orchester des Musikgymnasiums Salzburg in 2019. Susila is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in Violin Performance with Prof. Harald Herzl at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg and has the opportunity during the 2021/22 season to study at the CNSMDP with Prof. Michaël Hentz on the ERASMUS program.

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